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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Emiya Family Dojo

October 18, 2014

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

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S.W.A.T. Reviews: Autumn 2014 Pt. 2

October 15, 2014

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The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful. These are the first batch from the new season and now we’ve broken them into (helpful?) categories:

Sentence: Free to Go

Listen – First impressions of Rage of Bahamut: Genesis from MAPPA. It is streaming on Hulu and Funimation.

Listen – First impressions of Akatsuki no Yona from Pierrot. It is streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Listen – First impressions of GARO: The Animation from MAPPA. It is streaming on Hulu and Funimation.

Listen – First impressions of Hi-sCool Seha Girls from TMS Entertainment. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – First impressions of Your Lie in April from A-1 Pictures. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Listen – First impressions of Parasyte -the maxim- from Madhouse. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Sentence: On Parole

Listen – First impressions of Lord Marksman and Vanadis from Satelight. It is streaming on Hulu and Funimation.

Listen – First impressions of Shirobako from P.A.Works. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Sentence: Lock ‘Em Up and Throw Away the Key

Listen – First impressions of Laughing Under the Clouds from Dogakobo. It is streaming on Hulu and Funimation.

 

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New York Comic Con 2014: Our 4 Favorite Anime & Manga Announcements

October 13, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 As much as there is still a certain sentiment of there being “no anime and manga content at New York Comic Con,” there are still a good deal of anime and manga companies in attendance and plenty of casual fans who show up to the convention looking to see what is being presented. The companies at the convention have an opportunity to connect with a part of the fandom that might otherwise not know what is going on outside of the most popular titles.

Therefore, while New York Comic Con might not get the announcement blitz of a convention like Anime Expo, the anime and manga companies tend to save some of their bigger cards for the convention to play to a larger audience.

narutaki_icon_4040 Anime and manga is just part of the larger pie of New York Comic Con, much like the big West Coast show in San Diego. It is the biggest thing going on on the East Coast so you better believe anime and manga companies are turning out and playing up their new announcements as much as anyone else. There were the usually licenses of new and recent anime and manga but also some big surprises during the con as well.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 01 – People Almost Forgot Shiro is the Hero

October 12, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 Of course they realease two hour long Unlimited Blade Works episodes in the two weeks where it would hurt the most. It is not only the beginning of an anime season where I am behind on SWAT reviews but I just survived a four day long New York Comic Con. This is going to be a bit of an endurance run for me but if nothing else these posts help me organize my thoughts a bit. If the post kills me then at least I died in the service of Type-Moon. But enough crying over my schedule. Lets talk about the episode.

I know people are surely saddened by the fact that Rin is not the protagonist of the story but such are the disappointments of life. As much as certain vocal people might want Shiro to disappear he is the hero of this story. I actually like him so I am hardly broken up about it. I am curious to see how the fans who really only know Fate/Zero take to him. He is much more the shonen hero as opposed to the seinen protagonist like Kiritsugu. How many of them will stick with this very different main character especially when the story is so much more focused on him?

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