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Annotated Anime: Persona 4 Golden Animation 3 & 4

An Akira homage? What show am I watching?! The further into Persona 4 the Golden Animation we go, the better I think of it -- the stranger the better. There is one consistency though, and that lies with Marie's storyline. Read more....

Annotated Anime: Hanayamata episodes 4-5

If you survived the initial three episodes, Hanayamata goes straight for the jugular using its array of fantastic visuals and adorable middle schoolers talking about adorable things. Things like hopes, aspirations, and what it meansShow More Summary

Abandoned Japanese buses

When visiting Japan’s scenic island of Hokkaido recently, my aim definitely wasn’t to document the region’s less attractive sights — or at least not exclusively. However, after posting a series of photos from the slowly dying town of Muroran, it’s now the turn of some long-abandoned buses. But buses, it could be argued, that do […]

S.H. Figuarts Gaim Pine Arms and Baron Mango Arms give off a nice tropical vibe

I probably don't say this around here too much, but I'm a huge fan of pineapples and mangoes. Actually, my passion for the latter is bigger than the former, as I find ananas to be great on certain occasions. That said, I would like to apologize to everyone for over-exaggerating my stance on pineapples. Show More Summary

Finally: Japan simulates the lap-pillow in VR

If Japan and tech-savvy otaku continue toa pply their peculiar brand of innovation to the latest tech, we may get the 2D-loving world we've always dreamed of sooner rather than later. The latest blow against the tyranny of 3D employs...Show More Summary

Aw snap, Viz is hosting a Sailor Moon event at Otakon

Yikes! I almost forgot that Otakon's happening this weekend. Anyway, if you're planning to attend the con, Viz is having another Sailor Moon Day event, which happens to be almost similar to the one from Anime Expo '14. This time around,...Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Makai no Hana episode 16

Congratulations, Garo: Makai no Hana. You’ve managed to remind me that it’s been a long time since I’ve ridden on a roller coaster, let alone a motion simulator. Oh great. Now a part of me wants to experience the exhilarating thrill of moving in the air at high speeds again. Show More Summary

Kancolle Anime

You've been playing the game and buying the figures - now you can watch the anime too - but will have...

Captain Jack Sparrow enjoying an outdoor Tokyo beer or two

Tokyo has a wonderful habit of throwing up surprises, and arguably nothings sums up the unexpected quite like the sight of Captain Jack Sparrow enjoying an outdoor beer or two.

Sunrise unveils its new dragon-hunting anime

It's August now, dear readers, and you know what that means: Getting hyped for anime that's not due out until October! Yay! First up on the block is a new show from Sunrise, maker of Gundam and a lot of stuff that's not Gundam but is sometimes cool too. Show More Summary

Japanese sleep patterns

The company Aisin Seiki recently conducted a survey into sleep. Demographics Between the 24th and 26th of June 2014 1,206 people aged between 18 and 69 (and implied to be in paid employment) completed an internet survey, although details of whether it was a closed or open survey were not reported. Detailed demographic was similarly […]

Kantai Collection anime PV shows us how these girls surf

With the news that the popular mobile game Kantai Collection, or Kancolle, becoming an an anime, fans have been anticipating how they will turn these girls who wear ship parts into some sort of traditional animation concept. This preview...Show More Summary

Studio Ghibli shutting down...sort of

It looks like a number of rumors swirling around the internet have just been confirmed: The legendary production house Studio Ghibli - they of a large proportion of anime films worth watching - might shutting down. The announcement comes...Show More Summary

So some guy has 13 Idolm@ster character standees

So over the past couple weeks, the internet is circulating all kinds of pictures of fans posing (or not posing) with their latest purchase. Big deal, right? It's only notable because standees are really cool, and they're rarely soldShow More Summary

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapter 591

This week's chapter of Bleach is all about endings. Not about the ending, of course, but about the endings of the fights that much up this big, dumb manga, and how they can, on occasion, not be the end. Read more...

Annotated Anime: Aldnoah Zero episode 5

The plot thickens and the cast gets larger as we get to know the minds behind the Vers Empire. While the latest episode serves as a brief respite from the tireless slaughter being dished out by Martians, things seem to be turning for the worse. Read more...

Annotated Manga: Naruto chapter 687

Well, that was sort of a long goodbye. Obito meets his end this chapter, and thanks to the magic of conveniently slow death-curses, he gets a chance to say his goodbyes. Read more...

Wives’ disappointments after five years of marriage

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of blogging, so here comes another stopgap from goo Ranking, looking at what changes in their husbands wives were disappointed to see after five years of marriage. Demographics goo Rankings seems to have switched permanently to a different research company, iBRIDGE’s Research Plus, where between the […]

Annotated Anime: JoJo: Stardust Crusaders episode 17

When last we left Stardust Crusaders, a hostage situation was afoot. Steely Dan and his Stand, The Lovers, held poor old Joseph's brain hostage, with Jotaro turned into a 7-foot-tall punching bag, stripped of the ability to return the favor. Boy, thank goodness payback's a btch, innit? Read more...

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