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    Monday August 22, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Evolution of the Word “Otaku” [PART 1]

    Everybody has heard of otaku, but does the word mean what you think it does?

    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!

  • Sunday August 21, 2016
  • FEATURE - The Magical World of Geek and Otaku Tattoos

    New book, "Japanese Tattoos", on sale now

    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!

  • Monday August 15, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Hidden Social Commentary in “Re:ZERO”

    Re:ZERO might be set in another world, but what can it tell us about modern Japan?

    In this brand new weekly column, 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 looks at the first Re:ZERO novel, published in English by Yen Press! Hit the jump to read more!

  • Saturday August 13, 2016
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: August 2016

    Kizumonogatari, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Rewrite, and more!

    One day after the first day of the Comic Market 90, which I participated for my own doujinshi circle, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo, the "Mecca of Otaku," to check the latest anime/game street ads as a routine mission. Check the new photo report after the jump!

  • Wednesday May 4, 2016
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: May 2016

    Anne Happy, Sansha Sanyo, Girls und Panzer, High School Fleet, and more!

    During my recent visit in Tokyo for the Golden Week Holiday events, I also went to the Akihabara town to check the latest anime/game street ads as always. One of the most advertised titles was, to my surprise, Mirai's upcoming adult PC game Hanahime Absolute. Check the latest photos from the mecca of otaku after the jump.

  • Friday March 25, 2016
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: March 2016

    Dimension W, Kokosake, Konosuba, Love Live!, and more!

    One day before the general opening of this year's Anime Japan event (its photo reports will be posted soon), I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo on Friday afternoon to check the latest anime/game street as usual. Check the latest photos from the mecca of otaku culture after the jump!

  • Tuesday February 2, 2016
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: January 2016

    Divine Gate, Madoka Magica, Luck & Logic, Lucky Dog 1, and more!

    After participating in the 115th Comitia, the largest original doujinshi event at Tokyo Big Sight, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo on Sunday afternoon, to check the latest anime/game street ads for my regular photo report. Check my new photo report of the streets below.

  • Saturday January 2, 2016
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: December 2015

    Is the Order a Rabbit??, Love Live! Movie, Luck & Logic, PriPara, and more!

    During my stay in Tokyo for the Winter Comiket, I also checked around the streets of the Akihabara town for my regular photo report of the latest anime/game ads featuring colorful character illustrations. Check my new report after the jump.

  • Tuesday October 13, 2015
  • FEATURE: Aniwords – Being an Anime Fan in the 3D World

    We all love the 2D world, but what happens when we leave Animeland...?

    We all love hanging out in the 2D world of anime, but the reality is that we live the in 3D world and have to constantly interact with people who don't share our interest in the land of Japanese cartoons. This week on Aniwords, Isaac reflects on the challenges of being an anime fan in the 3D world and how to meet them—hit the jump to check it ou!

  • Monday October 12, 2015
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: October 2015

    Symphogear, Evangelion, Love Live!, Arpeggio Ars Nova, and more!

    At the same time with Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 held at Akihabara UDX and Bellesalle Akihabara on October 4, I also checked around the streets to take photos of the latest anime/game ads featuring colorful character illustrations in the Akihabara town as usual. Check the photo report after the jump.

  • Wednesday August 26, 2015
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: August 2015

    Love Live!, Yowamushi Pedal, Madoka Magica, Naruto, and more!

    During my stay in Tokyo for the Chara Hobby 2015 event, I, as always, went to the Akihabara town to check the latest anime/game street ads. An middle-size event titled "Akiba Daisuki! Festival 2015" was coincidentally held at the Bellesalle Akihabara building in the weekend. Check the photo reports after the jump.