Category Archives: Feature

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History of Anime: A Short Look at the Medieval Anime Industry

You might love your anime and manga, but do you know about the origins of your hobby? Did you think anime had its origins in the mid-20th century? Or perhaps…

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Anime Maru Goes to Japan!

After several years of hard work to climb the proverbial Everest of anime journalism, we here at Anime Maru have finally been able to reap our reward: an all-expenses paid…

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Deep Analysis: What Do You Do At The End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?

As I have written before, many questions pose deep philosophical questions to their audiences, and I am constantly trying to find the answers to those questions. In a previous column…

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Deep Analysis: The Complex Characters of ‘One Room’

The director of the newly aired anime series One Room publicly announced this week his dissatisfaction with viewer reception of the series thus far. One Room was met with muddled…

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Crunchyroll Rocked by Video Streaming Controversy

Earlier this week, popular on-demand anime streaming site Crunchyroll was hit with massive community backlash after members of the community carefully analyzing encoding methods uncovered a shocking revelation. They found…

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Next Installment of ‘When they Cry’ Series to be Drawn Entirely by Child

07th Expansion, originally a doujin-circle focused on visual novels, has announced on Twitter this week that they plan to create a new installment for the popular When they Cry series,…

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Anime Maru’s Guide to Successful Harem Management

Valentine’s Day is an important event for couples all across the world. While dealing with the affections of just one female can be quite the challenge, what about those of…

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Anime Maru’s Guide to Drawing Anime Girls

As devout fans of Japanese anime, we have always admired its distinctive visual style. When pondering about this artistic archetype, familiar terms such as moe and kawaii come to mind. This very essence…

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11 Anime That Perfectly Sum Up 2016

As this year filled with unbelievable politics and celebrity deaths draws to a close, we take a look back at the anime that aired this year which perfectly sum up 2016.

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Thousands of Copies of ‘Yuri on Ice’ Pre-Ordered in Mike Pence’s Name

The election may be over, but the controversy surrounding it has hardly given us news organizations time to relax. While most of the media attention has been on President-Elect Donald…