The Return of TAY Spotlight

It's been asked for, jokes have been made, it's been on hiatus for months, and now it's back. The TAY Author Spotlight has finally reappeared to take on the job of asking the hard-hitting questions. Rest assured, our team of interviewers (me) are on the case. This week we've got a familiar face. » 4/01/15 1:00am Today 1:00am

The 10th Anniversary of Aquarion Sounds Deliciously Crazy

Remember that one show about kids piloting giant super robots against aliens hellbent on destroying humanity? Yep, I'm talking about Aquarion. Wait, what did you think I was talking about? » 3/21/15 10:58pm 3/21/15 10:58pm

Ani-TAY Podcast Episode 11: The Musical Edition

Hey everyone, it's the eleventh episode of the podcast. In this episode we're not actually singing like a musical (sorry), but we've got a discussion about powerful soundtracks and music in anime and games. While Richard couldn't make it this episode, we did get to have Protonstorm on. Come check it out. » 3/07/15 6:30pm 3/07/15 6:30pm

The Seven Anime of Winter 2015 To Watch

Ani-TAY is back for another season of recommendations in anime. It's been a slow season and we've all felt it, but we've still got seven anime you should check out, and a couple that you should think about. » 2/27/15 2:45am 2/27/15 2:45am

Development Journal #8: Update .75

There's been a lot of changes on Anicalendar recently, mostly since we're past 75% of the way to version 1. Lots of CSS changes, lots of refactoring, and lots of new elements. Let's talk about profiles, pages, and a little bit of meta-webmaster material. » 2/22/15 1:37am 2/22/15 1:37am

You Really Shouldn't Overhype Cities: Skylines

All yesterday and today I've seen disappointment with Cities XXL (which is somewhat justified) and nothing but gushing and anticipation for Cities: Skylines, to the point that I've decided that, as a Colossal Order and Cities in Motion fan, I need to put my word in for everyone's sake. » 2/10/15 8:20pm 2/10/15 8:20pm

The Worst/Best Extremes in Japanese Fiction I've Seen So Far: Part 2

Just like the first part of this series, I'm (somewhat humorously) compiling a list of some of the greatest and worst extremes I've seen in manga, anime, and visual novels. Here's some more. Just like before, this is absolutely subjective, but entirely truthful. » 2/09/15 12:15am 2/09/15 12:15am

Ani-TAY Blimp: Muv-Luv Watch

There are currently 7 8 Ani-TAY community members playing or downloading Muv-Luv (Cheroro, Koda89, Kinksy, MementoMorie, Stranger, KuleKiller, The Messiah). Also in the Blimp: Messiah passes through a few of the many stages of Muv-Luv. Updated: Krakken has joined the count. » 2/07/15 11:30pm 2/07/15 11:30pm

Ani-TAY Reviews: eden* - They were only two, on the planet

Dexomega: Hi guys. Today Rockmandash and I are talking about a visual novel together (a first for us!). This particular VN is eden* by minori and published by Mangagamer in English. Those familiar with minori know that it shares a lot of literary similarities to Makoto Shinkai's work. eden* is no different. » 2/03/15 1:30am 2/03/15 1:30am

The Worst (or Best) Extremes in Japanese Fiction I've Seen So Far

I've been watching anime, reading manga, and playing visual novels for over a year now and in that time I've experienced some real extremes. I'm talking crazy, normal, pandering, and worst fictional messages. Here's some of the worst offenders (or perhaps best offenders) and vice versa. » 1/29/15 10:55pm 1/29/15 10:55pm