The "power of friendship" trope is a classic of manga and anime. The closeness, the empathy, the altruism: it's all so heartwarming I could explode. But why should boys have all the fun? Hit the jump to see some shining examples of close bonds between women in anime that persist against all odds.
The strangest things can make us feel valid — for me, it was recognizing traits of my neurodivergence in an anime character. Read on to see how I found myself in an episode of MUSHI-SHI.
For most of us, an island sounds like a dream tour destination. Unspoiled beaches, sunny weather, clear water: it's summer every day when you're on an island. With summer's end approaching, and with travel not possible for most people right now, it sounds like a distant dream. But fear not, for anime is here to save the day! Hit the jump for a list of anime that take place on an island so you can have your dream island vacation from the comfort of your home.
There's no denying the awesomeness of giant robots. Good for us, then, that there's an entire genre of anime dedicated to giant robots — mecha. But with such a vast array of mecha shows to choose from, getting into the genre can be daunting for a newcomer. But leave that to us! Hit the jump and check out our mecha recommendations.
Shinichiro Watanabe needs no introduction. The man behind Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Space Dandy, and Kids on the Slope, among other works, is one of the greatest anime directors of all time. Are you the number one Shinichiro Watanabe fan? Take our quiz to find out.
TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You was easily one of the most memorable shows from last year. It was memorable chiefly because of the adorable antics of newlywed couple Nasa and Tsukasa. But what was the most adorable moment from the show? That's where you come in, dear reader! Hit the jump to find out more!
Have you ever felt the urge to share your favorite anime with that special someone? Hit the jump to read the story of how I watched Laid-Back Camp ... with my mom!
With Attack on Titan coming to an end, do you remember the chronology of events so far? Or are you in need of a rewatch to refresh your memory? Hit the jump to find out!
Do you ever watch people playing sports and think to yourself, "this should've been an anime"? No? Just me, then? Well, if your answer is yes, hit the jump to find out which underrepresented sports I'd love to see in anime form!
One of the big draws of Japanese games is the voice cast: packed to the brim with famous acting talents from anime and beyond. With the English-language launch of Princess Connect Re:Dive upon us, we take a look at its star-studded voice cast: both from the game and the anime adaptation. Hit the jump to find out more!
Anime is steadily rising in popularity in India, with a sizable audience. But access to anime titles hasn't been easy. Studio Durga, a small, independent animation studio, is looking to change that, starting with their first anime film created for India by Inda. How did they do it? Hit the jump to find out over the course of an in-depth interview with Studio Durga founder Rajorshi Basu.
Did you know that ravens bow to show submission? Or that Japan used to have wolves? Or that some parasites can control your mind? Cool facts, but what do these have to do with anime, you ask. Hit the jump to find the answer to that!
Light novels are a major part of the anime experience. But what's with their titles? Why are some of them so long and weird? Surely some of those titles aren't even real! Hit the jump to test your knowledge of light novel titles.
Perhaps the most curious aspect of TONIKAWA is the mystery that surrounds Tsukasa. Who is she, really? Hit the jump to read my crazy theory on her identity!
Genshin Impact might be the next big thing in the world of video games. This free-to-play open-world adventure game has enthralled millions worldwide, especially anime fans. Thanks in no small part to the great voice cast. Hit the jump to see which of your favorite anime characters' voices you'll get to hear in-game.