Category Archives: Editorials

10 CommentsEditorials, Flip Flappers / By Inushinde /

Why I Don’t Like Flip Flappers: More Like Flim Flammers

Flip Flappers is unquestionably a vibrant show, dead-set on imbuing everything with a sense of whimsy. Even the threat of the lead being melted alive in a cage above a lava pit doesn’t dampen the Flip Flappers’ spirits, nor does being stuck in the Village of the Damned’s underfunded boarding school. Unfortunately, its attempts at […]

8 CommentsBoku dake ga Inai Machi, Editorials / By Inushinde /

The Bokumachi Finale Will Probably Suck: Or Why Episode 11 Sucks

I can say that for the most part, this is a well-made show with a lot of love behind it. I like the characters, and for the most part it hit all the right emotional notes. But the penultimate few episodes left me in the cold, in the same way that a hamster using a […]

18 CommentsEditorials / 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 […]

68 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 […]

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