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To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts Volume 2 Review

After finishing the first volume of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, I found myself enthralled in the story and anxiously waiting for new volumes to be released. That time has come and I’m happy to say that To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Volume 2 was no less of an enjoyable experience. We rejoin Schaal and Hank a little further in the future from where we left them as they make their way to Whitechurch by train in search of Cain Madhouse. On route, we get to learn a little about Hank’s history that I found pretty interesting. Most importantly, we learn that three people are responsible for the beasts: Hank’s love Ellaine is responsible...


Your Name. is Now the Highest Grossing Film of 2016 (in Japan)

Director Makoto Shinkai’s most recent film your name. (also known as Kimi no Na wa) has just broken some major records this year in Japan. Not only has it’s popularity pushed it into the one of the highest grossing films in Japan. As of now, the film has grossed over 10 billion Yen which makes it the highest grossing film in 2016. This means that the film has sold relatively 850 Million in tickets which is the equivalent of 11,100,000,000 Yen as of the 25th of September. Which is damn impressive for an animated film. For people who want to see the film, it has been licensed by Funimation. See the announcement...



The New Ghost in the Shell Trailers Have Arrived

Despite all the arguments and controversy about the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live-action movie, five new trailers were released this morning. Check them out below: The short 10 – 15 second clips can be a little jarring. Therefore, all thanks to redditor u/teagone he/she has laced together the clips in a more palpable format. What do you all think? Will it be as terrible as a few other American adaptations (*cough* looking at you Oldboy *cough*)? I guess we will find out.


Crunchyroll Adds Looking Up At The Half-Moon

Crunchyroll announced that they have added a new series to their repertoire called Looking Up At The Half-Moon. This drama and romance anime originally began as a light novel series that started in 2003. It was written by Tsumugu Hashimoto and illustrated by Keiji Yamamoto and ended in 2006. In the meantime, the light novel series has received a manga series (and by series, we mean two volumes), the recently uploaded anime show, and a TV live-action drama. Looking Up At The Half-Moon is a rather short anime series. Only having 6 episodes, it can be easily binged in a short session (comparatively by Netflix standards). For those who have yet ot hear...


Food Wars! The Second Plate Episode 12 Review

Episode 12: The Magician Once More Isn’t nice when things that you are hoping for come into fruition? Well Food Wars! The Second Plate brought to the table this week exactly what I was hoping for. For the first time ever we see Soma struggling to keep up in the high pace of Shinomiya’s kitchen. It isn’t often we see him get into a (real) bad spot. At least not for long. With Soma quickly picking up on certain techniques, it will be fun to finally see his own style materialize. He may still be the grumpy villain from the first season, but it is nice to see that Chef Shinomiya does...


Chattin’ with Chris Patton

While attending the 2016 Nan Desu Kan in Denver, CO we met up with a favorite voice actor of ours, Chris Patton. Sorry for the potato quality everyone, we forgot to bring our tripod with us and the camera had a difficult time focusing. Next time we will be sure that the quality is higher. Is there anyone you think we should interview? Send us a message or leave us a comment! We don’t mind asking the offhanded questions.


Berserk Season 2 Announced

In a (not terribly surprising) announcement today, came the news that season two of the anime series Berserk is a go. This past season of the rebooted anime show has only had 12 episodes that concluded today. Despite all the controversy over the animation style, the series will be continuing on in the Spring 2017 anime season. The current animated series is a continuation of the original anime that aired back in 1997. All of which is based upon the Berserk manga that originally debuted in 1989 (and is still running to this day) and is written from the mind of Kentaro Miura.  Knowing that Berserk will continue on is great news, as the series certainly deserves it....


Sentai Filmworks Licenses Chihayafuru

Today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they have acquired the license for the anime series Chihayafuru.  This will include both seasons of the series. Chihayafuru, which began as a  manga series in 2007, is still currently running and is written by Yuki Suetsugu. The first season of the anime debuted in October of 2011 (a part of the Fall and Winter Season), directed by Morio Asaka (responsible for works such as My Love Story!! and Chobits), and was animated by Studio Madhouse (behind such works as My Love Story!!, Death Note, and One-Punch Man). The second season debuted during the Winter 2013 anime season and had a total of 25 episodes (50 in total, including...


Dimension W Volume 1 Review

Before we start, I’ll provide a TLDR review: Dimension W Volume 1 is good. It introduces an interesting world and cast of characters that left me invested enough to want more. If you like Sci-fi action with a bit of mystery to it, I doubt you’ll find yourself disappointed with this series’ introduction. With that out of the way, let’s get into the details of Dimension W Volume 1 and why I left the volume being a fan of the series. The first volume kicks off with an explanation of  the setting Dimension W takes place in: Inspired by Nikola Tesla’s dream to have a world powered through wireless energy, mankind has discovered a...


Tokyo ESP Volume 5 Review

Things have been looking rather dismal for our characters in this volume of Tokyo ESP. Since the last volume’s huge departure from the main characters we have experienced up until now, we were finally rewarded for our patience. Both old villains and heroes have finally returned and god does it feel good. Having the older characters come back has been a solid thing for the story. To have an entirely new and unique enemy without any ties to the old plot line would seem too tiredly familiar (we already have several plots like Tengen Toppa Gurren Laagan we don’t need more). Having the two integrate has been fantastic. Not to mention, Rinka’s entrance was exactly...


Food Wars! The Second Plate Episode 11 Review

Episode 11: The Stagiaire This week, in the Food Wars! world, they dutifully jump back into more character development. Although, it may not be between Erina and Soma like I had hoped, getting to know Arato Hisako was just as good, for now. With the stage and tone being set for the rest of the season, I eagerly await what challenges await our favorite characters. Who knows what will come next and who they will face further in on the Stagiaire? For now, my hope is for Soma and Emilia to get stuck in a restaurant together. Hisako has been pretty downtrodden since her run in with Hayama. Considering she has been absent up...


Food Wars! The Second Plate Episode 10 Review

Episode 10: A New Genius This week’s episode was a bit of a disappointment. Not in how things developed, nor the outcome, but merely based upon how the build-up was done up until the point of the delivery of the verdict. That being said, the rest of the episode was fantastic, there is no where else for this show to go except up (but don’t quote me on that, this episode is a clear case of it floundering). Now that we have finally reached a climax for the first cour of the second Food Wars! season, it is time to gear up for what comes next. We all knew that Soma...