Sometimes you can do everything right but it still turns out wrong. This adage, true of term papers, can occassionally also strike larger productions. Hundreds of people working together can make something truly special that, for whatever reason, isn't able to find the audience it deserves. Hit the jump to find 6 such hidden gems that need a bit more love than they got!
You never thought it would happen to you. Whether it be from a knife-wielding assailant, runaway car (or tractor?), or maybe that third helping of stuff, you're dead. But your untimely end is only the beginning. Rather than pearly gates, you find yourself in one of many many many many fantasy worlds which exist in parallel to our own, but which one? Well that's up to you! Hit the jump to discover your ideal fantasy world!
D&D can be a grand adventure or an absolute disaster depending upon your group, but even the worst failures have a weird sense of charm. Goblin Slayer manages to capture that feeling of a pick-up game where maybe everything isn't going quite how everyone would like, but still manages to become a fun ride. Hit the jump to see how Goblin Slayer feels just like your first D&D game!
Black Clover has been running for over a year and Tabata has shown us a shonen that is decidedly tongue-in-cheek. Asta himself is just as much a hero as he is a parody of your average shonen MC, but every serious story beat seem to have one thing in common, Noelle. Hit the jump for the very good reason why Noelle is the real central character of Black Clover's story!
Shoji Kawamori visited Otakon 2018 to deliver a pair of panels outlining his nearly 40 years in the anime industry, covering everything from the history of Macross to the inner workings of his creative process. Hit the jump for the highlights!
Taking Japan's interest with blood types to new extremes, the nocturnal creatures are on the prowl for your blood. That is, untll they realize how special you are and feel super conflicted about what kind of thirst they're experiencing when they catch a glimpse of your neck. At least, that's what this list leads me to believe. Hit the jump for part 4 of our 5-Part Halloween-themed October special, the 5 most loved and hated vampires!
The legendary Shoji Kawamori visited DC to promote his newest anime Junshinki Pandora and discuss his almost 40 years working in anime and mecha. He was kind enough to offer interviews, so I sat down with him to spend each and every precious moment selfishly sating my own curiosity about his work. Hit the jump for the full interview!
Shonen Jump games are trying out all kinds of new things with the brand new look of the massive crossover title Jump Force and novel game types for stadalone titles like Shinobi Striker and Black Clover: Quartet Knights. The adaptation of Yuki Tabata's hit takes elements from competitive MOBA and FPS titles for an interesting design, but doesn't quite commit to a gaming audience itself. Hit the jump for the full review!
One of the greatest gifts that anime gives to us are OPs and EDs to set the emotional tone for the episode and stick with us for years, sometimes longer than the anime itself! Hit the jump for some of the best this season has to offer that aren't Jojo!
Half-man and half-wolf, werewolves transform in the light of the full moon or, more often, whenever they want really, into in bloodthirsty beast. Or maybe just the head of the newspaper club? Tragically playing second fiddle to vampires, werewolves have a lot of unexplored potential waiting to be appreicated! Hit the jump for part 3 of our 5-Part Halloween-themed October special, the 5 most loved and hated werewolves!
Comparing power levels is an honored pastime among Dragon Ball fans, leading to all kinds of speculation about who would be who when. Why leave it just to Dragon Ball characters, though? Power levels aren't anything and anime has a ton of truly overpowered individuals. Son Goku may have one of the most impressive fight records in the galaxy, but you can hit the jump for 7 characters that can definitely take him in a fight!
Naruto had same great messages about being compassionate, ending cyclical violence, and always believing in yourself. Unfortunately some were better executed than others. Naruto's never give up message fell short in the end, but Boruto picks up the slack by looking at the same situation in a brand new light! Hit the jump for how Boruto fixes Naruto's greatest flaw!
It's me, the guy who watches every premiere to provide you with a curated list of the strongest first episodes of the season! Fall has brought back a ton of fan favorites, more shonen action series, and, as usual, a few surprises! Hit the jump for the best premieres of Fall 2018!
You figure they would pretty reliably be the bad guys, but anime has a way of taking liberties with common assumptions. Evil or not, they're definitely from hell, or at least their parents are. Hit the jump for part 2 of our 5-Part Halloween-themed October special, top 5 loved and hated demons in anime!
Koei Tecmo hosted a preview showcase this month where they were showing off Dead or Alive 6, Warriors Orochi 4, and the 20 anniversary release of Atelier, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemist:Ateliers of the New World! We were on site to try out each of the new titles! Hit the jump for our hands-on impressions!