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    Wednesday February 13, 2019
  • Tabletop vs. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: How Do the Monsters Compare?

    Slime is a great show, but how do its monsters compare to their counterparts from real life tabletop games?

    All of the monsters in That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime are memorable and bounce off of each other wonderfully. But how do they compare as mosnters versus themselves, but in tabletop games? Find out after the jump!

  • Sunday February 4, 2018
  • A Semi-Scientific Analysis Of The Large Flan Dessert Seen In Fifth "A Place Further Than The Universe" Episode

    Analysis measures actual effects of large flan pudding dessert on average person

    You may have seen the comically large pudding dessert in the latest episode of A Place Further Than The Universe and wondered if it was possible to actually ingest such a large treat without adverse side effects. Hit the jump for the exhaustive breakdown, (with pictures!)

  • Tuesday November 22, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – The Evolution of RWBY (Part 2)

    How have RWBY's visuals evolved since Volume 1?

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac finishes up his two-part series looking at the growth of Rooster Teeth's hit show, RWBY, from its first episode until today. In the spotlight this week is the way the series's visuals have evolved over the years, so make sure to hit the jump to read more!

  • Tuesday November 15, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – The Evolution of RWBY (Part 1)

    How has RWBY's storytelling evolved since Volume 1?

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac kicks off a two-part series looking at the growth of Rooster Teeth's hit show, RWBY, from its first episode until today. In the spotlight this week is the way the series's storytelling has evolved over the years, so make sure to hit the jump to read more!

  • Tuesday November 8, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – Selection. System. Memory. WIXOSS.

    The only way to win is... there is no way to win...

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac dives deep into the unfair world of Lostorage Incited WIXOSS to explore the three main, somewhat familiar, elements of the show that make it so tense. Willing to risk your very soul to find out more? Then hit the jump...

  • Tuesday October 25, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – "Bungo Stray Dogs" & the Tragedy of a Good Man

    In which we ponder the light that burns even in the darkness...

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac ponders the elegant tragedy of the Dazai backstory arc of Bungo Stray Dogs's second season. What makes the tragedy of the arc so potent? And how does the show manage to find hope at the end of death and despair? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday October 18, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – The Importance of "orange"

    Let's jump through a blackhole into a show from a season past...

    On this week's Aniwords, Isaac takes us back to last season's heartwrenching and heartwarming drama, orange, to explore just what it is about the show that makes it so special and important. If you're ready to return to the bittersweetness of orange, then hit the jump!

  • Tuesday October 4, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – A Moeblob is a Blob of Moe

    Moeboys... moegirls... what's really the difference between them?

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac investigates the moe slice-of-life genre and compares the new season's Touken Ranbu – Hanamaru to other shows like it that he's seen. What is moe, really? And where does Touken Ranbu fit it? Hit the jump to dive into a pile of fluffy and cute moeboys and find out!

  • Tuesday September 20, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – Power, Kindness, & Adulthood in "Mob Psycho 100"

    The saying goes "kill them with kindness," but perhaps it should just be "kindness."

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac returns to Mob Psycho 100 to talk about some of the themes that have arisen as the show's wound toward its conclusion. Protagonist Mob has been struggling with his psychic powers all season, but is the answer perhaps simpler than he realizes? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday September 13, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – Finding Gold in an Everyday Art Club!

    In which we have a small celebration of things that are secretly really good...

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac returns to talking about the craft of his favorite slice-of-life comedy this season, This Art Club Has a Problem!, breaking down some of the show's best scenes and showing how even fluffy shows like this can be elevated by excellent craft. Intrigued by this prospect? Hit the jump to read more!

  • Tuesday September 6, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – "91 Days" and the Cinematography of Murder

    How does murder appear, done by once-innocent hands?

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac takes aim at the season's Prohibition-era mafia revenge story, 91 Days, to find out what the show's cinematography tells us about its themes on violence and revenge. How does a mafia show avoid making murder look cool? Read on to find out!

  • Tuesday August 23, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – Making Moe Real

    How do you make moe more than moe?

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac zeroes in on what makes moe anime New Game! more than just a cute escape from reality. How does the show "make moe real"? And what does it mean to be "real," anyways? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday August 16, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – The Art of Good Anime Crushes

    A handy guide for knowing if your ship would survive in real life or not.

    In this week's edition of Aniwords, Isaac takes a look at what makes the best anime crushes work. No, not your crush on anime characters, but the ones they have on each other. What makes an anime crush more than cute? What leads to real romance? If you're curious about any of that, hit the jump read more!

  • Tuesday July 19, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – Sea Tones: A Study of Setting in "Amanchu!"

    It's about the sound, the smell, and the image of the ocean...

    In this week's Aniwords, Isaac talks about Aria director Junichi Sato's newest show, Amanchu!, and reflects on the way its setting is used as more than just a location for the show's story to take place. Hit the jump to dive into his thoughts!

  • Tuesday July 5, 2016
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – The Spirit of Joy Lives in "Love Live! Sunshine"

    START:DASH!! into something new, and something familiar.

    On this week's Aniwords, Isaac greets the premiere of Love Live! Sunshine!! with a smile and a fond look back on its origins. He also takes a crack breaking down at how Sunshine!! honors the spirit of its predecessor. Hit the jump to read more!