Key Announces Angel Beats!, Fans Ponder Heroine…


Key, creators of famous visual novels such as Clannad and Kanon, has announced a new visual novel project, entitled Angel Beats!

The game will have characters designed by artist Na-Ga, and a surprise return storyline by senior writer Maeda Jun (Little Busters!, etc.).

Fans have immediately noticed something strangely familiar about the design of the main female character:

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  • GHS commented on June 1, 2009 14:24

    Oh ya, there was also Planetarian, that wasn't ero either. But it was pretty short compared to their other games, so I don't really think it counts.... More

  • GHS commented on June 1, 2009 14:22

    Anime, eh. Heh, too bad, I was hoping it'd be another game along with Rewrite. Well I guess this is good too. And hey, maybe Key will make it into a game down the road.... More

Sengoku Basara: Two for the Price of One


Sengoku jidai anime Sengoku Basara recently aired, and observers soon noticed some very strange differences between two of the broadcast versions.

Rather than the usual censorship differences, it appears for some inscrutable reason broadcasters CBC and TBS have each acquired their own not so subtly different version of the anime…

2ch provides a detailed comparison below.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 18, 2009 13:53

    It would be awesome if they were two alternate universes. So right now it's just some differences in the expressions, just to point out the slight differences in the characters' personalities (somber characters look more... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 17, 2009 20:13

    TBS is GAR. fuck you CBC.... More

Atelier Rorona Total Lolification


The eleventh game in the Atelier series of alchemy/crafting/cooking RPGs, ロロナのアトリエ / Rorona no Atelier, set to be a PS3 “exclusive”, has attracted note for the gorgeous 2D and 3D art on display, but also for the rather amusing differences between the 2D and 3D characters: somewhere along the way they have been reduced in age by ten years or so…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 23, 2010 23:06

    ish so loliness...... More

  • Zelgadis4tw commented on March 23, 2009 07:21

    Indeed, either/or would have been best :/... More



This rather spectacular image is by not terribly well known illustrator ぎん太 / Ginta, who has a number of similarly appealing images to his credit; the above image seems strangely familiar, but appears to be original…

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  • Anonymous commented on November 22, 2009 10:30

    Mmh.. I like their expressions. Even when they're blushing... Very coy.... More

  • Bastille commented on March 18, 2009 16:34

    That looks grey/sandy-blonde to you? I think its time you get a new monitor. Not to mention Sakuya pads, there's no way she'd be like that.... More

Alicia Breast Inflation



Martial anime Valkyria Chronicles appears to be pursuing a policy of oppai enlargement in its character design, with several characters receiving augmentation, not least of all Alicia, above.

Whether this is a good liberty to take or not is a matter of personal preference, but most will agree that the actual anime screens coming to light so far (below) seem to hint at Asread-like levels of quality:

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  • kenjiharima commented on March 12, 2009 13:57

    no only the beast but the troops became women as well in the anime version.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 12, 2009 09:00

    Look at the other pictures out there, they're no bigger... it's just the angle on that one picture. It is, however, pretty gay that the town guard are like five year olds now.... More

Valkyria Chronicles Game vs Anime



The character designs for the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles anime have been made public, and comparing them to the CG originals from the original PS3 RPG (on the left) reveals some subtle changes in style.

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  • commented on November 30, 2011 01:48

    The game is much better than the anime. Not only do they have more time to tell the story, but the personality of the baker chick is a lot more interesting in the game.... More

  • Lelouch_Lemperouge commented on June 17, 2011 10:29

    ANIME is better!... More

Code Geass R2 DVD vs TV: Massive Revisions Evident


The DVD version of Code Geass R2 episode 18 (volume 7) has been roundly hailed by fans as an exemplary case of a DVD release being done right – the episode brings the animation quality up to a uniformly high level, where previously some doubts were in evidence amongst fans as to the quality.

The comparison above, courtesy of 2ch, shows the changes in excruciating detail.

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  • zer0nix commented on July 22, 2009 09:13

    quite the contrary; the white guy with blonde hair gained chinky eyes with this revision. massive fail imho, and i'm a chink :(... More

  • zer0nix commented on July 22, 2009 09:09

    unfortunately, some of the pictures on the left show people who don't even look like people anymore; the renderings go from appalling to 'BLURGH' .... More

Star Ocean 4: English Version Dumps Anime for CG


It seems Japanese RPG publishers are convinced the western gamer will never have any truck with funny Chinese cartoons, for we hear that upcoming oppai RPG Star Ocean 4 will be stripping out plenty of its anime visuals in favour of Final Fantasy-esque computer graphics, which when combined with the completely English dub will help spare the American consumer the distaste of having to deal with anything too foreign.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 26, 2010 14:09

    Do you guys know that the ps3 game actually have both the CG AND 2D interface. As well as English AND Japanese voices + subtitles in like 5 diffrent languages including English.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 16, 2010 22:18

    There's a fine line between aesthetics and something looking so far out of place. There are people here who think the graphics themselves look horribly out of place because they grossly mismatch the artwork. That's... More

White Album: Eroge, Manga, Anime & PS3 Compared


Musical anime White Album has a long history, starting off as an adult game by Aquaplus, and being adapted into a manga, an anime and a PS3 visual novel.

The character designs show some notable changes throughout:

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  • Anonymous commented on November 18, 2009 16:19

    the vidya games are always better fsn gaem >> animay... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 23, 2009 18:57

    I'd go with the PC because of it's an eroge... More

K-On! KyoAni-ficaton


Four panel manga けいおん! / K-On! (by Kakifly) is set to receive an anime adaptation, due to air in the spring, and handled by none other than Kyoto Animation.

Their usual illustrative style permeates the character design noticeably; above you see the original, below is the anime version:

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  • Anonymous commented on September 17, 2010 04:32

    Wow so this is where the whole K-on thing started huh? Wow its almost sad how big it got and it ended poof.... More

  • unicogirl commented on April 7, 2009 12:44

    Hmm I wish the animation and character design didn't look like Kannagi. It seems like Japanese animators have a hard time keeping design quality with frame rate. Kyo Ani sacrificed design quality and detail, to have smoother... More


The latest issue of Shonen Jump reveals an amusing new character in Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy XIII, an afro-donning, dual pistol wielding man whose hair is apparently large enough to serve as living space for his pet chibi chocobo: サッズ・カッツロイ / Sazh Katzroy.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2010 23:49

    this is cool, we need more black people to represent in the anime/game verse ;)... More

  • savantique commented on February 26, 2010 20:02

    "Racism is a state of mind, my man. ^^" Tell that to the doctors who orchestrated the Tuskegee project. One would think as old as you claim to be, you'd know better than to think it's... More

Market Forces Moe: GeGeGe no Kitarou


This is the prosaically named Nekomusume from very long running anime franchise ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 / GeGeGe no Kitarou; the number indicates the season, and a movie version is also pictured.

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  • Carrot_Glace commented on August 22, 2010 01:48

    Live action version is so very cute...... More

  • KuroNii commented on May 6, 2010 18:58

    I'm sorry, but the image labeled #! is just creepy. #3 isn't too bad, and #4 and #5 seem to be pretty nice.... More

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