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Capcom Fighting Collection

The Capcom Fighting Collection delivers a lineup of Darkstalkers games and lesser-known arcade titles! What holds up and what doesn’t?

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Teasing Master Takagi-san the Movie

This film satisfactorily caps off Nishikata and Takagi's story by being very light on the teasing and heavy on the warm fuzzies.

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Kotaro Lives Alone

I have to say, though, that I'm really glad that I went back and gave Kotaro Lives Alone another shot, because it turned out to be a surprisingly…

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Spriggan Then vs Spriggan Now

Despite being based on the same story, these anime offer very distinct experiences. But for those unfamiliar with any version of Spriggan, what exactly is it?

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This Week in Games - One More Direct for the Road

Heidi takes on one last Nintendo Direct before her incoming departure from the column.

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The Summer 2022 Preview Guide

The next season of anime is here! We're kicking things off with reviews of RWBY: Ice Queendom, Spriggan, and Bastard!!

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Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

A shrine maiden and a tanuki take on monster hordes in this extensive remake of a classic Super NES shooter! Do Pocky and Rocky still have the magic?

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Macross Frontier: The Wings of Farewell

This rewrite of the final act of Macross Frontier changes a lot, but are the adjustments in service a better story?

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ESTAB LIFE: Great Escape

Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this anime isn't proud to get weird and stupid whenever it…

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Love All Play Episodes 1-13

Love All Play is the sort of show that's good enough to keep watching even as it doesn't blow you out of the water.

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Our Most Anticipated Anime Of Summer 2022

Shadows, spelunking, and vampires are just some of the highlights from our most anticipated picks. What series are you looking forward to?

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This Week in Anime - Is Spriggan Worth Watching?

Netflix revamps the classic action-adventure anime in a six-episode format. It's got a fresh coat of paint, but can Spriggan finally step out of Akira's shadow?

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She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man is a forgettable show, so much so that I found myself struggling to recall what happened in the earlier episodes…

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The Best and Worst of Spring 2022, Jun 17-23

Love After World Domination takes quite a plunge this week. Can we expect a comeback with the finale? See how your favorite shows stack up, with only one…

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The Best and Worst Anime of Spring 2022

For some of us the summer heatwave is already here, but let's take one last look at last season. Here are the series recommended by our editorial staff…

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: the Movie Trilogy 10th Anniversary Blu-ray Box Set

Puella Magi Madoka Magica may not have reinvented the magical girl story, but it is an important step in the genre's evolution.

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Yuri Espoir GN 1

Yuri Espoir is an odd combination of froth and sadness. The way that the world seems hellbent on crushing Kokoro under the burden of false heteronormativity is undeniably…

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Summer Anime Trailer Watch Party

Watch all of this season's trailers with Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, and Geoff Thew from Mother's Basement! You'll want to stick it through to the end and maybe…

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Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash

Maybe it's the Stockholm-esque relationship I cultivated in consuming so much Dropkick in only a couple of weeks, but this opening stretch of the new season was the…

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Genocyber Wants to Break You

Genocyber is considered by many to be one of the most hardcore animated horror experiences ever made. It's also considered to be one of the more ridiculous anime…

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This Week in Games - Final Fantasy XVI's Goodest Boy

New Xenoblade Chronicles and Final Fantasy news dominate this week's column with a special shoutout to Torgal!

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Orient Episodes 1-12 Streaming

Based on the manga by Shinobu Ohtaka, Orient's first twelve episodes are both comfortably within shonen norms and just different enough to give it an edge.

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This Week in Anime - All According to Kaguya-sama

As we approach the hour-long finale of Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-, Nick and Steve look back on the wild ride that led us here. Who…

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Hikaru in the Light! GN 1

Hikaru in the Light! is an idol competition tale, and while its initial description and unfolding feels a little like Blue Lock but for girl idols, it's actually…

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Why Were Light Novel Fans Furious at Classroom of the Elite's First Season?

Kim Morrissy breaks down why the first season of Classroom of the Elite left a bad taste in novel readers' mouths.

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The ANN Aftershow - Is Fruits Basket -prelude- Worth Watching?

It's been a dry shojo season for way too long, so let's check out the new movie from the fan-favorite series Fruits Basket! Does this Kyoko and Katsuya…

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Island in a Puddle GN 1

From the creator of ERASED comes a new series about jumping through time when fifth grader Minato switches bodies with adult career criminal Tomohiro Takita – in the…

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This Week in Anime - Totally Spy×Family

Easily one of the stand-out series of the season, Jean-Karlo and Nicky check out why this family of misfits is winning the hearts of everyone across the otaku-sphere.

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The Best and Worst of Spring 2022, Jun 10-16

After some weaker episodes, the Bookworm finale blasts its way into the top spot! Find out how your favorite shows stacked up according to reader votes.

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Fruits Basket -prelude-

Before there was Kyo and Tohru, or even Kyo and Kyoko, there was Kyoko and Katsuya. Kyoko was a troubled teen; Katsuya a student teacher with no actual…

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Ryuko Comic Creator Eldo Yoshimizu

Eldo Yoshimizu is as lively in person as he is on the page, channeling his real-life experience tussling with a yakuza into his femme fatale's fight scenes.

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The Town of Pigs GN

The first new release of Hideshi Hino's work in a decade, The Town of Pigs is a short allegory of war that starkly reflects the demons inside humanity.

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Look Back GN

From the creator of Chainsaw Man comes a story about the passion of artists and the tragedies that shape our life.

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10 Great Non-Studio Ghibli Family-friendly Anime Movies

Compared to when I was a kid, anime is so easily accessible now ;  in enormous quantities, through multiple legal avenues. It's hard enough to know where to start…

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Dropkick on My Devil! Season 1

An anime filled with devilish dysfunctional weirdos engaging in wanton violence is a bit dated at this point, but its filling a niche for someone, if the crowdfunding…

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This Week in Games - Return of the Zack

Square-Enix reveals its continuing game plan for the FFVII franchise, and Zack is looking FINE.

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This Week in Games - Return of the Zack

Square-Enix reveals its continuing game plan for the FFVII franchise, and Zack is looking FINE.

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Macross Frontier: The False Songstress

Now screening in the U.S. for the first time, Macross Frontier: The False Songstress proves its larger-than-life idol, Sheryl, is still legendary for a reason.

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This Week in Anime - Celebrate Pride with Kase-san

Nick and Nicky revisit one of their favorite OAVs just in time for June. If you've put off watching this one (or haven't heard of it) now's a…

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Ima Koi: Now I'm in Love GN 2

The second volume is a step up from its debut but will a too-clingy younger sister put the brakes on Satomi and Yagyu's relationship?

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How True Is the Trickle Down Effect in Anime?

Disney's Gaku Narita claimed in a recent interview that “It's not just the select few who are getting rich; the artists on the ground are starting to make…

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The ANN Aftershow - Made in Abyss: Problematic Masterpiece?

Before the next season premieres in July, we're looking back on the previous season and sequel film for Made in Abyss. This anime is on Lynzee's "Masterpiece" list…

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This Week in Anime - Scratch Your Sci-Fi Itch with Irresponsible Captain Tylor

If you find yourself missing the sci-fi shenanigans of series like Nadesico and Vandread in the seasonal line-up, why not take to the skies with Captain Tylor? Sure,…

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The Strongest Hero With the Weakest Crest Episodes 1-12

More familiar than fresh, Grant tries out this anime entry in the "a curse is really a boon" trope to see if there's anything redeeming about it.

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Run on Your New Legs GN 1

After losing a leg in an accident, Shouta Kikuzato's dreams of high school soccer with his best friend Take are shattered. A new prosthetic opens the world of…

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The Best and Worst of Spring 2022, Jun 3-9

Kaguya-sama is no longer satisfied from hovering at #2-3, and finally grabs the top spot! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings.

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What's The Deal With Darkstalkers?

Darkstalkers is back in the spotlight this month with Capcom Fighting Collection, but why does this long-dormant series have such a following? Let’s find out!

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Crazy Food Truck GN 1

Violence, nudity, and some of best BLTs on the block! Gordon Goliath's food truck gets about as many customers as you could expect for one driving around a…

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

The newest Dragon Ball film's promotional material highlighted Gohan but make no mistake, this is Piccolo's time to shine.

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Fault StP: Lightkravte

Lightkravte features gorgeous art and is interesting both as a prequel and as a game in its own right.

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