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The Scouting Legion takes on the Bearded Titan

So what if they want to devour us whole for reasons unknown? The least we can do is make them look good while doing it, right? Apparently, that's Schick's logic for trying to hawk safety razors for the sake of mankind's greatest enemy, and they've roped the whole voice cast to pretty much do a parody redub of the anime. Show More Summary

E3 2014: From's Project Beast is Bloodborne

This isn't to say that Project Beast is a thing you can catch from a blood transfusion gone wrong, mind. Instead, that's the true name of the new, PS4-exclusive action game from, er, From. Software. Y'know, they of Souls, both Demon's...Show More Summary

E3 2014: Behold the glory of Persona Q

As if I needed any more reasons to get a 3DS, Nintendo has gone and released a new trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the Persona 3 and 4-themed dungeon crawler from the studio that brought you Etrian Odyssey. I'm complete...Show More Summary

A Titan comes to Tokyo

D Piddy is out and around Tokyo trying to share his love of Attack on Titan. Some are accepting of it, while others are not. Either way, it makes for a hilarious video! In other news, I'M BACK!

Anime Next '14: Cosplay

Anime Next 2014 in Somerset, New Jersey, spotted some terrific weather. It was almost nicer outdoors than indoors because the air conditioning was having problems on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, where many of the panels were hosted. Show More Summary

Annotated Manga: Naruto chapters 678-679

And now we move into the endgame. Wait. Didn't I just say that? I did! Well, this is getting us off to a good start, isn't it? Read more...

Japan’s most impressive game centre? A recreation of Kowloon Walled City

Japanese game centres and pachinko parlours aren’t especially conservative when it comes to design — not by any stretch of the imagination. But, at the same time, gaudy is the key watchword rather than anything genuinely creative. Such criticism, however, can in no way be directed at Kawasaki’s Warehouse entertainment complex. A design that is […]

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 582-583

The Mack is back, and by "Mack" we mean, "The Strawberry", because Bleach is once again graced by the presence of its lead character. It makes for quite the entrance, as Kenpachi, the one guy in this series nobody expected to see getting his ass kicked by anyone other than Ichigo, went and got his ass kicked. Show More Summary

No, The Last Guardian is NOT cancelled

This sort of feels like one of those "Did we really even need to refute this?" kind of moments, but I suppose it's understandable, considering we're barely two days away from E3 happening. Rumormongering has hit its peak, and peopleShow More Summary

Facebook clickbait Japanese cannot resist

goo Ranking had another fun survey, this time looking at what dodgy link topics on SNS’s people end up clicking on. Demographics The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,048 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of […]

Annotated Anime: Selector Infected WIXOSS 10

Well, it seems like I jumped the gun assuming that Hitoe was caught up on the details. She has a freak-out fainting spell which ends the match Ruko and Hitoe were involved in (If unconsciousness could effectively end any match, I wonder what other dark implications that brings). Ruko calls for a ambulance immediately and has Hitoe taken to the hospital. Read more...

Annotated Anime: M3 The Dark Metal 7

As the show continues on, some characters start to become more interesting while others are beginning to overstay their welcome. The slow pace of the show isn't a negative, but I'm starting to see repeating patterns that could become problematic if they aren't addressed soon. Read more...

Anime Next brings Rookies and Luna to East Coast burbs

Anime Next 2014 is this weekend, out in central New Jersey. This mid-size anime convention is pretty neat in that recently it has consistently pulled in some star power with solid musical acts, idols, and some really hip animation staffers. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Week Friends episode 9

As One Week Friends starts picking up the pace towards the finish line, we finally come head-to-head with our final obstacle -- and it's a big one. But don't get too down, because there's still plenty of good feelings and progress to be experienced here. Read more...

A Look at the next season of SPACE D-A-N-D-Y

Our erratic alien hunter and his bemused crew are due for another season, and soon! More throwbacks, homages, and alternate universes are just waiting to be discovered. Here we get a full-fledged trailer that puts all the other lukewarm teasers to shame. Show More Summary

Watch that new Sailor Moon Crystal trailer right here

It was eargasm for me when I heard the original Sailor Moon voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi, reprise her signature line when she visited a US con a few years ago. Now you can enjoy the same mix of feelings between excitement, nostalgia,...Show More Summary

Man, passed out in the park, having make-up applied

He had either just got married, or was about to, but either way, it was clearly an event to be inadvertently forgotten.

Annotated Anime: Mahouka episodes 6-7

Well! It's been quite a while since our last Mahouka recap, but rather than have it be a reflection of my feelings on the show, let's just call it continuing proof of our imperfection in the face of Tatsuya Shiba's flawlessness. While...Show More Summary

Ironing in Japan

One thing that I still can’t quite get used to in Japan is that despite most people being fashion-conscious, a similar amount seem to be iron-oblivious, with mildly-wrinkled clothes not being an unusual sight on both males and females. Therefore, when I found this survey from Happy Note, a parent-oriented child-rearing support site, looking at […]

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