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BREAKING: PokemonGo's Pikachu Not Voted #1

Wishbone App | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Wishbone App

With the release of the highly anticipated PokemonGo mobile gaming app, in just a matter of hours it became all the rage with fans young and old. With...

Full Metal Alchemist - The Complete Series on Blu-ray

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
Kenyth Mogan

Unlike other anime titles in the Shōnen (boys) genre "Full Metal Alchemist" caught my attention immediately. It had magic, mystery, and cute boys - w...

Death Note: The Omega Edition

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Kenyth Mogan

When I first heard about Tsugumi Ohba's Death Note I wasn't necessarily interested. At that point in my life my taste in anime did not extend past tit...

Blanc et Noir: Takeshi Obata Illustrations

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 05.16.2016 | Books
Kenyth Mogan

I am not an anime connoisseur. Sailor Moon, Ah! My Goddess, Princess TuTu, up until recently these were the titles I clung too. However, thanks VIZ Me...

'Pokken Tournament' and Pokemon's $1.5 Billion Brand

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2016 | Technology
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, GBR Staff Writer 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Nintendo's Pokemon franchise, and they're celebrating the occasion with the ...

The Pokémon Effect: How 20-Year Old Game Boy Cartridges Shaped a Generation

Rachel Stine | Posted 02.27.2016 | Arts
Rachel Stine

Without sounding overly sentimental, one of my goals is to hand down this beloved digital heirloom down to children of my own. I know they will forge new friendships and adventures with it.

5 Offbeat Valentine's Day Activities for Single People

Paola K Amaras | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

After much thought (at least 10 minutes or so), I came up with the following activities that you are welcome to emulate.

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Spottoon | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

'We are the rescue rangers!' Yun with his crew faces a life-threatening journey as they are assigned to the mountain police rescue unit at Mount Bukhan for their mandatory military service. Relying only on their bravery, their lives are now in jeopardy. Would the group be able to beat the Mother Nature in the battle to survive?

Taiwan's Cartoon Salesmen

Lucas Spangher | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Lucas Spangher

Next time you see a Gudetama cartoon, fight the urge to immediately give into his lazy and sleepy antics. Instead, stop and think. Is this what you want your image of beauty to become? Is that how you want your society trained?

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The key "takeaway" there is that Geek Culture is, indeed, booming. In fact, many Geek Culture obsessions have gone mainstream. And there are some very important reasons for this. Reasons that parents and the world-at-large may need to be more interested in and concerned about.

6 Enduring Legacies of 1986's Animated 'The Transformers: The Movie'

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment
Inverse

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Kashann Kilson Still the reigning, undefeated, and undisputed movie champion of the Transformers f...

Silver Spoon: Anime, Farms and Meat

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 09.08.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

The anime Silver Spoon has probably prompted many young urbanites reflect on their eating habits, as city dwellers are often completely removed from the sources of their food and what food production entails.

Inside The Kids' Movie That Takes On Post-Nuclear Disaster Japan

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

Acclaimed visual artist Takashi Murakami released his debut film, "Jellyfish Eyes," in American theaters last week. Set in a post-Fukushima Japan, the...

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Tourists Cross a Cartoon Divide at Kyoto Manga Museum

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Travel sometimes provides me with an opportunity to explore a subject I might otherwise never think about -- exposing me to tiny nuggets that accumulate to create a bridge across a cultural divide. When I write, "you have to see it to understand" I mean both the movie and the museum.

Pharrell Williams' New Video Is A Psychedelic Anime-Video Game Hybrid

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

Pharrell Williams took a very different approach for the "It Girl" video, which he premiered on "Today" on Tuesday morning. Instead of dancing wit...

Movie Review: Run for the Hills! Samuel L. Jackson Is Kite-Flying

Brandon Judell | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

For anyone compiling a list of Samuel L. Jackson's worst films, you're in for a treat. Kite will be hard to beat.

Anime In The Real World Does NOT Work

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy

Anime is known for over-the-top antics like melodramatic speeches, impossible physical feats and just general exaggerated, high-energy behavior. Basic...

Schoolgirls, Rebellion and Money in Japan: A Conversation With Sharon Kinsella

Justin Forest | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
Justin Forest

It is a very difficult thing to attempt to measure how media does and does not influence society, groups in society.

Must-Watch Netflix Streaming: Knights of Sidonia

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Sorensen

It feels like a mix of Battlestar Galactica, Gundam Wing and even Game of Thrones. No main character is safe, and the enemy is terrifying to the highest degree of hyperbole.

Online Artists Offer a Heartwarming Thank You to Hayao Miyazaki

Simone Collins | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Hayao Miyazaki by Jackie W Of all the animated films that have arrived in the United States from Japan, those produced by Studio Ghibli have been the...

How Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram Are Revolutionizing Modern Art

Simone Collins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

If you would like a succinct peek at the present online art scene, sit down for a chat with California-based comic artist and animator Andrew Stewart.

Who Wore It Better: These Anime Characters Or Their Poser Humans?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.08.2014 | TV

Anime fans are a devoted bunch, showing up to anime conventions en force to profess their deep, deep love for the animated art form -- a style that fo...

Artists Band Together to Celebrate Beloved Magical Girl Characters

Simone Collins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

As an ode to magical girl characters the world round, Toronto-based animator and comic artist MK Harris organized an artistic collaboration (aka collab) encouraging fellow artists to choose a magical girl character and illustrate the character in their own style.

Epic Sailor Moon Fan Tribute: Volunteers Re-Animate an Entire Episode

Simone Collins | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

Star Wars Uncut, a project in which hundreds of Star Wars fans banded together to recreate Star Wars: A New Hope, 15 second clip by 15 second clip.