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    Sunday December 10, 2017
  • What Anime-Gataris Gets Right About Otaku Humor

    Anime-Gataris celebrates anime club comedy, peeks behind the anime production curtain, and throws in end-of-the-world spectacle!

    Anime-Gataris is the latest anime about anime otaku, following in the footsteps of Lucky Star, Genshiken, and Shirobako. There's always a risk of relying on easy references, but Anime-Gataris approaches the subject with a genuine love of the material. How does it avoid the common pitfalls of reference anime to capture the authentic fandom experience? Jump below the break to find out.

  • Thursday March 30, 2017
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: March 2017

    ACCA: 13-Territory, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Sister Princess, and more!

    One day before the main area of this year's Anime Japan opened for general visitors, March 24, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo for a routine photo report for the Crunchy News readers. Check out the latest anime/game street ads from the "Mecca of Otaku" after the jump.

  • Sunday February 26, 2017
  • This Matchmaking Service Will Vet Otaku Applicants From Non-Otaku

    Find a match who loves anime just as much as you do.

    The Tora no Ana chain of stores in Japan is known throughout the country as one of the best places in the area to get doujinshi, but starting this month the company will also be helping its patrons find love in a very unconventional way. Hit the jump to find more!

  • Monday January 9, 2017
  • Otaku Dance Group RAB Owns “Love Dance” On Twitter

    The Real Akiba Boys dance the hell out of the Koi Dance from "NigeHaji."

    The TBS weekly drama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (NigeHaji) is hugely popular in Japan, and its theme song “Koi” is a big hit. The dance that accompanies the theme song, the “Koi Dance” (“ Love Dance”) is performed at the end of each episode and has had famous celebrities like Hello Kitty, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu do their own versions.

  • Monday September 5, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Evolution of the Word “Otaku” [PART 3]

    Everybody has heard of otaku, but does the word mean what you think it does?

    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 continues his foray into the evolution of the word “otaku” in Japan. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Monday August 29, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Evolution of the Word “Otaku” [PART 2]

    Everybody has heard of otaku, but does the word mean what you think it does?

    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 continues his foray into the evolution of the word “otaku” in Japan. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Monday August 22, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Evolution of the Word “Otaku” [PART 1]

    Everybody has heard of otaku, but does the word mean what you think it does?

    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 explores the evolution of the word “otaku” and how its meaning has changed over time in English and Japanese. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Sunday August 21, 2016
  • FEATURE - The Magical World of Geek and Otaku Tattoos

    New book, "Japanese Tattoos", on sale now

    If you’re a regular visitor to Crunchyroll News, odds are that you love anime. A lot. But is that burning passion enough to make you permanently mark yourself with an image of your favorite character? Some folks featured in the new book “Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design” have already taken the plunge. After the jump, enjoy some photos and excerpts from this amazing new pager turner!

  • Monday August 15, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Hidden Social Commentary in “Re:ZERO”

    Re:ZERO might be set in another world, but what can it tell us about modern Japan?

    In this brand new weekly column, 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 the first Re:ZERO novel, published in English by Yen Press! Hit the jump to read more!

  • Saturday August 13, 2016
  • FEATURE: Anime/Game Street Ads in Akihabara: August 2016

    Kizumonogatari, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Rewrite, and more!

    One day after the first day of the Comic Market 90, which I participated for my own doujinshi circle, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo, the "Mecca of Otaku," to check the latest anime/game street ads as a routine mission. Check the new photo report after the jump!