(aka The Hipster’s Guide to Anime)
We have had several articles recently of people recounting their time with anime, or what got them into these weird Japanese cartoons. Most of them appear to have been fairly recent converts, so I thought it might be interesting to hear from a more long term fan, at least as far as this community is concerned.
This is something that's been weighing on my mind for a bit, so just thought I'd get this out there. I'm sure there's going to be some kind of blow back, but that's to be expected.
Something I've been pondering on for a little bit (and have said so in Skype) is the idea of doing some kind of Crunchyroll retrospective. The idea would be to look back at old years, or possibly seasons once the content amount starts to pick up, and try to pick out shows that might be worth checking out.
It's Valentine's Day soon, so what better way to celebrate than by watching cartoon characters fall in love?
The latest Animator Expo short went up on Friday, this time bringing together TRIGGER and Studio Rikka, under director Yasuhiro Yoshiura (of Time of Eve and Patema Inverted).
Chances are if you're an anime fan, at some point you've had arguments with your friends (or random people on the internet) over what the best anime are, or who the best characters are. Well now you can settle it once and for all, with cards!
I made this list just for you <3. AND NOBODY ELSE.
Anime is often known for its absurd concepts (superpowered battles with magical clothes, love of twintails), or its ability to craft enjoyable shows out of what look like mundane activities (Go, making bread). Chihayafuru is a triumph of turning an esoteric, almost impenetrable, seemingly boring pastime into a…