Worldwide, of all animated works, 60% are Japanese anime. That’s a huge number. Long gone are the days when anime was a niche thing that few had the privilege of enjoying. Gone are the days when accessing them was painful, and you had to use illegal means to watch your favorite animated series. Anime is
While Akihabara is not geographically large, it contains a frightening amount of tightly spaced, multi-storied shops. Because of the multitudes of shops, and the chaos surrounding them, it can be very hard to shop effectively, and very easy to get lost. If you’re planning on going to the Akihabara Electric Town to buy anime-related goods,
In recent years, the isekai (=異世界) genre has become a real phenomenon, with each new anime season boasting at least a couple of them. Although Sword Art Online did not start the genre, it most definitely is the poster child for it, and by far the most popular. In fact, SAO is probably one of the most
If you are fan of Japanese anime, you definitely know or have at least heard of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin, in Japanese). The most suprising aspect about Attack on Titan is that te world famous anime series is based on the works of Hajime Isayama, who is extremely young for the popularity of
Studio Ghibli (スタジオジブリ) is probably the most famous and beloved Japanese animation studio in the world. Studio Ghibli has produced over its 30+ years some of the best movies, animated or not. Those movies are not only well animated, and were ahead of their time, they were also profound, with deep meaning, and caricaturing societal issues.
We went to the last day of Comic Market 95, on December 31, 2018. Here are some of the pictures we took. Make sure to check out our article on Comiket, it’s history, and what to know if you would like to visit the world’s largest convention. Don’t forget to check out “All you need to
Comic Market, usually shortened to Comiket (the “t” is silent) is arguably the otaku world’s most important fan convention. The biannual dojin market has grown into the largest fan convention in the world, welcoming much larger crowds than even Sand Diego Comic-Con International. Comiket, is very special in the way that it is run, and