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Ask John: What Makes Certain Anime Evergreen?

Question: In your opinion, how is it that certain ideas in anime can last generations without becoming stale while others fall by the wayside? What separates something like…

AnimeNation Anime News Blog

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The Story of Animerama: Cleopatra

  A Thousand and One Nights didn’t come together quite as smoothly as Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto hoped, but they did manage to make a...

Renaissance Josei

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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

Collectr's Blog

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Sazae-san - Episode 00001

Well, it's time to announce our next project, and what would be more fitting than the single longest running anime in history?  Sazae-san is...

Inka-Subs

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Yamatarou Comes Back v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

Collectr's Blog

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Ohoshi-sama no Rail

I'm not sure how I feel about the 1993 movie Ohoshi-sama no Rail ( Rail of Stars ). Based on a 1983 autobiographical novel by Kobayashi Chi...

Collectr's Blog

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Coluboccoro 2019

In the deep, dark past, an animator named Itoso Kenji created a one-man show called Coluboccoro . He did the story, the planning, the animat...

Collectr's Blog

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Botchan

Orphan is proud to present the first English version of the 1980 TV special Botchan . (It should not be confused with the shorter version th...

Collectr's Blog

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Sensou Douwa: Tako ni Natta Okaasan

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

Anime’s shift to digital colouring and photography

We know that anime shifted from an analogue production process to a digital one. I can’t find a very simple, understandable account of the shift, of the sort…

327 Robots

How Could COVID-19 Affect Future Anime Dubs?

LIST OF UPDATES: On 13/4 FUNi uploaded MHA ep84. Still unknown how much dubbing they'll do or what the schedule will be like. Audio sounds pretty consistent to…

The Cartoon Cipher

[Links] 4-10 September 2019: Paternity Leave Harassment, Japan Film Festival, and Processing Grief in Given

AniFem Round-Up REMINDER: This month the team is republishing classic articles in order to give the team time to focus on implementing the site redesign. [History] Sazae-san and…

Anime Feminist

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Seiyuu Veteran Shirakawa Sumiko Passes away

  Shirakawa Sumiko aka Shirato Sumiko she was 80 and was famous for her role in Doraemon as Dekisugi and recently Sazae-san as Nakajima-kun. Shirakawa’s final episode on Sazae-san as Nakajima-…

The CyberNauts Cast Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #433) Yuyushiki

  Shownotes :: (show 433) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Yuyushiki, recorded live September 22nd, 2013. This week we sat down and…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #432) Kamisama Kiss

  Shownotes :: (show 432) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Kamisama Kiss, recorded live September 15th, 2013. This week we watched Kamisama…

otakugeneration's Podcast

1996: Pivot Point

Kadian1364 grew up with anime since middle school during the Pokemon and Toonami boom in the late 90's, and developed a voracious appetite...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

1990s TV Anime – What Anime Looked Like In 1991

Sazae-san, Doraemon, Anpanman, Dragon Quest, Kiteretsu Daihyakka, Hai Akko Deso Oishinbo, Obocchama-kun, Dragonball Z, Manga Hajimete Omoshiro Juku, The Laughing Salesman, Sally the Witch Goldfish Warning, Parasol Henbee,…

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