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 Thursday 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 Tuesday 6:18pm

Rockmandash Reviews: ef - a fairy tale of the two [Visual Novel & Anime]

When I first saw ef - a fairy tale of the two, I was blown away by how beautiful it was. The game had the visuals of a Makoto Shinkai film, and I heard almost nothing but praise regarding the story of it. Welcome to Rockmandash Reviews, and today, we have a review of what is one of the most beautiful games I've had… » 10/23/14 10:22pm 10/23/14 10:22pm

Gonna be the Twin-Tail! is My Hype Show

Earlier today mdubs forced my hand by making a hype article, so naturally I have to hype my most anticipated show of the season. If you've ever seen Super Sentai or the American derivative Power Rangers, then this show might be for you. It's a parody show that pulls out all the comedy it can, even the odd stuff. » 10/21/14 1:04pm 10/21/14 1:04pm

TAY Explores Comics: D Gray Man

Hello again everyone and welcome to the second spooktacular edition of TAY explores. Today I'll be covering a manga that was one of the few mangas I read when I first began reading manga, D Gray Man. Along with the other popular shounens in the early 2000s, I closely followed D Gray Man through legal and eventually… » 10/21/14 1:49am 10/21/14 1:49am

Crunchyroll Newletter's Top Five Favorite Summer 2014 Simulcasts

As some of you may or may not know, I don't just dish out my opinions on anime here at Ani-TAY, but also by contributing to Crunchyroll's official newsletter. Now that the dust has settled on the Summer 2014 season, I got together with a few of the other writers for the newsletter and we each made our own personal… » 10/17/14 10:40pm 10/17/14 10:40pm

My Second Nendoroid Safely Docked Into Its Home Port

Barely a few weeks after my first Nendoroid, Miss Monochrome, came in, my second one arrived. This time it is Iona from last year's excellent series Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova. Now before we look at Iona, I must state, I am a huge fan of the Arpeggio anime. Like massive, massive fan. It was my favorite series… » 10/17/14 4:15am 10/17/14 4:15am

Trainime New Season Impressions Part 2!

Welcome to the second round of impressions for the new season of anime! I gotta say, this season is pretty polarizing for me. Most of the episodes are either very good or very bad. Very few of the episodes so far this season have fallen into the mediocre category. I'm not sure if that's good or bad myself, but here we… » 10/14/14 8:00am 10/14/14 8:00am

Ani-TAY Summer 2014 Seasonal Overview

Every season, we here on Ani-TAY do a list of Anime that You Should be Watching around the middle of the season, an article type that we blatantly stole from Richard Eisenbeis. While this article is an awesome collaboration and it's a great help for those people interested in the currently airing anime, it's not… » 10/13/14 12:02pm 10/13/14 12:02pm