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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 greatest adaptations of anime to live action films, as ranked by our Anime.about.com guide.
The best Western-style fantasy titles in anime, from Guin Saga to Claymore.
Best Anime Romances - The most heartwarming anime love stories.
The best samurai-themed anime out there, from the more historically accurate to the flat-out outlandish.
Great Science Fiction Anime - The best science-fiction themed anime shows
A quick introduction to Japanese animation, with many common questions answered.
List of the current most popular anime series with information, images and reference links for each title.
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.
All about the recently confirmed second season of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal featuring Sailor Moon's daughter, Mini Moon and Sailor Pluto.
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.
Fans Connect with Sailor Guardians at Moonlight Party 2: A Celebration of SAILOR MOON Reborn!
Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the
Find out where to start with anime without getting lost in the thicket of titles and possibilities out there.
Going to study Japanese after getting into anime? Make sure you know what these words really mean.
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!
A term used to describe the contrasting quality of animation within anime productions.
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.
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.
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.
Not all anime have happy endings. Here's some of our favorites anime that bring on the tears.
: A term used in anime to describe a span of episodes, usually twelve to thirteen, but sometimes as few
Not sure if you should watch anime? Here are 5 of the best reasons why you should.
A definition for seiyuu, or seiyu, in terms of anime.
A list of shows for those new to anime, which emphasize being relatively easy to watch and understand.
A list of the anime features created and released by Hayao Miyazaki and his production company.
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
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.
Some anime open eyes; some turn heads. Here's a rundown of the most head-turning, controversy-sparking anime titles over the years.
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
See what our guide recommends as some of the best-acted, quirkiest and most memorable English-dubbed anime out there.
The best anime set in another time and another place.
Our favorite anime titles for all ages, parents and children alike.
The first visuals for the Attack on Titan movie have finally been revealed!
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 short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
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.
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
Want to know how to legally watch Sailor Moon episodes online for free? Got all your links and info right here! Sailor Moon Says!
Watching Naruto online has never been easier! Check out this complete guide to watching Naruto anime episodes and movie online for free. Believe it!
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.
A definition for the term Mecha.
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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.
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.
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.)
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 popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
A very effective distillation of the storyline of Death Note , minus some of the supporting characters
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
With almost 20 seasons of the Pokemon anime, which 10 rise above the rest? The results will surprise you.
A standard-issue women-in-too-little-clothing-battling-each-other anime, which delivers no more than you'd expect for such a thing.
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All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
Japanese characters Pikachu, Hello Kitty and Power Rangers march in the famous Macy's Parade.
The Garlic Jr., Trunks and Android Sagas in one powerful season of Dragon Ball Z! Complete Dragon Ball Z Season Four episode guide.
The classic Studio Ghibli film, Princess Mononoke finally arrives on Blu-ray and it's gorgeous.
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
The best feature anime films on Blu-ray Disc, with both outstanding picture quality and extras.
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?
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
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!
Wondering which Studio Ghibli films to watch? Check out these five classics complete with basic plot information and age suitability.
Is the new Sailor Moon anime any good? Sailor Moon fans share their thoughts on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
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A new Dragon Ball Z movie has been confirmed for 2015! Read all about it here.
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime series, Naruto Shippuden.
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.
Ready to write your own live action anime script? Well, I know someone who would like to see it. Get the details here.
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.
The hit anime series, Dragon Ball Z hits new heights in this fantastic new release of Dragon Ball Z Season Four on Blu-ray.
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.
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.
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
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.
How to learn about anime genres and themes, the better to find the shows you do want to watch.
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.
Sailor Moon's costume is iconic but how much do you know about it?
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 and Sakura confront Sasuke as one of the largest wars in history is about to begin in Naruto Shippuden Collection 17 on DVD.
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 keeps some anime titles from ever being licensed for distribution in English? Here's some common reasons why.
Looking for some anime that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further. Here's my favorite picks for family-friendly anime shows.
What anime shows does your About.com guide like best? Here are twenty of his favorite and most often-recommended titles.
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 - A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today. Page 2.
A list of shows for those relatively new to anime, with some understanding of Japan (and anime as well) helpful but not wholly essential.
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 strategies for fighting anime piracy and bootlegs and shares news on expansion into South Korea and China.
Detailed episode guide to Dragon Ball Season Two, the Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas complete with images and episode summaries.
Shojo anime's aimed at a female audience, but the best of it can appeal to everyone under the sun. Learn more here.
It sounded like an anime fan's dream project: a live-action version of the groundbreaking ''Evangelion.'' So why didn't it ever happen?
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!
Sailor Moon cosplayer at Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
What is an anime freak and is it possible to be one? Readers respond with their thoughts. Are you an anime freak?
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.
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.
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.''
Some of anime's most influential characters, often-imitated but rarely surpassed.
Learn about which of the best anime have video games as their source material, both for standalone features and long-running shows.
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.
Complete episode guide for the second season of the Fairy Tail anime.
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 -- short, easy-to-read fiction published in Japan for younger audiences -- are a major source of inspiration for anime. Learn more here.
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.
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.
How to save money by watching Bleach anime episodes and movies online for free. Totally legal and very easy to do.
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.
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.
Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
"Magic" -- the human ability to manipulate quartz with the mind -- powers the giant war machines of Krisna
Complete episode guide to the fifth season of the classic anime series, Dragon Ball Z Season Five.
A lazy magic-user and his stern female companion search the land for magical artifacts that must not
This collection of four fifteen-minute short episodes and a slew of three-minute blackout skits set in
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.
A profile of the long-running classic mecha anime franchise, Macross aka Robotech.
All about josei, the anime subcategory intended for adult female audiences.
Wondering if your kids should be watching anime? Get the answer to this and all your anime questions here.
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.
The director of the film that beat PIXAR's ''Brave'' at the Japanese box office talks about film, family, and CG.
Anime fans share their favorite mother characters from anime series and films.
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.
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.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Gohan. Page 2.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
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What are some of the anime that never quite made it to the finish line?
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
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.
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
Anime titles that have gone out of print and haven't been reissued, but have copies floating around and are worth a look.
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.
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.
The cream of the blood-sucking anime crop, from action-oriented stories to more moody and mysterious tales.
A frustrating but also fascinating and heady mixture of science fiction, noir thriller, psychological fantasy, philosophical musings, and flat-out weirdness.
A review of the first installment of the fantasy action/adventure series, in English by FUNimation Entertainment.
Anime Web Templates
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A review of the anime TV series Black Butler (Season 1, Part 1), released on DVD in English by FUNimation.
All the information on how to see the sixth Naruto Shippuden movie, Road to Ninja - Naruto the Movie on the big screen.
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Publisher's Site In a time not too far distant from now, shadowy power politics and digital warfare drive
A review of the 11-episode supernatural action anime series, released in English by FUNimation Entertainment.
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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.
A review of the anime TV series Chrome Shelled Regios, released on DVD in English by FUNimation.
A raunchy, filthy, often hilarious romp with little redeeming social value but a great many lowbrow laughs.
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.