Taking a bite of anime’s after-school snacks

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No matter how bad the school day has been, whether rejected by a crush, your club on the brink of closure or keeping your supernatural double life hidden against all odds, a feel-good snack can come to the rescue in record time. Anime is a veritable menu of choice nibbles for characters as a coming […]

Chobits

The comfort and companionship of AI in anime

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In time, artificial intelligence could make our art, provide our services, and learn our means of thought. It will alter the nature of creativity, relationships and life itself. All while it slowly becomes invisible to the naked eye, walking among us as any other human would, their features and even micro-movements indivisible from our own. […]

Karakuri Circus

Ushio and Tora mangaka’s Karakuri Circus announces anime

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A “super important announcement” teased for Ushio and Tora creator Kazuhiro Fujita has turned out to be a new anime based on his second published manga, Karakuri Circus. Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine unveiled the news in this week’s issue, and the TV series’ official website and Twitter openings weren’t far behind. Where Ushio and Tora ran in Weekly […]

Dragon Ball Super - Goku

Dragon Ball Super anime movie adds staff and release date

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Even though the ending is imminent for the incredible TV comeback that was Dragon Ball Super, there are still plans for the anime yet. The franchise’s 20th anime movie has been tentatively titled Dragon Ball Super, and the film’s official website is listing it for a December 14th release in Japanese cinemas. To make this […]

Kids on the Slope

The odd couple: our favourite unlikely anime friendships

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Friendship doesn’t always make perfect sense on the surface. Many a time, it’s only in reflecting on where we’ve been and how we’ve grown together that we realise why our bonds have stayed so strong. Despite the ridiculous arguments and petty differences, the obstacles overcome keep true friends connected across all distances. So it is […]

Strike the Blood

Strike the Blood gets third OVA series

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Strike the Blood will be taking another bite of the vampire fantasy action in a third OVA series announced at the Dengeki Game Festival 2018 event. Strike the Blood III (or Third) has officially been green-lit with a short promo video, which you are free to watch though it can’t be legitimately embedded at this […]

Paradise Kiss - Yukari and George

My Favourite Anime: Paradise Kiss

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In this installment of My Favourite Anime, Stephanie of Dear Anime shares why she loves Paradise Kiss for its profound character arcs and lessons in failure. Sometimes, reality is more mysterious than fiction. This show teaches us how to ride the waves. I love anime for its kaleidoscope of worlds—each at the same time ineffably strange […]

Amanchu!

Weekly round-up

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We’re feeling super sunny this weekly round-up, with lots of cool stuff to share. Did you miss out on the news that Kunihiko Ikuhara and Shinichiro Watanabe are back with new anime? Or our feature on the dead mothers trope in anime, and why it’s actually pretty positive? Just read on, and you’ll be caught […]

Darling in the FranXX

Forget ‘cool’, let’s just enjoy anime together

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Dear readers, friends and fellow otaku, Because it’s come to light that Kim Kardashian likes anime, at least enough to dye her hair pink à la Darling in the FranXX’s Zero Two, we’ve seen some fans feeling worried. As kids, maybe they were bullied or made to feel alone by their love of anime. But […]