Upcoming Makoto Shinkai Film is About Clouds

CoMix Wave Films and director Makoto Shinkai have announced a new animation project that focuses on the formation and movement of several types of clouds. Sora no Kumo is planned…

Things to Do While Watching Glasslip

Bored while watching Glasslip? The following is a handy list of things you can do while you pretend to watch Glasslip: Watch Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Learn to type on a Dvorak keyboard Tweet…

Pixiv Artists Exposed as Anime Illuminati

ROME, Italy — The Dan Brown Institute of Conspiracy Research recently concluded a five-year investigation revealing that the foremost artists on the Japanese online artist community Pixiv are a hidden oligarchy…

Increasing Calls For Demilitarization Of Cosplay

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle today called to reexamine current policies due to the increasing militarization of cosplay at anime conventions. “Cosplay at conventions…

Comiket 86 Debuts Oculus Rift Demo of Virtual Comiket

TOKYO – Comiket 86, which took place last weekend in Tokyo, featured a booth demonstrating the world’s first fully immersive, Oculus Rift version of Comiket itself. Visitors to the booth,…

“Hanamonogatari” Delayed for No Particular Reason

Offering no substantive justification, animation studio SHAFT has announced today that Hanamonogatari, the sixth part of the Monogatari series, has been further delayed to early 2015. In an official statement, animation studio SHAFT stated…

Japanese Animators Escape to Sweatshops in Search of Better Working Conditions

As working conditions continue to deteriorate for animators in Japan’s anime industry, many are starting to look for better opportunities. While several anime studios in recent weeks have reported that their…

Long Line at Otakon Revealed To Be Cosplay Of Long Line From Anime Expo

BALTIMORE, MD – A particularly long line at Otakon 2014 turned out to be an elaborate cosplay of a long line from this year’s Anime Expo, which took place last…

Otakon Panel on Transmutation Circles Accidentally Summons Demon

BALTIMORE, MD – An Otakon 2014 panel on magic in anime ended abruptly when one of the transmutation circles drawn by a panelist accidentally summoned the demon Gu’althuu, resulting in…

Burglary Ring Disappointed After Targeting Homes Of Otakon Attendees

  BOSTON, MA – The head of a burglary ring that broke into homes of residents who were away to attend Otakon are reportedly very disappointed with their loot. “All…