Anime Maru’s Guide to Your First Convention

With Otakon coming up quickly, many of our readers will be attending their first anime convention in the upcoming weeks. Here are some helpful tips on having a fun first…

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…

Man Hospitalized After Exposure to ANN Forums

SAN ANTONIO, TX — A 24-year-old man was rushed to the emergency room late last evening after coming into contact with the Anime News Network forums, officials stated. According to a report, the…

‘Like a Flower Blooming Anew’: Fan Overcomes Addiction to Hatewatching Sword Art Online

LOS ANGELES, CA — It was nearly two years ago that anime fan Michael West hit the lowest point of his life. “I was sitting in my bed, sweating, staring…

Letters to the Editor: July 2014

We’re Going Legit-nyaa! SIR― In your recent article about Nyaa issuing DMCA takedowns (link), you allege that Fakku is ‘getting bad press.’ While this may be true, it is important…

Koch Brothers, George Soros Defend Aniplex Pricing

NEW YORK, NY – Multi-billionaires from both sides of the political spectrum have come together to defend Aniplex of America’s anime pricing scheme. In an open letter to the New York…

Mass Debating — Your Reactions to Genderbent Kirito

The most recent episode of Sword Art Online 2 depicts Kirito’s Gun Gale Online character as an androgynous male. Realizing that everyone think he is a girl, he decides to play along. Koimeme+Musou …stupid…

Nyaa Begins Sending DMCA Takedown Notices Due To Possibility Of Becoming Legit Some Day

LOS ANGELES, CA – In the hopes of someday transitioning to the legal content model in the vein of Crunchyroll and Fakku, Nyaa Torrents have already begun sending DMCA takedown…

Recent Death Attributed to Sword Art Offline

FUKUOKA, Japan — The mysterious death of 24-year-old Takashima Ryuuji has been linked to the action-fantasy RPG Sword Art Offline. Sources state that Ryuuji was an obsessive player of Sword Art…

Bandai Namco Ordered to Put Warnings Labels on iDOLM@STER Products

TOKYO, Japan — A Tokyo Superior Metropolitan judge ordered toy and video game company Bandai Namco to apply labeling to all products related to The iDOLM@STER warning consumers of the dangers of becoming…