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Transcript: George Wada (Producer: Attack on Titan) Press Conference

Transcript: George Wada (Producer: Attack on Titan) Press Conference

Here’s a direct transcript of George Wada (producer: Attack on Titan)’s comments to the press at Anime Expo 2013. Find out why he made the anime, what it might represent to the contemporary Japanese..and why Mikasa’s abs are drawn like that.

WataMote 3: Avoidance

WataMote 3: Avoidance

The episodic journey continues with the third episode of WataMote, which is all about the lengths which Tomoko will go to avoid awkward situations. Which is pretty much any situation involving anyone.

AX2013 Premiere: The Garden of Words, Yukino is the beautifulest cougar ever for school boys

AX2013 Premiere: The Garden of Words, Yukino is the beautifulest cougar ever for school boys

Cougaritarian hero, long live! Beautifulest cougar I’ve ever seen in my otaku life!

WataMote 2: Turn and Face the Strain

WataMote 2: Turn and Face the Strain

Tomoko of WataMote is not exactly Haganai, because she has at least one friend…but time, and friends, can change. And even Tomoko has to learn not to judge everyone by his appearances.

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA, moe pigs euphoria!

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA, moe pigs euphoria!

Moe anime of Summer 2013, Puella Magi Illya Magica. Lyrical Illya. Illya-tan, maji-tenshi! Peroperoperoperoperoperopero!!!!! (cough cough, choked).

Pacific Rim: A Triumphant Ode To Anime’s Golden Age

Pacific Rim: A Triumphant Ode To Anime’s Golden Age

For those less familiar with many of the other things I tend to post on the internet, I also happen to share views of other forms of entertainment via The Wandering Kaijyu, a blog where I can often wax about films and projects both standard and weird. And I have long made it important to [...]

WataMote, hilariously epic! Gestaltzerfall!

WataMote, hilariously epic! Gestaltzerfall!

Gestaltzerfall. Eleanor Rigby reincarnated in anime. “Ah, look at all the lonely mojo~♪”

WataMote

WataMote

Remember when you thought you had no friends and you were so socially awkward you couldn’t talk? Gendomike–and the new show WataMote–remembers.

The Garden of Thoughts: An Interview with Makoto Shinkai

The Garden of Thoughts: An Interview with Makoto Shinkai

We had the honor of talking to one of anime’s most prominent directors, Makoto Shinkai—the creator of memorable anime such as Voices of a Distant Star, Five Centimeters Per Second, and the brand new The Garden of Words. Here’s what he says about his latest film, the casting of Kana Hanazawa, where he gets his lighting ideas from, and whether he sees himself as an outsider or otaku artist.

Anime Expo 2013 – Cosplay Round-Up

Anime Expo 2013 – Cosplay Round-Up

One of the best parts of going to any anime convention is seeing all the great cosplay, and this year’s Anime Expo was no different.  I can only imagine all the hours of hard work and dedication that went into making many of these amazing costumes. One thing of note, it seemed that there was [...]

Genshiken, Then and Now: A Reflection

Genshiken, Then and Now: A Reflection

The new season of Genshiken is out. Ray loved the original season and reflects on how the show—and his life—has changed since it first came out.

Comissioning at AnimeNEXT

Comissioning at AnimeNEXT

This topic has probably been brought up before, but as a disclaimer this is something based on my own experience and is not necessarily experience by others. I may have a personal bias since I happen to know both artists who I commission from. The two times that I have specifically asked for commissions are [...]