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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.

Japan Bans Child Porn, But Excludes Manga, Anime

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament has passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children i...

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 th...

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.

A Tobor the 8th Man Valentine: My Secret Superhero Romance Revealed!

Devra Maza | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.

GAY BOOK REVIEW: Bad Therapist by Will Meyerhofer

Christopher Murray | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The sincere, comedic and provocative new novel, Bad Therapist utilizes a Swiftian science fiction conceit as a pretext for a thoughtful meditation on love, shifting cultural mores concerning gender and sexuality and psychotherapy itself.

If 'Star Wars' Was Japanese

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy

We all know that "Star Wars" has plenty of Japanese influence, from borrowing its plot from Kurosawa films to the name "Obi-Wan Kenobi." But the folks...

We Are All the Same: Teaching Empathy Through the Arts

Lysa Heslov | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Lysa Heslov

The CMH Global Arts after school programs utilize arts education to enhance our students' understanding of the world by pairing an art modality with an international country of focus.

The Surprising Cultural Stamina Of Pokemon

Turnstyle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Fifteen years ago, pocket-sized characters known as Pokemon arrived on American shores from Japan. The cute creature...

Creating an Audience: The Doha Film Institute Introduces Ajyal Youth Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In just three short years, the Qatari organization has managed to fund incredible projects, create a hub for film education, production and showcase in the Gulf.

7-Year-Old Japanese Dancer Has A Little Too Much Energy

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.20.2013 | Comedy

Seven-year-old dancer, Ririri, is probably a little more popular than you were when you were her age. She has almost 60,000 followers on Twitter and h...

The Wolverines' Burden: Orientalism and the Superhero

Susan J. Napier | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

In a sense the movie is trying to solve a problem -- the destabilization of American masculine identity, a destabilization that was signaled by 9/11 and the Middle East mire but is also deeply tied to the rise of the Asian economies.

Roosterteeth Adds Anime RWBY To YouTube Slate (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

To kick off our Geek Week live show at YouTube Space LA, Burnie Burns, The Slow Mo Guys' Gavin Free, and Hannah Minx give us an exclusive preview of...

WATCH: Teenage Boy Transforms Into Female Superhero In 'SheZow'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

It seems this summer is full of superheroes with a new caped crusader movie opening every weekend whether it be "Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine" or "Man ...

Remembering the Human: E-lit and the Art of Memory

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.

Geek Out In Tokyo

La Carmina | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

If you're a nerd at heart with a yen for Japanese pop culture, then you should spend time in Nakano, Tokyo.

Tokyo's Odaiba : Do It Gundam Style

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Odaiba on the other side of Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge is an island of food and fun with the added perk of great views of the city, including Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree. But for Japan Fan Boys and Fan Girls, there's way more to it than that.

J-Pop Printmaking With Mesa Arts Center's David Manje

La Carmina | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
La Carmina

Printmaking has come a long way since Hokusai's "Great Wave." At Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in Arizona, I rolled acid paint onto stencils and cranked out anime-pop prints.