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This Extraordinary Fan Animation Sends My Hero Academia Slamming into Super Smash Bros. 

All-Might is barrelling into the reality of Super Smash Bros., and everything is better for it. Read More >>

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Read an Excerpt From Garrison Girl, the First Full-Length English Attack on Titan Novel

The grim world of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga has evolved into a multimedia franchise as gigantic as its titular titan behemoths, with movies, spinoffs, and a popular anime series. But now the series is doing something a little different: an English-language novel for young adults, and Gizmodo has a sneak peek. Read More >>

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Ultraman is Coming to Netflix, Alongside The Return of Castlevania And Aggretsuko

Anime Expo is upon us, and Netflix is taking the opportunity to remind us that it has a metric buttload of anime and anime-adjacent shows on the way, with returning series like the bloody awesome Castlevania adaptation and the extremely cathartic return of Aggretsuko. But it’s also got a couple more surprises on the way, too. Read More >>

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This Video Explores the Shinto Spirituality of Hayao Miyazaki’s Films

Like any prolific director, anime legend Hayao Miyazaki has a few preoccupations in his writing. Particularly, he’s fascinated by the natural world, and the conflict between man’s desires and nature’s power. Read More >>

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The Internet Has Turned Erik Killmonger Into The Ultimate Anime Fanboy

We know by now that Michael B. Jordan, who plays Erik Killmonger in the Black Panther film, is a bonafide anime fan. But what if Killmonger was, too? Read More >>

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Michael B. Jordan Loves Anime, and Wants You to Know It

Michael B. Jordan’s stellar turn as Black Panther’s complex villain figure Erik Killmonger has the world talking. Sure, they’re talking about how great he is in Black Panther, but they’re also talking about something else: the fact that the young actor loves himself some anime, and is loud and proud about it. Read More >>

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Why Some Fans Watch Anime at Double Speed

Some have called it a myth. Others say it’s an elaborate trolling campaign. And the handful of mega-otakus who claim to actually engage in it don’t quite understand what all the fuss is about; yet, every now and then, you’ll see it crop up again and again on anime forums all across the internet, drawing paragraphs of rage, bile, and outright confusion. All this for a practice that affects no one but the person who decides to do it: watching anime at anything other than the default speed. Read More >>

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The First Trailer For the Batman Ninja Anime Is a Gloriously Brutal Work of Art

While the concept alone to Warner Bros. Japan upcoming Batman Ninja anime is fantastic enough, it’s the film’s gorgeous visuals that really turn it into a truly unique, compelling work of art. Character designer Takashi Okazaki has reimagined Gotham’s heroes and villains as avant garde fashion statements inspired by Medieval Japan. Read More >>

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Watch This Neural Network Generate an Infinite Number of Totally Unique Anime Characters

Last month Nvidia revealed its work on using competing neural networks to generate random, but convincing, photos of non-existent celebrities. A website called MakeGirlsMoe does almost the same thing, but instead of celebs, it churns out never-ending headshots of anime characters. Read More >>

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Legendary Horror Manga Writer Junji Ito’s Most Chilling Works Will Become an Anime Anthology

If you’re familiar with Japanese horror, you’ve probably heard about the work of Junji Ito—the author behind viral horror stories like The Enigma of Amigara Fault and Uzumaki. Now, some of his most famous spooky tales are being adapted into a new anime anthology show. Read More >>

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This Anime-Style Game of Thrones Opening Is Eerily Perfect

Game of Thrones’ vast popularity has led to countless re-imaginings of the series—from ‘60s drama, to cheesy '90s sitcom, and much more. But in all honesty, deep within the heart of Game of Thrones is a really good, bat-shit insane three-season anime series, and this fan-made opening proves it. Read More >>

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J.J. Abrams Is Producing a Live-Action Remake of Anime Sensation Your Name

Your Name is one of the best animated films in recent memory, and Hollywood has finally taken notice. Paramount is planning a live-action remake, with J.J. Abrams to produce and Eric Heisserer, who wrote Arrival, to adapt the script. Read More >>

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You Can Now Watch the Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Anime From the Director of Cowboy Bebop

Shinichirō Watanabe is one of the most iconic anime directors in the business, thanks to his work on the beloved Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop. But his latest work is an intriguing sidestep: a 15-minute short film set in the world of Blade Runner. Read More >>

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower Is Destined to be One of Your Favourite Animated Films

If Studio Ghibli made a film where Harry Potter was a girl, Hogwarts looked like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and the whole thing turned into Akira, you’d basically have Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Read More >>