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Funimation Has Sci-Fi Anime: Sonny Boy, Scarlet Nexus and More

It's hard to imagine a better pairing than anime and science fiction. From the early days, the genre has been woven into the DNA of anime, from classics like Speed Racer and Astro Boy to milestone films like AKIRA....

Funimation Announces November 2021 Home Video Releases, Including Akudama Drive and Fire Force Season 2

Welcome to this month’s home video solicitations. And though the word “solicitations” might sound boring, it’s actually very exciting, because it means there’s a whole mess of new anime announced that you’ll probably want to add to your shelf! Because we definitely will...

The World Ends with You: Best Anime to Explore Japan

Are you enjoying playing NEO: The World Ends with You this week? Of course, you are! RELATED: The Best Anime for The World Ends with You Fans If you're enjoying your adventure in virtual Shibuya but want even more, then...

Capturing Beautiful Storytelling in Anime Through Cinematography

I enjoy watching anime for many reasons, but what I really love is when an anime’s art and scene direction elevates the storytelling in a beautiful and nuanced way.  Directors who take creative liberties in setting the tone or conveying...

Make Your Own Akudama Drive Executioner’s Sword Handle Papercraft

Ever wondered what it would be like to have your very own version of the Executioner's swords from Akudama Drive? We'll, we've got a special craft just for you! Haruo Miyagawa, a mechanic designer who worked on Akudama Drive, made...

Akudama Drive Wins Anime Trending’s Anime of the Year 🏆

It's official: Studio Pierrot's Akudama Drive is Anime Trending's Anime of the Year. The 12-episode action-packed heist epic took home the top prize during Anime Trending's 7th annual Anime Trending Awards, after stunning fans during the Fall 2020 season with...

The Works of Studio Pierrot, From Yu Yu Hakusho to Akudama Drive

By Chelsea Cruz Pierrot’s newest series Akudama Drive just recently sped into action, exploring the criminal underground of a futuristic world. But this isn’t the studio’s first rodeo. Not by a long shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMPH-_O0v1w Established in 1979, Pierrot was founded by Yuji...

A Real Estate Quest! Dragon Goes House-Hunting Comes to Funimation This Spring

The real estate market has gotta be pretty tough for a dragon, right? Guess we'll find out, when the fantasy comedy Dragon Goes House-Hunting arrives this spring on Funimation. Based on the manga series of the same name from Kawo...

Funimation x MyAnimeList: The Top Anime of Fall 2020

By Liam Dempsey I'll be the first to say that statistics are very, very cool. They provide digestible information and charming visuals, but they also tell a story. And thanks to sites like MyAnimeList.net, we can read a lot about...

Kaguya-sama: Love is War?, DECA-DENCE and More Nominated for Anime Awards 🏆

By Kathleen Townsend It's that time of year again! The nominees for the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards have been revealed, and man, was it a good year for anime. Among the nominations are standout original series like DECA-DENCE and Akudama Drive,...

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My Hero Academia Celebrates Season 5 Finale with Official Soundtrack Release

Milan Records' heroic mission to bring anime music to the world is going Plus Ultra, because they've just announced...