Studio Ghibli Stuggles to Explain That New Film Does Not Involve Miyazaki

TOKYO, Japan — Studio Ghibli media representative Ken Atsugawa released a statement today reiterating the fact that Hayao Miyazaki was not involved in the production of its new film When…

All Other Issues Resolved, Implies CNN Report on Hentai Manga

Major American news outlet CNN has declared yesterday that America was in such a state of ideal stability that explicit cartoon images from another country are a cause for concern,…

Fans Still in Line for Panel from Anime Expo 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA — A group of anime fans is still waiting in line for a panel from Anime Expo 2013 nearly a year later. Mark Anderson and his friends,…

Your Takes — Your Reactions to ‘Violence Jack’ Getting Licensed

Discotek Media has licensed Violence Jack, the infamous OVA adaptation of the Go Nagai manga. What does the community have to say? (Story via Crunchyroll) SteadyProfanity Funimation missed out on a huge…

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…

Staff Infection — Editors’ Picks for Summer 2014

kevo Glasslip? Wow talk about another typical P.A. Works show, pandering to the glass crafting enthusiast community to make a quick buck. Talk about the lowest common denominator. Bakumatsu Rock looks…

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…