Category Archives: News

Game 4 of NBA Finals Interrupted by 10 Minute Long Flashback Sequence

MIAMI, FL — Game 4 of the NBA Finals, contested between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, was abruptly interrupted early in the third quarter to accommodate a…

Otaku Petitions Government to Stop Calling Lolicon Manga “Child Pornography”

TOKYO, Japan ― Less than a month after the Tokyo Metropolitan government’s unprecedented decision to begin enforcing tighter controls of printed media, the otaku community has begun to fight back….

Sony Announces Every Game People Want Except iDOLM@STER

LOS ANGELES, CA — Sony’s press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo yesterday included announcements for so many highly anticipated games that fans almost didn’t notice the lack of news…

Police Bust Underground Mushi Smuggling Operation

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Police raided a once-abandoned warehouse and busted the largest mushi smuggling operation in the country, arresting nearly 100 alleged gang members and confiscating nearly $40 million of mushi…

Experts Warn of the Dangers of ‘Snowhalation’

The most recent episode of Love Live: School Idol Project has created a viral phenomenon, resulting countless YouTube clips of young people attempting to mimic the popular idol anime. While the…

New FCC Policy Threatens Anime Neutrality

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission has endorsed a new policy allowing internet carriers to stream anime with moe fanservice faster than other anime. This would open the door for internet service…

Anime Conventions Run Out of Names

ANN ARBOR, MI — David Morrison and his planning committee have run into a problem anime conventions around the world now face: a name. According to a report by the Society…

Light Novel Plot Described as Love Icosiheptagon

PASADENA, CA — Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered a 27-edged romantic conflict in the light novel Ore no Imouto to, Ore no Osananajimi to, Ore no Doukyuusei…

Crystal Pepsi to Sponsor Sailor Moon Crystal

American multinational beverage corporation PepsiCo announced yesterday that it is reviving Crystal Pepsi to launch a campaign promoting the upcoming anime Sailor Moon Crystal. Crystal Pepsi was a short-lived soda released in…

NRA Adopts Tedeza Rize as Official Mascot

FAIRFAX, VA — The National Rifle Association unveiled a new mascot this week: Tedeza Rize from the currently-airing anime Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?.  In a statement to Anime Maru, NRA…