Fall 2010 Anime Recommendations

Friday, 22 October 2010, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

With this latest batch of anime previews, we celebrate our first full year of Anime Recommendations!  Four seasons, twelve shows, and lots of quality! Of note this season is an abundance of sequel series.  Most shows last only a single season, since they’re generally based on a pre-existing manga storyline.  The original season attempts to […]

Anime Synopsis: Shiki

Thursday, 5 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

This one goes out to all the Twilight fans in the audience.  Three corpses are discovered in a remote mountain village and the authorities blame wild animals, but of course the truth isn’t so mundane.  Meanwhile, schoolgirl Megumi is sick of country life, and yearns to move to the city.  She finds herself drawn to […]

Anime Synopsis: Asobi ni Iku yo!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  A hot alien girl moves in with a random guy for no clear reason, complicating his life significantly by causing conflict among a number of female companions inexplicably fixated on the guy.  Only in this case, the fixation is less romantic attraction, and more shadowy espionage.  The […]

Anime Synopsis: Occult Academy

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 8:01 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Maya is not amused.  Her estranged father has just passed away, leaving behind his life’s work – a mountaintop academy devoted to the study of the occult and supernatural phenomenon, all of which Maya hates utterly.  At his funeral, a recording of the deceased principal accidentally summons a spirit to possess his corpse, and Maya […]

Anime Synopsis: Angel Beats

Tuesday, 4 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Otonashi is having a hard time accepting that he’s dead.  After all, he’s at a seemingly normal high school, filled with seemingly normal students, other than the girl aiming a rifle at a quiet silver haired “angel.”  One quick demise later, he learns that he’s stuck in a strange limbo with other deceased students fighting […]

Anime Synopsis: House of Five Leaves

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 12:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Akitsu and Yaichi are two men who have run into some difficulties with their jobs.  Akitsu is a wandering samurai who is too timid for the bodyguard work he’s trying to get, and Yaichi is a kidnapper in need of some extra muscle.  When Akitsu learns of his potential employer’s specialty, he tries to get […]

Anime Synopsis: Arakawa Under the Bridge

Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 12:15 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

As a promising corporate heir, Ichiyamina Kou has never taken any help from anyone his entire life.  His parents taught him from infancy to never accept a debt, and he lives strictly according to that principle.  So when a young homeless woman saves him from drowning in a freak accident, he resolves to pay her […]

Anime Synopsis: Sora no Woto

Thursday, 11 February 2010, 10:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

English Title: Sound of the Sky Kanata has a keen ear for musical notes but no skill or talent for actually playing instruments, so she joined the military as a bugler in order to learn to play. Now she has been assigned to the remote village Seize, defended solely by a small all-female squad in […]

Anime Synopsis: Durarara!!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 10:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Mikado has just transferred from a small village to a new school in Tokyo, rejoining his old friend Masaomi. Mikado is a little wary of all the unsavory tales he’s heard, so Masaomi takes him on a tour of the city where he encounters a number of strange and interesting characters. Meanwhile, a group of […]

Anime Synopsis: Baka to Test to Shokanju

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 10:30 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

English Title: Idiots and Tests and Summoned Beings At Fumizuki Academy, all students are placed in a hierarchical system based on their grades. The best-scoring students attend the luxurious class 2-A, while the worst students spend their time in 2-F, a rundown room full of broken furniture and low expectations. The only way the students […]