Op-Ed: What Did They Do to Precure Since I Was in Fourth Grade?

Kawazaki Rikka Yawamori Elementary School, Sixth Grade A few weeks ago, I tried to get back into a franchise I’ve loved since I was younger and checked out Hugtto Precure. A…

‘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…

‘Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san’ Shown at Bullying Awareness Seminar

TORRANCE, CA — Richardson Middle School in Torrance, California drew attention this week for featuring clips from the currently airing anime Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san as discussion material in its anti-bullying…

“Other” Completes Dramatic Sweep of Crunchyroll Anime Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA — The capacity crowd was reduced to a stunned silence as various write-in candidates completed a shocking sweep of the categories at the second annual Crunchyroll Awards….

Dual Pilot Mech Deemed Too Awkward to Actually Operate

The FANUC Corporation generated industry buzz this week when its engineers successfully developed the world’s first large-scale mech controllable by human pilots. The machine utilizes the capabilities of two pilots in…

Kyoto Animation Starts Campaign to Erase ‘Musaigen no Phantom World’ From Existence

Earlier this week, an anonymous source leaked that animation studio Kyoto Animation has formed a new department specializing in cyberwarfare and media manipulation. With the studio trying to positively promote…

Fan Buys a Single Piece of Anime Merchandise, Gets Bragging Rights for Supporting the Industry

BOSTON, MA — Brian Gant has been watching anime for years now, and finally decided to invest into his hobby by buying a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Nendoroid for a grand…

‘Love Live! Moonshine!!!’ Announced as Second Spinoff Series of Franchise

Sunrise confirmed earlier today that a TV anime titled Love Live! Moonshine!!! is currently in production. The new series is a continuation of multimedia project Love Live! which received its first…

‘A Place Further Than The Universe’ Inspires Fans to Visit Antarctica

SHOWA STATION, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica — A group of self-described anime fans arrived via boat at Showa Station earlier this week, eager to visit locations that will be featured…

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…