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Sword Art Online and the Ultimate Gamer Fantasy

Sword Art Online and the Ultimate Gamer Fantasy

There is no doubt that writer Reki Kawahara of Sword Art Online and Accel World is a writer of our times. His obsession with virtual reality elements in games is something that ties in very intimately with our modern gaming culture and the possibilities we have imagined for the gaming industry. Seeing as franchises like .hack pioneered some of these concepts in […]

We’ll Fix it Later

We'll Fix it Later

I am starting to wonder if it is even worth watching the television versions of anime anymore. In recent years, the industry seems to have an ever increasing practice of improving their television versions for the DVDs and BDs, and it is really starting to become very tiresome. Initially it started with harmless things such […]

Shiniciro Watanabe and a Love Letter to Jazz

Shiniciro Watanabe and a Love Letter to Jazz

Anime fans thankful to director Shiniciro Watanabe will always exist in this world. His work on anime such as Cowboy Bebop remain as effective gateway titles in the Western anime sphere. Although much of this may have to do with the clear western influences in his work, I believe few would deny his prowess and […]

Key Fans Are Too Entitled

Key Fans Are Too Entitled

Unless you have been hiding under a rock the past week or so it would have been pretty hard to not have heard the incessant whining of the KEY fan base about the announcement of the JC Staff anime adaption of Little Busters! The complaints have been so loud that in order to quell their […]

Will Eureka 7 Ao Repeat the Failures of Last Exile Fam?

Will Eureka 7 Ao Repeat the Failures of Last Exile Fam?

As happy as I should be as a fan of Eureka 7 to hear about the new sequel coming out this spring, I can only greet it with immense skepticism. There are just too many similarities to Gonzo’s recent stunt of reviving the Last Exile franchise in Last Exile Fam, and if that is anything […]