In this week's Aniwords, Isaac zeroes in on what makes moe anime New Game! more than just a cute escape from reality. How does the show "make moe real"? And what does it mean to be "real," anyways? Hit the jump to find out!
Japanese translator Frog-kun explores how our favorite anime, manga and light novels are translated into English. What is lost in translation? More importantly, what is found in translation? This week, Frog-kun explores the evolution of the word “otaku” and how its meaning has changed over time in English and Japanese. Hit the jump to read more!
In Mob Psycho 100, the Kageyama brothers, Shigeo and Ritsu, are complete opposites of each other – yet both brothers wish they could be more like the other. Not sure why? Hit the jump to find out!
If you’re a regular visitor to Crunchyroll News, odds are that you love anime. A lot. But is that burning passion enough to make you permanently mark yourself with an image of your favorite character? Some folks featured in the new book “Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design” have already taken the plunge. After the jump, enjoy some photos and excerpts from this amazing new pager turner!
When the going gets tough, the tough draw pantsu. In this week's "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", we sneak a peek at The Comic Artist and His Assistants, a 2014 sex comedy with an ecchi edge about a cheerfully perverted manga author and the women who keep his career on track. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anime vs. Real Life is looking at the locations of the currently airing Orange again! Specifically comparing the beautiful Agatanomori Park to its anime version, shown in the second and third episode of the show. Hit the jump to get a closer look!
Yukako Yamagishi may not be the textbook fairy tale princess, but JoJo's Bizarre Adventure isn't your textbook fairy tale. This week on Why It Works, we poke around the unique stylings of JoJo's latest performance. Hit the jump for more!
The countdown continues as we celebrate Fanart Friday's fourth year! Guest installments, character archetypes, column hijacking, and more show up in this highlight reel of Fanart Friday's second-to-last year--hit the jump to see more!
Suwa really is a great guy, isn't he? This week, Emily delves into Suwa's relationship with Naho and Kakeru as well as Orange's continued deft touch when it comes to darker subjects. More after the jump.
Nagatsuki borrows more than the narrative from Melville's classic, employing the same literary tools which make Moby-Dick such a controversial and lasting work. Unreliable narration, matched with a wonderfully tragic tale of love, allow us to project our own beliefs and values on Wilhelm's quest for vengeance. What's left says just as much about us as it does about the work. Read more, after the jump!
This week's recipe from Comet Lucifer combines two simple ideas (Curry and bread bowls) to make a dish so delightfully perfect, it stopped my hangry behavior in a single heartbeat, quieted my mind, and gave me enlightenment. The heavens stopped, opened up, and whispered the secrets of the universe to me. What did they say? Read more after the jump to find out!