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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wondering What Anime Is? Here's the Answer
A quick introduction to Japanese animation, with many common questions answered.
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
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.
The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
A list of the anime features created and released by Hayao Miyazaki and his production company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cour
: A term used in anime to describe a span of episodes, usually twelve to thirteen, but sometimes as few
Live Action Attack on Titan Movie Cast Revealed
The first visuals for the Attack on Titan movie have finally been revealed!
7 Popular Anime Series that EVERYONE is...
List of the current most popular anime series with information, images and reference links for each title.
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.
The Saddest Anime Ever
Not all anime have happy endings. Here's some of our favorites anime that bring on the tears.
5 Reasons You Should Watch Anime
Not sure if you should watch anime? Here are 5 of the best reasons why you should.
Best Mecha Anime
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
Naruto Shippuden Cancelled!
The popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
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.
Best Original Anime
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
6 Most Romantic Anime Couples
A top list of some of the most romantic couples in anime! Did your favorite couple make the list?
Best Anime Heroines
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
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.
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!
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.
10 Japanese Words Otaku Get Totally Wrong
Going to study Japanese after getting into anime? Make sure you know what these words really mean.
Where and When to Watch Dragon Ball Z:...
All the information you need to know on where, when and how to watch the new Dragon Ball Z movie, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' in theaters.
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 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.
Mecha
A definition for the term Mecha.
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!
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.)
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.
Where and When to Watch Pokemon The Movie: The...
Convenient guide to the 18th Pokemon movie, The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa featuring plot and character information as well as where and when to watch it in theaters and on DVD.
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.
Seinen
All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
Best Anime For All Ages
Our favorite anime titles for all ages, parents and children alike.
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!
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!
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.
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.
What Anime Should Star Wars Fans Watch?
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The Anime Dubbing Process
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
Case Closed Quiz
Case Closed Quiz Are you a Case Closed fan? Think you know Conan like the back of your hand? Well, take
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?
Best Anime About Real-World Issues
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
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.
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.
The Controversial White and Gold (or is it Blue...
The white and gold dress (or is it blue and black?) that started the controversy. Page 3.
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 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 That Deserve Live-Action Adaptations
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
Best Sports / Competition Anime
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
Pokemon The Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of...
The first Pokemon XY anime movie is here. Is it one of the better recent Pokemon movies or one of the worse?
What is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal?
All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Major Anime Distributors
Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
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 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.
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!
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?
This Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli Blu-ray...
Studio Ghibli fans are in for a treat with this ultimate collection of Hayao Miyazaki's hit animated films on Blu-ray and DVD!
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.
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.
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World,...
Does the anime series with the longest name ever, live up to its character count? Read on to find out!
If a cartoon is animated in Japan, is it an...
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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.
Most Influential Anime Characters
Some of anime's most influential characters, often-imitated but rarely surpassed.
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.
How Many Naruto Shippuden Episodes are There?
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime series, Naruto Shippuden.
7 Secrets About Sailor Moon's Skirt
Sailor Moon's costume is iconic but how much do you know about it?
Eight Classic Vampire Anime
The cream of the blood-sucking anime crop, from action-oriented stories to more moody and mysterious tales.
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.
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.
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.
Red Data Girl (DVD) Review
Peter says Red Data Girl is an enticing visual treat, supported by a solid grounding in Japanese Shinto spiritualism. Read his full review here!
Top 5 Anime Mothers
Anime fans share their favorite mother characters from anime series and films.
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
DBZ Bad Guys - Majin Buu
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Majin Buu. Page 4.
Hellsing Basic Web Template
Here's a basic Hellsing web template, tables and HTML only. Free for your personal use.
Darker Than Black: Season Two
A review of the second season of the paranormal / sci-fi action series, in English courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment.
New Dragon Ball Z Movie Confirmed for 2015
A new Dragon Ball Z movie has been confirmed for 2015! Read all about it here.
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.
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.
Go to Planet Namek!
Detailed episode guide to Dragon Ball Season Two, the Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas complete with images and episode summaries.
Kill la Kill Volume 1 (Blu-ray) Review
The new anime series, Kill la Kill is finally on Blu-ray but is it more than it first appears or exactly what it looks like? Read on!
What is anime?
What is anime? And why should I watch it? Get the answers to all your anime questions here.
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.
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!
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 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.
Attack on Titan Collection 1 (Blu-ray) Review
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.
Is The Gurren Lagann Blu-ray Box Set Really...
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.
Top 10 Creative Anime Ideas
Wanting to branch out and stretch those anime legs? Here's some creative and challenging ideas to give you an active anime life.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
15 Anime Resolutions for the New Year
15 great and easy ideas for enhancing your anime fandom and your life in the new year!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Even More Monopoly Board Games For Geeks. Which...
The Monorail has come to the quirky town of Springfield, and now it is a race to own it all.
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.
So Many Episodes of Naruto Shippuden!
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
Collecting Anime
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.
Fairy Tail Collection 14 (Blu-ray) Review
Volume 14 of Fairy Tail provides yet another great jumping-on point for new viewers and a nice refresh for longtime Fairy Tail fans! Get all the details in our full review here!
Unfinished Anime
What are some of the anime that never quite made it to the finish line?
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!
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,
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.
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.
Join the 2nd Official Sailor Moon Party!
Fans Connect with Sailor Guardians at Moonlight Party 2: A Celebration of SAILOR MOON Reborn!
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.
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?
Another Image of Princess Serenity in Her Blue...
New science shows that Sailor Moon's Princess Serenity's dress has never been white and gold as many believed but has always been blue and black! Say what? Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broken Blade: The Complete Film Series
"Magic" -- the human ability to manipulate quartz with the mind -- powers the giant war machines of Krisna
Best Unlicensed Anime
Learn about the best anime titles that still haven't made it into English.
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.
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.
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.
Cat Planet Cuties
Science fiction, slapstick, action-adventure, and romantic comedy are all thrown together in this show without much rhyme or reason.
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.
Every Episode of One Piece Season 1
Complete episode guide to the first season of the popular anime series, One Piece.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection
This collection of four fifteen-minute short episodes and a slew of three-minute blackout skits set in
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.
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.
How well do you know the fourth season of the...
Complete episode guide for the fourthD
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.
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.

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