I will go on a side quest with a ninja!
1/19/2018 8:33:03 AM
It’s a new year, and all we want to do is watch some new anime or re-watch some of our favorites. Whether it is from the current simulcast season, the last season or a classic, our anime watch list is brimming with some impressive titles. There are times where we just want to expand our anime palette and what better time to do it than during a new year while all those resolutions are going around. Here are some of our anime recommendations for 2018!
1/23/2018 12:26:27 PM
NOTE: There is an error on this blog. The Seven Heavenly Virtues should be listed as Friday not Saturday.
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: NAISHO NO TSUBOMI
January 23, 2018
As an unexpected typhoon bears down on a small tropical island, a group of students trapped at school find themselves forced to put aside their personal issues and work together. Not only to save themselves, but possibly the lives of everyone on the planet! Because there’s something very strange about this storm, and as the driving rain, hurricane-force winds and multiple lightning strikes threaten to tear their world apart, everything seems to revolve around a mysterious girl who appears as suddenly as the storm itself. Only hours before, Shuichi Azuma and Saijo Kunta were at each other’s throats over baseball; now they’ll have to join together to unravel the secret of the ultimate rider on the storm in TYPHOON NORUDA!
1/26/2018 1:35:39 PM
There are some anime families that just make us all warm and fuzzy inside. We can’t help but yearn to be part of their family circle. With anime siblings rooting for you or just all-around supportive anime parents, here are our favorites!
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: TANAKA-KUN IS ALWAYS LISTLESS
January 30, 2018
Tanaka-kun can’t help it. Put him someplace nice and warm, and he’ll start nodding off, even in class or on the way to school. You would think that this would eat into Tanaka’s social life, but, fortunately, our consciousness-challenged protagonist has a guardian angel in the form of his best friend Ota, a gentle giant who (literally) carries Tanaka from place to place. Then there’s class-rep Shiraishi, who’s convinced that Tanaka’s unique perspective lets him see past her beautiful appearance; Miyano, their hyper pint-sized classmate who somehow becomes Tanaka’s unwanted apprentice in listlessness; and Echizen, a self-proclaimed delinquent who’s determined to fight him. As for Tanaka, being the center of attention is the last place he wants to be, but the world just won’t leave him alone in TANAKA-KUN IS ALWAYS LISTLESS.
2/5/2018 10:06:56 AM
We all have our favorite types of comedy anime from slapstick to satire and all the way to dark comedy. Dark humor makes light of tougher subjects to make a statement. Some of our favorites use over the top tropes, and we can’t but laugh at the well-executed anime humor.
“Non Human Hijinks”?
-Could he be referring to Mercenary, from Grimoire of Zero?
Really the only upcoming show that would probably qualify…Since the leftovers from Fall 2016 / Winter 2017 don’t match that Statement
2/9/2018 2:05:59 PM
The dystopian genre is known for its bleak view of our future and usually frantic worlds. Dystopian anime sometimes delves deep into the subject of a Utopia gone south and other times it takes a back seat to the day to day actions of its characters. Without further ado, here is a list of our favorites!
Spoilers ahead. Repeat, spoilers ahead!
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: FOOD WARS! THE SECOND PLATE
February 13, 2018
At the Tohtsuki Culinary Academy, the first rule is survival of the fittest, and if you don’t have what it takes to become a master chef, you need to get out of the kitchen before you get burned. With the wheat of first-year students separated from the chaff, cocky former diner cook Yukihira Soma is one of the handful of kitchen whizzes still standing. As the next round of the Autumn Elections gets underway, can he survive a brutal bento boxing match with the chemistry-obsessed granddaughter of the Academy’s director? And which of the other contenders; Megumi, Ryo, Akira, Hisako, Takumi or sinister dark-horse Subaru; will advance to fight for the gold medal? Get ready for another cut-throat season of eat, beat, and defeat in FOOD WARS! THE SECOND PLATE!
Rating: TV-14 (D)
NOTE: PBS delayed until 2/20/18
2/16/2018 12:48:06 PM
There are some couples that we can’t help but sigh about, sometimes we just want a love story like theirs. Whether it be because of their kind nature or their dramatic flair, we want to emulate the characters feelings and end up rooting for their endearing relationship. From lesbian to gay to gender-neutral anime couples these relationships reminded us that love is love, and to always be honest about our feelings.
Warning spoilers ahead…
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: NON NON BIYORI
February 20, 2018
When Hotaru moves from Tokyo to a tiny town in the rural countryside, she’s in for some serious culture shock: the nearest place that sells comics is 20 minutes away, the nearest video store is ten train stations down the line, and there are only three other girls and one boy in her entire school! Even though everything’s so different, there’s something about the laid-back atmosphere that makes her feel strangely comfortable. While she’ll certainly miss parts of her old life, there’s a whole lifetime of experiences waiting to be enjoyed with her new friends Renge, Komari, Natsumi, and Suguru! In the end, it’s who you’re with, not where you are, that makes a place your home in NON NON BIYORI and NON NON BIYORI REPEAT!
2/23/2018 4:20:12 PM
Some anime makes us ball our eyes out because of how sad the ending is. Others are tragic but don’t have such a depressing ending because they leave some room for hope. From ambiguous deaths to hope that characters will live on despite their passing, they’re bittersweet, and we smile through our tears because at least we have that one good thing to carry us over.
We will spoil endings. Spoilers ahead. We repeat spoilers ahead.
TUESDAY NEW RELEASES: FLIP FLAPPERS
February 27, 2018
As a middle school student, Cocona has been trying to decide what to do with her life. Magical Girl, however, wasn’t a career path that she’d ever considered. When suddenly a strange girl named Papika thrusts her into a secret organization called Flip Flap, Cocona’s outlook does a radical flip-flop. Her views start to change when she is dragged into an alternate dimension called Pure Illusion where she’s charged with gathering crystal shards and fighting strange creatures. Now, between running missions and facing off against a rival organization, Cocona doesn’t have much time to consider alternate career choices. What are these shards, and why is gathering them so important? There’s a mystery to be solved and multiple worlds to be saved in FLIP FLAPPERS!
3/5/2018 6:00:09 PM
Whether you believe in ghost, yokai or vengeful kitsune, anime covers the entire spectrum of the supernatural. We couldn’t possibly name them all in this blog, but we can name a few supernatural titles that we absolutely love and encourage you to add to your anime queue!