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...

Pokemon Plushes

As you know, we have that delightful link down at the bottom of these pages, directing you to Play-Asia, a fine website filled with many-a plush, game, and accessory to make your nerdy day brighter. To help you choose from the endless selection of options offered, a few members of the AO crew...

The Summer Season Su...

It’s that time to look at the summer anime season again! what joy. The boys at the Other Side take a look at the summer anime season, and it’s really fucking depressing. Horrendously so. So depressing and terrible that no description here can do it justice. You have never seen a season...

Otaku is the New Fur...

The Other Side goes into the disturbing (but oh so hilarious) parallels between Furries and the new generation of Otaku. In preparation of the upcoming “A Centaur’s Life” anime, one of the AO team members, Jackson Fall, decided to read the manga and was stunned by how...

ANN Riff: The Hidden Depths of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid May17

ANN Riff: The Hidden...

The Hidden Depths of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid by Gabriel Peralta, Mar 17th 2017   And this is the text-based whooping of it done by Bonglorio That’s me, I’m Bonglorio. I’m named after my grandpa, he was a circus clown. My commentary is going to be in sexy italics. Headcanons...

The Lost Manga Artis...

Dean Talks Anime The Lost Manga Artists: Masamune Shirow By Christopher Kinsey There is something about the prolific manga artists of the 90s. There is a cycle of a successful or interesting series or two, then some lackluster animated features, and then the rest of one’s life is spent out in...

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...

PR Nightmares

Sit back, relax and enjoy a Pepsi as The Other Side boys fly the crunchy skies of bad public relations! On this funderful episode of TOS, Cody, Max, and Andrew take a look at the unbelievable trainwreck that is the anime industry’s PR. From Crunchyroll’s embarrassing twitter to their PR guy...

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...