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The everyday heroism of anime’s non-binary characters

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In a medium as varied in voice as any other, the fight is on for anime creators to defend the right for gender non-binary (NB) people to be beautiful, proud and not just the shattered screw-ups on the sidelines. Though they may seem the buried few, there are more titles that make NB folks heroes […]

After all these years: ten anime turning ten in 2018

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Some anime only grow in our love and all they mean to us as the years go rushing by, and so it is for all of these anime turning ten this year. Some of these series are personal favourites, some might count among yours, but we think anyone’s certain to find a shiny new treasure […]

Dad goals: our favourite anime fathers

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While I hadn’t envisioned becoming a father in my twenties, news of our expanding family has left me elated. Now I can’t wait for the little one to arrive on scene. They say becoming a parent changes the way you view the world, and already I’m watching father-child relationships in a whole new light. But […]

Weekly round-up

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We’re just about ready for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down here. It was another busy week as usual at littleanimeblog HQ, chatting Alita’s eyes and our lingering love of Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Want to take a peek at the best bits? Go right ahead – read on! News Alita: Battle […]

Review: Soul Eater NOT!

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Pop culture is littered with examples of the power of fans bringing back shows from the brink or out of obscurity. Hell, even Star Trek owes its longevity in part to the fervent fan campaign following the cancellation of The Original Series. Things are a little different when it comes to anime, and beloved shows […]

News: Trinity Seven anime film announced, Sentai Filmworks reveal TV anime dub cast

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The August issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Dragon Age magazine will announce tomorrow (July 9th) that the Trinity Seven – The Seven Magicians manga is being adapted as an anime film. Kenji Saito and Akari Nao’s series was previously made into a 12-episode anime which aired in October 2014, after the manga was launched in Monthly Dragon Age in 2011. At the same […]

Stemming social anxiety in Soul Eater

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Soul Eater’s vision of Death City, a fictional Nevada metropolis, is as much inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Halloween Town as the dark and whimsical depths of mangaka Atsushi Okubo’s imagination. It follows the students of the Death Weapon Meister Academy (DWMA), a school run by head honcho Lord Death to train up humans […]

Purrfect pals: our favourite anime cats

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Cats, while still seen as idols of wisdom, have come to be some of our most beloved friends. With an intelligence that feels ancient, they know when to sit by your side for comfort, and that you’re never too busy to play. They’re no different in anime, often representing the spirit world given physical form, […]

Update: Baby Steps manga’s “big announcement” is for live-action drama adaptation

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Alongside Fairy Tail‘s Hiro Mashima and Soul Eater author Atsusi Okubo teaming up for a special conversation and crossover art in the June 1st issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine, a “big announcement” has been teased for Hikaru Katsuki’s tennis manga Baby Steps. No other details were given in Kodansha’s magazine preview, but Japanese fans have been reporting on Twitter that they’d spotted […]

Behind the Voice Actors Anime Awards announce 2015 winners

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The site and community Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) has dedicated itself to recognising the hard graft and artistic talent that professional voice actors put into their work, and now the BTVA Anime Awards have rolled around for another year. Gathering together the best of those gifted performers and big personalities that bring life to our favourite […]

Update: My Hero Academia anime posts video of Soul Eater’s Koki Uchiyama as villain Tomura Shigaraki

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An early peek at this week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump uncovered that the My Hero Academia anime will be welcoming a big name to its cast soon. Koki Uchiyama, known for voicing Soul Eater in his eponymous anime, will be striding into battle as the deadly baddie Tomura Shigaraki. FUNimation have confirmed that we in the UK and Ireland can watch […]