The most popular professional sport in Japan is baseball, so it’s little wonder that anime about baseball has produced some of the classics of the medium, and that of all sports anime, baseball is king. We’ve touched on past classics like Cross Game, Oofuri, and, well, Touch—but this anime season features well-regarded baseball anime, too,… Read More Can’t Get Enough Baseball Anime? Here Are Six Ways to Feed Your Addiction
Well, greetings, fellow Amerikajin! I’m glad to be back from Glorious Nihon in God Bless America, and am pretty much over the jet lag. You will be disappointed that I bought very little while I was over there, only a figure of Kaburagi Koutetsu, the first title character of Tiger & Bunny, and the latest two… Read More Ask Sensei: Jet Lag Edition
In anime, insults are often represented by arrows that stick straight into a character. Depending on the anime, a barrage of insults might knock the character onto the ground. The offender might not even realize what he’s doing—often the hurtful words are said out of ignorance and carelessness, rather than ill will. The effect is… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Your Words Have Influence
For our third episode, we are thrilled to have the Reverse Thieves, Alain and Kate, as our esteemed guests (that’s right, two guests in one episode!), along with R86/Jack as co-host. Though our normal show length is an hour, this particular episode is filled to the brim with extra content and a blooper reel at the end… Read More The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 3
It looks as if sports anime are in a revival these days. Yowamushi Pedal, Free, Haikyuu!, Baby Steps, and Ping Pong are among very recent (and very well-reviewed) sports series, and though very different in tone from past classics, continue with some of the same addicting elements that draw people to these shows, like the… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Our Favorite Sports Anime
We invite readers to submit questions to us regarding anime, culture, religion, or most any topic! We’d love to respond to your queries! Last week, Torin sent us the following comment: Hello! I sincerely apologize if this seems inappropriate, but I’ve been trying to find someone to ask about this for quite some time. I… Read More Untangled: Why Are the Anime and Cosplay Communities So Preoccupied with Sex?
Yesterday, I reminisced about my childhood as I gave my first post as part of Iso’s Blog Carnival on anime and wish fulfillment. Today, I conclude with some of minor things I would like to do (here’s one: I would love to be able to kick butt), and the paths I’ve dreamed about taking. The… Read More Carnival Time: Anime Wish Fulfillment, Part II