BB Battlefront photo
BB Battlefront

I can't wait for Blood Blockade Battlefront

Looks like a bloody good time
Feb 20
The upcoming Studio Bones series, Blood Blockade Battlefront is looking pretty darned good. The story is based on Yasuhiro Nightow's popular manga, which began soon after he finished Trigun Maximum. Anime character designs a... read
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Your week needs a little alchemy
Jun 26
This week we travel back a little over a decade to a little known show, Fullmetal Alchemist. Ok, you know I'm kidding here right? FMA served as the entry point to anime for many people, with its unique mix of fantasy, magic,... read
Blast of Tempest photo
O Brave New World, that has such tree mages in it
There's something inscrutable about Blast of Tempest. Even now that I've had a few days to digest everything and figure out the answers to most of my lingering story questions, I still feel that there's something about the sh... read feature

AA: Captain Earth 2&3 photo
In which lots of science-y things happen
I can't remember the last time I watched a mech anime with so much nonsensical techno babble. Bones' latest stab at the genre, Captain Earth, seems to have no qualms with throwing out made-up words and leaving them undefined ... read feature

Soul Eater NOT photo
Anime titles are rarely this accurate
When Soul Eater first rushed on to the screens and shelves of North America years ago, it brought along a fun story about Meisters with special powers who team up with Weapons who are also people with special powers. Its styl... read feature

FI: Captain Earth photo
Longest gattai sequence ever
I secretly loved Star Driver. The ridiculously over-the-top posing, flashiness, strange imagery, and the beautiful animation; it all came together to make for an entertaining whirlwind of confusion and glee. That shouldn't co... read feature

Streaming news photo
Streaming news

Crunchyroll to stream Captain Earth

Feels like dj vu
Apr 05
Crunchyroll will be adding Captain Earth to its growing list of anime set to stream this season. The series will premiere at 11:00 AM PDT on April 5th for premium members, with episodes available for free users a week after a... read
Captain Earth photo
Captain Earth

New Captain Earth PV features opening theme

By your powers combined... oh, wait.
Mar 15
We've got a new season of anime coming up fast, and Captain Earth by BONES looks to be one of the bigger titles airing. The show comes from the same team behind Star Driver, which explains some of the similarities. I could d... read
Captain Earth photo
Captain Earth

New Captain Earth PV shows up

It looks neat, I guess!
Feb 22
BONES is returning this spring with a new original series: Captain Earth. The name is a little silly, but it has some of BONES great staff behind it -- most of them folks from Star Driver. Now, I covered Star Driver way back... read
Space Dandy photo
Who likes ramen? The whole galaxy, right?
Space Dandy episode two was definitely better than the first. Oh, did that catch your attention, maybe? There was a lot of disappointment over the first episode of Space Dandy. Whether that was due to raised expectations, the... read feature

Space Dandy photo
Space Dandy

Toonami's trailer for Space Dandy episode 2

All aboard the hype train!
Jan 06
So the first episode of Space Dandy aired and reactions seem mixed. I'm sure Ben didn't expect the response to be so polarizing, but I admit I saw it coming a mile away. Any time a series receives this much hype, it's bound ... read
Space Dandy photo
Space Dandy

Party in Vegas with Space Dandy and Otakon Vegas

Special premiere event with voice actor
Dec 13
Las Vegas seems like the right place to celebrate the first episode of Space Dandy, and so Otakon Vegas and FUNimation are having a sneak preview on the day it airs on Adult Swim, on Saturday, January 4th. Space Dandy's premi... read
Space Dandy photo
Space Dandy

Watch all the new Space Dandy trailers right here

The one-stop-shop for Space Dandy trailers and videos!
Dec 02
You don't need me to sell you on Space Dandy anymore, do you? It should be patently obvious why this show is a big deal: not only is it Shinichiro Watanabe's return to space, but it's also the first anime to be dubbed and br... read
Japanator Arena photo
A different take on Mary Shelley's famous story
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Blade may be an amazing character in his own medium, but his swordsman skills could not match D's 1,000 years of experience. When the Daywalker realized that he couldn't stand up to Dracula's son... read feature

Anime photo

First PV for Noragami arrives

Anime adaption of Toka Adachi's manga by Bones.
Oct 18
We're knee-deep in the new season but already PVs are starting to show up for later this winter! Next season Bones will be animating an adaption of Toka Adachi's manga, Noragami. The tale is about a bullied girl in school wh... read
Space Dandy PV photo
Space Dandy PV

First official Space Dandy PV is live

Can't wait for this one
Aug 30
[Update: For one reason or another, Bandai Visual has switched all of their PVs to private. This makes no sense whatsoever, but there's not a whole lot we can do about it. I'll update this space when a suitable replacement p... read
Watanabe's new show photo
Watanabe's new show

Otakon '13: Shinichiro Watanabe unveils his new series

Winter 2014 is going to rock!
Aug 10
[Update: Jeff's recording of the Space Dandy trailer has been added to the post.] I knew that it was a great sign when Shinichiro Watanabe decided to appear at Otakon, and what perfect way to do so by revealing his newest pr... read
What would you do if somebody close to you was murdered and there isn't a single clue about who did it and why? Most people would languish in emotional pain and try to move on with their lives, filling the whole left behind w... read feature


Eureka Seven: AO put on hold, new episodes in November

Sep 24
Did you enjoy the newest episode of Eureka Seven: AO? Yeah, I thought so. Look on the bright side, though: you don't have to see it again for a whole, entire month! This series has taken a few breaks before, but none nea... read

Star Driver The Movie is shaping up to be super fabulous

Sep 05
Star Driver was one of those shows that I was really enjoying, but for one reason or another got pulled away from. I've been meaning to go back to it ever since, the problem being that I'm easily distracted. I think I dropped... read

BONES unsheathes two new Sword of the Stranger projects

Apr 16
Way to go BONES, I see that you are coming up with some more projects behind our backs, that you are. Besides the currently airing Eureka Seven AO, there are also two Sword of the Stranger projects in the works to celebrate t... read

Eureka Seven AO trailer takes you back to the skies

Feb 16
Only two months until April, and we finally get an idea of what to expect out of Eureka Seven AO. Best of all, the sky surfing that all we know and love is making a triumphant return in the new series. Meaning,... read

To be honest, my only viable option to watch the final episode of No. 6 was in 360p quality. Now, I'm a stickler for crisp quality, and others who are may know where I'm coming from after being spoiled by 720p or 1080p stream... read feature


I cannot even begin to describe my love for the film Point Break. The cheese and absolute "'90's attitude" this movie dishes out is embarrassingly hilarious in itself, but one of the main reasons behind why I can ne... read feature


Licensing GET: Bandai grabs Star Driver

Apr 28
Are you hard for the works of studio BONES? How about for the licenses acquired by Bandai Entertainment? Or perhaps for Galactic Pretty Boys and KIRABOSHI! If you said "yes" to any of those questions, you can rejoice, because... read

Oh Star Driver, where did we go so wrong? I was so optimistic when you first started, I was sure you would be the standout series that season. And while, yes, you started out as optimistic and enthusiastic as Takuto himself, ... read feature


Putting aside the eye candy, the music and the strong voice acting cast for but a moment, the very first aspect pertaining to GOSICK's presentation that jumps out at me is how briskly it is paced, and how successfully it pull... read feature


Crunchyroll streams Gosick later this week

Jan 04
And the winter licensing announcements continue. Crunchyroll has been busy, and now they've got another show to announce: Gosick, by BONES, the studio famous for Darker than Black and Full Metal Alchemist. Gosick is the ... read

FMA: Brotherhood movie teaser now streaming

Nov 14
Not only has it been four months since the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime concluded, but the same amount of time has passed since the theatrical expansion was given the green light. So, here we are in November, and th... read

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