The Best Anime I Watched in 2020!

A surprisingly solid year for anime-viewing.  I ended up watching an even mix of pre-2020 anime and new releases.  These were my Top 10 favorites... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeyJ7MPb7MQ #10. ID - Invaded (2020 release) A trippy tech-driven thriller that spins a compelling world-within-a-world mystery.  As the body count rises the viewer descends down a rabbit hole of…

November 7, 2020: Anime Recommendations!

Let's hear 'em! The epic Vinland Saga was our favorite anime of 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRubJuMCUkI This year, our favorite by far was the truly bonkers Dorohedoro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry-jzv18fOY&t=9s An older anime we just discovered this year that we absolutely loved was the surprisingly great Akame ga Kill! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-zD-llFXvQ Right now, I'm presently making my way through…

Week’s Best Comic Book Covers!

Week’s Best Comic Book Covers!

Here are my favorite comic book covers for the week of August 9, 2018. These were my favorites... Champions #23 (cover art by R.B. Silva) Fantastic Four #1 (cover art by Esad Ribic) Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50 (cover art by Tomeu Morey, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona) Old Man Logan #45 (cover…

March 26, 2016: The crew of The Raza and their anime counterparts!

ONE (Dark Matter) = Rokuro "Rock" Okajima (Black Lagoon) Like ONE, Rock comes from a well-to-do upbringing, having lived a sheltered, moneyed existence prior to the events that landed him among decidedly colorful company.  From white collar careers to running with mercenaries, these two share similar fish-out-of-water experiences that force them to toughen up and mature if they are to survive. TWO (Dark…

July 18, 2015: An Afternoon at AnimeEvolution!

So, what'd you all think of Dark Matter Episode 106?  All the pieces are coming together, right? Well, more answers coming your way next week.  But first, there's that #Periscope #AskJoeDM event planned for this Monday on the heels of the U.K. and German airing of episode 6.  I'll be online, live (?!), answering viewer questions from…

August 25, 2012: The Perfect Meal! Cos & Effect Kicks Off!

Last night, I had THE perfect meal.  And, by "perfect", I mean perfect for me.  And no wonder given that my dinner was planned and prepared by Chef Rob Belcham.  No one knows my culinary likes and dislikes, leanings and particulars better than Rob and the gang from Campagnolo/Campagnolo Roma/Fat Dragon. Fellow owner Tom Doughty…

April 12, 2012: Garvige Day! Things Japanese! Mailbag!

"Garvige day?"I asked.  "What's garvige day?" "Gar-vige,"Akemi enunciated for me.  "Garvige day." "You mean garbage day,"I said. "Yes,"she confirmed as if that's what she'd been saying all along.  "Garvige day.  Why?  How do you spell it?" "G-A-R-B-A-G-E".  I said the letters aloud as I wrote them in big block letters on the piece of paper.…

February 10, 2012: All aboard the Dark Matter express! Next stop: a t.v. near you! Sampling Crunchyroll! What’s up with Apple? And Carl and Alexander’s early, early Christmas gifts!

The second issue of my comic book series, Dark Matter, came out last weekend to some terrific reviews.  Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the book by picking up a copy.  If you haven't already checked it out, please do so by swinging by your local bookstore, or ordering a copy (for those of…

February 7, 2012: Tokyo Day #12! Berkserk! Nakajima! Taku! And a fond farewell to Star Bar! A mini mailbag!

On my second day in Tokyo, I came across a poster for Berserk (Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler), the first part of a three-part film trilogy based on one of my all-time favorite anime series (which was, in turn, based on a wildly popular manga series).  The movie's opening happened to…

February 4, 2012: Day #8! Considering a change in location! Visiting Geek Central! Dessert for dinner and dinner for dessert! Make your own ice cubes – Star Bar style! And a mini mailbag!

The more I consider it, the more I think I could actually give it a go here in Tokyo.  Of course, the move wouldn't be as simple as just picking up and shifting my life over to the other side of the world.  Some issues would have to be addressed.  Chiefly: 1. What would I…

May 13, 2011: Okay, try to keep up! The Transporter Team! Dark Matter Ship Designs! Movement on the Anime Front! Stargate: SG-1 Season 6 Memories! Notes on Network Notes! And I Answer Your Stargate Questions!

When Stargate finally ended, I figured I'd take a year off to relax and recharge.  As it turns out, 2011 is shaping up to be quite the opposite. As you all know (or should know if you've been reading this blog) my writing partner Paul and I have made the move to Toronto in order…

May 24, 2010: Ice Cream Sunday! And Monday! And more anime discussion!

Ice Cream Weekend!  Some of the flavors I made... For those who asked, here's my basement home theater set-up: The guys who installed the system convinced me to paint the walls black, which I think was a great call as I can also use the room for interrogations. Thanks to all those who sent -…

September 2, 2009: Always the Last To Know! Brad Takes Over! Best Anime Titles! Worst Anime Titles! Pictures and Mailbag!

Photo courtesy and copyright MGM Television Hey! Friday and Monday are production holidays! I’m always the last to know. In fact, I suspect that everyone in the office didn’t tell me on purpose in the hopes that I would come in on Friday anyway, realize it was a holiday, head off and enjoy the long…