Category Archives: Editorial

Anime Maru’s Guide to Your First Convention

With Otakon coming up quickly, many of our readers will be attending their first anime convention in the upcoming weeks. Here are some helpful tips on having a fun first…

Letters to the Editor: July 2014

We’re Going Legit-nyaa! SIR― In your recent article about Nyaa issuing DMCA takedowns (link), you allege that Fakku is ‘getting bad press.’ While this may be true, it is important…

Mass Debating — Your Reactions to Genderbent Kirito

The most recent episode of Sword Art Online 2 depicts Kirito’s Gun Gale Online character as an androgynous male. Realizing that everyone think he is a girl, he decides to play along. Koimeme+Musou …stupid…

Aldnoah Zero Early Impressions

We are now three episodes in to the highly anticipated action mecha anime Aldnoah Zero, produced by A-1 Pictures featuring writing from Urobuchi Gen. Here are the key takeaways from…

Deep Analysis: The Hidden Meaning of Love Live

It should be no surprise that Love Live has as big of a following as it does, what with its cute characters, charming comedy, and multitudes of songs that fans…

Nothing is More American than Spending The Fourth of July at Anime Expo

Every Fourth of July, a little part of me misses engaging in traditional Fourth of July activities. Anime Expo is invariably scheduled over Independence Day weekend, so instead of grilling,…

I Enjoy All Anime, as Long as There Are Lolis

Digibro once claimed that as anime bloggers, we have a skewed perspective of public opinion. This is because our barometer of “public opinion” is each other. As writers and wannabe…

Mass Debating — Your Reactions to Oreimo After Story

Hiro Kanzaki, the official illustrator of the Oreimo light novels, mentioned an Oreimo “After Story” in his new art book. What does the community have to say? (Story via Crunchyroll) annoytaminA Does…

Mass Debating — Your Reactions to Violence Jack Getting Licensed

Discotek Media has licensed Violence Jack, the infamous OVA adaptation of the Go Nagai manga. What does the community have to say? (Story via Crunchyroll) SteadyProfanity Funimation missed out on a huge…

Staff Infection — Editors’ Picks for Summer 2014

kevo Glasslip? Wow talk about another typical P.A. Works show, pandering to the glass crafting enthusiast community to make a quick buck. Talk about the lowest common denominator. Bakumatsu Rock looks…