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Anime roundup 5/22/2014: Strange. Weird. Eerie.

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In this week's viewing: Mushishi takes the week off, Nanana results in an informal poll about pronouns, and more!

Anime roundup 5/8/2014: Collect the Entire Set

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In this week's viewing: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Brynhildr in the Darkness stock up on main characters, and more!

Anime roundup 5/1/2014: All Things Foul and Dangerous

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In this week's viewing: hideous psychic creatures, blobby parasitic ones, and more!

Anime roundup 4/24/2014: Spring Cleaning

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In this week's viewing: The lineup for the rest of the season is set, but first, a late premiere!

Anime roundup 4/17/2014: Creeping Along

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In this week's viewing: The second half of premiere week turns into a race to the bottom, but luckily, not everything gets there!

April Nostalgia for the Land of the Rising Sun

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Morgana explores the wide-ranging consequences of watching anime. Cue the Vapors.

Anime roundup 4/10/2014: It Takes All Kinds

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In this week's viewing: After seeing off Hozuki no Reitetsu, it's premiere time!

Anime roundup 4/3/2014: The Naked Truth

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In this week's viewing: Four of five series wrap up, and a surprising proportion feel that nudity is the solution!

Spring 2014 SF Anime Preview

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A quick run-down of 20 new shows ready to launch in April.

Yoshihiro Togashi and Growth As A Creator

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A look at Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi in comparison with his other major manga-turned-anime, Yu Yu Hakusho

Anime roundup 3/27/2014: All You Need Is Love

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In this week's viewing: Samurai Flamenco expounds about love, Nobunagun features someone who needs to admit it, and more!

When A Hobby Becomes An Identity

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Morgana does the self-observational thing regarding her fannishness: I am happy in my self-awareness and my obsessiveness and my over-thinking-it-ness. I am happy to live partially in my head...

SciFi4Me.com, Your Portal to the Science Fiction Multiverse

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“Greetings! Welcome to SciFi4Me.com – where we talk science fiction, not wrestling. “ I ask you how can one not love a sci-fi based website...

An Homage To Feminine Male Characters (And The Women Who Voice...

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It has long been a fascination that the shonen manga industry has allowed male characters who are not typically masculine to be interesting, complex, and relatable characters, as well as allowing women to take on the roles of young men.

Thank You, Hayao Miyazaki

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As we grow older, we are forced to accept the fact that those people who helped to form our childhood are also getting older. We are made to understand that being influential does not make one immortal, at least not in a literal sense. And so, thousands of people the world over are slowly coming to terms with the fact that Hayao Miyazaki is truly, truly retiring this time.

Why Hollywood Needs to Stay Out of Anime (At Least For...

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Media apologists everywhere would have you believe that Hollywood only runs the way that it does because of this concept called "marketability." We could never have Asian-American headliners in an Akira movie because we don't have enough big-name Asian-American actors. We can't keep the integrity of the original story because it's not culturally significant to an American audience. God forbid a movie challenge an audience's perspective on another culture or give them an insight into how other parts of the world react to certain situations

A Website for the Geek in all of Us

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a profile of the GeekTyrant website

Where (Comic Book) Art Meets Philosophy: A 1000 Ideas By 100...

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A review of the art book: 1,100 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists

A Year With Amazing Stories: My Anime Blogiversary!

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Morgana Santilli reflects on a year of posts and blogging. Happy Blogiversary!

Is the Anime Renaissance Upon Us?

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An examination of the world of anime in its current state and with its current offerings.

Have You Heard About Anime Jesus?: A Saint Young Men Review

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Religious figures and anime make for a provocative mix.

Dandy Delivers the Goods, Baby

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A look at Space Dandy, a new anime series.

Satoshi Kon and Christmas Miracles

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You may have heard of the famous Japanese directors Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki. You should have heard of Satoshi Kon - and now you will....

Why “I Don’t Like Anime” Doesn’t Really Make Sense

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Morgana Santilli discusses etiquette of how to say you aren't interested in anime, and the prejudice you show in saying you don't like anime.

Itadakimasu! The Significance of Food In Anime

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Can wisdom be found in a ramen noodle shop? Fans, Anime and Food collide - but there's no need to call in Senator Blutarsky.

Characters That Will Always Remain

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Is anime a way for some of us to retain our childhood fancies? Or do we recognize ourselves in the characters we've chosen to admire? Morgana Santilli discusses her reasons for her favorite characters when she was younger and how her preference have changed with growing up.

RWBY: The Anime-Inspired Webseries I Can’t Stop Talking About

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Morgana Santilli talks about what makes RWBY a great animated series, and webseries.

Top Post de Octubre en Amazing Stories

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Libros Hubo muchas reseñas de libros el mes pasado. Gary Dalkin reseña la colección de 10 historias Feast and Famine: Book Review – Feast and Famine...

Consider the Magical Girl

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With the Sailor Moon relaunch just a few months away, I seem to be seeing an onslaught of magical girls in the media.

Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance

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It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sort, to escape your culture.