I’ve only seen Gintama in fits and spurts, happening upon it as my girlfriend watches it or has me see highlight great episodes. That’s still been more than enough to hear a decent selection of opening and closing themes. This one in particular immediately caught my attention on first exposure.
When you read about the trashiest anime show idea—little girls who get attached to adult male “handlers” and are used as assassins, for example—from a listcicle claiming that it’s actually seriously excellent, that show has some heavy lifting ahead of it to truly be convincing. Sometimes, it pulls that feat off…
My merch enthusiasm does not end with Splatoon. In fact, on a pure figure-by-figure basis, after figurines, Nendoriods and Nendoroid Petits, the clear front-runner is someone else: Girls und Panzer, which I have been majorly into since its premiere six (!!!???) years ago. Here’s a look at what I’ve got.
Not the full-of-water pool type of pool, but the thing where a small number of dub/voice actors do a big amount of works (not sure what the correct phrase is).
When there is news of a franchise being turned over to new hands, it can naturally create a bit of an unease among fans. Unless someone is really yearning to see adaptations of source materials under new direction, generally fans will voice frustration/fear/protest to changes like all humans naturally do. In some…
Going on right now in Russia is the 2018 World Cup, the premier tournament for national football/soccer teams from countries that are not the USA. That makes it the first World Cup held more than a decade after French player Zinedine Zidane’s 2006 headbutt felt ‘round the globe.
Since I’m a basketball fan in real life, it made sense for me to check out a basketball anime, so recently I started watching the ’90s classic Slam Dunk. After the initial exposition and character introductions, the first actual basketball game (except it was a practice game) started in episode 14, and I was super…
Most Anime is adapted from a previous work, be Visual Novel or “regular” Manga. But, have you ever wondered what goes into that “conversion”?
Sometimes the occasion calls for the heart-wringing, the spine-straightening intense, the submersion into deep thought, the insanely awesome, the uproariously hilarious, and so on and so forth. Other times, though, simply need a sweet and relaxed excursion into wintertime camping and tasty foods.
I’m not a music pro (nor even consider myself a connoisseur) but I would like, in my unprofessional-ness, to try to describe and try to pinpoint why I like this Anime Opening so much.
Almost a year ago I fell into a hole that is Gundam. And while I don’t think I’ll ever be able to dig my way of here, I can scream up at you about the cool stuff I found in here.
So, according to some people, at least, Phantom Blood is...bad? Nahh, I cannot abide such a thought; even if it couldn’t maintain the incredible absurd loopiness of the first two episodes, the conflict of Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando had some good stuff going on. Hopefully everyone can agree, though, that the OP is…
Considering how much Anime there are already of the whole Franchise it’s a bit surprising how long it took for them to do Heaven’s Feel. To get that out right now so far it has been worth the wait. A movie trilogy is also first for the franchise. So far only the first movie with the subtitle “presage flower” is out…
Anime in America, for the last several decades, has been playing the long game, slowly but surely crawling closer to the mainstream. As someone who was a fan back when it was still significantly more niche by orders of magnitude, this has been gratifying, yet also weird. Jump Force has brought those sentiments on…
Howdy people, have you heard about a Russian/Japenese anime from 2009 about Soviet teenagers in WW2 fighting Nazis and ghosts of German medieval knights? Well, strap in for a weird ride.
Welcome to Sequels With Raitzeno, where every show has a recipe for me to butcher. Starting this summer we have— *KLANGGGGGG*
The mainline Sword Art Online is not especially known for its comedy. It constantly takes itself pretty seriously, in fact. Most stupidly named spinoff ever Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, on the other hand, is occasionally...not that.
Disclaimer: I wouldn’t want his sounds like I’m trying to condone piracy in general since this is a scenario very specific to my region (DVD Region 4), but yeah, I’m basically doing that.
Instead of exploring the backstories for the cast and making them more than paper-thin archetypes, Caligula decided to introduce a new character to its already overstuffed cast.
For years, I’ve seriously desired hosting a panel at an anime or video game convention. Sheer nervousness, impostor’s syndrome, and the feeling that I never had a good enough hook worth pursuing, however, always kept me hesitant. I finally broke the spell last weekend, at the Castle Point Anime Convention.