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8:00 AM on 03.15.2014

Annotated Anime: Samurai Flamenco episode 20

Where do we go from here, friends? It's rough out there for Hazama, even if he is the number one candidate for world president. Haiji, the crazy terrorist kid is bothering him at every turn... can Hazama convince everyone of the coming danger? Uh, maybe.

Ben Huber

8:00 AM on 03.10.2014

Annotated Anime: Space Dandy episode 10

Is there an unwritten rule that shows need to have a time-loop episode? No, don't link me to the TV Tropes page for it. I don't need to see it. I already know what I'll find within that internet-tome. Anyway, enough of me babbling -- how did Space Dandy handle its time-loop tale? Find out below!

Ben Huber

5:30 PM on 03.07.2014

Annotated Anime: Samurai Flamenco episode 19

After all the insanity from last week, it's time for Hazama to take it easy. We can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful world he's helped create. No serious crimes, no violence, just an average life. It's so peaceful it's almost unsettling. I highly doubt that something crazy would happen abruptly and throw everything into chaos again, right? Right?! Oh.

Ben Huber

4:00 PM on 03.02.2014

Annotated Anime: Space Dandy episode 9

I always say that the best part of Space Dandy is seeing the individual talents of each director and animator every episode. Variety is the spice of space, and Dandy visits just about everywhere. Even the plants are alive thi...

Ben Huber

3:00 PM on 02.28.2014

Annotated Anime: Samurai Flamenco episode 18

No, really. WHAT IS GOING ON? Samurai Flamenco, how can your writing be so good? It has no right being this excellent, given your material. This is probably the best episode of SamuMenco yet, but if you haven't followed the s...

Ben Huber

5:00 PM on 02.23.2014

Annotated Anime: Space Dandy episode 8

Space Dandy wants to pull at your heartstrings. They want to make you laugh and cry. That's a tough line to walk. Can they succeed at doing both? Well, "The Lonely Pooch Planet, Baby" does a lot of things right. I've got my full thoughts below.

Ben Huber

7:00 PM on 02.16.2014

Annotated Anime: Space Dandy episode 7

Dandy, you're going to get yourself in trouble some day. Actually, I take that back -- you're in trouble all the time. How about... his antics will eventually get everyone killed! Wait, that happened too. Hmm, now I'm not sur...

Ben Huber



Annotated Anime: Samurai Flamenco episode 17 photo
Annotated Anime: Samurai Flamenco episode 17
by Ben Huber

Samurai Flamenco, I can always count on you to surprise me.

This was actually one of the best episodes yet, because it combined so many of the things I've come to love about SamuMenco into one giant ball of bright colors, yelling, and silliness. In addition to just being entertaining, we're sticking with our favorite characters too, which makes everything more compelling.

Flamenco Double Kick!

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Review: One Piece: Romance Dawn photo
Review: One Piece: Romance Dawn
by Pedro Cortes

I've got some major love for One Piece. On top of keeping up with it on a weekly basis for about eight years, I've spent a good amount of money on merch. Figures, manga, art: I've sunk a lot of hours into getting all that stuff into my room. The only thing that I haven't really been satisfied with are the One Piece games. In general, they've been sub-par experiences that seem quickly pushed out to make a quick buck on the backs of fans.

The only one I've enjoyed at all was Unlimited Adventure for the Wii. It was a straightforward action game with a stand-alone story that was fun for a while. Unfortunately, it eventually outstayed its welcome with boring level design and little else to do besides run around, switch characters, get lost and punch things.

With some hesitation, I was looking forward to the release of Romance Dawn, an RPG for the 3DS. Hey, I love One Piece and I love RPGs. That's sure to be a great combination, right? Uh, well, let's just say that it leaves a lot to be desired. Hit the jump to find out why.

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4:00 PM on 02.09.2014

Annotated Anime: Space Dandy episode 6

Variety is the spice of life, right? Every episode of Space Dandy is a bit different from the last one. Sometimes it's totally different! Each installment is a special snowflake that either flounders or stands tall above the rest -- which is episode 6? Is it a mess like episode 1 or a hilarious romp like 5? I'll tell you... right... now!

Ben Huber

5:00 PM on 02.08.2014

Annotated Anime: Samurai Flamenco episode 16

It's time for the time in every superhero's life when they have to face the most trying time of their career: being a fugitive and escaping the government! This week we have an entire episode devoted to Hazama's impressive escape skills, as he dodges the police and authorities on his way to find help. The big problem: he doesn't have anyone to turn to. Or does he?

Ben Huber







A Look @ Fairy Tail Volume 33 & 34 photo
A Look @ Fairy Tail Volume 33 & 34
by Pedro Cortes

Before we take a look at the latest volumes of Fairy Tail, let’s take a look at where we’re at in the story. The members of Fairy Tail are in the midst of the Grand Magic Games. Held to determine which guild is the strongest, Fairy Tail has been at the bottom of the rankings for the last several years due to all of the strongest members being shifted through time in prior volumes. In order to restore their reputation, the time-displaced members gather together and challenge the world, though things are quite a bit different from when they last were around.

After barely squeaking by the first portion of the competition, the members of Fairy Tail have not been performing well in the one-on-one fights. Lucy and Mystogan both lost their matches, leaving both Fairy Tail teams dead last. They’re going to have to make some points quick or they risk falling too far behind to catch up. However, if there’s one thing you can bet on, it’s that Fairy Tail will find some way to come out on top.

Hit the jump to find out how!

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