Tag Archives: anime

Soon-to-be-released: Special collection book of anime-style beautiful boys

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Can’t get enough of bishonen (beautiful boy) manga characters? Look out for the new book, Boy Meets…Graph, featuring work from famous illustrators. Although you may be unfamiliar with the term bishonen, literally translated to “beautiful boy,” you’ve probably…

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Hayao Miyazaki – The Essence of Humanity

Lewis Criswell captures one of the reasons we love the films of Hayao Miyazaki so much.

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Anime-style boys’ love comes to South Park with yaoi-themed episode

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With its pudgy, simplistic character designs and sharp-edged humor dicing up current trends, American animated comedy South Park is about as different from anime as it can be in look and tone. But every now and…

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Naruto and cast debut in fashion shows around the world, stun from the runway【Photos】

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It is always hard to let go of the things we love, which is why we have to take a look whenever Naruto is mentioned anywhere on the Internet. It doesn’t matter what it is, just…

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Rurouni Kenshin comes to picture-perfect life as photos of stage musical’s cast are released

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Adapting anime to live-action is an extremely difficult venture. It’s not impossible, though, and one of the few icons of Japanese animation to make the transition smoothly is Himura Kenshin, hero of samurai saga Rurouni Kenshin.…

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Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

An amazing 3D tribute to the most acclaimed creators of anime in the world, and a personal favorite, Hayao Miyazaki by an animator by the name of Dono.

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Gravitation: The Rage Beat by Bad Luck – Anime/J-Pop

Rage Beat, a song played by the fictional band Bad Luck in the Shounen Ai series Gravitation. The video is a fan made compilation. I actually imported a CD full of Bad Luck songs way back in the early 2000s, … Continue reading

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If You Were Gay (Avenue Q) Performed By Characters from the Shounen Ai Anime, “Gravitation”

The song If You Were Gay from Avenue Q performed  (unknowingly) by characters from my favorite Shounen Ai* anime Gravitation about the lead singer of a band falling in love with a rather aloof author of romance novels. * (boys’ … Continue reading

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Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux – Beautiful Animated Short Film

This beautiful animated short references the films’ of Hayao Miyazaki, a world renowned animator from Japan. The film was created by Gwenn Germain who spent five months perfecting the film for his senior animation project at the French art school … Continue reading

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Gravitation – Shoñen-ai favorite

My favorite shoñen-ai (boys’ love) anime mixing lots of pathos, humor and obsessive love between Suichi, the leader singer of a band and Yuki, an aloof romance novelist. Then there is some good J-Rock from Suichi’s band, “Bad Luck” as … Continue reading

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If You Were Gay – Featuring Scenes From the Shõnen Ai Classic “Gravitation”

Cute clip by spiritaid with music from Avenue Q and visuals from the Shōnen-ai 少年愛 【しょうねん-あい】(boys’ love) – Yaoi やおい anime classic Gravitation グラビテーション, my favorite title in the genre. Just a brief post to tide you over until my … Continue reading

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Ruroni Kenshin – Sakura Blossoms in Spring

My favorite wall hanging which graces the entry to my living room. This is from the manga/anime series Ruroni Kenshin. A bishonen (beautiful boy/man) under Sakura Blossoms is a sure sign of Spring in Japan and in the hearts of … Continue reading

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High School Guys Discovering The Joys of Wearing a Skirt – Anime

My high school experience didn’t match this. I was the only one home when trying on the clothes of a female college student and daughter of the host family I was staying with while a Junior in High School.

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‘Sailor Moon’ Reboot Likely to Feature LGBT Characters | Advocate.com

Well now, this is fun. I love anime so I wish this series all the luck in the world… Toei Animation has revealed that a Sailor Moon reboot will begin airing in Japan this July, according to website AnimeNewsNetwork.com. Producer … Continue reading

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A musical tribute to Ghibli — Here’s to more than 25 years of epic animation 【Video】

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I’m sure many readers of our site are aware of Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s recent announcement that he is retiring from filmmaking. Some of you may have even seen the press conference he held in…

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Survey: 96% of Japanese moviegoers have watched a Hayao Miyazaki film

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Hayao Miyazaki, often referred to as “the Walt Disney of Japan,” is undoubtedly famous in his home country. With record-breaking films such as Academy Award-winning, Spirited Away, and the iconic, My Neighbor Totoro, it’s easily assumed…

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Japan’s giant robot proliferation continues as filming starts on live-action Patlabor movie

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Japan loves its fictional robots. The adorable Doraemon and unsettling Evangelion are instantly recognizable to both young and old. The giant statue of Gundam in Tokyo has become a major tourist attraction, despite being in the…

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From Gundam to Wicked: 21 themed Japanese hotel rooms that you won’t believe

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When choosing a place to stay while traveling, most people look for very specific things in hotels: location, price, continental breakfasts that are open until ten so that lazy people like us can still get some…

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