Dragonmaidslayer

Nobody will stop talking about Ms. Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, neither will the boys of The Other Side! In this week’s episode of The Other Side, the guys talk about that Dragon Maid show all the weebs and industry twitters are obsessed with. But what’s really in this show? Is it just an...

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...

The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC Apr01

The Sinister Genius ...

The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC By Andrew Erickson     Recently, a friend and I discussed Lovecraftian horror, and particularly its latter-day torchbearers like Thomas Ligotti and Jeff VanderMeer. And while books like Authority might give readers a compelling look at the ways in...

The Spring Season Ha...

The boys of The Other Side give their takes on the spring anime season!     It’s another season overview, as the guys take a look at the spring anime season. Is this season another cesspool of moe garbage and uninspired crap, or are there some gems to be found here? Could anime...

The Afterlife is Ful...

Dean Talks Anime: The Afterlife is Full of Elves By Christopher Kinsey Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An otaku (or NEET) has triumphantly finished his latest nerdy deed and has decided to celebrate by venturing outside for a favorite snack or two from the convenience store. As he...

The Word “Fear” Bein...

It’s another spooky-rama fright fest as TOS continues to trek through the world of ARGs! The waltz through crappy ARGs and indie internet horror continues as the guys take a look at the original haunted videogame story of Ben Drowned, and the horror-free horrorverse of the Fear Mythos....

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...

Revolution Nein

Andrew in Steamland: Revolution Nein By Andrew Erickson As overused as the word “hipster” is, I have a hard time envisioning Revolution 60‘s target audience as anything but a coven of bald, bearded, Portland-dwelling journalist-activists. Our hypothetical player strokes his...

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...