Ani-TAY Presents a VN Roleplay: "You Were the Only One"

The following is a short VN style conversation that occurred within one of the many Ani-TAY Chatrooms between myself (Krakken_Unleashed) and Protonstorm (with Rockmandash12 making a small appearance). The discussion began with an sarcastic comment made towards my own person by Protonstrom which turned into an hour… » 2/28/15 12:59pm Saturday 12:59pm

Ultimate Anime Op/Ed workout playlist

I'm not one to listen to music while I walk on the tredmill. I tend to prefer watching something on netflix as motivation to go down and work out. However, I work in a large office building with a massive loop on the bottom floor. I can't really watch Netflix. I have some anime on my memory card so I was watching… » 2/26/15 6:57pm Thursday 6:57pm

Bulk up or stretch it out: spacing serialized stories

I've been thinking a lot about Bleach lately, which (as some of you may know) can be a pretty painful experience. Once upon a time, it was one of my favorite stories in serialization, with a large cast of compelling heroes and villains. Ever since the story started pulling Deus Ex Machina out of its ass like it's… » 2/25/15 3:14pm Wednesday 3:14pm

TAY Explores Comics: The Tenth Prism

If you haven't seen or heard yet, Crunchyroll recently opened its manga section to all of its premium members. Being a premium member, I was so excited about this piece of news that I didn't bother using the service until recently because I hated the format of how CR's manga was displayed on my laptop. I've been… » 2/18/15 12:45am 2/18/15 12:45am

Rockmandash's Guide to Visual Novels on the Go

When I first got into the Visual Novel genre, there was something that struck me as odd about it: the lack of mobility. I know I prefer to read when I'm around and about, so I thought... What are some ways that we can consume Visual Novels on the go, in a more natural way? How can we read them in similar fashion to… » 2/17/15 12:46pm 2/17/15 12:46pm

The Otaku's Baka Guide to Avoid Unwanted Romantic/Sexual Tension

Welcome to Baka Guides, your go-to source for life help and advice. Here we find it is our Journalistic Duty to share the advice taken from the wealth of worldly knowledge that is Anime with you, in order that you may all live more fruitful, productive, and prosperous lives. » 2/15/15 9:03am 2/15/15 9:03am

Kairosoft Stole All My Free Time Again with Anime Studio Story

I thought that I'd never be sucked back in like I have been before... but I was wrong. Very wrong. Following the steps of it's predecessor Game Dev Story and Shirobako, Kairosoft is back for world domination with another new title, Anime Studio Story, and... I've put more time into this game then I'd like to admit. » 2/12/15 9:39pm 2/12/15 9:39pm

Storyclub- On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

Recently I've been reading a ton of stories from acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami. There's something so realistic yet ephemeral about his writing that really hooks you in and doesn't let go. So I though it would be neat to introduce one of my favourite short stories by him to TAY and Ani-TAY. This isn't the… » 2/10/15 10:23am 2/10/15 10:23am

FuwaFM Podcast Review: G-Senjou no Maou

Remember that time when I shared that podcast about Ever 17 where I used a really snarky transition from title to text? Sorry, no such transition here, but I do have a podcast to share! This is the FuwaFM Podcast review of G-Senjou no Maou, so if you didn't get enough of me talking/not talking in the AniTAY… » 2/09/15 10:26pm 2/09/15 10:26pm

Late Night Drinks with Fruity

Picture the scene, we're both sitting on the river bank and it's just after school with the sun just starting to cast a brilliant orange over us. The wind reasonably gentle, we see the grass waver back and forth, just like my courage and will power in an attempt to write this. It's one of those moments, where we're… » 2/09/15 8:02pm 2/09/15 8:02pm

A Life Worth Watching: Why I Love The Slice of Life Genre

If you asked me a year ago, and said, "In a years time one of your favorite shows will be about a boy dealing with food ethics, father issues and his his purpose in life " - well I wouldn't have balked, but I might have been taken for a loop. "Really...Huh. Never would've guessed"- would probably have been my… » 2/08/15 8:01pm 2/08/15 8:01pm

Ani-TAY Reviews: eden* - They were only two, on the planet

Dexomega: Hi guys. Today Rockmandash and I are talking about a visual novel together (a first for us!). This particular VN is eden* by minori and published by Mangagamer in English. Those familiar with minori know that it shares a lot of literary similarities to Makoto Shinkai's work. eden* is no different. » 2/03/15 1:38am 2/03/15 1:38am