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Mangirl! Anime for 2013

So, I'm not exactly sure if this is pronounced, MAN-Girl, or Mon-girl, but regardless, Mangirl! is a new anime about a group of girls that want to make the best manga magazine ever. It's a tad ambitious, but then in the world of anime, what isn't?

The new show, which has some big name staff members behind it, a-la, Kashimashi, K-On, Shin Koihime Muso, Toradora! and Maria Holic Alive, are just a few.

While the premise seems sort of blase, the series could prove to be possible ten on the kawaii factor. So I'll be giving this one a look-see.

Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Bride Trailer

Well, it looks like the girls of Hyakka Ryoran Samurai ... er Girls, are getting the new second season kicked off with a bang, as the two and a half minute long promo clip shows you.

The new season is scheduled to broadcast in Japan, April of next year, and aside from some inconsequential staffing here or there, everyone from the first season has returned to the second.

I'm excited why? Because, news girls, new swords, new moves, less clothes, more ink blotches till the bluray.

Pre-Doomsday, xxxHolic, Arata and more

Well, this holiday season certainly has been a busy one. I'd love to get into all that I've been doing, but that would probably bore you, and just sound like an endless string of excuses for not posting.

But, aside from all that, there has been some cool things that have come up in the world of anime news and such, and after combing over the nets, I found some interesting things that just beg to be mentioned.

Before we get into all that though, I have to say, that since tomorrow is the dreaded doomsday, that it's been nice knowing you all, and hopefully you've done more productive things with your remaining few days or hours on earth. Unlike me, who has spent every waking moment watching old movies on Bluray, and writing fan-fiction, while harassing my friends with annoying text messages.

If you don't know how to spend your last day on earth, then might I recommend a nice cup of coffee, and smooth cigarette. It's not like it'll really matter about the lung…

Anime Art: Christmas Kiki

Since the Christmas season is well under way, I'd thought it was about time that I started spreading the holiday cheer a little; and I can't think of a more adorable, and awesome picture to start with.

So to all you folks that follow, read, and subscribe, I hope you have a great holiday.

If you don't know who's in the picture, I'm gonna put you in the corner for a week, and then make you marathon every Ghibli film ever!

Nekomonogatari and Samurai Girls Season 2

According to some buzz that has been going around, Samurai Girls is finally getting its sequel. Though I was split fifty-fifty on whether it warranted one in the first place, seeing as how much of the main plot was resolved in the first season, even if it was only more or less tied up in the last couple of episodes.

The new season, which is to be called, Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Bride...

Well, that sort of sounds like a bit of a spoiler, doesn't it?

No worries though, I'll watch it anyway, because I'm refined like that.


Another bit of excitement, which has my sack all quivery and shit, is the release date for Nekomonogatari the end of the month. December 31st to be exact... unless they've changed something.

Anyway, I liked Bakemonogatari, and I loved Nisemonogatari, so I'm all but foaming at the mouth over another installment.

So now that I've posted some stuff, I've got to go grab me some lunch, and ponder the unquantifiable aspects of the Otaku Continuum, o…

New xxxHolic, More Fate...

Maybe it's just me, but as I was browsing the internet last night and this morning, all I seemed to see was a mash-up of partially interesting things, and of those the only things that really stood out were either things that had to do with things I'd never get, or things that were only interesting because they were annoying.

I took annoying, because it's been a while since I've had a rant on here about things that annoy me, but since I'm clearly annoyed, I'll start with the first thing on the list, which is news of the new xxxHolic manga continuation, or whatever it's going to be when CLAMP gets through with it.

I'm not as annoyed by the news today as I was last night, when I was reading fellow blogger AstroNerdBoy's thoughts on it, but it's still a baffling mess and stir-fry of WTF.

I can't say that the last several of CLAMP's manga have ended with much clarity, and in fact I'll go so far as to say that they have more or less pete…

AMV: Keep Your Hands Off

I am still wondering why it is that I've never seen this series...

Media Blasters Drops the Ball ... Again

So I was poking around for some news, and came across something that just makes me shake my head sadly. Yet again, it seems as if Media Blasters is proving their incompetence at maintaining their promises of delivering their anime titles when they say they will, and have issued a list of which titles are being delayed, and or out-right cancelled.

According to several places around the internet, the list of titles is quite large, and in some cases the shows that are being delayed or dropped is enough to have the fans up in arms with pitchforks and torches.

Here's the titles getting delayed, and their new release times.

Anime
Shamanic Princess: April 2013Ai no Kusabi: April 2013The Space Between: April 2013
Live-action films
Bio-Slime: February 2013 Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend: February 2013Lady Ninja: February 2013Reflections of Darkness: February 2013The Possession in Japan: March 2013
Possibly Cancelled Releases

Anime
Fushigi Yugi OVA CollectionKite on Blu-raySquid Girl, …

Detective Conan Movie 17 Teaser

Well, it certainly took long enough, but we finally have the first real look at the new Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea.

The film is scheduled to open in TOHO theaters in Japan April 20th 2013.

Anime, Allergies, and Antibiotics... oh my

Well, it's been since Black Friday that I was last on here, while visiting my wife's family up North. And wouldn't you know it, I came down with a nasty sinus infection a few hours before the long drive back, and spent the trip home, clutching a bottle of DayQuil, and sipping gas station coffee.

Needless to say, the site has been neglected somewhat due to the sinus infection, but now that everything is back on track, I thought I would just drop in and make a post to show you all that I'm not really dead, and I'm not hiding somewhere in the Antarctic, tending to Popsicle bunnies.

Anyway... as a token of my esteem, I thought I would make mention of a few things that have nothing to do with anime.

One of which, is the new Halo 4 game, which is awesome, and brings back all the good things I loved about the online experience, that sort of was killed off in Halo Reach. So if you like a great story generated game, this one has it, and it has a great classic feel while be…

New Haruhi Art Book with Story

Starting May 1st of next year, there is going to be a series of new art books with original Haruhi Suzumiya stories. It was announced in Kadokawa Shoten's Sneaker Bunko, and though these are going to be cool, I'm wondering how broad these are going to go, in that are we going to be getting these in the States.

New art books are cool, and certainly new stores.

Anyone else looking forward to more Haruhi?

New Ah My Goddess OAD

Well just when we thought the franchise was long since over, the next OAD for Ah! My Goddess has been green lit and will be seeing the light of day sometime after the first of the year, and will be bundled with a volume of the manga.

I'm excited about this, but I'm also slightly disappointed. I'd have hoped that by now, the franchise would have developed to the point where we see more of Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship beyond holding hands and the occasional peck on the cheek.

Regardless, I'm hoping that since this isn't the last of the animated form of the franchise, then maybe we'll get something better. But anyway, it'll be fun to see them back again.

Detective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea

Well, it's finally been revealed that the new Detective Conan movie for next year is going to be, Movie 17 - The Private Eye in the Distant Sea and already I'm looking forward to it. Granted I haven't had a chance to watch this year's movie, for which I'll have to remedy that very soon.

The movie is set on a state-of-the art Aegis vessel with the full cooperation of Japan's Ministry of Defense and Maritime Self-Defense Force. The heroine Ran is put in jeopardy, and Conan is forced to stand up against a dangerous criminal.

~ AnimeNewsNetwork If you aren't giddy for this, then you aren't much of a Conan fan, though I'm just hoping that they can figure out a way to put Haibara on the ship, or else this trip for me will be all about Ran x Conan...

Vividred Operation: Teaser

A-1 Pictures new anime Vividred Operation is getting some spin, and you can catch a glimpse of it here. It's an Original Anime, and while i don't know for sure if this is like the original ones of the past that were part of the Aniplex/A-1 Pictures joint, this one does have my interest piqued. Especially since this one is being directed by Kazuhiro Takamura, of Strike Witches fame.

The series is scheduled to premiere in January.

Anime Artisans: Sleeping

In celebration of the fact that I spend less time sleeping than I do working and blogging and gaming, and whatever else manages to fill up my day, I thought I would post about it.

Being a natural born insomniac, I often find myself dog-tired, and still staying up to finish an anime, or a game, or even in the most recent case; the last five episodes of The Walking Dead - Season 2.

I'm sure there are other fellow otaku out there that are just as bothered by sleeping, or lack thereof, and to all you that would rather game till dawn, or cram a whole twenty-six episode series in a single night, I dedicate these pictures to you... especially after the insomnia has worn off, and we konk out in a nice repose.

Enjoy!

Digimon Season 2 Coming to DVD

Prepare your wallets again guys, and get ready to jump right back into the Digital World again, because the goodies keep on coming! Digimon: The Official First Season must have sold well after all, because New Video is prepping a release for Season Two already.


'Four years after Tai, Mimi and the rest of the DigiDestined brought peace to the digital world and found their way back home, the Digimon Emperor–a new villain–threatens the world and its Digital Monsters. With some of the original kids off to junior high, a new generation is chosen to defend and save the world from evil. Davis, Yolei, Cody, and Ken join T.K and Kari to form the new Digidestined team. Together they journey back to the Digital World to battle the Digimon Emperor and free all the Digital Monsters from his control. For the first time ever DIGIMON ADVENTURE SEASON 02 (the direct sequel to Digimon Adventure Season 01) is available in an 8-disc official collector’s set, complete with all 50 episodes.&#…

WO Reviews: Hellsing Ultimate Volume 1 Blu-Ray

The Bird of Hermes is my name; Eating my wings to make me tame.

Hellsing is one of those lucky classic series that fortune smiled upon and granted it a modern revival; Hellsing Ultimate is that revival. Spread across 10, 50 minute OVAs, Ultimate is a true-to-the-manga adaptation of a series that captivated audiences back in 2003, but failed to deliver any form of a satisfying ending, due to the fact that the manga was ongoing. Volume 1 is a collection of the first 4 OVA episodes spread across 3 DVDs or 2 Blu-rays.

If you've been in the anime world for any measurable amount of time, you most likely are somewhat familiar with the series, its premise, or its famous protagonist, Alucard. The Hellsing organization fights vampires and other evil forces that threaten England with their own super-powerful undead entity, the vampire Alucard. While performing his exterminatory duties, Alucard saves the life of a virgin police officer by turning her into an agent of the undead. As Alucard e…

Aniplex Delays Garden of Sinners

Well, it seems that Aniplex of America has delayed their release of Garden of Sinners to an uncertain date, no doubt to the chagrin of the fans, and where it not for the fact that the complete box set is slated at a less than modest price of $185.00 the company has still not learned to get better control of their prices.

I don't want to go on a tirade here or anything, but this is getting ridiculous if you ask me. How is any company expected to stay in business if they keep jacking up their prices like this? Instead of catering to a select few high-brow nerds, the company would do better to make their initial releases of the product a little more cost conscious to the consumers.

I know that I do spend a lot of money on anime, but I am also NOT made of money, and neither are the fans for that matter. They may have some, but not enough to rush right out and spend nearly two hundred dollars for a box set of anime. If I didn't know better, I'd swear that Aniplex had lost thei…

Neon Alley to Premiere Bleach Movie 4

Well it isn't any surprise that Neon Alley is wanting to take off with a bang, and to sweeten the deal for their viewers, and subscribers, Viz Media are making good on their promise of bringing the best newest content to the masses.

What this means is that, Neon Alley is going to be premiering the new Bleach: Hell Verse movie before its scheduled release date, and of course with the new English dub at that. The film, which is scheduled to premiere Sunday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST, is several weeks in advance of the street date for the DVD/BD slated for December 4.

So go out there and rejoice, and then come back and let me know how it feels to have Viz finally making good strides toward the fanbase again.

Dragon Ball Kai to Continue

So everyone has been wanting this, and it seems as if your wishes have been granted. At least in part.

The word going round, is that the voice actors for DBZKAI are coming back in to do more voice work for the show. Which means the fans that wanted to have the Buu Saga are going to probably now get those episodes, but there is a catch.

The new episodes are supposedly not going to air in domestic Japan. These are going to air elsewhere, which is a major drag for some, and a blessing for others.

There is no word yet on if FUNimation is getting them yet

WO: On Election Day

It's time after four years for the American people, and especially the American Otaku to make their way into the voting booths and cast a vote for their Presidential candidate.

I don't usually use the site here as a focus on political things, and for the most part, few people on the internet are even aware of my political affiliations. But when people ask me which party I am for, I give them a straight answer, and I stick to my beliefs, despite the near inexhaustible argumentative nature of others.

Now, this election has been a unique one, in the sense that most of the newer young people that have finally hit that age where they can vote are doing so, and are dragging their technological social applied networks with them.

In an age where every tiny nuance of the world is commented on with Twitter and Facebook, we've gained a huge amount of global awareness, and in the process learned how to be obstinately opinionated on damn near everything, from gas prices, to last week…

AMV - Pantsu, Pantsu and More Pantsu!

Since the Holiday Season is fast upon us, and because I haven't posted in a few days, I figured I'd throw a bone... er, uh yeah to the guys that just can't get enough of the pantsu.

May God have mercy on your souls!

Digimon: The Official First Season Review

Think back to the late 90's/early 2000's. If you were a young kid just getting into the anime fandom like I was, chances are you can remember one of the greatest fandom wars of all time – Pokemon V.S. Digimon. Both shows became instant hits with kids of all ages, and both are among the very few anime titles to actually have seeped even slightly into the mainstream. Sadly though, as time went on, and more and more shows were seeing slight and/or full DVD releases, only Pokemon continued to get major attention between the two, and Digimon became one of those shows that we all remembered fondly, but had no legal access to.
That time is over now. Rejoice, my fellow Digimon fans – our wish has finally been granted. After years of anticipation, and seeing our favorite franchise stagnate in the States, becoming a slow trickle of sub-par video game releases and only short television runs, New Video has stepped forward as our savior and released 'The Official First Season' of Di…

Halloween Art: Working!!

Ah, nothing like some more Halloween art, and nothing says treat like Poplar from Working!!

Mass Effect Teaser

Based on the popular best selling video game, and created by Production IG, the new joint effort film from BioWare and FUNimation is finally seeing a release date of December 28. Though I have to be honest, it's not something I think I'll be jumping over lines of waiting fans to get my hands on.

New Sailor Moon Figures

So in anticipation of the new anime series that is getting released next year, Bandai is releasing new figures of the sailor scouts.

A Brief Look At The Season

Well, it's time for a brief update on some of the new stuff I've been watching, and what all is going on in the world of yours truly, with regard to this new season.

So far this season is shaping up to be a heck of a good time, and I can't recall when I've been this excited about this many shows. At least not this many all at once.

Oh sure, in the past I've had a few that I would follow, but I think that this is an all time record for me.

Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Trailer

Ah yes, the new trailer teaser for the upcoming Evangelion 3.0 film. Enjoy... probbaly old news by now, but who cares.

On an aside, why the hell is it called You Can (Not) Redo? that's kind of odd, I mean what's next... You Are (Not) To Watch?

7 Deadly Sins Gets Green Light

The last time I saw characters from a show about the seven deadly sins, I was bombarded with imagery of the damned. I'm referring to Umineko of course. But these ladies look to be a little more like what we are thinking the sins should look like.

Gokusen Art and other BAMF!

I felt like making another artist post, and thought about doing someBusou Shinki, but thanks to a challenge by Lucky Seven, I went with some Gokusen instead.

Here's some BAMF style art for your enjoyment.

A Certain Scientific Railgun S to be Confirmed

According to some news that's going around, there is going to be some major announcement is to happen in the December issue of ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine on October 27.

Food Time Japan

Ah! There's nothing like a kick in the crotch, when it comes to my cheese flavored Doritoes™ brand chips. I mean, if this doesn't make me want to jump on a boat and sail on over to the land of the rising sun and score a bag, I don't know what will.

But then, I guess our snacks don't really need to make sense.

But I do have to wonder, if we as American Otaku only really like somethings because they come from Japan. I mean, seriously... would we really like Pocky or Ramune if we didn't see it in an anime, or know that it came from our favorite land?

Pocky is just a sweet animal cracker cookie stick with chocolate frosting. And Ramune is fruit soda. Not really all that great when you think about it, but hot damn, it's from Japan, and that makes it what... better?

I'm looking at this bag of Doritoes, and you know what... I bet if I ordered me a case of these nut busters, they'd taste just like any plain old bag of Doritoes I could find in the grocery aisl…

Kamisama no Inai Nichiyobi gets Anime Adaptation

So some interesting news that has been spreading all over the internet pretty quick, is that the light novels from, Kimihito Irie, are getting the anime treatement. And this is always good news.

To Love Ru Darkness Resumes

Guess it isn't new to most by now, but Anime Network has re-added To Love Ru: Darkness back to their streaming site, after removing it after the first episode.

There is still no word as to why, they pulled the show, or why they are putting it back up, but the fans will no doubt rejoice to know that it has returned.

According to the listings, episode one, will be available on Thursday at 11am, with episodes two, and three following on Friday and Saturday at the same times.


WO Examines: Sword Art Online (Arc 1)

When I first heard about Sword Art Online I'll admit that I was a bit suspicious. There just wasn't a whole lot of appeal for a show that featured an MMORPG setting, and one that seemed like a revamp of the whole, .hack//SIGN phenom that seemed to seethe from the fandom not that many years ago. But then stranger things have happened in the world of anime, and this is one of those stories you have to see to believe.
As it happened, I stumbled upon SAO as part of an effort to bring some much needed life back to the Shohan USA message boards, and a member there posted about the show.

Halloween Art

Time to continue our Halloween picture stuff, and what better way than to show off some spooky girls who are probably best known for not wearing much, if anything. But meh, it's Halloween, time to be creepy.

Of course no Halloween would be complete without some FMA to spice it up...

Daww... doesn't Envy look so cute in the kitty outfit? And of course, Lust as a witch, is just too adorable.

Wolf Children Find Home At FUNimation

So according to the latest buzz, the new film from director Mamoru Hosoda,Wolf Children Ame and Yuki has been licensed by North American anime distributor, FUNimation entertainment.

The news was announced at a panel, during the New York ComiCon, marking the second film from Hosoda that the anime conglomerate has secured. Granted, they did a hell of a job with the dub and the casting for Hosoda's previous film, Summer Wars, but the announcement has me a little uneasy.

FUNimation entertainment has a notorious habit of putting great effort into properties that they know will sell well, and have lots of acclaim, but with a near sleeper hit like Wolf Children, it has me worried that if the film were to not succeed here in the States, if FUNi would give it a sub-par dub, or wait for three years to get it a release.

While the film is hugely popular internationally, its 51 Million since its opening in July, isn't a convincing argument.

Guess we'll wait and see what becomes of it,…

Watanabe/Bones New Project?

According to some gossip generated around the Net's water-cooler, Studio Bones—you know, those guys that are responsible for the hit anime shows: Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Soul Eater, and Fullmetal Alchemist—are possible in the works with a new anime series from legendary director Shinichiro Watanabe (Bebop, Champloo).

Nothing concrete has made its way past this bit of gossip, but you can be sure that the fans would be eager to see another adventure helmed by Watanabe, along with a collaboration with Bones.

There is some part of the gossip that suggests it will be a space adventure comedy, but then, that may be wishful thinking on the fan's part.

Either way, I'd be thrilled to see something new, and with Bones on board, that is just Otaku frosting on the cake.

AMV - High School of the Dead

Time for an AMV in celebration of the Halloween season.

Oreimo & A-1 Pictures

Oreimo Season 2 is getting handled by a new animation studio, and it's no one I would have figured on either.

Apparently, Oreimo's second season is being produced by A-1 Pictures; you know those masterminds behind such great anime as, Sora no Woto, Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online and Magi ~ The Labyrinth of Magic.

I'm somewhat curious about this switching of studios, as it tells me two things. One, is that the show will most likely be more focused on the drama, and less on the innuendo, since I've never really seen an A-1 show with lots of panties and naked ass. And two, it shows that maybe the direction of the show could be turning toward the more mature otaku out there.

It's just a hypothesis, but meh, on either way.

Random ass shot for no apparent reason.
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Which Type of Otaku Are You?

It's been a while since I sat down and wrote out an article, and while I've had several different thoughts about several different things that I could have written about, I figured we could use a little introspective every once in a while.

Now, before I dive in and start pointing fingers at the lot of us, or start formulating "labels" for everybody, I want to make it clear from the get-go, that I am no exception to any rule. I am not above or better than anyone, and I make no qualms about my status as a fan of anime, or being an Otaku for that matter.

Now then, the question is, "Which type of Otaku are you?"

(not in any particular order by the way, I just like numbering things)

Type 1: The Carefree
Well, in truth I imagine when people think of the word "Otaku", they automatically imagine a somewhat overweight dude sporting a weeks growth of stubble, or a half-assed goatee. Maybe a scraggly ponytail, glasses, and an expression that betrays the prob…

WO First Look: Magi ~ The Labyrinth of Magic

There are almost too many new shows to keep up with this season, and while I'm doing everything I can to at least give each of them a first look, some of them (a lot of them) are going to be on my viewing list. Of course, this means potentially placing a lot of my regular shows on hold, you know those ones on DVD that are constantly being held back in favor of newer awesome of the moment shows?
Okay, so enough about my back-logged anime crisis; I'm so sure you are all interested in hearing about that.
What I do want to talk about is the new show, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic; a show that just started airing in Japan, and one that I've been almost beside myself in sheer fan-gasmic anticipation, and with good reason.
It's the new show from A-1 Pictures, and it's quite literally awe-inspiring from the opening frame, to the closing credits.
Magi, is a show about Aladdin (no not the Disney Aladdin), and while it doesn't follow the actual plot-line of the original s…

Anime Pics - Fairy Tail

Time for some awesome images, and since I've been thinking about Fairy Tail lately, I thought it would be cool to include some art and images from the series.

Enjoy!




Okay, now somebody's in for some hurt for this one.

To Love Ru Darkness Gets Yoinked

Wow, it's been a massively busy week, but now that I've gotten my weekend off, and I can relax with some well deserved coffee, and some solid "me" time, I thought I would catch all of you up on what's been happening in the world of anime and manga, and whatever else.

So apparently, it was reported by the online news communities that, To Love Ru: Darkness was pulled from The Anime Network after having only posted and streamed its first episode; the site for To Love Ru: Darkness has also been removed from TAN's main website, and no reason for the removal has been given.

There are those in the anime nerdy circles that speculate the causes to range from censorship reasons, to possible leaking of the episode, similar to past incidences with anime series such as One Piece, and Oreimo.

If I had to pick a reason, I'd say it was due to last minute licensing issues, but then, stranger things have happened in anime. Guess, I'll have to wait and see what's c…

Aya Kanno's Otomen Coming to an End

Still haven't gotten any of my planned reviews done, but here's a news tidbit for you guys to chew on.

The shojo manga Otomen has been confirmed by the original author, Aya Kanno (via Twitter), to be ending it's six year run in November. The manga tells the story of Asuka Masamune, who is a true man's man on the outside but a lover of very feminine things on the inside, and his relationship with Ryo Miyakozuka, a girl who can't cook or sew to save her life but likes manly men, and Asuka's attempts to keep his true self hidden from her.

While it's not quite a 'must read' shojo title like Fruits Basket or Ouran High School Host Club, Otomen is still an enjoyable enough read from what I got to experience, so it's a little sad to see it ending, but all series have to end some time. It's better for it to call it quits at a good place too rather than run on endlessly, and while I can't say for certain as I'm really behind on this title, a…

Anime Matsuri 2013

For all you otaku types living in Texas, specifically, the Huntsville, Conroe and Woodlands area; don't forget to start marking your calendar for the 2013 Anime Matsuri convention to be held at the Marriott in The Woodlands, March 29-31.

Among some of the scheduled guest to appear is Kyle Hebert, Mike McFarland, Erin Fitzgerald, and Kelly Hu... among others.

Unfortunately, I totally missed my chance to go this year, due to a sudden case of marriage, and husbandry. But I'm not gonna let that stop me next year.

So if any of you nerds, and otaku are in the area and are planning to attend, you just might see me there.

The Big 100k!

100,000 HITS!
It's been a long time in coming, but Western Otaku has finally reached its one hundred-thousandth hit early this morning, and were it not for this head-cold, I'd be doing cart-wheels around my house.
I can only say, thank you, thank you, thank you! It's because of the readers, the subscribers, and the followers that we been able to take our love of anime, manga, and almost all things J-Pop to the internet, and make waves in that vast sea of information, entertainment, and craziness.
In the two years we've been up and running, we've tried our hardest to maintain the philosophy of the American Otaku, and present our information, rants, reviews in an unashamed approach, to entertain, educate, and exacerbate our fellow fans.

It is our goal to continue to bring you more of this stuff, and as long as there are fans out there willing to read it, and make some comments, we'll keep shoveling it out.

From everyone here at WO, we thank you.

Anime Artisan - Mikami

In tribute of a pretty good classic manga series, and an anime series that reeks of retro... I'm talking of course about Ghost Sweeper Mikami.

It's about high brow professional exorcist Mikami, and her goon squad of assistants featuring a perv, and an actual ghost. C'mon, what could be more entertaining, or funny?

Anyway, feast your eyes on the lovely Mikami.

News & Stuff - 09/21/12

Well, there isn't that much in the way of news today, but I still wanted to make mention of a few things that might not be deserving of a full on post.

Well, A-1 Pictures is going to be releasing a new anime October 2nd, called From The New World" based on the suspense novel by YĆ«suke Kishi, and it's to be headed up by Masashi Ishihama (Read or Die), and takes place in the future... the far future, where people have telekinesis and stuff, and... I'm not sure why exactly it's going to be pimp, but because A-1 Pictures is making it, then it's got to be good. Well, I think so anyway, as they haven't let me down in the past several anime they've produced.

You can check out the 30 second promo for it below.


Another anime that is getting the promo treatment, is the shojo anime Say I Love You, and is looking like it might shape up to be a pretty interesting show.

Basically, it's the story of a 16 year old girl that hasn't had a boyfriend, or even a f…

Nakaimo (My Little Sister Is Among Them) - 13th Ep

Well, this just in a few days after I write up a small review-ish sort of thing on it, but anyway... apparently the thirteenth episode of My Little Sister Is Among Them is going to be packed and bundled with a volume of the manga after the show has ended its broadcast... which means—I guess—that the final episode isn't going to be the final episode after all, and that like Oreimo they are going to go with an additional ending or better ending...

All I know is that Oreimo had me wanting to punch someone for all those false ends. I sure hope to hell we don't have to endure that this time around with this show.

But then, I'm liking this show way more than I did Oreimo and that's all that really matters. So I could stand another twenty episodes, as long as it means more panties and boobs... er... um. Yeah.