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The Ideal Anime Male: A Deconstruction

Throughout anime history, the male lead character has consistently reflected a suite of traits — traits that have culminated into an archetype, now hailed throughout Japan as the ideal role…

Beyblade Creator Announces New Series About Competitive Fidget Spinning

With the phenomenon known as fidget spinners on the rapid rise, Beyblade creator Takao Aoki has teamed up with past collaborator Madhouse to launch a new project based around the…

Local Anime Fan Too Afraid To Watch Anime

THOUSAND OAKS, CA — To many, anime presents a casual escape from their mundane daily lives and an opportunity to forget about the world and enjoy pantyshots and sexualized servals….

Anime Maru Labeled as “Harmful and Misleading News Source”

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation recently published a list of news and media sources that it deemed “inadequate or harmful in representing anime culture”. Among the claims, Anime…

Dr. Otaku’s Corner: Career Advice and the Content Industry

Salutations, readers, to Dr. Otaku’s Corner. I have returned to serving my duty of dispensing politically correct opinions for your insight. With my extensive internet-based database and procedurally-generated algorithms, there…

Eiichiro Oda Creates Robot Doppleganger to Continue ‘One Piece’ Forever

At 83 volumes, 774 episodes and counting, One Piece is the most prolific series in the anime and manga industry. With other long-form series such as Bleach and Naruto ending in the…

The Next Tales Game Will Have “Good Graphics”, Director Promises

Recently released to international audiences, Tales of Berseria is the 16th and latest continuation of the popular JRPG series. Although the game met generally positive reviews, receiving praise primarily for its story and…

Monogatari Cosplaying Contest Results in Multiple Neck Injuries

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Paramedics were called to the scene at Setsucon yesterday when several cosplayers reportedly injured themselves during a costume contest. The overall theme was to dress up as…

Anime Maru’s Guide to Drawing Anime Girls

As devout fans of Japanese anime, we have always admired its distinctive visual style. When pondering about this artistic archetype, familiar terms such as moe and kawaii come to mind. This very essence…

Nekopara OVA Kickstarter Enjoys Overwhelming Success While Global Charity Project Goes Unfunded

Sekai Project, the publisher of visual novel Sakura Spirit among other quasi-erotic anime games, had recently launched a Kickstarter on the 28th of December with a base goal of $100,000, with…