Blue Exorcist Review

And you thought your dad was a jerk. Life can be pretty rough if you’re the son on the devil. At least, that’s the premise of Blue Exorcist. Luckily for humanity, though, the devil’s kid, Rin, is much more interested in socking his old man in the face rather than joining him. So Rin goes […]

Black Blood Brothers Review

Black Blood Brothers might have fangs, but it doesn’t sparkle. Black Blood Brothers is a 12-episode anime based on the manga by Kōhei Azano and by Yuuya Kusaka. The series takes place in a world in which humans and vampires coexist, following a vampire named Jiro Mochizuki (voiced by J. Michael Tatum) who comes to […]

Baccano! Review

But where’s the main character? With most focusing on high kicks, robots and cat girls, it seems that anime that gives audiences something significant to think about are few and far between. However, Baccano! (based on the series by Ryohgo Narita) subtly deals with the idea of perception and the role it can play with […]

Angel Beats! Review

Life is worth living. Angel Beats! is probably one of the most confusing anime I’ve ever had the pleasure of running across. What starts off as a series that invokes groans and eye rolling, quickly turns to delightful laughter over just how absurd and stupid everything is, right up until it hits you like a […]

Air Gear Review

Wait, so inline skating is cool again? The series Air Gear (based on the manga by Ito “Oh Great” Ōgure), is perhaps the very definition of anime. It blends together action and comedy (and of course a bit of perversion) in a way that only Japan can, and it leaves the viewer wanting more and […]

Did Deckard Dream of Electronic Sheep in Blade Runner?

(WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the original Blade Runner — you’ve been warned) Recently, the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 hit the web, and for those of you who don’t know me, Blade Runner is my favorite movie of all time. So, this was a pretty big deal for me. Don’t worry; I’m not going to go on a […]