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    Saturday October 31, 2020
  • ESSAY: Stranger in a Stranger Land — How Chiaki J. Konaka Made Aughties Anime Terrifying

    Fear is the mind killer

    A complex writer famous for his eccentricities, Chiaki J. Konaka is a household name among those who deeply love the bizarre. But how do his most influential works of the early 2000's fare today — and do they still have anything groundbreaking to say about contemporary horror? Hit the jump to go down the rabbit hole.

  • Wednesday October 7, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Academy Gets Medium Spooky with a Yokai Primer

    Crunchyroll's educational YouTube series explores the strange creatures of Japanese myth and folklore

    Anime and manga are over-flowing with tales of yokai, strange and spiritual creatures with weird appearances and even more bizarre behavior, and in an episode from the first season of Anime Academy, Crunchyroll takes viewers on a short tour of things that go bump in the night ... and sometimes things that go bump in the daytime, too! Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Tuesday February 11, 2020
  • 7 Times In/Spectre’s Kotoko Was Utterly Chaotic

    Here's a list of the top 7 times our new favorite supernatural detective Kotoko entertainingly acted against the status quo

    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! 

  • Tuesday May 21, 2019
  • What Anime Represent Each of Japan's Eras?

    A look at Japan's history, both what was happening in the country and what shows take place in each era.

    With Japan's emperor Akihito abdicating the throne, we have entered a new era of Japanese history. But what are the other main eras? When did Oda Nobunaga unify Japan, and when was the Showa era? Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Monday June 12, 2017
  • Kenji Nakamura: Mononoke, Kūchu Būranko and more!

    Creative Spotlights are a column by Brandon Teteruck highlighting industry talent in anime. This week is on the director of Mononoke, Kenji Nakamura!

    In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Kenji Nakamura, the brilliant director behind critically-acclaimed anime such as Mononoke and Kūchu BūrankoIf you’re interested in an artistic anime director who truly understands the struggles of his society and generation, then you'll want to hit the jump to read more!  

  • Sunday August 7, 2016
  • FEATURE: Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog: "Mononoke"

    From the director of "Gatchman Crowds" comes a series of unsettling tales of ghosts and guilty consciences

    Who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of human beings? The Medicine Vendor knows, and the 2007 supernatural TV anime Mononoke, directed by Kenji Nakamura, is a visually opulent melodrama that probes the darkness within. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday June 28, 2016
  • Crunchyroll Spotlights "Mononoke" Medicine Seller Statue

    From Mononoke, acclaimed director Kenji Nakamura's 2008 spin-off of the Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales anthology, Kotobukiya's ARTFX J statue of supernatural problem-solver known as the "Medicine Seller'

    From Mononoke, acclaimed director Kenji Nakamura's 2008 spin-off of the Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales anthology, Kotobukiya's ARTFX J statue of supernatural problem-solver "Medicine Seller." This 1/8 scale, 20cm figure sculpted by Yoshinori Itou is the subject of a Crunchyroll unboxing video and sale. Check it out after the jump.

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