North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Returns After 40-Day Anime Marathon

PYONGYANG – North Korean state media has reported the “triumphant return” of leader Kim Jong-Un, who had not made a public appearance in 40 days. His unexplained absence sparked a global…

Midwestern Mom Still Can’t Pronounce ‘Naruto’

The long-running shounen manga Naruto finally comes to an end in a few weeks. As half the anime community breaks out the peppermint schnapps to celebrate and the other half huddles in…

Hatsune Miku Follows Up Letterman with Appearance on the O’Reilly Factor

NEW YORK, NY — Following her performance on Late Show with David Letterman, Japanese virtual pop sensation Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on The O’Reilly Factor earlier this week. Hatsune Miku’s…

Cross Ange Blasted For Offensive Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The new Sunrise anime Cross Ange, which features scantily clad mecha pilots battling dragons, has already generated controversy in its first episode due to its controversial…

Local High-School Girl Denies Allegations Of Being A ‘Tsundere’

  A local high-school girl, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has recently denied allegations by her classmates that she may in fact be a tsundere. The evidence offered by…

Burly Russian Man Confused by Pixiv

YEKATERINBURG, Russia — For many consumers of Japanese culture, Pixiv is a one-stop source for fan-made art from around the world. To one Russian man, however, the popular Japanese online community…

Mass Debating — Your Reactions to Pharrell’s Anime-Themed Music Video

The official music video for “It Girl“, the final track on Pharrell’s hit album G I R L hit the internet earlier this week, causing a burst of popularity especially…

Letters to the Editor: September 2014

Gap in Coverage SIR — Your recent article regarding the ‘Gender Gap’ in anime characters (link) depicts a one-sided view of the issue of anime gender equality. Here at Kyoto Animation,…

Anime Fans Already Lining Up To Pirate Next Season’s Shows

TOKYO, Japan – Massive lines have already formed outside internet cafes and other public broadband providers in anticipation of the fall anime season, which debuts in October.  Fans are already…

Hunter x Hunter Staff Going On Hiatus to Play Every Dragon Quest Game

TOKYO, Japan — Hunter x Hunter director Koujina Hiroshi has announced that with the conclusion of the show’s 148th episode, the entire staff is going on hiatus to play every…