The Company They Keep: How Log Horizon Ruined SAO II

Okay so I've been enjoying this past season of Anime, a number of awesome shows are airing every week, and I love keeping up with them all. One of those (in fact I believe it was the first show I simulcasted) has been Sword Art Online II. SAO on the whole is a decent show, but I must say that the Phantom Bullet arc… » 11/20/14 4:58pm Thursday 4:58pm

TAY Explores Comics: Dreamland

Have you ever wondered how a different nation might interpret a staple of another nation? Like how would a place like Japan would make a pizza. How would their culture and tastes affect what toppings would be used or how the dough would be prepared? Though seeing a nation adapt another nation's food, I find it more… » 11/18/14 1:17am Tuesday 1:17am

TAY Explores Comics: Blood and Steel

Doing the I am a Hero article has really burnt me out. Not because it was long, I read roughly 14 volumes of it, but because I had the brilliant idea of reading all of it in one night. So, I wanted to take a bit of a break for this week's article and read something shorter. I asked some of the TAY authors for… » 11/11/14 8:23pm 11/11/14 8:23pm

Ani-TAY Podcast Episode 8 : The One Where We Made Fan-Fiction

N.B, at the time of writing, this picture is relevant (it probably will stay relevant for ever since Sunrise always find a way) at the time of writing this, when I saw this special figure *92位/***,*96位★ (*12,364 pt) [*,*45予約] Gundam G Reco (this could be false information fed to me) Also thank Richard for our episode… » 11/11/14 12:44pm 11/11/14 12:44pm

Koda's Top 10 Fall 2014 Anime Openings

Hey everyone. In what has pretty much become a seasonal tradition here, I am back with yet another list of my 10 favorite openings from the current anime season. I know I keep saying each season that making said list was harder than the previous one, but this time I am being legitimately serious about that. I have… » 11/11/14 12:12am 11/11/14 12:12am

Why Muv-Luv Was a Defining Entry in Modern Science Fiction

I know what you're thinking. "Dex, you're writing about this again?" Yes, yes I am. I'm talking about it again because it really was a defining entry in the genre, at least for me. It was the culmination of the intersection between sci-fi, deconstructionism, and postmodernism for the modern era, and it continues to be. » 11/10/14 2:25am 11/10/14 2:25am

Izumicon 2014 Wrap-up & Pics

One of the first articles I wrote on Kinja was my annual write up of my local anime convention, Izumicon. So to mark roughly my one year anniversary of writing stuff on Kinja, I'm yet again doing an article over Izumicon. And I am going above and beyond this year with a crap load of cosplay pictures for you to feast… » 11/03/14 10:02pm 11/03/14 10:02pm

The Idolm@ster Movie Hits All The Right Notes

The Idolm@ster Movie: Beyond the Brilliant Future! is the sequel movie to the Idolm@ster anime series, which itself is based off the popular Idolm@ster series of simulation games by Namco Bandai. The movie is everything you want out of a continuation movie without many of the drawbacks. » 11/03/14 11:43am 11/03/14 11:43am

The Future Diary: The Ani-TAY Review

Amano Yukitero is an average, socially awkward middle schooler. He doesn't have any friends and he goes day to day filling out entries in his journal about the people around him. Occasionally he talks to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina and his servant MurMur. One morning, he finds his diary entry for the day has… » 10/30/14 12:38am 10/30/14 12:38am

One Year Since Returning to Anime, I'm Still Going

Just over one year ago, I returned to anime for the first time after swearing it off in 2008. One year since I started mashing my reviews all across TAY's front page. One year since I rediscovered how much I missed the singular imagination that animation is capable of conveying. Even so, I realize that there's even… » 10/28/14 6:18pm 10/28/14 6:18pm