A Rival Appears
After last week's explosive episode in which our seemingly super-human protagonist saved two of Yamato's friends from a burning building, we are back with Episode 5. With the title "I'm Dense" this episode deals with Takeo m... read feature

Nice guys finish first
 MY Love Story!! (or Ore Monogatari!!) is an unconventional shoujo manga that’s received an anime adaptation this season.  The story follows unlikely protagonist Takeo Gouda, an extremely tall and strong high ... read feature

One Punch Man

Studio MADHOUSE winds up for One Punch Man anime

Fingers crossed!
Mar 21
[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!] I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in ... read

Masao Maruyama wants to make Pluto anime, doesn't have the cash

The producer from Madhouse and MAPPA speaks about upcoming projects.
Apr 30
You may know about FicZone 14, an otaku convention in Granada, Spain. It's a fairly recent event, but it's been nabbing some big-name guests pretty rapidly. Most recently, they featured Masao Maruyama, a producer and co-found... read

Aniplex announces Mahouka and Mekaku City Actors simulcast info

Put ya simulcast on!
Apr 05
Aniplex just dropped some news announcing the simulcast dates of its shows: Mahouka, also known as The Irregular at Magic High School, and Mekaku City Actors. Mahouka will air starting from today, while Mekaku City Actor... read

New Marvel Avengers OVA to be released March 25th

Madhouse will be producing this one too!
Jan 24
In this apartment the Marvel vs. DC debate is still waged on a weekly basis. My girlfriend believes that DC is the superior brand while I, on the other hand, feel that Marvel is better. Part of my evidence for this is that Ma... read

The Irregular at Magic High School anime slated for 2014

Madhouse bringing this light novel series to the screen
Dec 11
Mark your calendar for the Spring 2014 season, because Tsutomu Sato's light novel series The Irregular at Magic High School will be getting an anime adaptation courtesy of the folks at Madhouse. Saki's director Manabu On... read
Boxing at its finest
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! It's hard to believe that Soma's having trouble with this battle. The man is able to wield the souls of various creatures and entities. On top of that, a good number of his weapons contain holy a... read feature

It's a terrible night to have a curse
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Seras and Grave are locked in an endless shootout. Both opponents are chock-full of lead, and their regenerative abilities continue to negate each blast. After Grave brings out the Demolition Sho... read feature

Vampires and Deadmen square off!
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Gene Starwind fired off every Caster Shell in his arsenal, but Vash was able to see each one coming from a mile away. Since Vash can move at high speeds, Gene was depleting his ammo reserves tryi... read feature

Can the Caster outgun the Angel Arm?
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Well, what can I say? You can't mess with Jack Frost, and Blaze the Cat's flames were not enough to melt the ice. Since this Jack Frost was fused to resist fire, our ‘Hee-Ho’ shouting... read feature


Wolf Children to be screened in LA this Friday

Yeah, it's a furry love story.
Sep 26
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature Wolf Children will be making limited theatrical run at the Laemmle Town Center 5 on September 27th, courtesy of Tugg Inc. It should be noted tha... read
Sweet, sweet vengeance.
Black Lagoon remains one of my guiltiest pleasures. The series shares so much in common with v-cinema, from its harsh take on the human condition, to its unapologetic depictions of violence, and buried beneath, stories worth ... read feature

Hunter x Hunter movie 2

Hunter x Hunter gets a second film this winter

Because you can never have enough HxH
Aug 08
Hunter x Hunter is one of those manga series that I passed on for a long time due to its art style. At first glance, it appeared to be fairly typical shonen jump material, which meant I kept it in my backlog for years.  ... read
Black Lagoon

Roberta is maid to kill

This clip needs more Revy
Jul 27
It's only a couple more week's until we revisit our favorite psychotic maid Roberta, but FUNimation has posted another clip of the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail. In the video we see ... read
Let's take a break from fighting by having a good old race!
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Tylor's luck may have allowed him to gain victory over the Raalgon Empire many times, but the classic power of the Yamato allowed for its crew to resist the plot devises of Tylor's show. All it t... read feature

Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

It's Revy time
Jun 27
Remember how we were just talking about Black Lagoon yesterday? Yeah, me too. Of course I couldn't get the show out of my mind, especially the super catchy opening theme. So let's jump back to the not so far away sounds of 2... read
Black Lagoon

You didn't forget about Revy did you?

Dual 9 mm FTW!
Jun 26
I'm sure the hyper violent, daisy duke wearing, dual wielding Revy is never far from your thoughts. We do deserve to pay her and the rest of Lagoon Company a visit once in a while though. Well, your patience is fin... read
Di Gi Charat & Gatchaman

License Reminder! Sentai gets Di Gi Charat and Gatchaman

Will Sentai's release of Gatchaman do good?
Jun 25
Actually, Sentai has already talked about their plans for both shows already at their panel during Anime Boston 2013. However, they decided to make their announcement more official by reminding us in a more professional ... read
Mamoru Hosoda themed battle go!
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Someone forgot to teach Charizard Dragon Claw, Dragon Rush, Dragon Pulse, Outrage, and/or Thunder Punch, since his attacks were not very effective on the Azure Rathalos. With Charizard entering t... read feature

Can the Zapper out-shock the Weather Witch?
*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 troubl... read feature

Ultraviolence, now in HD
No point beating around the bush: The mid-1990s action anime legend Ninja Scroll is now on Blu-ray in North America. It's the best it has looked on home video yet.  But it's been a long time--20 years now--that Ninja Scr... read feature

Optic Blast!
You know, it has been a while since I have gotten the opportunity to experience anything related to the X-Men franchise. The last time that I got to watch something related to X-Men was when I saw X-Men: The First C... read feature

Wolf Children doing great, showing at Hawaii next month

Seriously, everyone has got to see it
Sep 21
According to a report by Mantan, The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki has been rather successful so far, earning US$51 million and counting since its opening on July 21. ANN says that not only is Wolf Children already more successf... read

I didn't start off as a fan of horror. When I was a kid, I was terrified of the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. I hated monsters of just about any kind and stuck to safe and happy things. While my stan... read feature

Trailer streamed for Madhouse's Ninja Scroll Burst

Jul 26
Woah, check this out! Madhouse has streamed a trailer for an in-development anime that resurrects a legendary property: the 1993 movie Ninja Scroll. Titled Ninja Scroll Burst, the "3-episode short animation" is a "challenge"... read

The Wolf Children has a great opening weekend

Jul 24
If you couldn't already tell, I really liked Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that it's my favorite movie of the year right now. Go check out our review if you haven't... read

Ever since The Girl Who Leapt Through Time hit Japanese theaters in 2006, the film world has kept their collective eyes on director Mamoru Hosoda. His follow up work, Summer Wars, garnered similar critical praise and fans fou... read feature

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is looking gorgeous

Jun 11
Two of my favorite films from the past decade of film are The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars. What do these two movies share in common? A director named Mamoru Hosoda. It's been a little while since his last film... read

Boring, dumb, card game anime Chihayafuru gets 2nd season

Jun 10
Okay, lemme give you a precursor: Lately, I've been fascinated...fascinated... with reading a lot of josei manga. You know, the kind of manga made for middle-aged women. I have absolutely no idea why I suddenly began bro... read

Ninja Scroll returning with a new project

Apr 14
It's been about nine years since Ninja Scroll: The Series was released, but that's not stopping Madhouse! The animation gurus have announced that something new is on its way, a little something known only as Ninja Scroll Proj... read

It's kind of a sad feeling, knowing that something that you love is often misunderstood by others. In the case of the characters in Chihayafuru, it's the game of karuta that is such a niche competitive sport, a... read feature

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