Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime I often say has everything. There’s civil war and political intrigue. There’s a well-wrought alchemy system. There’s brotherly competition and young love. There’s killer fight scenes. There’s even all seven of the deadly sins, except they’re incarnate.
Many live-action anime adaptations are objectively terrible, but Robot Underdog’s Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope manages to set itself apart. Not with incredibly high production values or brilliant fight sequences, but with an earnest love and respect for the series that it’s based on.
My older brother watched Dragon Ball Z every day growing up, and I still hear young black men talking about it all the time. On the train, I hear black teenage boys sharing their takes on Dragon Ball fighting games. When I meet black men my age, ones who scoff at my love of anime, they still know what I’m talking…
Although the movie faltered elsewhere, the future designs of this year’s Ghost in the Shell movie were definitely one of its greatest draws, building on a legacy that’s seen Motoko Kusanagi’s adventures expand from the page to animation. A new book takes a look at the artwork behind two decades of Ghost in the Shell,…
Users who attempted to use the anime streaming service Crunchyroll earlier today were greeted by an attempt by the site to download malware. Everyone is currently encouraged to stay away from the site until the problem is fixed.
After days of plunging into Fall 2017’s deep, dark anime coal mines, I have emerged with a few diamonds… and some sludgy crap I’m still trying to wash out of my sweater.
If you somehow weren’t convinced that the King of all Kaiju’s animated movie debut would not be sufficiently anime, the bit where he smashes up shit while energetic J-Pop thumps in the background of this trailer is just for you.
This may come as a surprise to you: with its 10 seasons and 161 episodes that have aired over the past 16 years, The Fairly OddParents is the longest-running fantasy television show in American history. Naturally, when a show’s been running for that long, you’ve gotta spice things up to keep them interesting.
If you’re familiar with Japanese horror, you’ve probably heard about the work of Junji Ito—the author behind viral horror stories like The Enigma of Amigara Fault and Uzumaki. Now, some of his most famous spooky tales are being adapted into a new anime anthology show.
In late 2016, a Korean blogger named Glayer made a short 28-second tribute to Overwatch’s D.Va based on the opening for the popular anime Himouto! Umaru-chan. Now in 2017, he’s finally finished the tribute.
Feel that chill in the air? It’s no longer summer, so let’s welcome autumn the best way possible: by watching new anime.
I watch few fictional shows. My tastes are not really cut out for pop culture. But when someone told me Neo Yokio was “a six episode long dril tweet,” I decided the Netflix anime series, created by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, would be worth investigating. So I watched the generally derided series with a few…
Last year, Tatsunoko announced it would be celebrating its 55th anniversary with an Avengers-esque mashup of some of its most iconic superheroes for a new anime series—and although Western audiences may only be vaguely familiar with some of these heroes, they’ll be getting to see the new show, too.
Netflix’s original series Neo Yokio waffles between being an indictment of capitalism and a celebration of wealth. While it’s charmingly written, I’m confused about what it wants to say about the wealthy and their pursuits.
Shinichirō Watanabe is one of the most iconic anime directors in the business, thanks to his work on the beloved Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop. But his latest work is an intriguing sidestep: a 15-minute short film set in the world of Blade Runner.
Anticipation is sky-high for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which is due out November 3 and looks exceedingly fun. With his spotlight at an all-time high, he may soon sign on for another one of Hollywood’s most eagerly awaited projects: the live-action Akira movie.
Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame is directing a short Blade Runner anime. Sony Pictures Japan has uploaded a sneak peek of the short.