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August 25, 2016, 9:30 AM
August 25, 2016, 9:30 AM
IGN Kallie Plagge

By Kallie Plagge This week on IGN Anime Club, Miranda, Kallie, Mike, and Meghan discuss what qualifies as anime and goes in depth with some of their favorite not-quite-anime shows, like Avatar: The Last Airbender and RWBY.

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

There was a point in time when we didn't know what anime was. Somehow, someway, we fell into the trap. Maybe a friend introduced it to you, a TV block, or a random Youtube clip. What was your first anime?

The episode didn't go exactly how I envisioned, but it was still what I wanted. This had to be the best episode of Sunshine yet. Lots of drama, and not cringey like the original Love Live. It felt real to me.


Annaka Karunya, a housewife in Indiranagar, explains her trepidation,"I never let my kids watch anime because of this". Subha Rao says he saw his kid watching anime with teenage girls dressed in extremely short skirts.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice is only a couple of weeks away in Europe and North America, and the demo version will be released tomorrow in both regions. And today, the page for the game was opened on the Nintendo eShop of the N...

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Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond, Adam Croasdell, Chris Parson, more star Square Enix began streaming a new trailer revealing the English voice cast for its Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game on Monday.


On September 7, Izumi Macra will release her third album, "Identity. " This is her first released since her single "P. S. " last November. That single is on the album, along with 10 other songs. Macra has now released the music video "Makura", for...

Anime Evo Random Wanderer

So, did anyone not guess that Nene would be showing up as a part-time debug/playtester this time around? Anyone? This episode was devoted entirely to Nene's first attempts at becoming part of the working world, which is something of a challenge fo...

With PC ports of the PlayStation 2 classics Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and Phantom Brave under their belts, it seems like Nippon Ichi Software America isn't stopping there. While I long await the day for them to confirm Makai Kingdom PC, the compan...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Whoa, who knew Snorlax fans had this much energy? As you can guess from his drowsy-sounding name, Snorlax is a pretty chill Pokémon. As a matter of fact, the rotund Pocket Monster spends so much time sleeping that he's been a plot-convenient roadb...

The-O Network Online Salvador Mateos

Anime Expo may be more than a month ago but the Cowboy Bebop Jazz Cat Experience was something I will remember for years to come. This year, fans of Cowboy Bebop had a chance to attend the Cowboy Bebop Jazz Cat Experience featuring Alice Undergrou...

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman
RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

After all, "playing it loud" was Nintendo's thing. Back in its salad days, Sega was known for having a bit of an edge to its video game marketing. The company has lost a lot of that swagger over the past 15 years, though, since it's hard not to le...

Fate/Grand Order's ongoing summer event has summoned even more alternate class servants and their seductive swimsuits for players to mindlessly ogle, a surefire way of acquiring both attention and cash-shop purchases.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following the recent news that the streaming service will be offering the fall 2016 TV anime adaptation of Nanbaka, based on the prison action comedy manga by Sho Futamata (now available on Crunchyroll Manga), Crunchyroll has posted an English-sub...

SKE48 tops the singles chart with Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai (金の愛、銀の愛) selling over 251,000 copies. Their 17th single has tie-up as theme for drama 死幣-DEATH CASH staring lead member Matsui Jurina. Tokyo Performance Doll lands at #4 with 5th single Junai...

With volume 2 and the October issue of home magazine Comic Cune out August 27th, an early look has shown that Mitsuki's Hinako Note is set to be adapted into a TV anime. The 2014 cute girl comedy 4-panel follows an introverted girl whose quiet con...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Viz Media is celebrating its 30th anniversary, so congrats to Viz! To mark the occasion, famed manga artists sent signed drawings to the company. One of them in particular, however, stands out in the cool drawing department.

The Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjinchō) anime, based on the manga by Yuki Midorikawa, is getting ready to return to Japanese TV after four years. The fifth season premieres on October 4, with Takahiro Omori as chief director and Kotomi De...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

The final chapter of Tite Kubo's now-classic shounen manga, Bleach, was officially released inside the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump! magazine on 22nd August. Along with the final chapters, the mangaka himself included a special message of his own: ...

Lust-filled watchers have gotten their fill with the latest episode of Masou Gakuen HxH as it has doled out another hefty amount of sex appeal, with the main protagonist getting the opportunity to play with 2 girls at once - which less cucked view...

@geekdotcom Michelle Nguyen

All hail Godzilla, the most famous giant monster to ever grace the big screen. Hot on the heels of the new Shin Godzilla movie that TOHO released last month, a new anime film has just been announced, to be released to theaters next year.

A brief trailer for the soon-to-arrive Koe no Katachi movie has hinted at a roller-coaster of emotional drama, something that many would have likely predicted considering the film revolves around a deaf girl and the boy who used to bully her.

little anime blog Elisabeth O'Neill

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.

Random Curiosity Guardian Enzo

I mentioned this last week, but two of this season's standout series make a fascinating contrast. 91 Days could hardly be less "anime" - not only is it set in America and built around a premise rarely used in anime, but in tone and style it's rema...

Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's 1/8th scale "Airi Totoki Princess Bunny" figure from The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls franchise for a January 2017 release. The 195mm-tall figure is based on her popular illustra... jrharbort

In celebration of Hatsune Miku's upcoming 9th anniversary, Crypton Future Media's music label KARENT has released a special 19 album music collection from 16 Vocaloid producers. This collection includes: Skulls were born in the credits roll / Summ...

Otaku Tale Frontalspy

Video game publisher Koei Tecmo has revealed that their upcoming international release of Omega Force's Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom game, based on Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) manga, will be coming to PC via Steam on...

Gameplay footage for Puyo Puyo Chronicles has demonstrated the game's puzzle matching and RPG blend, a unique aspect that may unfortunately receive flak from many due to the similarity to the absurdly popular Puzzle and Dragons.

Siliconera Sato

Mai Shiranui from The King of Fighters series is joining Dead or Alive 5: Last Round in September, but she was made available for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade's location test earlier today in Japan.

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