Castlevania Aug05

Castlevania

Anime Review: Castlevania A review by Christopher Kinsey “But Sir!” they cried “This is an American cartoon!” they hammered on the keyboards as they read the title.  Look if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, is influenced by the fluid violent action of the ducks of old, then it’s so...

Izetta: The Last Witch Jun17

Izetta: The Last Wit...

Izetta: The Last Witch By Andrew Erickson     There’s a certain quiet desperation to being an anime viewer who’s able to tell the difference between good things and bad things. You watch the 12-24 episodes of good material that get produced every season and then wait six...

Michiko & Hatchin May13

Michiko & Hatch...

Michiko & Hatchin By Emily Myers   I have something of a love/hate relationship with female characters in anime. On the one hand, the medium is saturated with women that serve as little more than fetish material, as well as saucer-eyed girls devoid of any significant personality...

Diamond is Unbreakable (1999) Apr01

Diamond is Unbreakab...

Diamond is Unbreakable (1999) By Evan O I’ve reviewed some obscure anime before, but this one takes the cake. You may be familiar with Diamond is Unbreakable, the fourth part of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure manga that received an anime adaptation last year. What you may not know is that this...

Art of Fighting Mar18

Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting By Evan O.   Between Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle and Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture, Nihon Ad Systems adapted another SNK fighting game with Art of Fighting. While fan reception for the Fatal Fury anime is mixed, the Art of Fighting anime is unanimously considered...

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Mar15

Miss Kobayashi’s Dra...

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid By Christopher Kinsey Crunchyroll has become a force in American anime distribution over the last eleven years.  It began as a place to “share” anime in 2006 and tapdanced around the legality of streaming at the time.  Buying ad space to promote itself, in 2009 it...

Dragon Ball Super Mar14

Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Super by Max-Vader   I like to imagine that one day, Akira Toriyama felt the urge to thumb through Dragon Ball Z again. Upon finishing his trip down memory lane, he looked up and said to himself: “Yeah, that was pretty good. You know what, I should do more of...

RE: Zero Feb28

RE: Zero

RE: Zero A review by Christopher Kinsey I figured this series was ruined for me from the get go.  The hype in anime circles was mostly about how, at the end, the protagonist chose the wrong girl.  I’ve never been one for “waifu politics” as I’ve been calling it, but the sheer amount of...

Bananya Feb16

Bananya

Bananya A review by LeighAnn Williams With Valentine’s Day coming up [or recently passed as of the posting of this review, sorry folks! – Kevin], it seems like high time to talk about the one I love. No, not a pretty bishounen boy, not a homosexual ice skater, not a muscle-bound...

Yuri!!! on Ice Jan28

Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice by Jack Allistar Let me get this out in the open: I am not the target audience for this show. I do not like sports anime. I do not like implicit homoerotic anime, and I especially do not like homoerotic sports anime. Free! bored me to tears from the first moment that one...