A-1

Get in the robot Kosei
This is really the kind of show you have to watch alone, due to the crazy emotions that tug at you during viewing. Everything is so subtle and delicate, you feel like any distraction might take away from the experience. The m... read feature

I can't contain the feels
I have to admit, it's been a while since I've actually gasped while watching an anime. However, that's exactly what occurred after I processed the sheer beauty that was the first episode of A-1 Picture's Your Lie in April. I ... read feature

IM@S CG

Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls anime trailer sure is pretty


Flowers, flowers everywhere
Sep 22
The era of warring idols continue with The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls turning into an anime next year. Above is the first real trailer for the TV series with a massively profitable, idol-raising mobile game behind it. It also looks gorgeous. read
Baby baby baby baby baby
Despite its pacing problems and general lack of an overarching story, I enjoyed Persona 3 The Movie: #1 Spring of Birth. As far as animated film adaptations of long games go, I think it did a novel job of compressing hours of... read feature

Black Butler

The new Black Butler: Book of Circus trailer is now served


Action packed
Jul 02
There's a sexy new trailer for the highly anticipated new Black Butler television series, set to debut this month. Black Butler: Book of Circus is set to cover the enigmatic Ciel Phantomhive's journey a bit closer to the ori... read
Aldnoah.Zero

Feast your eyes on the new extended Aldnoah.Zero promo


Robots with knives!
Jun 30
There's a delicious new trailer for Gen Urobuchi and Ei Aoki's upcoming new sci-fi series, Aldnoah.Zero. There seems to be plenty of drama, beautiful scenery, and people dying everywhere! Did we mention that there's mecha? M... read
Persona

Big Persona announcement? Persona 4 Golden getting a show


Coming out this July
May 02
After a fair amount of speculation earlier this week, the big news that Atlus was sitting on was none other than a new Persona 4 TV show, called Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION, or P4GA for brevity's sake. Once again, we'll be... read
Conquering the world one crazy anime at a time
There's just something evocative when a little girl in a revealing magical outfit make grand gestures about world conquest. For some people it's a hot fashion statement. For some, it's about a sense of shame, or the lack ther... read feature

Light novel maidens do verbal battle
Oreshura, or Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru, is an elaborate reimagining of a simple idea. Short for "My girlfriend and my childhood friend argue a lot," the shortened name makes marketing and looking up the s... read feature

It sure is vivid
I knew basically nothing going into Vividred Operation. I wasn't watching much anime during the Winter 2013 season anyway, and Vividred kind of got blurred together with all those other shows in that broad category of "cute g... read feature

Sword Art Online

New Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment details


Conquering Aincrad one floor at a time
Dec 06
It was a sure thing that after Namco Bandai's PSP release, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, sold over a few hundred copies, they were gonna get another game out ASAP. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for the Vita looks to ... read
Diving back into Aincrad one last time
Not even original light novel scribe Reki Kawahara could have predicted how big his Sword Art Online franchise would eventually become. Since the first novel was published in April of 2009, Kawahara's creation has seen 12 seq... read feature

SAO: TV special

Sword Art Online TV special get a date and a synopsis


Swimming hijinks!
Oct 06
You probably thought I'd never write about the anime adaptation of Sword Art Online ever again. You were wrong. The time and date have been revealed for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Extra Edition TV special. It'll be airing... read
SAO: Hollow Fragment

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment announced for the Vita


There's no stopping the SAO train!
Oct 06
It should come as no surprise that Namco Bandai is eager to produce a follow up to its PSP Sword Art Online game. The release sold exceptionally well on a platform that is essentially dead, and it makes sense that they would... read
Blue Exorcist The Movie

Aniplex to release Blue Exorcist The Movie on Blu-ray


Everything you wanted
Sep 28
Aniplex have just announced that Blue Exorcist The Movie is not only coming to home video, but you'll be able to enjoy it in glorious Blu-ray format if you choose to buy the limited box set edition. It includes the film in bo... read
Only one player will come out alive.
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Grace sure is adorable; however, the cute little squirrel lacks the ability to fly. Therefore, Momo wins by a landslide for traveling with the trio that's in search of the sunflower samurai. On t... read feature

iDOLM@STER film

Are you lady? iDOLM@STER film hits late 2013


Producer-chan also comments on the game series
Jun 17
Things have been quiet ever since The iDOLM@STER feature film was announced a while back. Details are still light, but at least we have a time frame for release. The movie is set to hit Japanese theaters at the end of 2013, i... read
iM@S game on iOS

The iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa available in English on iOS


Great news... except for that price.
Apr 22
In a move that's sure to surprise pretty much every single iDOLM@STER fan ever, Namco Bandai has released all three The iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa games on iOS platforms. Each game has been renamed, with Honey Sound becoming... read
Magi's first season ends with a promise of more to come.
The first season of the Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic anime has come and gone, and I'm left wondering what exactly happened. My experience with the series came after reading a substantial portion of the original manga in prepa... read feature

Magi season 2

Magi anime gets a 2nd season this fall


I can feel the tears coming.
Mar 31
It's almost tragic how this Magi business turned out. To prepare for my coverage of the show in Annotated Anime, I decided to read the original Magi manga first. I ended up purchasing the whole series, and enjoyed the read so... read
Oreimo commercial

It's almost Oreimo time!


looking good!
Mar 25
We're only a couple weeks away from the premiere of the second season of everyone's favorite sis-con romp, Oreimo. There's a new commercial on the airwaves in Japan, and I have to say the animation and artwork are ... read

Are you ready? The Idolm@ster to become a movie


Feb 10
Rejoice, The Idolm@ster fans. It looks like Namco Bandai isn't done with those spunky girls from 765Pro just yet. At "THE IDOLM@STER MUSIC FESTIV@L OF WINTER!!" live event held over the past few days, it was announced that a ... read

I largely passed up on watching new anime in 2011, spending most of my time watching older series and Western television. One show that I was continually bugged about was AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day. It was a big... read feature

Magi: The First Dungeon 3DS game gets a trailer


Yup. It's a game all right.
Dec 04
As a huge fan of the Magi manga, I can't even begin to describe how relieved I am that the anime adaptation has finally begun to get things right. The series is just good fun with a genuinely likable core cast, which makes i... read

Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment gets a 2nd CM


My body is probably ready.
Dec 04
If you follow Annotated Anime, you probably already know how I feel about Sword Art Online these days. I think it's got a whole lot of problems, many of which will probably never be fixed. That being said, I'm still sort of ... read

Blue Exorcist finally sees a full theatrical trailer


The premier date is still Dec. 28th
Nov 27
The sharp-eyed folks over at Alafista spotted an update to the official Ao no Exorcist website which included the long-overdue full theatrical trailer for the upcoming movie. We've already reported on the film several times, ... read

Get hype for Blue Exorcist: The Movie


Premiers this December!
Nov 08
We've already posted some teaser info and such for the upcoming Blue Exorcist movie, and it looks like there has been another update to their official website with a buttload of new design, work-in-progress, storyboard, and c... read
In which a child fondles a pair of man-boobs
Love them or hate them, A-1 Pictures has been tearing it up in the anime world. They have numerous successes under their belt and their most recent project, Magi, is looking to keep up that track record. A few weeks ago, I st... read feature

Astronaut lends his voice to Space Bros... from space!


It seems we can hear you scream.
Oct 09
How amazing is this? Space Bros, the anime that follows Nanba Mutta in his quest to become an astronaut like his brother, has received a little more help from NASA and JAXA than we first thought. It seems that Akihiko Hoshide... read

Imouto at the ready, Oreimo returns in April


It's not like they want you to watch it or anything, idiot.
Oct 07
Everyone's favourite closet otaku little sister will be returning for a second season of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, not that she's happy about that or anything. The announcement comes from the Dengeki Bunko ... read

New Magi CM has voices and funny faces


Not a single rice bowl in sight!
Sep 30
With Magi's premiere date edging closer and closer, we finally get our first real look at the voice acting in the series now that the cast has been revealed. The new CM uploaded to the Official Site is purely Aladdin and Alib... read

Official Blue Exorcist page updates with movie teaser


Jul 31
Just a week ago, we got a premier date for the upcoming winter movie for Blue Exorcist. Last night, we were alerted by Crunchyroll that the official BlueEx page has been updated with a brand new teaser. You don't get to see m... read






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