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.
Mari Okada’s directorial film debut, Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms, is going to be screened in Canada on July 20th (the same day as that it’ll screen in America) and I, for one, am very excited.
Two weekends ago, on Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, my girlfriend and I attended the Stevens Institute of Technology Anime Club-run (though not Stevens campus hosted, starting just this year) Castle Point Anime Convention. We had a great time!
While the showcase of why the villains choose to live in Mobius was desperately needed, its execution was sloppy as hell and wastes the show’s premise.
Better late than never, it is time to check in on where the 17 shows I am watching week to week currently stand with me. I originally intended for this to be done within the last two weeks, but a very untimely back injury sidelined me during that time, preventing me from dedicating the time necessary to get this…
Well isn’t this a quick turn around? Ok, not really, the simple truth is the crate that was originally meant for March finally arrived...in god damn May. The theme for this crate is Brave and focuses around series where the main characters have to be brave in the face is ridiculous odds. The represented series are…
Right, so I honestly have no real excuses for why this particular unboxing article is more than two months late. Between a combination of just being too busy some weeks and being too apathetic other weeks, the creation of this article was long in the making. Even more unexescuable however is how, somehow in that more…
Episode 6 is hopefully the start of a better Caligula.
While the main cast is composed of teenagers, the discussions about isolation and loneliness are universal across the age groups.
The original 2003 anime of Kino’s Journey is a seriously cerebral and fantastic series. Kino, in all her stoic, meditative, badass glory, is even one of my outright favorite characters in the entirety of anime. And both of them are served a worthy tribute by way of its ending theme.
While the overall plot advances minimally once again, Caligula feels like it’s making a decision about the show it wants to be, finally.
I think the cover image sums up my feelings about this anime so far really well. Welcome to the weekly recap for Caligula the anime.
A new season of anime came and something occurred that I thought would never happen: I was eagerly waiting for a video game adaptation.
There is an unwritten rule in most anime circles that should never be broken: Never start a conversation about Evangelion. The simple mention of the name creates an effect that can (and will) ruin relationships, turn people away from anime, and ultimately just pollute the air with a toxicity that is incredibly…