The Rise of Japan’s “Cyber-Homeless” Population

Japan's urban landscape is dotted with internet and manga cafés. These places are typical open 24-hours a day and offer unlimited internet, manga, and...

Let’s ‘Catch You, Catch You’ Up To Cardcaptor Sakura

The very first week of 2018 saw the premiere of a new season of Cardcaptor Sakura. It’s been two decades since the very first...

‘DARLING in the FRANXX’ Injects ‘Gurren Lagann’ Hype into Winter 2018

Let's talk about DARLING in the FRANXX for a minute. It's a weird original mecha series produced by Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures that features work from...

Psychologist Shares How Hikikomori Feel They Don’t Deserve Happiness

There is a growing concern over the rising hikikomori population, which consists of young able-bodied people withdrawing from society. While viewed as largely a...

6 Anime to Watch After Binging ‘Devilman: Crybaby’

Fans are still buzzing about Devilman: Crybaby, which is a modern adaptation of Go Nagai's classic Devilman manga. The experimental art style, dark take on human nature,...

‘Citrus’ Continues the Yuri Trend of Relying on Sexual Assault For...

Citrus is this season's yuri anime, and it's a divisive one! Let's talk about the good first: it's not Netsuzou TRap -NTR-! Seriously though, Citrus is one of the better...

How Ugandan Knuckles Originated from a Film and Evolved into a...

The Internet is currently obsessed with Ugandan Knuckles, a meme involving a wonky looking Knuckles who protects/spits on anime "queens" while clicking their tongue. It's taken...

‘Your Name’ Breaks Japanese TV Ratings Records

Makoto Shinkai's Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) continues to set records as it steamrolled its way to become the most watched TV broadcast movie. TV Asahi...

6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sleep on ‘Laid-Back Camp’

Winter 2018 is heaven for slice of life of fans - you can't go a day without a new episode airing! Yuru Camp, which is...

‘Grand Blue’ Anime Accidentally Announced by Event Staff

The AnimeJapan 2018 convention staff accidentally revealed that Grand Blue is receiving an anime. According to an exhibitor list, Avex Pictures will introduce Grand Blue and other projects...