1. Entertainment

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://anime.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Anime: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
The Best Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Anime
The best Western-style fantasy titles in anime, from Guin Saga to Claymore.
The 11 Best Anime Romances
Best Anime Romances - The most heartwarming anime love stories.
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.
The 10 Best Science Fiction Anime Shows
Great Science Fiction Anime - The best science-fiction themed anime shows
Wondering What Anime Is? Here's the Answer
A quick introduction to Japanese animation, with many common questions answered.
7 Popular Anime Series that EVERYONE is...
List of the current most popular anime series with information, images and reference links for each title.
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.
Sailor Mini Moon Confirmed for Sailor Moon...
All about the recently confirmed second season of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal featuring Sailor Moon's daughter, Mini Moon and Sailor Pluto.
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.
Join the 2nd Official Sailor Moon Party!
Fans Connect with Sailor Guardians at Moonlight Party 2: A Celebration of SAILOR MOON Reborn!
The 20 Best Anime Films Everyone Should See
Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the
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.
10 Japanese Words Otaku Get Totally Wrong
Going to study Japanese after getting into anime? Make sure you know what these words really mean.
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!
Sakuga
A term used to describe the contrasting quality of animation within anime productions.
She Took Her Cosplay Hobby to a Whole New Level
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.
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.
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.
Saddest Anime
Not all anime have happy endings. Here's some of our favorites anime that bring on the tears.
Cour
: A term used in anime to describe a span of episodes, usually twelve to thirteen, but sometimes as few
5 Reasons You Should Watch Anime
Not sure if you should watch anime? Here are 5 of the best reasons why you should.
Seiyuu
A definition for seiyuu, or seiyu, in terms of anime.
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.
The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
A list of the anime features created and released by Hayao Miyazaki and his production company.
Best Mecha Anime
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
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.
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.
Best Anime Heroines
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
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.
Best Historical Anime
The best anime set in another time and another place.
Best Anime For All Ages
Our favorite anime titles for all ages, parents and children alike.
Live Action Attack on Titan Movie Cast Revealed
The first visuals for the Attack on Titan movie have finally been revealed!
12 Funkiest Transformers Mash-Ups
An Optimus Prime that can transform into a PlayStation? What about Transformers that can change into completely functional USB drives and computer mice? Check out these and more at the Transformers Expo in Japan!
A Brief History of Anime
A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
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.
Anime That Deserve Live-Action Adaptations
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
Seinen
All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
Watch Sailor Moon Anime Episodes Online for Free
Want to know how to legally watch Sailor Moon episodes online for free? Got all your links and info right here! Sailor Moon Says!
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!
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.
Mecha
A definition for the term Mecha.
If a cartoon is animated in Japan, is it an...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Earlier this week,
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 Shoujo Action Anime Titles
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.
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.)
Save \$\$\$ by Watching Free One Piece Anime...
Easy to understand information on where and how to watch the popular anime series, One Piece online for free! You want to read this.
Naruto Shippuden Cancelled!
The popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
Death Note Collection
A very effective distillation of the storyline of Death Note , minus some of the supporting characters
Best Anime About Real-World Issues
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
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.
Freezing
A standard-issue women-in-too-little-clothing-battling-each-other anime, which delivers no more than you'd expect for such a thing.
What Anime Should Star Wars Fans Watch?
Follow me on Google+ for the details. CONNECT WITH BRAD: Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube
What is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal?
All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
Some Great Japanese Characters in the Macy's...
Japanese characters Pikachu, Hello Kitty and Power Rangers march in the famous Macy's Parade.
When Did Dragon Ball Z Start Using Time Travel?
The Garlic Jr., Trunks and Android Sagas in one powerful season of Dragon Ball Z! Complete Dragon Ball Z Season Four episode guide.
Princess Mononoke is on Blu-ray and it's GORGEOUS
The classic Studio Ghibli film, Princess Mononoke finally arrives on Blu-ray and it's gorgeous.
The Anime Dubbing Process
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
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.
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 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
Dragon Ball Z Season Five (Blu-ray) Review
Review of Dragon Ball Z's fifth season on Blu-ray complete with Special Feature faqs, story information and overall opinion. Is it worth picking up? Read on!
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.
Is Sailor Moon Crystal Good or Bad? What Do...
Is the new Sailor Moon anime any good? Sailor Moon fans share their thoughts on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
Best Original Anime
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
New Dragon Ball Z Movie Confirmed for 2015
A new Dragon Ball Z movie has been confirmed for 2015! Read all about it here.
How Many Naruto Shippuden Episodes are There?
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime series, Naruto Shippuden.
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.
Live Action Anime Script Writing Contest
Ready to write your own live action anime script? Well, I know someone who would like to see it. Get the details here.
How To Choose Your Cosplay Costume
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.
Dragon Ball Z Season Four (Blu-ray) Review
The hit anime series, Dragon Ball Z hits new heights in this fantastic new release of Dragon Ball Z Season Four on Blu-ray.
Top 8 Anime Stores to Buy Anime Toys and...
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.
Top Anime Costume Resources
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.
So Many Episodes of Naruto Shippuden!
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
How to Build An Anime Blog
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.
Buyer's Guide to Anime Genres and Themes
How to learn about anime genres and themes, the better to find the shows you do want to watch.
Wolf Children
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.
7 Secrets About Sailor Moon's Skirt
Sailor Moon's costume is iconic but how much do you know about it?
Top 10 Ways to Get Your Manga Rejected
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.
Naruto Shippuden Collection 17 (DVD) Review
Naruto and Sakura confront Sasuke as one of the largest wars in history is about to begin in Naruto Shippuden Collection 17 on DVD.
What Surprising Anime Series is a Hit on...
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.
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.
Top 7 Favorite Family Anime
Looking for some anime that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further. Here's my favorite picks for family-friendly anime shows.
Top 20 Guide's Favorites
What anime shows does your About.com guide like best? Here are twenty of his favorite and most often-recommended titles.
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends
A mixed bag: a comedic look at a potentially serious subject, but with too much fanservice and too little invention to be really compelling.
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 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.
Best Action Anime Shows
Here's a rundown of the most exciting and action-packed anime out there, from major hits to older classics and hidden treasures.
Crunchyroll Reveals Their Strategy for Fighting...
Crunchyroll reveals their strategies for fighting anime piracy and bootlegs and shares news on expansion into South Korea and China.
Go to Planet Namek!
Detailed episode guide to Dragon Ball Season Two, the Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas complete with images and episode summaries.
Best Shojo Anime
Shojo anime's aimed at a female audience, but the best of it can appeal to everyone under the sun. Learn more here.
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 8 Favorite Supernatural Animes
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!
Who Were the Top 9 Cosplayers at Supanova 2014?
Sailor Moon cosplayer at Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
Are You an Anime Freak?
What is an anime freak and is it possible to be one? Readers respond with their thoughts. Are you an anime freak?
Death Note Series Profile - All About the Death...
Meet Light Yagami, a bright student who's bored to tears. But then he finds the Death Note, a mystic notebook that was dropped by a Shinigami death god. The notebook has an incredible power - any human who has their name written in the book will die. Light decides to use the book to get rid of all the evil in the world but starts to rethink his plan when a persistent detective becomes hot on his trail.
TOKYOPOP Manga Creator
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.
Tekken: Blood Vengeance
An absurd, but thoroughly enjoyable, 3D CGI animated side story in the Tekken universe -- written by the same man who gave us ''Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.''
Most Influential Anime Characters
Some of anime's most influential characters, often-imitated but rarely surpassed.
Best Anime Adapted From Video Games
Learn about which of the best anime have video games as their source material, both for standalone features and long-running shows.
Naruto Series Profile - All About the Naruto...
After a lifetime of being shunned and ignored, a young ninja discovers that he is the vessel for a dangerous demon and begins a quest to uncover the secrets to his past. What is this intriguing anime I'm talking about? Naruto, of course. Get the details here.
Check out all the episodes from Fairy Tail...
Complete episode guide for the second season of the Fairy Tail anime.
Basilisk
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.
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.
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.
The Night When Evil Falls
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.
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.
Gurren Lagann: Series Profile - All About The...
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.
.hack//Quantum
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.
Major Anime Distributors
Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
Broken Blade: The Complete Film Series
"Magic" -- the human ability to manipulate quartz with the mind -- powers the giant war machines of Krisna
Who or What is Dragon Ball Z's Cell?
Complete episode guide to the fifth season of the classic anime series, Dragon Ball Z Season Five.
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes: Parts I & II
A lazy magic-user and his stern female companion search the land for magical artifacts that must not
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection
This collection of four fifteen-minute short episodes and a slew of three-minute blackout skits set in
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
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.
Macross / Robotech
A profile of the long-running classic mecha anime franchise, Macross aka Robotech.
Josei
All about josei, the anime subcategory intended for adult female audiences.
Should My Kids Be Watching Anime?
Wondering if your kids should be watching anime? Get the answer to this and all your anime questions here.
5 fans sound off on what they want in the new...
What would you like to see in the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal? 5 Sailor Moon fans sound off in this week's Anime Q and A.
Interview: Mamoru Hosoda, Director of ''Wolf...
The director of the film that beat PIXAR's ''Brave'' at the Japanese box office talks about film, family, and CG.
Top 5 Anime Mothers
Anime fans share their favorite mother characters from anime series and films.
How to Spot A Bootleg Anime DVD
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.
Design Your Own Anime Website
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.
DBZ Good Guys - Gohan
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Gohan. Page 2.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
DBZ Bad Guys - Majin Buu
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Majin Buu. Page 4.
Unfinished Anime
What are some of the anime that never quite made it to the finish line?
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
Anime and the Reverse Importing Problem
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.
Best Sports / Competition Anime
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
Best Out-Of-Print Anime
Anime titles that have gone out of print and haven't been reissued, but have copies floating around and are worth a look.
Bleach The Movie: Hell Verse
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.
Dragon Ball Z Season Three (Blu-ray) Review
The adventures on Planet Namek come to a close in the third exciting season of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray. Read the full review now.
Eight Classic Vampire Anime
The cream of the blood-sucking anime crop, from action-oriented stories to more moody and mysterious tales.
Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series
A frustrating but also fascinating and heady mixture of science fiction, noir thriller, psychological fantasy, philosophical musings, and flat-out weirdness.
Fairy Tail: Part I
A review of the first installment of the fantasy action/adventure series, in English by FUNimation Entertainment.
Anime Web Templates
Anime Web Templates
Hellsing Basic Web Template
Here's a basic Hellsing web template, tables and HTML only. Free for your personal use.
Black Butler (Season 1, Part 1)
A review of the anime TV series Black Butler (Season 1, Part 1), released on DVD in English by FUNimation.
Where to see Road to Ninja - Naruto The Movie...
All the information on how to see the sixth Naruto Shippuden movie, Road to Ninja - Naruto the Movie on the big screen.
DBZ Good Guys - Piccolo
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Piccolo. Page 3.
Ghost in the Shell: ARISE: Episode 1
Publisher's Site In a time not too far distant from now, shadowy power politics and digital warfare drive
Ga-Rei-Zero
A review of the 11-episode supernatural action anime series, released in English by FUNimation Entertainment.
DBZ Good Guys - Vegeta
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Vegeta. Page 4.
This New Anime Series Will BLOW YOUR MIND
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.
Chrome Shelled Regios
A review of the anime TV series Chrome Shelled Regios, released on DVD in English by FUNimation.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
A raunchy, filthy, often hilarious romp with little redeeming social value but a great many lowbrow laughs.
Anime and the Reverse Importing Problem...
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.
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.