Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

No live-action stage spectacle covering the first story arc of the Naruto manga series would be complete without the brave boys and girls of Team Kurenai and Team Asuma. Now where's Akamaru? » 2/07/15 12:00pm 2/07/15 12:00pm

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

The Naruto Manga Is Ending Next Month. Believe It!

After 15 years, nearly 700 installments and over 200 million volumes sold, Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga will finally be coming to an end next month in the November 10th issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump anthology. » 10/06/14 12:40pm 10/06/14 12:40pm

​12 Anime Outfits That Defy The Laws Of Physics

Giant eyes? Spiky hair? Dudes who fight each other while soaring through the air? Anime is used to ignoring reality, but most especially in its fashion sense. Countless characters have outfits you couldn't make in real life without cheating, anti-gravity, or a wish-granting genie. Here are a mere dozen of them. » 8/22/14 10:00am 8/22/14 10:00am

Naruto's apartment is both fictional and affordable

The real estate brokerage Movoto likes to pass the time by creating listings for fictional properties, as well as estimating their value. Their newest spotlight is on Naruto apartment in the Hidden Leaf Village, which is pretty damned nice for a young, outcast ninja with no obvious income. » 1/09/14 2:20pm 1/09/14 2:20pm

If this isn't the real ending of Naruto, it should be

Fans of the Naruto anime have been waiting years for the inevitable showdown between Naruto and his emo rival Sasuke. Fox's Animation Domination has gotten a sneak peak at the last minutes of the final episode, and, as an anime fan, I can assure you it's perfect. If this isn't real, someone should make it real. » 9/20/13 3:20pm 9/20/13 3:20pm

Doctor Who reveals another forgotten Doctor in This Week’s DVDs

John Hurt isn’t the only Doctor Who Doctor that somehow got lost in the timestream. Before Chris Eccleston helped revive the series in 2005, there was another Ninth Doctor entirely, one that disappeared… until this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Plus: shirtless superheroes, the fastest zombies on Earth, and more! » 9/16/13 2:20pm 9/16/13 2:20pm

The 10 Greatest Female Samurai and Ninjas

The way of the ninja requires massive sacrifices, and samurai must live by the exacting code of Bushido. Usually, pop culture depicts ninjas and samurai as stoic men — but here are 10 amazing women who rose to the challenge. » 6/28/13 11:00am 6/28/13 11:00am

The Search for Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Lost Imperial Sword of Japan

An ancient sword, the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, is linked to ancient tales of gods and serpents in Japanese lore. The sword is seen as a weapon of immense power, a weapon that legitimizes the rule of a Japanese emperor. But where is this sword now? » 5/23/13 1:40pm 5/23/13 1:40pm

10 Completely Annoying Anime Cliches

Anime probably doesn’t rely on its particular tropes and clichés more than any other media or genre, but man, it feels like it. It seems like every show, movie or OVA are the same, and the people making them are just following a pre-ordained checklist. Here are 10 of the most prevalent anime clichés out there. » 5/09/13 10:30am 5/09/13 10:30am

Jurassic Park re-opens for 3D business in this week’s DVDs!

Plus, there are girls with cow tails, Marvel’s most bizarre mutants, some serious exploration of human-monkey relations and more, in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. » 4/22/13 3:40pm 4/22/13 3:40pm

Japan is finally building the ultimate anime theme park

What do Dragonball Z's Goku, One Piece's Monkey D, Luffy and Naruto from Naruto have in common? They're all some of the most popular anime characters in the world, they all star in the Shonen Jump weekly manga anthology, and they're going get their own theme park in Japan later this summer. » 12/17/12 7:00am 12/17/12 7:00am

Watch a subway snub cause a bloody lightsaber battle

You should always give your seat on the subway to the old guy — not just because it's the right thing to do, but because that old guy might be a retired Sith lord with a penchant for skewering snot-nosed kids with poor transit etiquette. » 4/28/12 2:30pm 4/28/12 2:30pm

Anime To Return To Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network may have killed off their Toonami programming strand » 9/30/08 3:30pm 9/30/08 3:30pm, but that doesn't mean that the network has abandoned anime entirely, according to an unnamed Bandai employee at last weekend's New York Anime Fest. Talking to Newsarama, the Bandai source is quoted as saying “There is no way Cartoon Network is…

What Happens When Otaku Grow Up?

We've previously told you about Japanese publisher Kodansha opening a New York office and courting American comic creators, but have they arrived in America too late? What happens when the teenage audience who created the manga publishing boom in the US grows up? Journalist Kai-Ming Cha, writing about this weekend's… » 7/09/08 7:30am 7/09/08 7:30am