A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. [more inside]
The Complete "NEGADON: The Monster from Mars," by Jun Awazu is up on NHK World on Demand until 2019/12/03. It's worth catching if you've never seen it. [more inside]
A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family. [more inside]
A cyborg discarded from a floating city struggles to remember her past life. As she adapts to her new existence, she learns to play a sport, falls in love, and starts a career. [more inside]
The story of the titular girl known only as "The Girl with the Black Hair" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the story of "Senpai," her upper class man who has been attempting to get closer to her by "coincidentally" running into her again and again. However, on this night, meeting up with her may be the greatest challenge of his life. [more inside]
Attack on Titan: Bystander Season 3, Ep 11
Having seen a glimpse of his father's past, Eren attempts to track down a man who might shed some light on his father's secrets. [more inside]
All Might and Deku accept an invitation to visit a floating man-made city called I Island where they meet a girl and battle against a villain who takes the island hostage. [more inside]
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan. Satoshi Kon's directorial debut.
Time for another season of new shows for the upcoming Fall season. [more inside]
Bokudake ga Inai Machi: On Netflix as "Erased" Season 1, Ep 5
Episodes 5 - 8, Wow, how much does Satoru's mom rock? Also, Satoru pulls out all the stops in an effort to save Kayo and the others and we learn the personal cost of this revival. This stretch is the emotional heart of the series. [more inside]
Bokudake ga Inai Machi: On Netflix as "Erased" Season 1, Ep 1
The title's literal translation: The town where I do not exist. Episodes 1-4. When tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back in time. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls "Revival," to save many lives, but that often comes at a personal cost. [more inside]
Summer lineup on MyAnimeList and AniChart. I predict there will be punching, zapping, transformations, power ups, and scenes of people waxing rhapsodic about the freshly served food they just bit into. Anything look good to you? [more inside]
Wondering if there's enough people watching My Hero Academia (currently available on crunchyroll [memail me if you want a guest pass]). If you don't know it's an anime about a superhero high school in Japan. It looks at themes of what it means to be a hero (and a villain) in a world filled with super powers. [more inside]
Bokudake ga Inai Machi: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
The popular manga Boku dake ga Inai Machi ("The Town Without Me"), previously made as both an anime series and a live-action film, comes to Netflix as the live-action tv series Erased. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates. [more inside]
CB was originally run in 1998 and it is 2018 and that seems like a good point for a rewatch! [more inside]
A few notes from my viewings of Wakfu: The show just showed up on Netflix. It is French production, but the English dubbing is very good. Nice blending of American and Japanese animation styles. Definitively a kids show, but with adult jokes. The end credit animations can be adorable. Mostly strong female characters with caveats. Episodes are short, less then 30 minutes. Fan fare has it in their TV list now.
Most of the Spring season is listed on AniChart now, so we might as well start in on what looks good, bad, and good-bad. [more inside]
Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to resurrect their dead mother goes horribly wrong. [more inside]
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. [more inside]
I've requested the show to be added but wasn't sure about how to set up the discussion. I'm sure we don't have enough people interested so I was aiming for a whole season discussion. [more inside]
Made in Abyss: Season 1 dicussion Season 1, Ep 0
An enormous pit and cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down it goes, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics which purpose in unknown to modern humans. Insatiable curiosity drives humans known as Cave Raiders to venture down into the pit. A little orphan girl named Riko lives in the town of Orth on the edge of the Abyss, with dreams of becoming a legendary Cave Raider like her mother. One day while exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Tantalized by the mysteries of the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness? [more inside]
Stand up and blab: What anime this season are you watching, or wanna watch, or wanna avoid, or wanna hatewatch? [more inside]
Neo Yokio: The Sea Beneath 14th St. Season 1, Ep 1
Kaz Kaan, elegant gentleman and demon catcher, must mend a broken heart, contend with being only the second most eligible bachelor in Neo Yokio, and navigate the hellish vortex between breakfast and dinner. And also attend to the demonic possession of fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero, because that sucks.
The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei. [more inside]
A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.
Here’s a look at the anime 12 series hitting Netflix (Polygon), with the first titles coming in November. [more inside]
What anime have you been watching this spring? [more inside]
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? [more inside]
In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. [more inside]
Which series will you be following for Winter 2017? [more inside]
Mob Psycho 100: Mob and Reigen Season 1, Ep 12
Mob decides: should I stay or should I go? [Season finale]
Mob Psycho 100: Master ~Leader~ Season 1, Ep 11
Reigen, self-proclaimed psychic, tries to talk his way out their current situation.
Mob Psycho 100: The Heinous Aura ~Mastermind~ Season 1, Ep 10
Mob and Teru have infiltrated Claw's HQ. Ritsu and the others have broken free and are in search of their missing member.
Mob Psycho 100: Claw ~7th Division~ Season 1, Ep 9
Mob, Ritsu and friends find more people who are like them, but different. More fighting ensues.
Mob Psycho 100: The Older Brother Bows ~Destructive Intent~ Season 1, Ep 8
Ritsu flexes his strength, Mob's kindness is unwelcomed, and a mysterious man appears to upset it all.
Mob Psycho 100: Exaltation ~I've Obtained Loss~ Season 1, Ep 7
Ritsu wants to surpass his brother, and he has a little spirit to help him, maybe. And then there's the troubles at school.
Mob Psycho 100: Discord ~To Become One~ Season 1, Ep 6
Mob gains fame, while his brother Ritsu deals with social pressures from Salt Middle School's Student Council president, and being the younger brother of Mob. Ritsu then gets invited to the Awakening Lab, and later he meets one of Mob's acquaintances.
Mob Psycho 100: Ochimusha ~Psychic Powers and Me~ Season 1, Ep 5
Mob faces his first psychic battle against another person, but he tries to stay true to his master Reigen's teachings that he should never use psychic powers on a person.
Mob Psycho 100: Idiots Only Event ~Kin~ Season 1, Ep 4
Mob becomes a pawn in the middle school turf war between the tough guys at his school, Salt Middle School, and a rival school, Black Vinegar Middle School, when the BVMS leader, the physically unimposing Teru, deals with the entire Salt Middle School gang with ease. Mob's unlikely friends come to his aid, and he deals with a lingering spirit.
Doubting his chances to become popular through his school club activities, a downcast Mob meets a woman in a smiling mask, who informs him that she can help him become popular. He follows her to an underground meeting area where a cult known as (LOL) has formed in service to a man with the power to make anyone laugh and smile.
The "Telepathy Club" at Mob's school is in danger of disbanding after it drops below the minimum amount of members, and their leader, Kurata, convinces Mob to join. Later, Reigen takes Mob on a contract to exorcise a spirit at a private all-girls high school, so they cross-dress to try to get onto campus.
The teenage years: the most emotional period in one's life. And that's no different for Shigeo Kageyama, aka Mob, a teenage boy without any notable skills in life, except his psychic powers. Then there's the good student and generally admired kid, Mob's younger brother, Ritsu, and Mob's mentor, the self-proclaimed exorcist named Arataka Reigen. In this first episode, Arataka and Mob face evil spirits with salt and psychokinetic powers.
Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
Steven Universe: Restaurant Wars Season 3, Ep 12
When Steven dares to order off-menu from Beach Citywalk Fries, he unwittingly rekindles a feud between them and Fish Stew Pizza.