Category Archives: Editorial

Deep Analysis: IS It Wrong to Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

I like many fans turn to anime for intellectual stimulation. Anime poses many deep philosophical questions, and I as an intellectual have attempted to answer these questions in my columns….

Deep Analysis: Hidden Meanings in the Yuri Kuma Arashi Finale You May Have Missed

With Yuri Kuma Arashi’s final episode airing this week, it’s finally time to end our 12 part series analyzing all of the show’s symbolism. I hope you’ve been keeping up…

Anime Maru’s Guide to Discussing Anime

Over the course of your anime career, you are bound to encounter people who share your hobby. Talking about anime with other people can be very intimidating; how are you going…

Staff Infection — Editors’ Picks for Spring 2015

Bob_Squob I’m very excited for the new Lupin III series, because after dozens of subpar specials and OVAs what Lupin really needs is a change in the color of his…

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Visual Aids – The Otaku Anatomy

Today on our new series “Visual AIDS”, we explore the anatomy of an otaku. Check back regularly for more education infographics on Anime Maru.

10 Kancolle Facts You Won’t Believe Because You Have Some Deep Seated Trust Issues

Despite being the main character of the anime, Fubuki was actually one of the worst destroyers in the original KanColle game until the anime came out. No, it’s true, she…

Deep Analysis: Hidden Meanings in Episode 1 of Yuri Kuma Arashi You May Have Missed

Ikuhara Kunihiko’s new show Yuri Kuma Arashi premiered this week, confounding viewers with its strangeness. Ikuhara is well known for layering in hidden meanings into his work using confusing symbolism…

Year in Review: 10 Anime That Aired in 2014

2014 was a year that featured many anime. In fact, I can say for certain that the Japanese animation industry did in fact develop, animate, and advertise several shows throughout…

Letters to the Editor: December 2014

KanColle ~Conspiracy Collection~ SIR― I am disappointed that you have chosen to report the oft-repeated but little-examined view that North Korea is behind the Kancolle attacks. As an experienced DRPK…

A Message to All Anime Bloggers

Dear all anime bloggers, I hope that all of you are having a wonderful holiday season. After all, it’s the season to be jolly and merry. While the year winds…