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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.
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.
5 Best Magical Girl Anime Series for Beginners
Wondering which Magical Girl anime series to watch first? These 5 shows are exactly what you're after. I hope you like pink!
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
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.
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.
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.
The 20 Best Anime Films Everyone Should See
Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the
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.
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.
15 Anime Resolutions for the New Year
15 great and easy ideas for enhancing your anime fandom and your life in the new year!
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.
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.
5 Reasons You Should Watch Anime
Not sure if you should watch anime? Here are 5 of the best reasons why you should.
Naruto Shippuden Cancelled!
The popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
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.
Saddest Anime
Not all anime have happy endings. Here's some of our favorites anime that bring on the tears.
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 English Dubs for Anime
See what our guide recommends as some of the best-acted, quirkiest and most memorable English-dubbed anime out there.
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.
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 Mecha Anime
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
Best Anime Heroines
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
Seiyuu
A definition for seiyuu, or seiyu, in terms of anime.
Sakuga
A term used to describe the contrasting quality of animation within anime productions.
Best Historical Anime
The best anime set in another time and another place.
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.
10 Japanese Words Otaku Get Totally Wrong
Going to study Japanese after getting into anime? Make sure you know what these words really mean.
Cour
: A term used in anime to describe a span of episodes, usually twelve to thirteen, but sometimes as few
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?
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!
Join the 2nd Official Sailor Moon Party!
Fans Connect with Sailor Guardians at Moonlight Party 2: A Celebration of SAILOR MOON Reborn!
Anime That Deserve Live-Action Adaptations
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
Mecha
A definition for the term Mecha.
Seinen
All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
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.
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.
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.)
Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball... 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?
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.
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
A Brief History of Anime
A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
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.
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (DVD) Review
The first spinoff movie from the hit 90s anime series Cardcaptors, Cardcaptor Sakura The Movie has finally been re-released for its 15th anniversary but does it hold up after all this time?
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!
Attack on Titan Collection 2 (Blu-ray) Review
Review of the second half of the first season of the hot new anime series, Attack on Titan. Complete with Blu-ray information, episode review and details on the limited edition box set!
The Anime Dubbing Process
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
Best Anime About Real-World Issues
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
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.
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.
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.
Best Original Anime
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orenchi no Furo Jijo (Series) Review
Full review of the quirky new anime series about a merman... in a bath tub?! What is Orenchi no Furo Jijo (The Circumstances in My Home's Bathtub) about and is it any good? Guest writer, Peter Millane investigates.
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.
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.
What Anime Should Star Wars Fans Watch?
Follow me on Google+ for the details. CONNECT WITH BRAD: Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube
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 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.
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.
How Many Naruto Shippuden Episodes are There?
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime series, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 5 Anime Mothers
Anime fans share their favorite mother characters from anime series and films.
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!
So Many Episodes of Naruto Shippuden!
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
7 Secrets About Sailor Moon's Skirt
Sailor Moon's costume is iconic but how much do you know about it?
What is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal?
All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
Breaking Into the Anime Industry
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.
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.
Best Sports / Competition Anime
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
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.
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.
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.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Volume 1
The first installment of this experimental magical-girl series is ambitious and highly promising, with great visual flair.
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.
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.
Dear Shojo Girl - My parents won't let me watch...
: Dear Shojo Girl - My parents won't let me watch anime. They've never really watched any of it, but
Unfinished Anime
What are some of the anime that never quite made it to the finish line?
.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.
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.
New Dragon Ball Z Movie Confirmed for 2015
A new Dragon Ball Z movie has been confirmed for 2015! Read all about it here.
DBZ Bad Guys - Android 17
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Android 17. Page 5.
Most Influential Anime Characters
Some of anime's most influential characters, often-imitated but rarely surpassed.
DBZ Bad Guys - Majin Buu
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Majin Buu. Page 4.
REDLINE
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.
Fairy Tail Collection 11 (Blu-ray) Review
After a dramatic time jump to several years in the future, Fairy Tail begins an exciting new chapter with a series of enjoyable stand alone episodes.
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.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
Best Anime Never Made
Ten anime projects that are lost in limbo, lost to history, or just plain lost.
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.
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
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.
Anime 301: The Long And Winding Shows
A list of shows for those relatively new to anime, which will require a large investment of time on the part of the viewer.
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.
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.
My kids are asking me to buy "manga." What is...
: My kids are asking me to buy "manga." What is that? : Just as anime is the Japanese equivalent of cartoons,
Eight Classic Vampire Anime
The cream of the blood-sucking anime crop, from action-oriented stories to more moody and mysterious tales.
What's a Pokemon?! Read This.
An easy to understand introduction to the Pokemon anime covering its story, characters and world.
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.
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.
Magic Woman M - Vol. 1
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.
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!
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.
Best Monopoly Board Games For Geeks. Which One...
In this Gold and Silver Pokemon edition of the classic Monopoly game, you'll travel around the board in search of Pokemon from the Johto World.
B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time
Raunchy laughs -- but not much else -- abound in this romantic comedy about a girl determined to lose her virginity.
Anime Guest Writer, Brittany Cruz
Connect with About.com guest writer, Brittany Cruz and find out what really makes her tick.
Anime review: Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The...
Naruto's flung back in time for this enjoyable addition to the feature-film side of the ninja franchise.
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.
Check out all the episodes from Fairy Tail...
Complete episode guide for the second season of the Fairy Tail anime.
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.
Gantz: The Complete TV Series
A review of the anime TV series Gantz, released on DVD in English by FUNimation.
Case Closed Quiz
Case Closed Quiz Are you a Case Closed fan? Think you know Conan like the back of your hand? Well, take
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.
Texhnolyze: The Complete Series
As bleak as anime gets, but sometimes also as adventurous and visionary too.
How To Be An Otaku
Think you're the #1 anime fan? Then let's put it to the test. Find out if you've got what it takes to be a true Otaku.
Princess Jellyfish: The Complete Series
A gloriously funny and gently profound comedy about the risk -- and virtue -- of being true to yourself.
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.
Action Anime
Do you like edge-of-your-seat excitement? Heart-pumping chases, bad-to-the-bone fist fights and in-your-face action that makes you gasp for breath? Then you're an action anime fan! Find out more about this fast-moving line of anime shows here.
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.
Rumor Mill: Live-Action 'Kiki's Delivery...
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
DBZ Bad Guys - Cell
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Cell
Anime v. Cartoons
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.
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.
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.
What is anime?
What is anime? And why should I watch it? Get the answers to all your anime questions here.
DVD Regions Encoding Guide
Any time you purchase a DVD, you'll likely notice that the seller has marked it as "Region 1", "Region
DBZ Bad Guys - Android 18
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Android 18. Page 6.
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