Shonen Jump Round Up: Bleach 617 and One Piece 778

Welcome to the first installment of AniTAY's newest series, the Shonen Jump Round Up. Here we'll take an in-depth look at the most recent chapters of the magazine's biggest titles. In time we'll expand this to cover other magazines and other on-going series, but for now we'll be sticking to the biggest names in the… » 2/26/15 11:15am Thursday 11:15am

Bulk up or stretch it out: spacing serialized stories

I've been thinking a lot about Bleach lately, which (as some of you may know) can be a pretty painful experience. Once upon a time, it was one of my favorite stories in serialization, with a large cast of compelling heroes and villains. Ever since the story started pulling Deus Ex Machina out of its ass like it's… » 2/25/15 1:30pm Wednesday 1:30pm

The dark energy thing from Mass Effect turned an awesome and (semi-)scientific ending into one that just didn't really make sense. Rumor is the idea was scrapped because a version of the ending leaked online and BioWare wanted to surprise people. Maybe that's conjecture, but if it's the truth, it's a damn shame. The… » 2/11/15 10:32am 2/11/15 10:32am

I think the saddest thing for fans of the series is how obvious and complete Red Eagle Entertainment's inability to ever deliver a quality product is. I mean, their website is literally a single press release. What reputable company in any industry can get away with that? That alone is proof they can't handle managing… » 2/09/15 3:31pm 2/09/15 3:31pm

My, my, but I do love seeing this game being talked about. I have some tips of my own if Luke doesn't mind! First some background: I've started with this game about ten years ago with the first edition. In the three years this edition has been out, My college friends and I have played this game literally hundreds of… » 1/14/15 8:47pm 1/14/15 8:47pm

Oddly enough, even anything goes isn't anything goes. They've banned some infinite game move-sets and a couple other things. Still, I don't even know what kind of chaos will rise out of that roiling pit of Pokemon. I've heard that a certain Numel (a basic pokemon!) build has been killing it in anything goes! » 12/04/14 2:12pm 12/04/14 2:12pm

Lumpy Space Princess Writes Awful Fan-Fiction, And It's Fantastic

In the third gender-swapped episode of Adventure Time, Fionna and Cake take a backseat to the supremely important savior of candy-king: Lumpy Space Prince. I mean, holy shit — have you seen his eyes? Those things are like crystal mirrors of flawless beauty. I was even hoping that watching this episode would make LSP… » 6/28/14 3:24am 6/28/14 3:24am

Things Could Be Far Worse Than Ben Affleck As Batman

When Ben Affleck was given the role of Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, the Internet didn't seem thrilled (though he handled the controversy well). Still, what few seemed to realize is that there could be worse actors to play Batman. FOX's Animation Domination High-Def shows us what a future full of other… » 6/23/14 12:31pm 6/23/14 12:31pm

Jake Doesn't Handle Being Rich Well On This Week's Adventure Time

I'm not sure why I haven't been leading every recap with the wonderful episode art each week, but we'll just pretend I always have been. Anyway, "Furniture & Meat" was a pretty solid episode despite not having much to do with this season's story. It does, however, finally address that boatload of gold Finn and Jake… » 6/21/14 8:53pm 6/21/14 8:53pm

Pixar's Next Short Isn't Out For A Year, But It Sounds Fantastic

It's safe to say that Pixar shorts are a cherished thing. Whenever they come out with a new one, animation fans rejoice at the simple beauty of the short-form storytelling. Fans also have high-expectations, too, as there hasn't ever been a bad short yet. Well, Pixar doesn't intend to disappoint, appointing veteran… » 6/20/14 3:39pm 6/20/14 3:39pm

Someone Finally Figured Out Why The Belcher's Are So Poor

On Bob's Burgers, everything is always about how poor the family is (or how awesome Louise is). They never have enough rent, or it always ends up getting spent or stolen. It's a situation many of us can relate to, though the show never makes an effort to actually explain just why the Belcher family is so poor. Is it… » 6/19/14 5:02pm 6/19/14 5:02pm

When Would Disney Princesses Bite It If They Lived In Westeros?

Most Disney movies project a world that is far different from Game of Thrones' Westeros. Still, there is royalty in both, and it's interesting to think about what would happen if these young women were dropped into a grittier world. Would they rise to the ranks as master-manipulators, or would they be murdered through… » 6/19/14 4:48pm 6/19/14 4:48pm

Gravity Falls Is Back August 1 With Lots To Look Forward To

Disney's answer to the likes of Adventure Time and The Regular Show returns at the beginning of August for its second season. The new season will give the cast plenty to do, with new creatures to combat and plenty of weird stuff going on in the Mystery Shack. Specifically, Dipper and Mabel will continue unraveling the… » 6/17/14 8:03pm 6/17/14 8:03pm