Gonna be the Twin-Tail! is My Hype Show

Earlier today mdubs forced my hand by making a hype article, so naturally I have to hype my most anticipated show of the season. If you've ever seen Super Sentai or the American derivative Power Rangers, then this show might be for you. It's a parody show that pulls out all the comedy it can, even the odd stuff. » 10/21/14 1:03pm Today 1:03pm

TAY Explores Comics: D Gray Man

Hello again everyone and welcome to the second spooktacular edition of TAY explores. Today I'll be covering a manga that was one of the few mangas I read when I first began reading manga, D Gray Man. Along with the other popular shounens in the early 2000s, I closely followed D Gray Man through legal and eventually… » 10/21/14 1:49am Today 1:49am

Crunchyroll Newletter's Top Five Favorite Summer 2014 Simulcasts

As some of you may or may not know, I don't just dish out my opinions on anime here at Ani-TAY, but also by contributing to Crunchyroll's official newsletter. Now that the dust has settled on the Summer 2014 season, I got together with a few of the other writers for the newsletter and we each made our own personal… » 10/17/14 9:48pm Friday 9:48pm

My Second Nendoroid Safely Docked Into Its Home Port

Barely a few weeks after my first Nendoroid, Miss Monochrome, came in, my second one arrived. This time it is Iona from last year's excellent series Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova. Now before we look at Iona, I must state, I am a huge fan of the Arpeggio anime. Like massive, massive fan. It was my favorite series… » 10/17/14 4:13am Friday 4:13am

Locodol was a Light Comedy, Which is Just Fine

Last season had a lot of mixed reactions from my fellow Ani-TAY compatriots, but surprisingly almost everyone I know that watched Locodol agrees that it was a strong entry in the season. It's a comedy show that draws from the idol genre to make an entertaining twist on the usual. » 10/15/14 6:40pm Wednesday 6:40pm

Why is the Anime/Manga fandom being compared to Gamers (and Gamergate)?

Gamergate is probably one of the saddest things around at the moment. It's horrifying to hear how game developers (nearly all of whom are women) are being scared out of their homes because of murder/rape threats, all in the name of so called 'Gamers' (when did the word stop meaning someone who likes playing video… » 10/14/14 8:43pm 10/14/14 8:43pm

Trainime New Season Impressions Part 2!

Welcome to the second round of impressions for the new season of anime! I gotta say, this season is pretty polarizing for me. Most of the episodes are either very good or very bad. Very few of the episodes so far this season have fallen into the mediocre category. I'm not sure if that's good or bad myself, but here… » 10/14/14 10:26am 10/14/14 10:26am

Ani-TAY Summer 2014 Seasonal Overview

Every season, we here on Ani-TAY do a list of Anime that You Should be Watching around the middle of the season, an article type that we blatantly stole from Richard Eisenbeis. While this article is an awesome collaboration and it's a great help for those people interested in the currently airing anime, it's not… » 10/13/14 12:00pm 10/13/14 12:00pm

Rockmandash Reviews: Hanasaku Iroha [Anime]

Even though I write a lot of reviews on anime, there are so many shows I haven't seen. When Dex put Hanasaku Iroha in the Also Recommended section of the end card for our Glasslip review and I saw how much people liked it in the comments, I thought now would be a good time to check it out. Welcome to Rockmandash… » 10/09/14 4:01pm 10/09/14 4:01pm