The Manga Review: Boruto Naruto Next Generations

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations continues the legend that Masashi Kishimoto began in 1999 with Naruto. While Kishimoto has stepped down from writing and drawing the manga, Mikio Ikemoto (Artist) and Ukyo Kodachi (Script) have picked up the slack and are capturing the heart of what Naruto is with a few new twists. This helps to…

Anime in Focus : .hack // Legend of the Twilight

Since the 1970’s video games have been an intromit part of pop culture. With the increase in graphics and storytelling throughout the years they have only become more popular. In the last decade, the anime industry has begun to take an interest in the video game world as several MMORPG shows have been introduced. These…

What to Expect for RWBY Volume 5

Volume 5 of RWBY has returned with one of the largest anime premiers of 2017.  This is in part due to what Volume 4 set up by Salem gaining influence over the leader of Haven in Mistral. At the same time the various members of Team RWBY began to put back their lives back together…

What to expect Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Season 3

A food fight is about to begin with Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma. Food Wars began as a manga written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki in 2012. With the success of the manga in 2015, under director Yoshitomo Yonetani and writer Shogo Yasukawa, a 24-episode season began to air. The following year…

What to expect for Black Clover

Step aside Naruto and One Piece! Black Clover has been dubbed the new king of Shonen! Black Clover is a fantasy Shonen manga written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata, which began in 2015. With the manga in full swing studio Xebec began to produce an original video animation, and the first trailer was released in…

Anime in Focus: Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion

 Since 1979 Sunrise has dominated and popularized the genre of Mecha. This is primarily due to the success of Mobile Suit Gundam, which introduced humans piloting humanistic robots. Sunrise and several other studios have expanded upon this idea to create the most realistic Mecha anime out there in both appearance and technology. With over 30…

Anime in Focus : Slam Dunk

The game of basketball has been played professionally and recreationally for over 125 years, all over the world. Yet, the game has experienced several setbacks in Japan during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The game fell out of favor with the people of Japan and became an increasingly unpopular street game. While it was…

What to Expect : Restaurant to Another World

First there was Toriko, then Food Wars! : Shokugeki no Soma, and the latest food anime to premier is Restaurant to Another World Restaurant to Another World was originally a light novel written by Junpei Inuzuka with illustrations by Katsumi Enami. Due to the success of the light novels in 2016 Junpei Inuzuka announced that…

What to expect for Knights & Magic

King Arthur move aside! The kingdom of Fremmevilla takes the stage in Knight’s & Magic. Knights & Magic originally began as a web novel written by Hisago Amazeke-no before being published in print by Shufunotomo in 2010. Due to the success of the novels in 2016 Takuji Katō, along with Square Enix, began to create…

What to expect for Saiyuki Reload Blast

Humanity versus demons is not a new concept in the anime world. As there have been many successful animes in this genre including Maoyu, Berserk, and I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. The newest demon based anime is Kazuya Minekura’s Saiyuki Reload Blast, which premiered on July 5th…

The Basics of Makoto Shinkai

Very few directors ever reach the level that Miyazaki has achieved. Makoto Shinkai is one of those directors who is considered to be the next Miyazaki. This is primarily due to his versatility as he was a former graphic designer who became a manga artist, voice actor, cinematographer, editor, animator, producer, writer, and Japanese director…

What to expect for The Silver Guardian

The Silver Guardian is an anime that looks simple on the surface, yet has a thought-provoking plot. As the anime centers around how the use of video games brings Suigin and Rei closer to one another. Throughout the anime we witness how their relationship begins and continues to expand. This anime attempts to tell a…

What to expect for Boruto : Naruto the Next Generation

Boruto: Naruto the Next Generation is a perfect sequel to Naruto, one of the world’s most recognizable animes today. Boruto takes place several years after the events that occurred in the Naruto series. Naruto is the seventh Hokage and the Leaf Village has under gone dramatic modernization. Yet, despite this growth there are still several…

The Importances of G Gundam

In the 35 plus years of Gundam there have been many series that have captured fans with complex storylines to the exploration of world problems. Yet many of these Gundam series would not have been able to occur if it were not for G Gundam. G Gundam was the first Gundam to be set in…

What to Expect for Attack On Titan Season 2

Every 20 years there is an anime that changes the industry; in 2013 this anime was Attack on Titan. Season One of Attack on Titan matched an excellent story with animation that kept fans interested and craving more. Now, 4 years later Attack on Titan returns with its Second Season as the Survey Corps continue…

Best Tennis Animes

Recently, sports anime has become one of the most popular genres in the anime world. One of the sports that has helped to establish the popularity of sports anime is tennis. This has been done through the anime series Aim for the Ace! Happy! and The Prince of Tennis. All three of these animes have…

Underrated Military Anime Vol. 2

It is no secret that in recent years military anime has grown in popularity. This growth has occurred due to several early military shows, which have been used to help establish the genre. In particular, Gundam 0080: War in Pocket, Cat Shit One, and Flag, have all set forth new ideas in the military anime…

RWBY Volume 4: It is Always Darkest Before Dawn

RWBY Volume 4 proves that it is always darkest before dawn. In Volume 3 of RWBY we saw the darkest hour as Beacon Academy fell, Ozpin was supposedly killed, Cinder absorbed and killed Pyrrha Nikos, and Yang lost an arm. Volume 4 explores the aftermath of these events, as Ruby, Weise, Blake, and Yang are…

What to expect from ēlDLIVE

  Welcome to the police force, the space police force. Every season of anime there is always some show that focuses on police activity, either a special unit or a special team. This season the anime is ēlDLIVE, which focuses on space police attempting to keep the universe safe from evil aliens. All while a…

What to Expect : Yowamushi Pedal New Generation

Every generation has a changing of the guard; sports are no different as players, coaches and staff all change. This change is even greater in high school sports as students are constantly coming and leaving. Yowamushi Pedal New Generation, which premiered on January 9th, 2017, focuses on the next generation of the Sohoku Bicycle Racing…

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