New pokemon anime launching in October

0 comments // in Anime Madness Articles Industry News // August 31, 2013 // Posted by Free

Pokemon’s official twitter account just released two cast members for their Pokemon: The Origin special. Naruto voice actor Junko Takeuchi (Naruto) will be playing the main character, Red.

Katauji Mori will be playing Professor Oak

Pokemon: The Origin trailer

Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan God Goku

0 comments // in Anime Madness Articles Industry News // August 27, 2013 // Posted by YanHuang

Most Dragon Ball Z fans are aware that there is a new movie coming out. Most Dragon Ball Z fans are aware that there is a powerful, feral Pharaoh feline super villain with super powers rivaling the Gods. Have you stopped to think how Goku will defeat this monstrosity of pure evil? Goku reaches the ultimate Saiyan level—the legend of legends. A power that even Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan, cannot fathom. A power that the Supreme Kais cannot fathom. A power that I am having a hard time even imagining as I am writing this article. Goku transforms into Super Saiyan God Goku, the convergence of the legendary powers of the Saiyan race into a being with powers rivaling the Gods. He is a God.

Anime Madness Begins! 6 Down, 43 To Go

0 comments // in Anime Madness Articles // August 11, 2013 // Posted by Alexander Smolinski

The First Annual Summer 2013 Anime Madness Tournament is officially under way as the results for six of the 18 first round match-ups are now available! The first round will take place through week 7 of the season (Saturday August 24th) and will see the number of anime eligible for the title decrease from 50 to 32.

Automatic Winners (Bye Week) for the first round are:  Monogatari, High School DxD, Sunday Without God, Senyu, Saint Seiya Omega, Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live, Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS, Gifu Dodo!!, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA, Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen, Toriko, The Eccentric Family, Tamayura: More Agressive, Makai Ouiji: Devils and Realist.

First Round: Matches 1 – 6 of 18
Mushibugyo Defeats Hyper Dimension Neptunia:
Mushibugyo Episode 18 - Time's Up! The Insect Magistrate's Office Arrives!
This was a very difficult decision for me. Hyperdimension Neptunia is drawn better, has better bad guys, and has considerably more sexy girls getting molested by tentacles.. so you would think that I would pick it, but it just seemed to be missing something this week. Plus, Tsukishima Jinbei finally almost got to first base this week (unbeknownst to him), and I’m really excited to see where that is headed. Mushibugyo moves on to the second round to challenge Monogatari!
Naruto Shippuden Defeats Kingdom 2:
Naruto Shippuden
Man, this wasn’t even close. Kingdom 2 is probably the most boring meant-for-boys anime that I have seen so far this season. There are horses and bows and arrows and tons of characters that nobody relates to or cares about. That’s about the gist of that show. Meanwhile, Naruto Shippuden is the most intense that it has ever been in the history of the 544-episode franchise. The illustration has been movie theater quality as of late and the plot feels like it is finally (somewhat) nearing a grand conclusion. Naruto awaits the winner of Genshiken and Stella Women’s Academy!
Danganronpa Defeats A Town Where You Live:
Danganronpa: The Animation Episode - 6 - Sub (Not) Normal Arc: Return of the New Century Galaxy Legend! O Armored Hero, Stand upon the Earth!
Also a fairly easy decision. A Town Where You Live is not awful, but it does seem to be moving at a pretty slow pace. It also doesn’t help that I am clearly not the target demographic for this series haha. Meanwhile Danganronpa blows my mind every time I watch it and could be well on its way to a Final Four appearance if it keeps up the momentum it currently has. Danganronpa is unique and unpredictable, but will it have what it takes to knock off Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS in the next round?
Hunter X Hunter Defeats Dog & Scissors:
Hunter x Hunter Episode 92 - One Wish x And x Two Promises
A unfortunate first round matchup with Hunter x Hunter has Dog & Scissors headed home early in this Summer 2013 Anime Madness Tournament. I don’t pick the way the brackets are set up! You can blame for that. Anyways, the dog is cute and all, but Hunter X Hunter is moving on. This week wasn’t Hunter x Hunter’s best – probably the least amount of Gon or Kilua in a single episode since the characters were introduced. They will have to clean up their act if they want to survive next week against Pretty Rhythym: Rainbow Live.
WataMote Defeats Teekyu:
WATAMOTE ~No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys Fault I’m Not Popular!~ Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Boost My Skills
It is going to take a LOT from one anime to knock off WataMote in this tournament. Kuroki is my future wife. I don’t care if she’s 14 or if she isn’t really IRL, I will marry that cartoon girl. Teekyu is short and funny, so needless to say I can relate to the series (Ba-Zing!). However, WataMote is about an awkward, perverted 14-year-old girl with no friends or social skills, so it could more or less be my autobiography. AND they made fun of Akira this week (see above photo) – brilliant. WataMote will try to make its way to the Sweet 16 next round when it faces off against Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA!
Blood Lad Defeats Majestic Prince:
Blood Lad Episode 5 – Unidentified Demon Object
This was a somewhat difficult decision, as I’ve grown pretty fond of the gang from Majestic Prince, but in the end Blood Lad is the better series at the moment. It also didn’t help Majestic Prince that this week’s episode of Blood Lad was the best yet.. Staz Charlie Blood’s hidden powers have finally been reawakened! Blood Lad has arguably the best protagonist, supporting cast and sense of humor amongst all currently running series. Check back next week to find out if it will be facing KINMOZA! or Futari wa Milky Holmes in the second round!
Here is a look at the bracket so far:
Summer 2013 Anime Madness Tournament Bracket

Summer 2013 Anime Madness Bracket Release Party!!

0 comments // in Anime Madness Articles // August 3, 2013 // Posted by Alexander Smolinski

Hey guys, I’ve got an interesting little game I want to play. We cover 50 current anime every week, now let’s make them fight one another! I have constructed a 50-show March Madness-esque bracket that we will fill out here at Animeism over the course of the next 9 weeks (The remainder of the Summer season) to determine the best anime of the season! I’ve never tried this before so hopefully it will be fun and you all will find it entertaining! Anime will be judged solely on the episode from that week so if anyone decides to take a week off *Ahem Naruto* they could find themselves watching the tournament at home with the rest of us.

The schedule will be as follows.

Week 5-7 – 1st round – from 50 down to 32

Week 8-9 – 2nd round – from 32 down to 16

Week 10 – Sweet 16

Week 11 – Elite 8

Week 12 – Final Four

Week 13 – Summer 2013 Anime Madness Championship Explosion!

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for.. The Bracket!

As my friend Evan’s dad once said to some kid that prank called him 4 times one night during dinner – Let the games begin motherfucker.