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Spring 2014 Lineup Guide: Crunchyroll, FUNimation & Daisuki Announce 43 Anime Simulcast Titles

It’s quite possible that Crunchyroll has hit the record for the most anime simulcasts in a given season.  The legal streaming service for anime & Asian drama was able to gather a total of 34 new anime simulcast titles, not including the 10 ongoing series that will be carried throughout this season.

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Bang Zoom! Entertainment Encourages Fans to Audition for “Magi: The Kingdom of Magic” at Anime Expo 2014

Magi fanatics, along with aspiring  voice actors, will be excited to hear that the English dubbing company Bang Zoom! Entertainment, along with Aniplex of America, will host open auditions for Magi: The Kingdom of Magic during Anime Expo 2014. Best of all, anyone can audition, including fans.

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Asian Fast Food Chain Lotteria Continues to Incorporate “Attack on Titan” to Their Menu

In the month of March, Asia’s fast food giant Lotteria ran a promotion which involved a collaboration menu between them and Attack on Titan. This included the 10-Meter Class Titan burger released on March 6th, along with burger meals containing a Survey Corps pin, Military Police pin, or Garrison pin,  released on March 25th.

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Half a Decade of Dieting on Anime


Mugi is as surprised as we are.

Five years ago today, Ray and I started a little anime website called “Scattered Cels.” It became “Anime Diet” in the spring of 2007, hardly missing a beat in the transition, and we’ve been writing, con covering, and growing ever since! Thanks to all the staff, past and present, who helped build this site, and thanks to all of you readers, listeners, and viewers who’ve been supporting us all along. Because of all of you, we are one of the longest surviving anime blogs on the Internet, having long beaten the 2 year curse more than twice over. And we ain’t stopping anytime soon.

There’s still so much we have yet to accomplish, and some much left to do. So join us as we continue our journey forward in love and anime and otakuness. Who knows where we’ll end up as we began our sixth year? There will be ups, and there will be downs. Wherever it is, though, we can’t make it without you. And we hope to see you along the way.

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
—JRR Tolkien

Art source: 榛名ヒスイ via nanami.

Anime Diet – Ray Can Cook!

Yeah, it’s not about anime. But it is an Otaku who can cook. So, this was my lunch (see vid below taken with a Bloggie). I cooked a little too much and couldn’t finish it. In any event, stay tuned for the summer season and AX coverage!

Ingredients: beef slices, pork bacon slices (just the meat, not the already cured stuff), chicken thigh meat, spinach, long grained jasmine rice, butter, chicken stock, Hiroshima Oyster Soy Sauce, garlic, green onion, seasame seed oil.

Steps: Does anyone care to know? I’ll email you.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your lunch already!

Tsundere Banana 08 – iPad and Durarara and Fail Loli Show and Kawasumi Ayako Character

What it is: a podcast/audio column

Length: around 10 minutes. Less than 10:30. (YES! I hit 10:00 mark and didn’t go over this time!)

Host: Ray from Taipei.

Frequency: Mondays at 10 PM

What it’s about –

1. looking into my so-called Otaku life.

2. Thoughts and opinions on my observations for many things, mostly anime and culture.

3. Inner workings, ideas and others behind the scenes at Anime Diet (animediet.net)

Comment: It’s upclose (perhaps too much for comfort), personal (I got good hygenes) and raw. It’s Ray unplugged.

This episode: Ray talks about the site’s plan with iPad (Wikipedia), which will not include any PMS related activities. He discusses shows of this season – he likes Durarara, he loves Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (God I hate spelling this one), he doesn’t like Dance in the Vampire Bund, he hates Seikon no Qwaser, and he gushes about Ladies vs Butlers.

Matt’s thoughts on Durarara 1 & 2

Anime Diet’s articles on Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Article’s on Dance in the Vampire Bund

Articles on Ladies vs Butlers

(No articles on Seikon no Qwaser – why the hell would any of us wants to cover that?)

Tsundere Banana 7 – the Lover of Anime

What it is: a podcast/audio column

Length: around 10 minutes. Less than 10:30.

Host: Ray from Taipei.

Frequency: Mondays at 10 PM (well, you get two this week, neither of which is posted on Monday)

What it’s about –

1. looking into my so-called Otaku life.

2. Thoughts and opinions on my observations for many things, mostly anime and culture.

3. Inner workings, ideas and others behind the scenes at Anime Diet (animediet.net)

Comment: It’s upclose (perhaps too much for comfort), personal (I got good hygenes) and raw. It’s Ray unplugged.

This episode: Ray is somewhat drunk and he proceeds to discuss one of the reasons he started watching anime, his reluctance to let the ippanjin into the circle and his desire to make people on the Anime Diet Staff into managers and his business philosophy. Sorry if this doesn’t seem anime related much! After all, Uncle Ray is a little emotional!

Oh and all his thoughts started from his newly acquired WWII era Japanese relic sword that worthed little because it was probably forged by a bunch of nobodies. Ray is weird, eh?

The picture is from Hataraki Man, with Rierie as the main character. Image from here.

Tsundere Banana 3 – Amazingly Weird

What it is: a podcast/audio column

Length: around 10 minutes. Less than 10:30 (11 minutes today, oops).

Host: Ray from Taipei.

Frequency: Mondays at 10 PM

What it’s about –

1. looking into my so-called Otaku life.

2. Thoughts and opinions on my observations for many things, mostly anime and culture.

3. Inner workings, ideas and others behind the scenes at Anime Diet (animediet.net)

Comment: It’s upclose (perhaps too much for discomfort), personal (I got good hygenes) and raw. It’s Ray unplugged.

This episode: Ray talking about one can do almost anything in anime but not really in live action, Queen’s Blade, his first anime experience, his friend’s experience, the ippanjin (normals) and pushing for the term “amazingly weird”.

Tsundere Banana 2 – It’s the Flag

What it is: a podcast/audio column

Length: around 10 minutes. Less than 10:30.

Host: Ray from Taipei.

Frequency: Mondays at 10 PM

What it’s about –

1. looking into my so-called Otaku life.

2. Thoughts and opinions on my observations for many things, mostly anime and culture.

3. Inner workings, ideas and others behind the scenes at Anime Diet (animediet.net)

Comment: It’s upclose (perhaps too much for discomfort), personal (I got good hygenes) and raw. It’s Ray unplugged.

This episode: Ray talks about the New British Flag, playing The Sims 3 and thinking about God. Renting in Taipei. The book Otacool. How does one become an Otaku (hint:  you can’t).

Also: Tsundere Banana 4 – My so-called Otaku Life, Tsundere Banana – Anime Diet’s 3-year special, Tsundere Banana 2 – It’s the Flag, Anime Diet Radio 44

Tsundere Banana – Anime Diet’s 3-year anniversary special

On this very special anniversary for the Diet, Ray talks about his thoughts about being normal or not instead after watching Kara no Kyoukai 7 for the second time. It’s an introspective and unplugged Ray for 10 minutes and 34 seconds.

Also: Tsundere Banana 4, Tsundere Banana 2, Anime Diet Radio Episode 44

New Site Layout: Anime Diet 4.5, hashin!

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Welcome to version 4.5 of Anime Diet! As you can see, things look a little different–but not too different. It’s more of an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary upgrade, because there is actually a much more radical layout shift that’s coming in the months ahead–but I figured it was time, on this our third anniversary, to refresh things. Structurally, it’s pretty much the same.

New features to watch out for:

  • A new mascot! You’ve seen it before if you’ve seen any of our recent videos. Diet-tan was drawn by Jose Cardenas.
  • At the bottom of every post, you can send it to Digg, StumbleUpon, and other bookmark sites. Please use them!
  • There’s a sidebar box with links to our Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter pages. There’ll be more to come!

This should be easier to read and a little bit cleaner, too. We hope you enjoy it! (And report any bugs that you might find. And yes, I know it looks kind of like Slashdot. :))