Author: Petrea Mitchell

Anime roundup 6/9/2013: Meeting the Enemy

Anime roundup 6/9/2013: Meeting the Enemy

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #9 – Now Ledo knows what, or rather who, he’s been fighting… almost. The descendants of the human/squid symbionts went to space, copied the wormhole technology, put on some better armor, and have b... Read More »

Anime roundup 6/2/2013: Graduation Day

Anime roundup 6/2/2013: Graduation Day

Hunter x Hunter #81 – Watch that fight scene in isolation, and it’s just another case of insanely exaggerated martial arts. But watch it with the weight of 80 previous episodes of struggling and training, and it’s amazing. We’... Read More »

Anime roundup 5/26/2013: In the Long Run We Are All Dead

Anime roundup 5/26/2013: In the Long Run We Are All Dead

Hunter x Hunter #80 – The Chimera Ant queen has just collected the brain of a man so misanthropic that he founded an entire country just to give him a base from which to make everyone else miserable. Chimera Ants are strong enough to be able t... Read More »

Anime roundup 5/19/2013: Ant Misbehavin’

Anime roundup 5/19/2013: Ant Misbehavin’

Space Brothers #57 – Everyone caught that piko-piko is the Japanese onomatopoeic equivalent to “beep”, right? So we all know how the author picked Pico’s name? Well then, let’s talk about a slightly less obvious one: Ta... Read More »

Anime roundup 5/12/2013: Failure Analysis

Anime roundup 5/12/2013: Failure Analysis

First, some big news for those of you in Spain and Portugal: Crunchyroll expanded its offerings for you as of May 9th. The specific list of shows involved isn’t accessible outside your countries, so I can’t tell you what to be excited abo... Read More »

Anime roundup 5/3/2013: Photoeugenic

Hunter x Hunter #77 – Giant ants! Giant mutant intelligent ants! Giant intelligent ants which eat people and then practice Lamarckian evolution! I expect to start hearing a theremin any minute now. I can think of a lot of relatives to this part... Read More »

Anime roundup 4/28/2013: Tribal knowledge

Hunter x Hunter #76 – Hunter x Hunter was previously adapted for TV in 1998-1999 for a series that ran to the middle of the Yorknew City arc and stopped. Various direct-to-video continuations (none of which made it further than Asia) moved it a... Read More »

Anime Roundup 4/21/2013: Fee Fi, Ho Hum

Anime Roundup 4/21/2013: Fee Fi, Ho Hum

More international streaming sites have announced their spring simulcasts, and I’m afraid it looks like the entire world will get to see a couple of high school romantic comedies, but most of the good sf this season is stuck with limited releas... Read More »

Anime roundup 4/14/2013: This Will Be on the Test

A big stack of first looks this week, and then it’ll be time to make decisions about what to add for the regular weekly commentary. Those of you worried about the absence of Attack on Titan, fear not– there have just been announcements th... Read More »

Anime roundup 4/7/2013: Stop the World, I Want To Get Off

First, a little awards news: Nominees for the Seiun for Best Media (roughly equivalent to Hugo nominees for Best Dramatic Presentation) include two anime series, Bodacious Space Pirates and Eureka Seven AO. E7AO is a particularly unsurprising choice&... Read More »

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