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    Thursday December 27, 2018
  • 2018 In Review: Top Anime of 2018 by Country

    What were the most popular anime series of 2018 around the world? Let's find out on our globe-spanning quest to list out the top anime of 2018 by country!

    What were the most popular anime series of 2018 around the world? Let's find out on our globe-spanning quest to list out the top anime of 2018 by country!

  • Tuesday October 30, 2018
  • Goblin Slayer Creator Shares His Love For Western Fantasy

    Kumo Kagyu took us through the creative process behind Goblin Slayer at Anime Expo!

    Kumo Kagyu came to Anime Expo for his first overseas convention appearance to promote the animated version of his work. Hit the jump for the highlights of his interview with us!

  • Thursday October 18, 2018
  • 5 Anime Episodes That Capture The Spirit of Halloween!

    These episodes bring the treats without the tricks

    Halloween is just around the corner and there's no better way to get prepared than by watching anime! For some people though, they might want to enjoy the holiday without all the horror that usually surrounds it. If you're like that, here are episodes that celebrate Halloween without the scares! What's on the list? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Monday October 8, 2018
  • The History of Japan's Greatest Video Game Brawler Franchises

    The best games that let you beat up everyone!

    SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI MASTER is closing in on its premiere which means it's a great time to take a look at some of the best brawler video game franchises. What's the history behind some of the iconic games in the genre? How has the brawler genre changed and evolved over time? What makes a good brawler? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday October 9, 2018
  • QUIZ: Can You Survive Being A Time Traveller?

    Maneuver through our scenarios and try not to destroy time!

    Have you ever wanted to travel through time? Thanks to this quiz, you can experience that for yourself! With RErideD's first four episodes available to watch now, there's never been a better time to see what you could do if you could time travel. Will you cause chaos or just enjoy new places? Hit the jump to take our quiz and find out!

  • Friday September 7, 2018
  • Digimon Is Great In All The Ways Pokémon Isn't

    There's some unexpected stuff hiding in the Digital World

    Digimon has been under Pokémon's shadow for years. While Pokémon is definitely great, Digimon has some amazing qualities that you shouldn't ignore, especially if you're a fan of deeper themes. Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Friday August 31, 2018
  • The Badminton Revenge Tour of Ayano Hanesaki

    How Ayano became the new and dominant version of herself

    HANEBADO! has had a shift in tone in recent weeks, espeically with Ayano. A new, dangerous, and overpowering "final boss" version of Ayano has emerged and is ready to cut through anyone in her path. Who and what pushed her to this exteme and why is she out for revenge? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Thursday August 23, 2018
  • Legend of Zelda Manga Creators Coming to Crunchyroll Expo!

    Learn about the famed manga duo Akira Himekawa!

    With Crunchyroll Expo closing in, we're profiling guests scheduled to appear at the event. The popular manga duo Akira Himekawa will be at the show, but what has made them well liked in their thirty years working on manga? What else are they known for outside of The Legend of Zelda manga adaptations? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Monday August 13, 2018
  • How the NFL Reacted to He Was Anime

    What are players around the league saying about the documentary?

    We've seen a lot of responses and support for He Was Anime from a wide variety of people. What do the athletes that Mike Daniels plays with and against think about the documentary? Thanks to social media, we can find that answer. Hit the jump to see what NFL players had to say about He Was Anime!

  • Monday August 6, 2018
  • How Seriously Does Japan Take Badminton?

    The ways Japan plays and competes in the sport behind HANEBADO!

    HANEBADO! is badminton's time to be seen as a sports anime, but outside of that, what does the country think of the sport? Is Japan performing well in international competition such as the Olympics? What are the various competitions that the Japanese National Team performs in? Does Japan enjoy the sport recreationally as well? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday July 31, 2018
  • How Harukana Receive Changes What You Know About Volleyball

    The "no aces" mentality isn't the only difference beach volleyball has.

    Harukana Receive puts a spotlight on the variant form of volleyball known as beach volleyball. There are notable differences between the two forms of the sport, but one that the show emphasizes is that there are no aces on a team. How does that effect how the sport is played and the way athletes prepare? Hit the jump for more!

  • Tuesday July 24, 2018
  • The True Soul of MEGALOBOX

    How the Megalonia finals let Yuri and Joe thrive as fighters

    The finale of MEGALOBOX has come and gone with the final fight between Joe and Yuri, but how does it leave a lasting impact for the series? Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Thursday July 19, 2018
  • 5 Memorable Moments You Didn't Know Were Ad-libbed

    The surprising times voice actors came up with their own lines!

    Ad-libs are seen throughout all kinds of media, but for anime, it's harder to tell when voice actors utilize this technique or are called upon to do this by a director. What's the story behind these five instances of ad-libs and how did they add to their respected show? Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Thursday July 5, 2018
  • What's the Deal with Sparkling Anime Puke?

    The shiny comedy trope that is seen everywhere

    You've certainly seen characters have to do the unfortunate task of throwing up and surprise, their puke is shiny, sparkly, or rainbows! Why do so many shows use this to show characters vomiting? Where did it come from? What's the popular way to use this trope in current anime? Hit the jump to learn more about this sparkling phenomena!

  • Monday July 9, 2018
  • HANEBADO! Will Prove That Badminton is Better Than Tennis

    The under-appreciated racquet sport gets its time to shine!

    HANEBADO is here to finally give badminton its time in the spotlight in sports anime. What exactly does competitive badminton entail, how can badminton be dramatic and action-packed, and why will it give the more famous racquet sport tennis some competition as the best racquet sport? Hit the jump for more!