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Sneak Peek: Sakugan

SAKUGAN is set to premiere as part of the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo this Thursday. However, as ANN was able to get a hold of the first episode in…

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Fuga: Melodies of Steel

It's a challenge to take on a brutal World War II retelling with imagery and characters cute enough to populate Maple Town, but CyberConnect2 sticks with it, and…

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This Week in Anime - Getter in that Robo!

Old school mecha fan Jean-Karlo introduces Steve to the world of Getter Robo Arc, subterrainian dinos, insect troops, and how it's all one big metaphor for nuclear power.

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Review: Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist

French director Pascal-Alex Vincent found himself with a difficult question. What more is there to say that hasn't already been said about a director whose work stands as…

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Kageki Shoujo!! GN 1

Like its heroine, Kageki Shojo!! is just getting started but shows enormous promise.

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How Much Does It Cost to License Anime Series?

ANN CEO Chris Macdonald spoke with multiple industry experts to get you the figures on how much it really costs to bring anime stateside.

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Anime & The Apocalypse: Finding Catharsis in the End of Everything

This essay is for all of us who look to retreat into the end of everything. Get in the car, loser, we're escaping into the apocalypse.

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Asadora! GN 3

The plot may be thickening in this volume, but it's in the same way that instant pudding thickens in the fridge: in other words, it's just sitting there.

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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

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The Detective Is Already Dead Novel 1

The book does suffer from its tenuous use of actual mysteries, a couple of which rear their heads and are almost painfully obvious in their solutions.

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Ergo Proxy: Purpose in the Apocalypse

Humanity perpetually exists within an existential crisis, which exhibits no signs of ever reaching a legitimate conclusion. Matthew Roe tackles life's biggest question through the lens of Manglobe's…

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This Week in Games - Cotton Candy

Heidi tries out the classic 90s arcade series Cotton, a witch-led game where fairies' lives (and exotic candy) are on the line!

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Anti-Gravity Boy GN 1-3

The story may be full of basic shoujo plot events (A trip to Okinawa! Romantic rivals!), but it lets its characters come to their own emotional conclusions.

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This Week in Anime - The Isekai Saturation Heightens

Nick and Nicky wade through this season's otherworldly offerings to search for at least one gem in a trove of trash.

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Stellvia

Stellvia has long been a series that I thought deserved more love than it got.

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Why Could the Meta Liberation Army Be MHA's Best Villains Yet?

Honestly, the scariest thing about The Meta Liberation Army is most likely their secrecy. Any, and I mean any, of the pro heroes could be believers of The…

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BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II : Song I am.

As glimpsed in the previous movie, this is a franchise where the characters can be shown to grow gradually – and surprisingly realistically – over relatively long periods…

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Looking Back on the Twisting Plot of Pandora Hearts

The series had a way of vacillating between goofy comedy and dark fantasy; it should have been jarring in any other context, but in the case of Pandora…

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This Week in Anime - The Sugar-Sweet World of Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

There's still room in the anime scene for poignant teen romances and Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop has that in spades.

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The ANN Aftershow - The Todoroki Family Tragedy Hits Home

In possibly the most awkward family dinner ever, Deku and Bakugo head home with Todoroki for a family dinner. Emotions run high as Shoto's brother lays it all…

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Belle

Mamoru Hosoda's Belle is a feast for the eyes and ears. At the same time, it is a meaningful look into the lingering effects of loss and the…

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Vivy: a Robot Ode to Life Vividly Lived

Vivy is, through a life and a song, a different tale of a journey of robots becoming more human, and what these journeys of robots communicate about humanity.

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NEO: The World Ends With You

Well, it took fourteen years, but NEO: The World Ends with You is finally here, and it's every bit as stylish, engrossing, and outright fun as its predecessor.

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Anime & Hip-hop with Rapper Kirk "Aztech" Yi

Aztech has created tracks for Jujutsu Kaisen, BEASTARS, Dr. Stone and the upcoming anime Sakugan. Find out how anime soundtracks gave the hip-hop veteran a new avenue for…

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Farewell to My Alter GN

Farewell to My Alter proves that Nio Nakatani is not a creator to pigeonhole.

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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

It's easy to say that Monster Hunter Stories 2 provided the most enjoyable gameplay experience I've had within the genre in recent years.

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I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives Season 2

I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives Season 2 is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

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This Week in Games - Burn It All Down

The State of California has filed a lawsuit against the company for what is being called “frat boy culture,” but that phrase, to me, minimizes the abuse far…

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Sonny Boy

Sonny Boy is currently streaming on Funimation....

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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy-

Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

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Reborn to Master the Blade Novel 1

For all of its strengths and interesting decisions, Reborn to Master the Blade does have its issues as well. The volume is one of the more repetitious light…

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Best Summer 2021 Openings

Summer is the time for pool parties, beach hang outs, and desperately trying not to melt into a puddle. But a season of so much fun deserves a…

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Kyōhei Ishiguro's debut feature film was the unfortunate victim of COVID-19 delays in 2020, but if you do manage to watch this, it is absolutely the perfect pick-me-up…

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This Week in Anime - Is the Alice in Borderland Death Game Anime Any Good?

After a boost in relevancy from Netflix, the three-episode Alice in Borderland anime is now available for streaming! It's an isekai but not that kind. How do the…

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BEASTARS Season 2

BEASTARS Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix....

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Girlfriend, Girlfriend

Girlfriend, Girlfriend is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

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Peach Boy Riverside

Peach Boy Riverside is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

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The Case Study of Vanitas

The Case Study of Vanitas is currently streaming on Funimation....

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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Novel 9

After a return to form in volume eight, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! takes another slide downhill in the ninth novel.

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'I Have Some Horror Stories': Animator Talks Industry's Problems, Hopes for the Future

According to former Science SARU animator Joan Chung, the studio's positive work environment was tainted by the anime industry's chronic problems.

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Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU

Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU is currently streaming on Funimation....

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This Week in Anime - Resident Evil Goes to War

With thinly veiled commentary on the U.S.'s involvement in the Middle East, the latest entry in Capcom's survival horror franchise brings Claire, Leon, and the zombies to the…

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The ANN Aftershow - Is My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission Just a Rehash?

The anime original, girl-focused episode is all set-up for next month's new movie which has a lot of similarities to the Meta Liberation Army plot. Most importantly, is…

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Love Live! Superstar!!

Love Live! Superstar!! is currently streaming on Funimation....

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The Game Designers Behind NEO: The World Ends With You

To celebrate the release of this hotly-anticipated sequel, we chatted directly with producer Tomohiko Hirano, Square Enix character design legend Tetsuya Nomura, and key character designers Gen Kobayashi…

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom is currently streaming on Funimation....

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Kageki Shoujo!!

Kageki Shoujo!! is currently streaming on Funimation....

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Battle Game in 5 Seconds

Battle Game in 5 Seconds is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles

Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

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