Kyoto Animation’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid unveils trailer and premiere date

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Manga author Coolkyoushinja, known for her comic strip I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying, is having her 2013 ongoing Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid adapted as an anime by Kyoto Animation. The official website for the anime updated  with the show’s first promo video yesterday. It’s set to premiere on January 11th, but while we wait, let’s […]

On falling out of love with anime

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In its very definition, otaku, and by extension fan culture in its entirety, carries with it a whiff of the obsessional. It’s doubtful any fan would deny that. After all, there’s nothing wrong with a little obsession. In fact, it can prove a most fertile ground, spurring on creativity, participation or just plain old-fashioned dedication. […]

Kyoto Animation Awards give no official prizes for 2nd year running

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The Kyoto Animation Awards, in recognising manga, novels and script treatments with the potential of following in the anime footsteps of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star, have announced the results of their seventh awards on Wednesday. But, like last year, no grand prizes, Animation DO Special Awards, or honourable mentions were given in either of the three categories. Though […]

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 […]

News: Anime Limited line up releases of Gundam Thunderbolt, Project Itoh films and Lucky Star

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Anime Limited have announced four biggies that they’ll be distributing in the UK steadily throughout the year. First, after the confirmation came that the US would be getting the Collector’s Edition of the Gundam Thunderbolt compilation movie December Sky, we’re now assured we’ll be getting the director’s cut compilation ourselves.  The additional scenes and extras will all be included, […]