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In This Corner of the World Omnibus Review

11/09/2017 15:31:31 PM

As the world turns towards war and life becomes hard, life still goes on.Title: In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) Genre: Historical, Slice of Life, Drama, Publisher: Futabasha (JP), Seven Seas (US) Artist/Writer: Fumiyo ...

GameStop and Borrow?

11/08/2017 11:46:43 AM

GameStop has come up with a new idea, and Krystallina wonders if it's worth looking into.It’s no secret that much of GameStop’s revenue comes from used game sales. (Although arguably many of their “new” games would be considered used ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2017, Week 5

11/07/2017 16:02:18 PM

This has been a very busy weekend for me. Forgive me if this post seems a little rushed; you can blame Crunchyroll’s misfortune on Saturday. In case you weren’t aware, the site was hacked, forcing visitors have to download malware. All fixed ...

Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery Volume 1 Review

11/06/2017 11:00:41 AM

Vocaloid enthusiasts will rush to add Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery Volume 1 to their collection, though any manga reader looking for an intergalactic mystery should also consider doing the same. Title: Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery – Little ...

Translator Tea Time Episode 12: Fanfiction, Roleplaying, and Translation Do Mix

11/05/2017 16:37:01 PM

A new episode of the two manga translators talking to each other over the internet involves translating using audio vs translating using a script, Giongo and Gitaigo, how fanfiction can help with English, and Jenny inexplicably gushing about ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 39: Don’t Listen To The Ending

11/03/2017 18:08:42 PM

Justin and Helen gather together to chat about Netflix, Attack on Titan, and maybe something scandalous. Well, for Justin at least. Show Notes 0:00: Justin and Helen try to talk over the internet about what they’ve been up to. For Helen, it’s ...

Kigurumi Guardians Volume 1

11/02/2017 11:30:46 AM

A manga involving three kids who have to save the world has potential, but something in Volume 1 feels a bit off.Title: Kigurumi Guardians (Kigurumi Boueitai) Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural Publisher: Kodansha (JP, US) Artist: Lily Hoshino ...

Let the Shopping Blitz Begin!

11/01/2017 10:59:24 AM

Think the title, especially if you're looking for anime, manga, games, etc, over the next two months, speaks for itself.Some of you may still be recovering from a Halloween sugar rush, but it’s the first of November already. You know what ...

Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade Volume 6 Review

10/31/2017 11:30:08 AM

This volume may mark the end of a good thing.Title: Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade Genre: Fantasy, Action Publisher: Kadokawa Corporation (JP), Yen Press (US) Creators: Mamare Touno (Original Story), Koyuki (Artist), Kazuhiro Hara (Character ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2017, Week 4

10/31/2017 06:00:13 AM

Diamonds sparkle this week. Sorry for that poor pun, but as we have two characters named after diamonds in this season, I couldn’t really resist. This has been another rather remarkable season so far, a third of the way through now. This time ...

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Volume 10 Review

10/30/2017 08:00:10 AM

While fun in some parts, The Devil is a Part-Timer! Volume 10 spends too much of its time feeling like filler. Title: The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama!) Genre: Fantasy, comedy Publisher: ASCII Media Works (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist: ...

Netflix, And Its Place In Anime For The Future

10/29/2017 11:13:35 AM

Neomo takes a look at what Netflix have done for anime so far, and what they have planned for 2018.   I’m going to begin this post by saying that I am quite optimistic with the recent news Netflix have given out in terms of their future ...

No Game No Life, Please! Volume 2 Review

10/28/2017 11:00:08 AM

You'll get all the naked girls and interactions in Volume 2 of NGNL Please!, but not much involving Izuna for those hoping for it. Title: No Game No Life, Please! (No Game No Life Desu!) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Media Factory (JP), Yen Press ...

Ys and the Art of Translation Maintenance

10/25/2017 14:00:02 PM

Krystallina gives her take on NIS America's lackluster translation of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and exactly how it was pretty disastrous. Have you heard about Pixel Earbuds? Although not the first device to do so, you put them on, and through ...

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi Volume 8 Review

10/25/2017 08:00:43 AM

With the climax of this series not too far away, this volume feels like a stall.Title: Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi (Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no) Genre: Drama Publisher: Media Factory (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist: nanao Writer: HaccaWorks* ...

The Royal Tutor Volume 3 Review

10/24/2017 17:00:56 PM

The Royal Tutor Volume 3 showcases exactly how a comedy-drama blend should read.Title: The Royal Tutor (Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine) Genre: Comedy, Historical Publisher: Square-Enix (JP), Yen Press (US) Creator: Higasa Akai Serialized in: GFantasy ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2017, Week 3

10/24/2017 11:30:14 AM

It was inevitable. Of course I’ve dropped a show… Just Because! can now be added to Eromanga Sensei and Tsuredure Children in my ‘shows-I-pick-because-they-sound-sort-of-good-but-turn-out-to-be-either-really-boring-or-incredibly-cring ...

Here’s The Anime/Manga Companies Hiring This Month

10/23/2017 13:03:32 PM

Anime brand manager, letterers, an intern, and an editorial assistant are the jobs available this month.Over on our Twitter account we posted about job openings in the anime & manga industry over the past few weeks. It’s rare to find enough ...

I Became the Secretary of a Hero! Volume 1 Review

10/23/2017 08:00:03 AM

I Became the Secretary of a Hero! Volume 1 has elements RPG fans can like, but this volume is bogged down by too much talking and not enough fighting.Title: I Became the Secretary of a Hero! (Yuusha-sama no Hisho ni Narimashita) Genre: Fantasy ...

Prison School Volume 7

10/20/2017 11:30:47 AM

Still lewd, rude, and hilarious, Volume 7 adds a new plotline that may take the sails out of any escape plans Mari and Kiyoshi have.Title: Prison School Genre: Ecchi, School Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist: Akira Hiramoto Serialized ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 38: We Can’t Escape The Fall

10/20/2017 09:00:33 AM

Helen and Justin find some way to praise the Fall anime season, NYCC, and Yamakan's ability to not stay out of trouble in this week's podcast. Show Notes 0:00: Justin and Helen obsess over Fire Emblem Heroes, New York Comic Con, and even some ...

Go, Go, go90

10/18/2017 11:03:03 AM

Verizon's go90 is streaming anime. This leads Krystallina to check out if it's worth the time to use it in this week's Please Save My Money.As I’ve mentioned before, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine. If you have a little time and decide ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2017, Week 2

10/17/2017 11:51:55 AM

Adding another show to the roster. Not dropping...yet. Well to…umm…no one’s surprise, I have decided to switch shows around. I still will be sticking with Just Because!, but I have decided to watch Land of the Lustrous as well. I figured ...

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Volume 2 Review

10/17/2017 11:30:07 AM

Seven braves gather to defeat the Evil God -- wait again!?Title: Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Genre: Action, Mystery Publisher:  Shueisha (JP) Yen Press (US) Creators: Ishio Yamagata (writer), Miyagi (illustrator) Translator: Jennifer ...

Where’s The Fall Anime Streaming At? 2017 Edition

10/12/2017 15:21:37 PM

Here's a list of where all the anime is streaming at this Fall season. Note some could be subject to region availability. Anime Strike air dates may not be completely accurate, and as of now there are no listed times for when they start. *FUNimation ...

Viz Is Releasing A 3-in-1 Tokyo Ghoul Omnibus Exclusively on B&N

10/12/2017 11:30:55 AM

Viz and B&N have teamed up to bring over Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul in Monster Edition form. Is that a good thing?At some point a manga publisher was going to experiment with having a title made exclusive to a retailer. Well, looks like Viz will ...

Can Anime Help Save Toys R Us?

10/11/2017 11:00:40 AM

Could anime boost a brick and mortar store? When I first got into Sailor Moon all those years ago, I remember the excitement of finding VHS tapes of the series at my local Toys R Us. After that, I went into the store constantly to see if any ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2017, Week 1

10/10/2017 20:30:08 PM

I will end up watching more shows than I thought this season. When I began drawing up a list of shows to do for OASG, I was a bit stumped, having only 3 on the list: Just Because!, Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World, Love Live! Sunshine!! ...

School-Live! Volume 8 Review

10/10/2017 14:00:05 PM

Despite the flashbacks, School-Live! Volume 8 brings some much-needed action to fight off the mindlessness of the last few volumes.Title: School-Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!) Genre: Horror Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist: Sadoru Chiba ...

A Bride’s Story Volume 9 Review

10/09/2017 08:00:21 AM

Even if historical fiction isn't your preferred genre, A Bride's Story is drawn and told super well, and Volume 9 continues its excellence.Title: A Bride’s Story (Otoyomegatari) Genre: Historical Publisher: Enterbrain (JP), Yen Press (US) ...

Translator Tea Time Episode 11: The First Manga They’ve Ever Read

10/07/2017 12:47:34 PM

Manga Translators Jenny McKeon and Amanda Haley chat over the internet. Here's the results, which includes the first manga they read first. This month’s episode of Translator Tea Time is here! Manga translators Amanda Haley and Jenny McKeon ...

Translator Tea Time Episode 11: The First Manga They’ve Ever Read

10/07/2017 12:47:34 PM

Manga Translators Jenny McKeon and Amanda Haley chat over the internet. Here's the results, which includes the first manga they read first. This month’s episode of Translator Tea Time is here! Manga translators Amanda Haley and Jenny McKeon ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 37: Yes, your name is real, enjoy

10/06/2017 19:16:26 PM

Justin and Helen talk about your name getting a live action film, and yes it is real and boy we still can't believe it is real. Also they cover the summer anime season.Welcome to Episode 37 of It’s Not My Fault TheOASG Podcast is Not Popular! ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 37: Yes, your name is real, enjoy

10/06/2017 19:16:26 PM

Justin and Helen talk about your name getting a live action film, and yes it is real and boy we still can't believe it is real. Also they cover the summer anime season.Welcome to Episode 37 of It’s Not My Fault TheOASG Podcast is Not Popular! ...

Kiniro Mosaic Volume 4 Review

10/06/2017 11:00:45 AM

Still a humorous and cute series, even if nothing quite changes volume to volume.Title: Kiniro Mosaic Genre: Slice of Life Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Creator: Yui Hara Serialized in: Manga Time Kirara Max Translation: Amanda Haley ...

Kiniro Mosaic Volume 4 Review

10/06/2017 11:00:45 AM

Still a humorous and cute series, even if nothing quite changes volume to volume.Title: Kiniro Mosaic Genre: Slice of Life Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Creator: Yui Hara Serialized in: Manga Time Kirara Max Translation: Amanda Haley ...

Sherlock: A Study in Pink Review

10/05/2017 11:00:48 AM

It can be a bit long-winded, but A Study in Pink is a solid exploration into the eccentricities of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in manga form. Sherlock’s a name most know thanks to popular culture (me, Detective Conan). And whether ...

Sherlock: A Study in Pink Review

10/05/2017 11:00:48 AM

It can be a bit long-winded, but A Study in Pink is a solid exploration into the eccentricities of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in manga form. Sherlock’s a name most know thanks to popular culture (me, Detective Conan). And whether ...

Kiss & White Lily for My Dearest Girl Volume 3 Review

10/05/2017 11:00:31 AM

There might be such a thing as too many couples in this romance series.Title: Kisses and White Lily for My Dearest Girl (Ano Ko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo) Genre: Yuri Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist/Writer: Canno Serialized ...

Kiss & White Lily for My Dearest Girl Volume 3 Review

10/05/2017 11:00:31 AM

There might be such a thing as too many couples in this romance series.Title: Kisses and White Lily for My Dearest Girl (Ano Ko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo) Genre: Yuri Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist/Writer: Canno Serialized ...

Is The Order a Cosplay?

10/04/2017 17:00:43 PM

In this week's Please Save My Money, Krystallina shares some ideas on what you could dress up for this month. It’s that day of they year again: Halloween, the international day of cosplay! So while my Halloween-related post last year was finding ...

Is The Order a Cosplay?

10/04/2017 17:00:43 PM

In this week's Please Save My Money, Krystallina shares some ideas on what you could dress up for this month. It’s that day of they year again: Halloween, the international day of cosplay! So while my Halloween-related post last year was finding ...

Yowamushi Pedal Volume 6 Review

10/04/2017 11:12:17 AM

A strong volume of Inter-High battles has one big issue involving its main character that holds it back from being pretty great. Title: Yowamushi Pedal Genre: Sports Publisher: Akita Shounen (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: Wataru Watanabe ...

Yowamushi Pedal Volume 6 Review

10/04/2017 11:12:17 AM

A strong volume of Inter-High battles has one big issue involving its main character that holds it back from being pretty great. Title: Yowamushi Pedal Genre: Sports Publisher: Akita Shounen (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: Wataru Watanabe ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017 Review

10/01/2017 11:28:30 AM

Shortest season ever. …but then again, I guess it only felt like that because I was away for about a quarter of it. Oh well, bring on the Fall. Many have been praising Tsuredure Children for its unique yet often realistic take on romance in ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017 Review

10/01/2017 11:28:30 AM

Shortest season ever. …but then again, I guess it only felt like that because I was away for about a quarter of it. Oh well, bring on the Fall. Many have been praising Tsuredure Children for its unique yet often realistic take on romance in ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2017 Preview

09/30/2017 11:44:59 AM

And suddenly it's the autumn... I won’t lie: I was not impressed by what this season has to offer. No doubt that Anitwitter (which is now a registered trademark btw) will fall in love with a show and demand that I watch it…and I probably ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2017 Preview

09/30/2017 11:44:59 AM

And suddenly it's the autumn... I won’t lie: I was not impressed by what this season has to offer. No doubt that Anitwitter (which is now a registered trademark btw) will fall in love with a show and demand that I watch it…and I probably ...

Sekirei Volume 1 Review

09/28/2017 11:00:23 AM

Sekirei is a bit more interesting than most harems of its type, but its dated feel, bland male lead, and action sequences leave a bit to be desired. Title: Sekirei Genre: Harem, Ecchi, Fantasy, Action, Comedy Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Yen ...

Sekirei Volume 1 Review

09/28/2017 11:00:23 AM

Sekirei is a bit more interesting than most harems of its type, but its dated feel, bland male lead, and action sequences leave a bit to be desired. Title: Sekirei Genre: Harem, Ecchi, Fantasy, Action, Comedy Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Yen ...

How Do You Like Your Anime & Manga Releases?

09/27/2017 11:00:04 AM

With one major anime company announcing they're phasing out DVD releases, Krystallina wonders how do we prefer our anime and manga releases.Back during the anime/manga boom of the 2000s, prices were simple: $10 got you a manga, and $30 got you ...

Delicious in Dungeon Volume 2 Review

09/26/2017 11:30:33 AM

The deeper you go, the stranger the tastes!Title: Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) Genre: Food, Adventure Publisher: Kadokawa Corporation Enterbrain (JP), Yen Press (US) Creator: Ryoko Kui Translator: Taylor Engel Original Release Date: ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017, Week 12

09/24/2017 11:25:38 AM

Pretty much over now. New Game!! is the only show that isn’t finishing this week… In this penultimate episode, we see everyone with yuri goggles on. Nene and Narumi are suddenly buddies again after the former hears about how hard the latter ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 36: Neo Licensing

09/22/2017 18:21:35 PM

Helen and Justin try to get back into nerdy stuff. This somehow involves Seven Seas, Jaden Smith, and Harmony Gold. Wait a minute, one of these things is not like the other...Show Notes 0:00: Justin and Helen return, only to talk about either ...

Going Digital…ish

09/20/2017 12:13:09 PM

Krystallina goes over the good, the meh, and the bad in her overview of eBookOne, which is looking to bring over Fist of The North StarDigital or physical? For all media, this is the new battle, and the anime/manga industry is no exception. ...

Anne Happy Volume 6 Review

09/19/2017 09:00:07 AM

Still a middling volume, even with... a random tornado?Title: Anne Happy Genre: Comedy Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist/Writer: Cotoji Serialized in: Manga Time Kirara Forward Translation: Amanda Haley Original Release Date: ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017 Catch Up

09/17/2017 11:39:18 AM

Coming home to discover I have missed out on a lot of stuff in these shows. The New Game!! girls in maid outfits…the school play in Love & Lies…major changes happening in Manoyama in Sakura Quest…oh, and hurricanes are happening. Hope ...

Wolfsmund Volume 8 (Final)

09/15/2017 15:00:35 PM

The conclusion of a bloody, violent chapter in Swiss and Austria history is one that makes it bad (but good) that Wolfsmund's finally at its end.Title: Wolfsmund Genre: Enterbrain (JP), Vertical Inc. (US) Creator: Mitsuhisa Fuji Serialized in: ...

She and Her Cat Review

09/14/2017 12:00:32 PM

This is a neat manga that tells a simple, yet complex, story from the perspective of an abandoned cat. Title: She and Her Cat Genre: Drama Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Vertical Comics (US) Story/Artist: Makoto Shinkai, Tsubasa Yamaguchi Serialized ...

Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Volume 1 Review

09/14/2017 09:00:04 AM

What do you have to lose in games of chance? Everything, it turns out.Title: Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Genre: Drama Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: Homura Kawamoto, Toru Naomura Translator: Matthew Alberts ...

What Made the ARIA Kickstarter So Successful?

09/13/2017 11:00:41 AM

Krystallina explores what Nozomi Entertainment did differently. As you probably know by now, Nozomi Entertainment raised money to both release ARIA the ANIMATION on Blu-ray as well as give it an English dub. The Kickstarter raised almost $600,000, ...

Aho-Girl: a clueless girl Volume 1 Review

09/13/2017 09:00:46 AM

The return of Hiroyuki to the West is a good one, as his latest title stars characters who aren't smart, with its leading lady a new level of NOT SMART. Title: Aho-Girl: A Clueless Girl Genre: Comedy, 4-Panel Publisher: Kodansha (JP, US) Creator: ...

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Volume 8 Review

09/11/2017 08:00:48 AM

The start of a bigger adventure makes this a must-read volume of The Devil is a Part-Timer!.Title: The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama!) Genre: Comedy Publisher: ASCII Media Works (JP), Yen On (US) Writer: Sataoshi Wagahara Character ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 35: No Defenders For Death Note

09/08/2017 15:45:50 PM

Justin finally gets to chat about the issues with Netflix's take on Death Note, and Helen explains why Persona 5 is a game she's obsessed with...despite only watching YouTube videos of it in this week's It's Not My Fault TheOASG is Not Popular!Show ...

First Love Monster Volume 7 Review

09/08/2017 09:00:49 AM

Unless you don't mind spending your time and money on two pages of actual entertainment, you can skip this volume of First Love Monster.Title: First Love Monster (Hatsukoi Monster) Genre: Drama Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: ...

Horimiya Volume 8 Review

09/07/2017 11:30:18 AM

A normally strong series falters in this volume.Title: Horimiya Genre: Drama, Slice of Life Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Yen Press (U.S.) Creators: Hero (Story), Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist) Translator: Taylor Engle Original Release Date: July ...

The Melancholy of Hiatus Series

09/06/2017 14:00:46 PM

Hunter x Hunter, NANA, Berserk, and more have something in common -- hiatuses. Krystallina explores how that would affect a potential reader. Hunter x Hunter fans have once again got some not-too-unexpected news: the series is temporarily stopping ...

Siúil, a Rún: The Girl from the Other Side Volume 1 Review

09/06/2017 11:30:07 AM

Its tranquil surface hides dark depths. Title: Siúil, a Rún: The Girl from the Other Side (Totsukuni no Shoujo) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: MAG Garden Corporation (JP), Seven Seas (US) Artist/Writer: Nagabe Serialized in: Monthly Comic ...

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Volume 8 Review

09/05/2017 08:00:16 AM

Group dates, affection cards, and sidebars oh my!Title: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun) Genre: Comedy Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist/Writer: Izumi Tsubaki Serialized in: Gangan Online Translat ...

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 7 Review

08/31/2017 11:30:59 AM

Will Chise learn to not only take care of others, but herself too?Title: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Mahou Tsukai no Yome) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Mag Garden (JP), Seven Seas (US) Artist/Writer: Kore Yamazaki Serialized in: Monthly Comic ...

Anime Results o Sagashite: Finding the Best Search Engine

08/30/2017 10:00:03 AM

Krystallina decides to take a different approach regarding scans, and decided to test some search engines all thanks to a tweet. It started with this tweet: “Scanlations aren’t a problem.” Uh, sure. pic.twitter.com/mkDla43p6O — Ace @ ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017, Week 8

08/27/2017 11:28:54 AM

Nisaka is suddenly an adorable dork now. No really, he is now all of a sudden. I mean, look at this guy’s face… In what I can only describe as one of the filler episodes of Love & Lies, Nisaka gets quite angry at the thought of being the ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 34: In This Corner of Otakon

08/25/2017 16:05:54 PM

Otakon and In This Corner of The World dominate this episode of TheOASG Podcast. Ok, we also get to some big anime industry news.Show Notes 0:00: Otakon happened! Meeting TheOASG staff happened! Helen, Manjiorin, and Justin all met, though let’s ...

Erased Volume 2 Review

08/24/2017 16:30:41 PM

Does this second volume live up to its anime counterpart?Title: Erased (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) Genre: Thriller Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (JP), Yen Press(US) Artist/Writer: Kei Sanbe Serialized in: Young Ace Translation: Sheldon Drzka ...

Translator Tea Time Episode 10: Here’s How You Can Learn Japanese, Part 2

08/23/2017 15:04:05 PM

Amanda and Jenny return, this time to continue how they learned Japanese, and also answer a few questions they got. 0:00: Jenny explains why it’s her fault there wasn’t a Translator Tea Time with Amanda last month — it essentially involves ...

Is This Barnes & Noble’s New Strategy?

08/23/2017 11:00:57 AM

Barnes & Noble has apparently come up with a new idea to help their sales. Krystallina examines if it's actually working. A while back, I wrote about Barnes & Noble’s plan to shake up their declining sales. Well, select Barnes & Noble stores ...

Toshio Furukawa, Shino Kakinuma on What’s Changed In Voice Acting

08/22/2017 16:00:55 PM

The two long time voice acting vets share what's changed for them in the industry and how US companies are affecting their field. If you’ve been watching anime for a long time, you might be super familiar with the two voice actors today. You ...

Bloom Into You Volume 2 Review

08/22/2017 11:00:56 AM

Will these two classmates find love in one another, or is there more at stake?Title: Bloom Into You (Yagate Kimi ni Naru) Genre: Romance, Yuri, School Life Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Seven Seas (US) Story/Artist: Nakatani Nio Translator: ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017, Week 7

08/20/2017 11:54:24 AM

Beginning to pack for US already. I will be off on my Dragoncon pilgrimage soon. Anime will take a back seat, and I think I need the breather. But enough of my woes… I think New Game!! has begun to pick up now, perfect timing as the halfway ...

Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire Volume 1 Review

08/18/2017 11:00:14 AM

This lengthy light novel provides just the right amount of buildup.Title: Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire (Akaoni no Keiyakusha) Genre: Supernatural Publisher: Cross Infinite World (US) Writer: Hiroro Artist: mokoppe Translation: Charis Messier ...

Stella Chuu Talks Cosplay’s Evolution, Finding Time

08/18/2017 08:00:45 AM

At Otakon 2017 Stella Chuu chats with TheOASG about cosplaying, which also includes roping in her anime club members...If you’ve been going to conventions long enough there’s a good chance you’ve seen Stella Chuu cosplaying one of the ...

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1 Movie Review

08/17/2017 11:43:53 AM

The return of Eureka Seven in movie form is fraught with too many disjointed footages and a poor arc to be a welcome watch for long-time fans.Title: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1 Genre: Action, Mecha Publisher: Bones (JP), Funimation (US) Release ...

Why Didn’t Anime Fans Love Daisuki?

08/16/2017 11:00:25 AM

Daisuki is shutting down its services at the end of October. Krystallina takes a look back at Daisuki's beginnings and theorizes why the platform is done. Right after news of the Sony/FUNimation deal broke, anime fans were hit with another ...

Stephanie Sheh on Re-Dubbing Gundam SEED, SEED Destiny

08/14/2017 13:25:26 PM

The classic Gundam titles are getting re-dubbed, and at Otakon Stephanie Sheh explains why it could be for the best. When Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny arrive sometime soon, chances are you’re not going to hear the old cast. Announced ...

Every Licensed Shounen Manga Edition

08/13/2017 14:00:25 PM

Last time we had a list of all the shounen in the Big 3. This time, ALL the manga licensed in English from an assortment of publishers!Already have to begin with an apology! This was supposed to be up the week after the Big Three Edition of ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017, Week 6

08/13/2017 11:32:43 AM

Who on earth would want to hack Anime News Network? When I heard the news, it really baffled me. They haven’t done anything…out of the ordinary, as far as I know. Well, they switched domain and managed to restore their social media, so go ...

Love & Lies: Being Compatible and Incompatible

08/12/2017 18:41:12 PM

Neomo takes a closer look at Love & Lies, a show he has grown to love. It’s not often that shows get to me, deep inside. Shows like Madoka Magica, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Gatchaman Crowds, Sound! Euphonium, so on. So it’s even more remarkable ...

Log Horizon: The Larks Take Flight Volume 8 Review

08/11/2017 11:00:15 AM

A subplot doesn't make this the strongest volume of the bunch.Title: Log Horizon Genre: Adventure, Fantasy Publisher:  Enterbrain (JP), Yen Press (U.S) Creator: Mamare Touno Illustrator: Kazuhiro Hara Translator: Taylor Engel Original ...

Weekly Shonen Magazine Editors talk Hiromu Arakawa, Fire Force, Doujinshi

08/11/2017 08:00:03 AM

Here's a transcript of Kodansha Comics' Event at Kinokuniya NY involving the Editor-in-Chief of WSM and editors of titles like Aho-Girl and Fire Force. On Sunday July 30, Kodansha Comics invited three editors of Weekly Shonen Magazine to host ...

SONimation: The Sony × FUNimation Deal

08/09/2017 11:00:48 AM

Sony decided it was finally time to act and brought a majority stake in FUNimation. How will this impact the pretty competive anime industry now? When Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced their partnership, there were a lot of jokes about how ...

Plum Crazy! Tales Of A Tiger-Striped Cat Volume 1 Review

08/08/2017 16:00:59 PM

Plum's not crazy, her new sibling is!Title: Plum Crazy! Tales Of A Tiger-Striped Cat (Kijitora Neko no Koume-san) Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy Publisher: Shonen Gahosha (JP), Seven Seas (US) Artist/Writer: Natsumi Hoshino Serialized in: Neko ...

BookWalker Global on Bringing Forth Exclusive Light Novels

08/07/2017 11:00:26 AM

Why is BookWalker offering titles exclusively, and why have they chosen the titles to license so far? Their VP of Business Development answers that and more. A few months ago BookWalker announced they would be releasing their first light novel ...

Neomo’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2017, Week 5

08/06/2017 11:51:23 AM

Another dropped show. Just as I was able to escape the clutches of Eromanga sensei in the last season, I have decided to escape the clutches of Tsuredure Children in this one. Yes, I have decided to drop the show. I haven’t been enjoying it, ...

TheOASG Podcast Episode 33: We’re Moving On To Summer Anime

08/04/2017 18:31:10 PM

Justin & Helen gather around for one more podcast before we're probably gonna be off for a month. Listen to find out why and our summer season thoughts.Show Notes 0:00: Justin is back after taking off Episode 32 while better people talked about ...

Delicious in Manga Form: Our Favorite Food Manga

08/04/2017 08:00:37 AM

Justin, Alcina, and Helen thought it would be great to reveal the food manga that has made our mouths water the most, so here we are.The long and storied history of food manga has been pretty lengthy in Japan. But with recent titles like Food ...

Complex Age Volume 5 Review

08/03/2017 17:00:07 PM

As the story begins to wind down, Nagisa finds reasons to brood and hope.Title: Complex Age Genre: Drama Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Kodansha USA (US) Artist/Writer: Yui Sakuma Serialized in: Weekly Morning Translation: Alethea Nibley & Athena ...

Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade Volume 5 Review

08/02/2017 14:00:11 PM

Side stories don't save this so-so volume.Title: Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade Genre: Fantasy, Action Publisher:  Kadokawa Corporation (JP), Yen Press (US) Creators: Mamare Touno (Original Story), Koyuki (Artist), Kazuhiro Hara (Character ...

Challenging Amazon

08/02/2017 11:00:12 AM

Krystallina explores what Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and other big box stores have been doing to provide a clear go-to option for buyers. For years Walmart, Best Buy, and the other big box stores have been chasing Amazon. The online giant had ...

Why One Fan Spent a Night Recreating Akane’s Plushie

08/01/2017 11:00:45 AM

Here's the story of one young fan's attempt at recreating a staple in the romance anime, Tsukigakirei.Anime can make you do creative things — like recreate a potato plushie from one of the spring season’s standouts. …And spend all night ...

Webcomics are Anime-Planet’s Newest Rising Star

07/31/2017 18:28:29 PM

A-P founder Kim Cameron talks about bringing comics to her service, creator control for artists, and what the future of the platform will be. Early this morning Anime-Planet announced that they would be launching their comics vertical that would ...