This 4th of July, celebrate the holiday with anime. This week we feature a selection of series that take place in the USA, plus related recommendations for similar titles, spanning a range of genres and themes. Check them out and get new ideas of what to watch next after the jump!
When all the real employees are away, the Dingo will play! Everybody's off at Anime Expo this weekend, so Shane's stepping up to fill Nate's sizable shoes for a special edition of Fanart Friday! Make the jump to see some of the hot-blooded columnist's favorite things in beautiful fan-made style!
Artist Mugi Tanaka’s new storytelling project PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! continues to expand this week as the spotlight falls on KOTOKO, the gang's resident preppy bookworm! Enjoy new art and background items after the jump!
LOST IN ANIME is the first art book from Thomas Romain, a French Tokyo-based anime creator affiliated with Satelight inc. On the eve of his in-person appearance at Anime Expo (which includes a Q&A at the Crunchyroll booth), we present an exclusive look inside his gorgeous new book that celebrates the first decade of his career in the Japanese anime industry. Enjoy after the jump!
Eorzea opens up a whole new world of adventure in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, the latest expansion of the hit MMORPG! Baker digs deep in this huge new world, but what does it take to impress a FFXIV superfan? Hit the jump to check out our full review!
The final episode of Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? aired last Friday, so Isaac takes a shot at assessing whether or not the show answered its all-important titular question. Hit the jump to find out if it's time to ditch the bar for the dungeon!
Seven years after its original release, Devil May Cry 4 returns with an expanded cast and all new Legendary Dark Knight difficulty Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition! Check out the brand new costumes and slick combos, after the jump!
It's hard not to kneel before the magnificence of a prince or princess! On this week's Fanart Friday, check out fan-made masterpieces featuring not-quite-royals from Magic Knight Rayearth, Bleach, RWBY, Monster Musume, and much more!
Mugi Tanaka’s new “kawaii sci-fi” storytelling project continues today as we get our first look inside of the store run by the future members of the PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! Enjoy after the jump!
HYPERSONIC music club goes nutzoid this week as the Extra Dimensional Monster Girls finally launch their attack on our heroes, Val and Lanya. And artist Hiroyuki Takahashi doubles down with a two-page spread you won’t want to miss. Enjoy after the jump!
Fanart Friday is full of love, but it's a warm and friendly love--not like the love you'll find in this week's installment as we explore the terrifying world of the YANDERE! Hit the jump to check out fan-made masterpieces of your favorite crazy cuties from Berserk, Future Diary, Oreimo, Pandora Hearts, and much more!
Artist Mugi Tanaka’s new storytelling project PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! continues this week as the spotlight falls on Mari, the group’s loveable-yet-moody soda-swilling Lolita. Learn more about her, and the secret of the gang’s fish meat sausage gun, after the jump!
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion on an anime or manga, that much is certain. But sometimes, wild-eyed individuals appear to strike back against a series whose positive qualities are almost universally acknowledged. They bare the standard of "Hype Backlash", and today, Shane's taking a deeper look at five different (sorta) Gainax titles in hopes of better understanding this odd breed of media fan. Hit the jump and check it out!
So, you want to ship some anime characters? Well, that's all well and good, but lots of people want to ship. And, as much as some will try to convince you otherwise—not all ships are created equal. Hit the jump as Isaac provides some helpful guidelines for how to be a smart and thoughtful shipper!
Good news, everyone! I've got some hot cocoa and OH NO I AM SO SORRY! Fans just love the adorably clumsy DOJIKKO-type, and they're the focus of this week's Fanart Friday! Hit the jump to check out fan-made masterpieces of your favorite clumsy cuties from Food Wars, Kill la Kill, The World God Only Knows, Lucky Star, and much more!