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Revival reveries: our top five anime that need a sequel

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Who would have thought we’d be hanging out with Cardcaptor Sakura again, after all this time? It’s a special feeling to be reunited with a show and characters that meant so much to so many of us in our younger otaku years. The trouble is, this ecstatic return has opened our hearts to mourning the […]

Top 10 anime of 2016

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Here we are again, at the end of another year, albeit one filled with political and social upheaval and a sad spate of celebrity deaths. But it also brought a tour de force of new anime titles to get stuck into, with more than a few classics in the making. A new year brings the […]

Transgender story Echoes wins This Manga is Amazing! Grand Prix

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The ‘Kono Manga ga Sugoi!‘ (‘This Manga Is Amazing!’) guidebook announced its 7th Grand Prix Award winner this week. And what can we say? It really is amazing that this one has been chosen. The first prize went to Ayumi’s ECHOES, a manga exploring themes of transgenderism, after being unanimously selected by judges. Its first volume is now […]

Sakurada Reset anime time-travels this spring

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Yutaka Kouno’s light novel Sakurada Reset, a sci-fi fantasy where supernatural powers are the norm, is getting an anime series this spring. The show’s official website revealed the news yesterday, along with the anime’s staff and a teaser visual. Ready for a time-travelling tale from the director of Non Non Biyori and Tanaka-kun is Always Listless? We sure are! Yep, Shinya […]

World War II anime film In This Corner of the World releases trailer, introduces cast and staff

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A 90-second full trailer has been released for the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kono’s celebrated manga In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni), featuring the introduction of voice actor Non as the heroine, Suzu Hojo. Non is known elsewhere as Rena Nounen, under which name she played Aki Amano in the […]

Seven Rules for Happiness: our anime take on Shigeru Mizuki’s wisdom

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Even after surviving World War II, beloved manga artist Shigeru Mizuki always kept his verve in both life and creativity. As you might expect, such a life left a wise imprint, but when he passed away last year at the age of 93, he left us with the lingering enchantment of the yokai from his seminal GeGeGe […]

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless gets 13 lazy Twitter mini-animations

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For a little while now, the official Twitter for the Tanaka-kun is Always Listless anime has been posting chibi mini-toons of Nozomi Uda’s lazy high schooler. With thirteen episodes published so far at roughly 30-second running times, you can give them a watch below. We all need space to chill out now and then, so spend some […]