Megumin Explosion

When satire doesn’t feel satirical — a critical look at the humor of Konosuba:...

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.
Tom from Toonami

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.
Fantastic Children

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...

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?

The Cirque du Freak manga is getting an omnibus and I’m nostalgic as hell

Return to the world of Cirque du Freak in 2021 with the new omnibus version!

Leave the door unlocked, but savor the stay: Returning to anime on my terms

Why my venture into anime will never be more than a vacation.
Silver condenser microphone with black pop filter

Everything is bigger in Texas except anime voice actor wages

I have always loved and supported the people that work to localize anime. For a few years, I worked as an ADR technician for a small cartoon studio, so I know what it’s like to spend all day recording lines. It’s not easy work.

The unfiltered behavior on social media is another story. It’s nothing short of a PR nightmare, and if localization companies paid their contractors worth a damn, they might be in a position to fire some of them.
Shelf with several hundred anime DVD.

Suffering the consequences of playing Anime Rental Roulette

My earliest memory of renting anime is from 2003. When it only costs a few dollars to watch a show, you’re not as picky as when you’re buying something at full price. Sometimes you’ll get lucky. That’s how I first saw Akira and Berserk. But more often than not you would end up with something like Ninja Resurrection or Sin: The Movie. It’s a dangerous game of Anime Rental Roulette.

What does the Sound Devices Mixpre-3/6M mean for anime podcasters?

Who is Sound Devices? Sound Devices is a Wisconsin-based company that specializes in audio equipment for film and TV production. Their first product was the...

In defense of Katsuki Bakugou

My Hero Academia has a huge ensemble cast of heroes in training and professional heroes. Without a doubt, if you asked a dozen fans...