These day it's hard to imagine an active otaku who isn't at least passingly familiar with Fate/stay night, Type-MOON's juggernaut of a visual novel series.
I'm sure those sorts of folks exist, though, and the duty ...
Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.
Gundam Build Fighters was a show aimed at children and designed to promote the toys Bandai wants them to build. It also happened to be the most refreshing Gundam show in years, and an love letter to Gundam's enduring legacy, as well as its oldest fans.
Now, here's Gundam Build Fighters Try, which is, for better or worse (though there's not much "worse" to this proposition, a second helping of all of the above.
Let's get the obvious thing out of the way first: Terra Formars is not very good "Mars" fiction. The concept of Martian colonization and its myriad possibilities is just about the furthest thing from this show's mind, even three episodes in. But that's hardly a problem, because tough badasses have insect powers and use them to beat up cockroach versions of the Hulk.
A new, original anime series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe with music from Yoko Kanno?Whose hand do I shake for making this happen? Terror in Resonance was a wildcard since it was announced, featuring a relatively unknown studio (MAPPA) and a story that revolves around teenage terrorists with some frightening plans.
As the site’s official “boob anime connoisseur”, it is my duty to watch all the boob anime each season. It’s a filthy dirty job most of the time, but there are times when it can pay off beyond the bounce and deliver a good engaging story. This season, I’m afraid to say, will not be one that I see paying off...
Hello there. I live in the state of New Jersey, here in the USA. Unfortunately my name is not Fountainstand and I've never heard of yosakoi until I first read about Hanayamata.
After doing a few Google searches, I found out that yosakoi is a modern take of the awa odori, where Japanese folk dancing meets modern, western-style dances. The result is something distinctly Japanese but it also looks a lot like hip hop and group cheerleading at times. Well, Wikipedia and Youtube are better subject matter experts than I on yosakoi, and frankly I'm more interested in Hanayamata and why is there a transfer student named Hana N. Fountainstand, hailing from Princeton, New Jersey.
I've become a large fan of P.A. Works in the past year or two. The Eccentric Family and Nagi-Asu both proved to be among the top shows of their respective seasons, providing grounded drama in the midst of well-realized fantastical settings.
Persona 4 is among the most addictive and stubborn video game properties of the past 4 years -- you couldn't get rid of it if you wanted to! A lightning in a bottle that continues to hook us in with spin-offs and now, a second anime retelling. But this time, we're going full-on New Game Plus.
If I were a less charitable and much lazier recapper, I'd point you to my First Impressions of Buddy Complex and call it a day. Heck, nearly all of it except the basic plot description still applies!
That's because Argevollen is "that" mecha anime of this season: It's that show which at first glance, feels like it could've been constructed automatically by some kind of Rube Goldberg machine designed to create products with no human intervention or input.
Like usual, I left it up to my lovely co-workers at Japanator to choose the anime I was going to watch this season. This technique has a few benefits and risks, as they might intentionally be setting me up a hellish few months for laughs, but it also keeps me a bit safe from the anime hype train. This summer Josh Totman threw Akame ga Kill! my way, which I have luckily read a few issues of. I haven't yet decided if knowing what is coming is a good thng or not.
The mighty Studio White Fox has taken the reigns on this one with Tears to Tiara and Ichigo 100% director Tomoki Kobayashi at the helm of the beloved manga adaptation. The series is known for its brutality and high body count, all while mixing in a healthy dose of moe, and sophomoric humor. Make no doubt this is not a horror series, this is honest to goodness shonen business. However, that doesn't mean that it won't still shock, tantalize, and entertain. I guess we have all summer to figure out how well it's worked.
Back in 2012, Sword Art Online’s first season caused a huge stir in the anime community. Most people hated the show because of Kirito’s character, while others started disliking the series when SAO was in the middle of the Fairy Dance Arc. And then there were those who enjoyed the show for what it was. Due to the divided opinions between SAO's viewers, there were many disputes that raged across the lands.
As for myself, I’m one of the few individuals who enjoyed Sword Art Online through and through. In regards to the show’s problems, let’s just say that I agree with former Japanator Features Editor Karen Mead’s piece where she expressed her views on the common issues that people had with Sword Art Online's first season.
Personally, my main issue with the first SAO series was that Kiroto’s progression through both games felt a little too fast-paced for my taste. That being said, Sword Art Online II seems to only be covering the Phantom Bullet Arc from the original light novel, which means that the show’s pacing might feel just about right. Since I’ve heard from a few Japanator Community Members that Phantom Bullet’s the arc when Reki Kawahara realizes what he wants to do with the series, Sword Art Online II might have the potential to become a better show than its previous season.
On a monolithic object in space, men in colonial attire stand around with grave faces as a young princess giddily marvels at the chance of visiting the primordial blue sphere that spawned all humans: Earth. What this show doesn't tell you right away, is that these people are in fact, Martians.