Episode 35 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

I’m not going to fully attribute the seeming upswing in the stylings of Legend of the Galactic Heroes to this episode’s opening showcase of the Rosen Ritter just going to town on Imperial forces with their axes, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Doesn’t hurt me, that is, for the Imperials it almost certainly stings a … Read more

Episode 1018 – One Piece

How would you rate episode 1018 ofOne Piece? Community score: 4.3 The big bombastic punches are flying, and if you aren’t buckled up folks you better strap in cause there’s a lot of screen-shaking hits. I think the overall episode is solid. There’s a bunch of wailing on Kaido as this giant punching (or swording?) … Read more

Making Mayhem: Behind the Scenes of DC’s New Animated Crossover

What happens when you take two super-teams from two different DC Universe animated projects and stick them together? The result is a chaotic adventure filled with heart, humor and heroics. Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse is the latest DC animated movie, and it’s a non-stop, all ages thrill … Read more

Episode 9 – Ya Boy Kongming!

Much like the previous episode, this week’s episode of Hey Boy Kongming! barely features Ya Boy. He only appears briefly to sashay away from observing Kabe formally finding himself under a bridge with his old amateur rap-mates, and pops in at the very end having apparently been hiding within a mascot costume during the whole … Read more

Thermae Romae Novae Streaming – Review

Japanese bathing culture, writes Garrett G. Fagan in his exhaustive 1999 text Bathing in Public in the Roman World“bear[s] resemblance…to documented Ancient Roman practice.” Since that is likely to be a persistent question in the back of your mind as you watch Thermae Romae Novaethe most recent adaptation of Mari Yamazaki‘s Thermae Romae manga, it’s … Read more

How Kimberly Brooks draws from her own life to voice tech genius Bumblebee in MAYHEM IN THE MULTIVERSE

Kimberly Brooks is one of the most accomplished professionals in the voiceover industry. So it’s hard to imagine that she, like pretty much everyone at some point, suffered from confidence issues early in her career. It’s likely why voicing Karen Beecher aka the diminutive tech genius Bumblebee in the DC Super Hero Girls cartoon resonates … Read more

Is In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki as Good as Takagi-san? – This Week in Anime

A female-only village of ninja may have met its match when its young kunoichi in training become aware of a terrifying yet titillating concept: men. This series is streaming on Crunchyroll Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning for discussion of … Read more

INTERVIEW: Brian Level & Kate Sherron talk SILK HILLS

A missing persons case. An ages-old family feud. A thriving drug trade. And, of course, Mothman. Those are just some of the things you’ll find in Silk Hills, the titular town at the heart of the new graphic novel from writers Brian Level & Ryan Ferrierartist Kate Sherronand letter Crank!. Out next month from Oni … Read more

Darkstalkers Blu-ray – Review – Anime News Network

Adapting the Darkstalkers games into an animated series is harder than it seems. True, the games are largely plot-free cavalcades of marvelously animated monsters sparring with each other, but therein lies the challenge. Should a Darkstalkers anime series be comedic, in keeping with the goofier characters and the exaggerated cartoon look, or should it be … Read more