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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…

Anime Adaptation of Urasawa’s ‘Pluto’ Scrapped Because Pluto isn’t a Planet Anymore

A poster at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival of Naoki Urasawa’s acclaimed manga Pluto hinted at a possibility of an anime adaptation. Urasawa, however, has now stepped up to…

History of Anime: A Short Look at the Medieval Anime Industry

You might love your anime and manga, but do you know about the origins of your hobby? Did you think anime had its origins in the mid-20th century? Or perhaps…

‘Made in Abyss’ Director Hints at Dark, Scary Adaptation

Representatives from Kinema Citrus revealed a new marketing strategy earlier this week for the upcoming anime adaption of Made in Abyss. In order to replicate the manga’s eerie atmosphere, the…

Area Man Still Pretending to Enjoy ‘Kemono Friends’

BOSTON, MA — The surprise of the previous season, Kemono Friends, is a happy little anime that’s taking the world by storm. From massive amounts of fan art to boosting…