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 […]

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.

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 […]