Funimation and crunchyroll join forces

Funimation and Crunchyroll Join Forces

Big news for the anime world (for those of us who live outside of Japan)! If you’re an anime fan, you’re most likely familiar with the two most prominent anime providers in the West: Funimation and Crunchyroll. It’s been announced that these two forces have teamed up in the name of anime. What does that…

Sound! Euphonium: bringing back the band geeks!

Sound! Euphonium: Bringing Back the Band Geeks!

If any of you have had the opportunity to play an instrument in your school band, then you know all about the frustrations and pressure to perform as well as the rewards to be reaped in the end. Sound! Euphonium captures the everyday essence of band class as well as the difficulty to master an…

Danmachi: a fantasy of swords, sorcery, and sexy girls

DANMACHI: A Fantasy of Swords, Sorcery, and Sexy Girls

There are four things that come to mind when the fantasy genre is mentioned: monsters, swords, quests, and girls. Anime is stocked full of these things, but Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (DanMachi for short) manages to take all these overused cliches and somehow make it fresh. By…

How anime and manga culture can help the comic book industry

How Anime and Manga Culture Can Help the Comic Book Industry

Books are no longer the primary form of entertainment here in the twenty first century, so it would only make sense that comic books, being a printed text, are now a struggling media. Right? However, there is a media very similar to comic books that is not only doing well but is thriving right now:…

How to binge-watch a tv show

How to Binge-Watch a TV Show

As our society moves towards a new way of absorbing media, the average viewer is still learning to adjust to the idea of binge-watching. As it is now, binge watching can be a serious drain on productivity, it can destroy your social life, and it can lessen the experience of watching the show over time….

Streaming anime: netflix, hulu, or…?

Streaming Anime: Netflix, Hulu, or…?

Ed West here with the good word on where to go to get your Anime fix on the internet. Much like you, dear reader, I am absolutely burnt out when it comes to downloading whopping folders of anime (Blue Exorcist HD Blu-ray rips recently cost me a hefty 66GB of hard-drive space!). So where does…