Aug 252014
This Week in Anime: Vampires and Video Games

It’s the beginning of the week, which means it’s time to catch up on what’s been going on in the world of anime and manga. There’s licensing news for some big-name titles, and as always we’ve got some simulcasts and physical media to check out. Power up your giant robot, because it’s time for This Week in Anime.   Simulcast [Read more...]

Aug 222014
Disney and Star Wars: “Forcing” the Issue?

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, you’re probably already aware that the massive entertainment conglomerate Disney has acquired for its own one of the most popular fictional franchises ever: Star Wars. Now, let me just preface this little argument by saying that I’m as open to trying new things [Read more...]

Aug 192014
Can an Open World Become Too Open?

Grand Theft Auto V’s fictional city of Los Santos is about the size of most real-world major cities. A world in Minecraft can generate to be larger than the surface area of the planet Neptune. So can you imagine how intimidating it will be to play in a game world that is literally the size of the universe? That’s what [Read more...]

Aug 172014
This Week in Anime: RWBY Takes Tokyo

Another week, another big ol’ pile of anime headlines. This week, we’ve got an American anime series heading to Japan, a fan-favorite comedy getting a new lease on life, and a review of what might just be the funniest show of the season. Sit back and hang on tight, because it’s time for another helping of This Week in Anime. [Read more...]

Aug 142014
Robin Hood: Shooting for Fun, Not Accuracy

Hello again everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of Channel Chaser! I’ve got another review for you today, this one coming to you once again hot off the presses of BBC Television–or it would be, if it hadn’t been cancelled as of 2009. But no matter: let’s get right to it and dive into the wild world of Robin [Read more...]

Aug 132014
The Anime Marathon vs. The Weekly Simulcast

Deep in the murky past, the most common method of (legally) watching anime in the US was buying physical media. The format changed over time from wallet-draining VHS tapes to single DVDs, then mercifully to reasonably priced box sets. What you got and how much you paid for it varied from year to year, but one thing was always true: [Read more...]

Aug 102014
This Week in Anime: August 10, 2014

Hello there, Internet. Welcome to This Week in Anime, a new weekly column that we’re starting up here on Each week, we’ll highlight a current series with a mini-review, look at an upcoming physical media release, and recap some of last week’s biggest stories from the world of anime and manga. It’s everything you need to know, served up [Read more...]

Aug 072014
TV Stereotypes: How Much Is Too Much?

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! Recently I’ve been watching a new show called The Last Ship, an apocalyptic drama series on TNT that airs opposite Fallings Skies–a show you’ve already heard me talk about in this column, and not in a good way. While I’m sorry to report that The Last Ship is not a great show either, and in [Read more...]