Guides

A Mom’s Guide to Anime: Negative Feelings

By Yali Perez The world of parenthood is a magical, beautiful and often challenging place. It has its highs and its lows, similar to the world of anime. Of course, that’s without the magical outfit changes. Wouldn’t that make getting ready...

Royalty and Revolutionaries: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Explained

By Kathleen Townsend Revolutionary Girl Utena is a series that draws on many things—from surrealism to post-war avant-garde to ancient Greek plays—and while some themes are pretty up-front, most people have a reaction more along the lines of: "That was...

So, You Can’t Get That Anime OP Out of Your Head: A Guide to Recovery

By Rafael Motamayor It’s almost midnight, and you just finished binge-watching the latest season of My Hero Academia. Just before going to bed, it suddenly hits you. You are completely powerless as your mouth opens, your lungs get filled with...

A Mom’s Guide to Anime: Relationships

By Yali Perez The world of parenthood is a magical, beautiful and often challenging place. It has its highs and its lows, similar to the world of anime. Of course, that’s without the magical outfit changes. Wouldn’t that make getting ready...

So, An Anime Made You Cry: A Guide to Recovery

By Sean Aitchison It’s 2 a.m. You’re on the couch, swirled up in blankets and covered in a light layer of snack crumbs. With a tired but fulfilling sense of accomplishment, you finish the last episode of your late-night binge-watch...

So Your Partner Isn’t Into Anime (Yet): A Guide to Loving Anime Together

By Michael Pementel It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve got a special date night planned. A fancy dinner reservation? Catching a movie for two? Or maybe it’s a cozy night in watching some anime. But wait......

A Beginner’s Guide to Idol Anime on Funimation

By Deanna Nguyen Mics, cameras, idol anime! A group of handsome young men stand on stage, waiting for the music cue. Synchronized chants ripple throughout the concert hall, building up the anticipation. Glow sticks light up and wriggle energetically. As...

5 Things to Know Before You See My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

By Jonna Miller Worried about spoilers in the new My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising movie? Good news! You don’t need to be caught up with the show to enjoy the movie. RELATED: My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Comes to Theaters...

A Guide to Magical Girls, From Cute to Grim

By Tom Speelman Ever since Sally the Witch premiered in 1966 on Japanese television, magical girls have been a staple of anime storytelling. Cute, friendly, loyal and decked up in the frilliest outfits imaginable, magical girls are beloved all over...

What’s Your Count? The World of Plunderer, Explained

By Tom Speelman Anime has no shortage of fantasy. But this winter season is giving us something a bit more unique -- Plunderer. Just two episodes in, this action-fantasy from KADOKAWA is already shaping up to be one of the...

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An Ancient Scyther Evolution, Familiar Faces and More in Duo of New Pokémon Trailers

A trio of brand-new Pokémon games are fast-approaching, and The Pokémon Company has just revealed brand-new trailers for the...