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
You guys offered suggestions, and now its time to vote! Select the characters you’d most like to see Paris cosplay for us! We’ll add the totals from here, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Voting is open for 24 hours only, and you may vote for up to three characters. Header image photography by J.A. Vilches (Sailor… Read More Cosplay Beats! Votes for Paris’s Next Cosplay!
You’ve seen Paris cosplay all sorts of characters on this column, from C.C. (Code Geass) to Sailor Mars, and Misa (Death Note) to Tifa (FF7). Now we’re throwing it to you, dear readers, to help pick Paris’ next cosplay for our site! So let us know who you would like to see Paris cosplay! We’ll… Read More Cosplay Beats! Who Should Paris Cosplay as Next?
Our (magical) girl Paris has transformed this time into Sailor Mars (photos by J.A. Vilches). Evildoers, beware—you don’t want this mahou shoujo on your tail! Mars power, make up! We encourage you to subscribe to Paris’ individual accounts—on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook—to see frequent updates of all the cosplay she posts! She… Read More Cosplay Beats! Mars Power, Make Up!
Round two of AniMarch Madness 2022 continues with our next four matches! For those coming here for the first time, AniMarch Madness is our annual one-on-one anime tournament you vote to determine the outcomes of each match, round by round, until only the champion remains! Voting in the second round, featuring 32 anime, continues through… Read More AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 2, Day 3
Day one of AniMarch Madness was so much fun! Results are still being tabulated, with a few polls still open, but look for those results to pop up on Twitter and Instagram later today! In the meantime, here are the second set of eight matches, two from each of our four regions: 2021 Anime, Critical… Read More AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 2
Manga is my happy place. I think I’ve known this for a while honestly, but it wasn’t something I fully admitted to myself until recently. Or maybe it was more that I accepted that this is my new “reality” for my bookish world. This world no longer consisted of novels for clients that I worked… Read More That Time When Depression Tried to Swallow Up My Favorite Fictional Heroes…And Me, Too