Win A Free Pass To A Screening Of Harlock: Space Pirate!

Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a beloved manga and anime series about a space adventurer, from the creator of Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers). A couple years ago, they made a live-action* version, and now at last it's coming to the U.S. And we've got free passes to a few screenings later this week. » 3/24/15 11:00am Tuesday 11:00am

Everyone Finally Starts Getting Stuff Done On Sailor Moon Crystal

Although I've enjoyed the past few episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal a lot more than anything from the show's first half, it would be hard to acknowledge that anything has really actively been done by the dwindling Sailor Senshi. But not this week: It's time to get things done! Sort of. » 3/21/15 11:29am 3/21/15 11:29am

Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood

I was a happy child, but I didn't have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn't get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers. » 3/13/15 12:30pm 3/13/15 12:30pm

A History Of Gundam, The Anime That Defined The Giant Robot Revolution 

Almost four decades ago, Mobile Suit Gundam aired in Japan and changed the way the country looked at giant robots. Here's a brief history of how Gundam established a new genre of anime, changed the way the West consumed Japanese animation, and became a cultural touchstone for the robotics technology of the future. » 3/09/15 11:00am 3/09/15 11:00am

On Sailor Moon Crystal, Sailor Jupiter Is The Worst Flirter Ever

This week's Sailor Moon Crystal was a little all over the place. Instead of focusing on a single story like the excellent character piece for Sailor Mercury, it tried to be two things at once, never quite hitting highs in either. But it did tell us this: Sailor Jupiter seriously needs to step up her flirt game. » 3/07/15 11:00am 3/07/15 11:00am

First Glimpse Of Gundam: The Origin Shows The History Of Mobile Suits

Gundam fans have long been looking forward to Gundam Origin, the new anime movie series that charts the earliest days of the fight between Zeon and the Earth Federation — but now that we've got this extended first look at it, we cannot wait to see more of Char Aznable pulling off amazing moves in his Mech. » 2/18/15 11:00am 2/18/15 11:00am

On Sailor Moon Crystal, Change Might Actually Be A Good Thing

Sailor Moon Crystal is back for a new story arc, and after a pretty disastrous ending to a sloppy first half-season, I was less than optimistic going into the new 'Black Moon' arc - but so far at least, a shake up of the story might have been a good thing for our Sailor Senshi. Spoilers ahead... » 2/07/15 1:20pm 2/07/15 1:20pm

No Question: Unico Is The Most Horrifying Children's Movie Ever Made

We are well aware that plenty of so-called "children's movies" are actually nightmares wrapped in candy. But no movie can compete on a sheer terror scale with the animated movies of Unico — specifically Unico In the Island of Magic, which is the most horrifying film ever created for children. » 2/06/15 8:00am 2/06/15 8:00am

Even As A Vinyl Toy, Attack On Titan's Titans Look Creepy

There's something about the Colossal Titan that means regardless of the form it comes in, it's always weird looking. I mean, it is a giant skinless monstrosity that chomps on the last of humanity, but it's an impressive feat that it still manages to get the creep factor in. Just look at that tiny, hulking body! » 2/04/15 6:20pm 2/04/15 6:20pm

Kill La Kill Is Coming To Toonami, Everybody Get Naked And Party

The spiritual successor to the beloved anime series Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill will make its U.S. television debut at 12:30 p.m. on February 7th! Given how saucy the show is — that's main character in her battle outfit, and that's not even mentioning the show's revolutionary nudists — this is just a touch insane. » 1/27/15 3:00pm 1/27/15 3:00pm

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

Naruto has been one of the most popular anime and manga in the world. The tale of the young, titular ninja and his journey has enthralled readers as he's trained, fought and tried to save not just his village but his entire, ninja-centric world. Which makes the episode where he pissed on a girl so fucked up. » 1/23/15 8:00am 1/23/15 8:00am