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Go to Japan with ANN and PacSet Travel!

Our friends at PacSet Travel are organizing a very special trip to Japan for ANN readers. Join us and PacSet in Japan in October 2020! ― In October 2020 Anime News Network and PacSet Travel will team up for a very special tour of Japan. PacSet was founded in 2011 by Evan Miller, a former ANN writer. Since then, dozens of ANN readers have gone to Japan with PacSet and Evan, and we felt it was time to ...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Summer 2019

The poll results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Summer 2019! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Summer 2019 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of reader interest, Chris Farris will be wrapping up his reviews of YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world this week. Without further ado, your schedule: ...
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New Feature: Your Score

Welcome to Your Score, a new feature here on Anime News Network! Each season, our team of critics reviews around 20 new and continuing anime. The community votes alongside each new episode review, with our user results tallied up weekly. 20 shows sounds like a lot, but it still doesn't quite cover the entire season - and we've long wanted to give the community the chance to vote on everything that...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Spring 2019

The poll results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Spring 2019! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Spring 2019 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to reducing the number of shows we'll be covering per season to twenty, Rebecca Silverman will be wrapping up her reviews of GeGeGe no Kitarō this week. (Please note that Carole & ...
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How to Report Pop-Ups and Redirects on Mobile

Advertising is a necessary evil, as are ad-networks. ANN does it's best to keep invasive ads off the website. We do not allow ads that play sound on load, pop-up, or cover content. We work with a number of trustworthy advertising platforms to maintain a quality site that is not over-run with ads. These networks aggregate advertising from thousands of different sources. Unfortunately ads that we do...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2019

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Winter 2019! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Winter 2019 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the show, Paul Jensen will be wrapping up his reviews of Radiant this week. We may add coverage of more autumn anime based on future reader interest, so let us kn...
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Anime Business Conference Tickets Still Available

Come join ANN at the first Anime Business Conference in NYC tomorrow. ― Tickets to the first ever Anime Business Conference tomorrow in NYC are still available. The conference, held at the Japan Society, in conjunction with Anime NYC (which starts Friday) and Anime News Network, will feature solo talks from Crunchyroll co-founder Kun Gao, and anime industry veteran Charlene Ingram, as well as round-t...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Fall 2018

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Fall 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Fall 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! We may add coverage of more autumn anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that Ingress the Animation cannot be cover...
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New Site Configuration Options

Noticed the new little gear icon above the articles? ― We've added a new gear icon on ANN's mainfeed as well as in article pages. This new icon brings up a quick configuration menu that allows you to modify how ANN's articles are displayed to you. When we introduced the infinite scroll (auto loading of next articles) to our site, some readers didn't like it, so we promised a way to turn it off. The c...
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ANN Panel at Montreal's Otakuthon

Anime News Network just turned 20 last week. ANN's CEO and Montreal native, Christopher Macdonald, will be on hand at Otakuthon to talk about how ANN became the world's leading anime news website, and what it takes to run ANN today. We'll also be giving away a number of Loot Anime crates. The panel is at 11:00 on Saturday, August 4th.
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Summer 2018

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Summer 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Summer 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! We may add coverage of more summer anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that Back Street Girls and Baki the Gr...
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Introducing Anime News Network's New Forum Rules

Anime News Network's staff is happy to introduce new rules today to better serve our forum community at large and create a welcoming and thoughtful environment. ― Anime News Network's staff is happy to introduce new rules today to better serve our forum community at large and create a welcoming and thoughtful environment where we can all share our mutual love for anime, manga, light novels, and video...
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Introducing Anime News Network's New Forum Rules

Anime News Network's staff is happy to introduce new rules today to better serve our forum community at large and create a welcoming and thoughtful environment. ― Anime News Network's staff is happy to introduce new rules today to better serve our forum community at large and create a welcoming and thoughtful environment where we can all share our mutual love for anime, manga, light novels, and video...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Spring 2018

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Spring 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Spring 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the show, Theron Martin will be wrapping up his reviews of BEATLESS this week. Also, Rose Bridges and Steve Jones are joining our team of daily streaming reviewer...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2018

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Winter 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Winter 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! We may add coverage of more winter anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that The Seven Deadly Sins and Fate/Ex...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Fall 2017

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Fall 2017! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Fall 2017 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the show, Rebecca Silverman will be wrapping up her reviews of Altair: A Record of Battles this week. (Anne Lauenroth and Amy McNulty have likewise wrapped their cove...
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How ANN Was Hacked

Now that we know the full story, our CEO Christopher Macdonald will explain just how Anime News Network was compromised and what we plan to do going forward. ― As you know, on August 7th, ANN was "hacked." Here's how it happened. On August 7th, a hacker contacted my cell phone company to initiate the transfer of my number to a new sim-card. The hacker called 3 times, and each time they failed the sec...
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UPDATE II: What's Going On with Anime News Network?

We're live in our new temporary home. Here's a brief update on what happened to the site and what to expect rolling forward. This is Update II of our original announcement. ― Update 2: Full story here. Update: we've restored our @anime Twitter account but lost the account's followers - if you were following us before, you'll want to hit that button again. Last night, Anime News Network suffered a pre...
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Update: What's Going On with Anime News Network?

We're live in our new temporary home. Here's a brief update on what happened to the site and what to expect rolling forward. ― Update 2: Full story here. Update: we've restored our @anime Twitter account but lost the account's followers - if you were following us before, you'll want to hit that button again. Last night, Anime News Network suffered a pretty major hack, one that took down our original ...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Summer 2017

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Summer 2017! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Summer 2017 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the show, Gabriella Ekens will be wrapping up her reviews of Sagrada Reset this week. Nick Creamer will also cover Symphogear AXZ in the event that it is licensed...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Spring 2017

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Spring 2017! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Spring 2017 Daily Streaming Reviews! Please welcome Chris Farris to our daily streaming reviews team, joining us to take on this season's unprecedented load of exciting new series! Also, in honor of the series' 20th anniversar...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2017

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Winter 2017! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Winter 2017 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the shows, Anne Lauenroth will be wrapping up her reviews of Trickster and All Out!! this week. This season also marks the return of Classic Streaming reviews, wh...
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Introducing Anime Now

You may have noticed the new Anime Now! feed on ANN over the last couple of weeks. Anime Now! is a sister website to Anime News Network operated by Anime Consortium Japan Inc (ACJ). ANN and Anime Now! will be collaborating in a variety of ways so that both websites can serve their readers better and better fulfill their missions. While Anime Now! is a sister site to ANN, Anime Now! has a completel...
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Fake Browser Update Redirect - Update

We think we have this problem licked. ― We believe we've properly identified the source of the fake browser update redirects and make the appropriate changes to keep them from continuing. In the meantime, if you experience another redirect after reading this post, we would appreciate it very much if you would visit this page in our forum and let us know. Thank you very much for your patience as well ...
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Fake Browser Update Redirect

We're angry about the redirects that some of you are getting, and you can help us get rid of them... ― We're aware that a small number of ANN's US based readers have been redirected to fake-browser-update websites while visiting ANN. These redirects can look something like this: If you receive one of these messages, most importantly: do not install anything!. Today we've made a change to the way cert...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Fall 2016

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Fall 2016! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Fall 2016 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the show, Lauren Orsini will be wrapping up her reviews of DAYS this Saturday. We may also add coverage of more fall anime based on future reader interest, so let us ...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Summer 2016

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Summer 2016! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Summer 2016 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the show, Lauren Orsini will be wrapping up her reviews of Ace Attorney this Saturday. We may also add coverage of more summer anime based on future reader intere...
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Launching June 21: Vice & Luna

Anime News Network's new weekly comic series launches tomorrow, June 21! Don't miss it!
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Spring 2016

The results are in, and here is your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Spring 2016! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Spring 2016 Daily Streaming Reviews! Gabriella Ekens will be taking a sabbatical this season for a study abroad opportunity, so please welcome Shelf Life contributor James Beckett to the daily streaming reviews team, along wi...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2016

Here's what will be reviewed and by whom for Anime News Network's Daily Streaming program over the winter 2016 season! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Winter 2016 Daily Streaming Reviews! There was a much steeper drop-off this time between shows with tons of viewer interest and shows with almost no interest at all, so there's unfortunately a ...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Fall 2015

The results are in! Here's your schedule for daily streaming reviews this season! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Fall 2015 Daily Streaming Reviews! This is a much lighter season than we've had in the past, and the gulf was great between shows with tons of reader interest and shows with almost no interest at all. So we'll be covering slightly...
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Don't forget! ANN Programming Track at Waku Waku +NYC this Weekend

Panels include Anime News Network and Anime Journalism, Who is the Real Osamu Tezuka, Introduction to Anime & Manga Studies, Anime: From the Creator's Mind to Your Screen and Anime that Time Forgot. ― Anime News Network has arranged a special programming track at this year's inaugural Waku Waku +NYC in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30. Anime News Network and Anime Journal...
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Special ANN Programming Track at Waku Waku +NYC

Panels include Anime News Network and Anime Journalism, Who is the Real Osamu Tezuka, Introduction to Anime & Manga Studies, Anime: From the Creator's Mind to Your Screen and Anime that Time Forgot. ― Anime News Network has arranged a special programming track at this year's inaugural Waku Waku +NYC in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30. Anime News Network and Anime Journal...
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Anime News Network at Otakuthon this Weekend

Montreal's Otakuthon will take place this weekend, August 7-9, at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal. Anime News Network's Christopher Macdonald will be holding two panels. Anime News Network / The Anime Industry and Anime Journalism Friday 19:00 to 20:30 Room Panel 512CDGH Everything from how anime is produced, to how you can get a job in the industry (or as a journalist writing about anime). Thi...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Summer 2015

The results are in! Here's your schedule for daily streaming reviews this summer, plus an announcement for the launch of daily streaming classic! ― The poll results came in fast and furious and we've put together the schedule for the summer 2015 Daily Streaming Reviews! Results were very decisive this time around. A few changes: Weekly reviews of Rin-Ne and Ninja Slayer are not continuing; both serie...
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Problem connecting to ANN's "Fast" Server? Read this.

A recent update to the HTTPS Everywhere ruleset is affecting some visitors to ANN. ― The maintainers of the EFF's HTTPS Everywhere plugin recently added ANN to their site-list. For the most part, this is a great thing (HTTPS everywhere is a great plugin, if you aren't using it, you should be), unfortunately the new rule for ANN is a little buggy, and it is causing some users to be frequently logged o...
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ANN at Quebec City's Nadeshicon

ANN publisher, and former long-time editor-in-chief, Christopher Macdonald will be at Nadeshicon 2015 this weekend in Quebec city. Other guests include Mika Kobayashi, singer, songwriter and pianist (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Blue Exorcist) and others. Macdonald will be participating number of panels, including the Anime News Network and Anime Journalism panel, the Anime Industry Panel (every...
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Site Downtime

We would like to apologize to all our readers for the site down-time this weekend as well as last weekend. We thought we had rectified the problem last week, but sadly we clearly failed to properly address the cause. Unfortunately, as a result, we lost approximately a week of data that was not properly backed up. We know the importance of back ups, and under normal conditions the site is backed up...
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We Actually Do Listen...

Fewer ads for those of you who are bothered by them. ― In our recent survey about advertising on ANN, and the resulting feedback in the forum, we noticed two issues in particular that bothered a lot of people, and we felt we could rectify fairly easily. We were surprised to learn that a very significant portion of our readers, 46% of you, do not consider the double-underlined in-text ads to be accept...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule for Winter 2015

The poll's closed and your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule has been determined! Click here to check out our new weekly schedule and see which shows made the cut. ― Our Daily Streaming Poll has wrapped, and now we have a list of what we're covering week-to-week. There are plenty of sequels and continuing shows this time around, with a new long-running series joining the mix. Here is your full Daily S...
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Otakon Vegas Freelance Opportunity

We're looking for someone who is already attending or lives in the Las Vegas area to do some freelance coverage at Otakon Vegas for us. Prior convention coverage experience is a plus, compensation and expenses included. Contact [email protected] to inquire.
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Questions Needed: Kio Shimoku Interview

We're interviewing Genshiken mangaka Kio Shimoku, and we need your help! ― In advance of NISA's release of Genshiken: Second Generation next February, we've been given the opportunity to interview the series' creator and mangaka Kio Shimoku! What we need now are questions for the man, and that's where you come in. The interview will include questions from both our staff and you, the fans, selected ba...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews List for Fall 2014

Check out the full list of Fall 2014 anime being covered by our daily streaming reviews team! ― Recently we ran a poll to see which shows you guys wanted us to cover in our daily streaming reviews section for fall 2014. The results were swift and decisive (and thanks to everyone who voted!), and we have compiled the list of shows that will be covered weekly here on the site, within 24 hours of airing...
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Announcement: Welcome to Daily Streaming Reviews!

Today ANN editorial is launching its newest project: daily reviews of new episodes as they air throughout the week. ― So a little less than a year ago I'd been in long talks with Bamboo Dong about leaving The Stream behind. For those who don't remember, The Stream was an attempt at doing Shelf Life for streaming anime series, ranking them in order from best to worst, dropping shows as they slowly bec...
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ANN at Nadeshicon in Quebec City

Anime News Network's Christopher Macdonald will be attending Nadeshicon in Quebec City this weekend. Two panels will be presented. "All About the Anime Industry," on Saturday at 12:00, will give an overview of how anime is produced and how it reaches consumers in North America. There will be plenty of time for Q&A... even questions about how you can get into the anime industry - "gifts" will be given for good questions. The Anime News Network panel, on Saturday at 16:00, will give a look at what goes into delivering thousands of articles a year to rabid otaku around the world. More "gifts" for good questions. Come visit us at Nadeshicon.
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Gen Urobuchi Interviews

In our recent survey, you voted for Gen Urobuchi as the person you most wanted us to interview. We will see what we can do, but in the meantime, did you know we've already interviewed him twice? In October 2011 we spoke with Urobuchi about Fate/Zero and in April 2012 we interviewed Urobuchi, Atsuhiro Iwakami and Katsushi Ota.
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New Compact View for the Front Page

We've added a new compact view to the site, as well as the ability to create personal bookmarks to your user menu. ― One of the most request features when we migrated to ANN 5.0 was for a more compact version of the front page. While our surveys show that most visitors to the site actually prefer the new layout, there was a significant, vocal minority that wanted something akin to the old layout. We ...
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More ANN 5.0 Layout Options and Updates

If you are used to our old layout, the new one is a substantial change to get used to. Here are a few tips to alleviate disorientation. ― A New Front Page The default view of the front page is now a grid with large images, which makes it more modern, more visual, and reflects the fact that anime and manga are visual mediums. But if you prefer an image-less style like the old layout, take a look at th...
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Welcome to ANN 5.0

― Maybe you haven't noticed yet, but Anime News Network looks a little different today. Not much, just a little. We decided to move a few things around on the front page, add some pictures, change the marquee, completely revamp the site's back end and.. okay, so maybe it looks more than a little different. We call this new version of the site “ANN 5.0” 2013 is ANN's 15th anniversary. Justin Sevakis ...
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ANN At Otakuthon

ANN's publisher and former editor-in-chief Christopher Macdonald will be a guest at Otakuthon in Montreal this weekend. There's no official ANN Panel, but he will be giving a "How the Anime Industry Works" panel Friday at 8pm.

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