Haibane Renmei Available for Purchase Today!

Once upon a time, a young man watched a series that moved him profoundly.  He immediately went to the web to seek it out and purchase it, even though he rarely bought DVDs anymore.  Finding that it was  out of print, he began a quest to find a copy at a reasonable price.  He scoured… Continue reading Haibane Renmei Available for Purchase Today!

FUNimation to Re-Release Haibane Renmei

Finally, it looks like FUNimation is going to release Haibane Renmei!  Previously issued by Geneon, the series has been out of print, though the property was picked up by FUNimation in 2010.  Since then, fans have been clamoring for a new release by the company (this writer was blessed to receive the DVDs as a… Continue reading FUNimation to Re-Release Haibane Renmei

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Catholic Mecha, Japan’s Yokai, and the Future of Saint Young Men

This week's look at posts and other items in the anime blogosphere related to religion and spirituality. Comic Book Resources interviewed Thundercats writer Brandon Easton, whose graphic novel "Shadowlaw" arrives in November.  With an art style influenced by manga, the work is an interesting concept involving the Catholic church (excerpt taken from the interview): It's… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Catholic Mecha, Japan’s Yokai, and the Future of Saint Young Men

Rurouni Kenshin to Finally Be Completed?

The June issue Jump Square magazine will announce that a new anime project involving Rurouni Kenshin will be developed.  I couldn't be more excited.  The anime ended on a whimper, with a horrid third season of filler episodes that was so poorly received that the final arc of the anime was never animated, and a… Continue reading Rurouni Kenshin to Finally Be Completed?

A Guide to the Guides: Spring 2011 Anime Series

Every three months, the anime blogosphere becomes filled with anime viewing guides for the upcoming season.  It’s an exciting time for anime fans, as anticipation is at its highest and not yet sullied by disappointing series.  It’s also the time where instead of creating my own guide, I do something which I think would much… Continue reading A Guide to the Guides: Spring 2011 Anime Series

Of Kami and Buddhas: Tokyo’s Anime Temple!

CNNGo reported today about the Ryohoji Temple in Hachioji, which has become an anime temple.  That's right: anime temple, complete with a theme song, anime character, monks praying to the anime character, and...a maid cafe. What?! The 16th century temple began its transformation when the chief monk tried to get young people to come to… Continue reading Of Kami and Buddhas: Tokyo’s Anime Temple!

A Guide to the Guides: Winter 2011 Anime Series

Every three months, the anime blogosphere becomes filled with anime viewing guides for the upcoming season.  It's an exciting time for anime fans, as anticipation is at its highest and not yet sullied by disappointing series.  It's also the time where instead of creating my own guide, I do something which I think would much… Continue reading A Guide to the Guides: Winter 2011 Anime Series

NIS Licenses Working!! (or, Let’s Eat at Wagnaria!!)

Working!! is coming to America. YES! Robert's Anime Corner Blog covered NIS America's announcement that it has licensed Working!! for release in March.  I'm really excited!  From what I gathered, the buzz for this show was low when it came out, so I had doubts it would ever reach our shores.  The show, about a… Continue reading NIS Licenses Working!! (or, Let’s Eat at Wagnaria!!)

Angel Beats!! Epilogue Preview is Now Streaming

While there's no certainty about an Angel Beats! sequel (makes sense financially? continuity-wise, maybe not so much?), we do know that the final DVD release of the show in Japan on December 22 will bundle the last episode with an all-new epilogue.  A 30-second preview of the epilogue is now streaming.  Besides T.K.'s "Hooh," I have… Continue reading Angel Beats!! Epilogue Preview is Now Streaming

Love Your Neighbors…Even ANN

Splitter of Chocolate Syrupy Waffles just released a scathing open letter to Anime News Network addressing the company's leak of episode two of Oreimo one day before it even aired in Japan.  The comments following the letter have been equally vicious.  The letter made some very strong points. Now, I didn't pay for ANN's streaming… Continue reading Love Your Neighbors…Even ANN