Archive 2010

December 2010

Reverse Thieves 2011 Mission Statement: Be Even More Awesome Our plans for 2011.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
A look at the upcoming Type-Moon anime, manga, and video game releases for 2011.
Gluttons For Punishment
Anime should not be how you punish yourself.
Narutaki & Hisui VS. 2010
The premiere anime award show for 2010!
Secret Santa 2010 Project Reveal Read all 60 Secret Santa reviews and learn who your secret Santa is.
Piracy, Resurrection, Incest, & Chinese Food: A Day at Kinokuniya
Hisui’s trip to Kinokuniya with a bit of news on Kodansha USA.
2010: A Year of Great Openings A selection of our favorite openings from 2010.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #109
Katanagatari, Natsume’s Book of Friends vol. 1, Recettear, Banner of the Stars I , Sym-Bionic Titan eps. 5-11.
Otaku NYC: Book-Off Hisui looks at the best used book store in New York for broke Otaku.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #012
New Year Holiday Punch, The Final Fight
A Disney podcast that only scratches the surface of Narutaki’s love.
Narutaki made a guest appearance on Podlabor to discuss the animation giant.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #108
Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky (movie 14), Gunbuster, Diebuster, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Kung Fu Panda.
Broken Blade Movie 2: The Split Path, Golem Unicorn
The second movie only improves upon the foundation of the first.
Broken Blade Movie 1: The Time of Awakening, Ancient Technology is Always Superior!
Our review of the first in a series of overlooked mecha movies.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #107
A Drifting Life, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Jolly Rover, Red River vol. 1, Tangled, Wolverine: Evolution.
December’s Final Denouement: Swan and the Godliness of Page Design
Narutaki discusses the importance of page design and shows off some of Swan’s great layouts.

November 2010

One Piece: Nakama are Stronger than Justice An examination of morality in One Piece for the Movable Manga Feast.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #106
Solanin, The Simpsons S22 eps. 1-5, A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA, Astonishing X-Men vols. 1-2,  My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute ep. 1.
Anticipation of the Golden Witch.
Hisui examines the various releases that have been announced for Umineko.
Even America’s Next Top Models know what anime is.
Narutaki was surprised to see anime mentioned on this popular reality show.
L: Consulting Detective and Other Great Anime Spin-offs We pick out some great characters that could hold their own as a main character.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #105 Bunny Drop vol. 2, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Gurren Lagann Parallel Works 2, Sherlock S1, Gundam Unicorn ep. 2.
The True Main Character of UC Gundam Hisui talks (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) about a steady character who grows with the franchise.
No Case Too Small: Hayate the Combat Butler Hisui looks in-depth at Hayate’s parody episode of all things detective.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #011
Absinthe Minded, Under the Influence of Gainax
AX Alternative Manga Vol. 1: Like Ramza Beoulve we are Heroic Heretics. An experimental collection that doesn’t succeed overall.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #104 Macross Frontier: The False Songstress, Twin Spica vol. 3, Star Driver eps. 2-5, Macross Ultimate Frontier, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.
Ostracized by the Ostracized Narutaki takes a look at the issues of beauty and geek girls brought up by Jellyfish Princess (Kuragehime).
There were way too many baseball puns during our stint on the OSMcast. We make a guest appearance to talk up Cross Game.
Detective Conan S1: The Essentials With a long series it is nice to know what you can skip!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #103 Michiko to Hatchin, One Piece: Gigant Battle, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated eps. 12-13, Bakuman eps. 2-5, Yumeiro Patissiere Professional eps. 1-4.
November’s Final Denouement: A Tale of Master and Student – Kenjiro Hata and Koji Kumeta Hisui takes a look at the evolved styles of two manga-ka.
MangaNEXT 2010: Panels MangaNEXT was filled to the brim with programming run by fans.
MangaNEXT 2010: Guests and Industry Akino Kandoh and Verical Inc’s own Ed Chavez graced the con with their presence.
MangaNEXT 2010: General Impressions Our last con of the season is a little one.

October 2010

NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010 Bonus Round! The last piece, we swear, of our con coverage for this dual convention.
Lets Do the Time Skip Again
Many a series uses the time skip formula some to great success and some to utter failure.
Fall 2010 Anime Guide: A Musical Our look at the most promising (and some sadly scary) shows from the new season.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #102 Heroman, Infinite Space, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated eps. 10-11, Bartender, Sym-Bionic Titan eps. 3-4, Batman: Under the Red Hood.
Tenken: Tiamat’s Older and Meaner Brother
Hisui takes a look at this unique manga offering from new on the scene One Peace Books.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #010
The Red Comet, Romance in the various Gundam Universes.
NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010: Minori Chihara Hisui gives the lowdown on Minori’s panel and concert and her fans.
NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010: Panels Always a big draw for us, the schedule was packed with fun and informative panels.
NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010: Premieres This year’s con had more things to watch than any other!
NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010: Exhibitors Hall The industry shows off its stuff in one of the biggest draws of the convention.
NY Anime Festival 2010: Artist Alley – Making it Big! A guest post by Skeith delves into the minds of artist and fans in the artist alley.
NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010: Anime and Manga Industry Hisui gives you the scoop on how the industry interacted with fans over the weekend.
NY Anime Festival & Comic Con 2010: General Impressions The first year for this combo con is huge!
October’s Final Denouement: The Lies 90′s Anime Fans Told Narutaki theorizes that 90’s anime fandom may have created a very long standing misconception about the medium.

September 2010

Ongoing Investigations: Case #101 Girl Genius vols. 1-9, Sym-Bionic Titan eps. 1-2, Zettai Karen Children eps. 1-51 & OVA 1, Spider-Man: Blue, Galaxy Express 999 eps. 1-20.
POLL: Are you a fan of the Ongoing Investigations posts?
Sins For Father Knox: Umineko vs. Zaregoto Hisui examines the difference in the approach of the mystery genre in two unusual detective stories.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #100 Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari eps. 1-2, Major eps. 1-4, Shugo Chara! eps. 1-4.
The Shadow Ninja Literati of TV Tropes. Hisui discusses how different is TV Tropes from academic deconstruction when you get right down to it?
Otaku NYC: Worship at the feet of Hello Kitty. Narutaki talks about this monument to an icon.
Galaxy Express 999: Have Gun–Will Travel Hisui discusses Galaxy Express’s interesting code of honor.
Bat-Manga!: But I resurrected myself with the strength of righteousness! We review the Caped Crusaders adventures from across the ocean.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #099 Crest of the Stars eps. 1-8, Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Dawn of the Golden Witch, Seikimatsu Occult Academy eps. 2-6, X eps. 1-8, Zettai Karen Children vols. 1-22, HeartCatch PreCure! eps. 1-26.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #009 The Bloody Ceaser, Anime Licensing and the Future.
Giveaway + Otaku no Video: Messages from the Past We take a look at what this classic says about otaku culture.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #098 Slayers Evolution-R, Candy Candy eps. 100-115, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated ep. 9, Avatar: The Last Airbender S1, Angel, Shion no Oh.
Scott Pilgrim Fans Vs. The World Hisui discusses the emphasis being put on the thank this film took at the box office.
This just in: Comics okay, Anime still for pervs. Narutaki stumbled upon an interesting list on a dating site.
The New Adventures of Samurai Deeper Ichigo Hisui thinks Bleach has taken a turn for the worse.
People Still Watch Anime?: A Guide for Fallen Fans We provide a helpful list of modern shows for fans who have been down and out.
Ongoing Investigation: Case #097 One Piece: Strong World (movie 10), Giant Killing eps. 19-22, Candy Candy eps. 74-99, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated ep. 8, Cannon God Exaxxion vols. 1-5, Afterschool Charisma ch. 1.
Witch on a Type-Moon Lit Holy Night Hisui gets hype for the upcoming release of Mahoutsukai no Yoru.
September’s Final Denouement: What Lies at the End of the Grand Line? Hisui makes some predictions about how One Piece will end.

August 2010

Please, put Saint Tail back on the shelf. Narutaki asks for the relicense of this delightful magical girl series for the Manga Moveable Feast.
Yotsuba&! makes life more exciting! For this month’s Manga Moveable Feast we talk about what makes Yotsuba&! so appealing for adults.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #096 Tales from Earthsea, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated ep. 7, Bamboo Blade, Kingyo Used Books chs. 9-10, Candy Candy eps. 51-73.
Watching Dragonball Z Kai and Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s just got harder. The CW has an interesting way of making its presence known.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #008
The Joker, Making sense of humor.
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva: A franchise’s leap to the big screen! We investigate Layton and Luke’s first film adventure.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #095 Black Jack vol. 3, Candy Candy eps. 26-50, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated eps. 5-6, Tatami Galaxy, The Secret of Kells, Yumeiro Patissiere 16-40.
Yen Plus Online Magazine, Where’s the manga? We take a look at Yen Press’s foray into digital distribution.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #094 Durarara!!, Fist of the North Star: Legend of the True Savior – Legend of Raoh, Working!!, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated eps. 3-4, Brain Camp.
5 Series We’re Surprised Aren’t Licensed There are plenty of series out there that get overlooked but these seem like no-brainers!
Otakon 2010: Fan Panels The glue that holds the con together, panels by fans, were top notch this year.
Otakon Bonus Round!
We make a guest appearance on Anime3000’s short podcast The Bonus Round.
Otakon 2010: Events Narutaki takes a look at the myriad of events Otakon had to offer.
Otakon 2010: Guests Another great year for guests and we bring you all the info!
Otakon 2010: Industry Hisui braves the company front of the con this time around.
Otakon 2010: General Impressions Our fourth year at Otakon is an overall positive one!
August’s Final Denouement: Why Risa and Otani just make sense.
Narutaki takes at look at what makes Lovely Complex’s couple a powerhouse.

July 2010

Paradise Kiss’s Hiroyuki: One Point on Two Triangles This month’s Manga Movable Feast we take a look at the small, but important, character Hiroyuki.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #093
Legends of the Dark King, Kekkaishi vol. 22, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated ep. 2, Mayoi Neko Overrun! ep. 7, Chi’s Sweet Home vol. 1, Solomen’s Thieves vol. 1.
I Know What You Watched Last Summer: Summer 2010 Anime Guide A lukewarm season with a prevalent supernatural vibe!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #092
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan live action 1, House of Five Leaves, MiniPato, Bunny Drop vol. 1, Toy Story 3.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #007
Official OUFC (Oxford United Football Club) Drink, Get into the game!
There is no i in team: The multi-perspective approach in Giant Killing.
Tying into our upcoming Speakeasy Podcast on sports series, we discuss what makes Giant Killing unique.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #091
Blade of the Immortal vol. 22, Fist of the North Star eps. 69-109, Megatokyo vol. 6, Arakawa Under the Bridge S1, Japanese Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Edogawa Rampo.
One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, Flower Power
The sixth movie is mighty different from the rest of the franchise.
July’s Final Denouement: The Great Detective Knows Hisui does some real detective work with her predictions for Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #090 Rebuild of Evangelion 2.22, Twin Spica vol. 2, California Crisis, Prince of Persia graphic novel, Garo manga exhibit.
Happy 3rd Birthday Reverse Thieves Giveaway! The blog turns three-years-old!

June 2010

REPOST: Brief looks at The Color Trilogy. Instead of the Manga Moveable Feast, this month it was the Manhwa Moveable Feast.
AnimeNEXT 2010: Kenji Kamiyama Mr. Kamiyama, director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East among other things, made AnimeNEXT very memorable and we give you the highlights.
AnimeNEXT 2010: Fan Panels Amateur panels are the bread and butter of cons so we went to as many as we could squeeze in.
AnimeNEXT 2010: Industry and Guests
We give you the rundown on who was where doing what and a little report from Funimation.
AnimeNEXT 2010: General Impressions Our overall feelings on this year’s con.
AnimeNEXT 2010: Tweets Naurtaki’s tweets from the convention floor!
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #006
The Black Russian and the White Russian, The Art of Adaption
IKKI: Online Manga Website, Sig Hansen, Sig Sauer, and now Sig Ikki
We review the IKKI website with its unique manga selections.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #089
Dirty Pair: Project Eden, Gakuen Alice vol. 4, Vertical Vednesday: Pet Manga and Chi’s Sweet Home, Meguriau Sekai, Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles, Mighty Space Miners.
The Birth of Minagoroshi no Tomino
We discuss Tomino’s early work Zambot 3 and how it shaped his future projects and inspired others in the mecha genre.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #088 Legends of the Dark King, Candy Candy eps. 1-25, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated pilot, Higurashi sound novel, Robin Hood no Daibouken eps. 1-3, Maria+Holic vol. 3.
June’s Final Denouement: Not-America, you are the villain!
Narutaki takes a look at the anti-American message of Pluto, spoilers warning.

May 2010

The Manga Counter-Revolution Things have been looking bleak in the U.S. manga industry but we have a hopeful outlook.
Keith Anyan, The Tin Man of To Terra…
We take a close look at Keith and his role in To Terra… for the Manga Movable Feast.
“Crash Sayla Mass” is the creepiest thing ever.
We look at an essay about Gundam from Mechademia’s third installment.
Old School vs. New School Anime Rap Battle
We discuss that frequent debate about whether or not old anime is better than new.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #087
Detective Conan: Magic File 4, Heroman eps. 2-6, Kekkaishi vol. 21, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam eps. 31-52, Monster ep.1 Q&A, Real Drive.
Nina dies in a fire and other wishful thoughts about Code Geass.
Finally we get our feelings out about Code Geass! Spoilers all over the place.
Anime Literati Take Over the Radio!
We talk about Mechademia on the Manga Out Loud podcast.
So You Want to Watch Detective Conan: A Beginner’s Guide
The first steps in trying to take on the colossal franchise that is Detective Conan.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #005
Summer Gin Punch, Suspension of disbelief (or lack thereof).
Ongoing Investigations: Case #086
Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven, GaoGaiGar Final, Love Positon: Legend of the Halley, Sakura Wars 5, Shoka.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Final (for now) Thoughts
We take this chance to talk about the final moments of the series and we promise to stop talking about it for a while after this.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Part 4: Conspiracy
The final section of Legend of the Galactic Heroes just makes us want more!
Ongoing Investigations: The Movie presented by the Ani-Gamers Podcast
This is the first part of a guest appearance on Ani-Gamers, here we are just talking about what we’ve been doing lately.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #085
Detective Conan: The Timebombed Skyscraper, Free Comic Book Day, Magic Kaito special, Tatami Galaxy ep. 1.
POLL: Should we do another fandom project like the Otaku Diaries?

The Sore Feet Song: Mushishi MMF Podcast Wrapping up the Manga Moveable Feast on Mushishi is this nifty roundtable discussion that Hisui participated in.
Otaku Diaries Part 11: The Otaku Diaries Are Immortal!!
At last the project is complete, or atleast as far as we can take it. This last post is our final thoughts of the whole experiment.
May’s Final Denouement: How it should have ended.
Hisui thought she saw the end of Cross Game coming, but turns out she thought of an even better one!

April 2010

Learning about humanity through the inhuman. Our editorial contribution to the Manga Moveable Feast discusses Mushishi’s strength in telling human stories.
All is NOT fair in love.
Shinra and Celty’s relationship seems less than cute.
Spring is in the air!
The Stolen Hearts manga comes with coloring pages.
Contest + Trigun, The Sixty-Billion Double Dollar Review
We finally got our review up of the Trigun manga, and to celebrate we are giving away a prize pack!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #084
Angel Beats! ep. 1, House of Five Leaves ep. 1, Twin Spica vol. 1.
UPDATE: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Nickname Guide
Just the thing you need to remember all those characters!
We mispronounce Gesicht a lot on the Manga Out Loud podcast.
We take a few minutes to tell Ed what we thought of Pluto after his podcast about it.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Part 3: Rebellion
The third part of this massive OVA may be the best yet!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #083
Re: Cutey Honey, Durarara!! eps. 2-12, Enjoy, Kimi ni Todoke, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam 15-30.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #004
The Pink Lady, Invasion of the Beautiful Boys!
Spring Roll: Spring 2010 Anime Guide
We take a quick look at the new goodies of spring!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #082
A Certain Scientific Railgun, Cross Game, Kingyo Used Books chs. 1-8, Leiji Matsumoto’s Bohemian Rhapsody music video, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam eps. 1-14.
POLL: How did you first find out about Reverse Thieves?

Otaku Diaries Part 10: Miss Cellaneous and the Otaku Diaries Round Up!
The last few tidbits that wouldn’t really fit in anywhere else.
April’s Final Denouement: Shut the f*** up, narrator!
Narutaki gets crabby about know-it-all narrators!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #081
Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon, Fate/Stay Night reproduction, Lupin III: The Last Job Special, Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Waking Sleeping Beauty.
Berserk Season 2, The Revenge of Fetus Baby!
We finally got around to doing our review of the much anticipated second season of Berserk.

March 2010

Let’s talk about stars that are not the Black Tri variety. We did a guest post called Tezuka and the 108 Stars of Destiny for Ani-Gamers.
Bandai Entertainment Manga Website, A sample-sized review.
We give some feedback about Bandai’s manga preview site.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #080
Future Police Urashiman eps. 26-50, Gosick: The Crime with No Name, Slayers Revolution, Spiral: Bonds of Reasoning vol. 8, Swan vol. 15.
NYICFF 2010: Oblivion Island, Waiting for Cotton Gaiden.
The last bit of our New York International Children’s Film Festival coverage.
Contest + Riding Bean, The original transporter.
Not only do we review this fun, short OVA we are also giving away a copy!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #079
Gundam Unicorn ep. 1, Cutey Honey eps. 1-10, Future Police Urashiman eps. 1-25, Kekkaishi vols. 19-20, Monkey High! vols. 7-8.
UPDATE: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Nickname Guide
Just the thing you need to remember all those characters!
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #003
Coconut Monkey, Can you feel the One Piece love?
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Part 2: Unification
We continue our endeavor to review the longest (and greatest) OVA series ever made.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #078
Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target, Mega Man 10, Otaku in Review – Sleeping with Hisui, Pluto vols. 2-7, Spice and Wolf.
NYICFF 2010: Mai Mai Miracle, I am the great pretender!
Narutaki flies solo on this film about a small town and big imaginations.
NYICFF 2010: Summer Wars w/ Mamoru Hosoda, Guest starring Rabbit Terry Bogard.
We were lucky enough to see Summer Wars on the big screen and with Mamoru Hosoda no less!
Otaku Cook Up!: Narutaki’s Ziti Gundam The recipe for easy and yummy ziti!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #077
Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ eps. 31-50, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Parallel Works, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lagann-hen, Toradora eps. 2-7.
March’s Final Denouement: Heaven’s Fury and the Defense of Sakura Matou
Hisui is miffed that some fans call Sakura a slut and isn’t going to stand for it anymore!
Otaku Diaries Part 9: Anime in the year 21XX. As our last full article about the Otaku Diaries, we look at fandom’s future.

February 2010

Ongoing Investigations: Case #076 Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, Foiled, My Darling! Miss Bancho vol. 1, One Piece ch. 574, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Viral’s Sweet Dream.
REPOST: Con Survival for a new year!
Just a friendly reminder to check out all our tips and tricks for the con season.
The Rough Guide to Anime, Hoofing it in the Anime Outback.
We discuss this little introductory guide to anime’s variety and history.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #075 Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ eps. 16-30, Rampage vol. 1, Seitokaichou ni Chuukoku ep. 1.
Visual Novel Logos Part 3: Oh the drama.
The last in our series of looks at visual novel logos takes on fantasy games.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #002 Heart of Fire, Go Nagai VS. Gurren Lagann.
Sexy Voice and Robo, The Girl and the Otaku from U.N.C.L.E.
Our review contribution to the Manga Moveable Feast.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Nickname Guide Just thing you need to remember all those characters!
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Part 1: Ambition
The first (of many) post that delves into the space opera of space operas!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #074 Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century, Genshiken 2, Katanagatari ep. 1, Swallowing the Earth.
Otaku Diaries Part 8: Friends don’t let friends watch Akikan!
This time we take a look at friendship and solidarity!
February’s Final Denouement: The mysterious use of screentone in OEL. Narutaki looks at the differences in approach to screentone from manga to OEL.

January 2010

Ongoing Investigations: Case #073 Baka to Test to Shokanju eps. 1-2, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ eps. 1-15, Swan vols. 10-14, Tatsunoko VS. Capcom Nintendo World event, Umineko no Naku Koro ni: End of the Golden Witch, Yumeiro Patissiere eps. 8-15.
Unprecedented Game (aka Dazzle), It’s the pleasure of all men to be inconvenienced by beautiful women. Our review of the short TV series about a girl that reminded us both of Lina Inverse!
It’s Otaku Mech Up Time! We did a guest post called Rocket Punching Straight to Your Heart An Absolute Beginners Guide to Mecha for Tim Maugahn’s blog.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #072 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel, The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder Part 2, Stolen Hearts vol. 1, The World I Create, Yotsuba&! vols. 1-5, Tachikoma die-cast figure.
Still Not Frozen Out: Winter 2010 Anime Guide
We take a peek at some first episodes of the new season, with some large omissions.
The Speakeasy: A Reverse Thieves Podcast – Drink #001 Bloody Mary, A discussion of strong female characters.
Visual Novel Logos Part 2: Bloggers just wanna have fun!
Our second look at visual novel logos tackles those light-hearted bishojo games!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #071 Bleach: The Third Phantom, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Gundam SEED Complete Best CD/DVD, Natsu e no Tobira movie, New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Interview with Ed Chavez of Vertical Inc.
Our lengthy interview with Ed about what everyone is talking about, Vertical’s new manga line.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #070 5 Deadly Venoms, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel, The Princess and the Frog, Town of Evening Calm Country of Cherry Blossoms, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s eps. 1-20.
Otaku Diaries Part 7: Finding that special person to watch Whisper of the Heart with. The seventh part of our series takes a look at relationships and views on dating!
January’s Final Denouement: The secrets of incest and childhood friends. Hisui discusses why these two tropes show up so much in the romance genre.
New Year’s Resolution Match Game Match the New Year’s resolution to the correct anime character. Far better than that money making game the old guy in the cave wants you to play.

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