Anime Recommendation for January 2015 Part 1: Code Geass

deadman wonderland This month’s anime recommendation is considered to be one of the best series out there, the one & only CODE GEASS

Code Geass is undoubtedly one of the best anime series to have been released in the past decade. It has everything from romance to action – it’s a psychological thriller, with lots of plot twists and each episode leaving you wanting more. It has a unique plot, not something you see very often. This series is often times compared to Death Note, so if you liked Death Note, then give this anime a try. This series was first released in 2006, so the video animation is appealing. They also did a fantastic job in dubbing this series in English – the voice actors perfectly fit each character, and in my opinion, this series needs to be watched in English. There are 2 seasons, the first season being titled Code Geass and the second season titled, Code Geass R2. Go ahead, and give this anime a try, it’s definitely one of the all the greats in my opinion. The plot, along with all the episodes can be found by clicking the above link.

Upcoming Episodes

Here’s a list of what we know is guaranteed to be coming out soon.

If more than 1 date is listed, the release could fall on any of those days.

Naruto Shippuden Dub: Saturdays
Naruto Shippuden Sub: Thursdays
Psycho Pass Season 2 Dub: Saturdays
Laughing Under the Clouds: Saturdays
Tokyo Ghoul SUB: Thursdays

Funimation:
Ben-To – Episodes 3-12: 28th-29th January
A Certain Magical Index – Movie – The Miracle of Endymion: 4th-5th Feb
Fairy Tail Episodes 165-175: 25th-26th Feb
Unbreakable Machine Doll: Episodes 1-2: 4th-5th Feb
Tokyo Ravens: Episodes 1-4: 18th-19th Feb
Unbreakable Machine Doll Episodes 3-12: 18th-19th Feb
Nobunagun: Episodes 1&2: 4th-5th March
Tokyo Ravens: Episodes 5-12: 4th-5th March

Sentai Filmworks:
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

NOTE: ALL RELEASES FROM SENTAI FILMWORKS CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME. THIS IS ALL THE INFORMATION WE HAVE FOR THESE RELEASES RIGHT NOW

Media Blasters:
Holy Knight (OVA) (NO KNOWN DATE)
Ladies Versus Butler (NO KNOWN DATE)

This list will be updated as and when we have more available information.

Anime Recommendation for December Part 2: Deadman Wonderland

deadman wonderlandWe often get asked by our viewers for anime recommendations, whether it’s through our Facebook Fan Page or via the Chat. So.. we’ve decided that in the beginning of each new month, and around the middle of each month, we’ll recommend an anime series for all of you to check out. The anime series will be picked by staff for now. Some thoughts & opinions about the anime will be provided. So .. without further ado.. this month’s anime recommendation is DEADMAN WONDERLAND

If you’re into lots of violence & action, and all that supernatural stuff, then this is going to be your ideal show. Plot wise, this series is pretty badass. Keeps you on your toes, never a dull moment with this show. It’s tailored towards a more older audience (R+ rating), so any parents out there, don’t let your kids watch this. Not unless you want to clean their mouth out with a bar of soap, so just as a heads up, there’s a LOT of offensive stuff in this show. I was personally recommended this anime by another user of this site, around a year or so ago, put it off for the longest time, and I regret not watching it earlier. Give it around 2-3 episodes, and you just won’t want to stop. There’s a total of 12 episodes and 1 OVA. You can sit through and watch it all within 4 hours or so, and I’d highly suggest doing so. Graphics wise, this show does indeed look pretty damn nice. If you want more information on what the show is about, click the link above. Not going to discuss the plot, that’s for you to find out. Don’t pass this up, atleast give it a try, you may find it far more interesting than you’d think. Once again, any parents out there viewing this, simply tell your children that this is currently too mature for them, and maybe, just MAYBE they can watch it when they’re a bit older.

That’s all for this recommendation, we’ll see you next month with another recommendation at the start of the month, followed by the second recommendation around the middle of the month.

Anime Recommendation for December Part 1: Berserk

berserkWe often get asked by our viewers for anime recommendations, whether it’s through our Facebook Fan Page or via the Chat. So.. we’ve decided that in the beginning of each new month, we’ll recommend an anime series for all of you to check out. The anime series will be picked by staff for now. Some thoughts & opinions about the anime will be provided. So .. without further ado.. this month’s anime recommendation is BERSERK

If you’re into lots of violence & adventure and a really good plot, then this is the anime for you. It’s tailored towards a more older audience (R+ rating). I was personally recommended this anime by a friend, and 3 – 5 episodes in, I was hooked! There’s a total of 25 episodes, and I watched the entire series in just 2 days because it was so freaking good! There’s not much comedy, as the anime has “serious” tone. It definitely has a dark theme to it, you won’t find your typical romance in it either. So if you’re someone whose only into Comedy & Romance, then this anime may not be for you. The video graphics aren’t the best either as this series was first released in 1997 – but the anime itself definitely makes up for it. I won’t get into the plot of series, as you can read that yourself by clicking on the link above. Give this anime a try if you haven’t seen it yet!

Update: We’ve decided that we’ll be posting TWO anime recommendations per month, one every 2 weeks!

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition To Receive English Dub

Sword Art Online: Extra EditionAniplex will release Sword Art Online: Extra Edition on Blu-ray and DVD on December 23. The set will include the original Japanese audio track with English subtitles and an English dub. Bonus materials include the “Sword Art Offline” special animation with English subtitles and Sword Art Online II trailers. It will be bundled with a booklet and exclusive poster. The Blu-ray will retail for US$59.98 and the DVD will retail for US$39.98. It will be available for purchase in the U.S., Canada, Central and South Americas.

The special streamed worldwide on January 1 following its Japanese premiere on December 31. Aniplex describes the story:

Kirito and the others decide to go on an underwater quest within the world of ALO to grant Yui her wish to see a whale. As they all prepare for the quest, they face a shocking revelation… Leafa, or Suguha is afraid of water. So, Asuna and the other female members decide to teach Suguha how to swim at a pool in the real world. Meanwhile, Kirito was meeting somebody‚Ķ
Original light novelist Reki Kawahara took part in the writing of the two-hour special. Tomohiko Ito returned to direct at A-1 Pictures. The original light novel series’ illustrator abec gave the characters a full makeover, and character designer Shingo Adachi is adapted abec’s art for anime. The cast is also returned from the television anime.