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Anime roundup 8/23/2013: Your Princess Is In Another Reality

In this week's viewing: Space Brothers gets drop-kicked, Day Break Illusion causes a lecture on honorifics, and more!

Anime roundup 8/16/2013: Take Heart

In this week's viewing: Hunter x Hunter lays on the foreshadowing, Space Brothers, of all shows, does something mindbogglingly, cringingly offensive, and more!

Anime roundup 8/9/2013: The Zero’s Journey

Hunter x Hunter #90 - Nodding to old sf tropes once again, the new Chimera Ant king is after both braaaaaaaains and our...

Anime roundup 8/2/2013: Take a Number

Gatchaman Crowds #3 - This is the first sf work I know of to grapple full-on with the implications of widespread social networking....

Anime roundup 7/26/2013: The Safety Dance

Gatchaman Crowds #2 - Gatchaman Crowds has declared its thesis topic, which is the gamification of human interactions as mediated by the Internet. Gamification...

Anime roundup 7/19/2013: Expository Lumps

And now, the rest of your season premieres! For those who were eagerly awaiting Symphogear G or the new Milky Holmes, I regret to...

Anime roundup 7/5/2013: The Moving Finger Writes

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, end - By golly, they managed it. The big fight scene and enough time left over to wrap...

Anime roundup 6/28/2013: Fall of the Guardians

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #12 - Is it an act of insubordination if you refuse the orders given by your superior officer's...

Anime roundup 6/21/2013: The Great Chain of Beating

Hunter x Hunter #84 - One of the recurring features of shōnen series is a tendency to look at characters exclusively through who...

Anime roundup 6/14/2013: Strange Aeons

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #10 - So the magical glowing trails from which all the fleets of Earth draw their electricity are,...

Anime roundup 6/9/2013: Meeting the Enemy

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #9 - Now Ledo knows what, or rather who, he's been fighting... almost. The descendants of the human/squid...

Anime roundup 6/2/2013: Graduation Day

Hunter x Hunter #81 - Watch that fight scene in isolation, and it's just another case of insanely exaggerated martial arts. But watch...

Anime roundup 5/26/2013: In the Long Run We Are All Dead

Hunter x Hunter #80 - The Chimera Ant queen has just collected the brain of a man so misanthropic that he founded an...

Anime roundup 5/19/2013: Ant Misbehavin’

Space Brothers #57 - Everyone caught that piko-piko is the Japanese onomatopoeic equivalent to "beep", right? So we all know how the author...

Anime roundup 5/12/2013: Failure Analysis

First, some big news for those of you in Spain and Portugal: Crunchyroll expanded its offerings for you as of May 9th. The specific...

Anime roundup 5/3/2013: Photoeugenic

Hunter x Hunter #77 - Giant ants! Giant mutant intelligent ants! Giant intelligent ants which eat people and then practice Lamarckian evolution! I expect...

Anime roundup 4/28/2013: Tribal knowledge

Hunter x Hunter #76 - Hunter x Hunter was previously adapted for TV in 1998-1999 for a series that ran to the middle of...

Anime Roundup 4/21/2013: Fee Fi, Ho Hum

More international streaming sites have announced their spring simulcasts, and I'm afraid it looks like the entire world will get to see a couple...

Anime roundup 4/14/2013: This Will Be on the Test

A big stack of first looks this week, and then it'll be time to make decisions about what to add for the regular weekly...

Anime roundup 4/7/2013: Stop the World, I Want To Get Off

First, a little awards news: Nominees for the Seiun for Best Media (roughly equivalent to Hugo nominees for Best Dramatic Presentation) include two anime...

Anime roundup 3/31/2013: You Are In a Maze of Twisty Little...

From the New World, end - If there has been one theme running through every episode of From the New World from the beginning,...

Anime roundup 3/24/2013: High Anxiety

Space Brothers #49 - Yes, international viewers who may not be familiar with the southwestern US, there are rattlesnakes near Amarillo, and yes, if...

Anime roundup 3/17/2013: Showdown time

So here's how this works: Every week, I commentate on the latest episodes of various anime series, and then we all discuss further in...

The story so far: Space Brothers

Hello there! I'm going to be doing weekly discussions of current sf anime episodes and previews of upcoming shows in this slot. Since we're...