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?

Reader’s Corner: Record of Ragnarok, Higehiro, and Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence

Banished from the Hero’s Party, Vol. 1 (manga) Having been surpassed in power by the members of his party—a group of chosen adventurers ridding the continent of a great, devastating evil—and called out by one as “not a true comrade,” Gideon leaves his sister (the hero) and the others, and settles in Zoltan, a peaceful,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Record of Ragnarok, Higehiro, and Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence