Category Archives: Editorials

1 CommentEditorials / By Inushinde /

Anime Expo 2014 — Days 0-1

The amount of Zvezda promoted at AX this year gave me hope for the future.

53 CommentsEditorials / By Scamp /

I would criticise anime very differently if I thought the original author was reading

Generally while having any discussion on the internet about entertainment, you’re not thinking about hurting the feelings of the creator. OK perhaps some of you are arseholes and like yelling at famous people on the internet, but for the most part you just bash the latest crappy movie you saw in peace. The harsh words of […]

88 CommentsEditorials, Hype Building / By Scamp /

5 Light Novel adaptations announced in one day – further analysis

The light novel publisher Media Factory, a subsidiary of the publishing conglomerate Kadokawa, announced anime adaptations of 5 of their light novel properties. Usually I cover this sort of stuff in the season preview, but the 5 titles in question all have very noticeable similarities and re-occurring traits. It would be remiss of me not […]

57 CommentsEditorials / By Scamp /

Anime Blogging is dying, Attack on Titan is the biggest anime of the decade, and more

Let me start this post with a big disclaimer: It is incredibly easy to create false narratives using google trends. The service tracks how many people are searching for a specific term, so you have to take several things into account when deciding what these numbers mean. People could be searching for them in different […]

67 CommentsEditorials / By Scamp /

Comparing 8 popular anime discussion forums

You saw the latest episode of Super Title Robot Anime Harem Can’t Be This Explosion and thought it was pretty great/terrible. But you want to see what other people thought of it. Maybe you want to tell other people what you thought of it. So where do you do this? Well, apart from the fact […]

26 CommentsEditorials / By Scamp /

Masaaki Yuasa’s “Kick-Heart” Kickstarter anime project

The facts: Masaaki Yuasa, the director of Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba, Mind Game etc, launched a kickstarter for a short anime movie called Kick-Heart. The goal is $150,000 and they’ve managed to raise 2/3rds of the funds required after half of the time period they had open to donate. I’ve waited until now to post about […]

19 CommentsEditorials / By Scamp /

The forgotten case of the Platinumhugen Ordian subs

I’ve been picking out some awfully obscure anime from 2000 thanks to that Favourite and Forgotten post series I’m doing, one of which is Platinumhugen Ordian. It’s one of the many Evangelion clones that populated anime back then, and appeared to die out once Gurren Lagann was made (although the latest episode of Eureka Seven […]

70 CommentsEditorials / By Scamp /

Addressing some common complaints

This may shock you to hear, but sometimes people take issue with the things I write on this blog. I know! People getting angry on the internet. Fancy that. While I usually respond to these criticisms when they appear, I’ve noticed that a few of the same ones crop up repeatedly. So I decided perhaps […]

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