The Untold Story of Altair & Vega seeks to get to the heart of as many matters as possible, using as many words as possible, with anime as its vehicle. If the journey to enlightenment were a trip down the river of knowledge, Japanese cartoons are the boat in which we row.

Here is our latest in shipbuilding.

[HorribleSubs] Shirobako - 11 [720p]_Dec 19, 2014 7.56.33 PM

Shirobako’s Glossary, with Pictures and Annotations

This is the beginning of a detailed survey into the politics of anime production insofar as they produce an organic dialectic of aesthetic appreciations circumstantiated by author-centri——nah, I can’t do that.

[Vivid] Amagi Brilliant Park - 01 [3AEAF3B3]_Oct 11, 2014 2.08.47 PM

Amagi Pretty Brilliant Park

Good lord, that title. Not even Isuzu’s impressed with it. Well, she’s a hard nut to crack, anyway…

I’m Just Dere for the Music: Harem Elements in The Idolm@ster


A harem anime doesn’t always have to mean that there’s a hapless idiot constantly falling into different girls’ breasts. And some of the best anime-story tricks that come from harem genre series can be repurposed for something a little less clichéd.

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