On Sailor Moon Crystal Near Death Experiences Will Get You What You Want

Everyone wants something on Sailor Moon Crystal. The Black Moon want power. Usagi wants to go home with her friends. Tuxedo Mask wants to protect Chibi Usa. I want to move on from the endless exposition and get to the action. But as hard as Sailor Moon Crystal tries this week, not everyone gets what they wanted. » 5/16/15 11:03am 5/16/15 11:03am

On Sailor Moon Crystal, Friendship Basically Is Magic

Sailor Moon Crystal is back after a terrible relapse into old habits. However, this week there’s a welcome break from infodumping nonsense, which leads to an interesting mediation on one of Sailor Moon’s core beliefs: the power of friendship, and how without it people can stumble into their darkest moments. » 5/02/15 12:20pm 5/02/15 12:20pm

Do We Really Need A New Dragonball Z TV Series?

Earlier today, Fuji TV announced news that a new Dragonball Z TV series would premiere this July. Titled Dragonball Super, it’s going to be set after the events of DBZ (and completely ignoring the non-canonical Dragonball GT series) and would seem like everything an anime fan could want. There’s just one problem. » 4/28/15 2:50pm 4/28/15 2:50pm

Sailor Moon Crystal Has Relapsed Into The Same Old Awfulness

Charles Baudelaire once said that the finest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist. Sailor Moon Crystal is in essence, very similar to the Devil in this regard — except that its greatest trick is to persuade you that it could be better than it had been. But it couldn’t even keep that trick up. » 4/18/15 12:30pm 4/18/15 12:30pm

Um, Why Won't Agents Of SHIELD Say The Word "Inhuman"?

Hello, my hoary hosts of Hoggoth! I don't know where Hoggoth is, or how hoary its hosts are, but I assume they must be pretty hoary, right? I mean, hoarier than, say, Albuquerque. Because otherwise we'd all be saying "hoary hosts of Albuquerque." This is the crap you think about when TVs stopped working 30 years ago. » 4/08/15 1:00pm 4/08/15 1:00pm

Win A Free Pass To A Screening Of Harlock: Space Pirate!

Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a beloved manga and anime series about a space adventurer, from the creator of Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers). A couple years ago, they made a live-action* version, and now at last it's coming to the U.S. And we've got free passes to a few screenings later this week. » 3/24/15 11:00am 3/24/15 11:00am

Everyone Finally Starts Getting Stuff Done On Sailor Moon Crystal

Although I've enjoyed the past few episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal a lot more than anything from the show's first half, it would be hard to acknowledge that anything has really actively been done by the dwindling Sailor Senshi. But not this week: It's time to get things done! Sort of. » 3/21/15 11:29am 3/21/15 11:29am

Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood

I was a happy child, but I didn't have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn't get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers. » 3/13/15 12:30pm 3/13/15 12:30pm

A History Of Gundam, The Anime That Defined The Giant Robot Revolution 

Almost four decades ago, Mobile Suit Gundam aired in Japan and changed the way the country looked at giant robots. Here's a brief history of how Gundam established a new genre of anime, changed the way the West consumed Japanese animation, and became a cultural touchstone for the robotics technology of the future. » 3/09/15 11:00am 3/09/15 11:00am

On Sailor Moon Crystal, Sailor Jupiter Is The Worst Flirter Ever

This week's Sailor Moon Crystal was a little all over the place. Instead of focusing on a single story like the excellent character piece for Sailor Mercury, it tried to be two things at once, never quite hitting highs in either. But it did tell us this: Sailor Jupiter seriously needs to step up her flirt game. » 3/07/15 11:00am 3/07/15 11:00am