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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.
Sailor Moon's Princess Serenity Has a Blue and...
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The 10 Best Science Fiction Anime Shows
Great Science Fiction Anime - The best science-fiction themed anime shows
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.
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.
Wondering What Anime Is? Here's the Answer
A quick introduction to Japanese animation, with many common questions answered.
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 20 Best Anime Films Everyone Should See
Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the
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.
Anime 102: A Course of Anime For Newcomers
A list of shows for those new to anime, which emphasize being relatively easy to watch and understand.
The 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.
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.
Naruto Shippuden Cancelled!
The popular Naruto manga and anime series is ending. Check out the details here.
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.
6 Most Romantic Anime Couples
A top list of some of the most romantic couples in anime! Did your favorite couple make the list?
7 Popular Anime Series that EVERYONE is...
List of the current most popular anime series with information, images and reference links for each title.
Saddest Anime
Not all anime have happy endings. Here's some of our favorites anime that bring on the tears.
Best English Dubs for Anime
See what our guide recommends as some of the best-acted, quirkiest and most memorable English-dubbed anime out there.
Best Anime Heroines
The greatest female characters in all of anime.
Best Mecha Anime
Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
Seiyuu
A definition for seiyuu, or seiyu, in terms of anime.
Live Action Attack on Titan Movie Cast Revealed
The first visuals for the Attack on Titan movie have finally been revealed!
Best Historical Anime
The best anime set in another time and another place.
5 Reasons You Should Watch Anime
Not sure if you should watch anime? Here are 5 of the best reasons why you should.
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.
Sakuga
A term used to describe the contrasting quality of animation within anime productions.
A Brief History of Anime
A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
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.
Cour
: A term used in anime to describe a span of episodes, usually twelve to thirteen, but sometimes as few
Mecha
A definition for the term Mecha.
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!
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?
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.
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.
10 Japanese Words Otaku Get Totally Wrong
Going to study Japanese after getting into anime? Make sure you know what these words really mean.
Best Anime For All Ages
Our favorite anime titles for all ages, parents and children alike.
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.
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.)
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.
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 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?
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
Anime That Deserve Live-Action Adaptations
Suggestions for anime that should be made into live-action feature films.
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.
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!
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.
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
Naruto on DVD - Find All the Naruto DVDs Here
The Anime Dubbing Process
Learn how anime distribution companies outside of Japan give a given show or movie its English soundtrack.
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!
Best Anime Titles on Blu-ray Disc: Feature Films
The best feature anime films on Blu-ray Disc, with both outstanding picture quality and extras.
Best Anime About Real-World Issues
Learn more about anime that take a look at real-life subjects, from global warming to social isolation.
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.
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!
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.
Best Original Anime
Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
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.
Hellsing Basic Web Template
Here's a basic Hellsing web template, tables and HTML only. Free for your personal use.
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 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.
Best Monopoly Board Games For Geeks. Which One...
Partner with Pikachu and friends in Pokemon Monopoly! Travel through all eight gyms and battle all kinds of Pokemon in the Pokemon Kanto Edition of Monopoly.
Kill la Kill Volume 2 (Blu-ray) Review
The hillarious action anime series continues with more violence, comedy and a hint of plot progression. Check out my full review here for all the details and star rating!
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.
Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 (DVD) Review
The original hit 90s anime series, Sailor Moon is back in a new DVD release but does it do the classic series justice and is it worth picking up? Read on to find out. Sailor Moon Says!
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!
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.
15 Anime Resolutions for the New Year
15 great and easy ideas for enhancing your anime fandom and your life in the new year!
Major Anime Distributors
Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys
What Anime Should Star Wars Fans Watch?
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Case Closed Quiz
Case Closed Quiz Are you a Case Closed fan? Think you know Conan like the back of your hand? Well, take
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 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.
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.
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?
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist (Blu-ray) Review
Based on the hit Street Fighter video game franchise, Assassin's Fist impresses in almost every way imaginable. Read the full review to find out why.
So Many Episodes of Naruto Shippuden!
Episode guide for the latest seasons of the hit anime, Naruto Shippuden.
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!
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.
DBZ Bad Guys - Majin Buu
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Bad Guys - Majin Buu. Page 4.
Princess Jellyfish: The Complete Series
A gloriously funny and gently profound comedy about the risk -- and virtue -- of being true to yourself.
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!
Most Influential Anime Characters
Some of anime's most influential characters, often-imitated but rarely surpassed.
Best Sports / Competition Anime
The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
7 Secrets About Sailor Moon's Skirt
Sailor Moon's costume is iconic but how much do you know about it?
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.
Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Edition...
One of the best anime movies of all time makes the leap to Blu-ray. Is it still a must-see animated feature? Read on to see if Ghost in the Shell still impresses after 25 years.
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys
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.
Top 7 Favorite Family Anime
Looking for some anime that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further. Here's my favorite picks for family-friendly anime shows.
Top 20 Guide's Favorites
What anime shows does your About.com guide like best? Here are twenty of his favorite and most often-recommended titles.
DBZ Good Guys - Trunks
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Trunks. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuioku-hen (Trust & Betrayal)
The prequel film for the Rurouni Kenshin TV series, which depicts how Kenshin originally came to be an assassin and how he eventually ended that way of life as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eight Classic Vampire Anime
The cream of the blood-sucking anime crop, from action-oriented stories to more moody and mysterious tales.
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.
How Many Naruto Shippuden Episodes are There?
Episode guide for the first ten seasons of the hit anime series, Naruto Shippuden.
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,
Resources to Create Your Own Manga
Its all in the details, isn't it? Text bubbles, the right font... how do you find what you need to create your own manga? Look no more... here's some resources to help you out.
Broken Blade: The Complete Film Series
"Magic" -- the human ability to manipulate quartz with the mind -- powers the giant war machines of Krisna
Blood Lad (DVD) Review
Does the new supernatural vampire anime series, Blood Lad suck? (Get it?) Read our full review by guest writer, Peter Millaine right now to find 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.
DBZ Good Guys - Goten
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Goten. Page 7.
Anime 401: The Advanced Course
A list of shows for those now familar with anime, and who want to try out the most challenging and experimental shows in the medium.
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.
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What is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal?
All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
Top 9 Female Transformers
From Arcee and Elita One to Blackarachnia and Airazor, learn all about the rare female Transformers and find out which ones kick ass the most!
More Monopoly Board Games For Geeks. Which One...
Transform and Roll Out. The Civil War between the Autobots and the evil Decepticons has spilled out of Cybertron and onto this collector's edition of the MONOPOLY game.
Best Anime Titles On Blu-Ray Only Available In...
The best anime on Blu-ray available only in Japan
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.
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.
Science Fiction Anime
Do you enjoy anime that propels you through time and space? Prefer a series that stretches the imagination and makes even the most impossible circumstances seem plausible? Then science-fiction anime might just be the genre for you! Find out more about this fast-moving line of anime shows here.
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
FLCL
Naoto’s humdrum hometown life is flipped on its ear when a Vespa-riding alien girl wielding a bass guitar
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.
New Dragon Ball Z Movie Confirmed for 2015
A new Dragon Ball Z movie has been confirmed for 2015! Read all about it here.
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Will of Fire
The fifth film produced the for Naruto Shippuden franchise is one of the better ones, thanks to its emotionally-driven storyline rather than just flashy fight theatrics.
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.
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.
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.
Big News for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Fans
Some massive news for fans of the quirky action-fantasy anime and manga series, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Super exciting!
Top 10 All-Time Anime Greats
There's tons of great anime out there. But, as with an genre, there's always a few that never get old. Here's my top picks for the all-time anime movie greats.
DBZ Good Guys - Krillin
Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys - Krillin. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
Darker Than Black: Season Two
A review of the second season of the paranormal / sci-fi action series, in English courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment.
Dragon Ball GT - Affliction
In the first volume of the sequel to Dragon Ball Z, Goku and Trunks are already in trouble. What will happen next? Get an inside look at the beginning of Dragon Ball GT here.
Karneval (Blu-ray) Review
Review of the new anime series, Karneval (not Carnival). Looks great but is it any good?
Unfinished Anime
What are some of the anime that never quite made it to the finish line?

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