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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.
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.
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 11 Best Anime Romances
Best Anime Romances - The most heartwarming anime love stories.
The 10 Best Science Fiction Anime Shows
Great Science Fiction Anime - The best science-fiction themed anime shows
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
Naruto Shippuden Cancelled!
The popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
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.
Wondering What Anime Is? Here's the Answer
A quick introduction to Japanese animation, with many common questions answered.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Anime Should Star Wars Fans Watch?
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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 Mecha Anime
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
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.
New Dragon Ball Z Movie Confirmed for 2015
A new Dragon Ball Z movie has been confirmed for 2015! Read all about it here.
Best Anime Heroines
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
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.
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?
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 Anime For All Ages
Our favorite anime titles for all ages, parents and children alike.
Is This A Zombie? Season 1
This draggy comedy has all the ingredients for a better show, but it's too scattershot and repetitive to be good for more than a distracted chuckle.
Best Historical Anime
The best anime set in another time and another place.
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 Z Battle of Gods Review
Dragon Ball Z is back with the new movie, Battle of Gods. Is it any good? Check out the full review complete with high quality images and viewing age info.
Seinen
All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
Is the First Pokemon XY Movie Good?
Review of the first Pokemon movie based on the Pokemon X and Pokemon Y video games set in the Kalos region, Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
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.
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.
Crunchyroll Reveals Their New Manga and Asian...
The first part of my interview with Robert Newman in the Tokyo Crunchyroll office. We discuss manga, Asian dramas and streaming media apps.
Anime That Deserve Live-Action Adaptations
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
A Brief History of Anime
A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
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 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 Many Naruto Shippuden Episodes are There?
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
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.
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!
Mecha
A definition for the term Mecha.
So Many Episodes of Naruto Shippuden!
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
Best Anime About Real-World Issues
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
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.
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.
This New Anime Series is Sooo 90s
Review of the new anime series, Karneval (not Carnival). Looks great but is it any good?
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
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 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.
The Anime Dubbing Process
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
Major Anime Distributors
Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
.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.
Even More Monopoly Board Games For Geeks. Which...
Hello Kitty brings a sweet style to America s favorite board game in this special Collector's Edition of the MONOPOLY game.
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.
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
Best Original Anime
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Ghost in the Shell
Espionage, action and a futuristic bad guy... what more could you ask from an Anime film? Get the full review of Ghost in the Shell.
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.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
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.
The 2nd Part of the Unicron Trilogy Concludes...
The second part of the Unicron Trilogy concludes in Transformers Energon Collection Two on DVD. Is it worth investing in?
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.
The Must See Event Studio Ghibli Fans Have Been...
Studio Ghibli genius', Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are celebrated in a special theatrical showcase.
What is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal?
All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
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.
If a cartoon is animated in Japan, is it an...
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Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
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 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!
Hellsing Basic Web Template
Here's a basic Hellsing web template, tables and HTML only. Free for your personal use.
7 Secrets About Sailor Moon's Skirt
Sailor Moon's costume is iconic but how much do you know about it?
Broken Blade: The Complete Film Series
"Magic" -- the human ability to manipulate quartz with the mind -- powers the giant war machines of Krisna
Gantz: The Complete TV Series
A review of the anime TV series Gantz, released on DVD in English by FUNimation.
Best Sports / Competition Anime
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
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.
Turn Your Halloween Party Into An Anime...
You've sent out the invitations. You've planned the menu, the music and the decor. You even bought a fog machine to give your Halloween party that extra spooky feel. But what about the anime? Here's some tips for turning your next Halloween party into an all-out anime-fest!
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Top 5 Anime Mothers
Anime fans share their favorite mother characters from anime series and films.
Detroit Metal City
This riotous comedy about the least likely man to ever front a death-metal band is fast and funny, and doesn't overstay its welcome.
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
Best Unlicensed Anime
Learn about the best anime titles that still haven't made it into English.
Chrome Shelled Regios
A review of the anime TV series Chrome Shelled Regios, released on DVD in English by FUNimation.
Best Anime With Terrible Titles
Don't be put off by the funny names, whether because of bad translation or inexplicable marketing. These anime are more than worth the time involved.
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.
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.
Josei
All about josei, the anime subcategory intended for adult female audiences.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
A sword-and-sorcery fantasy adventure that takes place in the same universe as BioWare’s Dragon Age game
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.
DBZ Bad Guys - Majin Buu
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Majin Buu. Page 4.
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.
Appleseed XIII
A well-written but awkwardly animated story derived from the settings and characters in Masamune Shirow's manga.
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.
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.
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.
How well do you know the first season of Dragon...
Complete episode guide for the first season of the Dragon Ball Z anime.
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.
Dirty Pair - The Original TV Series
A review of the original Dirty Pair TV series, released on DVD in English by Nozomi Entertainment / Right Stuf International.
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.
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.
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.
DBZ Good Guys - Krillin
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Krillin. Page 5.
Princess Jellyfish: The Complete Series
A gloriously funny and gently profound comedy about the risk -- and virtue -- of being true to yourself.
Unfinished Anime
What are some of the anime that never quite made it to the finish line?
DVD Regions Encoding Guide
Any time you purchase a DVD, you'll likely notice that the seller has marked it as "Region 1", "Region
Most Influential Anime Characters
Some of anime's most influential characters, often-imitated but rarely surpassed.
Claymore: Series Profile - All About The...
To protect humans from flesh-eating beings known as Yoma, a secret organization creates a new breed of warrior, one with superhuman strength, superior intelligence and exceptional weaponry skills. But what happens when the warrior becomes more beast than human? Get the details on Claymore, a new anime series from FUNimation.
Vexille
Japan has been hiding behind an electronic veil of secrecy for the last decade. Now, the United Nations
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Warrior and bodyguard for hire Balsa gets a lot more than she bargained for when she's tasked with protecting a royal heir who guards within him a mystical secret.
New Job Posting for Anime Artists
New job posting for an anime artist at About.com. Get the details here.
How does Dragon Ball Z look in the latest...
The first season of the classic anime, Dragon Ball Z is here in a powerful blu-ray set! Read on for the full detailed review. Is it worth checking out?
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.
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.
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
Dragon Ball Z Kai Part 3
A review of the TV show Dragon Ball Z Kai, Part Three, on Blu-ray from FUNimation Entertainment.
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.
Rurouni Kenshin: Seisou-hen (Reflection)
The follow-up to the Kenshin TV series explores the fates of many of the characters after the end of the show proper.
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.
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