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…

Research Confirms: Some People Actually Watching M3

PRINCETON, NJ – For the first time this season, researchers at Princeton University were able to confirm that the anime M3 The Dark Metal (M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane) actually has…

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…

Fans Outraged By Sailor Moon Crystal Trailer, Unsure Why

NEW YORK, NY – The world premiere of the first trailer for the upcoming anime Sailor Moon Crystal has left anime fans around the world furious, but none of them…

AMA Warns: ‘Kancolle’ Cosplay Carries Increased Risk of Hernia, Back Injuries

CHICAGO, IL – Cosplaying as characters from the popular browser game Kantai Collection (Kancolle), which is set to be adapted into an anime series later this year, carries an increased…

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…