Anime’s Surge In Popularity, and Why You Should Watch It

Anime is generally defined as any animation that is produced in the country of Japan. It has a rich history, going back as far as 1910-1917, when the first animators had their start, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that it exploded onto the scene with the rise of shows like Dragon Ball Z and […]

Anime Movie Trailer: Beauty of Mamoru Hosada’s BELLE Lives Up to Its Name

The Belle of the Ball Buckle up animation geeks, creative genius Momoru Hosada’s next film Ryu to Sobakasu no Hime (“The Dragon and the Freckled Princess”), or simply Belle, is just around the corner! First announced in December 2020, Hosada’s Studio Chizu has officially set its to release to July of 2021. Belle marks Hosada’s […]

Winter Anime Wrap Up: You Need to Watch Heaven’s Design Team

Have you been desperate for a rush of endorphins to lift your zombie brain out of its quarantine haze? Perchance you’ve been craving a sprinkling of some good ole’ wonky Japanese humor to break up your monotonous life? Or maybe you are a disgruntled employee in need of reprieve from dealing with the all-too-vague demands […]

Rohil Reviews 2000s Anime: Gantz

Gantz All Ages of Geek

Gantz is Studio Gonzo’s 2004 sci-fi, cosmic horror-fueled action spectacle. Adapted from Hiroya Oku’s manga, Gantz is directed by Ichiro Itano and written by Masashi Sogo. The 26-episode run follows teenagers Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, who are mangled and dismembered attempting to save a stranger from an oncoming train.  The two wake up in […]

Rohil Reviews 2000s Anime: Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent All Ages of Geek

Paranoia Agent is Studio Madhouse’s 2004 psychological thriller and character drama helmed by revolutionary anime director Satoshi Kon. The 13-episode run initially follows Tsukiko Sagi, an anxiety-ridden character designer responsible for the mascot Maromi — a pink doggo with a disproportionately large head. A totally adorbs, yet undeniably tragic cranium situation.  As pressure builds on […]

Rohil Reviews 2000s Anime: Tenjou Tenge

Tenjou Tenge All Ages of Geek

Tenjou Tenge (天上天下, Tenjō Tenge, lit. “The Heaven and The Earth”), is studio Madhouse’s cut-throat 2004 anime release. The 24-episode run centers around the Juken Club students at Toudou Academy, a high school founded on the integration of martial arts into the daily curriculum — and I say “martial arts” in the loosest way possible […]

Eizouken: The Joy of Creation

Eizouken All Ages of Geek

Contains spoilers for Episode 1 of Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!  This is perhaps one of the best viewing experiences I’ve ever had in the first episode of an anime. The episode left me with a smile on my face the entire time because it hit me hard in the nostalgia spots.  Why? […]

Iyashikei: Gems of Anime

Iyashikei All Ages of Geek

Iyashieki.  Whether or not they know it, this is a subgenre of anime that most fans know and many can probably recall their first experience with it. Why is that? Perhaps we should back up and ask what “iyashikei” is first. Iyashikei is a Japanese word that means “healing” and, according to TV Tropes, is […]