Can’t Get Enough Baseball Anime? Here Are Six Ways to Feed Your Addiction

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

Untangled: Why Are the Anime and Cosplay Communities So Preoccupied with Sex?

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?

Swing With All Your Might! Courage, Loss, and Renewal in Ookiku Furikabutte

At the end of the first season of Oofuri, we left Coach Momoe and the ten boys on her Nishiura High baseball team savoring a hard-won victory against a stronger team in their first summer tournament. But rather than sharing responsibilities jointly with his battery-mate, Abe the catcher is more or less using Mihashi the… Read More Swing With All Your Might! Courage, Loss, and Renewal in Ookiku Furikabutte