The Newest Ghost in the Shell TV Show Is an Utter Mess 

Over the course of 2013 and 2014, four hour-long Ghost in the Shell: Arise episodes were released in theaters. This past anime season, these were broken up into eight episodes—along with an extra two new episodes that continue the story—in Ghost in the Shell: Arise: Alternative Architecture. The result is a mess. » 6/19/15 7:00am 6/19/15 7:00am

Aldnoah.Zero Is About Personal Failings as Much as Giant Robots

The first season of Aldnoah.Zero took the mecha anime formula of Gundam and turned it on its head—giving the super powerful mecha to the villains and leaving the heroes with vastly inferior mecha. The second season continues using this inverted formula but also focuses on one man’s tragic fall from grace. » 4/14/15 8:00am 4/14/15 8:00am