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2:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Ufotable's take on Fate/stay night UBW looks hot

In what can only be described as a "oh wait, really?" kind of moment, Ufotable revealed this past Sunday that their upcoming new Fate/stay night TV series would be adapting the Unlimited Blade Works route of the video game. ...

Elliot Gay



7:30 PM on 07.27.2014

Feast your eyes on two new Sailor Moon dub previews

Well played, Viz Media. Right when you've gotten us used to checking YouTube for the latest Sailor Moon-related dub previews, the company decided to upload their newest videos on Hulu instead. Despite Viz's unexpec...

Salvador GRodiles



9:00 PM on 07.24.2014

First Impressions: Terror in Resonance

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.  

Dae Lee



9:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 3

Sword Art Online II sure loves to take its sweet time with presenting its story to the audience. In all seriousness, SAO II’s pacing isn’t a bad thing, as it gives us some time to soak in certain aspects that the ...

Salvador GRodiles



12:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Annotated Anime: Hanayamata episodes 2-3

Reporting live from New Jersey: There are no uprising of Yosakoi, blonde teenage kids wanting to start clubs, or anything out of ordinary from Princeton. Not that I know what's going on down in that part of south-central...

Jeff Chuang



8:00 AM on 07.23.2014

Annotated Anime: Persona 4 Golden Animation episode 2

Now that the semi-obligatory introduction is out of the way, time to go wild! Skipping entire characters, plot points, and any redundant mainline story, we're taken on a jaunty ride to the stuff Persona 4 the Golden fans have been waiting for.  

Dae Lee



1:00 PM on 07.20.2014

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 13-16

One of the things I've grown to love about Stardust Crusaders is that it passes by quickly. It's amazing how I can basically leave the series for weeks on end and then catch up with all of them and remark "Wow, that was ...

Josh Tolentino



7:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Queen Beryl and Jadeite devise an evil scheme in Sailor Moon's third dub clip

It seems that my prediction about Viz uploading a new Sailor Moon-related video everyday was incorrect, as the company chose to post their third dub clip today. Either way, it's still nice of Viz to show off Sailor Moon's ne...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Annotated Anime: Aldnoah Zero episode 2

"Operation Earthfall" has been begun, igniting war on planet Earth. Launching massive structures called "landing castles" all over the world, they strategically destroy every communications resource they find on land, sea, and space. I guess it's up to a group of teenagers to set things right!  

Dae Lee



10:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Sailor Moon's second dub clip shows off Luna's new English voice

After giving us a quick sample of Usagi and Mamoru's new English voices for the new Sailor Moon dub, Viz  has uploaded a new video that features Michelle Ruff's take on Luna. Since I've enjoyed most of Ruff's roles, I t...

Salvador GRodiles



9:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Shonen Showdown: One Piece Episodes 647 - 653

As we’re in the thick of a pretty serious arc, the pace for One Piece has slowed to a crawl. Not only that, but there are so many different things going on that it’s taking forever for major plot points to deal wi...

Pedro Cortes



11:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Let's take a quick look at Sailor Moon's new dub

Back when Viz Media announced the English voice actors for the new Sailor Moon dub at Anime Expo 2014, I couldn't help but to be intrigued by their choices. With the first Sailor Moon boxset getting ready to hit North Americ...

Salvador GRodiles



11:00 AM on 07.15.2014

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 2

After going through an exposition-filled episode, you’d think that Sword Art Online II would start Kazuto’s main mission already. Instead, the series chose to introduce the viewers to Sinon, a player who happ...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 PM on 07.14.2014

First Impressions: Momo Kyun Sword

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...

Josh Totman



8:00 AM on 07.14.2014

First Impressions: Hanayamata

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...

Jeff Chuang



8:00 AM on 07.12.2014

First Impressions: Glasslip

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.  

Dae Lee



5:00 PM on 07.11.2014

First Impressions: Persona 4 the Golden Animation

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.  

Dae Lee



9:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Yamaha wants you to be the Master of Torque

We all strive to master something, be that mastering our destiny, mastering a foreign language (odds are it's Japanese if you're reading this), or even just mastering the art of killing time. Now motorcycle and keyboard make...

Josh Tolentino



1:00 PM on 07.09.2014

First Impressions: Argevollen

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 Argev...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 07.08.2014

New Psycho-Pass movie trailer shows us a lot of nothing

I've been waiting patiently for any new information about the upcoming Psycho-Pass film, slated to hit theaters this winter. You can imagine my frustration when the site posted a teaser trailer, that shows us absolutely noth...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Space Dandy is looking Be@ry cool

The folks over at Medicom are always finding really interesting tie-ins to their highly collectable Be@rbrick and Kubrick line of figures. This time, our friends over at Tomopop have shared images of a limited edition of ever...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 07.08.2014

First Impressions: Akame ga Kill!

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 month...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 07.08.2014

Check out the first seven minutes of HAL

This one seemed have just slipped by me. Studio WIT, which is a subdivision of the mighty Production I.G. has a new animated film coming out, under the unassuming title HAL. The name gives me some serious Space Odyssey flash...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 07.07.2014

First Impressions: Sword Art Online II

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 midd...

Salvador GRodiles



10:00 AM on 07.06.2014

Final Impressions: Mekakucity Actors

To take a collection of narratively contained songs, light novels and manga and spin it into a television series makes this show a anthology about a unique group of characters connected to each other in the same (and perhaps multiple) universe(s).  

Dae Lee



8:00 AM on 07.06.2014

First Impressions: Aldnoah Zero

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.

Dae Lee



6:00 AM on 07.06.2014

First Impressions: Locodol

As an avid idol fan myself, I've always appreciated when media takes care to pay attention to details and display that they themselves are enthusiastic about Idol culture. Wake Up Girls was one such anime, and I feel like Locodol will be a similar offering.

Dae Lee



10:00 AM on 07.05.2014

Final Impressions: Is the Order a Rabbit?

Having completed this season, I have no reservations whatsoever when I say this is the best slice-of-life offering I've seen in years. Drama-free, happy-go-lucky, no-strings-attached episode after episode of fun characters and exceptionally great art.

Dae Lee



8:00 AM on 07.05.2014

Final Impressions: One Week Friends

Our lovable cast was in some trouble the last time we checked, but luckily for everyone, Kiryu is around to knock some sense into our protagonists. One Week Friends proved to be one of the strongest shows of the season, even if it doesn't have the flash or draw as other offerings.

Dae Lee



11:45 PM on 07.04.2014

Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide, Part 2!

The sun's up and it's time to get the heck into the shade and watch some Japanese cartoons! Welcome to the second part of Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide! Just as we did in yesterday's first part, we're here to ta...

Josh Tolentino



9:00 PM on 07.04.2014

First Impressions: Rail Wars!

Rail Wars was strangely one of my most anticipated this season. The premise of a train security force fighting against railway privatization extremists sounded just crazy enough to become something worth following, but the first episode left me a little perplexed.

Dae Lee



12:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Feel the charm of Studio Ghibli's When Marnie was There

There's a lot of whispers going around about the upcoming animated film, When Marnie was There. The movie is the famed animation house Studio Ghibli's first film without any involvement from founders Isao Takahata and Hayao ...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 07.02.2014

The new Black Butler: Book of Circus trailer is now served

There's a sexy new trailer for the highly anticipated new Black Butler television series, set to debut this month. Black Butler: Book of Circus is set to cover the enigmatic Ciel Phantomhive's journey a bit closer to the ori...

Hiroko Yamamura



1:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide, Part 1!

It's the summertime, and the weather is high. You can reach right up, and touch the sky. When the weather's fine, we've got Japanese cartoons on the mind! It's the first part of Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide! Th...

Josh Tolentino



2:33 AM on 07.02.2014

Watch and talk about the new Sailor Moon transformation sequence here

Alright, so if you haven't seen the thing already, check it out right above. The video has a nifty before and after thing going on followed by a side-by-side look at the transformation sequence we had before and the one we'r...

Kristina Pino



2:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Arpeggio of Blue Steel heads to the big screen next year

I was a bit shocked with myself, that my favorite anime of last year was actually the sci-fi/moe mash-up, Arpeggio of Blue Steel. Usually, I base my initial interests off two things, either mecha design or character design. W...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Feast your eyes on the new extended Aldnoah.Zero promo

There's a delicious new trailer for Gen Urobuchi and Ei Aoki's upcoming new sci-fi series, Aldnoah.Zero. There seems to be plenty of drama, beautiful scenery, and people dying everywhere! Did we mention that there's mecha? M...

Hiroko Yamamura



3:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Fan poll selects most powerful robot

The argument about the strongest robots in anime is one that will continue in perpetuity. I mean, it's hard to get any sort of consensus about what to even include on the list. Giant robots are one thing, but do you include a...

Pedro Cortes



10:00 AM on 06.26.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

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,...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 06.25.2014

Final Impressions: Selector Infected WIXOSS

So, Selector Infected WIXOSS: a anime about a commercial card game. Does it sound like a show you would watch? Me neither. Yet somehow, WIXOSS has become one of my biggest surprises, beating out many of what I considered to be the safe bets of this season.

Dae Lee



9:30 PM on 06.24.2014

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episode 12

Is it just me, or is everyone in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure raised from birth on a steady diet of scenery? If they haven't, well, they sure can chew it! Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. In fact, it's the best thing. 

Josh Tolentino



4:30 PM on 06.24.2014

Surprise: JoJo: Stardust Crusaders' English Dub to stream on Crunchyroll

I don't know if this announcement is a figment of my imagination or not, but Crunchyroll's planning to stream three episodes of Stardust Crusaders' English dub on July 5th. If you're going to Anime Expo 2014, there's going to...

Salvador GRodiles



5:30 PM on 06.23.2014

Star Finger! Stardust Crusader's OP awakens its 8-bit Stand

Studio Me-gaane's stepped into some interesting grounds as of late. The group started remixing more of Super Sentai's opening themes, and they've tackled a few Western shows like the Power Rangers franchise. Recent...

Salvador GRodiles



5:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Huzzah! MAPPA's Garo anime gets a short trailer

At long last, we get another glimpse at MAPPA's (Zankyou no Terror) upcoming Garo anime, Garo: The Carved Seal of Flame, that's airing during the Fall 2014 Anime Season. To those who aren't familiar with Garo, the ...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Internet Explorer collab lets your browser fly around the Gargantia fleet

It's a video game you can play on the browser; it shows off the open source graphics engine Turbulenz. It's called Sky Courier, and this browser game puts you in the seat of apowered glider from Gargantia, in which you have ...

Jeff Chuang



4:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Rejoice: Viz reveals their plans for Anime Expo '14

It was a glorious day when Viz Media announced that they licensed Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Now Viz’s planning an event for Anime Expo 2014 that’ll please Sailor Moon, Gargantia's fans. During the ...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Licensing GET: Discotek grabs Shin Mazinger Z Impact

Today is a joyous day for Go Nagai and super robot anime fans everywhere. Discotek Media has announced on their Facebook page that they've licensed Shin Mazinger Z Impact (a.k.a. Shin Mazinger: Shogeki Z-Hen!). As a pers...

Salvador GRodiles



10:00 AM on 06.16.2014

Annotated Anime: One Week Friends 10 & 11

As I suspected, as we go into our final few episodes, the self-contained nature of the series has become less the case, as Kujo's presence has given way to a series of unavoidable events spanning multiple entries.  

Dae Lee



4:00 PM on 06.14.2014

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 6-11

Man, JoJo and his crew just can't catch a break, can they? I forget to watch the show for more than a month and come back to see the party under near-constant assault. You'd think someone didn't want them to make it all the way to Egypt, or something.

Josh Tolentino



6:00 PM on 06.13.2014

Annotated Anime: M3 The Dark Metal episode 8

Our depressed band of weirdo pilots continue onward steadily towards entering the Lightless Realm. Pilot synchronizations, seedy adults, childhood flashbacks, and other regular themes cloud up the episode while progress plods along.  

Dae Lee




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