“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…

Crunchyroll Buffering Mistaken for Dramatic Pause

ATLANTA, GA — What was perceived to be a dramatic pause to establish focus on a line of dialogue has turned out to be the Crunchyroll stream buffering. Sources report that…

Glasslip Episode 05: Don’t Judge Me

I do not remember what compelled me to pick up Glasslip this season. I believe I thought it was about glassblowing which sounded pretty cool and offered some interesting potential. Then I…

Kancolle Anime Delayed To Winter 2015 Due To Inability To Come Up With Plot

TOKYO, Japan – The upcoming anime Kantai Collection, which was originally slated to premier in Summer 2014 and was already previously delayed to the Fall 2014 season, was delayed again…

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…