On Saturday, I watched a not-particularly-realistic 2D projection of a teenaged girl in teal pigtails singing in a computer-generated voice mesmerize a concert hall packed with teens. For two hours. And it was actually pretty fucking amazing.
After considering many opinions across the internet and consulting with fellow yuri (百合, lesbian themed Japanese media) fans, these are the seven best examples of non-explicitly erotic girl-on-girl animation from Japan.
Japan finally banned the possession of child pornography—as of today. Apparently, until today, possession of child pornography was totally legal in Japan!
We finally get a look at the new Sailor Moon series set to debut worldwide (not just Japan) next month in this new trailer from the official Sailor Moon YouTube account, and it's pretty awesome looking.
American anime distributor Viz has announced that they have obtained the rights to both the upcoming Sailor Moon: Crystal series and the original 90s classic Sailor Moon. The classic series will be broadcast, uncut, on Hulu in both Japanese and English.
Stop!! Hibari-kun! is a manga (comic book) which ran from 1981 to 1983. It was animated in 1983 as a 35 episode television series. The plot is relatively simple, a boy named Kousaku is left parentless when his mother dies after a long illness (his father had died years before) and goes to live in Tokyo with a friend…
And then what? They'll finally e-date you? (Yay?)
Put together by Aussie cosplayers Ardella, Eve, and Kitty, this is a fun video guide on how to talk to women wearing costumes at conventions. While you might think that's something most folks already know because we have brains and hearts, some people don't know how to fully operate all their equipment yet. It's…
Ginny McQueen, a costumer of 14 years who works full-time as Director of New Media for Cosplay.com, the largest cosplay website on the internet, recently received a proposal from an anime convention in Las Vegas offering her $200, snacks, and two free tickets in exchange for a "live burlesque performance" that would…
Did you know that the word "technology" comes from the Greek root "technos," which means "a neverending font of new ways to masturbate" and the sub-root "logis," which means "the kids are fucked"? It's true! And the good folks at Microsoft have led us to yet another new way to stunt and corrupt future generations: an…
Quick, name an animated Chinese movie for kids! No answer? Exactly. Chinese animators have long remained in the shadows of Japanese anime and gigantic American companies like Disney and Pixar. But Variety reports that the Dean of Beijing's Film Academy, Sun Lijun, is hoping to put Chinese animation on the map with …
A few weeks ago, I asked our readers to send in pictures of themselves showing their obsessive devotion to everything from bands to books, and naturally, they delivered. Inside, a roundup of your fellow readers amazing and often hilarious contributions:
• Lawmakers in Japan are likely to reject a proposed bill on tightening regulations on sexual imagery of minors in animation and comics. The bill also urges distributors to ban minors' access to cartoons or games that depict rape. •
The Maid Cafe returned to Katsucon (a local anime convention) over the weekend. Ever wonder what would make grown women dress up in cat ears and ruffles, and wait tables while taking breaks to play games like Operation? Read on.
As we close out the decade, reflecting on the "best ofs", one thing noticeably missing is a list of iconic female characters of the aughts (outside of Sex and the City.) Problem is there wasn't much to choose from.