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14 Eternal Anime Couples

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means it’s time to celebrate the love that couples share with each other. Anime is full of couples, some of them fight, others fell in love at first sight, but all of them are deeply in love. Here are 14 couples whose love is so strong that you […]

10 Best Anime of 2013

Another year is coming to a close and that means it’s time to look back at some of the best anime of 2013. Again, I have put together a list of what I think are the top 10 anime of the year. This is a subjective list so it might not match what others had […]

10 Socially Awkward but Likable Anime Characters

I’m sure everyone knows of at least one person that is socially awkward. Whenever they say or do something, your reaction is something along the lines of “uh…” followed by an awkward silence and backing away. It’s uncommon for socially awkward people to be very popular, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with […]

Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties Review

If you watch anime or read manga, then you would likely have heard of Hayate the Combat Butler if you aren’t following it. For anyone who might not be familiar with the franchise, in a nutshell, it is about a superhuman butler named Hayate. He has extremely bad luck but still manages to protect his […]

Suisei no Gargantia Review

Suisei no Gargantia is set in a far-off future where the Galactic Alliance is leading mankind’s fight for survival against space monsters called Hideauze. With everything at stake, the Galactic Alliance raises children to become soldiers that know nothing other than how to fight Hideauze. One such soldier is Lieutenant Ledo, a talented machine calibur […]

10 Foreign Books that Helped Inspire Anime

Ideas for anime series rarely come out of thin air. A large number of anime are adaptations of manga, light novels, visual novels, or video games. In addition to these media, there are anime adaptations of non-Japanese literature such as Franz Kafka’s ‘A Country Doctor’. While it is obvious when a foreign book gets a […]

Oreimo Season 2 Ending with Worldwide Simulcast

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, also known as My Little Sister Can’t be This Cute, but often shortened to “Oreimo” is finishing off its second season with a bang this summer. If you aren’t familiar with Oreimo, it’s about a high schooler named Kyousuke who has to put up with […]

Red Data Girl Review

Izumiko Suzuhara is a shy, submissive, dull-looking girl that has been sheltered from the outside world for most of her life. As a child, she was restricted to a remote temple on a forested mountain. She used to be bullied by a boy named Miyuki Sagara and has difficulty socializing with people at school. Things […]

8 Wacky Boy-Meets-Girl Encounters in Anime

Most love stories have a boy and girl meeting under rather normal conditions, either at an event, during their daily activities, or at school/work. Anime, on the other hand, has some pretty wacky ways in which a boy and girl meet, especially when the boy is single and living alone. Here are just some of […]

Plot Twists in Valvrave the Liberator

Warning: this post contains spoilers. Valvrave the Liberator is the latest mecha anime from Sunrise, but unlike its other anime, it adds a lot of plot twists you would not expect from a mecha series. Perhaps taking a cue from successful anime that have combined different genres, like Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Valvrave seems to […]

The Garden of Words Review

The Garden of Words is the latest film by Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters per Second). Produced by CoMix Wave, this 45 minute film tells the story of love between 15-year-old boy named Takao Akizuki and 27-year-old woman named Yukari Yukino. In order to find some escape from their mundane lives, […]

Summer 2013 Anime To Look Forward To

The airing of the first summer 2013 anime is only a month away and that means that it’s time to look at some new series. Since people generally don’t start watching an anime part-way through, I will not be covering sequels in this post. Instead, the focus here will be on new series that have […]

Join the Attack on Titan Scouting Legion

Unless you have been living under a rock or have been without internet access for the past two months, you will no doubt have heard of Attack on Titan, the hottest anime currently airing. The story is set in a fictional world reminiscent of early Renaissance Europe.

Oarai in Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer is a popular anime that began airing in the fall of 2012 and has gained a cult following of anime and tank fans. The anime is about a girl named Miho Nizhizumi and her friends at the Oarai high school that form a martial arts team called Anko Team.

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Review

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai is a wacky anime about an unmotivated teenage girl, her faceless older brother, and the three mysterious Yagami sisters. The anime consists of 12 episodes and was based on a novel of the same title by Akira and animated by Shaft.

A Look at Kaiju Gomera

For the past couple of years, the people at IDA Entertainment along with partners Light & Shadow, and Zeppet have been working on a new children’s series called Kaiju Gomera, though there is something hardly G-rated in it. The word “Kaiju” is Japanese for monster, and Gomera is the name of a rookie monster that […]

Welcome to WcDonald’s

You don’t have to watch anime for long to notice something curious about most series: they don’t use the names of actual brands. This is likely due to the legal issues surrounding the use of brand names and copyright infringement. It’s hard to create an entirely new world with its own mega corporations and brand […]

Little Busters Review

Little Busters is the fourth visual novel from Key to get an anime adaptation. It began airing in the Fall of 2012 and consisted of 26 episodes produced by J.C. Staff. Much like Key’s previous anime adaptations (Kanon, AIR, and Clannad), Little Busters follows the format of having one arc (1 to 3 episodes) devoted […]

Animation Quality

Having read a lot of anime reviews and general opinions on anime, I’ve come to notice that a lot of people tend to describe animation or production quality as “good” or “bad” without going into any specifics. In order to help make reviews and opinions on animation quality less confusing, here are just some examples […]

April Fools’ 2013 Anime Style

It’s the start of a new year and that means it’s time again for some more April Fools’ Day pranks. Anime and Japanese Game companies love to get in on the action and here are just some of the pranks that have been spotted this year.