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While most anime is aimed at a younger audience, here is a list of recommended anime for mature audiences, both films and TV shows.
Best Anime Romances - The most heartwarming anime love stories.
The best Western-style fantasy titles in anime, from Guin Saga to Claymore.
The greatest adaptations of anime to live action films, as ranked by our Anime.about.com guide.
The best samurai-themed anime out there, from the more historically accurate to the flat-out outlandish.
Great Science Fiction Anime - The best science-fiction themed anime shows
Going to study Japanese after getting into anime? Make sure you know what these words really mean.
List of the current most popular anime series with information, images and reference links for each title.
Think you've got a manga story in you somewhere? Most of us are capable of coming up with a decent storyline. Its getting it out on paper that takes some skill. Here's a few tips to help you bring out the next best seller.
Insightful interview with professional makeup, SFX and costume artist, Kat Watson on how she took her hobby to the next level and turned her love for cosplay into a successful career.
Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the
No giant robots, no alien catgirls, just the goodness of everyday real life. Here's a rundown of the best anime that take place in the here and now.
A quick introduction to Japanese animation, with many common questions answered.
Find out where to start with anime without getting lost in the thicket of titles and possibilities out there.
Do you love anime? Do you long for a good love story? Well, here's the best of both. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's my top picks for romance in anime.
When leaves are on the ground and jack-o-lanterns flicker in the windows, it's time to load up the DVD player with anime titles that send a chill down the spine.
A standard-issue women-in-too-little-clothing-battling-each-other anime, which delivers no more than you'd expect for such a thing.
A term used to describe the contrasting quality of animation within anime productions.
Not all anime have happy endings. Here's some of our favorites anime that bring on the tears.
See what our guide recommends as some of the best-acted, quirkiest and most memorable English-dubbed anime out there.
A list of shows for those new to anime, which emphasize being relatively easy to watch and understand.
A list of the anime features created and released by Hayao Miyazaki and his production company.
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
Is it okay for your kids to watch anime? Learn more about this popular past-time and get tips on how to make sure your kids' anime is age-appropriate.
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
A definition for seiyuu, or seiyu, in terms of anime.
Some anime open eyes; some turn heads. Here's a rundown of the most head-turning, controversy-sparking anime titles over the years.
The best anime set in another time and another place.
: A term used in anime to describe a span of episodes, usually twelve to thirteen, but sometimes as few
Discover the latest Japanese pop culture phenomenon, Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin / Advancing Giants) with the first half of Season One now on Blu-ray and DVD! Is it any good? Spoilers: YES.
Wish you could find a list of great action anime titles just for girls? Well, look no further. Here's some of my favorite shoujo picks in the action anime genre.
The first part of my interview with Robert Newman in the Tokyo Crunchyroll office. We discuss manga, Asian dramas and streaming media apps.
Halloween and anime were just made for each other, weren't they? With cosplay such a popular activity among anime fans, it seems Halloween is the perfect holiday to pull out all the anime stops. Still working on your costume? Here's some online resources to help you out.
Once upon a time, anime was all but unknown outside of Japan except for a handful of shows that found their way overseas. But those few shows had a galvanizing effect on past and present fans. Here's a list of the best shows from before the 1990s, when anime really started to make inroads internationally.
A definition for the term Mecha.
Massive collection of all the best Monopoly board games for geeks based on anime, cartoons, sci-fi TV shows and movies! Which one do you want?
Our favorite anime titles for all ages, parents and children alike.
All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
Musical scores and soundtracks for anime are too often taken for granted as just another part of the whole. Break them out on their own, though, and you'll sometimes find music as good as anything created for a Hollywood film or a platinum-selling album. Here's a list of the very best soundtracks created for anime, most available as domestic or sometimes imported CD editions. (Pressings for anime soundtracks are often rather small, so keep your eyes open -- these go fast.)
A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
Anime conventions have picked up on this cool aspect of anime and have built entire competitions around the talents of fan-made videos. Want to make your own anime music video? Here's a quick how-to to get you started.
Is the new Sailor Moon anime any good? Sailor Moon fans share their thoughts on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
Like movies, books and any other form of entertainment, Japanese animation has its own set of genres. Here's some basics on hentai - anime for mature audiences only.
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
What is an anime freak and is it possible to be one? Readers respond with their thoughts. Are you an anime freak?
The popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
The best feature anime films on Blu-ray Disc, with both outstanding picture quality and extras.
Review of the first Pokemon movie based on the Pokemon X and Pokemon Y video games set in the Kalos region, Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
In the final part of a three part interview, Crunchyroll reveals information on a potential Xbox One app and which anime series is the most popular.
Wondering which Studio Ghibli films to watch? Check out these five classics complete with basic plot information and age suitability.
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
Watching Naruto online has never been easier! Check out this complete guide to watching Naruto anime episodes and movie online for free. Believe it!
With almost 20 seasons of the Pokemon anime, which 10 rise above the rest? The results will surprise you.
Ready to write your own live action anime script? Well, I know someone who would like to see it. Get the details here.
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In a far and distant future, a revolution is taking place between massive robots operated by Beastmen and the humans that they have forced to live beneath the Earth. Get the details on Gurren Lagann, a new anime series from Bandai Entertainment.
Want to know how to legally watch Sailor Moon episodes online for free? Got all your links and info right here! Sailor Moon Says!
What keeps some anime titles from ever being licensed for distribution in English? Here's some common reasons why.
Crunchyroll reveals their strategies for fighting anime piracy and bootlegs and shares news on expansion into South Korea and China.
Easy to understand information on where and how to watch the popular anime series, One Piece online for free! You want to read this.
Think you've seen all the best geeky Monopoly board games? How about a Doctor Who one or the Sonic The Hedgehog edition? We're just scratching the surface!
How to learn about anime genres and themes, the better to find the shows you do want to watch.
Do you dream of writing your own anime or manga series? Is there a story in you just waiting to get out? Writing that story is one thing... getting it published is yet another. Here's my list of dont's that will keep your manga from making it to print.
A new Dragon Ball Z movie has been confirmed for 2015! Read all about it here.
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
Anime fans were thrilled to hear that one of the biggest hits of the last season, Sword Art Online, has been slated for home video release in the U.S. They
Demons, tentacles and unsuspecting girls form the premise for a three-part adult OVA from Adult Source Media. Get the details on The Night When Evil Falls here.
What anime shows does your About.com guide like best? Here are twenty of his favorite and most often-recommended titles.
A list of shows for those relatively new to anime, with some understanding of Japan (and anime as well) helpful but not wholly essential.
Like ghosts, goblins and things that go bump? Me too :) So in honor of these creepy goodies, I put together a list of my favorite supernatural anime shows. Do you have a favorite not listed here? Drop me a line and tell me about it!
From G.I. JOE and Lord of the Rings to Family Guy and Spider-man, there are even more Monopoly boards for geeks of all ages!
If you've ever wanted to create your own manga, now you can! TOKYOPOP's new Manga Creator has got to be one of the coolest software package out there for aspiring manga artists. What if you're not an aspiring manga artist? You'll love it anyway! This is the most fun I've had in a while. Get the scoop here.
Review of the new anime series, Karneval (not Carnival). Looks great but is it any good?
Here's a basic Hellsing web template, tables and HTML only. Free for your personal use.
You've sent out the invitations. You've planned the menu, the music and the decor. You even bought a fog machine to give your Halloween party that extra spooky feel. But what about the anime? Here's some tips for turning your next Halloween party into an all-out anime-fest!
It sounded like an anime fan's dream project: a live-action version of the groundbreaking ''Evangelion.'' So why didn't it ever happen? Page 2.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
The director of ''Summer Wars'' and ''The Girl Who Leapt Through Time'' tops himself with this heartfelt and keenly-observed story about a most unusual family.
Any time you purchase a DVD, you'll likely notice that the seller has marked it as "Region 1", "Region
With so many great cosplay opportunities around, serious anime fans love to get creative with their costume creations. But how do you choose the right cosplay costume for you? Here's some simple tips to help you pick the perfect costume every time.
Detailed review of the new Dragon Ball Z Season Two Blu-ray release with product, special features and episode information. How does it rate?
The director of the film that beat PIXAR's ''Brave'' at the Japanese box office talks about film, family, and CG.
A review of the original Dirty Pair TV series, released on DVD in English by Nozomi Entertainment / Right Stuf International.
Learn about the best anime titles that still haven't made it into English.
The ghosts of the past return to beguile the living in this bittersweet drama about the lost opportunities of childhood, in English courtesy of NIS America.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
A lazy magic-user and his stern female companion search the land for magical artifacts that must not
Just found an unbelievable bargain on your favorite anime DVD? Before you buy, be sure that you're getting the real thing and not a bootleg copy. How can you tell? Here's some tips to help you spot the fakes.
Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
Some of anime's most influential characters, often-imitated but rarely surpassed.
Looking to beef up your collection of anime toys and cards? Here's my picks for the best anime stores on the web to buy all your favorite anime stuff.
The cream of the blood-sucking anime crop, from action-oriented stories to more moody and mysterious tales.
Anime titles that have gone out of print and haven't been reissued, but have copies floating around and are worth a look.
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Are you ready to jump on the blogging bandwagon and build your own anime blog? Its actually not as complex as you might think. Here's some great tips and tricks to have you blogging about your favorite anime shows in no time flat.
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Sailor Moon's costume is iconic but how much do you know about it?
Wish you could draw manga? Want to learn how? Here's my top picks for how-to books that will have you drawing your favorite manga characters (and maybe a few of your own!) in no time at all.
This draggy comedy has all the ingredients for a better show, but it's too scattershot and repetitive to be good for more than a distracted chuckle.
Racers from all around the galaxy converge to participate in the REDLINE, a race so over-the-top and illegal that it's a miracle anyone would even survive. Learn more about this groundbreaking quasi-experimental racing anime feature film, directed by Katsuhito Ishii and Takeshi Koike, and animated by MADHOUSE.
Looking for some anime that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further. Here's my favorite picks for family-friendly anime shows.
Studio Ghibli genius', Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are celebrated in a special theatrical showcase.
Dragon Ball Z is everywhere. Action figures, t-shirts and, to my son's delight, Playstation have all joined in the DBZ frenzy. But just what is a dragon ball? And why all the fuss?
All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
A Brief History of Anime - A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today. Page 2.
Learn about which of the best anime have video games as their source material, both for standalone features and long-running shows.
Looking to find a great place to download new anime? Check out these resources and start completing your digital library now.
This three-installment OVA in the .hack universe works as an introduction to that franchise, and as a pretty good story on its own standalone terms.
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Shojo anime's aimed at a female audience, but the best of it can appeal to everyone under the sun. Learn more here.
: Dear Shojo Girl - My parents won't let me watch anime. They've never really watched any of it, but
Raunchy laughs -- but not much else -- abound in this romantic comedy about a girl determined to lose her virginity.
A mixed bag: a comedic look at a potentially serious subject, but with too much fanservice and too little invention to be really compelling.
That's the question I asked myself the other week when I was at Otakon 2013, and spied a single copy of this behemoth sitting on a shelf in the dealers' room.
A gloriously funny and gently profound comedy about the risk -- and virtue -- of being true to yourself.
Do you dream of having your own anime web site but don't know where to start? Here's some tips to get your site up and running in no time flat.
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
"Magic" -- the human ability to manipulate quartz with the mind -- powers the giant war machines of Krisna
A definition for tankobon, a Japanese term used to describe certain types of books.
Wondering if your kids should be watching anime? Get the answer to this and all your anime questions here.
Naruto's flung back in time for this enjoyable addition to the feature-film side of the ninja franchise.
Do you feel an unexplained kinship with Goku and Vegeta? Is there a little voice inside that urges you to power up? If you think you may have been a super-saiyan in a previous life, here's a few tips for reclaiming your heritage.
Mamoru Oshii's dreamlike meditation on warfare, memory and eternal youth is one of his more accessible films, with terrific aerial action sequences.
Why versions of anime titles produced outside of Japan get imported back into that country, what impact it has on the anime market, and what anime companies are trying to do about it. Page 2.
Looking for a great TCG for your PC? Look no further. Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos is exactly what you're looking for.
What are some of the anime that never quite made it to the finish line?
A sexy soceress and a forest of unpleasant characters are the basis for Magic Woman M, a new Anime HotShots title from Central Park Media. Definitely an adults-only anime, get the release details here.
TwitchFilm is reporting something worth taking with a grain of salt: a live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service (compare prices) the Studio Ghibli feature
The best anime series on Blu-ray Disc, with both outstanding picture quality and extras.
A well-written but awkwardly animated story derived from the settings and characters in Masamune Shirow's manga.
Collecting Anime is an art in itself. Some items you can find in surplus, while some you can't find at all. Knowing where and when to look is the key to finding what you want, like that pristine action figure NRFB, at a price you can live with. If you've ever wondered how to get your hands on your favorite Anime merchandise, wonder no longer. Here's a few tips to collecting all things Anime.
Case Closed Quiz Are you a Case Closed fan? Think you know Conan like the back of your hand? Well, take
A list of shows for those relatively new to anime, which will require a large investment of time on the part of the viewer.
Which novels written for a Japanese audience have been a source of inspiration for anime? Here's a few of our favorites.
The fourth feature film made from the ''Bleach'' anime franchise is a solid side story, with nothing groundbreaking about it, but plenty of action and an interestingly-visualized underworld landscape.
Love conquers all, even a 400 year old battle between two dominant ninja clans. Want to know more? Check out Basilisk, one of the newest anime acquisitions from FUNimation.
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So you want a career in Anime, do you? Well, be forewarned: the competition is tough. But, with a little talent, a little moxie and good old-fashioned perseverance, there are a number of ways you can break into this popular industry. Here's some ideas to get you started on your hunt.
All the information on how to see the sixth Naruto Shippuden movie, Road to Ninja - Naruto the Movie on the big screen.
How to save money by watching Bleach anime episodes and movies online for free. Totally legal and very easy to do.
Science fiction, slapstick, action-adventure, and romantic comedy are all thrown together in this show without much rhyme or reason.
Anime fans share their favorite mother characters from anime series and films.
What's the difference between anime and Western / American cartoons? The differences are many, and often striking. Here's a quick guide to many of the common differences between anime and conventional cartoon shows.
A raucous farce about a blissful idiot who enters the space navy on a whim and can't stop failing upwards, this bit of '90s anime has endured as a comedy classic.
Why versions of anime titles produced outside of Japan get imported back into that country, what impact it has on the anime market, and what anime companies are trying to do about it.
Dragon Ball Z is back with the new movie, Battle of Gods. Is it any good? Check out the full review complete with high quality images and viewing age info.