Archive 2012

December 2012

The December Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
Narutaki & Hisui VS. 2012
Our wrap up post for the year where we pick our favorites and a few not-so-good things from 2012.
All Points Bulletin: Fire Walk with Me

Ongoing Investigations: Case #195
AKB48 Satsujin Jiken chs. 1-6, Eureka Seven AO end, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (eps. 8-12), Heroine Shikkaku vols. 1-3, Kekkaishi vol. 35, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions end. 
A Pair of Angels, A Pair of Devils
Hisui compares Dirty Pair with its 90s revamp Dirty Pair Flash.
Secret Santa 2012 Project Reveal
Gunslinger Girl: IT IS SO SAD
Our Secret Santa show does not bring us joy and peace.
All Points Bulletin: Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids
All the Titles Fit to License, 2012 Edition
A rundown of all the U.S. licenses this year.
Choose the Titles for Ongoing Investigations: Case #200
We let the readers decide what we sample for this blogging milestone.
The Speakeasy #036: Sundowner, Saying Goodbye to 2012
Our annual podcast looking back at the news and licenses from the past year.
All Points Bulletin: The Case of the Missing Mortar Headd
Ongoing Investigations: Case #194
Counter Monkey, Heavy Metal L-Gaim ep. 1, Kamisama Kiss eps. 2-10, Love Attack vol.s 1-6, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions eps. 5-11, Toradora eps. 20-25.
Our Aestivalis Are Invincible
Hisui guests on The Cockpit podcast to talk about Martian Successor Nadesico TV. 
New Josei Manga of 2012
Narutaki talks about some of the new titles in Japan.
New Shojo Manga of 2012
Narutaki talks about some of the new titles in Japan.
11 Titles Not to Overlook in the RightStuf Sale
Highly recommended titles even without a sale going on!
All Points Bulletin: The Psychic Who Stole Christmas
Ongoing Investigations: Case #193
 Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Pt. 1 end (anime), Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Rohan at the Louvre, Paradise Kiss live action movie, Toradora eps. 8-19, Wreck-It-Ralph.
Manga of the Month: Mushishi
Narutaki’s pick is a spooky yet emotional look at humanity.
O Come, All Ye Otaku Our annual holiday giveaway!
All Points Bulletin: Shiro Emiya Hosts the Darwin Awards


November 2012

The November Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #192
 Binbougami ga! chs. 20-43, Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu Utakoi eps. 3-13, Kekkaishi vol. 34, Laughter in the End of the World chs. 1-2, Nisekoi: False Love ch. 49.
The Speakeasy #035: Maiden’s Prayer, Women in Anime Fandom
We speak with guests Maggie and Kyokai about this hot button topic.
All Points Bulletin: The UtaPri Fan Club
Ongoing Investigations: Case #191
Code:Breaker eps. 2-6, Marimo no Hana OVA, Rental Magica eps. 1-6, Sailor Moon vol. 8, Type-Moon 10th Anniversary Phantasm artbook.
Our 7 Favorite Post-Apocalyptic Series
After the craziness the East coast has been through, we pick our favorite series after the world ends.
All Points Bulletin: AC/DC sings the National Anthem    
Ongoing Investigations: Case #190 Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You eps. 2-4, HeartCatch PreCure!, Initial D: 5th Satge eps. 1-2, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S3 ep. 1, Nanatsu no Taizai ch. 1.
OK, Three, Two, One Let’s JAM Project Hisui regales you with his journey to see a special concert.
Uta no Detective-sama – Post Love 1000% The blog has made it to 1000 posts!
All Points Bulletin: Play Misty for Me
Ongoing Investigations: Case #189 Code Geass: Akito of the Exiled ep. 1, Heroman vol. 1, Magi eps. 2-3, My Little Nightmare ep. 1, Sword Art Online eps. 2-14.
Congratulations, Mr. President A humorous post form Hisui celebrating the end of the U.S. presidential election.
No Case Too Small: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden, Part 1 Hisui discusses another thing LotGH does right, mysteries.
Time Traveler: It’s Cruel but It’s History We take a look at a live-action sequel to The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
All Points Bulletin: Sandy Wiped Out the Regularly Scheduled Title   
Ongoing Investigations: Case #188 Arrow eps. 1-2, Batman: Arkham City, Cloud Atlas, Limit vol. 1, Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions eps. 1-2, Code:Breaker eps. 2-3.
Manga of the Month: Black Jack Hisui’s pick is that man with the magic scalpel.

October 2012

The October Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
Go Love Giant Killing Again (or For the First Time)
Narutaki calls for a re-watch of Giant Killing!
The Ani-Gamers Podcast Where We Don’t Talk About Anime or Games
Narutaki guests on Ani-Gamers to talk about American comics.
5 Questions for Riyoko Ikeda
Nozomi allowed fans to submit questions for the Rose of Versailles set so we shared ours here!
All Points Bulletin: Kick-Heart – Defender of the Universe
New York Comic Con 2012: Comics & Media Panels
The unique draw of this convention for us.
New York Comic Con 2012: Anime & Manga Panels
There were more than you might think!
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Autumn 2012 Pt. 4
Last of the fall with Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de, Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, PSYCHO-PASS, Robotics;Notes.
The Speakeasy #034: Monster Mash, A Warning to Those Who Fight Monsters
In celebration of Halloween we discuss shonen fighting series featuring monsters.
All Points Bulletin: Alain Mendez – Japanese TV Celebrity
New York Comic Con 2012: Moyoco Anno
Amazing creator and amazing woman!
New York Comic Con 2012: Exhibitors Hall & Artist Alley
Both were very special this year.
New York Comic Con 2012: General Impressions The beginning of a ton of coverage for the con.
New York Comic Con 2012: Our 6 Favorite Announcements
A quick look at some of the things we were most excited about.
New York Comic Con 2012: Tweets
Relive the con through our Twitter feeds!
New York Comic Con 2012: The Rarest Treasure
All of our NYCC plans in one convenient place!
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Autumn 2012 Pt. 3
Next up reviews of Code:Breaker, Ixion Saga DT, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sukitte Ii Na Yo. 
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Autumn 2012 Pt. 2
First big batch of the season with reviews of Blast of Tempest, BTOOOM!, From the New World, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, K, Kamisama Kiss, Lychee Light Club, My Little Monster.
All Points Bulletin: Trans-Am Grimlock
Ongoing Investigations: Case #187
Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu Utakoi, Cross Manage ch. 1, Kingyo Sou, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, Revolution eps. 1-3.
Stryker While The Iron is Hot
Hisui guests on Eroge Bus to talk about Degeki Stryker. 
Merlin Wants You (to Play Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom)
Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom is a new interactive card game at Walt Disney World and Narutaki tried it out!
Manga of the Month: Paradise Kiss
Narutaki’s pick combines high fashion and high drama.

September 2012

The September Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
All Points Bulletin: Vinylmation – The Next Generation
Ongoing Investigations: Case #186
 Elementary ep. 1, Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne S2, My Faith in Frankie, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong ch. 1, Tari Tari.
Please Use a Spine Template
Narutaki complains about this vital piece of a book package.
Top 5 Favorite Female Mecha Pilots
Hisui discusses his picks.
The Speakeasy #033: The French Connection, Historical Anime Perfect timing with the recent license of The Rose of Versailles.
All Points Bulletin: Kathryn Bigelow’s Doctor Strange Days
Ongoing Investigations: Case #185 Forest, Kekkaishi vol. 33, Lizzie Newton vol. 1, ParaNorman, Queen and Country vol. 1, Silver Spoon.
Hisui Dream Diary #3
Berserk features heavily in this installment.
Binbougami ga!: Almost a Shojo Manga It isn’t too far, you’ll see!
Your Fate is Mine to Decide Hisui guest stars on a podcast about Kamen Rider Fourze.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Autumn 2012 Pt. 1 The first of the season is Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes.
All Points Bulletin: Gundam Damacy
All Points Bulletin: A Wild and Crazy Arms Race
Ongoing Investigations: Case #184 Persona 4 Arena, Motorcity eps. 2-11, The Dreamer vol. 2, Ultras, Sakuran, Kamen Rider Wizard ep. 1.
Dengeki Stryker: The Bittersweet Rewards of Being a Hero Hisui finishes up this game for a full review.
Top 5 Type-Moon Items I Would Love to See Translated Hisui’s personal list.
From the Earth to the Moon A tribute to anime about the moon in honor of Niel Armstrong’s passing.
All Points Bulletin: The Slomin’s S.H.I.E.L.D.
Manga of the Month: Binbogami ga! Hisui’s pick is a wild and crazy comedy!

August 2012

The August Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #183
Alice in the Country of Hearts movie, All Around Type-Moon – Ahnenerbe no Nichijou, Billy Bat vols. 1-9, Blade of the Immortal vol. 25, Kamen Rider Fourze, Wolf.
The Speakeasy #032: Happy Ending, Atropos and Anime Endings
In this month’s episode we look at good and bad endings in anime.
All Points Bulletin: Christopher Lee’s Dragon Warrior Tribute Album
Ongoing Investigations: Case #182
20th Century Boys vols. 1-14, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Part 2, Burn Notice webcomic Part 2, Legend of the Galactic Heroes artbook, Takama-ga-hara ch. 1, Yamada and the Seven Witches chs. 16-26.
From Rags to Riches, From Pilot to Series
Hisui discusses the humble beginnings of Hayate the Combat Butler and Binbogami ga.
Mardock Scramble the Second Compression: Eggs Sunny Side Up and Poker Chips Down
We take a look at the second part of this cyber punk story.
All Points Bulletin: Galaxy Network Chart Vol. 1
Ongoing Investigations: Case #181
5 Centimeters Per Second manga, Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland, God’s Rocket Punch, Olympos, Wolf.
Hisui Dream Diary #2 Delve into the sleeping mind of Hisui.
Otakon 2012: Artist Alley Narutaki takes you on a tour of Artist Alley.
Crime Scene Investigations #004: Otakon 2012 We along with Patz from Insert-Disc recall our wonderful con experience.
All Points Bulletin: Team Blogging Arcueid’s New Mini Skirt

Ongoing Investigations: Case #180
 Alice in the Country of Hearts omnibus vol. 1, Forest, Persona 4 Arena, Rose Guns Days, Sailor Moon vol. 6, The Dreamer vol. 1. Going at a Snail’s Pace on the Lightspeed Internet
Hisui discusses the flawed Funimation streaming site.
Otakon 2012: Fan Panels
The glue of any convention!
Otakon 2012: Guests
The Japanese guests never disappoint at Otakon!
All Points Bulletin: Shadow of the Bat
Otakon 2012: 15-minutes with Gen Urobuchi Hisui is probably the only person that asked about Red Dragon and his table top roleplaying style.
Manga of the Month: Solanin Narutaki’s pick is one with a lot of ties to life.
Otakon 2012: General Impressions The first part in our in-depth coverage of the east coast’s biggest anime convention.

July 2012

The July Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
Otakon 2012: Pirated ANNcast
Hisui joins the crew for a recording at Otakon.
Otakon 2012: Tweets
Relive the con through our Twitter feeds!
Otakon 2012: Trapped in the Dead End Catharsis – Heaven & Hell Drop
All of our Otakon plans in one convenient place!
Biker Servants From Avalon
Hisui reviews the Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier PVC.
The Speakeasy #031: Stars and Stripes, American Cartoon Invasion!
We take a break from anime and manga to talk about current American toons.
All Points Bulletin: The Evolution of Phineas & Ferb
Ongoing Investigations: Case #179
American Nerd, One Piece: Pockie Pirate, Marvel’s Siege, Spelunky, Vision ep. 1.
Viki a Small Wonder
We take a closer look at this crowd-sourcing legal fan-sub site.
All Points Bulletin: The Sprawl of Westeros

Ongoing Investigations: Case #178
D.Gray Man vol. 22, Dengeki Daisy vol. 2, Indie Game: the Movie, Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne S2 ep. 1, Muv-Luv Alternative eps. 1-2.
The Tsukihime Remake and the Database Animal
This announcement needed some extra attention.
Type-Moon Fes: A Metric Ton of News
Hisui goes over all the new announcements.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2012 Pt. 3
This is the big batch of reviews with Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Binbougami ga!, Campione!, (Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu) Utakoi, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Kokoro Connect, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Sword Art Online, and Tanken Driland.
All Points Bulletin: Sailor Moon vs. Phantas-Moon

Ongoing Investigations: Case #177
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Part 2, Barrage chs. 2-5, Drifters vol. 1, John Carter, Kekkaishi vol. 32, Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2012 Pt. 2
This time we look at Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, La Storia della Arcana Famiglia, and Tari Tari.
Manga of the Month: 7-nin no Shakespeare
Hisui’s pick involves a classic figure.
Happy 5th Birthday Reverse Thieves!

All Points Bulletin: Dinosaur Precure

June 2012

The June Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #176
Gorgeous Irene, Oresama Teacher vol. 1, Ouran High School Host Club live action TV series eps. 1-2, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S2 end, The Legend of Korra S1 end.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2012 Pt. 1
Early release, Kingdom, starts off the summer.
Major: The Ball of Friendship
We take a look at this side-story movie which takes place between season 1 and 2.
All Points Bulletin: Maybe Prometheus is Keeping People From the Theaters

Fate/Zero S2 TV #012: That Could Have Gone Better The conclusion to Hisui’s episode by episode analysis.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #175 Dengeki Daisy vol. 1, Kimi ni Todoke live action movie, Kine In!, Sekien No Inganock end, Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Thundercats (2011) end.
Crime Scene Investigations #003: AnimeNEXT 2012
Hisui along with Ani-Gamers and ErogeBus discuss the con.
Make the Reverse Thieves Anime a Reality: Aniblog Tourney
A super special project is revealed!
The Speakeasy #030: Preferred Lies, The Codependent Relationship of Fans and the Industry
Along with out guest Phillip (Eeeper) we discuss the relationship fans have with the industry.
All Points Bulletin: Friendly Neighborhood Iron Man

Fate/Zero S2 TV #011: Be Careful What You Wish For
Hisui’s in-depth look continues.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #174
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run, Sailor Moon vol. 5, Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon eps. 1-4, The Avengers movie, Ryushika Ryushika.
AnimeNEXT 2012: Panels and Events
Hisui takes a closer look at specific events.
AnimeNEXT 2012: General Impressions
Hisui went solo this year!
Fate/Zero S2 TV #010: What Dreams May Come
 Hisui’s in-depth look continues.
A Season of Friendship
Many of the spring anime of 2012 have a common theme. 
All Points Bulletin: Hisui is Not Here to Give This a Silly Name

Ongoing Investigations: Case #173
 Barrage ch. 1, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated S2 ep. 1, Sekien No Inganock end, The Story of Saiunkoku S2 end.
The NEXT Best Thing
Hisui’s plans are jam packed!
Kuroko’s Passing Technique Seems Familiar
Or so Narutaki thinks.
Manga of the Month: The Story of Saiunkoku
Narutaki’s pick is about a large cast of characters in a sprawling kingdom.
The Secret Origin of Reverse Thieves: Aniblog Tourney
The TRUE story of how the Reverse Thieves came to be.
All Points Bulletin: I Wag My Finger at Deadpool

Fate/Zero S2 TV #009: Silent Night, Holy Grail Hisui’s in-depth look continues.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #172
Apartments of Calle Feliz, Penny Arcade: Gamers VS. Evil, Saint Seiya Omega eps. 2-9, Sekien No Inganock chs. 3-11, World’s Greatest First Love S2.

May 2012

The May Line-Up New licenses, streams/broadcasts, and anime and manga announcements.
For the Love of Curry
Hisui favorite character Tsukihime is Ciel and here’s why.
Making the Midnight Run
Our series suggestions for the returned Toonami block on Cartoon Network.
All Points Bulletin: Zorg of Versailles
Fate/Zero S2 TV #008: The Downhill Masters of Fuyuki City
Hisui’s in-depth look continues.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #171
The Earl and the Fairy anime, Excel Saga vol. 23, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn ep. 5, Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration ch. 1, Sono Kuchibiru Itadakimasu.
Modern Shojo: Narutaki’s Most Wanted Part 2
This time Narutaki talks about series that were licensed for U.S. release but never finished.
Misaka Mikoto: Possessing the Spark of a Main Character
Hisui looks at Railgun’s popularity as a side character and how she spins into a great main character.
The Speakeasy #029: Red-headed Stepchild, A Macross II Discussion
Andrew from Collection DX joins us to discuss this much disliked piece of the franchise.
All Points Bulletin: Up with Frankenweenie!
Fate/Zero S2 TV #007: Survival Tip #1, Don’t Fall in Love With Kiritsugu
Hisui’s in-depth look continues.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #170
Broken Blade: Bastion of Sorrow (movie 6), Earl and Fairy vol. 1, Hayate the Combat Butler vol. 18-19, Young Miss Holmes vol. 1-2.
Dengeki Stryker Demo: Hard Working Foreigners For World Domination
Hisui discusses the demo of this from MangaGamers.
Modern Shojo: Narutaki’s Most Wanted Part 1
Narutaki discusses current shojo authors who’ve only had a limited release in English.
The Dream of Space
Twin Spica and Space Brothers reinvigorate the hope for space travel.
All Points Bulletin: Prime Rose Gun Days

Fate/Zero S2 TV #006: Kiritsugu is Forced to Murder Everyone He Ever Loved, Part 2
Hisui’s in-depth look continues.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #169
 Guilty Crown end, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira OVA, Kekkaishi vol. 31, Master Keaton Remaster ch. 1, Motorcity eps. 1-2, The Story of Saiunkoku S2 eps. 1-8.
Odette Loves Asao
Narutaki discusses the romance of Karakuri Odette.
The Society for the Study of Modern Holy Grail Wars
Hisui has a little fun with the cast of Genshiken.
No Case Too Small: My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic
Four legs is no reason to neglect having detectives!
Free Comic Book Day: Mighty Heroes, Politicized Robots, and Boring Hookers
We review our stack of comics!
All Points Bulletin: From Dubai to Sternbild City

Fate/Zero S2 TV #005: Kiritsugu is Forced to Murder Everyone He Ever Loved, Part 1
Hisui’s in-depth look continues.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #168
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2, Star Wars: The Clone Wars S1 eps. 1-4, The Story of Saiunkoku vols. 1-7, Twin Spica end, Young Justice S1 end and S2 ep. 1.
Just Think of Tomorrow: Aniblog Tourney
We were seeded to Round 2 so this kicks off the 2012 Aniblog Tourney for us!
The Ending to Jellyfish Princess was Fine
Narutaki doesn’t understand why people thought the anime ending was a big disappointment.
Manga of the Month: Yamada and the Seven Witches Hisui picks a series that recently started in Japan.

April 2012

The April Line-Up New licenses, streams, and anime and manga announcements.
Rurouni Kenshin Shin Kyoto-hen Pt. 1: Battosai the Funslayer
We review the first part of the new OVA which was a big disappointment.
All Points Bulletin: Midorikawa Nao, The Windy City Detective

Fate/Zero S2 TV #004: Azoth, Dagger of Ironic Murder
Hisui’s continued adventures in Type-Moon land.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #167
Diablo 3 demo, Fate/complete material 3, Princeless issue 1, Sumo, The Massive one-shot.
Hayate the Combat Butler: A Butler Always Takes Care of Loose Ends
Hisui discusses what details need to be resolved before the manga ends.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2012 Pt. 6
Our final reviews of the season are Arashi no Yoru ni and Hyouka.
Fate/Zero: Spoilers, Anakin Skywalker Becomes Darth Vader
Hisui discusses people watching Fate/Zero without prior knowledge of the universe.
The Speakeasy #028: The Portal Two – A Talk About Sequels, Re-tellings, and Extended Universes
Expanding the reach of story can be a good thing. Or not.
All Points Bulletin: The Sexposition within Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Fate/Zero S2 TV #003: Heroes, Villains, Cowards, and Pawns
Another detailed look from Hisui.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #166
 Kekkaishi vol. 30, Fate/Zero S1, The Moon Moth, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.
REPOST: Shin Christmas Carol Z!
A story we thought lost to the ages!
The Old Colony Effect 3 Podcast
Hisui guests on OSMcast! to talk about Mass Effect 3.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2012 Pt. 5
Another round featuring Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Eureka Seven: AO, Ginga e Kickoff!!, Jormungand, Kids on the Slope, Natsuiro Kiseki, and Tsuritama.
Tampering with the Polling Figures
Good Smile Company wants suggestions for new figures, we’ve got plenty!
All Points Bulletin: Centaur Glengarry Glen Ross
Fate/Zero S2 TV #002: Sword of Promised Victory
Another detailed look from Hisui.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #165
Fate/Zero DVD extras: Please! Einzbern Consultation Room and Zecchan, Frangin, Game of Thrones S2 eps. 1-2, Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven is a Place on Earth +99, Persona 4 anime end, Sailor Moon vol. 4.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2012 Pt. 4
The season continues with reviews of Accel World, Gakkatsu, Kuroko’s Basketball, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Polar Bear Cafe, and Saint Seiya Omega.
Discotek: Soon to Be Everyone’s Favorite Company
We discuss what is so exciting about Discotek.
All Points Bulletin: Biker Mice From Mars
Fate/Zero S2 TV #001: Kobayashi Was A Graduate of the AD Police School of Flight
Hisui brings back episodic reviews for the new season.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #164
Another end, Justice League Dark issue 2, Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing end, Lagrange: The Flower of Rinne S1 end, Star Wars Begins, Tiger & Bunny: Sky High SHFiguarts
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru Demo: House on Haunted Hill
Hisui previews the new game.
Manga of the Month: Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro
Narutaki’s pick is shockingly a 4-koma series.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2012 Pt. 3
Join us for first looks at Zetman, Space Brothers, and Folktales from Japan.
All Points Bulletin: The Highlander Express

March 2012

The March Line-Up New licenses, streams, and anime and manga announcements.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #163
Fate/complete Material vol. 2, Mass Effect 3, Power Pack / Spider-Man issue 1, Saitama Prefecture Tourism shorts, The Daily Lives of High School Boys end, The Legend of Korra eps. 1-2.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2012 Pt. 2
Up next is the worldwide release of OZMA.
All Points Bulletin: Reinhard D. Lohengramm
Ongoing Investigations: Case #162
Dorohedoro ch. 1, Ex Machina vol. 1, Fables vol. 2, Fate/complete Material vol. 1, Hayate the Combat Butler, Kamen Rider Fourze.
The Speakeasy #027: Pirate’s Grog-The Navy, Buccaneers, and Anime Piracy
We talk about new piracy and new solutions.
All Points Bulletin: SPOILERS: Ataru Loves Lum
Ongoing Investigations: Case #161
Art of the Mass Effect Universe, Datapad App, Fate/complete Material vol. 5, Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, Kingyo Used Books vols. 3-4, Knight in the Area 2-10, Saga issue 1.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2012 Pt. 1
Spring shows start early with this look at Hiiro no Kakera.
NYICFF 2012: Le Tableau, Paint Me a Movie
Narutaki reviews this unique animated film.
NYICFF 2012: A Monster in Paris, The Voice of an Angel
Narutaki looks at this comedy-adventure from France.
NYICFF 2012: A Letter to Momo, Letters to No One
We take a look at this spirited children’s anime from the festival.
All Points Bulletin: Spider-Man and Empire
Ongoing Investigations: Case #160
Batman issue 3, Blade of the Immortal vol. 24, Gyo, Mass Effect 3: Infiltrator, Smile Precure! eps. 2-5, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
What are the Ongoing Investigations?
An in-depth explanation courtesy of Hisui.
Otakon’s Most Wanted
The guests who top our wish list for Otakon!
All Points Bulletin: LEGO Minecraft
Ongoing Investigations: Case #159 Twin Spica vol. 11, Avatar: The Last Airbender – Lost Adventures, Mass Effect: Redemption and Evolution, Friends with Boys, Yamada and the Seven Witches ch. 1, Downton Abbey eps. 1-3.
Manga of the Month: GTO: The Early Years Hisui’s pick is starting back up in English thanks to Vertical Inc.

February 2012

The February Line-Up New licenses, streams, and anime and manga announcements.
Tite Kubo and Sodium Hypochlorite Our hopes for the final stretch of the Bleach manga.
All Points Bulletin: David Beckham and the Bolsheviks
Ongoing Investigations: Case #158 Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Pt.1, Bodacious Space Pirates eps. 2-5, Chihayafuru eps. 9-20, Professor Layton and the Last Specter end, The Secret World Of Arrietty.
A Spring Loaded Top 5 List
The titles Hisui is looking forward to most in the coming anime season.
RE: The Bygone Greatness of Zelda
Narutaki responds to an article about the first Zelda game being the bast.
Keeping Abreast of Chihayafuru Hisui talks chests and their lack of prominence.
The Speakeasy #026: Pucker Up, Love in the Most Unexpected Places
Romance in non-romance centered anime.
All Points Bulletin: Totally Tubular Space Pirates
Ongoing Investigations: Case #157 Comic Book Men ep. 1, Himuro no Tenchi Fate/School Life, Justice League: Doom, Mass Effect 3 demo, Sekien No Inganock, The Caves of Steel.
You’re Never Alone in Being Alone Hisui’s picks for top singles.
Obligatory Valentine’s Day Related Post: Our Favorite Couples of 2011
Who are your picks?
All Points Bulletin: Neoclassical Romanticism
Fate/Get Licensed Would Kickstarter work for Fate/Stay Night’s visual novel?
Ongoing Investigations: Case #156 D.Gray Man vol. 18, Guilty Crown eps. 8-15, Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing eps. , Sailor Moon vol. 3, Sound of the Sky eps. 1-4.
Building a Golden AGE Hisui’s hopes for the next arc of Gundam AGE.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2012 Pt. 4 Our last of season are two magical girl offerings, Smile Precure! and Black Rock Shooter.
The Heroines of Princess Knight We discuss the proto-feminist trappings of Princess Knight.
All Points Bulletin: Parfaits in Refrigerators
Ongoing Investigations: Case #155 Carnival Phantasm S3, Keep Walking promotional video, Magic Kaito eps. 4-6, Suite Precure end, Thermae Romae end, Tiny Tower, Where’s My Water.
Manga of the Month: D.Gray Man
Narutaki’s pick isn’t unpopular but it doesn’t get much credit either.
Let’s ratchet up the drama in Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% S2!
Narutaki speculates on the upcoming new season.

January 2012

The January Line-Up Our new segment with new licenses, streams, and anime and manga announcements.
Act your AGE!
We look at the ways Gundam AGE combines young and old in the first arc.
All Points Bulletin: The Outlaws of the Digital Frontier

Ongoing Investigations: Case #154
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2, Demon Knights issues 2-3, Gasaraki eps. 1-5, Malazan Book of the Fallen: Gardens of the Moon, Eureka Seven Ao ch. 1.
The Final Denouement of the Golden Witch
Hisui’s feelings on the end of the Umineko game.
The Rebirth of the Witch and the Knight
Hisui looks at this bonus re-telling in Fate/Prototype.
The Speakeasy #025: The Flying Penguin, A Revolutionary Girl Utena & Mawaru Penguindrum Discussion
With guests Clarissa from AWO and Patz from Insert Disc.
All Points Bulletin: Humanities Oldest Friend
Ongoing Investigations: Case #153
Ano Natsu de Matteru ep. 1, D.Gray Man vol. 17, Young Miss Holmes preview, Macross: The First ch. 1, Nisemonogatari eps. 1-2, Recorder and Randsell eps. 2-3.
Onizuka Cram School
An urget message to pick up the soon to be released GTO.
Fate/Extra’s Caster Route: Caster Might Make You Into A Horrible Person
Hisui takes on the final route.
The Grail-kun Advice Column

10 Properties We’d Like Anime Of
All very far-fetched but we’re pretending we have clout!
All Points Bulletin: Electric Barbarella
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2012 Pt. 3 We check out anime and live action offerings in Deka Kurokawa Suzuki, Inu x Boku SS, Thermae Romae.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #152 Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (movie 15), Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Jojo Lion ch. 8, Twin Spica vols. 6-10, Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% eps. 8-13, Zettai Karen Children chs. 284-287.
Melty Sprites
Hisui discusses Melty Blood’s Comiket 81 offering.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2012 Pt. 2 This time we talk about the first episodes of Another, Brave 10, Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne, and The Daily Lives of High School Boys.
Fate/Extra’s Archer Route: Archer Has Officially Become My Roommate’s Hero! Hisui takes another path.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2012 Pt. 1
We look at the first offerings of the new season: Bodacious Space Pirates, Recorder and Randsell, Knight in the Area, Senki Zessho Symphogear.
All Points Bulletin: Samurai Pizza Cats Join the Justice League
Ongoing Investigations: Case #151 Chihayafuru eps. 2-8, High Score eps. 1-4, Liar Game chs. 139-144, Twin Spica vol. 10, Umineko no Naku Koro ni final, Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% 2-7.
Top 5 Characters that Need to be Added to Ougon Musou Kyoku
You’re the Best Around! Hisui guests on Otaku in Review to talk about their anime picks for 2011.
Manga of the Month: Take Moon Hisui picks a little comedy series.
Mobile Suit Gundam 2012: The Last Blitz of Bandai
What does it mean to lose Bandai in the U.S.?
All Points Bulletin: Tintin 81 in Which Tintin meets the Princess of the Crystal

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