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‘Minions’ Tops Weekly Blu-ray Anime Sales in Japan

To the surprise of many fans, the latest report of weekly anime Blu-ray sales showed the Minions movie outranking all other titles in sales numbers for Japan. It is uncertain…

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Deep Analysis: ‘Animegataris’ is Sharp Critique of Localization

Another week goes by, and that means yet another episode of this season’s popular show Animegataris — a show about a group of high school students who seek to reestablish their school’s…

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TSA Refuses to Accept Man’s Crunchyroll Passport

NASHVILLE, TN — Crunchyroll user Carl Johnston was held up at Nashville International Airport today for several hours after TSA agents refused to accept the Crunchyroll passport he presented to board…

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Critic Refuses to Believe that “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” is Bad

This September saw the return of renowned filmmaker Shinichiro Watanabe with an animated short under his direction: Blade Runner: Black Out 2022. Produced in tandem with the American feature film Blade Runner 2049,…

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Anime Strike Deal Forces ‘Umaru-chan’ Fans to Make Better Life Decisions

The announcement that Himouto! Umaru–chan R would be streaming exclusively on Amazon’s Anime Strike this season has not sat well with anime fans. While Anime Strike’s fifteen subscribers were overjoyed, fans hoping…

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Figure Collector Just Likes Looking At Boxes

HOUSTON, TX – For many anime fans, collecting figures is a popular way to express their liking toward a certain franchise or character. From an aesthetic perspective, figures make excellent…

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Lo-fi Hip Hop Live Streams Become Most Viewed Anime on MAL

The  coveted spot for most watched anime on the popular anime ranking site MyAnimeList has been taken over earlier today, by lo-fi hip hop live streams. These live steams most often appear…

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Man Hasn’t Seen Enough Hentai to Know Where This is Going

As part of an ongoing series on the viewing habits of typical otaku, we sat down with magical girl fan and devout Mormon Elijah Smith to get his thoughts on…

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In First Unanimous Decision, Japanese Diet Declares ‘Idol Jihen’ is Terrible

TOKYO, Japan — The National Diet of Japan came to a historical decision this week when the assembly unanimously declared that 2017 TV anime Idol Jihen is ‘terrible’ and unfit to be…

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Long-Time ‘Pingu’ Fans Concerned About Sudden Popularity of Franchise

2017 has been a eventful year for anime, but there was perhaps no bigger surprise in the often-unpredictable industry than this season’s Pingu in the City. Animated by Polygon Pictures, Pingu in…