• 19-Year-Old Kid Creates Badass Fighting Anime

      There are shades of Dragon Ball here, and well, pretty much every epic anime battle brawl you can think of. That being said, this is pretty darn cool. As noted on NicoNico, the animation is a solo work, created by a 19-year-old in Guangzhou, China. Nice job! The clip has been ...

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    • Dragon Ball Sneakers Are Real


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  • Lupin the Third, A Visual Comparison

    … Over the forty years since the Lupin The Third's debut, the characters have evolved. They're different! And that's expected. Via Twitter k_sawada0731, let's see how the characters in the original anime opening stack up with a modern take. The remade credits sequence appeared in Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie, which…

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  • All The Anime Shows Airing In Spring 2015, In One Chart

    … Here's an awesome resource that can get you up to speed with the latest and greatest anime running in spring 2015. Posted by Stargazed Charts, this visual gives you a quick rundown of upcoming anime, including the studio behind it, the source, the genre, and a synopsis. It even includes theatrical releases and special, one-off things. Click…

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  • Amazingly, Akame Ga Kill Managed to Win Me Over

    … Built into the premise of Akame Ga Kill is a simple rule: When two people wielding magical weapons fight, one of them will die. And from the start, the anime made plain its willingness to kill off main characters, heroes and villains alike. So, at the time of my first half Akame Ga Kill review, I assumed that everyone was basically already dead…

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  • The Sailor Scouts Don't Look Half Bad as Retro Game Sprites

    … As I wait out the two-week period between episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal, I often find myself jonesing for my next fix, which leads me to strange places on the internet filled with wonderful things—like collections of mid-90s Sailor Moon game sprites. So if you ever wondered what Sailor Moon and the scouts looked like in 8 and 16-bit…

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  • Anime Review: Shiki

    … was considering on dropping in the beginning because of its slow initial pacing and its inability to advance the story. To have done so would have been a grave mistake on my part as this became one of my favorite animes in recent years. So how did this show sway my opinion? Well.. let’s answer that with a review! The Story In the quiet secluded village…

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  • Remembering an Anime Great With The Art of Satoshi Kon

    … in 2010. The book encompasses everything from illustrations for his movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millenium Actress and Paprika to his television series Paranoia Agent. It will also cover his works in manga, commercial art and more. The over-sized, 136 page book is a tribute to a master of anime film making. It celebrates a lifetime of Kon’s…

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  • Sailor Moon Crystal is a Nostalgia Trip

    … It’s been a long half-a-year, but last episode, Sailor Moon Crystal wrapped up its first story arc. And while it is no doubt a flawed anime on several levels—especially by today’s standards—for many of us, it is a nostalgia trip like none other. The Nostalgia Goggles While I’ve talked about my anime viewing origins before, let me do a brief…

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  • Blacksmiths Made Kill la Kill's Scissor Blade Out of Actual Scissors

    Which weapon will be next? ►► Subscribe! Every other Monday, our team of blacksmiths and craftsman will be building some of your favorite weapons, and some weapons that you've never seen before. This week, we're recreating Ryuko Matoi's Scissor Blade from Kill la Kill! Get your Awe Me or Man At Arms Swag: http://aweme.spreadshirt.

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  • Gourmet Girl Graffiti Is Worth A Look

    … Gourmet Girl Graffiti Is Worth A Look I stumbled across Gourmet Girl Graffiti while looking for new stuff to watch on Crunchyroll. This anime is based upon the 2012 manga, Happy Cooking Graffiti(Kōfuku Gurafiti) by Makoto Kawai. This series is part of the Comedy/Slice of Life genre and fits in nicely with the likes of Food Wars and I Can’t…

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  • Cross Ange is an Anime that Goes From Abhorrent to Enjoyable

    … If you were to watch an episode of Cross Ange this week as it continues into its second half, you'd be tuning into a story with an excellently developed main character and well-built world. If you decided to watch from the beginning, however, you'd be in for a completely different experience. Cross Ange is the story of Angelise, the princess…

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  • Attack on Titan Statues Are Eating Japanese Tourists

    … meters (46 feet). There's also a photo-op spot where you can get eaten by a Titan. You can also spend some time eating your Survey Corps. lunch and looking at Armin's giant eyeballs. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. To contact the author of this post, write to or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft. …

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