FUN Fact!

Did you know that during Victorian times, people commonly referred to London simply as “Town”?

Similar to the modern reference of New York City as “The Big Apple”, the term “Town” had become a popular nick name for London to English citizens throughout the Victorian Era.

The social elite and wealthy would generally have a home in London “Town”, and another home outside of London, which would be their “Country” estate. Today when we think of the word country, when not referring to a nation, we think of more rural landscapes and communities. A “Country” home in this instance could be anywhere else in England including other major cities but not in London “Town” itself.

This reference is something we see occur a lot in British literature, most familiarly found in Jane Austen novels when characters go to London ‘Town’ for the season. The season began when the new session of Parliament was implemented after the Christmas holidays, and concluded in mid-June. Then those who could afford the luxury left London in droves to their ‘Country’ estates to escape both the stifling heat and the rather unpleasant odors that accompanied a summer in London.

Pretty neat, right? Be sure to catch the latest episodes of Black Butler - Book of Circus on Thursdays at 5:20 EST. To watch now click here.

Black Butler – Book of Circus Trivia!


Did you know that all of Snake’s favorite serpentine reptiles are named after famous poets and playwrights?


One of his snakes is named after Oscar Wilde who was a famous Irish writer and poet best known for The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Importance of Being Earnest.


Likewise, we have another snake named after the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe’s infamous plays about Faust have been the inspiration for many creative minds for years since. While Goethe’s Faust was inspired by a classic German legend, he helped to cement the story of Faust in a way that one who has made a deal with the devil could be considered to have made a Faustian bargain. That sounds a bit familiar, doesn’t it?

Be sure to catch the latest episodes of Black Butler - Book of Circus on Thursdays at 5:20 EST. To watch now click here.

Calling all Hetalians! We’re hosting two very special Live Stream events where we’ll be showing episodes of Hetalia: The Beautiful World back to back and live chatting about them! There will also be prizes given out!

So, join us on April 3rd and on June 12th on as we watch and discuss Hetalia: The Beautiful World.

Please share and re-blog this post so we can get as many people to watch as possible!

Did we mention we’ll have prizes? Special Hetalia prizes? Cause, yeah, we will.


Episode 4 of Free! -Eternal Summer- is up, featuring the Samezuka Swim Club and an in-depth look at Rin and Sosuke’s past together! Meanwhile, the Iwatobi boys struggle to make perfect bentos that match their training regimen. To watch now click here!


Any Samezuka fans out there? Who’s your favorite of the boys of the rival team?


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Hey, Future Fish! Never give up!

We’ve uploaded the glorious ending song for Free! - Eternal Summer - for you on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Catch all new episodes every Wednesday at 11:30am ET. Click here.

FUNimation has acquired the simulcast and home video rights for Black Butler Book of Circus! First episode will launch on their site on July 10th at 2:50pm CT and will stream weekly on Thursdays at 2:20pm CT.

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In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible.  In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!

Rikan's Simulcast for Winter 2013
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  • Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun (八犬伝 -東方八犬異聞-)
  • Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (まおゆう魔王勇者)
  • Seitokai no Ichizon (生徒会の一存 Lv.2)
  • Tamako Market ( たまこまーけっと)
  • Cuticle Tantei Inaba (キューティクル探偵因幡)