Rockmandash Rambles: Fate/stay night Hype!

Over the past few months, I've been writing about everything related to Fate/stay night, and everything in the Type Moon universe, in anticipation for it. While I have a review on Fate/stay night, it covers my thoughts on how good it is, with a brief section on my thoughts on my experience. I want to expand on my… » 9/28/14 6:00pm Sunday 6:00pm

Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?: Rockmandash's Ani-TAY Review

Whenever I see a comedy harem show, I immediately think it's one of two things: An enjoyable yet really stupid show that I can't help but love, or a show that's executed poorly. Today, we have Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?, a comedy harem adapted by Silver Link that just so happens to be the latter, but has hints of… » 9/27/14 7:44pm Saturday 7:44pm

Rockmandash Rambles: Fate/Zero Revisited

In preparation for Fate/stay night, and because I felt like marathoning something with decent storytelling and an interesting world, I decided I'd rewatch Fate/zero. I've never been the biggest fan of Urobucher stuff, and I hated Aoki's directing in Aldnoah.Zero, but looking back, was I wrong about Fate/Zero? » 9/23/14 5:45pm 9/23/14 5:45pm

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun: Rockmandash's Ani-TAY Review

I love a good Shoujo from time to time, and I'm sure you've probably enjoyed some too. They are entertaining, comedic and touch your heart. But what exactly goes into making such a work? Welcome to this review of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun, a comedy series about the production of a Shoujo manga. » 9/21/14 6:00pm 9/21/14 6:00pm

Ani-TAY Podcast: After Hours Episode 2

It's been a while since we did one of these, so if you are not familiar with the concept, check out episode 1. After Hours is where we just talk about anything we want, and we certainly did that, but we tried to focus on this season. On this edition of after hours, we didn't have Ken, so Kevin (Rockmandash12) is… » 9/20/14 7:30pm 9/20/14 7:30pm

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The TAY Review

When I heard about Azure Striker Gunvolt, I was excited. For years now, the guys at Inti Creates have been making great games like Mega Man Zero and ZX, and to hear that they would finally step out of Capcom's shadow and publish their own game was nothing but great news for me. Now that they've put out an eShop… » 9/18/14 3:30pm 9/18/14 3:30pm

​Rockmandash Reviews: Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya [Manga & Anime]

When the first thing you think of when you hear about a series is "Why does it exist?" you know you are for a confusing ride. This is a series that baffled me, then broke my baffled expectations. Today, we have a review for Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya; a spinoff that is better than you probably think it is. » 9/14/14 12:00pm 9/14/14 12:00pm

Sekai Project Interview about Bringing Visual Novels To The West

Siliconera, the place to find news about obscure japanese video games that most people do not care about, did an interview with the CEO of Sekai Project, a company who kinda popped out of nowhere and decided to publish awesome VN's in the west. If you have an interest in VN's, check it out! » 9/12/14 8:56pm 9/12/14 8:56pm

Rockmandash Reviews+: Tsukihime [Visual Novel]

Time waits for nobody. The further we go along, the more we advance... but every now and then, we need to take a step back to appreciate the past and the progress we've had. As we approach Fate/stay night (2014), now is the perfect time to look back on what started it all. Today on Rockmandash Reviews+, we have … » 9/10/14 6:00pm 9/10/14 6:00pm

Rockmandash Reviews: Canaan [Anime]

Refreshing (adj.): pleasingly different and exciting. To me, this is the word that best describes my viewing of Canaan. I came into this show with little expectations: I knew it was a spinoff of a great VN known as 428: In a Blockaded Shibuya done by Type-Moon, and it seemed to be my cup of tea, but it got pretty… » 9/01/14 6:00pm 9/01/14 6:00pm

Rockmandash Rambles: SacAnime Summer 2014!

It's that time of year again! CON TIME! I don't have the funds to go to PAX, but there's a local anime convention that is twice a year that I go to, known as SacAnime (in Sacramento, CA) I went to some really cool panels, saw some cool stuff, hung out with great friends, and had a lot of fun. I decided I'd do a… » 8/31/14 10:11pm 8/31/14 10:11pm

Rockmandash Rambles: Why You Should Fund Under The Dog, and What this…

When I first saw Under the Dog, I wasn't exactly sure what to think about it. I thought that it looked cool, but they were just asking too much money. Now that I've recently watched Canaan (review coming up soon, probably next week) and thought about what Under The Dog represents, I'm going to try my best to convince… » 8/26/14 3:00pm 8/26/14 3:00pm