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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...

Japan Ranks the 20 Most Stunning Anime of All-Time

Visually stunning anime was the topic of the latest Charapedia poll! 10,000 anime fans participated in ranking the most stunning looking anime of all-time. The...

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...

9 Anime Pilgrimages Every Fan Should Try in Japan

Seichi junrei, or pilgrimages, have been growing in popularity within the anime community. A large number of popular anime are based on real world...

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...

The 15 Best-Selling Light Novels of 2017 (So Far)

Oricon revealed the best-selling light novel series for the first half of 2017. The survey takes into account copies that were sold between November...
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These Drawings From Taira’s Artwork Look Like Official Art

Colored pencils and markers; these are the tools Taira's Artwork needs to create amazing pieces of fan art. Their work is detailed enough to...

Man Arrested For Selling Fake Miyazaki and Shinkai Sketches

An unemployed man was arrested by the Okayama Prefectural Police for selling counterfeit autographed anime sketches on an online auction site. Image via Mainichi Shimbun The...

Here are Japan’s Top 100 Favorite Anime of All-Time: Part 1

Japanese TV station NHK shared the final results for the massive Best Anime 100 fan survey. The survey ran from January 8 to March...

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...

25 Iconic Movies ‘Your Name’ Has Beaten in the Box Office

Your Name is opening in American and Canadian theaters this weekend, exposing it two of the largest movie markets in the world. Despite its late...

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?

Re:Zero Dominates the 3rd Annual Sugoi Japan Awards

The winners have been announced for the Sugoi Japan Award 2017 competition, which is a popular award that recognizes top anime, light novels, manga,...

Sword Art Online Dominates Latest Newtype Anime Rankings

Newtype has released their character and anime rankings for April and Sword Art Online dominated all three categories thanks to Ordinal Scale. Let's see who else made...

Japanese Teacher Draws Anime as Graduation Gift for Students

Twitter and Instagram user Hirotaka Hamasaki is a Japanese schoolteacher from Nara, Japan. He has a cool tradition in which he draws an anime...

“Wallpaper Engine” on Steam Brings Your Waifu Closer to Life

Wallpaper Engine is an early access software on Steam that allows you to use live wallpapers for your PC. There's even an option for...

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11 Garden of Words Cinemagraphs That Capture “Lonely Love”

Makoto Shinkai's The Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa) has captivated fans with its beautiful animation and timeless story about two people who can't be together. https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/HideousUnitedAlligator   The...