In this week’s viewing: Celestial Method finishes in the nick of time, and then it’s time for some awards recommendations!
In this week’s viewing: Two more shows pack their bags, but only for a temporary absence, and more!
In this week’s viewing: JoJo reaches halftime, Hunter x Hunter starts wrapping things up, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Nothing goes as expected, from the latest introduction in Sailor Moon to everything in Hunter x Hunter!
In this week’s viewing: Miraculous recoveries are everywhere, including two major characters and Aldnoah Zero’s writing!
In this week’s viewing: Sphinx is going to be sorry about making a friend on Terror in Resonance, Polnareff is very sorry about thinking of his loved ones in JoJo, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Romance, family ties, their unhealthy flipsides, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Female antagonists are everywhere! Except for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, which lives up to its name once again.
In this week’s viewing: Mind games, plotting, and counter-plotting all over the place!
In this week’s viewing: Aldnoah Zero and Terror in Resonance go heavy on the symbolism, and more!
In this week’s viewing: After disposing of the worst premiere of the season, the lineup is brutally cut to the maximum of five shows. Who will survive?
In this week’s viewing: Epic fireworks are ahead with the conclusion of Brynhildr and a look back at Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant arc.
A look at Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi in comparison with his other major manga-turned-anime, Yu Yu Hakusho
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.
In this week’s viewing: The shows that will be covered in this discussion column for the rest of the season are chosen! And the others are whined about!
It’s time to wrap up the shows we’ve been following this past season and look at the first harbingers of the new one.
In this week’s viewing: The Eccentric Family does a clinic on setup and payoff, Day Break Illusion demonstrates how not to do it, and more!
In this week’s viewing: It’s that late-season moment when the plot cards are all on the table and fisticuffs break out in all directions!
In this week’s viewing: The Eccentric Family lays bare a dastardly plot, Gatchaman Crowds creeps out its local viewers, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Gatchaman Crowds continues to go to unexpected places, the Shimogamo family tree contains surprises, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Space Brothers gets drop-kicked, Day Break Illusion causes a lecture on honorifics, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Hunter x Hunter lays on the foreshadowing, Space Brothers, of all shows, does something mindbogglingly, cringingly offensive, and more!
Hunter x Hunter #90 – Nodding to old sf tropes once again, the new Chimera Ant king is after both braaaaaaaains and our women. And he demonstrates how mustache-twirlingly evil he is by killing two henchmen before he’s five minutes old, although Neferpitou did have a point about how the king and the guards don’t […]
Gatchaman Crowds #3 – This is the first sf work I know of to grapple full-on with the implications of widespread social networking. In any medium. You can point to any number of stories where blogging and online interaction are a standard part of the present and future, but it’s just there in the background. […]
Gatchaman Crowds #2 – Gatchaman Crowds has declared its thesis topic, which is the gamification of human interactions as mediated by the Internet. Gamification is, broadly, the application of game-like scoring systems to Internet sites which are not themselves games. You might get points for every post you make in a forum, or achievement badges […]
And now, the rest of your season premieres! For those who were eagerly awaiting Symphogear G or the new Milky Holmes, I regret to inform you that they haven’t been picked up for international streaming. Monogatari Second Season premiere – Tsubasa Hanekawa leaves her adopted family’s house for school one day, and a giant spectral […]
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, end – By golly, they managed it. The big fight scene and enough time left over to wrap up all the loose ends, including what Earth was doing as one big ocean. Everyone, finally, from cultists to pirate queen, getting together to work in the same direction. Heck, even talk […]
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #12 – Is it an act of insubordination if you refuse the orders given by your superior officer’s ghost? Or does that mech fight just count as damaging government property? There’s only one episode left, and you can feel it. Not just in the climactic fight as Ledo formalizes his […]
Hunter x Hunter #84 – One of the recurring features of shōnen series is a tendency to look at characters exclusively through who they can and can’t defeat in a fight. The shōnen world can be arranged like the early zoological idea of the Great Chain of Being, only with every lifeform in existence ranked […]
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #10 – So the magical glowing trails from which all the fleets of Earth draw their electricity are, basically, squid dandruff. Next it will probably turn out that the lightbugs die after a while and need more squid to replenish them. Better hope there are other outposts, or at least […]