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  1. All The Best Places To Watch Anime That Aren’t Actually In Japan

    It's anime-zing.

    These days anime is easy to find for cheap (or even free)—and it’s easy to find the official, licensed stuff, too. There’s no need to bootleg or torrent because you can access dozens of titles right on your computer, often without having to pay a dime extra. Not everyone knows where to find all these shows, though, which is why I’ve put together a little reference guide for the best spots to satisfy your anime cravings.

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  2. The Apocalyptic Anime Showdown—Attack on Titan vs Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Who's hungry?

    The end of the world sure is a hot topic right now, isn’t it? Even Japan has gotten in on the act with their massively popular series Attack on Titan. But some of you may remember that mainstream anime has actually tackled more or less this same exact subject material before. I’m talking, of course, about Studio Ghibli's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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  3. Shining Seinen Part 2: Leading Ladies in Anime and Manga For Men

    Space pirates, wielders of magic hammers, and shout-outs to magical girls!

    Welcome to part two of my piece on female leads in Seinen manga and anime, or manga and anime aimed towards adult men.

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  4. Need Help Getting Into Anime? Use This Anime Matchmaker

    Sie Sind Das Essen Und Wir Sind Die Walker

    Ah, anime. That tempting treasure trove of imported entertainment, filled with all kinds of shows worth geeking out over. It seems like something worth checking out, but where in the world should you start? One way to go about it is to take your favorite TV show and find an anime series that offers the same kind of appeal. Luckily for you, the hard part’s already been done. Here you’ll find a broad selection of great ways to get started on anime, all paired with a fan-favorite US TV series.

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  5. Shining Seinen Part 1: Leading Ladies in Anime and Manga for Men

    Explore the Silk Road, cyberpunk futures, and a world full of bibliophile superwomen!

    Seinen manga and anime is manga and anime that is aimed towards adult men. One might find it surprising considering the demographic, but this two-part series will explore an interesting range of female leads—not just super action heroes, but also teenage girls embroiled in romantic drama and 19th century brides.

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  6. First Trailer for Attack on Titan Prequel Hints at Levi’s Origin Story

    Survey Corps, assemble!

    Attack on Titan fans eagerly awaiting an update on the anime's rumored second season, theatrical releases and prequel episodes now finally have some proof that more colossal goodness is headed their way. The first trailer for a two-part prequel series based on the manga of the same name, Attack on Titan: No Regrets is finally here, and Levi enthusiasts curious about the personal history of the stone-cold bad-ass will not be disappointed.

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  7. Presenting the Great Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Showdown

    Ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny.

    Okay, so I know I’m supposed to be a game journalist, but my brain is coming off of the effects of heat exhaustion and is therefore out of commission. So instead of trying to come up with a relevant topic to write about this week, I’m just going to talk about something that I’ve been itching to address for a long time, but haven’t had the opportunity to yet. And that is… a comparison of storytelling quality between the first and second anime adaptations of Fullmetal Alchemist.

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  8. Josei Gems: Anime for Adult Women

    Card games, jellyfish, and running from the cops

    Josei is anime and manga created mostly by women for an audience of adult and young adult women. Since it's aimed at an older demographic, it tends to focus more on the concerns of adulthood and is far more likely to include mature themes. The three anime and manga below show a wide range of stories that explore the rich experiences of a colorful variety of unstoppable women.

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  9. Bloodiest Timeline: Attack On Titan New Season, 2 Movies Rumored

    Something hungry this way comes.

    Ready your eye balls for gory delights: Bleeding Cool reports that Attack on Titan's second season is rumored to already be in production, plus two theatrical films may be slated for release beginning in November.

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  10. Heroine Boys and Princely Girls: How Nozaki-kun is Challenging Gender Roles in Fiction

    On the funniest—and smartest—show of the summer anime season.

    For those who haven’t seen Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun ("Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun") yet, it’s a comedy about a high school girl who finds out her crush is secretly a popular shoujo mangaka (comic artist). She ends up working for him as one of his assistants, and the story follows the two of them and their friends/assistants as they navigate life at school and at work.

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