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1:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Funimation acquires spring anime Selector Infected WIXOSS

FUNimation is starting to show their licensing cards, and among them is the upcoming spring series Selector Infected WIXOSS. An original show, the series composition will be done by Mari Okada (Tora Dora!, Nagi no Asukara) an...

Dae Lee

8:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Rejoice?! A Certain Magical Index to get a big announcement on 4/10

I have a huge soft spot for A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun. I realize that both franchises tend to dip into mind fields of tropes and deus ex machina, but I really do love the world and characters. I...

Elliot Gay

First Impressions: Witch Craft Works photo
First Impressions: Witch Craft Works
by Josh Totman

J.C. Staff is my drug of choice when it comes to romantic comedies as of late. From the stories, to the quality of the animation, character design, and so on, it’s no wonder that I was excited for their new show Witch Craft Works to come out. The show itself looks promising, and from what I've seen in this first episode alone, it has a bit of comedy here, a drop of mystery there, and a whole lot of action to round it out. Now, if you're still not sure if this series is right for you, then let me say three more words that just might change your mind: Killer. Robot. Bunnies.

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Friday Night Fights: Shana vs Ayano photo
Friday Night Fights: Shana vs Ayano
by Salvador GRodiles

*ding, ding, ding*

It's Over!

The Dangaioh team may have the psychic moves and number to overwhelm Sanger, but The Sword That Cleaves Evil still manages to come up on top. While the Dangaioh team aren't villains, their skills couldn't match up to Sanger's experience and hotblooded determination. Taking advantage of the Colossal Blade's ability to change into different swords, Sanger was able to use his sword skills to the fullest. Dygenguar wins! (4 > 1)

After going through a double dose of Shana, I think it’s about time to have her participate in the J-tor Arena! In order to solve an important question that’s been bugging me for a while, I’m having her go up against a woman that’s able to control fire as well. That said, it’s time to introduce both ladies to the audience!

First on the list, we have the Shana from the Shakugan no Shana series, a Flame Haze that has fought hard to protect our world from the Crimson Denizens that intend to devour our existence. It took a bit of hard work to get her to come, but we promised her that she would receive a truck load of melon bread.

Next up, we have Ayano Kannagi from Kaze no Stigma, and she’s taking a break from her usual adventures with her cousin to prove to us that she can fight toe to toe with the person that wields Alastor’s powers.

This battle could turn out interesting, since both characters wield swords and can control fire. Your votes and persuasion skills will be the key in crowning the true fiery maiden. Please make sure that you add a +1 to the blazing warrior that you side with, since it will let us overcome the heat. The battle will go on from today till Thursday, so make sure that your vote goes up on time. After the flames manage to calm down, be sure to drop by during the beginning of the next match to see who wins. As a fair warning, I advise that you head to your seat now, because the heat is about to get rough!

*ding, ding, ding*

Light Your Fires! 

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Review: Shakugan No Shana S photo
Review: Shakugan No Shana S
by Salvador GRodiles

No matter where I go, I just can’t get that Flamed Haired girl off my back! Thankfully, she’s here for a short time, so the ‘shut ups’ won’t be as frequent. Compare to the movie and the TV series; Shakugan No Shana S focuses on a series of stories for people who have kept up with Shana and Yuji’s adventures so far.

Before the heat gets to rough, let’s break through the flames to evaluate Shana’s specials that take a break from the usual conflicts found in the main series. 

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Review: Shakugan No Shana: The Movie photo
Review: Shakugan No Shana: The Movie
by Salvador GRodiles

The moment of truth has arrived, people! It looks like I have crossed path with a certain flame haired hunter that’s been mentioned around these parts in the past. Compare to her previous appearances, she has decided to take the form of a movie, which focuses more on the main essentials of Shakugan No Shana’s first arc. Thus focusing on Shana and Yuji’s first major battle against the Crimson Denizens that threaten the innocent lives of Misaki City.

As we do our best to protect our power of existence, join me below as we take a look at a burning adventure that stars everyone’s favorite red haired tsundere. Also, expect to hear ‘shut up’ many times during your journey through the realm of Shana.

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Review: A Certain Magical Index Season 1 photo
Review: A Certain Magical Index Season 1
by Salvador GRodiles

Before I took on the task of watching A Certain Magical Index, I was told that the series evolves into one giant convoluted mess. With the exception of a few terms, the show’s first season doesn't feature anything that would overload one’s mind with mumbo jumbo. Nonetheless, a convoluted story isn't always a bad thing, since a well thought out concept can do a phenomenal job in piecing all of the story elements together.

Even if a premise sounds complicated, I’m always up to the challenge of figuring out the story, since I believe that any piece has the right to be solved. With that out of the way, let’s take a trip into the realm of Academy City as we take a look at the entire first season of A Certain Magical Index

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Friday Night Fights: Mikoto vs Storm  photo
Friday Night Fights: Mikoto vs Storm
by Salvador GRodiles

*ding, ding, ding*

It's Over!

Well folks, it looks like we encountered an unexpected turn of events in the J-tor Arena. Despite Zoro's victory over Masamune, Masamune refused to accept his defeat. Since Zoro was having trouble searching for the exit to leave the arena, Masamune charges at him with his faithful steed. Luckily for Zoro, a Supersonic Duck comes to his rescue. As we see both swordsmen run through the arena, the speed and power of both fighters shatter the foundation that we worked so hard to build -- I guess that's what happens when you hire cats to do construction work. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see who won the fight, since I had to focus on the current battle that was going on. Either way, this battle doesn't count, due to Zoro winning fair and square. Back to the main battle, Ray MK III remained standing as Anna seemed to have been broken by Ray's Dragon Shots. Ray MK III wins! (3 > 0) 

Railgun’s second season has premiered already, so I’m going to give you guys a shocking battle this week. She ranks as the third strongest Level Five Esper in Academy City, and she’s often referred to as Zapper. Get ready to hide your electronic devices, because Mikoto Misaka from Index and Railgun is going to shows us why Kuroko idolizes her. Our next opponent is someone who has been in battle for quite some time. Not only can she control electricity, her powers are able to command the weather as well. Going by the title of Weather Witch, X-Men’s Storm is here to show us that Misaka's powers are only good for zapping bugs. In order to make this battle fair, Storm’s abilities will be limited to the ones shown in the X-Men anime.

Your votes and persuasion skills will be the power source in this lightning filled matchup. Be sure to add a +1 to the character that you side with, since it will make it allow us to tally up the scores while we try to dodge lightning bolts. The battle will go on from today till Wednesday, so make sure that your votes go up on time. Alright people, it's time to head to our seats, because the lightning show is about to begin. And don't forget to stick around for the beginning of the next fight to see who wins. 

*ding, ding, ding*

Let’s make Thunder! 

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11:28 PM on 01.24.2013

A Certain Scientific Railgun season 2 starts in April

We've known for some time now that A Certain Scientific Railgun would be getting a second season soon. Now it looks like we finally know when to expect Misaka and company's return. Rejoice! A Certain Scientific Railgun S...

Elliot Gay

Review: Aria: The Scarlet Ammo photo
Review: Aria: The Scarlet Ammo
by Elliot Gay

Aria: The Scarlet Ammo is not what I was expecting it to be.

At first glance, it looked as though Aria was going to be another anime series with a loli touting guns and a hopeless male protagonist. I was content with just shutting my brain off and enjoying the generic ride.

Instead what I found was something else entirely.

Something worse.

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12:00 PM on 10.21.2012

Shocker: Railgun gets a new season, Index gets movie

Here's some news I expected to hear somewhat earlier: New anime set in the absurd world of A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun are on their way. Index is getting a new movie treatment, titled A ...

Josh Tolentino

First Impressions: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou photo
First Impressions: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
by Josh Totman

Why is it that I love romantic comedies so much? Maybe I’m just a hopeless romantic at heart. I think it’s more accurate to say that I am more of a hopeless perverted romantic at heart. Which is why Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is a perfect fit for someone like me. It has some quirkiness to it that I am very fond of. Mainly how the normal guy gets stuck with a bunch of, well, freaks. It always amazes me how a guy like that doesn’t go mad living there.

I might have got my information wrong when I first read what the show was about because it wasn’t what I thought. At first, I thought it was about a man getting a girl as a pet to take care of. This is not the case. The pet part is only in how he came to Sakura Hall. Not about the girl transfer student. To me, this is a much better scenario than what I initially thought. This is a very good thing.


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