Category Archives: Anime

Kaldath’s Corner: Share your Animation

Well the last Sharing day themed Kaldath’s corner did well enough that I decided to do it again. This time we are going to share or favorite animation weather that animation be Japanese Anime, Western style cartoons or something else. I will list my top five Animation after the jump and invite you all to do the same. Anyone who shares their favorite animation with the community is entitled too ask me one question of their choice on any topic and I will endeavor to answer truthfully.

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Anime Talk: Digimon Adventure tri.

Hi guys, JR here. Yes, I know this is usually Kaldath’s post. But bear with me. I have temporarily taken over the Anime Talk this week, because it fits better than doing a JReviews.

And with that out of the way, let me just lay a few things out for you. Hello, my name is JR, you guys should all know me, and I am a MASSIVE (read MASSIVE) Digimon fan. Seriously, you think I’m bad with Doctor Who, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

With that out of the way, let’s begin.

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Anime Talk: Terminology

In this addition of Anime Talk I want to go over some terms used in regard to Anime/Manga and its community that you may or may not be familiar with. In the future my reviews may be incorporating some of these terms and I wanted a point of reference for you all to be able to look at in you don’t know the term already.

So Lets beg!

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Anime Talk: Invitation

Let me start off that I plan on writing a couple anime talks over the next couple weeks, as I have been on a bit of an anime binge of late, that being said I would like to invite you the anime fans of our community to write for heromachine also. If there is any anime topic that I have not covered that you wish to talk about please send me email at We can discuss what you want to talk about and if I find it reasonable you can either write up an article about the topic which I will then post for you, or If you don’t feel like writing it I myself may ( or may not ) take a crack at the topic.


I ask this of you all in hopes of providing more content for the HeroMachine community at large. I would like to write more articles but can not always think of something to write about, and even when I ask for suggestion I do not always feel qualified to write about the things being suggested to me, so that is why I thought of asking for some guess writers from the community. SO anyone that feels like stepping up please feel free to contact me.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #69

It is time for our bi-weekly caption contest and this week I want to try something a little different. Instead of a static picture this week I have an animated Gif from the Anime series Gatchaman Crowds that I want you to caption for me. This can either be a caption about what is happening in the Gif, or it can be what you think is being said. Or anything else you think is appropriate to the image below:

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday July 21st. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Anime Talk: White-Washing?

This week on Anime Talk I want to discuss a topic I briefly touched upon in the comments of a previous Anime Talk talking about the live action Ghost in the Shell Movie that Dreamworks is putting together. That topic would be the White-Washing of Asian character in the Hollywood adaptations of the works in which the characters have originally appeared.  For those not familiar with the term, white-washing is the practice of casting the white actor or actress for a role of a character that is of a different race in the source material in this case Asians.

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Anime Talk: How Do you Watch ?

Hello fellow Machiners, and Anime fans, on this edition of “Anime Talk”  I want to find out how each of you watch Anime? Do you still purchase DVD/Blu-Ray Discs? Do you download (legally I hope) your anime from a service like iTunes, or Amazon instant video? Are you limited to what is on television on channels like the Cartoon Network? or Do you subscribe to a video streaming service like Netflix or Hulu plus ?

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Anime Talk: Sword Art Online Part II

Back in March Last year I did a review of Season 1 of Sword Art online, with the intention of watching the second season and review that also. Well it has been a long time coming but I have watch that second season AND watched Most of the sequel anime Sword Art Online II and I have to say I am disappointed!

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Anime Talk: Vocaloids!

On this edition of “Anime Talk” I want to discuss the phenomenon known as Vocaloids. Now I first learn of this 4 or 5 years ago, however browsing youtube today I stumbled across a couple videos by the Fine Brothers ( Elders React to Vocaloids and Kids react to Hatsune Miku ) that brought them back to my attention ( I will link to those videos at the end of this article). For those of you who do not know what a Vocaloid is, they are computer generate synthesized singers and apparently a number of Japans top Idols are Vocaloids!

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Anime Talk: Scarlet Johansson is the Major!



At the time of this writting I have just learned the The Manga and Anime Cyberpunkish hit “Ghost In The Shell” is being adapted into a Live Action Movie, and that Scarlet Johansson has been cast in the lead role as the Major Motoko Kusanagi (Though weather they will keep the name the same is doubtful).  That’s right Johansson is going from protraying Avenger Black Widow, to playing the role of a  Japanese Secret Police Agency Cyborg Soldier.

The Movie which has been written by Bill Wheeler, and directed by Rupert Sanders, will be produced by Dreamworks Studios. Ghost in the Shell has been one of those projects that have been pitched for a long time, but with the signing of Johansson to star in it seem to finally gotten some legs beneath it and a green light to be made.

Now back in September of 2013 I did a mini review of the Anime Series “Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex” which you can read HERE if you are unfamiliar with the Ghost in the shell which is one of my favorite Sci-Fi animes.  As I said I really like the original Ghost in the Shell Movie, and the Stand Alone Complex Series that followed however I not sure I have high hopes for this movie.

Anime Themed live action movies made here in the States have a history of being crap fests in my opinions ( Dragon ball, and Avatar The Last Airbender come to mind). So I would like to ask all you fine anime fans out there. Are you looking forward to this movie ? If so do you think it will be able to do the source material, the Manga, and Anime Justice ?