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    Monday August 5, 2019
  • How Gundam Wing Became a Global Phenomenon

    Are you feeling the nostalgia?

    To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, Crunchyroll has recently added some classic Gundam titles to its catalog. Let’s take this opportunity to look back on Mobile Suit Gundam Wingthe show that ignited the West’s love affair with Gundam. 

  • Wednesday July 31, 2019
  • Who is the God in Saga of Tanya the Evil?

    Saga of Tanya the Evil shows a battle between a salaryman and God

    The "God" depicted in Saga of Tanya the Evil represents a mixture of Judeo-Christian and Buddhist cosmology. What does it signify in the story? And why is this God picking a fight with a Japanese salaryman? Find out after the jump!

  • Monday May 8, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - Life is Stranger than Fiction in "The Devil is a Part-Timer!"

    For an anime about angels and demons, The Devil is a Part-Timer! is oddly relatable.

    The Devil is a Part-Timer! has been a fan favorite ever since it first aired in the spring of 2013. And that’s no surprise!  There’s something inherently hilarious about watching a demon lord and his general adjust to life in modern Tokyo, where everyone—even demon lords—have to work to pay their rent. But there’s more to The Devil is a Part-Timer! than just “fish out of water” humor.

  • Monday May 1, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Reason why the "Keijo!!!!!!!!" Manga Ended

    The Keijo!!!!!!!! manga ended a few days ago. What's the story behind it?

    The butt-battling sports manga Keijo!!!!!!!! ended last Wednesday, after an abrupt announcement from the manga artist a week beforehand. What's the reason behind why it ended? 

  • Monday April 24, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Appeal of Anime Compilation Films

    Why are anime compilation films so common in Japan, and why do they rarely get distributed overseas?

    The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress compilation screens will be screened in the US and Canada on April 26th. What's the appeal of anime compilation films, and why do they rarely get distributed overseas? Kim Morrissy gets into it.

  • Monday April 17, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - How "Gundam Wing" Became a Global Phenomenon

    Are you feeling the nostalgia?

    To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, Crunchyroll has recently added some classic Gundam titles to its catalog. Let’s take this opportunity to look back on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, the show that ignited the West’s love affair with Gundam. 

  • Monday April 10, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Spirit of Change in "Boruto"

    How does Boruto shape up as a sequel to Naruto?

    Boruto has finally started airing on TV and it's already shaping up to a great sequel to Naruto. How does this series embrace the spirit of change?

  • Monday April 3, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Death of Superman in "My Hero Academia"

    What will happen when Superman dies?

    My Hero Academia is a reinterpretation of the American superhero comic genre for Japanese audiences, and it's a surprisingly dark take for a Shonen Jump manga. Find out more after the jump!

  • Monday March 27, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - "Naruto" and the Importance of Gateway Anime

    It's time to look back on Naruto, a gateway series for so many anime fans around the world.

    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 looks at Naruto and ponders what makes it a good gateway anime.

  • Monday March 13, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - Why "Kemono Friends" is Great Sci-fi

    A Japanese sci-fi author explains the appeal of Kemono Friends.

    What's the appeal of Kemono Friends, the most popular anime in Japan this season? This seemingly juvenile show about animal girls has many layers beneath the surface. A Japanese sci-fi author explains the sci-fi connections in Kemono Friends. Hit the jump to find out more.

  • Monday February 20, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - How Faithful is the "Gintama" English Dub?

    Gintama is said to be a hard series to translate, so how does Crunchyroll's dub measure up?

    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 looks at Crunchyroll's Gintama dub and questions whether the subs are really more accurate than the dub. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Monday February 13, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - Translating the Kyoto Dialect in "Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga"

    It's time for a crash course on Japanese dialects.

    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 looks at the Kyoto dialect spoken in the Blue Exorcist anime and asks how dialects are translated (or not translated) into English. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Monday January 30, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - Why I Love "Yuri!!! on ICE"

    Yuri!!! on ICE won big at the Crunchyroll Awards. What makes this anime so special?

    In a special edition of "Found in Translation", Kim talks about why Yuri!!! on ICE deserved its international acclaim. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Monday January 16, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - Who is the God in "Saga of Tanya the Evil"?

    Saga of Tanya the Evil shows a battle between a salaryman and God

    The "God" depicted in Saga of Tanya the Evil represents a mixture of Judeo-Christian and Buddhist cosmology. What does it signify in the story? And why is this God picking a fight with a Japanese salaryman? Find out after the jump!

  • Monday January 9, 2017
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - Let's Take a Trip through Akiba

    Akiba's Trip is set in the "Holy Land" of Otaku

    Akiba's Trip The Animation is set in a fantasy version of Akihabara, the so-called "Holy Land" of otaku. But what's the real-life Akihabara like, and how did it come to be? Find out after the jump.