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The Drama of Anime

This last season brought with it a few gems. Shadowmage takes a look at one of them, Shirobako, which centers its tale around the anime industry itself and features some great characters. The same cannot be said for our second entry. Aldnoah.Zero has some promise, but doesn’t build on its strengths.

Parasytes in April

It’s the start of a new season of anime which means that another new set of shows have ended their run.  We’ll run down some of the best and most talked about shows in the line up of recently finished anime.  Up first are two shows that were nothing but quality throughout their respective runs. […]

A Classic and a Wanna Be

This week we have for you a rare treat from Studio Ghibli called The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.  It has only recently seen wide release in the West, so if you have a chance to watch it, don’t miss out.  On the other end of the spectrum is a show not even I knew existed called Engage […]

Terror in Virtual Reality

Today we have two anime that have stirred up the anime community for two very different reasons.  The first is the ever popular Sword Art Online II which basically is an adolescent power fantasy that is just on the cusp of compelling but slips off because it just can’t stop making the protagonist look superhuman.  […]

Blue Robot Ride

Hey, everyone! We’ve got a couple of new reviews available for you all to peruse. First up from Kaikyaku is Ao Haru Ride, a high school romance series with potential that ultimately does not do enough to set itself apart from the pack. Next up from CNile is a relatively older series, Android Kikaider. It […]

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