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Brad Stephenson

Updated Articles and Resources

By Brad Stephenson

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Seiyuu Created: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A definition for seiyuu, or seiyu, in terms of anime.
    • What is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal? Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      All the details on the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.
    • Best Mecha Anime Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn about anime in the ''mecha'' genre, where giant robots and even bigger human ambitions clash.
    • A Brief History of Anime Created: Friday, November 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A short overview of anime's origins and history, from the early silent era to today.
    • Best Anime Romances Created: Sunday, February 13, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Best Anime Romances - The most heartwarming anime love stories.
    • Best Live-Action Anime Adaptations Created: Thursday, March 24, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      The greatest adaptations of anime to live action films, as ranked by our Anime.about.com guide.
    • Best Samurai Anime Created: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      The best samurai-themed anime out there, from the more historically accurate to the flat-out outlandish.
    • Great Anime For Adults Created: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      The best anime in all categories, for mature audiences, as collected by your Anime.about.com guide.
    • Best Anime Titles On Blu-Ray Only Available In Japan Created: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
      The best anime on Blu-ray available only in Japan
    • Royal Space Force: Wings of Honnêamise Created: Saturday, October 19, 2013 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013
      The first theatrical film by the studio that later created "Evangelion" remains an eye-filling, one-of-a-kind project: the story of a callow young fellow who becomes his nation's first man in space.
    • Defunct Anime Distributors Created: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013
      Learn which anime companies once ruled the roost, but which are now only names in a book.
    • Best Original Anime Created: Sunday, September 29, 2013 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013
      Most anime are adapted from manga or other material; some, however, are entirely original creations. Here are some of the best.
    • Major Anime Distributors Created: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013
      Learn more about the major anime distributors in North America and elsewhere.
    • Anime and the Reverse Importing Problem Created: Monday, August 13, 2012 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013
      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.
    • Best Anime Titles on Blu-ray Disc: Feature Films Created: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013
      The best feature anime films on Blu-ray Disc, with both outstanding picture quality and extras.
    • Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower Created: Thursday, October 17, 2013 Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013
      Naruto's flung back in time for this enjoyable addition to the feature-film side of the ninja franchise.
    • Best Sports / Competition Anime Created: Saturday, October 12, 2013 Updated: Sunday, October 13, 2013
      The best anime about sports and competitive activities, from boxing and soccer to drift-racing and Go.
    • Sakura Wars: The Movie Created: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
      The "Sakura Wars" franchise heads to the big screen, but the end result is mostly a fan-pleasing piece of eye candy without much real story.
    • Blood-C: The Last Dark Created: Thursday, October 03, 2013 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      As disappointing as the TV series that preceded it, "Blood-C: The Last Dark" looks magnificent, but that's about it.
    • Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      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.
    • Light Novels (And Their Relation to Anime) Created: Saturday, July 21, 2012 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      Light novels -- short, easy-to-read fiction published in Japan for younger audiences -- are a major source of inspiration for anime. Learn more here.
    • House of Five Leaves Created: Saturday, March 10, 2012 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      A leisurely-paced but always-engrossing samurai drama, with little swordplay but a great deal of thoughtful character development, in English courtesy of NIS America.
    • Best Miscellaneous Anime of 2011 Created: Monday, December 26, 2011 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      The best of 2011's anime selections in a variety of miscellaneous categories.
    • Best New Anime BD/DVD Releases of 2011 Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      The best anime DVD/BD releases in 2011, for titles never before released on disc.
    • Costumeagatari Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      Cosplayers, panelists, and events from the East Coat's largest anime convention, Otakon. Page 13.
    • Otakon 2011 Images Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      Cosplayers, panelists, and events from the East Coat's largest anime convention, Otakon.
    • ONA (Original Net Animation) Created: Saturday, June 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      All about ONA or "original net animation," a format for online anime releases.
    • Seinen Created: Friday, February 22, 2013 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      All about seinen, the anime subcategory intended for adult male audiences.
    • Ristorante Paradiso Created: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      A gentle and well-observed drama/comedy set in a restaurant in Rome, unusual for being one of the few anime neither set in Japan nor featuring any Japanese characters.
    • kimi ni todoke -From Me to You-, Vol. 2 Created: Saturday, April 21, 2012 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      Shy Sawako's new rival in love will test her ability to make and keep friends -- but which will win out, love or friendship (or both?). Find out more about the high school romantic comedy / drama T...
    • J. Michael Tatum: Otakon 2012 Interview Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      The voice of Hetalia's France, Sebastian the Butler, and many more speaks to anime.about.com at Otakon 2012.
    • K-ON! Created: Saturday, June 16, 2012 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
      A gaggle of high school girls form an afterschool band club and face both the joys of music-making and the turbulence of changing lives in this anime comedy.

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