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Japan’s Cosplay Violinist Dazzles Fans With Beautiful Covers

Anime fans love celebrating their favorite works with cosplay and musical covers! So, why not combine the two? 26-year-old Ayasa is a multi-talented fan that...

Japanese Manga Artist Imagines Hollywood’s ‘Your Name’ Remake

The community has been having a fun time riffing on the confirmation of the Hollywood remake of Your Name (Kimi no Na wa). Many have been voicing their...

Anime Fans Aren’t Excited For Your Name’s Hollywood Remake

The community has been freaking out ever since they learned that J.J. Abrams (Star Trek / Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Super 8) will be...

J.J. Abrams & Paramount are Remaking “Your Name”

J.J. Abrams (Star Trek / Super 8 / Star Wars: The Force Awakens / the good seasons of Lost), Paramount Pictures, and Toho are remaking Makoto Shinkai's Your Name (Kimi no...

15 Modern Anime Movies That Every Fan Should Watch

We are currently living in a golden age of anime movies. In the past, most worthwhile movies were only produced by Studio Ghibli or...

Japanese Anime Critics Ranking the Top Anime of All-Time

Earlier this year, NHK ran a massive fan survey to rank the top 100 anime of all-time. Since it was a fan ranking, it skewed...

People Aren’t Believing That ‘Your Name’ Copied These Anime

A controversial video has been making rounds and accusing Your Name of plagiarizing an animated sequence from Nijiiro Hotaru (Rainbow Fireflies) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRfa9TRIt3Q&ab_channel=Ms.Rachel Youtube user...

See Hand Drawn Sketches of Your Name Before It’s Taken Down

Every beautifully drawn anime begins as a series of sketches, and Your Name is no different! Fans are familiar with Makoto Shinkai's style, which makes use of...

Here are Japan’s Most Popular & Successful Franchises of 2017

Japanese ad firm Hakuhodo released their 2017 "Content Fan Expenditure Behavior Study." The yearly study monitors Japanese media franchises and artists with the goal...

Your Name’s Heroine Was Originally Going to be Yandere

Makoto Shinkai's Your Name was a massive hit due to the perfect mix of characters, mystery, visuals, and romance. However, it's surprising to learn that movie...

Your Name Earns Over $4 Million in North American Theaters

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa.) has earned over $4 million at the North American box office since it debuted on April 7. This is just under...

Love or Letting Go: How Makoto Shinkai’s Recent Mainstream Presence is...

As Makoto Shinkai’s Your name lands in US theaters this month, more contemporary anime films begin to seek success and viewership within foreign audiences. What have younger generations of animators been doing as old giants like Studio Ghibli seem to be slowly slipping away from the spotlight?

When He’s Trying To Be Cute At Inappropriate Times

"Damn it, Taki! What part of 'Your Name' didn't you understand?"

“Your Name” is the Highest-Grossing Anime Movie of All Time

Your Name has topped Spirited Away! Your Name is now the highest-grossing anime movie of all time thanks to strong international showings in China, South Korea, Thailand, New...

The 30 Best-Selling Light Novels of 2016

Oricon Style published their yearly best-seller charts of light novels. The sales data covers the number of copies sold from November 23, 2015 to November 20,...

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Tokyo’s Voice Actor Rap Battle Sounds Pretty Awesome

The Animate Girls Festival at Ikebukuro Sunshine City is hosting a rap battle featuring anime voice actors, which will happen on November 4, 2017....