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Fans feel seen by new anime-inspired Megan Thee Stallion song

While it’s not surprising that Megan released a song centered on anime, fans were nonetheless overjoyed at the overt shoutout.

On by Kira Deshler

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Origins of the Shinji chair meme

A deep look into the internet sensation birthed from ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion.’

On by Mike Hadge

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The ‘Blackbeard Writing’ meme from ‘One Piece,’ explained

As with many great memes, it all started with a piece of anime fan art.

On by Angela Andaloro

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‘How did the health department let this slide?’: Tattoo artist attends convention. She can’t believe the hand wash station

‘Isn’t hygiene like #1 when it comes to tattooing?’

On by Braden Bjella

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Meme History: Is This A Pigeon? 

What began life as a moment from a late 20th-century children’s cartoon would a generation later be reborn as one of the internet’s most pervasive memes.

On by Kyle Calise

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Passionfruit newsletter: Robot plagiarism

Can robots “plagiarize?” Do we even want them to be able to?

On by Grace Stanley

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What does ‘otaku’ mean?

Otaku is also tied to notions about Japan’s intense work culture.

On by Kahron Spearman

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Review: ‘Suzume’ explores grief through magical natural disaster

Makoto Shinkai’s latest is another visual stunner.

On by Michelle Jaworski

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Crunchyroll is under fire for allegedly refusing to employ union contracts for voice actors

Some voice actors say they were paid as little as $150 to voice lead characters in the English dubs of anime films.

On by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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These are the best anime streaming services you need to know about

There’s never been a better time to watch Japanese animation.

On by John-Michael Bond

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Rep. Paul Gosar censured for violent anime tweet where he kills AOC with a sword

It’s the first House censure in 10 years.

On by David Covucci

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ remake won’t satisfy the original anime fans

Aside from John Cho’s star power, this live-action reboot has little to offer.

On by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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AOC says Paul Gosar ‘couldn’t even open a jar of pickles’ after he posts anime video of him killing her

Also called Gosar ‘a creepy member … who fundraises for neo-Nazi groups.’

On by Claire Goforth

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This week in streaming: Live from New York, it’s NYFF

Plus a review of ‘Lamb’ and a look at Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ opening credits.

On by Michelle Jaworski

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Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ credits inspire debate about anime versus live-action

The credits are a shot-for-shot remake of the original. But is that a good thing?

On by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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