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The Short History (and Strong Potential) of Fitness Anime

While there are plenty of stories out there about sports and other ways to stay in shape, few actually focus on how to healthily exercise at all. The…

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A Living Tribute to the Classics: An Exploration of Super Robot Wars 30

Super Robot Wars is an institution. First released in 1991, it’s a franchise with a ridiculous number of entries – almost all of them built around a very

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Boys’ Love, Fandom, and Italy: A Passionate Affair

Cover image: La scintilla dell’amore by Kuroda Sakaki (Kappa Edizioni, 2006) A girl is out at the newsstand next to her building, buying some magazines

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The Opaque Masterpiece: Angel’s Egg

An egg. A man. A girl. An empty city of grand, gothic buildings populated by shadows hunting the shade of some great fish. Skeletons of massive beasts. A

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Garnet With One “T”: Diana Garnet Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: Let’s begin with the most important topic: Baseball. Diana Garnet: Baseball! Anime Herald: What is it like being an American baseball fan in

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A Poet Bares His Soul: EyeQ Talks With Anime Herald

Anime Herald: How does a nice boy from Brooklyn end up performing Nerdcore in Orlando? EyeQ: Where do you want me to start? Anime Herald: Brooklyn. EyeQ:

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The Benefits of Bringing Studio Ghibli Into the Classroom

If you were a student at the turn of the millennium, there is a good chance that you can recall that knee-jerk look of disgust that your art…

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Travis’s Got Talent: An Interview With Pop Group Travis Japan

Anime Herald: What has been the most pleasant surprise about living in the US (Los Angeles)? Shime: The thing that has surprised me the most is how the

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Deca-Dence: The Fight for a Better World

Note: Contains spoilers for 2020 anime Deca-Dence. Apathy is the death of any social movement. One can’t move forward if they give up on progress.

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Fate/Art Online: Anime Herald Talks With ASCA

Anime Herald: You've recorded songs with Takanori Nishikawa (T.M.Revolution), Fox Capture Plan, and Kanon Wakeshima. Are there any artists, in particular,

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Why GymTok Believes Baki is the Greatest Anime Character

It isn’t exactly difficult to see why gym rats would be drawn to Battle Shonen. The genre’s love of training montages, power scaling, and characters who

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The Forgotten Surprises of Anime VHS Commercials

VHS advertisements were a crucial piece of insight into the greater world of anime—and they evolved into an art form of their own.

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The Floor is LAVA: An Interview With Ray Chase, Max Mittelman, and Robbie Daymond

Robbie Daymond: I’m Robbie Daymond. We’re all voice actors. I assume if you’re here, you already know that. This gentleman to my right is Max Mittelman.

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Ghost Stories Crossing: An Interview With Greg Ayres

Honey’s Anime: You’ve voiced quite a few LGBT characters... Greg Ayres: Absolutely. As well as myself. Honey’s Anime: Such as Izumi from Love Stage!! How

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A Neurodivergent Examination of Eizouken’s Asakusa Midori

Eizouken gives me hope about the future of neurodivergent stories, and the possibilities of witnessing more “great worlds” created when neurodivergent creators pursue their passions.

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Anime Boston 2022: You Can Always Come Home

In what felt like the blink of an eye, Sunday had fallen upon the Hynes Convention Center. A familiar calm swept over the venue, as crowds slowly thinned

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Anime Boston 2022: Bad Anime, Bad!

Host: Tinfoil Pyramid Hats It feels like an eternity ago at this point, but in 2019, Brian T. Price celebrated his tenth season of Bad Anime, Bad! in…

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Anime Boston 2022: Yuri Court

Hosts: Erica Friedman, YuriMother In the western yuri community, there are few who are more knowledgeable or influential than Erica Friedman or

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Anime Boston 2022: Cosplay Comes Back To Boston

The hallways of the Hynes Convention center were buzzing with activity by mid-morning on Friday, as thousands of eager fans began to wander the venue's

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Anime Boston 2022: EyeQ and ASCA Bring Down the House

Note: Anime Herald received permission from Anime Boston to take and publish pictures from the concerts. EyeQ A line that coiled around the entire second

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Anime Boston 2022: Opening Ceremonies

As the clock struck ten o’clock on Friday morning, a gaggle of excited fans had already begun to line up in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

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The Legacy of Hoshizora Meteo

Without Hoshizora Meteo, this little corner of Japanese pop culture might look very different.

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Anime Boston 2022: Gundoh Musashi, The Disaster Anime

Host: George Horvath On June 27, 2003, eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau unleashed The Room upon the world. The film was widely panned by critics, who

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Anime Boston 2022: Introduction – A Sorely Missed Homecoming

On April 21, 2019, more than twenty-five thousand anime fans departed the year's Anime Boston event with fond memories in mind, and just a bit of

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Why Do Lesbians Love Nana?

How does an anime about two girls who drift apart over a man garner such a loyal sapphic fanbase? As a lesbian who loves shoujo anime, I’m very…

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Juni Taisen And The Inevitability of War

Over the course of his career, author NISIOISIN has earned a reputation for marrying genre tropes with exploration of heady philosophical themes. In

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Anime Herald Talks With Johnny Yong Bosch

Anime Herald: As someone who's been in the industry for plus-20 years at this point, what would you say is the biggest change to occur within the anime

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Why ODDTAXI’s Opening Theme Is The Secret Sauce To Its Success

2021’s ODDTAXI is one of the most effective examples of an OP setting up tone, atmosphere, and story beats - even hiding the answers to its mystery in…

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Vampire Hunter D, Hellsing, and Dracula – The Western Vampire, Reimagined by Japan

There is no creature in our dark, collective imagination more reinterpreted than the vampire. Considering how many national borders the vampire has

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Anime Herald’s Great Rebranding: Rebranding, and Did Someone Say Merch?

My fellow anime fans, good afternoon. It gives me great pleasure to announce that Anime Herald has taken another step in its grand transformation. I'm

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They Walked So You Could Say “Run”: An Examination of Tiger & Bunny

Superheroes have always found a home in the grand halls of anime, from Astro Fighter Sunred, to Shin-chan’s Action Bastard, to Sailor Moon’s Sailor

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Examining Evangelion’s Influence on Metal and Industrial Music

It’s hard to quantify just how influential Neon Genesis Evangelion really is. References to the series pop up in everything from Sgt. Frog to Teenage

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Exploring Gunbuster’s Roots in Shojo

Many anime fans are familiar with Gunbuster, and with good reason. Not only was this OVA the directorial debut of one Hideaki Anno, the man who would go

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A Deep Dive into “Frolicking Animals:” Sengoku Choju-giga and Its Historic Roots

While some may assume anthropomorphic animal art is a creation of the 21st-century furry fandom, it has a long and rich history that spans several

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In the Aftermath of Higurashi Sotsu

After fading from the public consciousness for almost a decade, Higurashi When They Cry returned in 2020 and 2021 with a new anime that’s widely regarded as one…

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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division: The FPS Genre’s Ode to Anime

The American first-person shooter (FPS) scene was wild in the 1990s. The experience exploded into prominence with a one-two punch from Id Software, with

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Hajime no Ippo’s Global Influence on Shōnen Manga Culture and the Boxing World

Editor's Note: Éder Jofre was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia on March 4. He is currently undergoing physical therapy and is in the care of his

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The Unwavering Optimism of The Aquatope on White Sand

“Do what’s right, and everything will work out.” This is the prayer repeated throughout The Aquatope on White Sand, particularly by its two main

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Interview with Michael Adelstein: A Tribute to Miyazaki

Anime Herald: What was your first exposure to anime? Michael Adelstein: I believe it was ‘Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood’. My older brother, Caleb, and

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AnimEigo Talks With Anime Herald (Or “The House that MADOX Built”)

Anime Herald: Many years ago you did a track for Shogun Assassin with Samurai L. Jackson, excuse me, Samuel L. Jackson. How did that come about? Robert

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Anime Herald Talks With Shinji Aramaki (AKA “Do Directors Animate Electric Sheep?”)

Anime Herald: Thanks to the successful Kickstarter, you're gonna have a chance to do a short segment for MADOX-01, a project that you worked on at the

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Why K-On! Deserved its Second Chance

K-On! has had a deeply important influence on modern anime aesthetics and themes, and played a major role in launching the careers of those involved.

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Webtoon Commits to ‘Actively Represent’ the Black Community: But For How Long?

The summer of 2020 saw increased protests around the country in support of the movement for Black Lives. Numerous companies committed to better industry

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VTubers: A Look Behind the Trend

Over the past few years, streaming has become part of the online landscape. Content creators invite others into their corner of the Internet to share in

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From Morocco: Artful Titles Paint History with Relatable Colors

One of the joys and pleasures I had in my tender years that have carried over the course of my life, was pretending I was an explorer and…

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Doujinshi Creators Discover Global Opportunities in the Digital Age

Header Image from Riverbed Projector by Yoimachi Meme (Irodori Comics) The term Doujinshi is an established part of avid manga readers’ lexicons. The term

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An Ode to Tsuritama, a Show that No Longer Exists

For the past two years, I’ve been spending Saturday nights online with an anime club based in Maryland. Most of what they watch each week are popular

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The Many Faces of the Magical Girl: A Breakdown of Types and Subgenres

If you ask the average nerd what a magical girl is, the default response might be to point to the ‘90s animated adaptation of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.…

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State of the Herald: Winter 2021, or What Awaits in 2022

With the holiday season officially here, I wanted to take a few moments to give you all a quick briefing on what's been happening behind the scenes.

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The Origins of Mecha: The 1990s Part 1: Landmarks and Evolutions

The dawn of the 1990s saw Japan entering a period of economic turbulence and upheaval. Rampant speculation, coupled by inflation from the Plaza Accord saw

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