anime

Netflix's Devilman Crybaby is a great step into anime for the streaming giant

Netflix's Devilman Crybaby is a great step into anime for the streaming giant

Eric Frederiksen

I’ve been watching anime for a pretty long time (no comments from the peanut gallery, Editor in Chief Sean Aune). I’ve fallen off in recent years, but I go back long enough with the medium that I’ve watched fansubbed shows on VHS and rented some of my first anime from Blockbuster. I’ve watched anime studios and publishers come and go, and I was there for the original Sub vs. Dub wars....

Your Name is now the biggest anime box office hit of all time, set for release in the States

Your Name is now the biggest anime box office hit of all time, set for release in the States

Ron Duwell

Makoto Shinkai's anime hit Your Name, Kimi no Na wa in Japanese, has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki's classic Spirited Away as the biggest anime box office hit. The film has earned over $281 million worldwide, beating Spirited Away's previous record of $275 million. Of course, the film was a huge hit in Japan, where it stormed the box office for several months, and its three main songs have...

Planting the animé seed — How Nick Jr. helped turn me (and maybe you) into a nerd

Planting the animé seed — How Nick Jr. helped turn me (and maybe you) into a nerd

Ron Duwell

I listened in to a recent episode of Retronauts, excellent retro gaming podcast if you are interested, and I've been thinking a bit about how I became such big fan of Japan. I mean, it's quite a strange phenomenon really. Before the long reach of the Internet, how could a small kid from New England have stumbled across enough pop-culture from a country on the other side of the planet to...