The Company They Keep: How Log Horizon Ruined SAO II

Okay so I've been enjoying this past season of Anime, a number of awesome shows are airing every week, and I love keeping up with them all. One of those (in fact I believe it was the first show I simulcasted) has been Sword Art Online II. SAO on the whole is a decent show, but I must say that the Phantom Bullet arc… » 11/20/14 5:31pm Thursday 5:31pm

Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi! Rankings Are Out, Surprise Included

The yearly results of the annual Light Novel ranking publication are finally out. Thanks to an early filtration of the cover we already knew that Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (OregaIru) a.k.a My Teem Romantic Comedy SNAFU was the overall winner this year, but the biggest surprise the 2015 edition… » 11/20/14 2:00pm Thursday 2:00pm

Heads Up: Crunchyroll app now available on Xbox One

Yes, after a too good amount of teasing, the Xbox One now has Crunchyroll... and that's all I've got to say; not many times gaming and anime news intersect though, no? Oh, and the Halo Channel app is now broken thanks to an update; win some, lose some, I guess. And I was looking to episode 2 of Nightfall, too... » 11/19/14 1:38am Wednesday 1:38am

Down the Rabbit Hole: Confessions of a 7-Month Old Otaku

Seven months ago, I had never watched Anime (Well okay, maybe not never, but I don't consider a couple Pokémon episodes in kindergarten and 1 half-watched Miyazaki film to be "watching" Anime). In fact I was pretty much a complete novice to the medium. Back then I wouldn't have known my Clannad's from my Claymore's,… » 11/18/14 2:03pm 11/18/14 2:03pm

TAY Explores Comics: Dreamland

Have you ever wondered how a different nation might interpret a staple of another nation? Like how would a place like Japan would make a pizza. How would their culture and tastes affect what toppings would be used or how the dough would be prepared? Though seeing a nation adapt another nation's food, I find it more… » 11/18/14 1:18am 11/18/14 1:18am

The Ten Anime of Fall 2014 To Watch

Today Ani-TAY fires back with a list of ten anime this season to watch, collated from the opinions of twenty collaborators this time, topping our last by four people. We've got nine new shows and one sequel that just might strike your fancy. » 11/17/14 2:36am 11/17/14 2:36am

Miss Firefly? Wanna See New Episodes? I Know the Next Best Thing . . .

One of my favorite shows all of time is a science fiction western featuring an assorted crew of down on their luck misfits, living together aboard an ailing spaceship. Traveling from frontier world to frontier world, they're perpetually in search of the next payday, while some are also attempting to avoid their… » 11/14/14 12:05am 11/14/14 12:05am

Uninhabited Planet Survive: A Heartwarming Anime Adventure

This January, at the recommendation of a group of friends, I watched all 52 episodes of Uninhabited Planet Survive (also known as Mujin Wakusei Survive), an older anime from 2003. The only English subtitles I found available are adequate at best - very literal and at times grammatically incorrect - but it still turned… » 11/11/14 9:57pm 11/11/14 9:57pm

TAY Explores Comics: Blood and Steel

Doing the I am a Hero article has really burnt me out. Not because it was long, I read roughly 14 volumes of it, but because I had the brilliant idea of reading all of it in one night. So, I wanted to take a bit of a break for this week's article and read something shorter. I asked some of the TAY authors for… » 11/11/14 8:23pm 11/11/14 8:23pm

Ani-TAY Podcast Episode 8 : The One Where We Made Fan-Fiction

N.B, at the time of writing, this picture is relevant (it probably will stay relevant for ever since Sunrise always find a way) at the time of writing this, when I saw this special figure *92位/***,*96位★ (*12,364 pt) [*,*45予約] Gundam G Reco (this could be false information fed to me) Also thank Richard for our episode… » 11/11/14 8:00am 11/11/14 8:00am

Music in Media Part 1: Influencing your Experiences

I believe that there is an inherent flaw in the way we typically talk about music in Video Games, or media in general. In reviews or discussions, people tend to gloss over the sound, and on the occasion they discuss it, that discussion is usually composed about if it sounds good or not. The issue is that music in… » 11/11/14 3:56am 11/11/14 3:56am

Koda's Top 10 Fall 2014 Anime Openings

Hey everyone. In what has pretty much become a seasonal tradition here, I am back with yet another list of my 10 favorite openings from the current anime season. I know I keep saying each season that making said list was harder than the previous one, but this time I am being legitimately serious about that. I have… » 11/11/14 12:10am 11/11/14 12:10am

Why Muv-Luv Was a Defining Entry in Modern Science Fiction

I know what you're thinking. "Dex, you're writing about this again?" Yes, yes I am. I'm talking about it again because it really was a defining entry in the genre, at least for me. It was the culmination of the intersection between sci-fi, deconstructionism, and postmodernism for the modern era, and it continues to be. » 11/10/14 2:25am 11/10/14 2:25am