Get a clue: the great anime detective

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Television detectives can be loosely categorised into two camps. The first is the gruff, “too old for this shit” type drowning their sorrows in stiff liquor. The other is the kooky wunderkind, sporting an intimidating intellect and usually sitting somewhere on the spectrum. While the former often prioritises immediate action and brute force, the latter […]

News: Japanese viewers pick their “Splendid Spring Anime”

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Summertime is here, the sun shining on the new anime season, and Japanese site Anime! Anime! have announced the results of their poll looking back on the blooms of spring 2016. They asked the fans in Japan which of all of this year’s spring series could be described as “splendid” or “magnificent”, and the top […]

News: Yen Press to publish ERASED and Bungo Stray Dogs manga in English

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Yen Press made an announcement on Monday (July 4th) at Kadokawa’s Anime Expo panel that they have licensed Kei Sanbe’s ERASED and Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa’s Bungo Stray Dogs manga for English release. Bungo‘s first volume of ten will arrive this December, with ERASED following in spring 2017. Yen Press will release the entire eight-volume run of ERASED as two-in-one hardcover omnibus volumes, in a […]

Bakuon!! and sisterhood as seen through shonen

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Not all viewing seasons are created equally; the flurry of excitement surrounding one isn’t necessarily going to carry over to the next. And if we’re being completely honest, the number of essential or breakout shows each season (or even each year) can usually be counted on one hand. But what you can depend on is […]