Category Archives: Editorials

All the Pretentious Stuff

Anime Cliques, Critics and Communities

3045d95264fe61197bdfd980918bd5f2

In which you get to hear me simultaneously rant about the negative aspects of anime communities and espouse “power of friendship” speeches from the 1000+ episodes of mahou shoujo anime that I’ve watched!

Continue reading

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S – Today’s Venus is Snappier Than Usual!

a7dad6e1646aad19454da87294b73acf

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S is an earlier work of Kunihiko Ikuhara back when he was still working for Toei Animation. Although dated in some respects, it still remains a stellar mahou shoujo season thanks to his creative input.

Continue reading

Ping Pong The Animation and why Yuasa x Matsumoto is my OTP

Ping Pong

A harmonious fusion of two very talented and distinctive artists’ styles, Masaki Yuasa’s adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto’s Ping Pong is one to remember.

Continue reading

Shamanic Princess – A Diamond in the Rough

Shamanic Princess

A slightly obscure yet ambitious OVA for its time period, Shamanic Princess is a peculiar fusion of demonic motifs, metaphysical imagery and unorthodox chronology.

Continue reading

Recall Runback – Silent Möbius

hup

Welcome to the Recall Runback, which has nothing to do with the Runback Recap. At all.

Continue reading

1989 – A Year of Anime in Review [FINAL]

1319517075389

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’re at the last stop of the shiny neon colored decade.

Continue reading

1988 – A Year of Anime in Review

1343769904529In the case of ’89, second to last isn’t always  bad thing.

Continue reading

1987 – A Year of Anime in Review

1288709239543

I’ve said that previous years in the 80’s changed the game, and they did, but 1987 really takes the cake for the series that really kicked of a merchandise powerhouse, and managed to infiltrate its way into Americana. Symbolic with girl’s toys and everything cute, it came at just the right time to be introduced into the mainstream teenage pop culture. Hello Kitty has arrived.

Continue reading

1986 – A Year of Anime in Review

1354679297675

Back from a one day delay (Super Bowl + hangover = not time for anime), let me, resident writer 10bit, take you on another magical journey of nostalgia and seemingly higher quality anime. It’s 1986 and the party just started.

Continue reading

1985 – A Year of Anime in Review

1354679123376

Mecha has been taking a nap. It seems about fitting, that after improving the tech and genre, it would once again hijack the anime scene in the middle of the 80’s. Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re halfway there and it’s only getting better as we go on.

Continue reading