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Comparing FAIRY TAIL to ONE PIECE

Putting this next to the latest episodes of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, you’d have to conclude that most bright and whimsical shonen shows are on an inevitable slide to de-saturated dourness that usually involves giant, monolithic beasts. In NARUTO, it was colossal spirits/demons with varying numbers of tails. Show More Summary

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Is Kind of a Mess

WHAT KIND OF BIRD MONSTER IS THIS If there’s one thing I’ve never understood about the SAILOR MOON franchise, it’s the whole secret identity thing. It’s not like any of the Sailor Guardians are actually disguised; the only thing that obscures any piece of Usagi’s face is her tiara, and that often comes off so she can throw it at he bad guys. Show More Summary

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #3 Is Kind of a Mess

WHAT KIND OF BIRD MONSTER IS THIS If there’s one thing I’ve never understood about the SAILOR MOON franchise, it’s the whole secret identity thing. It’s not like any of the Sailor Guardians are actually disguised; the only thing that obscures any piece of Usagi’s face is her tiara, and that often comes off so she can throw it at he bad guys. Show More Summary

Ao Haru Ride 09 – Lightly colored lipstick

Summary: Kou is falling behind in his studies but he was originally from the advanced class so something seems out of place. He notices Futaba glaring at him during class so they end up...

NARUTO Ch. 690 Review

Is this what closure feels like? Obito beget Madara, and he was followed by the resurrection of Kaguya. All these foes have been defeated by Naruto, who has saved the world; but what of his destiny to bring it into balance? Is that the...Show More Summary

Sword Art Online II – 06 I know what you did last VMMORPG

  Summary: After Kirito and Death Gun’s meeting, we are treated to a flashback to the days of SAO. In order to defeat Laughing Coffin, a group of front-line players decided to attack them...

AMV Tournament 3 Election Thread

The rules on how to vote are very straightforward and simply. In order to cast your vote you are going to send a PM to @waybig1010101 and it will include the name of three users that are to be listed from 1-3. Number 1 will get 3 points...Show More Summary

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/3/14

Welcome back to the Anime Vice Caption Contest! You know the drill; we have three new images that need some funny captions! See who won the previous contest below! Rules! You can caption any or all of the images! You can caption theShow More Summary

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE :: STARDUST CRUSADERS #22

Revealing that a seemingly-deceased character evaded death by limbo-ing under the bullet has to be one of the bigger cop-outs I’ve run into. However, the Stardust Crusaders putting hat into an elaborate, super-mean practical joke at Polnareff’s expense truly makes up for everything. Show More Summary

ONE PIECE Ch. 758 Review

Being a hero doesn't mean being brave all the time. It's about stepping up and risking all for the sake of others. Even if they will never realize what you've done for them. Today, Usopp is the bravest hero on the island of Dressrosa. Show More Summary

ONE PIECE :: Catching Up On Episode #657-659

Because why bother protecting your most vital organs? If I had to boil down ONE PIECE to a single word descriptor, hat word would be “madcap”. You just never know what’s going to pop up in each individual episode and, in fact, episodes can vary wildly in terms of tone and heme while still following the same storylines. Show More Summary

Ao Haru Ride 08 – Caring for things brings a lot of trouble

Summary: With her head down and without keeping eye contact, Futaba finally tells her friends how she feels about Kou. To her surprise, Makita reacts positively and energetically, to the point in which she...

How Is NARUTO Like DOCTOR WHO? Catching Up with SHIPPUDEN #371 - 373

The gang's all here. I experienced two blasts from the past this week, one a tad more literal than the other. First were episodes 371 – 373 of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, some of the last of the franchise. The original NARUTO not only took the world of shonen series by storm, it reignited my own interest in anime during my college years. Show More Summary

Were All of Goku's Pals in DRAGON BALL Once his Enemies?

Well, that’ll happen when you a saga in piecemeal (like I’ve done with DRAGON BALL)… When Launch showed up while I was re-watching the ‘Saiyan Saga,’ I figured she was a filler character on the same order as that robot Gohan encounters in the cave. Show More Summary

Sword Art Online II – 08 Crossplay Kirito

Summary: Finally Bullet of Bullets is upon us. As the players gather in the waiting lobby, all the various competitors brag about their skills and have their groupies hanging on. Kirito plays it to...

Anime Inspires Comics :: the THANATOS DIVER Interview

You lunatics might remember Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn. They're creators I know from the American comics scene, and are both heavily influenced by anime and manga. For a while, they were writing OTAKU COMING HOME here, an editorial series detailing their travails as Eastern-inspired fans/artists. Show More Summary

BLEACH Ch. 593 Review

It's not that Captain Hitsugaya can't lose this fight. He can't win it either. He's fallen victim to one of Captain Kurotsuchi'swicked tricks. One that has created a literal no win situation. The Good I don't think the word "consent" is even in his mental dictionary. Show More Summary

Checking Back on SPACE DANDY and... He's Cleaned Up His Act?

I always figured that Watanabe would eventually get around o clarifying his… attitudes here, but nevertheless, SPACE DANDY #1 will always stand out as one of the most unintentionally hilarious moments in anime for me. FUNi and AdultShow More Summary

ONE PIECE Ch. 757 Review

This would have been so much more heroic if everything leading up to it hadn't been so misogynist.Bartolomeo shows his worth as he pushes his limits to give Luffy and Law a step up, Sabo is in a heated battle with Fujitorathat is sure...Show More Summary

Sword Art Online II – 07

Summary: Sugu decides to confront her onii-chan with his recent switch to GGO, but he keeps assuring her that everything is okay. He has a chat with Asuna who is worried about him, but...

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