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Can 100% of STAR WARS Fans Ever Be Truly Satisfied Again? Probably Not and I Want to Talk About It

The Many Inspirations of Cowboy Bebop Director Shinichiro Watanabe

One of anime's most beloved creators takes us behind the scenes on his many iconic projects.<p>Shinichiro Watanabe is an anime legend; a name mentioned …

Anime

The Tattooist for the Yakuza Explains Why Tattoos Should Never Be Seen

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating anymore."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i>.<p>Growing up in a conservative Muslim household, if any of my cousins had tattoos they always had to keep them hidden. Tattoos were both a religious and cultural taboo. I remember when …

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

Some of you <i>may</i> have noticed that the esteemed Mr. Gaiman is my favorite living author. Even if he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s hard not to …

Creative Writing

100 Must-Read Books of Magical Realism

Sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.<p>Listening to an audiobook can transport you to a galaxy far away, lead you to an ancient land full of magic, …

The Existential Philosophy of Cowboy Bebop, the Cult Japanese Anime Series, Explored in a Thoughtful Video Essay

<i>Super Dimension Fortress Macross</i>, <i>Mobile Suit Gundam Wing</i>, <i>Neon Genesis Evangelion</i> — these are the kind of titles that might ring a bell even if you …

3 Supernatural Noir Tales That Reflect The Inhuman Condition

<i>Jason Heller is a senior writer at</i> The A.V. Club, <i>a Hugo Award-winning editor and author of the novel</i> Taft 2012.<p>Los Angeles is the city of many great traditions — one of them being crime fiction. From the hardboiled classics of Raymond Chandler to the gritty noir of James Ellroy, numerous novels …

Fatal attraction – writers' and artists' obsession with the sea

From Shakespeare to Woolf, Turner to Gormley, Philip Hoare explores the eternal allure of the ocean<p>‘The sea has many voices / Many gods and many voices,” TS Eliot wrote. “We cannot think of a time that is oceanless.” “In civilisations without boats,” Michel Foucault observed, “dreams dry up.” It …

How Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, and other famous characters got their names

<i>This article originally appeared in the May 19, 2017, issue of</i> Entertainment Weekly. <i>Subscribe online at ew.com/allaccess.</i><p>Have you ever curled up with …

Persona 5's Opening Credits go Gloriously Well With the Cowboy Bebop Theme Tune

There are tonnes of things that <i>Persona 5</i> does incredibly well; menus for instance, or befuddling those that take life very, very seriously. Another …

Persona 5 Versus Authority

If you'd been following Persona 5 at all before release, you might have heard the developers throwing around a certain word: “picaresque.” Since this …

11 Forgotten Anime Series From The 90s That Still Hold Up Today

It’s kind of hard to imagine a time when anime was hard to find. Before Crunchyroll and other streaming services, to get your hands on Japanese …

Anime

What it’s like to be a crime novelist.

<i>This is a transcript of the</i> <i>April 11</i> <i>edition of Working. These transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record,</i> …

Music Meets Writing: On Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa

HARUKI MURAKAMI’S <i>1Q84</i> opens in the middle of an unusually scored Tokyo traffic jam: “The taxi’s radio was tuned to a classical FM broadcast. …

We Are All Detectives Now: When Literary Plots Get Mysterious

There’s something reassuring about reading a story in which a heroic detective saves the day. Maybe it’s through tracking down a killer; maybe it’s …

Reading List: The Ten Essential Neil Gaiman Comics

With Neil Gaiman’s American Gods coming to television soon, what better time to explore his work? While his writing career is extensive, including …

Graphic Novels

Naruto gets an Honest Anime Trailer

Screen Junkies is taking its Emmy Award-winning Honest Trailers series into the world of anime, with the first episode focussing on <b>Naruto</b>, the …

9 Anime Series You Need to See This Spring

While many of us are currently deep in the throes of the winter of our discontent, we’re right around the corner from the spring of our content. …

A Supercut of Every Time Someone Says ‘Harry’ or ‘Potter’ in All Eight Harry Potter Movies

A supercut by Flater compresses all eight Harry Potter movies into about six minutes by only including the times someone says “Harry” or “Potter” in …

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

“In nearly all good fiction, the basic — all but inescapable — plot form is this: A central character wants something, goes after it despite …

Looking For Thor's Hammer: Neil Gaiman On 'Norse Mythology'

Neil Gaiman was 6 years old when he first met the Norse god Thor — although he wasn't the red-bearded hammer-slinger of legend. "Marvel. Marvel's Thor came first," he says. "I was reading the reprints of Marvel's Thor in an English comic called <i>Fantastic</i>. ... Dr. Don Blake found this stick in a …

New Testament

These Comics Will Make Any Introvert Say "Yep, True"

If you prefer Netflix and blankets, Introvert Doodles is your new favorite comic.

Die Another Day: The 15 Superheroes Who Have Died The Most

It has been many, many years since the last time that a superhero has died where the world honestly reacted with shock. This is because superhero …

32 Beautiful Book Quotes To Read When You're Feeling Lost

"In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."<p>2. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”<p>—Bram Stroker, <i>Dracula</i><p>3. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. …

Literature

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions review – one for the connoisseurs

Fans of the manga series and films are legion, but this latest animated adventure is unlikely to appeal to the unconverted<p>The Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series and films have a huge fanbase both in Japan and here. I have to admit to finding this intricate mythology pretty opaque and the Venn overlap with …

Bruce Wayne Is a Goddamn Monster

Bruce Wayne has had to do a lot of questionable things in his time as the Dark Knight—that conflict and struggle is what makes Batman such a …

OK, So Here Are Some Possible Titles For 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

"Star Wars: The Force And The Furious"<p>On Monday, the title of the next “Star Wars” film was revealed. “The Last Jedi,” as it’s now known, will hit theaters Dec. 15 of this year.<p>But the announcement tempts fans to look even further ahead to the still nameless “Episode IX.” What are the possible …

Star Wars

5 Must-Haves for a Great Detective in Fiction

The <i>Detective</i> in its formal sense is a fairly recent construct – the first professional police service wasn’t established until 1829 with Robert Peel’s Metropolitan Police Act in London – but crime has been a part of human behavior since time immemorial. It’s in the Bible. It’s in Greek myth. And …

Scott Snyder on the Goodness of Humanity in ALL-STAR BATMAN

Throughout the first arc of <i>All-Star Batman</i>, writer Scott Snyder has looked at the nature of heroism and whether people will ultimately appeal to …