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All About the Japanese Town that Inspired the Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is one of gaming’s most iconic franchises. Nintendo has been developing entries since 1986, with Link’s silhouette, the Tri-Force, and dungeons being instantly recognizable.   The series’ high fantasy setting gives off vibes of Dungeon & Dragons and Arthurian legend, but the main inspiration was creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s childhood explorations.   Miyamoto was born […]

Anime, Anime Production News, Featured, Maerchen Maedchen, News, Staff, Winter 2018

The Anime with So Many Issues it’s Suspending Production: Maerchen Maedchen

The final two episodes of Maerchen Maedchen have been indefinitely delayed, with the 10th episode serving as the anti-climatic finale. Program guides have indicated that Maerchen Maedchen is being suspended and that plans for the final two episodes will be announced at a later time on the anime’s official website. The anime’s issued a statement confirming the reports […]

13 Photos from Anime Japan that Will Make You Book Your Trip Right Now

AnimeJapan is quickly becoming one of the hottest anime trade conventions. The annual event is in its fifth year and drew a massive 145,453 visitors across four days. The convention is home to the biggest reveals, killer cosplay, and beautiful props for fans to admire. Fans thinking about booking a trip AnimeJapan will have to […]

The 10 Original Anime Series That Will Air This Spring

Original anime allow an anime staff showcase their creative side! Without a source material, these works attempt to bring something different to the field and can become great experiences. The upcoming spring season has no shortage of original series!   Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai (Tada-kun Does Not Fall in Love) Studio: Doga Kobo Genre: Comedy / Romance […]

P.A. Works Original Magic Anime ‘Iroduku’ Looks to Bring the Feels

P.A. Works dropped new details for Iroduku Sekai no Ashita kara. (From the Color-Changing World’s Tomorrow), which is their second announced original project. The magical coming-of-age story continues P.A. Works’ trend of young adults going through emotional growth. Taking place in a world where a small amount of magic exists, the story follows Hitomi, a 17-year-old who […]

Everything We Know so Far About the Romance Film: ‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas has anime fans hyped and for good reasons! Despite the odd title, it has the makings of becoming a fantastic romance-drama film that will bring you to tears. The original novel has already been adapted into both a manga and a live-action movie, so it already has a dedicated following. However, there […]

Oregon Embraces the Anime Aesthetic in Their Ghibli-Like Tourism Video

The state of Oregon is using anime to attract tourists with their “Only Slightly Exaggerated” campaign. The anime commercial looks like a Studio Ghibli short with its enormous animals, idyllic scenery, and fantasy creatures. Each scene is based on real-life locations in Oregon – though you won’t be riding huge bunnies! Some of the locations include: […]

11 Romance Manga That Desperately Need Anime Adaptations

There are loads of romance manga, but the ones that get anime adaptations tend to be fanservice-heavy shounen story or ones filled with misunderstandings and dense MCs. While those are great in small doses, we hope that romances with steady progression and honest couples will get the spotlight someday. Here is some great romance manga […]

Kim Kardashian Credits Zero Two For Her Pink Hair Which Leads to Many Questions

Recently, Kim Kardashian shared that she has an anime obsession. I am obsessed with anime. That was legit my inspo — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 28, 2018 Kim fans felt that her pink hair and ‘Yeezy Season 7’ outfits gave off an anime vibe, which she confirmed on social media.   Naturally, some […]

Pop Artist Yusuke Nakamura Will Win Your Heart with His Unique Style

Yusuke Nakamura is one of Japan’s biggest illustrators. Clean lines, profile shots, busy backgrounds, an attractive use of pastel colors punctuate his works. Most anime fans know Namakura for designing the cast of The Tatami Galaxy and The Night is Short, Walk on Girl. He’s also drawn server CD covers for the alt-rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation.   Wonder […]