Elfen Lied Review
A sad tale filled with cruelty and violence that you nevertheless will not regret watching.
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail Review
A disappointing OVA that starts with a bang but ends with a whimper.
Outbreak Company delivers an amusing portrayal of otaku fandom. Unfortunately it also caters to otaku, making itself too conservative and less refreshing than it could have otherwise been. Continue reading
It’s relatively common for new shows to stick to their genre’s formula for success. Not every show must be a groundbreaking work and in theory it only takes one unique show every couple of years to redefine an entire genre. This has been the case for most anime genres. However, not all genres have made equal strides and you’d be surprised to find how slowly some genres change. Here are three anime genres that haven’t evolved in over 15 years. Continue reading
The Summer 2013 anime season is alive and kicking! This time around we have a few old series which are trying to make a comeback, one original anime and a couple of not so original ones. As most of these anime approach their half point it’s time yet again to separate the good anime from the time-wasters. Continue reading
The old Rozen Maiden anime chose not to follow the original manga. Instead it invented its own plot, featured a unique Rozen Maiden doll not found in the manga and ended with an open ending. In a yet bolder move Rozen Maiden 2013 ditches the old anime completely, strictly following the manga instead. It also jumps straight to the 8th volume in the manga, a move that will not doubt confuse most of the viewers. Of course, none of these issues hold it back from being one of the best anime to air this season. Continue reading
Genshiken Nidaime heralds the beginning of a new generation for the Genshiken club. Following the graduation of the original cast the society for the study of modern visual culture is replenished with new faces, a new president and up-to-date anime memes. But Nidaime is a huge sidestep from what Genshiken originally was. The representation of otaku life here is set aside in favor of moe characters and otaku bait. Continue reading
Each year tens of anime series air on Japanese television. Most of the good ones (and some of the bad) get licensed in the U.S. and find their way into our homes. But what about the great anime of the aughts that for some reason or another never got licensed? Here are five unlicensed anime series you shouldn’t miss. Continue reading