Barakamon Vol. 2 - Manga Review

Barakamon follows handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa as he moves to a small Japanese island after a falling out with the calligraphy community. However, Handa finds that rural life is not quite what it seems as he adjusts to his quirky but kindhearted new neighbors. Soon known as “Sensei” throughout the town,… » 5/24/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Sunday Ani-TAY Café

One of the best ways to come up with ideas for the cafe is to look at random Ani-TAY articles, and this week is no exception. As many of you may have noticed, our ‘anime you should watch this season’ collaboration articles keep showing up in the popular feed (google does magical things), and this got me to thinking:… » 5/24/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

Eden Of The East - Are the movies and novels worth checking out?

Right before I typed this I finished watching the series. It was pretty good and I like it a lot. I was pretty disappointed by the ending however. It explained some stuff but left a lot of things unanswered. I know there are two movies and a novle and I was wondering if they were worth tracking down. I really liked… » 5/24/15 5:06am Today 5:06am

Otome Novice - Part 4: Say it Ain't Souji

Last time on My 2D Demon Boyfriend Can’t be This Cute, I did a two-parter to cover the most straightforward, feel good routes of Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi. Well not so today, because I’m going to write about a more interesting 2D boyfriend: resident asshole Okita Souji. Okita’s route was a trip; a trip full… » 5/22/15 11:30am Friday 11:30am

I Want to Kick You in the Back - A Review

Explorations of the teenage mind are not in short supply these days but as a winner of Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa Prize for rising literary talent, Risa Wataya’s I Want to Kick You in the Back is an uncommonly sublime and textured look at the unclear feelings of a lonely teenager. » 5/22/15 10:15am Friday 10:15am

Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage (Chapter 4) Impressions 

Welcome back and once again thanks for reading my little write up’s on Naruto. For those of you new to this and judging by the comments each week some of you are, this is a weekly series that looks at the latest chapter of the Naruto sequel manga Naruto Gaiden. As always for those of you who have missed my previous… » 5/21/15 11:05am Thursday 11:05am

Muv-Luv Schwarzemarken Anime Announced

If you have been on AniTAY for a significant period of time, You would know that Muv-Luv is a Visual Novel made by Age, and it’s one that is extremely well received by a lot of us in the AniTAY community. Today, the Light novel spinoff Schwarzemarken is now getting an anime! (which Dex totally called a year ago.)
» 5/21/15 3:23am Thursday 3:23am