Category Archives: Feature

TurboTax Developer Releases ‘Doki Doki Tax Consultant!’

Intuit, a major American developer of financial software, announced today a new spinoff of its popular TurboTax software. Titled Doki Doki Tax Consultant!, the new software package aims to assist…

New “Otaku Cannon” Project Allows Fans to Shoot Money Directly at Anime Creators

Tokyo Otaku Mode announced the launch of a new project earlier today that will allow fans to directly support the production of anime. The project, called Otaku Cannon, will allow…

Local Man Watches Anime at 1.5x Speed

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the winter anime season already in full swing, countless fans find themselves watching yet another host of new anime. Inevitably, many struggle to keep up…

‘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:…

Deep Analysis: ‘Animegataris’ is Sharp Critique of Localization

Another week goes by, and that means yet another episode of this season’s popular show Animegataris — a show about a group of high school students who seek to reestablish their school’s…

Strength in Numbers: Top 10 MyAnimeList Scores

Besides the sheer euphoria of meticulously tracking every episode of every anime you have ever watched, the pinnacle of the MyAnimeList experience is giving completed shows a score. This unique experience of…

Op-Ed: I Watched One Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ and Determined American TV is for Perverts

Ken Garry Anime Journalist As a consumer and critic of anime, I constantly get commenters trying to get me to branch out into American television, much to my dismay and…

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…

Anime Maru Goes to Japan!

After several years of hard work to climb the proverbial Everest of anime journalism, we here at Anime Maru have finally been able to reap our reward: an all-expenses paid…

Deep Analysis: What Do You Do At The End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?

As I have written before, many questions pose deep philosophical questions to their audiences, and I am constantly trying to find the answers to those questions. In a previous column…