We’ve decided to starting highlighting each anime season with a mini-version of our end of the year awards. We hope this helps cap-off the season with a splash (and helps us remember all of great things by the time the end of the year rolls around). So without further ado, our picks for the best of summer 2015 . . .
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- One-Punch Man Train
- Do You NEED an Ace?
A thoughtful editorial about sports anime and the idea of the “ace.”
- The Kingkiller Chronicle Everything
A movie, TV series, and video game announced all at once. Basically it is becoming the new fantasy franchise to watch out for. I’m a huge fan of the books.
- Radiohead Ruins Hearthstone
Power creep can easily ruin a player’s enjoyment of a long running game but it is not always apparent what the culprit is. Extra Credit looks at the recent Hearthstone expansion at try show which cards are actually the cause of the escalation of power and which are unfairly maligned.
- Stand for the Ohtori Academy Anthem
Some kinds soul has made a translation path for the Sega Saturn Utena game. Here is the wonderful opening if you have never seen it. Thanks to Patz for pointing this one out.
- Tri-State Area Convention Round Up
All Geeks Considered does a short topics podcast with lots of Waku Waku +NYC and AnimeNEXT talk.
- We Are Legion
10,000 Ogiue Maniaxs talk about the themes of Gatchaman Crowds Insight.
- Korea vs. Japan
During the Japanese invasions of Korea is when Yi Sun-sin finally starts to truly cement his reputation.
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- Magical Mystery Tour
There is a puzzle game themed around Unlimited Blade Works in an Escape the Room styled puzzle event in Japan. I am super jealous.
- Gold Experience Requiem
Gilgamesh is no longer the only golden boy in the Fate universe.
- I Need That Key Chain!
Mother and Daughter (or Father in Son) Battle Key Chain!
- Lunar Dumplings
The recent dango event in Fate/Grand Order has inspired some fan art.
- The Real Story
Since the attempts to add an English patch on Fate/Grand Order have not been going well this page has a decent start on translating the story of Fate/Grand Order.
- The Marriage of Figaro
Got to love Amadeus.
Just as the protagonists in the series struggle to be given a chance, this anime has also been greatly underestimated!