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Anime for Adults: 21 Movies and TV Shows...
While most anime is aimed at a younger audience, here is a list of recommended anime for mature audiences, both films and TV shows.
The Best Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Anime
The best Western-style fantasy titles in anime, from Guin Saga to Claymore.
Did You Know All 13 of these Attack on Titan...
Attack on Titan may be popular but how much do you actually know about the series? Our collection of Attack on Titan trivia may surprise you.
13 Live-Action Anime Adaptations You've Gotta See
The greatest adaptations of anime to live action films, as ranked by our Anime.about.com guide.
13 Chilling Horror 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.
Want to Write Your Own Manga? Here's How
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.
5 Manga Series That Need to Be Anime
There are lots of manga series that should be made into anime. Here's our top 5 that are most worthy of the upgrade.
Sakuga
A term used to describe the contrasting quality of animation within anime productions.
The 10 Best Science Fiction Anime Shows
Great Science Fiction Anime - The best science-fiction themed anime shows
The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
A list of the anime features created and released by Hayao Miyazaki and his production company.
These Are the Best Attack on Titan Characters
Who are the best characters in the popular Japanese Attack on Titan anime series? Find the answer here!
These Anime Star Wars Fan Arts are Out of this...
This fantastic homage to the original Star Wars movie poster features Sailor Moon, Luna, Artemis and Tuxedo Mask from the hit anime series, Sailor Moon and is pure magic.
Wondering What Anime Is? Here's the Answer
A quick introduction to Japanese animation, with many common questions answered.
These Attack on Titan Anime Characters are HOT
Best character? Worst character? BORING! Here are the top five sexiest characters in the popular Attack on Titan anime series! Hot anime men and sexy anime girls for everyone!
8 Funny Fairy Tail Memes
The Fairy Tail anime is funny. Internet memes are funny. These Fairy Tail anime memes are super funny.
Who are the Worst Attack on Titan Characters?
There are some amazing characters in the Attack on Titan anime series but also plenty who need to die ASAP. Here are some of the Attack on Titan characters that have to go NOW.
Who Are the Most Villainous Attack on Titan...
The popular anime series, Attack on Titan has several naughty, naughty bad guys in its cast of characters. Ever wonder who the worst are? Here's our top 5!
These 11 Samurai-Themed Anime Titles are a Cut...
The best samurai-themed anime out there, from the more historically accurate to the flat-out outlandish.
I'm new to anime. Where do I start?
Find out where to start with anime without getting lost in the thicket of titles and possibilities out there.
Most Controversial Anime
Some anime open eyes; some turn heads. Here's a rundown of the most head-turning, controversy-sparking anime titles over the years.
Is Anime Appropriate for Your Kids?
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.
The 11 Best Anime Romances
Best Anime Romances - The most heartwarming anime love stories.
Top 5 Must See Studio Ghibli Movies
Wondering which Studio Ghibli films to watch? Check out these five classics complete with basic plot information and age suitability.
11 Funny Dragon Ball Z Memes
These hilarious Dragon Ball Z anime memes are brilliant and well worth a share! Prepare for some serious lolz! Some true classic anime memes here!
7 Popular Anime Series that EVERYONE is...
List of the current most popular anime series with information, images and reference links for each title.
The 20 Best Anime Films Everyone Should See
Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the
These Sexy Natsu Cosplayers Capture the Fairy...
Natsu is one of the most popular Fairy Tail characters around and these sexy cosplayers definitely do him justice! Which one's your favorite?
Seiyuu
A definition for seiyuu, or seiyu, in terms of anime.
A Beginner's Guide to the Popular Dragon Ball Z...
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?
Why Aniplex's 'Sword Art Online' DVD and...
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
The Saddest Anime Ever
Not all anime have happy endings. Here's some of our favorites anime that bring on the tears.
5 Anime Series that Should be Live Action...
With the numerous Marvel Netflix series beginning soon and even a potential live action Zelda Netflix television series in the works, let's take a look at some anime series that would make awesome transitions from animation to live action TV shows.
5 Great Reasons You Should Watch Anime
Not sure if you should watch anime? Here are 5 of the best reasons why you should.
Revisit: TokyoPop's Manga Creator Software
A detailed look back on TokyoPop's official Manga Creator software, how to use it, and how it works.
The Best Places Online to Buy Anime Merchandise
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.
Cour
: A term used in anime to describe a span of episodes, usually twelve to thirteen, but sometimes as few
9 Super Cute Kids in Dragon Ball Z Cosplay
Check out these super cute children in awesome Dragon Ball Z cosplay! Fantastic inspiration for family costume parties or Halloween dress-ups!
Where and When to Watch Boruto: Naruto the Movie
A complete guide to the new Naruto movie starring Naruto's son, Boruto! Information on how to watch the movie, when it's set and more.
14 Super Fun Anime Cosplays
Cosplayers were out in force at Melbourne Supanova with numerous anime series from Sailor Moon and One Piece to Fairy Tail and Attack on Titan getting some love. Here are 14 of our favorites.
Anime 102: A Course of Anime For Newcomers
A list of shows for those new to anime, which emphasize being relatively easy to watch and understand.
A Brief History of Anime
A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
Best Mecha Anime
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
6 Most Romantic Anime Couples
A top list of some of the most romantic couples in anime! Did your favorite couple make the list?
5 Reasons Everyone Should be Watching Glitter...
Glitter Force is one of the most fun anime series to launch in recent years. Here's why you and everyone you know should be checking out this new team of superheroes.
8 Anime Series and Movies for the Whole Family
Looking for some anime that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further. Here's my favorite picks for family-friendly anime shows.
How To Make Your Own Anime Music Video
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.
How the ‘Evangelion’ Live-Action...
It sounded like an anime fan's dream project: a live-action version of the groundbreaking ''Evangelion.'' So why didn't it ever happen?
Top 10 Japanese Words Misused by Anime Fans
Going to study Japanese after getting into anime? Make sure you know what these words really mean.
The 8 Best Anime Love Stories Ever Made
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.
Best Historical Anime
The best anime set in another time and another place.
Best Slice-Of-Life Anime
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.
Hentai
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.
5 Great Classroom Anime Series
In a Back-to-School mood? These five classroom anime series are exactly what you're looking for.
Best English Dubs for Anime
See what our guide recommends as some of the best-acted, quirkiest and most memorable English-dubbed anime out there.
These High Quality Images From the Live Action...
Want to really examine the live action Attack on Titan teaser trailer? Take a look through our detailed slideshow and appreciate all of its epic goodness shot-by-shot while feeling the hype for what's bound to be one amazing live action anime experience!
Save \$\$\$ by Watching One Piece Anime Online...
Easy to understand information on where and how to watch the popular anime series, One Piece online for free! You want to read this.
Space Dandy Part 1 (Blu-ray) Review: One of the...
Looking for a fresh new anime series with a great sense of humor? Space Dandy could be exactly what you're looking for!
The Anime Dubbing Process
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
9 Great Supernatural Anime Series and Films...
After a good anime series or movie with vampires, magic, and dragons? Here are 9 that everyone should be watching.
Best Anime About Real-World Issues
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
Black Butler Live Action Movie (DVD) Review:...
Based on the popular Black Butler anime and manga series, the Japanese live action Black Butler movie is out now on DVD but should you watch it? Read our full review for all the details.
How to Watch Naruto Anime Episodes Online For...
Watching Naruto online has never been easier! Check out this complete guide to watching Naruto anime episodes and movie online for free. Believe it!
Best Anime For All Ages
Our favorite anime titles for all ages, parents and children alike.
13 of the Best Studio Ghibli Cosplays Ever
Explore the magic of the Studio Ghibli films as seen through the eyes of these seriously skilled cosplayers. The Spirited Away cosplays are breathtaking.
Best Anime Titles on Blu-ray Disc: Feature Films
The best feature anime films on Blu-ray Disc, with both outstanding picture quality and extras.
Naruto Shippuden 20 (DVD) Review: Perfect For...
The secret origin of Naruto is revealed in the must-see volume of the Naruto Shippuden anime series on DVD. Read all about it in our full review.
15 Perfect Studio Ghibli Gift Ideas for Boys
A list of 15 official Studio Ghibli items designed for male fans that are sure to impress lovers of Totoro, Spirited Away, and Nausica.
Sneak Peak at the Naruto Shippuden Sequel,...
Take a sneak peak at the new Naruto Shippuden sequel which focuses on Naruto and Hinata's son, Boruto; Boruto - Naruto the Movie -!
Light Novels (And Their Relation to Anime)
Light novels -- short, easy-to-read fiction published in Japan for younger audiences -- are a major source of inspiration for anime. Learn more here.
Best Original Anime
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
9 Ripped Dragon Ball Z Cosplayers
These 9 muscular male Dragon Ball anime cosplayers really take dressing up to the next level! Which one's your number one?
6 Ways to Spot an Illegal Anime Bootleg DVD or...
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.
What Anime Should Star Wars Fans Watch?
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Naruto Shippuden Uncut Set 21 (DVD) Review:...
Naruto's supporting characters get their moment to shine in the latest DVD release of Naruto Shippuden. Is this DVD worth buying? Read our review to find out!
Naruto Shippuden Cancelled!
The popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
5 Good Magical Girl Anime Series to Get You...
Wondering which Magical Girl anime series to watch first? These 5 shows are exactly what you're after. I hope you like pink!
All About the New Dragon Ball Anime Series
A complete guide to the new anime series, Dragon Ball Super! How many episodes, where to watch it, when it's set and all about the story! Kamehameha!
Top Anime from the 60s, 70s and 80
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.
Best Anime Heroines
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
Naruto The Movie: Road to Ninja (Blu-ray / DVD)...
Review of the Blu-ray and DVD release of the sixth Naruto Shippuden movie, Naruto The Movie: Road to Ninja. Complete with movie review, special feature information and overall buyability.
Top 8 Best Books to Learn to Draw Manga
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.
Seinen
All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
Save Money by Watching Bleach Anime Episodes...
How to save money by watching Bleach anime episodes and movies online for free. Totally legal and very easy to do.
The Last: Naruto The Movie (DVD) Review: The...
The long-running Naruto Shippuden anime series reaches its conclusion in this special animated feature film! Read on for all the details about this epic finale and the surprise mid-credits scene!
Making an Anime Blog is a Lot Different than it...
Ready to create a blog about your favorite anime movie or series? Here's everything you need to know.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters Sneak Preview
Excited about the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters movie? Well, then this will excite you even more. Just one day before the new movie hits the DVD shelves, you can catch a sneak peek of the movie in its entirety online. Want the details? I thought you might :)
So Many Episodes of Naruto Shippuden!
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
Great Resources for Creating and Publishing...
Thinking about creating your own manga and want to get it published? Here are several super useful resources to help you on your way to becoming a pro.
All About the Fairy Tail Anime Series and How...
Fairy Tail is one of the most popular anime series out right now and here's everything you need to know about it. What it's about, who the characters are, where to watch it, and more!
These Quirky Sailor Moon Illustrations are...
Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, they are the Sailor Scouts and they're looking amazing in this series of fan artworks!
Mecha
A definition for the term Mecha.
Bleach 23 (DVD) Review: Ichigo's Supporting...
As a new story arc begins, the Bleach anime brings focus back to its numerous supporting characters. Is this a smart move? Read our full review to find out!
Netflix and DreamWorks are Making a New Voltron...
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are making a new Voltron cartoon series! Here's everything we know about it so far.
Log Horizon Part 2 (Blu-ray) Review: Slowly But...
Has Log Horizon started to explore its humanity in this second half of the first season? Check out our full in-depth Blu-ray review to find out!
Live Action Attack on Titan Movie Cast Revealed
The first visuals for the Attack on Titan movie have finally been revealed!
A Brief History of Anime (Continued)
A Brief History of Anime - A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today. Page 2.
Anime That Deserve Live-Action Adaptations
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns (Blu-ray)...
One of Studio Ghibli's best films is out on Blu-ray and DVD and we compare the North American and Australian versions to find out which one is the best.
Sailor Moon R: Part 1 (DVD) Review: Does this...
Is the re-release of Sailor Moon's second classic season an improvement over the first? How's the new English dub? Are the subtitles any good? Stay tuned, Sailor Moon fans!
All Your Naruto Anime Questions Answered
Curious about the crazy popular Naruto anime series but don't know where to start? Here's everything you need to know.
10 Great Ways to Write the Worst Manga Series...
Do you dream of writing your own anime or manga series? Writing that story is one thing... getting it published is yet another. Here is our list of what NOT to do.
Attack on Titan to Invade the Marvel Universe
In an exciting announcement, the Titans from the hit manga and anime series, Attack on Titan will be invading the Marvel Universe. Read all the details here!
If a Cartoon is Animated in Japan, is it an...
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Major Anime Distributors
Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
Everything You Need to Know About Glitter Force
Looking for more information on the hit new anime series, Glitter Force? We have your complete guide right here with character, story, and shopping info.
Who are the Top 5 Mothers in Anime?
Anime fans share their favorite mother characters from numerous anime series and films. Which one is your favorite?
Which Pokemon Season is the Best?
With almost 20 seasons of the Pokemon anime, which 10 rise above the rest? The results will surprise you.
More Monopoly Board Games For Geeks. Which One...
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 Watch Anime on Your Windows Phone
Watching anime on your Windows Phone has never been easier. Read our simple guide for how to enjoy the best Japanese animation on your Windows device and official, legal app recommendations.
Best Monopoly Board Games For Geeks. Which One...
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?
Why Do Some Anime Never Get Licensed?
What keeps some anime titles from ever being licensed for distribution in English? Here's some common reasons why.
What Player is Needed for Watching Anime DVDs...
An easy to understand guide for watching anime DVDs and Blu-rays. Which regions and zones are used and what players anime fans will need to watch their favorite anime series.
Before You Create Your Own Anime Website, Read...
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.
5 Cool Video Game Character Cosplays from...
It wasn't just anime cosplayers at Melbourne Supanova. Gamers also got in on the dress-up fun. Here are our top 5 Aussie video game cosplayers.
8 Awesome Places to Buy Cosplay Supplies
Here are some of the best websites to buy cosplay costumes and accessories from. Looking for the perfect Sailor Moon wig or Attack on Titan uniform? This list will have you sorted.
Naruto Shippuden Uncut Set 22 (DVD) Review: The...
Ino, Shikamaru and Choji must fight their old leader to the death while a question from Naruto The Movie: Road to Ninja is finally answered! It's all happening in this DVD set!
Eight Classic Vampire Anime
The cream of the blood-sucking anime crop, from action-oriented stories to more moody and mysterious tales.
Before You Decide on Your Cosplay Costume, Read...
Cosplay isn't just about throwing on a Halloween costume anymore. Here are some tips for taking your cosplaying to the next level and impressing your fellow anime fans.
No Butterflies in Japan? LOL!
Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury and other anime characters never seem to know what butterflies are. No butterflies in Japan? lol! Page 3.
Top 9 Female Transformers
From Arcee and Elita One to Blackarachnia and Airazor, learn all about the rare female Transformers and find out which ones kick ass the most!
Best Anime Soundtracks
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.)
These are the Best Characters in the Sword Art...
With so many epic characters in the Sword Art Online (SAO) anime series, it's hard to choose the absolute best. Here are our top 6!
Sailor Moon Crystal Anime Meme
Sailor Moon Crystal Anime Meme. Page 80.
Studio Ghibli's The Tale of The Princess Kaguya...
Based on the classic Japanese fairy tale, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is one of Studio Ghibli's most ambitious films but how is its Blu-ray release?
Every Episode of Naruto Season Four
Complete episode guide for the fourth season of the popular anime series, Naruto.
Doraemon Tofu? Why Not?
Doraemon celebrates its 45th Anniversary... with tofu? (And a pretty awesome competition with some great prizes!)
Watch Out for these Awesome Attack on Titan...
Check out these Attack on Titan cosplayers that have taken their love of the popular anime and manga series to the next level. So creative!
Naruto Anime Movies DVD and Blu-ray Cover Gallery
Free image gallery featuring images of the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime movie DVD and Blu-ray covers.
How Many Naruto Shippuden Episodes are There?
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime series, Naruto Shippuden.
What's an anime convention?
Learn about how anime fans get together and share their love of anime for a few days.
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison...
Review of the fifth Naruto Shippuden movie, Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison on Blu-ray. Details on image and audio quality as well as special features and overall movie review.
Best Sports / Competition Anime
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
How Have you not Seen Ghost in the Shell Yet?
One of the best anime movies of all time makes the leap to Blu-ray. Is it still a must-see animated feature after 25 years?
Everything You Need to Know About the 2 Live...
Everything you need to know about the new 2015 live action Attack on Titan movie based on the popular anime and manga series and where and when to watch it!
Orenchi no Furo Jijo (Series) Review: Merman...
Full review of the quirky new anime series about a merman... in a bath tub?! What is Orenchi no Furo Jijo about and is it any good?
Best Anime from Novels
Which novels written for a Japanese audience have been a source of inspiration for anime? Here's a few of our favorites.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (Blu-ray)...
The popular Dragon Ball Z villain, Frieza, is back but is his return enough to support an entire film? Read our full Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' review to find out.
Where and When to Watch the Last Naruto Movie
Where, when and how to watch the grand finale to the long-running anime series, Naruto Shippuden in cinemas! Screening times and location listing and everything else you need to know.
How to Watch Sailor Moon Anime Episodes Online...
Want to know how to legally watch Sailor Moon episodes online for free? Got all your links and info right here! Sailor Moon Says!
The Sky Crawlers
Mamoru Oshii's dreamlike meditation on warfare, memory and eternal youth is one of his more accessible films, with terrific aerial action sequences.
The Night When Evil Falls (Series) Review: Is...
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.
InuYasha: The Final Act, Set 1
The Final Act, indeed. ''InuYasha'' is finally coming to a close, although it's mostly fans who will be sticking around for this and not newcomers.
Fairy Tail Collection 16 (Blu-ray) Review: Now...
Lucy travels back from the future with a message for her friends but is it enough to save them and is she telling the truth? Read on in our full Blu-ray review.
All the Saucy Details on the Magic Woman M Anime
All about Central Park Media's DVD release of the adult-only Magic Woman M anime. Find out all the details here.
Anime 201: Some Understanding of Japan Required
A list of shows for those relatively new to anime, with some understanding of Japan (and anime as well) helpful but not wholly essential.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys

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