In celebration of Mamoru Oshii's birthday, I explore three of his films — Patlabor 2, Ghost in the Shell, and Jin-Roh — to uncover the ways Oshii has made predictions and philosophical inquiries that are shockingly relevant to today. Let’s dive in!
Do you love anime AND horoscopes? Have you ever wondered what anime character aligns most with your sign? Hit the jump to find out!
Kyoto Animation's 2018 series Violet Evergarden explores how life-changing experiences can be generated through words, and the healing art of writing. Read more after the jump!
In honor of the recent anniversary of the original manga, let's look at Devilman's legacy, the spin-offs and sequels, and the most recent incarnation, Devilman Crybaby. Read for more devil action after the jump!
In honor of Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe's birthday, I'll be exploring the artistic depth of three anime from his impressive oeuvre and celebrating the very special spark that can be found in all his works. Read more after the jump!
Though woefully misrepresented in all kinds of media, here's a non-hierarchical list of women of color in anime who are respectfully depicted, nuanced, and poignant role models for our own lives too. Read on for more after the jump!
Here's a list of nine anime opening songs — both old and new — that bring me comfort time and time again. Though some of these songs might also bring tears of joy, each tune carries an inspirational drive toward feelings of hope. Find out more after the jump!
In/Spectre offers a unique portrayal of how humans interwine with the supernatural, weaving an array of dynamic elements into a very gratifying viewing experience. Let's explore this further after the jump!
In/Spectre is shaping up to be one of the most promising anime of the season, blending some the best elements from both supernatural and detective genres. One of the biggest strengths of the series is the main protagonist and goddess of wisdom, Kotoko. Here's a short list of all the times the genius – and brash – protagonist Kotoko mowed down social norms and made us fall in love with her!
It isn't easy being yourself. Within social settings specifically, most of us learn very quickly from an early age who is 'cool' (a.k.a. who society deems to be socially desirable in many different facets), and who is 'uncool' (a.k.a. the people society conditions us to believe are not desirable, intelligent, noteworthy, etc.). With that in mind, let's uncover some of the valuable lessons A Destructive God has to say about the benefits of honoring your true self.
Family means something different to all of us. If you take even a cursory glance at some of the most popular anime titles, you'll discover right away that the medium frequently addresses the topic of family ties, and this doesn't always have to do with blood relations. Read on for some of the best found families anime has to offer!