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Lone Fan Estatic So Many People Suddenly Watching ‘Brave of the Sun Fighbird’

Retro mecha anime fan Hayden Kerry received a pleasant surprise this week when his Twitter timeline was filled with people sharing screenshots from the 1991 anime Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird,…

UN Sanctions Japanese Mobile Game Industry for Whale Hunting

UNITED NATIONS — Representatives from the United Nations General Assembly announced sanctions against Japan for their continued issues with whale hunting, specifically within the mobile game industry. The industry has…

An Interview with the Canadian Animator behind Golden Kamuy’s Bears

More and more foreigners have been making their way into the Japanese animation industry recently, and foreigners have made especially great strides in 2018. Earlier this year, French animator Thibault…

‘Land of the Lustrous’ Superfan Spends $500 Million on Life-Sized Diamond Figure

In a true show of devotion, one Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) fan spent over $500 million on a life-sized figure of his favorite character, Diamond. Land of the…

Mario and Sonic Banned from 2018 Olympic Games

Shortly before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the International Olympic Committee announced that in addition to their previously announced ban of Russia for their use…

Retrospective: Recalling the Distant Time When ‘Osomatsu-san’ was Popular

Every once in a while as an anime fan I get nostalgic for old times. For shows that were big when I was first getting into anime, the shows that…

Anime Industry Accidentally Releases All Decent Cute Shows in One Season

Producers in the anime industry are scrambling after the realization that they had accidentally released all of the actually good “cute” shows all in one season. While the anime industry…

Op-Ed: Repeating Video Topics for Views Sucks, but Not as Much as ‘Sword Art Online’

Geoff Thew YouTuber & Creator of Mother’s Basement What’s up basement dwellers, I’m Geoff Thew, anime critic and strong believer in reading the tags above an article before reading the…

Man Suddenly Remembers ‘The Great Passage’ Exists

OMAHA, NE — Anime fan Greg Parker was scrolling through Amazon Prime after rewatching Made in Abyss to see what other anime they had when he was puzzled to find…