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Rainy season is a great time to binge-watch anime

| May 31, 2018

Rainy season is a great time to binge-watch anime

The anime season that began in April is winding down, meaning that those who prefer to wait and ingest their anime in one flat-out, high-speed burn are starting to look around for series to binge. This season saw several classic franchises get a high-tech makeover, ...

The anime industry readies for another gold rush

| Mar 29, 2018

The anime industry readies for another gold rush

If you didn't already know that the anime industry was in the middle of a boom, a quick look around the trade fair AnimeJapan would give you a pretty good indication. The annual event, held for its fifth time last week, was full of new ...

'B: The Beginning': Netflix anime gets a 'B' for effort

/ Mar 14, 2018

'B: The Beginning': Netflix anime gets a 'B' for effort

Whatever you've thought of their quality up until now, Netflix's original animated series have definitely rocked the boat in some way, whether by assembling an international production team ("Castlevania"), putting an X-rated twist on a classic franchise ("Devilman Crybaby") or, uh, inspiring people to ...

2018's anime lineup offers plenty of potential

| Jan 25, 2018

2018's anime lineup offers plenty of potential

Over the past few years, the success of several films — including, most notably, Makoto Shinkai's record-setting "Your Name." — have proven that anime directed by someone other than director Hayao Miyazaki can still attract a wider audience. Several films set for release this year ...