News Ghibli's Kokuriko-Zaka Kara Slated for July 16 in Japan
posted on 2011-03-04 23:31 EST
It's summertime, and that means mosquitoes and black flies! If you're particularly delicious to them, why not stay inside with some manga? Rebecca's got new volumes of Itazura na Kiss, From the New World, and a brand-new yuri short, so come fill out your summer reading list!
This week, a handful of sports anime worth watching for those who don't like sports.
All of the film's delectable ingredients, when combined, somehow end up coalescing into a big, ephemerally entertaining shrug.
Mike takes a break from World Cup fever to ponder the changes in his life as an anime fan since the last World Cup.
It's a post-E3 game show with Todd Ciolek and Dave Riley! We wrap up the press conferences and chat up all manner of video games, but mostly just talk about how excited we are for Captain Toad.
Need a soporific for a restless night? The first few episodes of this fantasy ero game adaptation should do the trick quite nicely.
Attack on Titan's pacing is unusual, but its time is never wasted. Time is just spent liberally on that special thing most important to the story: listening for a human heartbeat at the bottom of the food chain. It's not only a well-written, fun action show, but a phenomenon that deserves all the hearts it has captured.
Though this fan service-focused modern fantasy tale features an unusually strong male harem lead and has some interesting ideas, it wastes what potential it has and ultimately ends up excelling at nothing.
While not a masterpiece as anime movies go, this tale of a young woman tracking down shape-changers in 19th century Edo is a solid, entertaining, and well-animated work of historical fiction.
While technically this adds very little to the main story, it is still enjoyable in that good old One Piece way – crazy villains, a good central team of characters, and really weird wildlife. It's not perfect, but it doesn't feel like a waste of time to watch, and for a filler arc, that's not so bad.