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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…

‘Kemono Friends’ Director Tatsuki Joins With Hideo Kojima to Form New Studio

When Kemono Friends director Tatsuki was removed from his position under unclear circumstances, despite the overwhelming success of the anime, speculation quickly turned toward corporate greed. Now, Tatsuki has now found a new ally:…

Fall Anime Season Forces Area Man to Question His Sexuality Once Again

BOSTON, MA- Mark Josey, living a happy married life with 3 children, has only recently recovered from his awkward man-crush on Astolfo from Fate/Apocrypha, but Japan isn’t letting him go…

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…