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The Works of SHAFT, From Monogatari to Madoka Magica

By Tom Speelman Anime studios live through their legacies, and SHAFT has a long and prolific one. Founded in 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao in Suginami, Tokyo, SHAFT first became known outside of assistant work to larger studios by collaborating with Gainax...

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 Announced

By Tom Speelman After its final episode premiered today, the official Twitter account for Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story announced that a second season is in production! The account also posted a cryptic teaser video, featuring Kyubey...

A Mom’s Guide to Anime: Relationships

By Yali Perez The world of parenthood is a magical, beautiful and often challenging place. It has its highs and its lows, similar to the world of anime. Of course, that’s without the magical outfit changes. Wouldn’t that make getting ready...

So Your Partner Isn’t Into Anime (Yet): A Guide to Loving Anime Together

By Michael Pementel It’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve got a special date night planned. A fancy dinner reservation? Catching a movie for two? Or maybe it’s a cozy night in watching some anime. But wait......

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Dub Coming to Funimation February 8

Ready for a new look at the world of magical girls? The English dub of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story premieres this Saturday, February 8 at 4 pm ET, exclusively on Funimation. The dub cast includes: Kira...

A Guide to Magical Girls, From Cute to Grim

By Tom Speelman Ever since Sally the Witch premiered in 1966 on Japanese television, magical girls have been a staple of anime storytelling. Cute, friendly, loyal and decked up in the frilliest outfits imaginable, magical girls are beloved all over...

A Decade of Anime: Favorite Original Series

What is an original series? It's one that is not based on any pre-existing source material or part of an established franchise. That means no manga, light novels or mobile games to set the stage. The decade was stacked with...

A Decade of Anime: Favorite Shoujo Series

Strong bonds and even stronger personalities. Shoujo series feature stories that center on human connections and complex relationships. From romances set in a fantasy world like Snow White with the Red Hair to dramatized representations of average school life like...

More Beloved Aniplex Shows Are Joining the Funimation Family

Even more iconic Aniplex shows are coming to Funimation following last week's return of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Black Butler Seasons 1 & 2! Starting later this week, binge to your heart's content through the fantasy action of Granblue Fantasy...

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Your Guide to the Spring 2022 Anime Season on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Spring is in the air! You know what that means. New anime is coming to Crunchyroll! This upcoming spring...