A sophisticated baritone any anime fan is bound to recognize with famous roles like Kotomine Kirei and Alucard, Joji Nakata was the perfect choice to play the not-dead-quite-yet Toshizo Hijikata in Golden Kamuy. Like the rest of the cast, he fell in love with the manga and wanted to bring life to the man with an obsession that defied death! Hit the jump for the full interview!
Fate/Grand Order held its 1st Anniversary Celebration Event at 2018 Anime Expo, bringing gacha bonuses, VR experiences, and some big names to the biggest anime convention in North America! Game director Yosuke Shiokawa was on site with voice actors Ayako Kawasumi and Satoshi Tsuruoka, the voices of Arturia Pendragon and Gilles de Rais, who were gracious enough to answer some of our questions about the franchise! Hit the jump for the full interview!
A ton of newcomers are starting up this season which means even more digging than normal to find an anime you will truly love. Fortunately summer has brought the heat and there are a ton of good sports, comedy, and action series that you can catch right from the beginning. Hit the jump for some of the best premieres of Summer 2018!
The mightiest of all hairdos both manly and dandy. It's one of the less common hairstyles in a medium obsessed with technicolor locks and spiky styles, but it leaves an impression every time. Anime-Planet has put it to a vote to let fans decide which they most love and hate, so hit the jump to see the top 5 beloved and resented pompadours!
The last few weeks have been great if you're a connoisseur of openings and endings. Each new series also means an OP and ED to discuss, critique, and rank. If the huge number of new anime seems daunting, never fear! I've taken the greatest OPs and EDs and brought them together. Hit the jump for the best openings and endings of Summer 2018!
Hochu Otsuka is an industry legend, his deep voice making him a perfect narrator, vllain, or voice of authority, naturally lending him roles like Jiraiya and Pipimi. Even after over 30 years maknig anime, he can tell Golden Kamuy is something special and Lt. Tsumuri is everything he could want in a villain. Ambitious, loyal, deranged, and leaking brain fluid! Hit the jump for the full interview!
My Hero Academia is prepared to debut its first fighter this October, making the interesting choice to go with a minimalist, brawler-style arena fighter with destructible environments and customization. The title has notes from a few older Shonen Jump titles and was surprising fun to pick up and play with strangers at Anime Expo 2018! Hit the jump for our impressions!
The room presentation competition was one of most tense and exciting moments offered by My Hero Acedemia but, while the competition was fierce, a certain chiffon cake gives cause to doubt the neturality of the judges. I offer myself up as an unbiased third party to offer a more comprehensive ranking of the 17 rooms displayed by the UA students. Hit the jump to see the true room ranking!
A truly epic Shonen Jump crossover is the holy grail of video games and Jump Force appears to be the greatest effort yet to deliver on the most ambitious crossover in gaming history. It's unique graphics and high-impact, cinetamic style have raised both hype and controversey since its announcement. We were able to get our hands on the title to try out an early build at Anime Expo 2018! Hit the jump to see our impressons!
In a period of our lives where most of us still want to be astronauts, Tatsuya Matsubara already knew he wanted to make video games and worked toward that goal with a singular focus, developing a skillset that would make him the envy of most developers. Hit the jump for an interview with the director of STEINS;GATE!
A '90s tokusatsu and TRIGGER are an unlikely combination, but Amemiya seems intent on providing a brand new twist Gridman that may even homage the recut American release. They studio screened the world premiere of SSSS.GRIDMAN episode 1 at Anime Expo 2018 and we were on the floor to provide you with our impressions! Hit the jump to see the vivid characters and action of the upcoming Fall anime!
The director of Golden Kamuy describe Chikahiro Kobayashi and Haruka Shiraishi as the perfect voices for the series lead duo, Sugimoto and Asirpa. Both of them were excited to get the roles as well, even it if meant studying Ainu and acting alongside some of the most famous names in the industry. Hit the jump to discover their experience with the production and working together!
Perhaps no physical feature is as closely associated with anime as animal ears. Where western cartoons went for anthropomorphized animals, anime decided that ears and tails could be enough. Anime-Planet has tirelessly categorized these half animals and let YOU vote for the ones you love and hate! Hit the jump to see the top 5 in each area for animal ears!
This was a great week if you like watching big talkers get their comeuppance. We saw some devestating trash talk and a few big talkers seeing their words blow up in their face. Whether their punishment was physical or verbal, no one walked away unbloodied. Hit the jump for the best absolute destruction in last week's episodes!
THE SIXTH LIE usually perform eletronica, so composing the rock song Hibana for Golden Kamuy's ending theme was well outside of their comfort zone. Inspired by reading the manga and possessed by the Immortal Sugimoto himself, they feel like they did the anime some justice and can't wait to watch it every week! Hit the jump to find out how they created Golden Kamuy's awesome ED!