Category Archives: Feature

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…

Anime Maru Receives 2015 Reporters Without Borders Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Celebrities, media personalities, and politicians gathered for a special gala honoring Anime Maru, the recipient of the 2015 Reporters Without Borders Excellence in Journalism Award. The award selection committee cited Anime Maru’s coverage of several events with both geopolitical importance, and ones closer to the anime community that constituted their core leadership. To celebrate this award, we at Anime Maru have decided to reflect upon the vast history that led us to receive it, and the various important stories we have broken over the past few decades.

Anime Studios Now Only Hiring Writers Who Have Legally Changed Their Name to Urobuchi Gen

A recent survey of anime industry job postings has found that many studios are now only hiring writers who have legally changed their name to “Urobuchi Gen.” This is the…

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…

The NSA Ascends to Godhood

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, protesters surrounded the White House to demand changes within the U.S. government. The protesters were urged on by increasingly common invasions of privacy, and many are concerned that the U.S. is becoming more akin to a police state.

AIC announces ‘My Little Convict Can’t Be This Cute!’ Spin-Off Series

Tsukasa Fushimi, author of the manga series Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, has announced a partnership with AIC for an anime spin-off featuring Kirino and her struggle to adjust to life in a maximum-security prison after being convicted of the gruesome murder of her brother Kyosuke for accidentally revealing her otaku side to a group of her friends.

Shitty Anime Taste A Key Factor In Midterm Elections

As Americans head to the polls today for the 2014 midterm elections, many voters will have one prominent issue in mind as they pull the lever – shitty anime and those…

Slobs Petition to Repeal Law Banning Cosplaying L from ‘Death Note’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A law adopted by Congress as a lark has spiraled into what a few are calling the greatest civil rights battle of the 21st century. Rep. Grace…

Manga-Anime Guardians of the Galaxy To Fight Piracy Wherever it May Lie

XANDAR — Following their heroic rescue of the planet Xandar, the space-faring superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy announced that they have accepted a mission from the government of Japan…