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Shin Sekai Yori: The Best Anime in Years

Shin Sekai Yori: The Best Anime in Years

For anyone who has read our annual Year in Review articles, it should come as no surprise that I hold From the New World (Shin Sekai Yori) in high esteem. It is the best anime to come out 2013 and one of the best shows I’ve seen in years. I suppose our review can be […]

So, Gundam AGE Got (A Lot) Better

So, Gundam AGE Got (A Lot) Better

It feels like just yesterday that I was ripping on Gundam AGE for being a boring kid’s show.  There was so much wrong with the Gundam/Pokemon hybrid that I could only help shake my head in disbelief at how dreadfully mediocre the whole thing was.  Now one could argue that the show made no strong […]

Chaos Rings: The Classic RPG is Dead to Me

Chaos Rings: The Classic RPG is Dead to Me

I am a child of the era of Pokemon, Final Fantasy VII, VII and IX.  Now before you bash me for lacking Final Fantasy IV under my belt, hear me out when I say that in the era of Fallout 3, God of War and Starcraft 2, it is extremely hard back to go back and play […]

Visual novel review: Saya no Uta

Visual novel review: Saya no Uta

Title: Saya no Uta Genre: Drama Company: Nitroplus Platform: PC Release Date: Dec 26 2003 Synopsis: After surviving a serious car accident, medical student Sakisaka Fuminori undergoes brain surgery and comes to perceive the world in a whole new way. To him, what was once everyday objects have become twisted and malformed. Normal people look […]

A Reflection on a Decade

A Reflection on a Decade

Near the beginning of this decade, I looked at the anime medium as a source of fresh ideas full of creativity and passion, completely unlike the everyday drivel that filled the American airwaves. For the first few years when I feasted on the cream of the crop my belief was seemingly reaffirmed. As my internet […]