Newly airing Kugyu anime Aria the Scarlet Ammo (or Hidan no Aria) has been panned for a total lack of originality and a story which “feels as though a middle schooler slapped it together,” with the presence of ample service, heavily armed schoolgirls and Rie Kugimiya seemingly unable to save it – although similar criticisms were levelled at Infinite Stratos, an anime which went on to enjoy blockbuster sales…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 6, 2013 17:18

    you guys on sancom never cease to amaze me by making such brilliant debates. while all i can say for my arguement is potato. potato.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 22, 2011 11:41

    Bah a simple loli copy pasta of Phamton and Gunslinger Girl. Now the stupid tsunderes ruin the good name of that style of anime.... More

“Ano Hi Mita Hana” Anal Anime


Continuing the trend for anime with inconveniently long names, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (“We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day”) has aired to a very positive reception.

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  • Musashi75 commented on April 20, 2013 05:59

    ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ disaproved by PeDoBeAr... More

  • Satonaka commented on April 17, 2011 08:41

    Quite possibly one of the best opening episodes this season right next to Deadman Wonderland. Im a fan of Hanasaku Iroha from less than 5 min into the episode personally but this episode just won me... More

Foo Midori


Foo Midori‘s gorgeous art has graced a wide variety of games and novels, and presented with her spectacular works it is not hard to see why.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 2, 2011 17:30

    i wish he drew some warhammer 40k fan art asian anime style...... More

  • PrinceHeir commented on March 27, 2011 03:08

    awesome art :D... More


The latest instalment in the increasingly moribund Haruhi series, The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya, has finally been dated.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 27, 2010 10:33

    The Masturbation of Haruhi Suzumiya", "The Tentacle Fun with Haruhi Suzumiya", "The Pregnancy of Haruhi Suzumiya"... I would buy all of them!... More

  • XxXFl0oD3RXxX commented on December 26, 2010 20:17

    Fina-FUCKING-lly! >:D... More

“Anime is Running Out of Ideas”


The anime industry has completely run out of ideas of its own and is being forced to plunder manga at an ever increasing pace to make up for it, runs a recent critique.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 1, 2011 15:11

    I love that shit... More

  • TyRANT commented on September 25, 2010 16:18

    It's pretty late to say here, but I'm pretty sure mikan means orange, am I wrong?... More


The prequel novel to top-selling anime Bakemonogatari, titled Kizumonogatari, has received the long-sought confirmation for an animated adaptation.

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  • Chen-04 commented on February 22, 2013 22:43

    When the fuck will this be released? o___o... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 20, 2012 04:20

    In the second season she talks. It was called Nisenmonogatari though.... More

Dengeki Still At It



Dengeki’s unrivalled reputation for employing and even awarding prizes to flagrant plagiarists continues to worsen, with yet another major incident – in this case actually involving a well known title, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (pictured with a pool cue above).

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  • Anonymous commented on January 20, 2011 08:14

    Too bad that Shaa does better picture overall.... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 19, 2010 13:34

    isn't that Rio chick in that crappy DOAX game for PSP?... More


Major publisher Dengeki have apologised and withdrawn all copies of a light novel which 2ch discovered plagiarised “Baka to Test” in the most egregious manner imaginable, reproducing entire passages with minor changes in wording and even copying the author’s postscript address to readers.

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  • Hong Xiang Yue commented on May 4, 2012 12:28

    Ore to Kanojo ga Maoh to Yuusha de Seitokaichou = Unofficial Baka to Test "spin-off"... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 4, 2010 10:01

    Really, we need a combo breaker; although it's the same without one.... More

A Certain Character Comparison


Once again the huge variation in character design between the various media and characters of the “To Aru” franchise is the subject of analysis by fans – from left to right they are the original Index light novels, the Index manga, the Railgun manga, the Index anime and the Railgun anime.

The sexy comparison:

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  • Anonymous commented on April 28, 2010 18:40

    There's nothing that I want more than good translations of the light novels. It's a bit bothersome to see how much the characters were changed in the manga vs. the original material.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 28, 2010 09:58

    Wrong, she appears in the SS novels.... More

The 20 Faces of Misaka Mikoto


Mikoto fans have been busy researching and comparing the various differences in character design/animation apparent between different production staff for the anime, yielding up a quite surprising comparison image.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 1, 2011 02:59

    Tōma Kamijō has seen most of her anger faces and some cute side of Misaka.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 30, 2010 11:23

    I third the motion.... More

New Haruhi Novel Finally Here


The flagging hopes of Haruhi fans have been jolted into overly optimistic paroxysms of ecstacy with the news that light novel rag The Sneaker will be publishing part of the new Haruhi novel, Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyougaku / 涼宮ハルヒの驚愕 (The Shock of Suzumiya Haruhi), in its next issue.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 16, 2010 03:50

    And ofcourse now there's gonna be an 11th novel... well atleast Asakura's back... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 28, 2010 01:35

    Hahaha, great trolling :) ... More

Light Novel Author Rages at P2P: “Stop P2P! It’s Sacrilege!”


An award winning light novel author coming upon their work being illegally shared online has condemned those who share works online as committing an act of “sacrilege” against authors, whilst encouraging readers to use libraries or second-hand bookshops instead…

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  • Chen-04 commented on July 27, 2013 17:23

    "and video game companies prefer you buy new copies, they generally don't object to the second-hand market." Ahahaha, that's just because they can't do shit about it. XBone tried to kill off second-hand market and we... More

  • Chen-04 commented on July 27, 2013 17:21

    "Second hand copies create new sales that otherwise would not have occurred." No they don't. I don't need to give my money to someone else for it to be able to buy stuff. I can just... More

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