Ani-Mayhem: the Card...

  Dean Talks Anime: Ani-Mayhem: the Card Game That Couldn’t An opinion/review by Christopher Kinsey     It’s Friday night.  You’re in the back room of a comic shop, or a specialty game store, or the final hours at your local library, or your mother’s kitchen table.  You look...

Magical Girls and Wh...

Dean Talks Anime: Magical Girls and What to do About Them An opinion by Christopher Kinsey   A curious tweet sent me into a thoughtful state on where we are as a fandom.   So it’s no secret that hordes of men are really into the perpetual soap operas that are magical girl anime. ...

Adam Warren and the ...

Dean Talks Anime: Adam Warren and the Rise of Amerimanga An opinion by Christopher Kinsey    In 1985 a young man attended the famous Joe Kubert School of ye olde comic bookery. Disillusioned with the art styles he was being taught, he was on the brink of giving up and trying another career....

Let’s Talk About Mec...

Dean has an epiphany during a re-watch of The Big O, check out the big reveal in the next Dean Talks Anime. Dean Talks Anime: Let’s Talk About Mechs, Bay-bee An opinion/review by Christopher Kinsey Since the beginning of my anime viewing the noticeable trend was robots. I was all about...

Lost Manga Artists J...

Dean Talks Anime: Lost Manga Artists: Johji Manabe An Opinion by Christopher Kinsey There is so much manga produced at any given time no one person will ever have a chance to “Catch Up”. There are plenty of folks in the states that can steadfastly follow the big two of Marvel and DC then...

Dean Talks Anime: Su...

Dean Talks Anime: Sub Vs Dub, Let Us Never Fight Again An Opinion by Christopher Kinsey So for a little while there around 2008 I fell off the anime bandwagon and just kind of drifted. Nothing coming out interested me, my personal life made it hard to get to conventions regularly and I pretty...

The Marvel Mangavers...

Dean Talks Anime: The Marvel Mangaverse A review/opinion by Christopher Kinsey Eyes front true believer! You may not remember, but Marvel Pictures also makes these things called comic books. They’re like manga, but don’t need to be translated and tell stories of fantastic powers with human...

From Tabletop to Dra...

Dean Talks Anime: From Tabletop to Drawing Table, D&D and Anime An Opinion/Review by Christopher Kinsey Today I stand before you not as a fan of anime but under my guise of my true nerdy call, tabletop roleplaying games. For about twenty years now I’ve taken time out of most of my weeks...

Convention Report: C...

Convention Report: CHS Otakufest 2015 By Christopher Kinsey A few years ago I found myself in the bookstore perusing the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section when I found a red card sticking out between the books. It was a small invitation to this little anime festival held at a high school. I figured I...

Your First Anime Suc...

Dean Talks Anime: Your First Anime Sucked, Don’t Worry, Everyone’s Did A Review/Opinion by Christopher Kinsey   We tend to really dress up what broke us into a fandom. Somewhere in our lives we decided the great enjoyment we get out of a hobby was from something with prestige or acclaim. Or...