Category Archives: Editorial

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…

Op-Ed: ‘Darling in the Franxx’ is Literally ‘Guilty Crown’ and You Idiots Fell for It

  Atsushi Nishigori Director, Darling in the Franxx During the weeks leading up to Darling in the Franxx‘s premiere, I couldn’t help but notice all of the positive attention and…

Ahogamer Reviews: Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII

With the Evo tournament starting this weekend, it seems a better time than ever to check out a fighting game. Or at least that’s what my editor keeps telling me,…

‘Darling in the FranXX’ is the ‘Dark Souls’ of Anime

In today’s day and age, we love a good comparison, and nothing is more commonly compared than FromSoftware’s action RPG Dark Souls. We’ve all heard the gags and seen the clickbaity…

An Interview with the Canadian Animator behind Golden Kamuy’s Bears

More and more foreigners have been making their way into the Japanese animation industry recently, and foreigners have made especially great strides in 2018. Earlier this year, French animator Thibault…

Op-Ed: What Did They Do to Precure Since I Was in Fourth Grade?

Kawazaki Rikka Yawamori Elementary School, Sixth Grade A few weeks ago, I tried to get back into a franchise I’ve loved since I was younger and checked out Hugtto Precure. A…

Retrospective: Recalling the Distant Time When ‘Osomatsu-san’ was Popular

Every once in a while as an anime fan I get nostalgic for old times. For shows that were big when I was first getting into anime, the shows that…

Op-Ed: Repeating Video Topics for Views Sucks, but Not as Much as ‘Sword Art Online’

Geoff Thew YouTuber & Creator of Mother’s Basement What’s up basement dwellers, I’m Geoff Thew, anime critic and strong believer in reading the tags above an article before reading the…

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…

Anime Maru Adventures Episode 1: Please Help Me

TOKYO, Japan — To anyone that is reading this, please send help. My name is Steve Sigbjorn. Three months ago I answered a classified ad for an anime news website that was looking for a travel writer. Next thing I knew, I was packed in a shipping container and dropped off in downtown Tokyo with nothing but a tablet, 100 yen, and a copy of Tokyo Geek’s Guide. It is getting cold. I have been doing unspeakable things to earn money for food. My attempts to contact Anime Maru for help have been ignored. I don’t think I can survive for much longer.