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Interview: Denji, Aki, Power, and Makima Dub Actors Discuss Smash-Hit Anime Chainsaw Man

We talked to Ryan Colt Levy, Reagan Murdock, Sarah Wiedenheft, and Suzie Yeung about starring in the smash-hit anime Chainsaw Man, what makes it special, and their experiences working on the show. ― Anime News Network's James Beckett was able to talk to Ryan Colt Levy (Denji), Reagan Murdock (Aki), Sarah Wiedenheft (Power), and Suzie Yeung (Makima) about starring in the smash-hit anime Chainsaw Man, ...
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The Fall Trailer Watch Party Prize Winners!

Congratulations to Brian L. and Dennis M.! You've been notified via email and your prize pack will be shipping out next week. Thanks again to everyone who entered! ― Thank you to everyone who tuned into the The Fall Trailer Watch party on Wednesday and entered to win one of our two prize packs. See below for our two lucky winners! Want to win a complete edition of the classic Ghost in the Shell manga...
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The Fall Trailer Watch Party!

Watch all of this season's trailers with Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, and Geoff Thew from Mother's Basement! Find out your next "must-watch" it and keep your eyes peeled for information on how to win one of two prize packs, including the soon to be released complete edition of Masamune Shirow's The Ghost in the Shell manga from Kodansha Comics! ― Watch all of this season's trailers with Lynzee Lover...
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Does the Original Trigun Hold Up?

With a reboot well underway, it's time to revisit this sci-fi western. AJ of the Cartoon Cipher looks at the series' philosophical leanings and its animation to see if it stood the test of time. ― There's a handful of shows that many people, myself included, can attribute to helping popularize anime in the US as something beyond a medium for entertaining children. Anime like Cowboy Bebop, Akira and ...
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RWBY: Then vs. Now

With the premiere of a new anime series, the impending release of Volume 9, and an upcoming film crossover with the Justice League, now is a good a time to look back and reflect on how RWBY has changed over the years. ― With the premiere of a new anime series, the impending release of Volume 9, and apparently an upcoming feature film crossover with the Justice League, RWBY is back in the spotlight o...
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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? ― Most manga are lucky to get an anime adaptation, but very occasionally they'll get a second one too. Sometimes these adaptations occur years or even decades apart so it's always interesting to see how the same story gets rendered by both dif...
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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 you'll find your next "must-watch!" ― 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 you'll find your next "must-watch!"
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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 OVAs from the early 90s. Matthew Roe takes a look back at the infamous 1994 adaptation, and discusses how it tries to break you. ― When I first came across Genocyber, the thing gave me nightmares for a week. It was something so hardcore, th...
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The Silent Darkness of Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man is a manga known for a lot of things, but above all else, what truly impressed me about this manga is its ability to convey complex, often incredibly dark emotions while the actual dialogue says very little or even nothing at all. ― Chainsaw Man is a manga known for a lot of things. Explosive action set pieces, breakneck pacing, striking visuals, but above all else, what truly impressed...
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Air - How Does It Hold Up?

Key has produced many popular games since their formation in the late 1990s, with their sophomore outing Air considered one of their most iconic. Some declare it an emotional masterpiece, others call it melodramatic fluff, Matthew Roe looks back at Kyoto Animation's 2005 adaptation of the romance visual novel. Air is many things: a slice-of-life detailing a girl's summer vacation, a coming-of-age ...
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Spice and Wolf: Does It Hold Up?

In the modern anime landscape, the age of "Season 3 Never" is no more! Join Ember Reviews as we take a look back at the original Spice and Wolf anime as we anxiously await what the recently announced new season has in store. ― In the modern anime landscape, the age of "Season 3 Never" is no more! Join Ember Reviews as we take a look back at the original Spice and Wolf anime as we anxiously await what...
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Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis Film's Ending Explained!

Now playing in theaters, Anime News Network chatted with English voice actors Ry McKeand, Xanthe Huynh, David Wald, Tiana Camacho, and ADR Director Howard Wang about the Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis film's **SPOILER** ending. ― Opening in theaters in the U.S. on May 12, Anime News Network chatted with English voice actors Ry McKeand (Ryoma), Xanthe Huynh (Sakuno), David Wald (Nanjiro), Tiana Camacho (...
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Meet the Dub Cast of Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis

Opening in theaters in the U.S. on May 12, Anime News Network chatted with English voice actors Ry McKeand, Xanthe Huynh, David Wald, Tiana Camacho, and ADR Director Howard Wang about the Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis film! ― Opening in theaters in the U.S. on May 12, Anime News Network chatted with English voice actors Ry McKeand (Ryoma), Xanthe Huynh (Sakuno), David Wald (Nanjiro), Tiana Camacho (Eme...
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Revisiting the Attack on Titan OVAs

With the Attack on Titan anime finally coming to an end in 2023 (third time's the charm), MrAJCosplay revisits the numerous OVAs released to figure out how each of them fits in with the series at large. ― The Final Season of the Attack on Titan anime will finally be coming to an end in 2023 (third time's the charm). While the episodes have been enjoyed widely by fans across the world over the past ni...
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Paranoia Agent - How Does It Hold Up?

Satoshi Kon has one of the most impressive filmographies of any animator, but what of his 13-episode television series? Some call it a masterpiece, others call it pretentious, Matthew Roe heads back to Studio Madhouse to take a look at Paranoia Agent. ― Satoshi Kon has one of the most impressive filmographies of any animator, but what of his 13-episode television series? Some call it a masterpiece, o...
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How Far Does Forgiveness Go? Ranking of Kings Ending Explained

Ranking of Kings has dominated discussion for the past few months, but did it manage to stick the landing? Join Ember Reviews as we take a deep dive into this series to see if it managed to finish off all of its many ideas successfully. ― Across two anime seasons packed with heavy-hitting sequels and long-awaited adaptations, the fact that Ranking of Kings has managed to stay near the top of seasona...
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Gundam Build Fighters and the Power of Toy Anime

Gundam Build Fighters is a toy show through and through. It also just happens to be some of the most fun we had with an anime in a long time! ― Gundam is a mecha franchise that's been going strong for decades with amazing entries in all kinds of styles. Gunpla is a contraction of “Gundam plastic” and refers to the plastic model kits based on the mechs that appear in the anime. It's been a prominent p...
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Spring 2022 Anime Trailer Watch Party With Mother's Basement!

Make sure to tune in LIVE tonight, at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT to catch all the trailers for the upcoming anime season! ― It's time to hope into a new season of anime and there's no better way to welcome in the new season than with the the Spring 2022 Anime Trailer Watch Party! This time we're joined by Mother's Basement AniTuber Geoff Thew. Make sure to tune in LIVE tonight, at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT to catch all t...
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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust - Does It Hold Up?

In 2000, Studio Madhouse released an adaptation of Hideyuki Kikuchi's third novel in the series, creating one of their most hauntingly iconic feature films. ― Everyone has that first anime. Not the one you first watched, but the first one you owned. As you've probably guessed, my first anime DVD was the 2000 feature film Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, and I got it as a gift for my 16th birthday. When ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Let's join dub voice actors Kayleigh McKee, Anairis Quiñones, Lex Lang, Kaiji Tang, Allegra Clark, Xander Mobus, and Matthew David Rudd to talk about their characters and the hit anime film Jujutsu Kaisen 0! ― Now playing in theaters across the U.S., Jujutsu Kaisen 0 serves as a prequel to the hit television anime and is based on a one volume manga by creator Gege Akutami. The film, directed by frequ...
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The New Best-Selling TV Anime

There's a new best-selling TV anime, but it might not be what you're thinking of. Join Ember Reviews as we take a deep dive into what might have made this new record holder so successful. ― There's a new best-selling TV anime, but it might not be what you're thinking of. Join Ember Reviews as we take a deep dive into what might have made this new record holder so successful. Last year, according to O...
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What You Should Know About the Bastard!! Anime

Netflix announced it will be drop a brand new anime adaptation of Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!! manga. Abhi from The Cartoon Cipher revisits the original anime adaptation to see how well it holds up. ― Netflix announced it will be drop a brand new anime adaptation of Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!! manga. So with that in mind, Abhi from The Cartoon Cipher revisits the original anime adaptation to see how...
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The Other Pokémon Anime

It's Pokémon Month once again! Join Ember Reviews as we take a deep dive into this franchise's recent anime ventures outside the main TV series, covering web shorts, films, and even music videos. ― After nearly 25 years, the Pokemon TV anime is still chugging along as strong as ever, but what I find just as fascinating at this point are the myriad of anime side projects that Pokemon has created over...
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Looking Back on 9 Years of Attack on Titan

Anime News Network sits down with Bryce Papenbrook (Eren), Josh Grelle (Armin), and Trina Nishimura (Mikasa) to look back at one of the biggest anime in the last decade and the memories made along the way. ― Anime News Network sits down with Bryce Papenbrook (Eren), Josh Grelle (Armin), and Trina Nishimura (Mikasa) to look back at one of the biggest anime in the last decade and the memories made alon...
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The Orbital Children Ending Explained

In Mitsuo Iso's new mini-series, The Orbital Children, anime fans new and old now have the chance to discover one of the most ambitious voices in the industry and we deep dive into the wild ending. ― Mitsuo Iso is probably not a name most anime fans recognize, but in a just world they definitely would. Iso is an incredibly accomplished artist, animator, and director who's had a hand in some of the m...
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Metropolis: The Forgotten Madhouse Masterpiece

In 2001, Studio Madhouse released a new vision of Fritz Lang and Osamu Tezuka's worlds, and created a stunning feature film that has since been lost to the vaults of anime history. ― While the title of this video is definitely attempting to write a sizable check, I'll have to throw an asterisk on that. This film could have been one of anime's greatest masterpieces, and in many aspects, the 2001 feat...
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Discussing the Ending of Sing a Bit of Harmony

Jacki Jing spoke with the English voice cast of Sing a Bit of Harmony about their own interpretations of the film's heartfelt ending. ― In his latest film Sing a Bit of Harmony, director Yasuhiro Yoshiura (of Time of Eve fame) returns once again to explore the intimacies of human-AI relationships, this time featuring Shion, an AI whose goal is to bring happiness to chronic loner Satomi. ANN's Jacki J...
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A Worthy Successor?: Natsu (Fairy Tail) VS Shiki (Edens Zero)

Is Edens Zero a worthy successor to Hiro Mashima's hit series Fairy Tail? MrAJCosplay takes a look at the protagonists of both series and tries to determine who would come out on top! ― Love it or hate it, you can't deny that Fairy Tail easily cemented itself as one of the most popular long-running shonen anime to come out in the past few years. The franchise is still going strong with the Hundred Y...
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Is Halo Legends Still Legendary?

With the release of the long-awaited Halo: Infinite, along with the 20th anniversary of the franchise, it's a pretty great time to be a Halo fan. ― With the release of the long-awaited Halo: Infinite, along with the 20th anniversary of the franchise, it's a pretty great time to be a Halo fan. As such, I think now would be the perfect moment to take a look back at Halo's often-overlooked venture into...
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All the Easter Eggs in Ranking of Kings' 2nd Opening

The secret to Miranjo's past could be hiding in the new opening sequence! ― Hey everybody, Jacki Jing here, and unless you've been living under a rock for the past three months, you're probably watching the amazing anime Ranking of Kings currently streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation! This series is animated by a little company called Wit Studio, maybe you've heard of them? Wit animated the first...
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Does it Hold Up? Berserk '97-'98

Even if we get the technical aspects down, because the ground we walk with Guts is so traumatizing and depraved, in its uncompromised form, Berserk would be banned outright in numerous countries. The main issue is Kentaro Miura's Berserk. ― So, story time. While in grade school, being that I could never afford my own, I read any manga which came into my local library branch. As I lived in a fairly r...
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Winter 2022 Anime Trailer Watch Party!

Did you miss our watch party? You can still see how Lynzee Loveridge, Bamboo Dong, Mr. AJ Cosplay and James Beckett react to every single trailer of the season. ― Warm up your winter bones with a brand new anime season! We'll be watching the trailers for every anime premiering this January, so watch along with us, share your most anticipated premieres, and find something new! Join executive editor Ly...
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Winter 2022 Anime Trailer Watch Party is Tonight!

The party will be LIVE at 6pm PT/9pm ET! ― Warm up your winter bones with a brand new anime season! We'll be watching the trailers for every anime premiering this January, so watch along with us, share your most anticipated premieres, and find something new! Join executive editor Lynzee Loveridge, reviewers MrAJCosplay and James Beckett, and ANN alumni Bamboo Dong for live reactions to this season's ...
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Who Would Win? Demon Slayer's Inosuke VS. MHA's Bakugo

Let's close out the year with battle between two of anime's biggest hot-headed warriors. It's Beast style versus Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight with commentary by Leo Rydel! ― Now that the new My Hero Academia season came and went, Demon Slayer Season 2 is in full swing. It started by retelling the events of the movie, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, but now that it's moved into new material with t...
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What Is Idol Anime?

When you hear the phrase “Idol Anime”, what do you think? Mercedez Clewis breaks down the emotional and cathartic appeal of these music-focused series. ― When you hear the phrase “Idol Anime”, what do you think? From my perspective, you probably think of a combination of three things: high pitched voices, AKB48, and lots and lots of dancing. And… you're not exactly wrong: a lot of idol musicians are...
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Tokyo Godfather - A Beautiful, Underappreciated Anime Christmas

When you think of Christmas movies, anime probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but what if I told you that there's an anime Christmas movie by one of anime's greatest directors and greatest screenwriters? ― When you think of Christmas movies, anime probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but what if I told you that there's an anime Christmas movie by one of anime's greatest ...
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Can Anime Teach You Science?

Just because anime is an escape doesn't mean you can't learn something! Abhi from The Cartoon Cipher looks at how anime can spark scientific curiosity in viewers. ― With 2021 coming close to the home stretch it's time to start reminiscing on the year as a whole. Back in winter, fans received three helpings of anime that made science a big part of their appeal: the second season of Cells At Work, the...
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What Was Cowboy Bebop Really About?

So Netflix put out their live action Cowboy Bebop a couple weeks ago and, as expected, it was a colossal dumpster fire. Ember Reviews breaks down how the live-action series' major failure is misunderstanding the point of the original. ― So Netflix put out their live action Cowboy Bebop a couple weeks ago and, as expected, it was a colossal dumpster fire. However, of the many, many things that I could...
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Does it Hold Up? Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

This uncertainty towards a shadowy entity on the periphery of our society, manipulating its many tiers, is exactly the framework which is utilized within the classic anime series. Is its messages still relevant nearly 20 years later? ― The term “Stand Alone Complex” can be loosely defined as a social phenomenon where unconnected actions combine to create a group effort, though it isn't maintained by...
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Fena: Ending Explained (or How To RUIN an Anime In One Episode)

For every incredible final episode that pushes an already good anime to greater heights, there are just as many terrible ones that completely ruin what came before, and 2021 has already had its fair share of stinker finales. ― For every incredible final episode that pushes an already good anime to greater heights, there are just as many terrible ones that completely ruin what came before, and 2021 h...
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Sonny Boy Anime's Ending Explained

If Shingo Natsume's series about a classroom drifting through space-time left you confused, don't worry. It's a series meant to start conversations. Join us as we tug at its experimental threads. ― Video editing by Ahbi of The Cartoon Cipher The sun is nowhere to be found in the opening act of Sonny Boy's finale. The dreary August rain casts a grey pall over every inch of the city, where street lamps...
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Yu Yu Hakusho: Does it Hold Up?

With Hunter x Hunter having claimed dominance in discussion of shōnen battle anime, it's easy to forget that its author, Yoshihiro Togashi, had already left his mark on the world of shōnen manga with another popular and critically-acclaimed series. ― With Hunter x Hunter having claimed dominance in discussion of shōnen battle anime as of late, it's easy to forget that its author, Yoshihiro Togashi, ...
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Best Anime Dubs You Can Watch RIGHT NOW (Part 4)

AJ from the Cartoon Cipher looks at the latest anime dubs to find the ones most worth your time, whether its teen romance, mecha battles, or time-travelling gangsters. ― Hey everyone, hope you managed to enjoy your summer! I'm AJ from the Cartoon Cipher and the seasons are beginning to change, lets see if we can recommend even more anime dubs for you all to enjoy. Beastars (Season 1+2) Dubbing 3DCG ...
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Hideaki Anno: A Career Retrospective

Hideaki Anno has long been considered to be one of the forerunners of modern anime and otakudom. Matthew Roe (@TheCriticlysm) takes another look at the career and impact of the maverick creator. ― Update: It has been brought to our attention that some details presented in this documentary have come under dispute, and we wanted to apologize and clear up any misconceptions that may have arisen as a re...
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Fall 2021 Anime Trailer Watch Party With SungWon Cho!

Tune in LIVE on Wednesday, September 29th at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT! Voice actor and YouTube personality SungWon (ProZD) will join executive editor Lynzee Loveridge and ANN video producer Jacki Jing to watch every fall anime season trailer! ― Consider this your official invitation to the Fall 2021 Anime Trailer Watch Party with SungWon Cho! Tune in LIVE on Wednesday, September 29th at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT! Voice...
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Who Would Win? Shaman King's Yoh VS. Bleach's Ichigo

I'm talking Yoh Asakura and Ichigo Kurosaki in an all out spiritual battle between the two! Who would win? ― Ban… kai! Both Shaman King and Bleach have had a return recently! The new Shaman King series, which follows the manga more closely, was just released on Netflix several weeks ago and the manga for Bleach has returned as well. Yoh… this sounds like a fun time for a new versus right?! How's abo...
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Digimon in the Modern Era

In its over two decades of existence, Digimon has seen a wide array of iterations, so today we'll be taking a look at the most recent anime entries for this beloved franchise to see what worked and what didn't. ― In its over two decades of existence, Digimon as a franchise has seen a wide array of iterations, especially in the past six years, so today we'll be taking a look at the most recent anime ...
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The Never-Ending Manga: At What Point Should a Series End?

As series go on, and there's increasing pressure to surprise and excite audiences, it can be incredibly difficult to meet such high expectations. When is the right time to close out a series? ― In May 2020, the manga series Golgo 13 announced that it would be taking its first break since it first began publishing fifty-one years ago due to the ongoing pandemic. A manga running for quite literally ov...
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Is Dragon Maid a HIT or a MISS?

There are times where it feels like everyone has wildly different opinions about Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Does the show hit all the right marks or is it something that you can miss? ― There are times where it feels like everyone has wildly different opinions about Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Is the show hit all the right marks or is it something that you can miss? Hello, my name is AJ from the...
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How Anime Dubs Were Made During COVID

Abhi from The Cartoon Cipher walks us through how simuldubbing adjusted during the pandemic and the positives and negatives of this new work-from-home approach. ― Like everything else, anime was undeniably affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including anime voice actors. There were delays, hiatuses, plus the introduction of remote work and recording voice acting from home on a large scale for the sak...
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The 6 Best Baseball Anime Episodes

Time to indulge in anime's favorite past time! Open up a box of crackerjacks and find your seat because we're going to hit this one out of the park. ― From playing a game of catch to save the world, to settling old rivalries with pitches, baseball theme episodes are a staple for anime. Almost as iconic as beach episodes, they often provide a step away from the main story to see our favorite characte...
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The End(s) of Evangelion EXPLAINED

Tune in live at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT on Friday on YouTube and Facebook to discuss the endings of Evangelion, including the TV series, the original End of Evangelion film, and the franchise's conclusion Thrice Upon a Time. ― Tune in live at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT on Friday on YouTube and Facebook to discuss the endings of Evangelion, including the TV series, the original End of Evangelion film, and the franchise'...
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Does It Hold Up?: Martian Successor Nadesico

Does this satirical space opera live up to its legacy? Join Ember Reviews as we queue up the classic mecha series Martian Successor Nadesico to see how it uses its own genre's tropes to create a parodical, yet sincere story. ― Does this satirical space opera live up to its legacy? Join Ember Reviews as we queue up the classic mecha series Martian Successor Nadesico to see how it uses its own genre's ...
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Interview: The English Dub Cast of Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers is a wild ride! In this video interview, ANN talks with the English voice cast of A.J. Beckles (Takemichi Hanagaki), Aleks Le (Manjiro "Mikey" Sano), and Sean Chiplock (Ken "Draken" Ryuguji) about the anime's biggest moments so far. ― Time travel, motorcycle gangs, violence and death. Tokyo Revengers is a wild ride! ANN talks with the English voice cast of A.J. Beckles (Takemichi Hana...
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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 original series, Ergo Proxy.
― Human beings have been plagued with one particular question for the entirety of our written history: Why am I here? Whether we seek it out in religion, philosophy, friend...
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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 Meta Liberation Army's philosophy. ― SPOILERS FOR MHA ANIME AND MANGA AHEAD. YOU WERE WARNED My Hero Academia has shown us that while heroes are the face of all things good about society, there are always villains to counter them. The anime has sh...
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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 matching set of tunes. ― Hey everyone! Jacki Jing here with Anime News Network! 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 matching set of tunes. And what bett...
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DIY: Find a New Hobby with Anime

Hunting for a new hobby? There's an anime for that! Ember Reviews takes a look at the sporty, casual, and artistic hobbies featured in our favorite shows. ― One of my favorite things about anime is the plethora of niche subgenres that are extremely rare or completely missing from other mediums, one of which is colloquially known as “cute girls do hobbies,” which the past few seasons of anime have be...
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The ODDTAXI Ending Explained!

Steve Jones and Jacki Jing break down that finale and why this series deserves its place among the ranks of best anime...ever! ― After 13 weeks of compounding convolution and mounting danger, ODDTAXI literally soars through its finale, sticking the landing with all the stalwart and slightly askew swagger that has come to define the series. It's satisfying in big and small ways. Big, because it takes...
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Best Anime Dubs You Can Watch RIGHT NOW (Part 3)

AJ from The Cartoon Cipher checks out the newest anime dubs with special shout outs to Fruits Basket, Megalobox 2, and more! ― Another Verse, same as the first! Hey everyone, it's AJ from the Cartoon Cipher and it's that time of the season again where we recommend english dubs from shows that have aired in the past few months. I wonder if I'll be able to make it to the end of this list in particular...
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Why You Should Give Anime Reboots a Chance

Christopher Farris and Jacki Jing break down anime's history of reboots, when they worked, and when they definitely didn't. ― Video editing by Ahbi of Cartoon Cipher It's still fresh in our memory: A mega-popular Shonen Jump franchise rolling out the second season of its anime adaptation, only to end up a crushing disappointment that killed most of the interest in the series and left its future pros...
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How the Film Influenced Anime: The Seven Samurai vs. Samurai 7

Seven Samurai is one of the most influential movies ever made, yet its anime adaptation continues to languish in relative obscurity. We take a look back at both the 1954 film by Akira Kurosawa, and the 2004 anime series by Studio Gonzo. ― The year is 1954. Akira Kurosawa, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers releases his ronin masterwork, Seven Samurai. It quickly became one of the most criticall...
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Reimagining The World Ends With You

Are the anime staff doing a good enough job accounting for the differences between playing TWEWY or watching it and making sure its still an enjoyable experience that at least honors the original game? ― 2021 seems to be a good year for fans of the popular 2007 DS game The World Ends With You; the long-awaited sequel called NEO is coming out soon on July 27th but in the time being, the anime adaptat...
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Sailor Moon Is Darker Than You Think

Sailor Moon is the poster child for the magical girl genre, a genre often associated with a younger audience and “less mature” content. But what if I told you it covered topics like genocide, human experimentation, incest, and other similar ideas? ― Sailor Moon is the poster child for the magical girl genre, a genre that's often associated with a younger audience and “less mature” content. But what ...
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The Enduring History of Magical Girls

The blueprint for magical girls started over 50 years ago and has continued to capture the imaginations of anime fans ever since. Whether you like your heroines cute, sexy, or headshot no scope masters, you'll find it here. ― Video editing provided by Cartoon Cipher A young girl faces off against a monster set to destroy her town. It seems like insurmountable odds but with the power of friendship, s...
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Who Would Win? Tanjiro VS. Zoro

So now there's two great anime swordsmen to talk about, the question is...who would win in a battle between Tanjiro and Zoro? Let's find out! ― Demon Slayer is having some massive success right now with Mugen Train doing well in the box office and season two coming out sometime this year, the hype is real. But of course, Tanjiro isn't the only samurai-like character who can wield a sword. How's abou...
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NFL Nerd Night Out with Cam Jordan, Mike Daniels, Lawrence Guy, and Melvin Gordon

Why is Gohan the biggest disappointment?
Could Cam beat Megalobox's Joe in the ring?
Does Sk8 capture the real fear of sports injuries?
Tune in right here on Wednesday, May 26 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT to find out!
― Make sure you have your snacks on hand, because we're doing a deep dive with NFL stars for a nerd night out! NFL Cam Jordan (Saints), Mike Daniels (Bengals), Lawrence Guy (Patriots), and Melvin...

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