Space Dandy

Review: “Space Dandy Season 2 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Make Room For Seconds, Baby

by Grant Whiteon August 25, 2015
Space Dandy, as the opening to nearly every episode informs us, is a dandy guy in space. In many ways, that’s about all you need to know going into the show even as it begins its second season, though there are of course wider details. Dandy resides in a familiar anime vision of the future […]

Viewster Announces ‘Omakase’ Subscription Service With Exclusive Merchandise & Content

by Grant Whiteon August 18, 2015
After having enjoyed much success and popularity with their range of streaming anime in a number of global territories, streaming site Viewster have announced their next step in servicing anime fans will be the Omakase subscription service. With the name roughly translating as ‘chef’s choice’, the concept has its roots in the success of products […]


Review: “Guilty Crown Complete Series” – The Crime of Being a Mess

by macattackon August 10, 2015
On the surface, Guilty Crown has a lot of what it takes to be a spectacular sci-fi action series. It has a near-future societal outlook. It borrows liberally from recent headlines detailing biological outbreaks and social unrest (perhaps it even hits harder for Americans due to the increasing Ebola scare). It has creative, unique mecha […]

Otakon 2015: Roundtable Interview With Director Ei Aoki & Producers Toshiyuki Nagano, Shizuka Kurosaki

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Ei Aoki, Toshiyuki Nagano and Shizuka Kurosaki are a trio that hail from a younger, up-and-coming generation in the anime industry today. In her early career as a producer at the major Japanese production company Aniplex, Ms. Kurosaki has been involved in the supernatural thriller film series The Garden of Sinners, the recently completed fantasy […]


Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Voice Actress Romi Park

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Born and raised in Tokyo, Korean-Japanese voice actress Romi Park is one of the most prolific performers in her field, with years of experience doing voiceover work for for not only Japanese animation but also Japanese dubs for other cartoons (most notably Finn the human from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time), video games, movies and television programs. […]

Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Dragon Ball Actors Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Two of the leading stars of the English voice cast for the Dragon Ball franchise, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat have performed a large number of roles for the property’s various iterations over the years. Mr. Schemmel has played the lead hero Son Goku througout FUNimation’s dub as well as the major role of King Kai, […]


Viewster Announces Latest Additions To Free Streaming

by Grant Whiteon August 10, 2015
The global free to watch streaming video service Viewster has announced its latest additions. The service has been making a name for itself as a venue for streaming Japanese animated titles via unions with companies such as Anime Limited, though the new additions speak of Viewster’s goal to serve as a platform for a range […]
Unbreakable Machine Doll

Review: “Unbreakable Machine-Doll” Is Highly Defective

by Weathermanon August 7, 2015
How does one review a show like Unbreakable Machine-Doll? It’s obvious from the moment you see the package that Doll has a built in fan base. And boy oh boy do they get catered to. There is a lot of really creepy stuff in this show. Set in a prototypical steam-punky England, there’s a school […]


Otakon 2015: Masao Maruyama and Yasuaki Iwase at the Studio MAPPA Panel

by Weathermanon August 6, 2015
Acclaimed director Masao Maruyama and his long time production partner Yasuaki Iwase came to Otakon 2015 to give some updates on Studio MAPPA’s current productions and take question on their respective careers. The panel opened with Maruyama and Iwase showing off some trailers for several of their recent and upcoming productions including and adaptation of […]
Yuki Yuna is a Hero

Otakon 2015: Seiji Kishi and “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”

by Weathermanon August 4, 2015
Seiji Kishi and Pony Canyon did a screening and Q&A session for Yuki Yuna is a Hero at Otakon 2015. Yuki Yuna is based on a video game of the same name, and the story for the television show was proposed by the game creator. Mr. Kishi said that he had to bring that vision […]