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A beginner’s guide to losing your mind — the musings of a neurotic anime fan

In the inaugural edition of Letter from the Editor I discuss a range of topics including depression, imposter syndrome, and otherness. Anime comes up, too. I guess.

When satire doesn’t feel satirical — a critical look at the humor of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

Konosuba fails to move the ticker away from what it claims to lampoon, functioning more as an introduction to tropes that reaffirm the outsider perception of anime.

The Super-Serious Totally Unbiased 2020 GONZO.MOE Anime Awards

What gives us the authority to hold our own anime awards? Nothing. I just wanted to write about the anime I watched and gave the article a superlative headline.

It’s complicated — my relationship with Toonami, the anime gateway drug for a generation

Jason DeMarco and Sean Akins were in their 20s when they pitched the idea to Cartoon Network using a mashup of skateboarding clips, giant robots, and bootleg footage of Dragon Ball Z.

AnimeLog unlikely to destroy Funimation and Crunchyroll with its 360p release of Fantastic Children

"Japan's first official anime channel on YouTube" AnimeLog opened it's doors to the rest of the world on Friday. When the channel was first...

Ghost Stories: The lightning bolt that struck future comedy

According to ADV, Ghost Stories was a huge flop in Japan, so when they licensed it, they were told that they could do whatever they wanted to make it sell.

Hetalia’s popularity and the downfall of Funimation’s English dub production

Anime companies are producing dubs faster than ever, but what effect does this have on quality?

The pros and cons of the Netflix anime studio partnership

Netflix recently partnered with four more anime studios, but what does it mean for the industry?

Will anime conventions come back after COVID-19?

The real question that you need to ask yourself is, “If your favorite convention comes back, will you be comfortable attending?”

Shugo Chara and the origin of eggs

A personal journey through Shugo Chara and gender identity.