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    Monday November 30, 2020
  • FEATURE: Celebrating 9 Trans Characters in Anime

    We're spotlighting special anime characters who live their lives all over the spectrum of gender!

    Transgender Awareness Month is about to come to a close, and we'd be remiss if we failed to celebrate their representation in anime. Hit the jump to check out our spotlights on positive trans anime characters!

  • Sunday September 27, 2020
  • OPINION: Why PreCure's Good, Colorful Optimism is So Welcome

    Two Pretty Cure series are now available in the west, and there's plenty of fun to be had from the these upbeat, brightly-colored shows

    Pretty Cure has made its big western debut with two series on Crunchyroll, and it's easy to see just how bright colors and cheerful optimism still make for a great anime! Hit the jump to see what Pretty Cure has to offer and why you should check out the two new shows streaming right now!

  • Wednesday July 8, 2020
  • FEATURE: The Mundane and Comedic Brilliance of Nichijou

    Kyoto Animation's 2011 slice-of-life anime is full of hilarious and memorable moments. These are just some of our favorites!

    This iconic 2011 anime from Kyoto Animation is packed with charm, quirkiness, and plenty of laughs. Hit the jump to check out some of our favorite moments from Nichijou!

  • Friday July 3, 2020
  • BNA and the New Generation of Furry Anime

    With the recent premiere of Studio Trigger's BNA: Brand New Animal, a new era for furry anime is officially upon us. What does BNA have in common with its other recent entries into this niche subgenre?

    BNA joins the likes of Beastars and Aggretsuko as recent entries into an anime subgenre of furry shows. Hit the jump to see what makes each show unique and interesting!

  • Tuesday March 17, 2020
  • Persona 5 Royal is a Regal Return to Phantom Thieving

    Atlus' smash hit of 2017 gets revamped for the new decade, and there's plenty of new goodies to be had in Persona 5 Royal!

    Persona 5 gets a shiny new make-over, but can this re-release prove to be more than just a glow-up? Check out our review of Persona 5 Royal!

  • Monday March 2, 2020
  • The Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo is a Small Taste of Nostalgia-Shattering Wonder

    The wait is almost over for Final Fantasy VII: Remake! Check out our first impressions of the latest demo on the Playstation 4!

    While the highly-anticipated remake for Final Fantasy VII is still a month away, you can finally get your hands on the demo on the Playstation 4! Hit the jump to check out our first impressions of the game after getting hands-on with these first moments!

  • Wednesday February 26, 2020
  • OPINION: Take It From an Anime Fan and Watch It with Subtitles

    Whether you're trying a new anime or watching Parasite, don't knock it if it's subbed only

    If your only choices are watching something good with subtitles or not watching it at all, you should absolutely just watch it with subs. Hit the jump to see why subtitles are a gateway to great art from popular anime to groundbreaking films like Parasite. 

  • Friday February 21, 2020
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Summoning Methods, Ranked from Worst to Best

    When it's time to d-d-d-d-duel, how should you summon your monsters?

    When it comes to the long-running history of Yu-Gi-Oh as a card game, there are several summoning mechanics, but some are just better than others. Hit the jump to check out our rankings of YGO summoning methods from worst to best!

  • Wednesday January 29, 2020
  • Life After Re:Mind: A Personal Post-Mortem on Kingdom Hearts III

    Re:Mind was released to provide a more well-rounded Kingdom Hearts III experience, but does it pull it off?

    The story of Kingdom Hearts III continues with Re:Mind, but does it help or hurt the experience? Hit the jump to see just how well Re:Mind completes the franchise's most recent entry.

  • Sunday December 29, 2019
  • How Utena Helped Me Understand My Queerness

    On Utena Tenjou's birthday, I'm examining how her unconventional queer adolescence shed some light on mine

    Utena Tenjou's queer coming-of-age isn't so rosy, but it presents its own important perspective on how we view the gender binary. Celebrate Utena's birthday by hitting the jump and seeing how this queer writer learned from Utena's story.

  • Tuesday November 5, 2019
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Offers a Few New Twists

    Mario, Sonic and friends are back at it again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

    As the Olympics approach, Mario and Sonic are already deep into the competition! Hit the jump to check out our review on their latest Olympic outing in Tokyo!

  • Thursday October 10, 2019
  • History vs. Anime: Analyzing Rose of Versailles

    How much did 'Rose of Versailles' get right about the French Revolution and what was made up?

    There's a lot of truth and a lot of fiction within Rose of Versailles. But which events are facts and which events are fiction? Hit the jump to check out our quick look into how accurately this anime depicts the French Revolution!

  • Monday October 7, 2019
  • Indivisible Turns Friendship Into Strength in This Charming Indie Title

    This anime-inspired action platformer gets by with solid gameplay, and even better characters!

    This indie title gets by on challenging platforming and combat, but truly shines with its diverse cast of colorful characters! Hit the jump to see what we think about Indivisible!

  • Monday September 9, 2019
  • Astral Chain Is a Dazzling Cyberpunk Action Spectacle

    PlatinumGames' latest title has no shortage of style and substance!

    The world is under attack and it's your job as a Neuron officer to defend it. Hit the jump to check out our review of PlatinumGames' latest character action title, Astral Chain!

  • Tuesday August 20, 2019
  • QUIZ: There's An Ultraman Show For Everyone. It's Time To Find Yours

    We're streaming a few shows from the popular Ultraman franchise, so see which one is right for you!

    In anticipation for Shin Ultraman, take this quiz to see which Ultraman series from our library is right for you to start streaming!