The Good, The Bad, The Lolis: Children in Anime

By MaxVader / January 7, 2015 / Articles, Columns / 7 Comments

The Good, The Bad and The Lolis: Children in Anime It’s time for a subject very near to my gag reflex: The depiction of children in anime. Child characters are admittedly a hard thing to get right, but some of these nitwits in the anime industry are so bad at it, they probably could turn […]

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By Andrew Erickson / December 19, 2014 / Articles, Columns / 3 Comments

Most people who enjoy anime are content to just watch it. But for some, the shows being put out by official production outfits is unsatisfactory. These enterprising individuals, often with nothing but MS Paint and a Youtube account to their name, set out to create their own anime. Known as fanime...

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El-Hazard: Tenchi Muyo’s Lost Step-Brother

By Christopher Kinsey / December 18, 2014 / Articles, Columns / No Comments

Dean Talks Anime El-Hazard: Tenchi Muyo’s Lost Step-Brother An opinion/review by Christopher Kinsey   I will begin my article by completely alienating my audience. *AHEM* The entirety of the Tenchi Muyo series is crap and has, in many cases, is a catalyst that has made anime, in my eyes, wor...

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Romance, Harem and Hentai

By MaxVader / December 12, 2014 / Articles, Columns / 1 Comment

Battle of the Genres: Romance, Harem and Hentai by Max Vader Let’s kick this off with a big one, shall we? In the following article I intend to show you that two of anime’s most popular genres are inherently trash and ruin every show made with them in mind. Furthermore, I will illustrate that Hen...

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The Problem with Visual Novels

By Andrew Erickson / December 3, 2014 / Articles, Columns / 2 Comments

The Problem with Visual Novels by Andrew Erickson Let’s talk about visual novels. By and large they’re poorly written and full of porn, and I could leave it at that, but I want to take a look at why the format has jumped headlong into appealing to the lowest common denominator. In the...

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Anime Rankings vol 1 issue 1

By Mr. Russell / December 1, 2014 / Articles, Columns / 8 Comments

Each week we will bring you a list of anime rankings and recommended titles that range from series, movies, simulcasts and more. We’ve created this update to help you keep track of the changes from week to week. This first volume covers updates to our rankings ending on Friday, November 28,...

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Excel Saga and the Language of Humor

By Christopher Kinsey / November 20, 2014 / Articles, Columns / 1 Comment

Dean Talks Anime: Excel Saga and the Common Language of Humor A review/opinion piece by Christopher Kinsey   “Go My forced perspective action figures! Go!” Drama is easy, comedy is hard. Someone said that once, and it’s only half true. Humor is only hard when you overthink it and add layers ...

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Youmacon 2014 Convention Report

Youmacon 2014 Convention Report Reported by: David Majors Youmacon, the anime convention that started me on my otaku journey in 2008, was celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014. The stars were aligned to make it the best one yet: there were elite musical guests and convention events spreading ...

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