In preparation for the Bonbori Festival next month, I’ve been “festing it up” by watching Hanasaku Iroha. It’s actually my first time watching the series, and there were a lot of things that took me by surprise. For your convenience, I’ve decided to summarize my impression of the series under three headings: The Good, The Bad, and the Kawaii.
What's the best way to watch JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? It's simple - go to Japan and watch it in a 4D cinema. Hit the jump to find out more!
“What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?” These three questions make up the title of WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? It’s a ridiculously long title to be sure, but in this anime’s case all three questions reflect the story’s main themes accurately.
If there’s one series that will attract strong opinions this season, it’s Eromanga Sensei. The anime takes the stereotypical characters in the light novel and makes their personalities shine. But it’s also a more extreme version of the light novel—in more ways than one. Is it worth watching?
Ever wondered how Japanese novels are adapted into anime? How do the anime and novel versions compare? Is the novel always better? In this issue of "Novel vs Anime," we look at INVADERS of the ROKUJYOMA!?, the slapstick comedy series about the most in-demand apartment ever. Hit the jump to read more!
The Devil is a Part-Timer! has been a fan favorite ever since it first aired in the spring of 2013. And that’s no surprise! There’s something inherently hilarious about watching a demon lord and his general adjust to life in modern Tokyo, where everyone—even demon lords—have to work to pay their rent. But there’s more to The Devil is a Part-Timer! than just “fish out of water” humor.
The butt-battling sports manga Keijo!!!!!!!! ended last Wednesday, after an abrupt announcement from the manga artist a week beforehand. What's the reason behind why it ended?
The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress compilation screens will be screened in the US and Canada on April 26th. What's the appeal of anime compilation films, and why do they rarely get distributed overseas? Kim Morrissy gets into it.
To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, Crunchyroll has recently added some classic Gundam titles to its catalog. Let’s take this opportunity to look back on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, the show that ignited the West’s love affair with Gundam.
Boruto has finally started airing on TV and it's already shaping up to a great sequel to Naruto. How does this series embrace the spirit of change?
My Hero Academia is a reinterpretation of the American superhero comic genre for Japanese audiences, and it's a surprisingly dark take for a Shonen Jump manga. Find out more after the jump!
Japanese translator Kim Morrissy 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, Kim looks at Naruto and ponders what makes it a good gateway anime.
What's the appeal of Kemono Friends, the most popular anime in Japan this season? This seemingly juvenile show about animal girls has many layers beneath the surface. A Japanese sci-fi author explains the sci-fi connections in Kemono Friends. Hit the jump to find out more.
Ever wondered how Japanese novels are adapted into anime? How do the anime and novel versions compare? Is the novel always better? In this issue of "Novel vs Anime," we look at the second season of Sword Art Online, the hit series about VRMMORPGs. Hit the jump to read more!
Ever wondered how Japanese novels are adapted into anime? How do the anime and novel versions compare? Is the novel always better? In this issue of "Novel vs Anime," we look at Konosuba, the hit comedy series by Natsume Akatsuki. Hit the jump to read more!