Historical Japanese Swords, as Seen in Rurouni Kenshin

*A guest editorial from our Funimation Brand Manager, Jennifu   From period samurai shows to magical combat fantasy, Japanese swords are hyper-prominent in anime, and the upcoming theatrical runs of the swordplay-packed Rurouni Kenshin live-action movies are a perfect excuse to talk about the coolness of Japanese swords!   Learn about the basics of Japanese […]

Life and Anime 10 Years Ago

Written by one of Funimation’s Brand Managers, Jennifu   Ready to feel old? This year, we’re kicking off a lot of new 10-year anniversary editions of some really iconic anime, including the just-released The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the just-announced Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya collector’s editions.—and more 10th anniversary editions are on the […]

How To Get Your Family Into Watching Anime

Written by one of Funimation’s Brand Managers, Jennifu   With The Boy and the Beast out now (get your copy here!), one thing that we’ve heard a lot from fellow anime fans is how they’ve used director Mamoru Hosoda’s movies like Summer Wars and Wolf Children to introduce their parents or family to anime. While […]

Project Itoh: Explaining ‘The Empire of Corpses’, ‘Harmony’, and ‘Genocidal Organ’

‘The Empire of Corpses‘, ‘Harmony‘, and ‘Genocidal Organ’ are a trio of works by the late Japanese science fiction writer Satoshi Itō, under the pseudonym ’Project Itoh’.   The novels have been (or are in the process of being) adapted into films. While Funimation announced the licenses to all three films and we often refer to them together, […]

Time To Celebrate – Black History Month

There’s something about anime that makes it more enticing than many other forms of media- movies, TV, even books. It’s often filled with fantastic characters that take on amazing tasks in extraordinary ways in a style that makes the heroes of other media pale in comparison. Many people who started in anime as kids, like […]

News & Reviews – 5/9/2015Invader Zim #1 is now available for…

News & Reviews – 5/9/2015

Invader Zim #1 is now available for pre-order! Tell your local comic shop you want code MAY151468 to order.

NPR examines Wasteland and its place in post-apocalyptic literature.

Horror fans have reason to rejoice in the macabre second issue of Hellbreak.

womenoncomics interviews Oni Press Associate Editor Ari Yarwood about opening comics to diverse voices.

A video quicklook at Booger Beard, the adorable, bilingual, gross-out children’s tale coming 6/17, order at your comic shop by 5/25!

The Auteur: Sister Bambi #1 is “a firm front-runner for Best Single Issue of 2015.”

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