TAY Explores Comics: Mob Psycho 100

I'm not too sure if I enjoy shounen type mangas anymore. I've had quite a bit of trouble getting invested Assassination Classroom and Nanatsu no Taizai and some of the older shounens, like One Piece or Naruto, can barely keep my interest any more. I think my major problem with many shounen mangas is that they lack… » 9/15/14 10:25pm Monday 10:25pm

Paradise Kiss : Ani-TAY Retro Review

I started watching Paradise Kiss, an adaption of beloved artist Ai Yazawa's josei manga, with somewhat academic motives. As I'm doing a senior project on Japanese street fashion and Lolita, I wanted to see how the show explored the fashion subculture. I got that and so much more with this emotional coming of age… » 9/15/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

​Rockmandash Reviews: Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya [Manga & Anime]

When the first thing you think of when you hear about a series is "Why does it exist?" you know you are for a confusing ride. This is a series that baffled me, then broke my baffled expectations. Today, we have a review for Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya; a spinoff that is better than you probably think it is. » 9/14/14 12:10pm Sunday 12:10pm

Rockmandash Reviews+: Tsukihime [Visual Novel]

Time waits for nobody. The further we go along, the more we advance... but every now and then, we need to take a step back to appreciate the past and the progress we've had. As we approach Fate/stay night (2014), now is the perfect time to look back on what started it all. Today on Rockmandash Reviews+, we have … » 9/10/14 6:09pm 9/10/14 6:09pm

Magi : The King of Traditional Shounen

After finishing Magi it has become the best shounen anime of all time. Well at least in my opinion and for me is at the forefront of the traditional action shounen and should be an inspiration for all shounen to come. Dedicated plot progression without the fillers, an Imaginative yet alluring world and the power level… » 9/08/14 8:03am 9/08/14 8:03am

The Money Pit of Toys: Let's See Photos of Your Collection UPDATED

I've had a lot of fun with the PhoTAYgraphy club series of posts, so I thought I'd try something similar with people's Toy/Collectibles. Do you have any figures that you are proud of or that have a story behind them? Snap a picture and post them up, or share a link to your collection. I'd love to see what people… » 9/06/14 7:48pm 9/06/14 7:48pm

Under The Dog Athena Figure Rough Concept Art

As you've probably already heard, Under The Dog has been fully funded. But what some of you maybe even more curious about is the $200 add-on figure. What will it look like and if it's worth getting? It will be made by Good Smile Company and only a small print of them will be made hence the high price tag. As with… » 9/06/14 8:38am 9/06/14 8:38am

Ani-TAY Podcast Episode 6 : Happy Fun Time

Step right up, blast those speakers, put on your headphones, and quietly slip in your earphones (all at once). It's that time again where you listen to the ANI-TAY PODCAST EPISODE 6. Can you believe it 6 months we've been running this gig, from the days of recording a skype call (oh I missed those, easier to edit)… » 9/05/14 7:30am 9/05/14 7:30am

Rockmandash Reviews: Canaan [Anime]

Refreshing (adj.): pleasingly different and exciting. To me, this is the word that best describes my viewing of Canaan. I came into this show with little expectations: I knew it was a spinoff of a great VN known as 428: In a Blockaded Shibuya done by Type-Moon, and it seemed to be my cup of tea, but it got pretty… » 9/01/14 6:02pm 9/01/14 6:02pm


Not that much was revealed, but I'm hyped as fuck right now. Also, PS4 edition confirmed, confirming my need to purchase one because although I have a PS3, the graphical upgrade for a game like Persona might make dropping the cash for one worth it, along with the other new games I want for it. Either way my body is… » 9/01/14 10:50am 9/01/14 10:50am

Rockmandash Rambles: SacAnime Summer 2014!

It's that time of year again! CON TIME! I don't have the funds to go to PAX, but there's a local anime convention that is twice a year that I go to, known as SacAnime (in Sacramento, CA) I went to some really cool panels, saw some cool stuff, hung out with great friends, and had a lot of fun. I decided I'd do a… » 8/31/14 10:17pm 8/31/14 10:17pm