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Attack on Cydonia, Knights of Titan

8d ago ... The more I get into this series, the lesser right I have to look down on Attack on Titan, and believe it or not, that is actually a detriment to Attack on Titan, not on Knights of Cydonia, or if I have to appease you the higher level weeaboo crowd, Sidonia no Kishi. Everything in this entire series has its own comparison to Shingeki no Kyojin, Tanikaze is a better Eren, Mikasa is a copy of I...

Middle Tennessee Anime Convention: In Love

12d ago ... Well it looks like its that time again and of course i’m referring to MTAC or Middle Tennessee Anime Convention with the theme “In Love” starting next week. It appears that this year it is going to be hosted in murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites. Last year it was in downtown nashville and as my first convention, I did have a good time. I was really impressed by the number of cosplayers. T...

Winter 2014 Review - The Weekly Watch

18d ago ... We finish up our recap and thoughts on the Winter season of anime and every show we watched, the we move on to announcing what shows we're following in the spring season of anime. We hope you'll join us next week in on The Weekly Watch.

AnimeShinbun April 2014 Contests

21d ago ... April Fools Day is nearly over here for me in Australia, so I figure it's late enough that I can safely post this without new people wondering if it's a joke. For those still wondering...it's not. You can really win stuff just by submitting stuff and participating on the site. ;) LOYAL READER LOTTERY: When you visit AnimeShinbun at least once during every 24 hour period during the month, yo...

Anime You Should Be Watching: Robotic; Notes

24d ago ... Robotic; Notes i’m not really sure how I got into this show but I just finished watching a few hours ago and it was a great experience. I remember seeing a brief animation of it and learned that there was some sort of mystery outside of the beginning story of a Robotics Research Club designing robots and using them to battle in tournaments. The main characters are Akiho Senomiya and Kaito...

Being Behind on Anime is Actually Alright

25d ago ... The winter season is about to leave and in less than a week the spring season will start. For the people who watch anime on a weekly basis this means a whole load of old is about to be replaced with an even bigger batch of new. The previous season will sink into oblivion while the new and hot series will be discussed frantically online. I have always tried keeping up with ongoing anime as mu...

Mirai Nikki Factual Review

29d ago ... Story Mirai Nikki is an anime that will creep you out in one way or another. The story is simple but gets surprisingly deep with tons of twists as well. The premise is that there’s 12 people who are selected by the god Deus to play a game, Deus is dying and must select someone to pass his powers of time and space onto someone, these 12 people must kill each other to become god. But here’s t...

How Do You Choose Your Anime?

37d ago ... I’ve been curious about how people choose their favorite anime. That favorite show or movie that you’ve been watching for years or that one show that just sticks in your mind, how did you come to find this show? What’s that one x factor that might make you stop and look at it? For myself I can say it has been almost solely on word of mouth and sometimes just luck. I know there are a lot o...

AnimeShinbun March 2014 Contests

51d ago ... Hello everyone! We've had months go by with less blog activity than we've had in the last week or so. Hopefully this message doesn't get pushed down the list too quickly, or the newer members won't know what's going on. ;) LOYAL READER LOTTERY: When you visit AnimeShinbun at least once during every 24 hour period during the month, you'll gain an entry into our Loyal Reader Lottery! If yo...

Looking Back at Record of Lodoss War

54d ago ... As a relative newcomer to the community (hi everybody!), I thought it would be rather fitting to delve into my own introduction to anime. The quintessential series that stated it all for me and even after all these years has continued to captivate me. Of course I’m talking about Ryo Mizuno’s sword and sorcery masterpiece, Record of Lodoss War. Truth be told I came across this series by compl...

Manga You Should Be Reading; Knights of Sidonia

54d ago ... Knights of sidonia I've been enjoying this Manga for a few months now and I can say the author, Tsutomu Nihei, has created a unique world. This is a mecha anime but it isn't the most important part of the series, so far. I'm into volume 7 myself and there are many battles but to me the driving force behind the series is in fact the characters. Sidonia is basically one of the last survivin...

Avatar and genre protection

54d ago ... For what little amount of activity I designate towards getting into the anime genre and anime culture altogether, there’s been one topic that seems to garner some strong reactions at the idea of one particular group of series being considered an “anime” (almost to point of some taking umbrage in this classification): Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Even though I’m certainly...

Aku No Hana (Flowers Of Evil) Review

56d ago ... "Beyond the edge of the world lies only darkness, driving you mad" Oh man, what a trip this was. Out of all the anime to begin airing throughout the course of 2013, Aku No Hana was by far the most unusual. I remember reading the description of the series and the feeling of my brain oozing out of my ears due to the confusion I had endured within that twenty second time-frame. But that desc...

Shinsekai Yori (From The New World) Review

58d ago ... "The power of imagination is what changes everything" Shinsekai Yori is an anime I have somewhat neglected ever since it started airing in late 2012. Upon first watching it, I found it slightly interesting, but wound up pushing it off to the side, watching only a couple episodes every month. Instead, I took to watching things more comical; I took to watching more joyous things or shows tha...

Help! My commutes are boring!

59d ago ... ["Fire, exclamation mark. Fire, exclamation mark. Help me, exclamation mark."] Sorry, I couldn't resist a bit of IT Crowd humor. But on a more serious note, I recently moved to Toronto. Along with moving to a new country, I was also introduced to public transportation (subways and street cars). Having gotten rid of the car before moving, I now have about 50 minutes on the bus/subway in the m...

The crux of living in an anime world

59d ago ... You do not have to be shy and hide it. It is okay to admit it. We are talking about a thought that probably has struck any person’s mind, no matter whether it is because of movies, novels, anime or any other kind media. Heck, it does not even have to be media; it could just be your own imagination or our own history! The thought I am talking about is naturally, as this blog’s title already h...

Super Sonico my 2 cents

82d ago ... Super Sonico, wow. I didn't know what to expect but I did expect more. I know she's a mascot and this is really just for the fans but I think her fans deserve better. I watched this anime to episode 4 hoping it would improve but the more I watched the more annoyed I became. The first thing that annoyed me was her outfit, usually this never bothers me but for some reason the way they chose to...

AnimeShinbun February 2014 Contests

85d ago ... Hello everyone! I'm going to be without home internet for the next 5 days, so I'm getting this up now so you don't have to wait to get contest details. Prize winners for January will go up before the following weekend. LOYAL READER LOTTERY: When you visit AnimeShinbun at least once during every 24 hour period during the month, you'll gain an entry into our Loyal Reader Lottery! If you wa...

AnimeShinbun Awards 2013 - AWARDS ANNOUNCED

100d ago ... And the winners are... Best New or Continuing Anime: Shingeki no Kyojin (Wit Studio with Production I.G. - a.k.a. Attack on Titan) Best New English Anime Dub: High School DxD (Funimation Entertainment) Best New Manga or Light Novel: Shingeki no Kyojin Gaiden: Kuinaki Sentaku (Aria - Levi origin story) Best Continuing Manga or Light Novel: One Piece (Weekly Shōnen Jump) Best Song:...

AnimeShinbun Christmas Contests: Winners & Answers

107d ago ... Hi everyone, Well, it's been a very close fought race. Before I name the winners for the trivia and creative contests, here's the answers to the questions that our final 5 had to answer. 1. What was the first CLAMP manga created solely by the current 4 person team? The correct answer here was Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, which began serialisation in Newtype in March 1993, shortly after Shi...
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