Anime Archive

Boku no Hero Academia

Go Beyond: Is My Hero Academia a Good Intro to Anime?

  For the uninitiated, anime can be confusing. It’s full of tropes, determined character types and over-the-top plot lines that can be confusing, even off-putting to newcomers. To hook newcomers, a show has to hit that sweet spot …

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Same Mound, Different Times: Pitch and Yakyū-kyō no Uta

Unexpected Teammates This May, Fox canceled sports drama Pitch despite great reviews from Hollywood and baseball insiders alike. Although the network poured millions into the production, the USA’s sagging interest in baseball and young viewers’ exodus from network …

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TeddyLoid to Produce 18if Opening Theme

Animation studio Gonzo revealed in a promotional video that electronica musician TeddyLoid would produce anime series 18if‘s opening theme.   TeddyLoid announced the news as well on Twitter. We will be in charge of the opening theme song of …

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Best Anime Collab Cafe: Ikebukuro Trattoria PARADiSO

An anime collaboration cafe that’s not at Animate? The struggle to enter an anime collaboration cafe has become a rite of passage for many anime fans in Japan. Online reservations are commonplace along with early morning lines for …

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Startup Series Part 1: What is Startup Weekend Tokyo Anime?

Startup Series Part 1 In this series, Around Akiba delves into the world of entrepreneurs building “otaku” startups. Move over Silicon Valley, Tokyo and otaku are here Startups. Sure, you’ve probably heard of them. Facebook and Twitter, right? …

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