Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? Review

Anime titles seem to get longer every year and Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?, which translates into Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? certainly follows that trend so I will just refer to it as Mondaiji. The series is about

Classy Anime Watches

Are you an office worker that likes anime? Or perhaps an anime fan that likes to go to gatherings of the social elite? Are you embarrassed about wearing your brightly-coloured K-ON watch? While a lot of anime watches are nice to wear to show off your pride as a fan, sometimes those timepieces look more […]

Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gotaman Review

Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gotaman is a little-known 2 episode anime parody released by Studio Kikan back in 1994. It is about a student named Mari Amachi who transfers to a special boarding school called Perfect Religion Academy. The school raises young minds to become tomorrow’s religious leaders. Mari is a devout Catholic that aspires […]

Colorful Review

Colorful is the title of an anime film by Sunrise that was released in 2010. It was directed by Keiichi Hara and produced by Atsuhiro Iwakami. Based on the novel by Mori Eto, Colorful tells the story of a soul that has found its way to the afterlife after committing a sin during life. There, […]

10 Anime Eye Patch Girls

For many years glasses have been the go-to item to give an anime character more depth. Giving a character glasses usually makes them appear smarter, mature, or timid. If creating a mysterious character with a strong will and troubled past, it can be hard to create a fitting appearance. This is where the eye patch […]

Jormungand Perfect Order Review

“Her name is Koko she is loco, I said oh no” are the last lines of every episode of an anime called Jormungand. Those lines are probably the most accurate description of the main heroine, Koko. The series is split into two 12-episode seasons with the second called Jormungand: Perfect Order, which continues where the first […]

Tentacles in Anime

When you’ve been watching anime for a few years, you begin to notice things that happen in multiple series. It could be anything from a character running out of the house in the morning with a piece of toast in her mouth, or that every teen series has at least one beach/swimsuit episode where characters […]

New Artwork from Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise

Last year at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, it was announced that Gen Urobuchi would be teaming up with Toei Animation and Nitroplus to write the scenario for a new anime film called Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise. Gen is famous for writing the horrifying visual novel Saya no Uta, as well as disturbing anime […]

A First Look at OreShura

One of the new anime airing this season is Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (My Girlfriend and Childhood Friend Fight Too Much) or OreShura if that’s too long. It is a 13-episode series produced by Aniplex and based on a manga by the same title. The original series was written by Yuuji […]

New Anime for Winter 2013

With a new year and a new season comes a fresh batch of anime straight from Japan. Here’s a look at some of the new anime that will be airing this season. Ai Mai Mi The members of an anime club experience adventures in all sorts of situations as they create their manga. AKB0048 Next […]

10 Best Anime of 2012

Now that 2012 is coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on some of the great anime series that ended this year. To count as a 2012 anime, the series must have ended during the year, so series that are still airing aren’t included, but ones that started in a previous year but ended […]

Tokyo Godfathers Review

Tokyo Godfathers is a 2003 film directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse Studios. Set in the slums of Tokyo, it tells the story of three homeless people: Gin, Hana, and Miyuki, and the adventure that follows when they discover an abandoned baby among the trash. Gin is an older man that lost his […]

Gifts for the Anime Fan

[UPDATED: December 2014] With the season of giving fast approaching, many people are scrambling to find presents for everyone on their list that will make them happy. This can be a difficult task if one of those people is an anime fan. Buying DVDs and manga are typically not a good idea because anime fans […]

The Onii-chan Syndome

One of the things that frequent viewers of anime will notice is that the brother complex is very common in anime compared to other media. There are a number of titles in which romantic feelings develop between a brother and sister that may or may not be blood related. More often than not, such relationships […]

Kara The Animation to Air in 2013

Nowadays, when you mention Kpop, most people will think of Psy and his crazy popular “Gangnam Style” video. Psy isn’t the only popular Kpop artist though, for several years Kara has enjoyed a good deal of popularity in South Korea and Japan. They are a girl band that debuted in 2007 and consist of the […]

Guilty Crown vs Sword Art Online

Guilty Crown and Sword Art Online are two anime that cater to the same demographic (male teens) and feature roughly equal amounts of action and flirting. Both have a young male protagonist who is thrust into battle and becomes the most powerful character. They also both have a strong female character that later ends up […]

Accel World Review

One of the more popular anime series that aired this year was Accel World, and for good reason. The series is based on the light novels of the same name written by Reki Kawahara and is 24 episodes long. An interesting fact that some people may not know is that it takes place in the […]

A Perfect Society: Shin Sekai Yori

Shin Sekai Yori, a.k.a. From the New World, is an anime adapted from a novel written by Yusuke Kishi. It is currently airing and is slated for 25 episodes. The story centers around five children living in a seemingly fantasy world full of demons and monsters. People all have telekinetic powers and are taught to […]

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate Review

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Love, Elections and Chocolate) is a typical school harem anime. If that’s not your thing, then I can tell you that you won’t enjoy this anime. For those who do enjoy anime packed with pretty girls, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate may be a consideration. Based on the visual novel […]

Weekly Anime Viewing vs Marathoning

It used to be easy for English-speaking anime fans to decide on whether to watch one episode of a series per week or burn through the whole thing at once. Limited sources of anime usually meant that you had to wait for a series to air on a local channel or get the entire series […]