Xel’s Top 10 Anime Openings

 Mirai Nikki - Kuusou Mesorogiwi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbqykQH1ZME Mirai Nikki is so incredibly stupid, yet I loved every minute of it. It's a trainwreck of a story in which the most extreme of solutions is the first solution. But sometimes the best thing you can do is stop giving a fuck and enjoy the ride. How can … Continue reading Xel’s Top 10 Anime Openings

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Can Evangelion 3.00+1.00 live up to expectations?

5 years later and I still can’t believe how incredibly pissed off I am about Evangelion: 3.0. After so many years and one, Hideaki Anno directed Godzilla film later, we've finally gotten some news regarding Evangelion 3.0+1.0. in the form of a new poster. The thing is, while I'm definitely going to watch 3.0+1.0 the … Continue reading Can Evangelion 3.00+1.00 live up to expectations?

Was Gundam doomed to fail in America?

Gundam Wing is synonymous with any anime fan who grew up watching Toonami. It was our first real exposure to Mobile Suit Gundam in the west, introducing us to the wonderful world of bishounen pilots, political strife, and the king of all giant robots: Gundams. It was an instant hit, debuting on March 6th, 2000. … Continue reading Was Gundam doomed to fail in America?

Breaking down Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen

  Warning -Spoilers Ahoy!- Before we get into the thick of it, I need to state that I loved the film... for the most part. It is a lavishly animated cacophony of chaos. There are few anime films that dare to stray so far from what made the stylings of the original. Yet Kizumonogatari is … Continue reading Breaking down Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen

Xel’s Seasonal Anime Wrapup – Spring 2017 (Part 3)

Eromanga-sensei (6/10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzBk9alIqPI I admit I liked Oreimo. I don’t know what people were expecting. It spells out its premise right there in its title! There was nowhere to go but the incest ending! Even If I’m still salty about best girl KuroNeko’s abuse in the series, I still liked it. Fushimi Tsukasa continues his … Continue reading Xel’s Seasonal Anime Wrapup – Spring 2017 (Part 3)

Xel’s Seasonal Anime Wrapup – Spring 2017 (Part 2)

Tsugumomo (7/10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TREz97CPTQ It’s your typical action series with a heavy emphasis on ecchi. My biggest complaint is just how generic most of the character designs are. Kazuya has one of the most copy-paste protagonist design you'll ever see. But at least the fight scenes made up for it, with some very impressive animation. The … Continue reading Xel’s Seasonal Anime Wrapup – Spring 2017 (Part 2)

Netflix, please stop buying exclusive anime streaming rights

It was recently announced that Fate / Apocrypha is going to be released exclusively on Netflix in America, on November 7th. No, Netflix. I’m not going to wait four months to watch a show everyone else is watching weekly. This is what happens when a streaming company gets involved in a medium they don’t understand. … Continue reading Netflix, please stop buying exclusive anime streaming rights

Xel’s Seasonal Anime Wrapup – Spring 2017 (Part 1)

I haven’t been this critical about an anime season in a long, long time. Generally, I have always given out 7’s across the board, but there was no way that was happening this time. I’m afraid I’m starting to grow into the elitist mentality I’ve always hated. Ever since getting into seasonal anime back in … Continue reading Xel’s Seasonal Anime Wrapup – Spring 2017 (Part 1)

Anime Memories: FLCL and Season 2 Trailer!

Sometimes, you watch something at just the right moment in your life. For years I had watched anime, but it always felt so distant. No, I was never going to be a superhuman martial artist, a magical girl, or pilot my own giant robot. As cool as everything I watched was, it was hard to … Continue reading Anime Memories: FLCL and Season 2 Trailer!