2013 Winter Anime Season Retrospective
As the remarkably strong winter anime season comes to a close a couple of amazing series are bidding us goodbye. Don't miss out on some of the best series 2013 has to offer.
The Twelve Kingdoms Blu-ray Review
The Twelve Kingdoms is both a successful endeavor and a missed opportunity. A story with the potential for greatness that stutters due to adaptation issues.
On May 5th the annual Treasure Festa event was held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Odaiba. Treasure Festa is a convention that revolves around Garage Kits – resin figures made by fans (not official and not mass produced) that are usually sold in parts and without paint. Those that are good at assembling and painting such figures are known to bring amazing figures to life. Others (myself included) have learned to adore these unique (and rare!) figures from afar. This year we have a treat for your Garage Kit lovers out there in the form of a huge figure gallery (in two parts!). Continue reading
Despite a brilliant first episode that broke the forth wall Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride quickly throws away any pretense and focus on providing mountains of vulgar boobs and butt jokes. But, believe it or not, a mountain of boobs and butts is not enough to hide the backwards thinking that fuels this show. Continue reading
There exist acquired tastes in life. Flavors you might not have liked before but now feel an urge to experience from time to time. And they grows on you, like that itch for spicy food or the craving for just on more cup of coffee. Such is moe – an acquired taste for some and that piece of dreaded spinach for others. There’s no denying that moe is a money-printing machine that will continue to play a big part in the visual styles of anime in the years to come. But is moe contributing to anime? And where exactly do we draw the fine line between suggestive moe and outright hentai? Continue reading
I’ve recently watch the four short anime films that took part in the young animator training project 2012. So were they any good? And what exactly is this project? Continue reading