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    Tuesday August 14, 2018
  • The 5 Most Loved and Hated Immortals in Anime

    According to the fans at Anime-Planet!

    Can life be defined without death? If one is fated to live forever, can their existence even be considered life at all? These are tough questions to dwell on, but all we’re doing here is making a top 10 list so don’t sweat the details. Anime-Planet has put it to a vote to let fans decide which they most love and hate, not that the opinions of mortals mean all that much, so hit the jump to see the top 5 loved and hated immortals in anime!

  • Tuesday August 7, 2018
  • The 5 Most Loved and Hated Heterochromia in Anime

    According to the fans at Anime-Planet!

    The envy of all chunibyo, cursed children, and bearers of amazing eye techniques! Characters with heterochromia are as unique as their different colored irises, a dead giveaway that they're a character of narrative importance blessed with a physical feature that sets them apart from the bland masses. Anime-Planet has put it to a vote to let fans decide which they most love and hate, so hit the jump to see the top 5 loved and hated characters with heterochromia!

  • Thursday August 2, 2018
  • I Asked a Med Student What He Thought About Cells at Work!

    Can a medical education help you predict the course of the series?!

    Have you been watching Cells at Work?! If you're like me, you probably have a lot of questions. How accurate is the show? Am I missing out on any cool references since I slept through biology? Does watching this anime make me a doctor? I spoke with a med student and anime fan who is enjoying Cells at Work! to see what he thinks of the show! Hit the jump for some professional impressions and maybe even biology-based spoilers?!

  • Tuesday July 31, 2018
  • The 5 Most Loved and Hated Dogs in Anime

    According to the fans at Anime-Planet!

    Protectors of children, loyal partners, fetchers of bones. Dogs are some of the most wonderful characters in anime, primarily because all of them are wonderful. Basically you have to love them and you're lying if you say you hate them. Nevertheless, Anime-Planet has put it to a vote to let fans decide which they most love and hate, so hit the jump to see the top 5 loved and hated dogs!

  • Friday July 27, 2018
  • Ogata's Voice Actor likes Golden Kamuy Because Both Humans and Animals Get Skinned!

    An interview with the voice of Hyakunosuke Ogata, Kenjiro Tsuda!

    Kenjiro Tsuda was originally attracted to Golden Kamuy because of it's lack of humanism and found the role of Ogata to be a challenge despite the snipers chilly demeanor. An outwardly calm character requires even more nuance when you let emotions show, which required a great deal of work! Hit the jump for the full interview!

  • Tuesday July 24, 2018
  • The 5 Most Loved and Hated Hackers in Anime

    According to the fans at Anime-Planet!

    Stealers of secrets, openers of doors, destroyers of firewalls, and masters of the web. Hackers are a standby in any action series taking place anywhere from the modern day to the far future, serving as operators and plot devices to keep stories moving. Anime-Planet has put it to a vote to let fans decide which they most love and hate, so hit the jump to see the top 5 loved and hated hackers!

  • Monday July 23, 2018
  • Last Week in Anime: Boruto is Really Good Edition!

    The best clips from last week's episodes

    The new season shows may have a lot of promise, but last week was dominated by stellar episodes of major shonen. Boruto had its best episode yet with some spectacular fight scenes while Black Clover and My Hero Academia had slower episodes with good character moments. We'll get around to the new episodes this week, but you better hit the jump to see the awesome clips from last week's episodes!

  • Friday July 20, 2018
  • Jouji Nakata Plays Hijikata as a Manifestation of Pure Vengeance in Golden Kamuy!

    An interview with the voice of Toshizo Hijikata, Joji Nakata!

    A sophisticated baritone any anime fan is bound to recognize with famous roles like Kotomine Kirei and Alucard, Joji Nakata was the perfect choice to play the not-dead-quite-yet Toshizo Hijikata in Golden Kamuy. Like the rest of the cast, he fell in love with the manga and wanted to bring life to the man with an obsession that defied death! Hit the jump for the full interview!

  • Thursday July 19, 2018
  • Three of Fate's Biggest Names Reflect on One Year of Grand Order!

    An interview with Yosuke Shiokawa, Ayako Kawasumi, Satoshi Tsuruoka at Anime Expo 2018!

    Fate/Grand Order held its 1st Anniversary Celebration Event at 2018 Anime Expo, bringing gacha bonuses, VR experiences, and some big names to the biggest anime convention in North America! Game director Yosuke Shiokawa was on site with voice actors Ayako Kawasumi and Satoshi Tsuruoka, the voices of Arturia Pendragon and Gilles de Rais, who were gracious enough to answer some of our questions about the franchise! Hit the jump for the full interview!

  • Peter's Summer Anime 2018 Premiere Recommendations

    Peter shares his favorites from the summer season's hotly anticipated titles and pleasantly surprising premieres!

    A ton of newcomers are starting up this season which means even more digging than normal to find an anime you will truly love. Fortunately summer has brought the heat and there are a ton of good sports, comedy, and action series that you can catch right from the beginning. Hit the jump for some of the best premieres of Summer 2018!

  • Tuesday July 17, 2018
  • The 5 Most Loved and Hated Pompadours in Anime

    According to the fans at Anime-Planet

    The mightiest of all hairdos both manly and dandy. It's one of the less common hairstyles in a medium obsessed with technicolor locks and spiky styles, but it leaves an impression every time. Anime-Planet has put it to a vote to let fans decide which they most love and hate, so hit the jump to see the top 5 beloved and resented pompadours!

  • Monday July 16, 2018
  • Last Week in Anime: Best of OPs and EDs

    The best clips from last week's episodes

    The last few weeks have been great if you're a connoisseur of openings and endings. Each new series also means an OP and ED to discuss, critique, and rank. If the huge number of new anime seems daunting, never fear! I've taken the greatest OPs and EDs and brought them together. Hit the jump for the best openings and endings of Summer 2018!

  • Friday July 13, 2018
  • Hochu Otsuka Thinks Villains with Brain Fluid Leaking from Their Head Are Just the Best!

    An interview with the voice of Lt. Tsurumi, Hochu Otsuka

    Hochu Otsuka is an industry legend, his deep voice making him a perfect narrator, vllain, or voice of authority, naturally lending him roles like Jiraiya and Pipimi. Even after over 30 years maknig anime, he can tell Golden Kamuy is something special and Lt. Tsumuri is everything he could want in a villain. Ambitious, loyal, deranged, and leaking brain fluid! Hit the jump for the full interview!

  • Thursday July 12, 2018
  • My Hero One's Justice Delivers with a Simple but Satisfying Brawler

    Hands-on impressions of My Hero One's Justice at Anime Expo 2018!

    My Hero Academia is prepared to debut its first fighter this October, making the interesting choice to go with a minimalist, brawler-style arena fighter with destructible environments and customization. The title has notes from a few older Shonen Jump titles and was surprising fun to pick up and play with strangers at Anime Expo 2018! Hit the jump for our impressions!

  • I Demand a My Hero Academia Room King Recount!

    MHA's greatest contest was spoiled by impartial judges and unauthorized cake!

    The room presentation competition was one of most tense and exciting moments offered by My Hero Acedemia but, while the competition was fierce, a certain chiffon cake gives cause to doubt the neturality of the judges. I offer myself up as an unbiased third party to offer a more comprehensive ranking of the 17 rooms displayed by the UA students. Hit the jump to see the true room ranking!