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International Translation Day 2021: United in Translation!

This year's International Translation Day theme is "United in translation." The nature of translation unites people by making it possible for individuals who speak different languages to understand each other. That seems especially important these days as we work to...

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Becomes #2 Anime Film in U.S. Box Office History

Talk about a train that just won’t stop! Just a week and a half after breaking $40 million, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is now the second-highest-grossing anime film in U.S. box office history. Finishing out...

Demon Slayer –Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Breaks $40M at North American Box Office

It’s time to add another record to the long list of achievements Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has accumulated. The record-smashing movie has officially crossed $40 million at the North American box office! With an...

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Is the #1 Movie in North America

All aboard! The Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train hype isn't stopping, with the film claiming the #1 spot in the North American box office this weekend! Distributed by Aniplex of America and Funimation, the movie wrapped...

Why Do the Oscars Have Such a Limited View on Anime?

You could count on your fingers how many Japanese-animated films have been nominated for an Academy Award, and you only need one finger to count the winners. Bluntly put, the Oscars have an anime problem—the Academy of Motion Picture...

Attack on Titan, One Piece, Naruto, and….The Simpsons?

The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" aired its 25th installment this past weekend and featured some pretty cool iterations of the cast. From Despicable Me to Archer, various well-known forms of the Simpsons family took to the screen --...

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The Heike Story is a Beautiful Modern Retelling of a Historical Epic

Every anime season always has one underrated gem, and for me this past fall, that gem was The Heike...