Archive

September 2016

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #12: Six Seasons and a Movie Alain finished his episode blogging.
Otakon 2016: 15 minutes with Producer Yoshitaka Kawaguchi
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #11: The Breaking of Shiro Emiya
Alain continues his episode blogging.
All Points Bulletin: The Long Dark Lunch-Time of the Soul
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: More Magical Girl Mayhem
Otakon 2016: Artist Alley
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #10: Declaration of War
Alain continues his episode blogging.
Otakon 2016: Guest Events
All Points Bulletin: The Gravity Of Bad Advice
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Saint Martha Saves the Wasteland
Otakon 2016: 10 minutes with LeSean Thomas

All Points Bulletin: Hell Steam

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: My Prediction For the Final Bosses of the Prisma Causeway Event
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #09: Puella Magi Illya Magica Alain continues his episode blogging.
Manga of the Month: Sweetness and Lightning Alain’s pick is full of family love and food love.

August 2016

The August 2016 Line-Up A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
Otakon 2016: Fan Panels
A rundown of all the panels we attended.
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #08: Are We the Baddies?
Alain continues his episode blogging.
The Speakeasy #080: Voltron, Kubo and the Two Strings, Otakon, Akito the Exiled
Ongoing Investigations: Voltron Legendary Defender by Dreamworks, Kubo and the Two Strings by Laika, and Code Geass: Akito the Exiled by Sunrise. Food for Thought: What is the most important thing for Otakon to get right its first year in D.C.? Topics: Otakon 2016.
All Points Bulletin: Give Japan a Chance
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Surfbort Mordred
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #07: Illya Does a Fairly Good Beatrix Kiddo Impersonation
Alain continues his episode blogging.
Kate Goes to Japan: Otaku Posts Round-up
Otakon 2016: Podcast Chaos
We were guests on the Ani-Gamers Podcast.
Otakon 2016: General Impressions
Our thoughts on this year’s con.
All Points Bulletin: The Rise and Fall of Wizard Papercraft

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: A Most Glorius Summer
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #06: Attack of the Designer Knockoff Noble Phantasms
Alain continues his episode blogging.
Manga of the Month: Chocolate Cosmos
Kate’s pick is a good summer romance.
Otakon 2016: Such Dog. Much Anime. Wow.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #14 (final)
Pre-Otakon 2016: Sayonara Baltimore
Our plans.
All Points Bulletin: Avenging the Republic
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Take Your Daughter to Work Day
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #05: Dumb and Dumber
Alain continues his episode blogging.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #13

Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel 2: Ambition—The Tale of Two Rebellions Our review.


July 2016

The July 2016 Line-Up A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
All Points Bulletin: The Secret of Shakespeare
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: A Stone’s Throw From Jerusalem
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #04: Shonen Friendship and Softcore Porn
Alain continues his episode blogging.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #12
The Speakeasy #079: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Sailor Moon Drops, Flying Witch, Crunchyroll
Ongoing Investigations: Sailor Moon Drops, Flying Witch, Goodnight Punpun vol 1-2 by Inio Asano, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Showa: A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki, End of Hayate by Kenjiro Hata. Food for Thought: What would help make a sucessful NYC anime convention? Topics: NYC Getting A New Anime Event, Crunchyroll Becomes a Competitor in the Physical Market, One Piece is 65% Finished.
All Points Bulletin: Games of the Turtle Emperor
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The King of Conquerors is Good Civilization
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #03: The Bay of Pigs Invasion
Alain continues his episode blogging.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #11
Manga Predicted Pokemon Go
Alain inspects what the world of a Certain Magical Index has to say about the AR game market.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2016
91 Days, Alderamin on the Sky, Bananya, Battery, Berserk, Cheer Boys!, DAYS, Handa-kun, hitorinoshita The Outcast, Maho Shojo? Naria Girls, Mob Psycho 100, New Game!, Orange, Qualidea Code, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, ReLIFE, Sweetness and Lightning, Taboo-Tattoo, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi, The Morose Mononokean, This Art Club Has a Problem!, Thunderbolt Fantasy, Time Travel Girl.
All Points Bulletin: Blond Ambition World Tour
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Wild Bunch

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #02: Tactical Espionage Action
Alain continues his episode blogging.
Manga of the Month: Fate/Apocrypha Alain’s pick is part of the Type-Moon universe.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #10
Happy 9th Birthday, Reverse Thieves!
All Points Bulletin: A Revolution With Style
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Mordred the Monk
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #01: Tanaka-kun is Always Clueless Alain returns to episode blogging.
Hamacon 2016: General Impressions
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #09
The Reverse Thieves Spring 2016 Anime Awards Our picks for the best of spring.
Case Closed Reviews: Spring 2016 Bungo Stray Dogs, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Joker Game, Space Patrol Luluco, The Lost Village, Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou.
All Points Bulletin: Diplomatic Basketball
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Merciful Magical Girl


June 2016

The June 2016 Line-Up A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #08
AnimeNEXT 2016: Panels

The Speakeasy #078: A Trip to AnimeNEXT, Hamacon, and Japan
Part I: Al talks about AnimeNEXT and Hamacon  Food for Thought: Where in Japan do you (still) want to go?  Part II: Kate talks about her trip to Japan.
All Points Bulletin: Skull Train Bound for Witch Academy
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Go West, Young Gudako
AnimeNEXT 2016: Guests
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #07
AnimeNEXT 2016: General Impressions
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Tamamo no Bae
HAMACON 7: He Was Invited to be a Guest by a J-Pop K-Town Dude
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #06
The Birth of Kitaro: The God of All Yokai
Our review of this new edition of Gegege no Kitaro.
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 06/04/16
AnimeNEXT 2016: Roanapur and New Jersey Now Have Yet Another Thing in Common
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #05

Manga of the Month: Barakamon
Kate’s pick is a small town comedy.
All Points Bulletin: Dark Soul’s Big Boss
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Troublesome Oni
No Cure For Spoilers Al discusses the need to spoil anime in news titles with the recent PreCure reveals.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #04


May 2016

2001: A Blogging Odyssey We pass a milestone: 2000 posts!
The May 2016 Line-Up
A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
The Speakeasy #077B: Crisis on Infinite Animes
We discuss the upcoming anime Hulu apocalypse and what it might mean for the industry and fandom.
The Speakeasy #077: The Rising of the Shield Hero, Ninja Slayer, One Piece
Welcoming special guest star and co-host Patz Prime!  Ongoing Investigations: The Rising of the Shield Hero volumes 2 & 3 by Aneko Yusagi, Ninja Slayer Part 4: Atrocity in Neo Saitama by Yoshiaki Tabata, Bradley Bond  Phillip N. Morzez , and Yuuki Yogo, One Piece Post the Dressrosa Arc by Eiichiro Oda, and Patz discusses packing and sorting his collection. Food for Thought: What title has your opinion on changed the most since you started anime/manga fandom. Topics: How has your fandom changed since your first started?
Conventional Wisdom: Summer 2016
Al links to many articles kicking off the con season.
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Who is Mumei?
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #03
Some of Our Favorite Foods They Are Always Eating in Anime
This list is pretty long and still not long enough!
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: A Pirate’s Life for Me
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #02
Anime Fan Fest 2016: General Impressions
Al went to this new convention that took place in the hole left by AnimeNEXT moving to Atlantic City.
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Relevant to My Interests
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #01
Manga of the Month: Giganto Maxia
Al’s pick is something different from the creator of Berserk.
A Few Anime Sights We’d Like to Visit
What tops our lists!
All Points Bulletin: Sound! Crazy Horse

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Reunited
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 04/30/16
Otaku USA Magazine Presents Hisui’s Schedule 2016 Al’s plans for Anime FanFest.
Slayers Rewatch Podcast: Spell #00
Crime Scene Investigations #012: Castle Point Anime Convention 2016
All Points Bulletin: Yang Wen-Li Plushie


April 2016

The April 2016 Line-Up A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Other Emiya
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 04/23/16

The Speakeasy #076: Dagashi Kashi, Kadokawa, Detective Conan, Kouji Wada
Ongoing Investigations: Twin Star Exorcists vol. 1 by Yoshiaki Sukeno, Long Way North from Sacrebleu Productions, Maybe Movies, and Norlum, Dagashi Kashi from Studio Feel, Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (movie 19) from TMS Entertainment, Haruchika: Haruta & Chika from P.A. Works.  Food for Thought: What anime would benefit most from watching it completely cold?  Topics: Goodbye Kouji Wada, Kadokawa Partners with Crunchyroll and Yen Press, Eisner Nominations.
Castle Point Anime Con 2016 Panel Lists
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: King, Hero, and Conquerer
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 04/16/16
Castle Point Perilous 2016
What we’ve got planned for the con.
Alain Saves, Everyone Else Takes Damage
Al is interviewed about his experiences with tabletop roleplaying games.
PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie—The Part Where We Pretend Season 2 Never Happened
We review this movie that is a much better sequel than the 2nd season.
All Points Bulletin: Magical Encryption on your Marauder’s Map
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Dark Dreams of Vengeance

Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 04/09/16
Ace of the Podcast
Kate guested on the Taiiku Podcast to talk about Ace of the Diamond wrapping up.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2016
Ace Attorney, Bakuon!!, Bungou Stray Dogs, Endride, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Joker Game, Kabenari of the Iron Fortress, Kiznaiver, Kumamiko, Macross Delta, My Hero Academia, Space Patrol Luluco, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, The Lost Village, Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou.
All Points Bulletin: Post-War d20
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Looking for Aliens, Time-travelers and Espers
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 04/02/16
Manga of the Month: Arte Kate’s pick is a historical series about a woman who wants to become a painter.
The Reverse Thieves Winter 2016 Anime Awards Our end of the season picks!
Case Closed Reviews: Winter 2016 Durarara!!, ERASED, Haikyu!!, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans, Sekko Boys, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Snow White with the Red Hair.
All Points Bulletin: The Wild West Show Comes to Boston
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Riyo Boom
Special Edition Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Just After March Madness

Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 03/26/16


March 2016

The March 2016 Line-Up A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
Sayla Mass and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Alain guests on the All Geeks Considered podcast about Gundam the Origin.
The Speakeasy #075: My Little Monster, Fire Emblem, Spectre, Gravity Falls Ongoing Investigations: 007: Spectre from Eon Productions, Firefight and Calamity by Brandon Sanderson, Fire Emblem Fates from Intelligent Systems, Gravity Falls from Disney, My Little Monster by Robico. Food for Thought: What upcoming videogames are you looking forward to? Topics: Crowdfunding round-up with Riding Bean, The Vision of Escaflowne, Kaze no Yo ni, Mayoiga. Amazon and Noitamina partnership, Netflix and Production I.G partnership, Production I.G’s FLCL, Anime Mirai Becomes Anime Tamago.
All Points Bulletin: The Law of Prydain
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Team America – World Police
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 03/19/16
The Case of Hana & Alice: The Curse of Anaphylaxis
We review this story of friendship that has a rather odd production history.
All Points Bulletin: Next Stop on The Galaxy Express, Fist of the North Star Station
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The King of the Cavern
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 03/12/16
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel 1: Dawn—The Blonde Brat and the Alcoholic Historian Finally the books of this legendary anime are being released in English.
All Points Bulletin: Iron Giant Learns to Play
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Boys Are Back in Town
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 03/05/16
Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu – Kate’s Kryptonite Alain takes a look at a prequel move in the Monogatari franchise.
The Boy and the Beast: Heart Of Sword We review the latest film from director Mamoru Hosoda.
Manga of the Month: Ad Astra – Scipio to Hannibal Alain’s pick is a new historical manga.
All Points Bulletin: Big Hero Princesses
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Secret of Room 801
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 02/27/16


February 2016

The February 2016 Line-Up A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
The Speakeasy #074: Neon Genesis Detectives, Orphan Black, Wonderfest, Avatar the Last Airbender
Ongoing Investigations: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary (vol. 1) by Takumi Yoshimura, Orphan Black by BBC America, K-ON! College (vol. 1) by kakifly, Avatar the Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow (vols. 1-2) by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, Hayate the Combat Butler (ch. 517) by Kenjiro Hata.  Food for Thought: Which Character From Last Year Needs a Cool Figure?  Topics: Wonderfest, YALSA 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Rumiko Takahashi Nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame, Ghibli’s Isao Takahata to Receive Annie Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Osomatsu Coverage Leads to Pash! Magazine’s Highest Ever 1st Printing, Dagashi Kashi Double Circulation, Funimation Making Free-to-Play Games.
All Points Bulletin: Secretly a Tomino APB
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Garden of Servants
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 02/20/16
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #28: You’re Gonna Carry That Weight (final)
Mysterious Heroine X Assassination Note: How Many Sabers Are There? Alain tallies up all the versions of Saber.
Volleyball Monster A laugh at the expense of volleyball boys.
All Points Bulletin: Golden Age of the Earth Cult
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: A Cut Above The Average Crossover
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 02/13/16
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #27: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (movie)
Our Next Rewatch is . . . Slayers S1! You voted and we’ve listened.
All Points Bulletin: Space Tourism is Suicide
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Love is in the Air
Kate Goes to Japan: Posts from the Week of 02/06/16
12 Wonderful Female Servants That Need To Be Added to Fate/Grand Order Alain makes a few historical suggestions.
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #26: The Real Folk Blues (Part 2)
Double PreCure Podcasts: Case Closed Review and S.W.A.T. Review Go! Princess PreCure and Maho Girls PreCure!
Copper Pennies Will Soon Turn Into Gold Ducats The fate of Fullmetal Alchemist and more.
All Points Bulletin: 10000 Crystal Balls
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Kate Goes to Japan: A New Blog Follow Kate’s plans for her trip to Japan.
Manga of the Month: Honey So Sweet Kate’s pick is a perfect Valentine’s Day manga.
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #25: The Real Folk Blues (Part 1)
The Anthem of the Heart: The Egg and I Alain reviews this endearing film.


January 2016

The January 2016 Line-Up A monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
All Points Bulletin: Hamilton and Sayla Mass Play Games
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Mirror Mirror Universe
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #24: Hard Luck Woman
The Speakeasy #073: One Piece, Star Wars, When Marnie Was There, The Oscars
Ongoing Investigations: Star Wars the Force Awakens from Disney, Aquarion Logos from Satelight, One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, The Magicians from SyFy.  Food for Thought: Who is your favorite One Piece Villain?  Topics: When Marnie Was There and the Oscars, Lots of Anime on the Big Screen, Otakon Teams Up with Omakase, Sailor Moon Pop-up Cafe in NYC, Netflix Adds Detective Conan.
All Points Bulletin: Akira Awards

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: X Marks the Spot
Fate/Sausage Party
Al takes a look at the gender imbalance in the Fate universe.
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #23: Brain Scratch
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2016
Active Raid, BBK/BRNK, Bubuki Buranki, Dagashikashi, Dimension W, Divine Gate, ERASED, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Haruchika, Norn9, Prince of Stride: Alternative, Sekko Boys, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.
Decide Our Fate: What Should We Rewatch Next?
Vote for your choice.
All Points Bulletin: Aquaripen Politics
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Caliburn – An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age

S.W.A.T. Review: Lupin III Part 4
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #22: Cowboy Funk
Secret Holy Grail Wars
Al speculates about what Fate/Grand Order may crossover with.
Anime Mirai 2015: Music, Mothers, and Mulch
Aki no Kanade, Happy ComeCome, Kumi to Tulip, Ongaku Shojo.
All Points Bulletin: Dinosaur Daydream
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: New Year’s Curry
Manga of the Month: Ad Astra Per Aspera
Al’s pick is a new direction for Kenjiro Hata.
S.W.A.T. Review: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #21: Boogie Woogie Feng Shui
Case Closed Reviews: Fall 2015
Magical Somera-chan, One-Punch Man, The Perfect Insider, Young Black Jack.
The Reverse Thieves Fall 2015 Anime Awards
We pick our favorites from the latest anime season.
All Points Bulletin: The Most Fun Anyone Has Ever Had at an Airport

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Wrong Van Hohenheim


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