Neo Yokio Is A Funny But Flawed Critique…

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.…

If The Simpsons Characters Were Otaku

Imagine that all The Simpsons characters were into anime, manga, and Japanese video games. They would probably say stuff like this. That’s the central premise of Twitter user WeebSimpsons, which has been churning out gems…

Cowboy Bebop Director Is Directing A Blade Runner…

Shinichiro Watanabe, most famously known in the west for directing 1997's Cowboy Bebop and 2004's Samurai Champloo, is directing an animated short in the Blade Runner universe. Blade Runner Black Out 2022 serves as a…

Madhouse Isn’t Doing One Punch Man Season 2

When hit anime One Punch Man comes back for its second season, the studio that handled it the first time around won’t be returning. Madhouse did season one, which debuted in 2015. That studio has…

How Akira Toriyama Designed Android 21

As recently revealed, Dragon Ball FighterZ has an original fighter called Android 21. Even though the character was created by Namco Bandai for the game, the company explained how the character was designed by Dragon Ball…

Blade Runner Is Getting A Short Anime From…

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. The short anime is called Blade Runner Black…

The Hell, Sega Toys

If you’ve seen Crayon Shin-chan, then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect. No, this toy doesn’t have Shin-chan drawing an elephant around his weenie like he’s done on the anime, but you…

Sailor Moon Cafes Opening This Month In Japan

Like Sailor Moon? Want to eat Sailor Moon themed food? Good news. Starting this fall, four Sailor Moon cafes are opening in Japan. Yes, four! According to Rurubu, one is opening in Tokyo on September…

Evangelion Sneakers Are Surprisingly Tasteful

There’s an official Evangelion x New Balance line of sneakers coming out in Japan and China this weekend. There’ll be four colours available, each in a very subtle scheme, while they’ll also come in nice…

How To Spot Fake Japanese Figures

Fakes are a problem in the world of collectibles. That’s why Japanese figure company Good Smile has a customer support page dedicated entirely to spotting pirated goods. The page updates on a regular basis, showing…

The Ways Brock And Misty Have Changed Over…

GIF [Images: TV Tokyo | GIF: Kotaku] Next month, Brock and Misty are returning to the Pokémon TV anime. The trainers appeared in the original series, and just as Ash has changed over the years,…

What We Mostly Liked About Netflix’s Death Note

The much anticipated and dreaded American adaptation of acclaimed anime and manga Death Note dropped on Friday. To our surprise, we kinda liked it. Spoilers!Gita Jackson: Heather, Heather, Heather. How do we even begin this?…

Brock And Misty Are Returning To The Pokémon…

After being re-written out of Pokémon history in the latest Pokémon movie, Brock and Misty are coming to the Pokémon Sun Moon television anime. But only for two episodes. That figures! New Pokémon Movie Rewrites…

Thousands of People Say They’re Going To Run…

Naruto A minute watching a kid run can speak volumes about how much anime they consume. Are their arms thrust out behind them? Is their head down, their back bent over, their legs churning along…

There Are Way More Racing Anime Series To…

We get it: you’ve seen every stage of Initial D 42 times and can quote it ad nauseum with the best of ‘em, but there’s far more racing anime than just one series. If you’re…

The New Anime Godzilla Has An Old, Dumb…

[Images: godzillasoul | ggrasperZX] In the trailer for the upcoming Godzilla anime, we don’t get a good look at the titular monster’s mug. An official statue to promote the movie has gone on display in…

If Counter-Strike Had An Anime Opening It Might…

The anime Counter-Strike: Global Offensive opening you never knew you wanted. The anime opening is an art all its own. Often plucky, upbeat, and set to some great tunes that are on occasion completely at…

A Silent Voice Is A Sensational Anime Movie…

A Silent Voice In anime movie A Silent Voice, deaf girl Shoko Nishimiya’s sixth-grade notebook is full of apologies to the classmates who keep throwing her hearing aids in the river. Her bullies’ ringleader, Shoya…

The Best Dragon Ball Cosplay Of 2017

This year is not over, but this Master Roshi cosplay will be hard to top this year. And next year, too. That’s body builder Taichi Shimizu, who previously, he pulled off a great Zangief cosplay,…

This Summer’s Standout Anime Is About A Mysterious…

Early on in this summer’s standout fantasy anime Made in Abyss, the troublemaking 12-year-old orphan Riko reveals a compass that always points to the bottom of the netherworld. It’s an artifact she pocketed while cave-diving…

Netflix Announces New Slate Of Original Anime

Netflix announced in Tokyo today that they have extensive plans for original anime for worldwide broadcast. This new plan to pursue anime as a cornerstone of their service includes new shows from the studio behind…

Soon, Funimation Will Be Sony’s

Sony Pictures Television Networks has announced that it’s going to acquire a major stake in popular anime distribution Funimation.An agreement has been reached, but the deal has yet to to go through. Once it does,…

Persona 5 Anime Adaptation Premieres In 2018

Atlus announced earlier today that a Persona 5 anime is on its way. Named Persona 5 The Animation, the anime is being produced by Atlus as well as the animation studio A-1 Pictures. Persona 5 The…

Atlus Announces Persona 5 Anime Coming To Japan…

GIF There’s a Persona 5 anime coming. Atlus announced it earlier today. It’s called Persona 5 the Animation and there’s already a short trailer. Atlus appears to be producing the show with A-1 Pictures and…

The Final Neon Genesis Evangelion Movie Gets A…

Five years after the previous Evangelion movie, nearly ten years since the Rebuild series started, and just over twenty years since the show ended, the final Evangelion movie gets its first teaser. The Rebuild movies,…

Steins;Gate 0 Is Getting An Anime 

[Image: KADOKAWAanime] Visual novel Steins;Gate 0 was originally released in Japan on the PS3, PS4 and the Vita in December 2015. It came out in the U.S. the following year. Since the source material is…

Scenes From Hit Anime Your Name Look Very…

Your Name is one of the most successful anime movies ever released in Japan. Not only has it made a bunch of cash, but it’s also a great film. However, a new YouTube clip alleges…

Our Top Four Summer 2017 Anime Picks

GIF Princess Principal Face it—August is for binging anime. You might think you have bigger plans. But, no. You’re going to be curled up with your AC and a glass of lemonade, watching lots of…

Some Of Anime’s Most Famous Poses And Techniques

Certain anime studios—and even certain creators—have signature moves. Hallmarks or calling cards, if you will. Let’s have a look! On Twitter (via Togetter), people were talking about famous poses and stylistic techniques in anime (and…

The Tokyo Olympics Is Embracing The Akira Anime

When the Tokyo Olympics were first announced in 2013, there were immediate comparisons to Akira’s 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics. Now, the real 2020 games are not shying away from those comparisons but embracing them in a…