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From JoJo to Jigen: Anime Herald Talks With Richard Epcar

We had a chance to talk with Richard Epcar, who's breathed life into countless iconic characters, from Joseph Joestar to Daisuke Jigen.

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Worlds Apart: Exploring the Duality of No. 6

A deep dive into the world of No. 6, and the way the dual nature of the series' world is played out through lead characters Nezumi and Shion.

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The Origins of Mecha: Mega-Hits of The 1980s

An exploration of the history of the mecha genre, tracing the biggest evolutions of the 1980s, including transforming robots and Real Robots.

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Together, Alone: How Laid-Back Camp Shows Companionship Through Technology

Alex Henderson explores Laid-Back Camp's use of tech like smartphones as a means of connecting one another, even across the greatest expanses

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The Fine Print: Lessons Learned from Tokyopop’s Original English Manga Empire

Priya Sridhar offers a detailed history of TOKYOPOP's now-infamous "Rising Stars of Manga" program, which remains a cautionary tale even today

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Spy x Family: Disarming the Myth of the Nuclear Family

Hannah Collins examines Spy x Family and the ways the manga, in presenting the Forgers as a fake nuclear family, dismantles its very mythology

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The Origins of Mecha: The Super Robots of the 1970s

Anime Commentary runs through the history of anime's mecha genre, taking a look at the rise of Super Robot anime like Mazinger in the 1970s.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 164: Ikebukuro West Gate Park Episode 7

The club returns to chat up Ikebukuro West Gate Park's seventh episode, which sees the G-Boys on the brink of an all-out gang war.

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BOFURI (Surprisingly) Shows Gamers As They Actually Are

2020 anime BOFURI is a quirky, rare series that looks at the most positive easpects of MMORPGs and their close-knit communities.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 163: Ikebukuro West Gate Park Episode 6

The club gets together to discuss Ikebukuro West Gate Park Episode 6, where a war within the G-Boys brews as tensions rise in the ward.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 162: Ikebukuro West Gate Park Episode 5

The Herald Anime Club returns to the streets of Ikebukuro as they discuss IWGP episode 5. Is this episode a worthy follow-up to the Jazz Taxi?

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Reinventing A Medium: What American Pop Culture Can Learn From Manga

Joshua Pantalleresco examines the world of manga, and how the western pop culture industries could learn from its perennial successes.

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Announcement: Anime Herald Going on (Short!) Hiatus in January 2021

Our EIC announces that Anime Herald will take a short break in early 2021, as we take steps to make things more sustainable for the future.

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Hope and Happiness in The Fantastic Adventures of Unico

Elizabeth James discusses The Fantastic Adventures of Unico, and the way the film conveys a message of hope amid sadness.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 161: Ikebukuro West Gate Park Episode 4

The Herald Anime Club returns to Tokyo for Ikebukuro West Gate Park episode 4, which tells a sad story about loss, abuse, and jazz taxis.

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For The Love of Analog: An Intro to VHS and LaserDisc Collecting

A brief guide to the world of analog media collecting, which offers tips and tricks to help beginners start finding forgotten classics.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 160: Ikebukuro West Gate Park Episode 2

The Herald Anime Club returns to Ikebukuro West Gate Park for its second episode. This time, they trade wacky weed for workers' rights.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 159: Ikebukuro West Gate Park Episode 1

The Herald Anime Club opens a new season with Ikebukuro West Gate Park. The first episode is one to remember, as Reefer Madness sets in.

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The Origins of Mecha: Introduction

An introduction to an ongoing series of articles that trace the history of the Mecha genre, starting with its very earliest days.

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Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow

We look at feature film Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over The Rainbow. Does this splashy spectacle provide a strong finale?

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The Herald Anime Club: Zombie Land Saga Episode 10

The Club returns to Kyushu for our final discussion on Zombie Land Saga. We talk up the show's penultimate episodes as we say goodbye.

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Exploring Aoi House, Fifteen Years Later

Anthony Gramuglia takes a trip down Memory Lane to look at Original English Manga icon Aoi House. Did it age like wine or milk, though...?

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A Growing Inertia: Patlabor 2’s Critique of Telecommunications

A deep dive into anime classic Patlabor 2, which explores the film's critiques of the growing influence of our increasingly connected world.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 157: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 9

The anime club comes together to discuss everyone's undead idols as they talk up Zombie Land Saga Episode 9: The Saki Spotlight.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service: Delivering Hope, Saving Lives

A look back at Studio Ghibli classic Kiki's Delivery Service, and the way the film's messages, wrapped in whimsy, can provide comfort today.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 156: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 8

The Herald Anime Club returns to talk up Zombie Land Saga's eighth episode, better known as "Zombie Land Saga says trans rights!"

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Eyes on Yokai: Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away

We continue our discussion of the yokai realm's crossover with anime with a look at Spirited Away, and the yokai that inhabit Chihiro's world.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 155: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 7

The Herald Anime Club returns to Saga for another discussion on Zombie Land Saga. This week, we talk up episode 7, AKA Junko's spotlight.

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Anime Feminist Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign To Fund Podcast Transcriptions

Anime Feminist kicked off a crowdfunding campaign. Through the campaign, the publisher aims to raise funds to transcribe their catalog of Chatty AF podcasts

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A Tango With Destiny: The Legacy of Shinji Mikami

A look at the legacy of pioneering game creator Shinji MIkami, who helped give rise to survival horror and inspired countless others over his career.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 154: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 6

The Herald Anime Club shambles back to the meeting room to talk up Zombie Land Saga's sixth episode, which focuses on Showa icon Junko.

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10 Years of Anime Herald: A Decade Like No Other

A personal letter to readers from Samantha to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Anime Herald's founding. Here's to ten more years!

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Review: Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Light Novel Volume 4

We return the world of mom-coms and cringe in our review of the fourth volume of Do You Love Your Mom And Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?

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The Brawl Is Back: Interview With Streets of Rage 4 Director Ben Fiquet

We had a chance to talk with Streets of Rage 4 director Ben Fiquet about his experiences in bringing the classic brawler to a new generation.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 154: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 5

The club returns to their retro rewind to talk up Zombie Land Saga's fifth episode. There was also a B-part but we all forgot about it.

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Yen Press Acquires The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yen Press Announces the Digital Publication of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Simultaneous to the Japanese Release NEW YORK, NY (8/31/20) – Following an announcement from the Kadokawa…

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 153: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 4

The club returns to discuss Zombie Land Saga's fourth episode, which sees Franchouchou living it up at a resort hot spring hotel.

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Sega Launches Project B.L.A.C.K. Website, Music Video

Sega opened an official website for a new project, titled Project B.L.A.C.K., which includes a new music video and character visuals.

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The Face of War: Finding Anime’s Roots In World War II

C.D.T. Ceates traces the earliest periods of anime history, and its evolution from experimental short films, to tools of propaganda during World War II.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 152: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 3

The Herald Anime Club heads back to Saga to talk up Zombie Land Saga episode 3! This week, they chat up the drama of Franchouchou's first guerrilla concert.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 151: Sakura Wars (2019) the Animation, Episode 12

The Herald Anime Club returns to talk up the final episode of Sakura Wars the Animation. Does this new Imperial Combat Revue adventure end on a high note?

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Will I Ever Want To Go To An Anime Con Again?

Sergio Giovanni muses over the world we're now in, as a pandemic bears down and we question whether we even want to return to the con scene.

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Anime-Planet Enters Content Partnership With Lezhin Entertainment

Anime-Planet joined forces with South Korean publisher Lezhin in a content partnership, which will see Anime-Planet hosting exclusive webtoons.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 149: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 2

The Herald Anime Club returns to discuss the second episode of Zombie Land Saga, where rap battles erupt and friendships are made.

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Bandai America’s Cisco Maldonado Talks With Anime Herald

We had a chance to talk with Bandai America's Cisco Maldonado about the company's Anime Heroes figure line, as well as the ins and outs of the company.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 149: Sakura Wars (2019) the Animation, Episode 11

The Herald Anime Club returns to discuss the 11th episode of Sakura Wars the Animation, as the show builds up to its climactic finale.

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The Herald Anime Club Meeting 148: Retro Rewind: Zombie Land Saga Episode 1

In a blast from the past, the Herald Anime Club looks at the series that made moe zombies a thing as they talk up the first episode of…

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Magia Record: Finding Connection at a Time When We’re All Torn Apart

A personal op-ed that discusses life in the uncertain times of COVID-19, and how one individual is able to find hope and cameraderie within Magia Record.

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The Many Love Polygons of CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura

Anthony Gramuglia offers a close look at the many (many!) love polygons that make up Cardcaptor Sakura, from the expected to the shockingly inapro-pro.

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Why Rick and Morty Fans Should Watch Space Dandy

We take a close look at 2014 anime Space Dandy, and discuss what makes this series so special... and what would make it irresistible to fans of Rick…

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