Deep Dives

Princess Jellyfish: Fandom, Friendships and Pursuing Your Passion

Fandoms are an excellent way to connect with anime and the things we love about entertainment. In many cases, fandoms lead to lifelong friendships, and for me, that shared love of anime brought me to some of my closest...

Life Lessons That Schooled Us in My Hero Academia

As the immortal Marvin Gaye once said, life is for learning. There are two critical concepts that seem to be at the heart of My Hero Academia: the heroes and the academia (the ‘my’ is also quite important, but as...

A Beginner’s Guide to Kingdom ⚔️

Looking for your next favorite epic historical anime series? Kingdom should fit the bill nicely. It’s an intricate, sprawling tale that currently spans 57 manga volumes and two seasons of anime, with a third returning this Spring 2021 season....

Hiroko Utsumi and the Female Gaze in SK8 the Infinity and Beyond

As we inch further into the 2020s and I into my, well…not twenties, I’ve thought a lot about the types of anime I watch now as a seasoned female otaku vs. what I watched as a teen. Content availability...

A Beginner’s Guide to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Picture this: you’re returning home from a long, hard day’s work. You’ve run errands through the village, sold your whole bundle of charcoal and at long last you’ll get to see the smiling faces of your family. A sweet reprieve...

The Works of Sunrise, From Mobile Suit Gundam to Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic-m5ztzJx8 In the world of anime, there are few studios as big or as recognizable as Sunrise. The home of most of your childhood favorites, and an absolute giant in the industry, Sunrise has produced well over a hundred shows,...

A Beginner’s Guide to My Hero Academia

Picture this: at long last, you’ve graduated from junior high, and you’re about to take the biggest step toward securing your future. There are all kinds of high schools around the country offering world-leading courses in science, commerce and...

Yuki Kajiura: A Composer Like No Other

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring the incredible women of anime, from studios to characters and timeless creators. Way before I learned that some of my favorite shows (like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z) were actually anime, it was the magic of...

The Power of Hiromu Arakawa: From Fullmetal Alchemist to Silver Spoon

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring the incredible women of anime, from studios to characters and timeless creators. By Chelsea Cruz For Women's History Month, I wanted to showcase a woman who has brought us some of the best manga and...

The Power of Anime OSTs: How Music Soothes the Soul

By Rachel Moulden Anime original soundtracks can sometimes make or break a series. The role of a score is to immerse the viewer in a world that transports them from their own, adds to a scene's intensity or gives each...

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Dropout Idol Fruit Tart English Dub Announced, Cast & Crew Revealed

It's time to save their dormitory! We're excited to announce that the Dropout Idol Fruit Tart English dub is...