Women are incredibly under represented in hip-hop in Japan, so it's always refreshing when new players step into the game. Today I introduce to you self proclaimed "rap idols" Rhymeberry. Their new track, IDOL ILLMATIC is actually their...Show More Summary
Although I pretty much started ignoring Megadeth the day that lead singer Dave Mustane's public opinions started to swing to the far right, I used to be a pretty big fan. I actually had no idea that lead guitarist Marty Friedman hadShow More Summary
After a couple of chapters spent seemingly breaking down Royal Guards' invincible mystique, it all gets built back up again, with the arrival of one guy: Oetsu Nimaiya. And while the precedent Bleach has established for itself threatens...Show More Summary
The decor of this old bar in Tokyo’s western suburbs clearly hasn’t changed for decades — if indeed it has ever changed at all. But then that’s really what gives it such charm. Along with its friendly regulars, who similarly haven’t changed for some time.
When his mother told him to go outside and play, this is probably not what she had in mind.
A hint of the past without the distracting hues of the present.
No matter how many times one may hope for a different outcome, the total of nothing multiplied by nothing is unfortunately always nought.
Super convenient they may not be, but quiet shopping streets do allow for similarly quiet moments.
No robots. No neon. No super busy crossings. Just Tokyo as it once was, and in so many ways, still is.
If you've been in the mood to experience some beautiful anime shorts, then you'll be happy to hear that the Anima(tor)'s Exhibition'll showcase 30 different pieces by different directors on niconico when Nov. 9 arrives. Interestingly, Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara are involved with presenting the project. Show More Summary
Shirobako episode 3 brings us to Aoi's primary tasks to the finish. We first see the innocuous name sake--the white jewel case that hosts the final cut of the TV episode, thus "shirobako." The joy ride continues all the way to the end. Read more...
At this point, we're not even three chapters from THE END OF NARUTO, and yet I'm left with little to comment on. That's not to say that these last few chapters have been bad, or the ending especially shallow, but simply that as far as "endings" go, there's simply not that much "happening" in a narrative sense. Read more...
During the early week of October, there was a video that featured a person walking a polar bear through Shibuya to promote LALSH's Oct. 24 announcement. Now that the promised day has passed in Japan, Eagle Liang uploaded a video of the event to YouTube, which happens to be a fight between the arctic beast and a sumo wrestler. Show More Summary
It's been a good while since Shout! Factory announced their plan to release Zyuranger on DVD, and the company has revealed an image of the show's cover art. Based on the design, the cover doesn't look too bad-- even if the color blue dominates the image. Show More Summary
We neglected to cover Log Horizon back when it debuted, beyond first look by Karen, who came away distinctly unimpressed. That was a missed opportunity, because, like many a good show, Log Horizon was very much a slow, thoughtful burn...Show More Summary
We have a few weeks until October returns to the shadows, and it's time to learn about the 39th Sentai show's title. Going by the name of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the next installment in the franchise'll likely feature a ninja motif. Come...Show More Summary
Shirobako is many things--a story about a struggling animation studio, an anime production starting to go haywire, the promise of five young women in the pursuit of their dreams, and that is just to list a few. Shirobako, to me, is the love letter of the anime creation process as shared and dramatized by the same creators to the people that watch it. Show More Summary
Mangaka extraordinaire, Takashi Obata was on hand at New York Comic Con last week to the delight of Death Note, Hikaru no Go, and Bakuman fans who were in attendance. The folks over at Viz gave us a peak at his amazing handy work, and showed all us who didn't attend, exactly what we missed out on. Show More Summary
If you haven't had your morning coffee yet, you might want to hold off on watching this video. All the swirling colors and intense tone took me by surprise, so I needed to get my body ready for such aural intensity. As usual the power...Show More Summary
I may not have read any of Naoki Urasawa's (Monster, 20th Century Boy, Pluto) works, but there's something neat about seeing a group people creating a short film based on one his stories. In this case, a Spanish team have decided to adapt Urasawa's Mighty Boy manga into movie. Show More Summary