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(Do)Nuts About Making Anime
Spoiler alert: Shirobako ends happily.  Of course, that's really only a spoiler to the most stubborn and obnoxious of curmudgeons. There was really no other way for this show to end. And to be frank, it ended as it should have: Full to bursting with sappy, sentimental, idealistic, feel-good cliche. I love it.  read feature

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Showdown time!
Exposition. Rising Action. Climax. Dénouement. These should be familiar, if you remember your grade-school literature classes. Real life, however, isn't so convenient. More often than not, life is a lingering anti... read feature

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Working it at the office
As we roll into the endgame for Shirobako, our longtime Producer-san Jeff Chuang faces a crisis at his own day job, and called me in for support. So far, so Shirobako, and here I am to take over the weekly recap for the time ... read feature

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By the will of Idepon
Shirobako continues to be an important anime series for anyone that's interested in how their favorite Japanese cartoons are made. Not to say that it's some kind of primer for how the industry works, though it goes furth... read feature

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The Dose: Nagi Yanagi

So soothing
Dec 06
I got to tell you, the weekend couldn't have arrived soon enough. It's been a real fun week of music. We've mostly been jamming out to some energetic rock & roll jams, keeping us motivated at our desks, and dealing with ... read
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Raccoon looks like a lady
Shape-shifting tanuki and soaring tengu, huge ears, and atypical animation are the pillars on which Uchouten Kazoku is built. It's an intriguing mishmash of elements that certainly don't sound as though they could work well together, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a series with such seemingly disjointed elements tell a story that seems as though it could blossom into something beautiful. read feature

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Red Data Girl stream

Red Data Girl stream starts over at Funimation tonight

Can your computer handle her?
Apr 10
Red Data Girl may have already started airing in Japan last week, but if you've been waiting to watch the P.A. Works show, you're in luck. Funimation will begin airing the show starting tonight! Hulu subscribers, that means y... read
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P.A. Work's newest anime

Get ready: Uchoten Kazoku is P.A. Work's newest project

Get ready to rejoice, fans of Tatami Galaxy.
Mar 21
I feel bad for not watching Tatami Galaxy, since I've heard nothing but good things from everyone that has laid eyes on it. In order to compensate for my shameful deed, I'm hear to tell you that P.A. Works's newest anime ... read
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Red Data Girl

New visual data for Red Data Girl

Mar 04
The clock is slowly ticking down to the release date of PA Work's new series, Red Data Girl. The story revolves around a young lady, raised away from society in a shrine, due to the fact that she basically destroys... read

It's easy enough to write up a First Impression piece on an anime when you strictly focus on how good or bad it was, but it's the shows that are just average throughout that people here on Japanator have trouble writing up. T... read feature


Check out the first promo for Tari Tari from P.A. Works

May 02
P.A. Works is streaming the first promo for their next anime, Tari Tari. Based on an original work by Evergreen, this is the story of five high school students who are not yet adults, but don't quite feel like children anymo... read

When I think of horror in anime, there are a couple of things that immediately pop into mind. It usually involves kids either in middle or high school, an ostracized or different kid is either killed or commits suicide, it's ... read feature


C'mon let's dance: Angel Beats! dated for July release

Apr 20
Section23 and Sentai Filmworks announced some time ago that they've snagged last years Angel Beats!, and now, they've finally released some more details on when we can get our grubby little hands on it. The date July 26th was... read

Hanasaku Iroha is a show about having one's expectations subverted, for good or ill. That lesson applies just as well to the viewer as to its protagonist. It's about wanting something new and dramatic, but then being a little bit confused as to what happens when one actually gets that thing. read feature


Licensing GET: Sentai Filmworks summons Angel Beats!

Mar 25
Time to have some Mapo Tofu in celebration, because Sentai Filmworks has just announced the North American licensing for Angel Beats! the Jun Maeda-authored Kana Hanazawa-promoting masterpiece. The show is set to hit in style... read

Angel Beats! maker P.A. Works making a new anime

Nov 13
Unfortunately for Yui-lovers and Yurippe-ists, it's not any kind of sequel to Angel Beats! or something crazy like that (though the planned Blu-ray epilogue episode is still in the pipeline), but instead something made i... read

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