Anime and Manga

7 of 2019's Best Geeky Gifts for the Otaku in Your Life Ugly Anime Jumpers

7 Geeky Gifts for the Otaku in Your Life

Get your geek on with these present picks!

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5 Spine-Chillingly Scary Japanese Anime Characters

Happy Halloween from some of our favorite horror genre protagonists.

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5 Must-Read Manga From the 90s You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Essential 90s manga titles for a taste of dystopia, mystery, Sci-Fi, comedy and more.

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The Popularity of Gay Manga in Japan: What are ‘Bara’ and ‘Yaoi’ and Who Are Its Fans?

Japanese manga and anime depicting gay sex have a huge fanbase here and abroad. So what's it all about?

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Netflix Japan: 10 Series to Binge in 2019

Turn on the AC, buy some ice cream, and check out these recommended titles on Japanese Netflix.

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What is the Meaning of Weeaboo or Weeb?

Ever wondered what, “being a weeb” or, “God I really hate weeaboos” means? Let us educate you on this popular internet slang.

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Tenki No Ko (Weathering with You): The Story, Themes, and Music Revealed So Far

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai's new film hits theaters next Friday. So what can we expect?

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Detective Pikachu Review: Pokémon Fans in Japan Can See It First

A creative blend of CGI, live action and humor makes “Detective Pikachu” a must-see film says one anime fan.

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Studio Ghibli is Hiring Digital Animators for an Upcoming Feature Film

Your dream job in Japan has landed.

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Learn Japanese with These Classic Video Games

Maybe you play games instead of studying Japanese. What if you could do both at the same time?

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6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga

Hollywood’s three biggest fails and three biggest blockbusters based on anime and manga from Japan.

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Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations

A guide to Japanese visual novels and suggested game titles to get you started.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Kinbaku, the Erotic Art of Japanese Rope Bondage