Knowledge is power... quite literally, for some! Lots of our favorite anime characters get their strength from their love of reading and learning. From the heroine of this season's Ascendance of a Bookworm to Sailor Mercury herself, we're taking a look at some of our favorites. Join us after the jump!
Tite Kubo's style isn't the only familiar artwork you'll be seeing in the upcoming Project Sakura Wars. Two new characters were introduced during the game's latest live broadcast, featuring designs by The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya illustrator Noizi Ito. Meet Itsuki and Hiromi after the jump!
Aya Hirano, voice of Haruhi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, was appointed a “Cool Japan” ambassador by the Japanese Government on September 9. The voice actor is the first Japanese pop culture personality to become an ambassador for the initiative. Hit the jump to learn more!
What's in your ears this season? ANiUTa is counting down its most listened-to anime tunes for the first part of 2019! Check out the Top Ten, and find out where you can tune in, after the jump!
The Internet is buzzing about the first-ever photograph of a black hole. But what's really going on out in Messier 87? We're going down the list of possibilities, from pirates and giant robots to superheroes and more giant robots. Check out our theories, and share yours, after the jump!
Sometimes, anime makes you just want to get up out of your seat and dance around to that one amazing opening, ending, or insert song, but what about actual dance scenes in anime? Here’s what I think are the 10 most memorable dances, so get ready to practice to impress your friends or just get a dance-infused workout going! Curious what made the cut? Read on!
Need some more anison in your life? ANiUTa has beefed up its catalog with hundreds of new tunes for anime lovers! Plus, they've released the top tunes of 2018 as chosen by you, the listeners. Get all the info after the jump!
A show's choice of ending song is often overlooked in terms of impacting that show's overall effect; after all, we generally don't play through the full ending of a show every time we watch it, and often just skip right to the next episode. But a well-chosen ending can actually elevate the dramatic power of an anime, and smartly employing ending songs is a storytelling skill in its own right. Today on Why It Works, let's explore a few of the ways a strong ending can make a great show better!
Have you got Yuki Nagato's strength of will? Niconico Anime is preparing to run an 88-hour marathon of Endless Eight from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Get the scoop after the jump.
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!
What's your favorite anime tune to belt? Japanese fans were asked to pick their #1 anison for karaoke, and we have the results! Did your favorite make the list? Find out after the jump!
Is Yamakan here to save anime? The Wake Up, Girls! and Haruhi director believes so, with his new Twilight Coin crypto currency aiming to benefit anime culture in Japan and improve working conditions for animators. Find out more about his plan after the jump.
It's time to join the SOS Brigade, because Crunchyroll is about to add The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to the anime catalog. Both seasons of the Funimation title officially go live tonight at 6:00pm Pacific Time. Read on for more.
No matter how sweet an anime girl is, there's still a possibility that she's incredibly brutal. Which girls of anime are needlessly violent? Goo Ranking asked fans, and more than 4,000 responded. Click to see their top ten after the jump!
Which light novel adaptations do fans believe deserve another season? Japanese fans weighed in with their favorite light novel anime. How do your faves match up? Hit the jump to find out!