Author: Petrea Mitchell

Anime roundup 7/26/2013: The Safety Dance

Anime roundup 7/26/2013: The Safety Dance

Gatchaman Crowds #2 – Gatchaman Crowds has declared its thesis topic, which is the gamification of human interactions as mediated by the Internet. Gamification is, broadly, the application of game-like scoring systems to Internet sites which a... Read More »

Anime roundup 7/19/2013: Expository Lumps

Anime roundup 7/19/2013: Expository Lumps

And now, the rest of your season premieres! For those who were eagerly awaiting Symphogear G or the new Milky Holmes, I regret to inform you that they haven’t been picked up for international streaming. Monogatari Second Season premiere –... Read More »

Anime roundup 7/12/2013: The World Is Illusion

Anime roundup 7/12/2013: The World Is Illusion

It’s season premiere time, so let’s set aside the continuing shows for a week to look at new stuff. (Space Brothers is taking the week off, anyway.) Day Break Illusion premiere – Akari Taiyō is an orphan schoolgirl living with rela... Read More »

Anime roundup 7/5/2013: The Moving Finger Writes

Anime roundup 7/5/2013: The Moving Finger Writes

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, end – By golly, they managed it. The big fight scene and enough time left over to wrap up all the loose ends, including what Earth was doing as one big ocean. Everyone, finally, from cultists to pirate queen,... Read More »

Anime roundup 6/28/2013: Fall of the Guardians

Anime roundup 6/28/2013: Fall of the Guardians

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #12 – Is it an act of insubordination if you refuse the orders given by your superior officer’s ghost? Or does that mech fight just count as damaging government property? There’s only one episode l... Read More »

Summer 2013 Anime Preview

Summer 2013 Anime Preview

So, you heard about that Sailor Moon reboot everyone is all excited about? It’s been pushed back to 2014 at least. Instead, here are the more notable examples of what you’ll have to tide you over for the next three months. Once again, att... Read More »

Anime roundup 6/21/2013: The Great Chain of Beating

Anime roundup 6/21/2013: The Great Chain of Beating

Hunter x Hunter #84 – One of the recurring features of shōnen series is a tendency to look at characters exclusively through who they can and can’t defeat in a fight. The shōnen world can be arranged like the early zoological idea of the... Read More »

Anime roundup 6/14/2013: Strange Aeons

Anime roundup 6/14/2013: Strange Aeons

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet #10 – So the magical glowing trails from which all the fleets of Earth draw their electricity are, basically, squid dandruff. Next it will probably turn out that the lightbugs die after a while and need more s... Read More »

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 »

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