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U'Den Flame Works
U.S. Manga Corps
UCC Ueshima Coffee co., ltd.
UCC Ueshima Coffee Co.,Ltd.
Uchihama Gakuen Astronomy Club
Uchōten Kazoku Production Committee
Ueda City Citizens
Ueda Patissier Office
Ueki no Housoku Production Committee
ufotable Manga Staff
Ultra Film Service Inc.
Ultra Peace Busters
Ultra Super Pictures
Umi Monogatari Production Committee
UN-GO Production Committee
Unbound Creative, Inc.
Unbreakable Machine-Doll Production Committee
Union Film Studios
United American Video
United International Pictures
United States Air Force
United Television Broadcasting
Universal Cinergia Dubbing
Universal Picture Japan Inc.
Universal Pictures (-)
Universal Pictures Germany
Universal Pictures International
Universal Pictures Mexico
Universal Pictures UK
Universal Sony Home Pictures Australia
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Japan
Unlimited Fafnir Production Committee
Uno Electric Company
Upotte!! Production Committee
Upper Deck Japan
Urawanishi High School Baseball Club
Urban Plant, Ltd.
Usagi Drop Movie Committee
Usagi Drop Production Committee
Usagiyama Shopping District
Uta Koi Production Committee
Utawarerumono Production Team
Uta☆Puri Production Partners
UTB (Los Angeles)
It's an inevitable question: why are so many anime series set in and around high school, or star high-school age folks? Justin gets into it. ― Julian asks: After watching a lot of Anime, depending on the demographic, a good chunk of it tends to take place in a high school setting or the characters, while not always, range from the ages 14-17. This has led me to believe or assume writers of Anime or ...
Gabriella straps in to her mobile suit and conquers the second half of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, along with all of this week's new anime releases! ― I spent most of this past weekend stuck in bed with a cold, but I did at least get a valuable life lesson out of the experience. While reading manga can be a good way to kill time, think twice before opening a volume of Monster Musume when...
The sequel series to the original Mobile Suit Gundam is a much darker look at the horrors of war, and now it's out on bluray in English! Our resident Gundam expert Lauren Orsini weighs in. ― Don't be fooled by the new name or the young new protagonist—Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is a sequel series. Its many tie-ins to the One Year War at the center of Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 cement it as a follow-up to t...
Mike dons his pith helmet and goes on an expedition to observe one of the most unique (and suddenly popular) species of anime character: the Monster Girl. The journey will change him... forever. ― Lately I've been cruising up and down the aisles of my public library almost every day, because the library is a good place to go and do important research of a critical, academic nature. It's also a good p...
There's one volume left, but the main story ends here in a book that is sweet, thoughtful, and thoroughly satisfying. ― Stable, happy couples don't tend to make for great reading, but they do provide excellent happy endings. Robico's My Little Monster has never fully promised us either of these things as it followed the rocky, awkward romance between emotionally wounded Haru and deliberately cold Shi...
Mystery anime is back in vogue lately, but the genre is famously underrepresented in the US. Here are six mystery anime that still need an official US release! ― Recent anime seasons has shown a renewed interest in the mystery genre, from lighter fare like Haruchika to dark thrillers like this season's ERASED. This is boon for fans of an oft neglected genre, doubly so because its previous entries ra...
UQ Holder maintains its polish and consistency, but has yet to truly find its voice in this second volume. ― In many ways, UQ Holder feels like the series Ken Akamatsu has been wanting to write for most of his career. His first major hit, Love Hina, started off as a traditional harem series, with serial failure Keitaro Urashima finding himself the manager of a lady's dorm and comedy predictably ensui...
Sadly this isn't a joke. Someone out there is impersonating an ANN staff photographer to put female cosplayers in compromising positions. ― tl;dr version: Anime News Network staff will always contact you from an @animenewsnetwork.com e-mail address. Freelance journalists / photographers do not have @animenewsnetwork.com e-mail addresses and will never identify themselves as “staff.” If a freelancer c...
Daryl Surat and Mike Toole return to Supernerds headquarters to chat about Turn A Gundam, Evangelion 3.33, Fullmetal Alchemist and much more! PLUS: a license announcement from Discotek! ― ANNCast Episode 251: Supernerds: Civil War Daryl Surat and Mike Toole return to Supernerds headquarters to chat about Turn A Gundam, Evangelion 3.33, Fullmetal Alchemist and much more! PLUS: a license announcement ...
Uncover the history behind the real-life seagoing bandit kings and scalawags that inspired some of the most memorable villains in Eiichiro Oda's world-conquering pirate fantasy One Piece! ― I discovered pirates through a bizarre combination of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking novels (and the weird 1988 film) and Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island when I was in elementary school, and my fasc...
This hyperactive sex comedy sendup of giant robot shows might be trying a little too hard to be ribald, but it also just might generate a few chuckles nonetheless. Theron Martin gets into it. ― The very first line of the opener should serve as a warning about what you're getting into here. It translates as “turn your roaring libido into strength,” and that fully embodies the essence of the show, for ...