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Op-Ed: I Celebrate Umineko Day by Wondering What the Story Was Even About

Ted Harris Telemarketer and an amateur detective As October rolls in, the changing seasons once again force me to remember a tragedy I’d rather forget. But alas, on the 4th…

Haruhi Suzumiya Fans Excited for Annual Disappointment

As 2018 enters its last quarter, Kadokawa is once again busy preparing an elaborate let-down for all the fans of the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise. Observers around the world are eagerly…

Area Man Inspired by ‘Yama no Susume’ Already Regretting Everything

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WA — Steven Linden wipes his brow and sighs loudly as he looks up at the imposing peak that he has so far climbed barely a …

Expected ‘Uma Musume’ Controversies Already Months Late

Uma Musume of the spring anime season quietly finished airing, leaving an empty hole where angry controversies usually should have been. Only a handful of alert anime bloggers pointed out…

Tokyo Anime Award Recognizes ‘Violet Evergarden’ as “Most Okay Anime”

TOKYO, Japan — The Tokyo Anime Awards, a festival seeking to recognize and award excellence in Japanese animation, has announced plans to create a new award category “Most Okay Anime”…

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…

Local Anime Expert Claims Anime is Getting Worse

“They just don’t make them like they used to”, local self-proclaimed anime expert Nicholas Spencer starts the interview with Anime Maru with a strong and provocative statement. For Spencer, the…

Area Man Still Watching ‘Juuni Taisen’

“It’s going to get deep next episode, I promise!” Mike Harburgh told Anime Maru, referring to the currently airing anime series Juuni Taisen, which is based on a light novel…

‘Chihayafuru’ Staff Admits Nobody Actually Knew Anything About Karuta

The staff at studio Madhouse involved with creating the TV anime Chihayafuru, which ran 50 episodes in 2012 and 2013, admitted earlier this week that nobody involved with the show knew…