The Way We Were

Dean Talks Anime: The Way We Were An opinion by Christopher Kinsey I was told tales of the time before me.  How those nerds of the 80s had to scrimp, save, and find their own reels of Japanese anime to be played on old AV equipment through the empty classrooms of college campuses.  How the...

Christmas Anime I Ha...

Dean Talks Anime: Christmas Anime I Have Known A review/opinion by Christopher Kinsey   I seem to be one of those few nerdy folks that actually love the holidays.  Even before I had a kid to delight with the greed and grandeur that is Christmas morning, I would have get-togethers with...

The Hard Truths of O...

Dean Talks Anime: The Hard Truths of Otakudom (As presented by Gainax) An Opinion by Christopher Kinsey Otaku.  Oh we like to dress up that word so much.  Our literal translation for the word is “Obsessed Fanboy”.  We paint it different colors, we analyze Japanese culture, and we point out...

The Works of Yoshiak...

Dean Talks Anime: The Works of Yoshiaki Kawajiri A review/Opinion by Christopher Kinsey It’s that time of year again.  The threat of a new school year has come to term, heat gives way to chilly rain, candy aisles lamely hold back encroaching Christmas displays, and we place pumpkin spices in...

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...