Rockmandash Rambles: Why I loved Muv-Luv (but you might not)

It's been a while since I've played a game that has broken expectations as much as Muv-Luv Alternative has. It's been a while since I felt the need to do an entire post on just my random thoughts on a game, It's just that amazing. This is my thoughts and experiences on Muv-Luv so expect spoilers. It's not exactly… » 4/23/14 8:43pm Yesterday 8:43pm

Sword Art Online Vol.1 - Aincrad: The Review

Sword Art Online Vol.1 - Aincrad is the first installment in the Sword Art Online series of light novels. Originally written in Japanese by Reki Kawahara and published in English on April 22, 2014 by Yen Press, SAO Vol.1 marks the English debut of the series after the widespread popularity of its anime adaption. » 4/21/14 4:16pm Monday 4:16pm

Ani-Tay Podcast Open Topic: Sequels/Re-makes/Spinoff Edition

As the dust settles after last season, there's something almost all fans of a visual medium does. We do this after every season, every year, every news announcement. It is that we hope that our favourite and beloved series gets a sequel! Sometimes we yearn for a re-make of a series that defile our sacred source… » 4/18/14 12:00pm Friday 12:00pm

Trainime - New Season Impressions Part 3

Welcome to another round of impressions for the new season! This week had the ... leftovers in terms of shows that I was looking at watching this season, basically ones I wasn't hyped about or that I had no idea what they were going to be about. There was one I even knew I was going to dislike going, but journalistic… » 4/16/14 6:27pm 4/16/14 6:27pm

(Ani)TAYbletop Tuesday: Role Play Stories Worth Watching

I am part of what has to be the flakiest DnD group ever. We started our quest for...something...almost a year and a half ago. We are a gnome wizard, a human monk, an orc barbarian, a human cleric, and a half-elf ranger (that's a-me). For most of my party, it was the first time any of us had played DnD or tabletop rpgs… » 4/15/14 9:40am 4/15/14 9:40am

Dex's Review: Cross Game

I have a confession to make. I'm not a fan of American Football. My real sports passion comes from the American pastime Baseball. So when Aestevalis recommended Cross Game to us in the first episode of the Ani-TAY Podcast, I went ahead and stuck it on my "medium priority" list. It was promptly finished in a week. » 4/15/14 8:00am 4/15/14 8:00am

Rockmandash Reviews - I/O [Visual Novel]

Ever 17 is a fantastic visual novel written by Kotaro Uchikoshi and Takumi Nakazawa. While Uchikoshi and his Zero Escape series has been getting a lot of attention, the directer and other writer for ever 17, Takumi Nakazawa has been getting absolutely no attention at all, and that ignoring by western fans continues to… » 4/14/14 7:25pm 4/14/14 7:25pm

Trainime - New Season Impressions Part 2

Hi guys! Welcome back to another round of impressions for the new season. So, I was a tad underwhelmed with the new shows this season, as of last week's set of impressions, there were a few that were truly interesting, but most were, just, kind of there. This week has turned that around drastically and a number of the… » 4/13/14 9:44pm 4/13/14 9:44pm

BREAKING: Ani-TAY Assimilates National Car Dealerships

In a stunning turn of events, Ani-TAY, a group founded in the bowels of Kotaku's reader-run blog Talk Amongst Yourselves, has won a lawsuit stating that ownership of the premises, all vehicles located within, and their inventories, should be transferred to the Ani-TAY group as vehicles and buildings are featured in… » 4/13/14 7:03pm 4/13/14 7:03pm

Ani-TAY Sunday Café

Come join us in the Ani-TAY Café: your stop for discussing all things anime, manga, visual novels, and anything Japan. This week the Café has a discussion about everyone's favorite topic: "Best Girl" (or alternatively for others in the audience, Best Guy). Be sure to drop by and grab a drink with us. » 4/13/14 8:00am 4/13/14 8:00am

Ani-Tay Podcast After-Hours Episode 1

After deliberating between ourselves, we decided we should do an after-hours episode. Difference is we'll discuss everything and anything that was left out from the main podcast episode. This episode has Ken, David and Kevin as your usual members with a special guest Koda(Koda89) Also be reading out some user comments… » 4/11/14 12:00am 4/11/14 12:00am

Koda's Winter 2014 Anime Season Awards

Hey everybody! As we start the Spring 2014 anime season, I thought it was a good idea to give one last look back at the Winter 2014 season, and honor what I thought was the best of the best for the season. Overall the Winter 2014 season was a rather disappointing one all things told, but even then there were still some … » 4/08/14 7:16pm 4/08/14 7:16pm

Ani-TAY: Buddy Complex Review and Discussion

Today UI 2.0 and I take on Buddy Complex with the discussion-style review we popularized with the Golden Time review earlier this week. As opposed to Golden Time, we actually managed to agree on most points. So come join us as we explore the Sunrise mecha show Buddy Complex. » 4/07/14 8:00am 4/07/14 8:00am