​The Gender-Flipping Martial Artist Who Created The US Anime Industry

It's hard to overstate importance of Ranma ½ to the U.S. anime fandom. Long before Dragonball Z or Pokémon, Rumiko Takahashi's martial arts comedy about a boy who changed genders whenever he's hit with hot or cold water created the first wave of anime fans who actually knew the word anime. And now Ranma ½ is back,… » 3/24/14 2:40pm 3/24/14 2:40pm

The 12 Most Abusive Women in Anime

Physical abuse is never funny… except in anime, apparently. There’s a widely used trope of women beating up men in Japanese cartoons that is always played for laughs, no matter how savage the assault may be. Now, these aren’t necessarily the most evil or the most violent women in anime — and some of them may even be… » 11/01/13 12:00pm 11/01/13 12:00pm