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Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 706

I don't think I've seen such a good episode of One Piece in recent memory. It's not just good, it's great! It's better than the whole Rebecca storyline, Dressrosa stuff, and anything that was done after the time-skip. It ultimately delivers on why Corazon is such a big part to the Dressrosa story and the origins of Doflamingo-Law connection/ feud. Read more...

R. Mika butt bounces her way into Street Fighter V

We've all wanted it and finally Capcom delivers. The blonde show boating pro wrestler Rainbow Mika finally makes her return to the cast of World Warriors since her debut in 1998 with Street Fighter Alpha 3. R. Mika is also the firstShow More Summary

Annotated Anime: MY Love STORY!! episodes 15-18

I'm a sucker for romantic comedies. But it's been such a long time since I've been drawn to a romantic anime since they've all pretty much become the same thing. It's either an inappropriate relationship, an appropriate but boring relationship, or a single guy (or girl) is surrounded by several members of the opposite sex vying for attention. Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Gold Storm Soar episodes 17-19

Once again, Garo: Gold Storm Soar is treading into climatic territories that make us think that we’re in for a final clash. Obviously, these moments are only meant to set the stage for the true finale, but the climatic goodness behind...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Himouto! Umaru Chan episode 7

I love when anime directly references stuff in real life and Himouto! Umaru-chan is one of the better titles to do it. They don't go for the subtle nod or the direct reference with the name bleeped out. Nope, this show goes all in with no subtlety in referencing Capcom (Gapcom) and Street Fighter (Space Stream Fighter). Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Bikini Warriors episodes 4-8

Boobs, crotch shot, potions, bra, string bikini, hero's journey, slime monster, tentacles, grinding, objectification, RPG trope, and nudity. If you disagree with three or more of the above words then Bikini Warriors is sadly not for you. If you agree with all of the words above then Bikini Warriors was made for you. Read more...

Yakuza 5 is a big package of a small slice of Japan

If you've ever wanted to experience a small slice of urban Japan from the comfort of your own home, the Yakuza video game series has always been known to be the best game for the job. I find myself excited for big AAA games like Metal...Show More Summary

OP Up! Mobster Edition

Japanese mobsters, whom we call in the west as "The Yakuza" is referred to in Japan as 'violence groups' by normal people and are not seen in a favorable manner. Though that hasn't stopped Japanese entertainment in portraying them as other than just criminals, some even to show them that they have honor and principle despite... Show More Summary

We need more anime based on table games, Japan!

Japan's anime artists have a knack for turning ordinary, everyday things into a hit. You see, cartoons in the U.S. are all about superheroes trying to save the world. But in Japan? There are so many creative genres that enjoyed instant...Show More Summary

IMDB's list of top anime reads like 'Ask an American'

There's nothing like a big ol' debate about what counts as "the best", and even anime - perhaps especially anime - are no stranger to this particular type of nerd catnip. Everyone's got their own little "toplist", including the famed IMDB. Show More Summary

Review: Ranma 1/2 Set 6

Yes, there's still more Ranma 1/2 to be had. Viz Media has graciously re-issued the series on DVD and Blu-ray, which is a real treat because past DVD re-issues were fetching ridiculous prices at conventions and online.Set 6 featuresShow More Summary

Annotated Anime: The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode 13

I was listening to a podcast where they were discussing our media's obsession with trilogies. Every new IP has to be a trilogy or at least series that builds on the existing product. However nowadays it's more like trilogies with the last instalment being broken up into two parts, thanks Harry Potter. Show More Summary

Insert Coin Clothing shows off their Persona 4 range

Anyone that has played Persona 4 will know that every day is great when you shop at Junes. The store that had become the HQ for the Investigation Team now has an official wearable merch courtesy of Insert Coin Clothing. Insert Coin Clothing...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Sal bumps his way through Ys II's floating island

Watch live video from japanator on After successfully bumping Ys I's last boss into oblivion, I took my first step into Ys II's world. Based on the way how Adol's new spells work, it looks like he has an unfair advantage...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Urobuchi Edition

Is your weekend going well? I hope so, because this week's selection of endings for Week Ender is from anime that was worked on by writer Gen Urobuchi. For those not familiar with Urobuchi's works (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, PSYCHO-PASS),...Show More Summary

Review: Attack on Titan: Part I

Attack on Titan is not much like Attack on Titan. Less confusingly, Shinji Higuchi's live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's smash hit manga is not a very faithful one. Though there are superficial similarities, in many ways, theShow More Summary

From birth to Kill la Kill, Mako Mankanshoku's life is revealed by Sushio

Trigger's Kill la Kill was a fantastic romp through a not so typical Japanese school and cherry on top of this anime sundae was the adorable Mako Mankanshoku the underachiever that always has your back. Recently character designer for...Show More Summary

Strong Style: New Japan brings a double header of pain!

Welcome back as Strong Style once again is in Kobe this week for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we take a look at the second part of the Destruction of Kobe event from September 21, 2014. Tonight we have qa double header...Show More Summary

Michiko & Hatchin Director's new short takes us to the ice rink

To this day, some of the best Animator Expo pieces have been the animated music video. Compare to most of the project's segments, these anime shorts tend to have a beginning, middle, and end to their stories. Mind you, there are still a few episodes that manage to convey their concepts well. Show More Summary

Avenge your pores with Marvel superhero skin-care masks

The heroes of Japanese anime and manga have it easy. Thanks to the typical art style of the medium, most protagonists never have to worry about facial blemishes or the state of their pores, because they have none! Real people are not so blessed. Show More Summary

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