AniTAY Drop (Jan 25th, 2015) - Weekly Roundup of All things AniTAY!

This is the AniTAY drop, an article that will include every article over the past week of AniTAY with a brief summary. This used to be a thing on AniTAY before I started frequenting it, with AFI running the show, but I really liked the article type, so I decided to bring it back. » 1/25/15 3:00pm Sunday 3:00pm

What's wrong with liking Visual Novels but not liking Eroge?

Recently, I posted an article about my views on Eroge in Visual Novels which was mostly about how I felt like they were doing a disservice to the genre by creating a stigma, how there should be a choice, and how I personally don't like them. I also happened to post that article to /r/visualnovels, one of the biggest… » 1/23/15 10:17pm Friday 10:17pm

A Visual Novel Fan's Opinion on Eroge

It seems like that the west has rediscovered the Visual Novel Genre, commonly referred to as Dating Sim. Due to this, there is a lot of stereotyping and confusion about the genre (including what to even call them). Recently on Kotaku, Patrica Hernandez wrote an article about eroge, which tried to explain what is… » 1/22/15 5:30pm 1/22/15 5:30pm

Rockmandash Reviews: Anime Backlog Review Gauntlet #1

When I write a review, I typically do so because I want to talk about it, and get my thoughts out about it. This works out well when I go into a work knowing that I want to review it, but there are times when trying to review and analyze something can lessen the experience, like killing a backlog. Today on Rockmandash… » 1/19/15 12:00pm 1/19/15 12:00pm

Top Ten Most Popular Ani-TAY "Top" Lists

As we were working on our 15 Most Popular Anime of 2014, We started to think meta. We made quite a few lists, so wouldn't it be fun to list the Most popular anime lists on AniTAY? We thought it was a good idea, (and even if it's not, it's certainly interesting and fun to see) so here it is. » 1/15/15 12:00pm 1/15/15 12:00pm

AniTAY Fall 2014 Seasonal Overview 

Every season, we here on Ani-TAY do a list of Anime that You Should be Watching around the middle of the season, an article type that we blatantly stole from Richard Eisenbeis. While this article is an awesome collaboration and it's a great help for those people interested in the currently airing anime, it's not… » 1/12/15 12:00pm 1/12/15 12:00pm

Patema Inverted Ani-TAY Review and Discussion

Dexomega: Hey everyone. Today Rockmandash and I are going to talk about Patema Inverted. It's a fantasy movie made by the same director that made Time of Eve and Pale Cocoon. We'll be doing this in the usual collaboration style popularized by the Golden Time review. » 1/10/15 1:14am 1/10/15 1:14am

Ani-TAY Podcast - After Hours Episode 3: Most Meta EP of 2014

It's been all of 3 months since we did one of these, so if you have no idea what it is, check out episodes 1 and 2. After Hours is where we just talk about anything we want, so we decided we'd talk about the past year of anime, and AniTAY (It was more of the latter). Today on this glorious 2 hour episode of after… » 1/05/15 2:05am 1/05/15 2:05am

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works S1 Ani-TAY Review and Discussion 

Rockmandash12: Haven't seen one of these in a while! Due to the split cour nature of Fate/stay night, and my extreme fanboisms/indecisiveness, I thought it would be neat if the UBW reviews per season would be discussion reviews similar to Glasslip and Golden Time. I'm planning on doing a full review when it's all… » 1/02/15 3:30pm 1/02/15 3:30pm

Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls: The Ani-TAY Review

Have you ever imagined SEGA consoles turned into cute girls doing silly things in a SEGA high school? No? How odd. Oh well. Even if you didn't, they've made a short anime of it, called Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls for your enjoyment... or not. » 1/01/15 12:00pm 1/01/15 12:00pm

Rockmandash Reviews: Narcissu 1st & 2nd [Visual Novel]

I spend a lot of time talking about being attached to a story and why it's important. Today on Rockmandash Reviews, we have Narcissu, an indie Visual Novel that is a great example of this; It's a short but powerful VN which focuses on the story of those who's only future is death, moving the player in ways they would… » 12/31/14 12:00pm 12/31/14 12:00pm

Rockmandash's Top Ten Anime of 2014

In my opinion, 2014 has been a great year in anime, and just an interesting year in general. It's the first year that I really kept up seasonally with anime, It's the first year I've stuck around TAY/AniTAY and I've found some shows that I love and would consider some of my favorites… so I kinda have to do this.… » 12/30/14 12:00pm 12/30/14 12:00pm

The Updated AniTAY Review System

The past few months, AniTAY's been getting an identity. A growing sense of community, more and more reviews, and tons of articles... but the review system doesn't really match the direction AniTAY is moving in my opinion so I decided to completely overhaul the system with the consent of pretty much everyone in the… » 12/29/14 5:00pm 12/29/14 5:00pm

Rockmandash Reviews: Durarara!! [Anime]

When I watch a show or play a game, I typically value the characters and the world heavily: All of my favorites excel in either one of these aspects. When I find a show that excels at both of these aspects, it's pretty much a dead ringer for one of my favorite shows. Today in anticipation for the Season 2, we have a… » 12/28/14 2:00pm 12/28/14 2:00pm

Shin Sekai Yori is a Great, Believable, Coming of Age Dystopian Anime

A few weeks ago, I watched an anime that's been recommended to me several times: Shin Sekai Yori, or From the New World. It's one of the few anime dystopians I've seen (which has to by my favorite genre of literature FYI), so I thought I'd talk about it. » 12/22/14 1:10pm 12/22/14 1:10pm