Op-ed

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.

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?

Shugo Chara and the origin of eggs

A personal journey through Shugo Chara and gender identity.

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.

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.