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20 Of The Best Anime Series Ever Created

The greatest facet of pop culture is its ability to generate unique, exciting and compelling genres from different parts of the world. Japanese …

Anime

why the themes isao takahata explored were so important

Following his death last week, we take a look at the poignant ways Studio Ghibli director Isao Takahata dealt with real life issues through a mystical lens.<p>Over the last five decades, Isao Takahata has played a crucial role in shaping the course of Japanese animation. Yet, while the animator, …

Anime

‘I can’t breathe’: Asheville police video shows white officer beating, choking black jaywalking suspect

Johnnie Rush was trying to get home from a long shift at the Cracker Barrel.<p>Then he got stopped for jaywalking — an encounter with the police department in Asheville, N.C., that ultimately left Rush with a bloodied face after an officer punched him multiple times, used a stun gun on him and put him …

Law Enforcement

The best anime movies and series on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Japanese animation, or anime, is no longer a niche interest – it's a global entertainment powerhouse attracting mainstream attention like never …

Anime

Grave of the Fireflies: (Dub) Grave of the Fireflies

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations …

Anime

Adult Swim celebrates this year's April Fool's by running a new FLCL episode months ahead of schedule

Adult Swim is notoriously generous when it comes to its April Fool’s Day pranks, with stunts like last year’s unexpected <i>Rick & Morty</i> premiere …

Anime

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s attorneys.<p>Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking …

Law Enforcement

The Best Anime of 2018 (So Far)

<i>Don't miss Thrillist’s guides to the best action anime and the best anime on netflix right now. And don’t sleep on last year’s best anime series</i> …

Anime

8 Non-Romance Manga Created by Women

If you want to read manga created by women, you need only look in the romance genre. But what if you don’t want to read a shojo romance series? Sure, …

Anime

FLCL 2 & 3 Films Unveils Visual by Designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

The official Japanese website for the FLCL 2 and FLCL 3 sequel film projects revealed a new visual for the films on Friday. Original character …

From Nier: Automata to Overwatch This Slo-Mo Cosplay Music Video is Sexy and Awesome

Cosplay Music Video From Katsucon 2018 is Lit<p>If you visit us regularly, you know we love cosplay. Whether it is amazing cosplay from Persona 5 or …

8 Anime Guaranteed to Make You Cry Like a Sad, Little Baby

We like to have a good time here at Nerdist, but sometimes you just need to open up the old eye-queducts and let loose with a good cry. After …

Videos: Top 5 Best Anime of Winter 2018

This is a new video from WatchMojo that lists the top 5 best anime of Winter 2018. Winter is always the best time to stay inside and just curl up on …

Anime

Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

Bleach live-action movie trailer stars a monstrous Hollow

I hunt souls, but I’m not a soldier<p>A new live-action trailer for Shinsuke Sato’s <i>Bleach</i> adaptation gives us a little glimpse into Ichigo Kurosaki’s encounter with a terrifying dead and nefarious soul called a Hollow.<p>The trailer, seen above, is only 30 seconds, but stars <i>Bleach’</i>s main character, …

Winter Olympics: Yuri On Ice performed by Japanese skaters

<b>Team Japan have delighted anime fans by performing a figure skating routine set to music from the popular Yuri On Ice animated series at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.</b><p>Footage of Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara's team pairs skating routine was widely shared on social media as users instantly …

Anime

Videos: 10 Best Anime TV Series Of All Time

This is a new video from WhatCulture that lists the 10 best anime TV series of all time. While anime is mostly though of as a children's genre in the …

Anime

PS4 Game Sale (Last Chance): Lots Of PSN Deals From Now Until Feb. 6

The PlayStation Essentials sale may be over, but a new selection of game discounts are now available on the US PlayStation Store. This week, Sony is holding a PS Plus Specials sale that's available exclusively to PS Plus subscribers, and it offers discounts on a variety of PS4, PS3, and Vita titles.<p>…

5 Huge Failed Video Games That Desperately Needs Sequels

The overall package of the game is excellent and should be considered in any hardcore gamer’s collection. – Kombo

'Ghost In The Shell' VR arcade game is a four-on-four firefight

For everybody that's watched <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> and thought to themselves, "yes, I too would like to experience tearing tanks apart with my bare hands," your day has come. Well, sort of. After a four-month delay, Bandai Namco's VR Zone Shinjuku is finally ready to launch its <i>Ghost in the Shell: Arise</i> …

1st Godzilla Anime Film Debuts at #3 at Japanese Box Office

Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?? Dear My Sister stay on top 10 chart<p>Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Godzilla: Kaijū …

Godzilla: Monster Planet To Be First Of A Trilogy

Toho has announced that <i>Godzilla: Monster Planet</i> will be the first Of a trilogy<i>.</i><p>The announcement was made on Toho’s site. The second film will be …

India uncles convicted of raping and impregnating child, aged 10

<b>A fast-track court in India has convicted two men of raping a 10-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby girl in August.</b><p>Both the men were the child's uncles. The sentencing is set for Thursday.<p>Her pregnancy was discovered in mid-July when she complained of a stomach ache and her parents took her to …

Crime

Twelve ways the enhanced Gears of War 4 will blow your socks off on Xbox One X

We’ve enhanced <b>Gears of War 4</b> for the Xbox One X; and it shows off the wealth of graphical and gameplay enhancements that come with owning the world’s …

Gears of War

WRX is That You? Subaru VIZIV Performance Concept Bows in Tokyo

Show car makes its debut with plenty of flash, few details<p>Subaru Corporation, the company formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries, shotgunned a bunch of announcements at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Biggest among these was the world premiere of the VIZIV Performance Concept, which is a preview of …

World Rally Championship

Police Chase With Allegedly Stolen White Dodge Challenger Hellcat Is Like Real-Life Vanishing Point

Last week, in Jefferson County, Texas, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat was allegedly stolen and then involved in a high-speed police chase. The whole …

Sports Cars

God Eater 3 announced

Much about the project remains a mystery<p>Bandai Namco announced <i>God Eater</i> <i>3</i>, the latest entry in the company’s action role-playing game series, with a teaser trailer for the title today.<p>Beyond that, Bandai Namco offered little in the way of concrete details — no platforms and no release date were …

The 15 Best Cult Anime Movies of All Time

Evidently, the world of Japanese animation (anime) is dominated by mainstream productions, like the ones from Studio Ghibli, particularly when we are …

Anime

Star Wars Battlefront 2 review: 'Exceptionally polished and entertaining multiplayer, with an unfulfilling campaign tacked on'

Star Wars has often prided itself on the distinction between good and bad; light side and dark side; do or do not. Star Wars: Battlefront 2, perhaps …

Star Wars Battlefront

Neill Blomkamp on Game Engines, Making 'District 10'

Neill Blomkamp tells Glixel he'll make <i>District 10</i>, a sequel to 2009's critically acclaimed <i>District 9</i>, in the next few years "unless I die." But how …