Justin returns for a Twitter show! More Wind Rises chat, Space Adventure Cobra, the Spring season and more are chewed over.
The Mike Toole Show
- Holy Terra (Apr 7)
- The Last Five (Mar 24)
- Animation Appreciation (Mar 10)
- I've Got You, Man (Feb 24)
- Dropping the Ball on Anime (Feb 10)
- Anime Gets Sloppy (Jan 27)
- New Year's Resolution (Jan 13)
- Anime Sunday School (Dec 30)
- The Thing About My Dokes (Dec 16)
- The Box of Crap (Dec 2)
- Tales from the Bottom Shelf (Nov 18)
- Reed All About It (Nov 4)
- Killer Queens (Oct 21)
- Tiles Against Humanity (Oct 7)
- Back to School (Sep 23)
- Whatever Happened to Haruhi Suzumiya? (Sep 9)
- Yokoyama Watching Diary (Aug 26)
- Sakura Wars: What Is It Good For? (Aug 13)
- A Fist Tale (Jul 29)
- TAC-tical Withdrawal (Jul 15)
- Tatsumi's Testament (Jul 1)
- ADV, Unreleased (Jun 17)
- Tatsunoko Time (Jun 3)
- Why Did This Come Out? (May 6)
- Coming Up Short (Apr 22)
- Arms And The Fan (Apr 8)
- Out of Order (Mar 25)
- Mr. Smith Goes to Osaka (Mar 11)
- Decades of Decadence (Feb 25)
- Moe is the Key (Feb 11)
- Otaku no Video Room (Jan 28)
- Etranger in an Etrange Land (Jan 14)
- 2012: Well, That Happened, I Guess (Dec 31)
- Kawajiri Cavalcade (Dec 17)
- Holiday Gift Guide (Dec 3)
- Super Robot Island: Final (Nov 19)
- Live at Budo-Con (Nov 5)
- Can't Fight Fate (Oct 22)
- A Bit 'O Honey (Oct 8)
- More Than Meets The Eye (Sep 24)
- Best of Bandai (Sep 10)
- Done with Computers (Aug 27)
- Getting It Wrong (Aug 13)
- The Anime-lympics (Jul 30)
- Hey There, Sailor! (Jul 16)
- Unfinished Business (Jul 2)
- Wake Me Up Before You Shojo (Jun 18)
- A Leijiverse of Possibilities (Jun 4)
- Smash Hits of Korean Animation (May 28)
- A Column About Nothing (May 7)
- Wizards & Warriors (Apr 22)
- Poke-Matic (Mar 26)
- The Con That Failed (Mar 12)
- Rise of Super Robot Island (Feb 27)
- A Tale of Two Dubs (Feb 13)
- Ten Years Later (Jan 30)
- Revenge of the Special Edition (Jan 16)
- Manga in the USA (Jan 2)
- Two-Fisted Tales of Surgery (Dec 18)
- Saint Shingo (Dec 5)
- The Melancholy of Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Nov 21)
- War Stories (Nov 7)
- Anime... Or Not?! (Oct 24)
- ShopTales (Oct 10)
- Terminal Tominosis (Sep 26)
- The Least Essential Anime (Sep 12)
- Collect 'Em All (Aug 29)
- Cosplay Complex (Aug 15)
- Rintaro vs. Rintaro (Aug 1)
- Super Robot Island: Dork of the Moon (Jul 18)
- Shirow's Kids (Jul 4)
- Too Many Gokus! (Jun 20)
- Evangel-a-like (Jun 6)
- The Anniversary Special (May 23)
- The Spirit of '81 (May 9)
- Dezaki's Due (Apr 25)
- Ghibli Before Ghibli (Apr 11)
- Anime At The Movies (Mar 28)
It's not flawless, but Attack on Titan's dub is raw in the best way, successful at yanking out heartstrings and more impressively, maintaining the show's healthy sense of humor. The end result is one of the strongest dubs heard in many years.
Do screeners really sway critics to giving positive reviews? Is this the end of an era? Why can't you see the dub of Blue Dragon anywhere? And why are late night anime selling more on Blu-ray?
Jason checks out Hideki Ohwada's politically-charged mahjong manga, The Legend of Koizumi.
Yamato 2199 starts with a slow burn, but as the titular space battleship rises into space, the series finds its stride and only gains momentum.
In our second Space Dandy interview, Mike talks to Bahi JD, an animator who started with animated GIFs and wound up working on Kids on the Slope!
This week, Todd herds Kickstarters about hamsters, transhumanism, and pure chaos! Plus Freedom Wars, Oreshika, and an unoriginal take on Sega classics.
Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
One of the few anime biographies, Nitaboh is surprisingly formulaic for being a true story.
Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky is in fact about girls with no pants, but if you can get past that conceit, it's an enjoyable book. It's more of a fun diversion than a series to sink your teeth into, but it is also a good way into the franchise.
Deadman Wonderland is overall a very gripping series, at least in its first two volumes. The story is dystopian, frightening, and guaranteed to make you angry.