The Future Diary: The Ani-TAY Review

Amano Yukitero is an average, socially awkward middle schooler. He doesn't have any friends and he goes day to day filling out entries in his journal about the people around him. Occasionally he talks to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina and his servant MurMur. One morning, he finds his diary entry for the day has… » 10/30/14 12:35am Yesterday 12:35am

One Year Since Returning to Anime, I'm Still Going

Just over one year ago, I returned to anime for the first time after swearing it off in 2008. One year since I started mashing my reviews all across TAY's front page. One year since I rediscovered how much I missed the singular imagination that animation is capable of conveying. Even so, I realize that there's even… » 10/28/14 6:18pm Tuesday 6:18pm

TAY Explores Comics: Kurozakuro

Monsters… monsters are interesting creatures. Most of the time monsters are portrayed as some sort of twisted beast straight out of gothic fiction. The most iconic monsters are generally are a reflection of some sort of human nature. For instance, werewolves represent how people can have completely different sides to… » 10/27/14 3:12pm Monday 3:12pm

Rockmandash Reviews: ef - a fairy tale of the two [Visual Novel & Anime]

When I first saw ef - a fairy tale of the two, I was blown away by how beautiful it was. The game had the visuals of a Makoto Shinkai film, and I heard almost nothing but praise regarding the story of it. Welcome to Rockmandash Reviews, and today, we have a review of what is one of the most beautiful games I've had… » 10/23/14 10:22pm 10/23/14 10:22pm

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 10/21/14 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 10/21/14 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 10/17/14 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 10/17/14 4:13am