The world of Japanese animation is creative and imaginative, with characters of all shapes and sizes ranging from caped superheroes to cute talking animals and hapless isekai heroes, among many others. Anime characters are known for their many tropes, conventions, and even clichés, and that includes cosmetics, such as theirRead More →

In a recent column for GuardianEnglish singer-songwriter Elvis Costello expressed his appreciation for the anime Hands off Eizouken! He not only liked the series, but also the anime’s opening theme song, “Easy Breezy”, saying it was a “very cool theme song”. Click to enlarge Reading further in the column, CostelloRead More →

At the Walt Disney Companies Asia-Pacific Showcase event, Disney announced the reboot of the Japanese animated series “Black Rock Shooter”, titled “Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall”. Black Rock Shooter is a media franchise based on an illustration by huke, a world-famous Japanese illustrator, who spawned music, action figures, and aRead More →