First Time Classics: The End Of Evangelion - Complete

Welcome to First Time Classics. I am Krakken_Unleashed, resident newbie Otaku, and blog writer. First Time Classics is a recurring series where I find well respected, liked or important Anime of the past, watch them as a first time viewer, and write about the experience. This is not a review, but an personal… » 4/24/15 6:44pm Friday 6:44pm

Katanagatari: The Ani-TAY Review

Samurai fiction is, more often than not, an ode to a long dead way of life. This is pretty much why I am a fan of Jidaigeki (and its faster paced subset Chambara) films, anime, and literature in a way that doesn’t translate to the action genre in general. Samurai stories have a beautiful way of tingeing the action… » 4/23/15 3:22pm Thursday 3:22pm

Gintama': The Ani-TAY Review (Seasons 5 & 6)

Let me say this upfront: I LOATH the idea of getting into series more than 48 episodes (two seasons worth). Why? Because 1) it will drag me into a pit of inescapable NEETdom like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood did, and/or 2) I’ll have to deal with crap-tons of filler. Sadly, this show has both problems. While the… » 4/20/15 10:01pm Monday 10:01pm

Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road - The Ani-TAY Review

4 Kilometers remain on the 2nd day of the grueling 3 day team cycling battle that is the Inter-High Championship Race. Against all odds Onoda Sakamichi, and the rest of the Sohoku High School’s cycling team find themselves in the running to take the ultimate prize. But with 4 more kilometers, as well as the daunting… » 4/16/15 6:09pm 4/16/15 6:09pm

AniTAY Winter 2015 Seasonal Overview

Every season, we here on AniTAY 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… » 4/16/15 1:44pm 4/16/15 1:44pm

The Rolling Girls: The Ani-TAY Review

Ten years have passed since the Great Tokyo War rocked Japan, leaving the ten original prefectures to split into independent city-states. Many of the superpowered vigilantes who fought in the Great Tokyo War become hired by the city-states as Bests and represent the city-states in territorial disputes. These Bests are… » 4/13/15 8:59pm 4/13/15 8:59pm

Aldnoah.Zero 2: The Ani-TAY Review

Nineteen months have passed since the assault on Count Saazbaum's Landing Castle and the survivors of that costly battle find themselves in new positions of power in their respective armies as the war between the people of Earth and Vers continues to rage on. The situation on Earth continues to grow bleaker as Vers'… » 4/12/15 8:19pm 4/12/15 8:19pm

Trainime New Season Impressions! - Spring 2015 Part 2

Here's the second round of impressions for the Spring season! Monday through Wednesday of anime this season seems to be a pretty quiet place, but with some leftovers from last week and some new comers we've got a hefty round of impressions to get to. If you missed any of the impressions from part 1, check them out … » 4/09/15 10:29am 4/09/15 10:29am

GARO: The Animation: The Ani-TAY Review

The king of the Valiante Kingdom launches a witch hunt under the advice of his advisor Mendoza. The problem is the "witches" in question are actually Makai Knights and Makai Alchemists, people who wield magical armor and spells to fight demonic Horrors to keep the land safe. A Makai Alchemist named Anna Luis is… » 4/06/15 2:52am 4/06/15 2:52am