Online Doujin Community Spawns Literary Criticism Movement

AMSTERDAM – The adult Japanese fanworks community website has seen the creation of a literary criticism movement that hopes to improve that state of fan-submitted works by amateur translators….


Review: Saki Zenkoku-hen

It has been almost five years since anime watchers were introduced to the Saki franchise. Its lucid blend of yuri overtones, fanservice, and ridiculous shounen motifs captivated viewers who otherwise would…


New Anime Fan Watches Neon Genesis Evangelion for the First Time

NAPERVILLE, IL — Two weeks after being introduced to anime by his friend, high school senior Travis Grant has discovered and completed the 1995 Gainax anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Hailing the show…


Campaign Seeks to Ban Offensive Terms ‘Hug Pillow’ and ‘Body Pillow’

LOS ANGELES – A new campaign launched today aims to ban the terms “Hug Pillow” and “Body Pillow,” which are routinely used to describe full sized pillows that feature anime…


Portal to Sengoku Period Opens During ‘Blood Moon’; Classical Heroes Offer Simple Message

KYOTO — Magical properties from the “blood moon” — the first lunar eclipse of 2014 — triggered a tear in reality and opened a temporary pathway to the Sengoku period….


Adult Fans Angered that Kids Are Flooding Toy Robot Fighting Arenas

TOKYO — Araki Takahiro is angry. Araki is one of the top fighters in the country in the sport known as “Gunpla Battle,” in which competitors build replica Gundam robots…


New Flight Data Recorder Plays fripSide Songs when Underwater

TACOMA, WA — Following the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, and the inability for rescuers to locate the aircraft’s wreckage beneath the ocean, the International Civil Aviation Organization has…


Anime Reviewer Actually Likes New Show, Summarily Beaten to Death by Coworkers

SAN FRANCISCO – A staffer for a popular anime blog was beaten to death by his own coworkers after he announced that he had genuinely liked an anime premiere from…


Third Madoka Magica Movie Blu Ray Release Causes Spike In Antidepressant Prescriptions

LOS ANGELES – The North American home release of Rebellion Story, the third movie in the popular Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica series, has caused a noticeable increase in the number…

In a new video, ISIS militants can be seen watching their favorite anime dubs.

Syrian Jihadists Continue Feud Over Question Of Subs vs. Dubs

RAQQA – A double suicide bombing claimed the lives of 15 militant members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as part of the ongoing Jihadist feud…