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Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 8-12

Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 8-12

Sep 20, 2014

Right before I was sitting down to write this review, something I’d already expected and assumed happened: Tokyo Ghoul is getting a second. In January, Kaneki and the rest of Anteiku and Ghouls will continue their war with the Commission of Counter Ghoul or CCG. Which, is quite good news for fans, it’s also damned irritating for them to have to wait 4 months to...

Review | Space Dandy Episodes 14-20

Review | Space Dandy Episodes 14-20

Aug 27, 2014

What’s this, two Shinichiro Watanabe series in one season? Of course they’re two series of majorly different genres, and if you’ve stuck with Space Dandy until this point, you won’t be disappointed. I know a few people have tapped out to Space Dandy’s episodic, wacky formula, but it’s actually grown on me and I’ve been smiling and legitimately laughing out loud...

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 1-7

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 1-7

Aug 26, 2014

When I hear Gen Urobichi has a new project in store, I get giddy, anxious, and then hesitant. As much as I love a lot of his works (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) he can also fall a little flat and forgettable (Blassreiter) too. Needless to say, Aldnoah Zero is his latest creation, and although he only had a hand in writing the first three episodes, it’s still an...

Review | Tokyo ESP Episodes 1-7

Review | Tokyo ESP Episodes 1-7

Aug 22, 2014

A couple of years ago, Marvel teamed up with studio Madhouse to create an X-Men anime developed in Japan, but it was an utterly forgettable creation. This fall season brings us Tokyo ESP from mangaka Hajime Segawa (Ga-Rei-Zero), Shigehito Takayanagi (Cardcaptor Sakura, Flame of Recca) and Studio Xebec (Pandora Hearts, Heroic Age). Tokyo is newly invested with...

Review | Zankyou no Terror Episodes 1-7

Review | Zankyou no Terror Episodes 1-7

Aug 21, 2014

Here it is, Shinichirō Watanabe’s newest creation: Zankyou no Terror (AKA Terror in Resonance). Set in an alternate universe of Japan, teenaged terrorists Nine and Twelve have ambitions to terrorize Japan and wake up the world with their destruction. On the other side of the fight is Kenjirō Shibazaki of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, who is...

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 1-7

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 1-7

Aug 20, 2014

I’ve been picking up more and more mecha series over the last few years, though truth be told I never cared for mecha growing up. Aside from Mobile Suit G Gundam, I never liked the Gundam shows on Toonami, but shows like Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team and Gundam 00 were too good to pass up. However, when I heard Tatsuo Satō (Shigofumi: Letters from the...

Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 1-7

Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 1-7

Aug 20, 2014

Tokyo Ghoul is indubitably one of the most anticipated animes of the summer season. Loosely based on the manga but Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul is a dark, bloody, emphatic journey of Ken Kaneki who’s just a college student trying to find a girlfriend, but is soon attacked and granted the organs of a Ghoul. Ghouls aren’t uncommon in Tokyo Ghoul, but Kaneki is thrust...

Review | Akame ga Kill Episodes 1-7

Review | Akame ga Kill Episodes 1-7

Aug 16, 2014

Assassins are always a hot topic, whether it is in videogames, manga, or anime, and this tale of Tatsumi is unique enough to help set it apart from the already dense genre. Tatsumi and his childhood friends head to the Capital with wishes to help better their poverty-stricken village. What happens while there helps change Tatsumi’s life, as he’s thrust into a...

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episode 8-14 Review

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episode 8-14 Review

Jul 16, 2014

With an announcement that Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders will get 4 cours (a full year) to tell its tale, it seems as though David Production got the memo very early on, as the pacing of these episodes brought the show to a slow sizzle. Don’t worry about that ‘slow sizzle’ line, they are still some of the most entertaining shone/seinen...

Captain Earth Episode 8-14 Review

Captain Earth Episode 8-14 Review

Jul 15, 2014

Bones’ Captain Earth has entered its second cour of its full run, and has devoted this set of episodes to not only showing us what the Midsummer’s Knights can do, but what the Planetary Gears have in store. With a few new surprises and members running about Tanegashima, Daichi and crew will need to be on their toes as more avatars awaken, and it truly begins a...