A-Kon 31 (2022): Remembering Community

Anime conventions aren’t about the guests, bands, contests, merch, or even cosplay. They’re about relationships. While the festivities are the impetus behind bringing otaku together, serving up event after event as fun offerings for these sometimes massive gatherings, the communal aspects of conventions are what matter the most to the majority of con-goers. It’s funny… Read More A-Kon 31 (2022): Remembering Community

Our Staff is Attending Anime Conventions This Summer! What About You?

Summertime means barbecues, fun at the beach, and of course, anime conventions! As we do most years, our staff is descending upon anime cons over these next few months. While we’re spying out a number of them, including Hyper Japan festival (London) in July and Crunchyroll Expo (San Jose) in August, we’ve confirmed a couple… Read More Our Staff is Attending Anime Conventions This Summer! What About You?

From ATLA’s Toph to Studies at Yale, Michaela Jill Murphy Walks Her Own Path

On occasion, I’ve interviewed voice actors during the evening hours of a convention. It’s not ideal—the guest is often drained by that point, and besides, I feel uneasy about delaying him or her from resting after a demanding day. At Ecchi Expo, and 18+ anime convention I attended last week, rest was what Michaela Jill… Read More From ATLA’s Toph to Studies at Yale, Michaela Jill Murphy Walks Her Own Path

Interview with Kaneki and Karma’s Voice Actor, Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle has been a mainstay at anime conventions over the past decade, having lent his voice to characters in some of the most popular anime of recent years, including Assassination Classroom (Karma), Tokyo Ghoul (Kaneki), The Ancient Magus Bride (Ruth), and Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Yu). We recently had a chance to visit with… Read More Interview with Kaneki and Karma’s Voice Actor, Austin Tindle