Anime Primer: Chihayafuru

“Naniwazuni Sakuyakonohana Fuyugomori Imawoharubeto Sakuyakonohana…” Stillness and silence but for the recital of the first half of an 800-year old poem intoned in a sing-song chant. An explosion of movement, and then all is still once again, until the next verse is...

Anime Primer: Sword Art Online

What would you do if you suddenly discovered that your favorite video game – normally an avenue for escapism and cathartic release – had real-world consequences for each of your actions? What if it’s your own life on the line, and if you die in-game, your real life is...

Anime Primer: Bodacious Space Pirates

They are known by many names: Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers, Corsairs, Raiders, Filibusters, Freebooters. Their modus operandi is pretty much the same across the board: independent acts of robbery or violence, typically taking place on the sea, committed by one...
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A-Kon Reviews

A-Kon is now doing reviews of some of your favorite anime, manga, books, and movies in our Blog section, The Good, The Bad, the WTF!? Our initial focus will be anime, manga, and items related to them, but we hope to expand to all of our fans’ favorite media,...