|» Features||» Hey Answerman!||» RIGHT TURN ONLY!!||» Shelf Life|
|» Editorials||» Anime News Nina||» Buried Treasure||» Interviews|
|» Reviews||» Chicks on Anime||» The X Button||» ANNCast and more...|
|» Anime (Top 10)||» People||» Search|
|» Manga (Top 10)||» Companies||» Compare|
|» Releases||» Lexicon||and more...|
K-ON! Album is 1st Anime Character CDs to Top Weekly Chartposted on 2009-07-27 20:47 EDT
"Hōkago Teatime," a two-CD mini-album "performed" by the characters of the K-ON! anime series, became the first anime character CD release to top either the weekly album or single chart of the Oricon survey firm. The CD release sold 67,000 copies to debut at #1 on the latest weekly album chart. No other album credited to fictional anime characters has ever reached that high.
this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history
Brian's force and fury are downright palpable this week, as he tangles and tussles with a trio of questions about the "defining" anime of the decade, icky "guro" manga, and music rights. A new Flake of the Week plus Hey, Answerfans rounds it all out, and it's another edition of Hey, Answerman! 2010-01-08
Two dudes from FUNimation, Adam Sheehan and Lance Heiskell, show up and talk shop. Also: Yumeiro Patissiere, GinTama and some baffling new Bluray news. 2010-01-07
What guild would you rather join, the wizards of Fairy Tail or the virtual warriors of .hack? Or sign up for a life of imperial servitude like in Ôoku? RTO!! breaks down the pros and cons in this week's reviews! 2010-01-06
Todd makes largely unfounded predictions for the new year! Then he discusses Sands of Destruction, Last Ranker, Shatterhand, excessive profanity, and an artistic trend that threatens us all. 2010-01-06
Rather than a film, a chain of filmed events: an exercise in base narrative that drains the life from a lot of fine scenes before hanging them in a line like butchered beeves in a warehouse. Cool ending, though.
This DVD is largely forgettable, for completionists only, but will certainly satisfy fans who wanted to see more of Guise and Jean's souls laid bare…along with their chests in the beach scenes. At the very least, it's a harmless excursion for the story.
This is a series that doesn't really go anywhere, and it doesn't have to. It's fine exactly where it is.
Somewhat surprisingly, the second half of this series about elemental magic users actually steps up its game a notch, thanks largely to improved writing and more fan service. While it should never be mistaken for a quality series, it at least does okay.
Part evil fairy tale, part spy thriller, part moral study, and all dark resonance, it's something akin to a myth: an Odyssey for the bleak, byzantine years directly after fall of the Soviet Union.
After several singles, an album, a music video, and even a cameo appearance in a movie, has the culture-
There's a laconic humor to the show that keeps it fun even as the lack of direction leaves you fuming.
Doesn't rectify its shortcomings so much as it steamrolls them with brute narrative force. A propulsive ending to an often uneven first season.