Category Archives: Feature

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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…

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Anime Maru’s Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving

Hello, relative of an anime fan desperately seeking out something anime-related to give to your ungrateful cousin! We understand that this time of year can be stressful and that you…

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Issue of National Best Girl Up Takes Spotlight Weeks After Election

As the lingering recounts for a handful of races scattered around the country wind down, the long and drawn-out election season has finally come to a close. The big questions have been answered — Republicans have maintained majority control over Congress and Donald Trump will be the next President — but one last unanswered question has moved to the forefront of the national debate: who will be our nation’s Best Girl?

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Anime Maru’s Guide to Explaining Anime to Your Family This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year for bringing together families over food and festivities, except for when me-maw starts hitting the eggnog a little too hard…

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Shelter: Implications on Society, Anime and Stuff

The recent release of the music video, Shelter, a collaboration between music artists Porter Robinson and Madeon, has shaken the foundations of otaku culture — questioning the very definition of anime and…

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‘Food Wars’ Inspires Otaku to Create Various Food Abominations

The second season Food Wars! (Shokugeki no Souma) has proven to be a big hit, and it’s one of the most popular shows airing this season. Adapted from a manga by Tsukuda…

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Kyoto Animation Completes Machine that Turns Yuribait into Money

KYOTO, Japan — For years now, we’ve watched the trial and tribulations of famed studio Kyoto Animation as they struggle to make an anime that sells enough to compensate for the…

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New Online Dating Service Exclusively for Anime Teachers

School is starting once again around the world this fall, which brings another year of kids dragging their regrets of an unfulfilled summer around on their shoulders and another season of anime…