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Announcements

February 2014

  • 02/26: Site performance should be drastically improved compared to recent weeks.

May 2013

  • 05/04: Zephyr will be preoccupied with real-life priorities in the upcoming two weeks. Some of his shows will be covered by other writers in the meantime, while others will be covered when he returns.

March 2013

December 2012

  • 12/26: All shows carrying over to winter are on a one-week break, & will return starting Jan 4th. PSYCHO-PASS & Robotics;Notes will return starting Jan 10th.
    There will be no end of season podcast for fall. We hope to bring them back starting next season.

November 2012

  • 12/10: The posts for the next episode of Jormungand and Zetsuen no Tempest will be double-posted with the following week’s episode due to Zephyr’s real-life priorities.

November 2012

  • 11/29: There will be no fall mid-season podcast due to real-life priorities.

October 2012

  • 10/03: Streaming clips have been removed from the site to make it more compliant with fair use. Thank you for your understanding.

August 2012

  • 08/31: The site map is fixed. The WordPress upgrade back in June had broken the code.

May 2012

  • 05/03: Almost all the OP/ED videos for the spring season should be up now. They can be found in their respective posts.

April 2012

  • 04/24: For those interested in submitting a design for an RC t-shirt, please see Takaii’s post.

February 2012

  • 02/28: I’m sure everyone’s noticed my later than usual posts by now. I’ll have an update on my plans going forward later this week.
  • 02/06: The site’s speed is back to normal. Thank you for your patience for the past few days.
  • 02/03: The site’s speed is being throttled because it hit its bandwidth cap for the past month. I’m looking into alleviating this in the next while. Thank you for your patience.

December 2011

November 2011

  • 11/16: I’m also testing a social media plugin for Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Please vote up any posts that you like. There’s a small hit to page load speed, so I may remove it from the home page.
  • 11/15: I’m giving a comment rating system another trial run. I need to experiment with Like/Dislike thresholds to determine a good number before good comments are highlighted and bad comments are hidden. Please note that there’s a short delay before votes show up due to caching. Any feedback is appreciated.
  • 11/06: A reminder that Shinryaku!? Ika Musume is on break again this week. Episode 6 will air on 11/14.

October 2011

  • 10/24: A reminder that Shinryaku!? Ika Musume is on break this week. This is to allow other stations’ broadcasts to catch up. Episode 5 will air on 10/31.
  • 10/19: Recent Comments will now display <spoiler> instead of a comment excerpt if spoiler tags are found. Comments in Manga entries won’t show up at all anymore.
  • 10/14: Takaii’s posts will be delayed a bit this weekend as he’s out of town until Sunday.
  • 10/08: The first showing of Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam- was a special featuring Toyosaki Aki, Yuuki Aoi, and Kayano Ai. Episode one premieres next week.
  • 10/06: New Ben-To and Mirai Nikki PV and CMs added to the Fall 2011 Preview.
  • 10/05: New Guilty Crown promo video added to the Fall 2011 Preview.
  • 10/04: New UN-GO promo video added to the Fall 2011 Preview.
  • 10/01: Fall season poll results are in. Please see the Polls Archive.

September 2011

August 2011

  • 08/18: Divine will likely have to drop coverage of several shows due to work. Stay tuned. See here.
  • 08/12: Ro-Kyu-Bu is also on break.
  • 08/10: Weekly Shounen Jump (i.e. Bleach/Naruto) is on break this week, likely due to Obon. BLOOD-C and Mawaru Penguindrum are on break as well.

July 2011

  • 07/19: For those wondering, the new banner is Production I.G’s upcoming noitaminA series, Guilty Crown, that will be airing this fall. I’ve received quite a few e-mails asking about it, so I figured an announcement was in order.
  • 07/10: A fairly noteworthy correction has been made to the Mawaru Penguindrum – 01 post. Please see it for further details.

June 2011

  • 06/30: New promo videos for Mawaru Penguindrum, Nurarihyon no Mago Sennen Makyou, and Sacred Seven added to the Summer 2011 Preview. A blogging schedule will be posted soon.
  • 06/27: Double-J has been added to the Summer 2011 Preview. If you haven’t already, please take a minute to vote in the season poll. It can be found in the sidebar.
  • 06/13: Prooof went home for the summer break and doesn’t have Internet access yet, so his posts will be delayed a bit longer.
  • 06/05: Takaii is away for the weekend, so A-Channel, Nichijou, and Hanasaku Iroha posts will be delayed a few days. Prooof has finals this week as well. Bleach and C posts will be out on Friday at the earliest.

May 2011

  • 05/20: Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on the site. If there’s anything you wish to communicate to me directly, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me.
  • 05/18: A new poll has been added to the sidebar for the monthly Retrospective Look posts. It would be much appreciated if you took a minute to provide some feedback.

April 2011

  • 04/13: A new C PV and its opening sequence have been added to the Spring 2011 Preview.
  • 04/11: Divine is really sick due to food poisoning. The March Retrospective Post is delayed because of it.
  • 04/02: The sidebar media player has been updated to spring 2011 OP/ED sequences.
  • 04/02: The air date for FREEZING’s twelfth and final episode has been moved to April 7th for AT-X, Chiba TV, and Tokyo MX.

March 2011

  • 03/31: A friendly April Fools reminder: Madoka Magica did not air.
  • 03/31: New PVs have been added to the Spring 2011 Preview for 30-Sai no Hoken Taiiku, A-Channel, Ao no Exorcist, DOG DAYS, Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji Hakairoku-hen, and STEINS;GATE. Promotional images have been updated for several shows as well.
  • 03/29: Episodes 11 & 12 of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka and Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season aired today, concluding both series.
  • 03/27: A new poll has been added to the sidebar to get some reader feedback on me (Divine) possibly taking the upcoming spring season off. Your input is appreciated.
  • 03/25: GOSICK’s spring special was half recap, but showed scenes from upcoming episodes where Grevil has a normal hairstyle. It also featured a cast talk portion with Eguchi Takuya, Yuuki Aoi, Kano Yui, and Shitaya Noriko, a talk with author Sakuraba Kazuki, plus a message from yoshiki*lisa.
  • 03/23: More date changes have been added to the Spring 2011 Preview. Most notably, Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san and Hen Zemi are now Friday shows, premiering on AT-X followed by Tokyo MX and BS11.
  • 03/23: The daily broadcast of Moshidora this month is likely cancelled, but the series will be airing weekly in spring. An entry has been added to the season preview (along with new PVs) and the poll.
  • 03/22: A new Seikon no Qwaser II PV has been added to the Spring 2011 Preview.
  • 03/21: All series should be returning to their normal broadcast schedules this week except for Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. GOSICK will be airing a “spring special”. Episode 11 will be shown on 04/01. Please see this post for more details.
  • 03/13: Due to the disastrous earthquake in Japan, many shows are being postponed. There are no definitive dates on when they will be re-aired. The Red Cross and various relief groups are accepting donations. Crunchyroll is matching donations as well, up to $5000.
  • 03/01: A post views plug-in has been added. Please note it will only have data collected from today onwards, so totals on anything already posted will be inaccurate.

February 2011

  • 02/10: The broadcast of the two noitaminA shows, FRACTALE and Hourou Musuko, is on break this week. Episode five of both shows will air next week on Feb. 17th.
  • 02/06: Prooof will be taking over regular coverage of Hourou Musuko.

January 2011

  • 01/28: Kiiragi has decided drop regular coverage of Hourou Musuko after realizing it’s not a series he has much to say about on a weekly basis. The Winter 2011 Schedule has been updated to reflect this.
  • 01/27: The shoutbox has been disabled because people have been carelessly using it to post spoilers from watching raws (even when they may not even fully understand them).

December 2010

November 2010

  • 11/21: It’s Suzuku’s birthday today, so he’ll be out celebrating it with some friends. You can all wish him a happy 18th in the shoutbox. This also means his STAR DRIVER and MM posts won’t be out until tomorrow at the earliest.
  • 11/14: I’m giving an IRC channel a trial run, so feel free to join me and the other writers at #randomc@irc.rizon.net if you want to converse more casually about anime and whatnot. You’ll need an IRC client or you can use the web-based one here.

October 2010

  • 10/30: Suzuku won’t be covering Togainu no Chi. After further evaluating how many shows he can handle with his real life schedule, three appears to be the maximum for him at the moment. Two to three shows are all that’s really expected a new writer can take on at once.
  • 10/27: STAR DRIVER has not been dropped. Suzuku is just taking his sweet time with it but should have a post on episodes 2-4 out later today. He’s also supposed to be covering Togainu no Chi. Other blogging updates can be found in the Fall 2010 Schedule, including how Kiiragi has dropped the One Piece anime, and Prooof has dropped Nurarihyon no Mago due to lack of interest.
  • 10/23: Despite only premiering last week, Fuji TV has already postponed airing Kuragehime for a week. Episode two will air on 10/28.
  • 10/11: The PHP threading issue I’ve been tackling for the past day should be resolved now. Please leave a shout if the site is loading much quicker for you.

September 2010

  • 09/28: TBS has postponed airing Amagami SS this week, pushing episode 14 back to 10/07. The Naruto manga is also taking a week off for Kishimoto Masashi‘s one-shot manga “Bench”, which will be up against various other top shounen mangaka’s one-shots. Among them is Toriyama Akira, the creator of Dragon Ball whom he was influenced by.
  • 09/19: The shoutbox has been temporarily disabled to see if the server issues are related to it. It may be causing problems if people are constantly refreshing the site in expectation of the season preview.

August 2010

  • 08/28: I’m giving a shoutbox a trial run, so feel free to leave a comment about anything, such as my random song of the moment. It’s a good way to leave a general message too. You can find it on the sidebar on every page.
  • 08/20: CBC suspended their broadcast of Mitsudomoe last week, so Tokyo MX is now the first station to air the series on Sundays. The Summer 2010 Schedule has been updated to reflect this change.
  • 08/08: Some posts will be delayed a bit this week due to real life commitments, starting with GIANT KILLING and SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~ today. This only pertains to my (Divine’s) posts.

July 2010

  • 07/17: As some people may have already heard, four TV Tokyo shows had their upcoming episodes leaked onto YouTube on Wednesday. I’ve already watched Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin episode three because of it, but will hold off blogging about it until the normal broadcast on Monday for HD screen caps.
  • 07/08: Episode totals in the Summer 2010 Preview have been updated for various series based on information from reliable Japanese sources. Additional totals will be added as I come across them.
  • 07/02: Both the Summer 2010 Preview and the Summer 2010 Schedule have been updated to take into account an earlier broadcast of Mitsudomoe on CBC, shifting it to a Friday show that premieres today.

June 2010

  • 06/30: The 100 post mark has been reached for the month of June, setting a new site record!
  • 06/23: The Summer 2010 Preview has been updated with new promo videos for The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~, Seikimatsu Occult Academy, and STRIKE WITCHES 2.
  • 06/22: Angel Beats episode 12 preview video is up. I’ve added additional comments about it in the post, seeing as it’s the one for the series finale.
  • 06/21: A preview option has been added for comments to help reduce the number of mistyped spoiler tags. It’s going through a bit of a trial run at the moment, so any feedback is appreciated.
  • 06/19: A new promotion video for Asobi ni Iku yo has been added to the Summer 2010 Preview. It looks great too, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested in the upcoming series.
  • 06/15: Angel Beats episode 11 preview video is up.
  • 06/13: The three-week early broadcast premiere of SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~ was today. I’ll likely have a post about it in the coming days, but it’s not a priority right now. For those wondering, a Summer 2010 Preview is in the works, which I’ve been trying to devote time to at every opportunity.
  • 06/11: A new poll has been added to the sidebar below in regards to the current spring anime season. Feel free to provide your input at your leisure.
  • 06/10: The server issues should be resolved now. The status will be monitored for the next while just to be certain. Thank you again for being patient in this matter.
  • 06/09: As you’ve probably already noticed, there have been intermittent server issues in the past couple of days. The problem is being looked into, so thank you for your patience.
  • 06/07: Angel Beats episode 10 preview video is up.
  • 06/01: Angel Beats episode 9 preview video is up.

May 2010

  • 05/24: All Angel Beats posts have been retroactively updated with previews from the official website, which contain actual scenes from the next episode. Be sure to check out this week’s one for episode nine.
  • 05/23: The Angel Beats OP/ED single appears to be “available” ahead of its scheduled May 26th release. See the sidebar for a preview of the full versions of the songs. Included is also the full version of Durarara OP2 “Complication”, which is slated for a June 2nd release.

April 2010

  • 04/29: There are no manga releases from Shounen Jump this week since it’s Golden Week in Japan.
  • 04/23: There were some intermittent server-side issues earlier, but things appear to have stabilized now.
  • 04/19: The About page has been updated.
  • 04/14: The image plug-in has been updated to work on text links within posts, meaning they won’t open in a new tab anymore.
  • 04/10: A poll has been added regarding Sunday shows this season on the sidebar below. It would be much appreciated if you can spare a minute of your time to vote.