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Author Archives | Mark King

Winter 2016 Anime Worth Watching

A plethora of new anime titles have debuted and, like every season, there’s bound to be some gems and some stinkers right out the first gate. With that said, this is going to be a bit different than the last time, as this is focused on shows they aren’t continuations or sequels; meaning second seasons of Assassination Classroom, […]

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5 Best Anime of 2015

2015 is about to come to a close and it’s time to reminisce about the highlights of 2015. It has been an especially excellent year for anime, from the surprising announcements (Hunter X Hunter [2011] being licensed by Viz Media, FUNimation Broadcast dub program expansion, Higurashi & Legend of the Galactic Heroes being rescued by Sentai Filmworks, etc.) to the great shows that came […]

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31 Days of Horror: TOKYO GHOUL (Season 1)

In modern-day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive […]

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COPPELION Review: Living in the Nuclear Wasteland

There is always something fascinating about watching or reading about dystopian worlds and the wonder of how somebody can manage to survive throughout there whether it be zombies, vampires and other miscellaneous creatures but then there is the nuclear aftermath and that’s how Coppelion comes in. Coppelion is a 2013 anime based on the manga series written by Tomonori Inoue […]

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3 New Anime Worth Watching This Summer

The summer anime season has started and that means a plethora of new titles awaits many people to check out to determine if they are worth a watch for the rest of their run. Here on Another Castle, we’ve decided that not only one title is worth talking about, but three new anime are the subject […]

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DURARARA!!x2 Review: Welcome Back to Ikebukuro

If you thought the streets of Ikebukuro were back to normal, think again. The craziness and mischief is back as Durarara!! makes a return with its second season titled Durarara!!x2. With the series’ remarkable characters returning by adding some new faces and a familiar backdrop, Durarara!!x2 acknowledges our love for Ikebukuro in the start of a 3 season run. Plot/Synopsis […]

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TL;DR Review: BLOOD LAD

Premiering Summer 2013 and localized by Viz Media soon after, Blood Lad satisfyingly blends action, dark humor, and vampires in a brilliant adaptation to Yuuki Kodama’s manga series. Although vampire media has grown exponentially in recent years, its over-saturation has caused a stagnancy of the topic. However, with Blood Lad‘s well-balanced approach, vampires just might be cool […]

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The Rise of the Anime Broadcast English Dubs

When it comes to anime and their impending English dubs, people usually would have to wait a year or more to listen to them in English. We have to depend if it’ll air on TV, finding a legal stream or buying the DVD and Blu-ray. However, U.S. anime distributors have developed a strategy of having the newest anime being dubbed […]

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Anime of the Month: DEATH PARADE

Welcome to our newest series — Another Castle’s Anime of the Month! As a plethora of new anime releases every season, we will hand-pick what new shows are worth a watch — and it should be no surprise that our first entry is one of the most discussed new series anime of the season, Death Parade. Death Parade is a […]

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GATCHAMAN CROWDS Review: Still Saving the World in the 21st Century

When you need a hero (or heroes) as there’s trouble afoot, who can you depend on to come to the rescue? Gatchaman! Reigning supreme over the Japanese children’s programming charts of the 1970s, Gatchaman fell into a nostalgic abyss by the turn-of-the-century, seemingly a long forgotten memory gone by. The well-known franchise has seen a slew of variations […]

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