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Fri
Jul 18 2014 10:00am

Summer 2014 Anime Preview: In the Name of the Moon!

Sailor Moon Crystal

As summer reaches its sweltering peak, what better reason to stay indoors with the A/C on than a new season of foreign cartoons? With a packed schedule of both new and returning shows, the summer season is looking rather suspiciously good. Fans will be pleased at the return of Space Dandy to both Japanese and American televisions, as well as new seasons of Sword Art Online (with guns!), Free! (with mermaids!), Kuroshitsuji (with circuses!) ...and perhaps not so pleased with the return of Sengoku Basara (with uglier character designs!). For the binge-watchers, sci-fi series Knights of Sidonia is now available in full on Netflix. And as if that weren’t enough, there’s a whole roster of new shows, ranging from the rose-strewn Sailor Moon reboot to the moody and mysterious Terror in Resonance. With simulcasts mere moments away, there’s no reason to wait. Here are six of the best new summer shows that are available to watch right now.

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Fri
Apr 25 2014 10:00am

Spring 2014 Anime Preview: Now With More Robots

As meager rays of sunshine struggle to warm lands blasted by endless winter, the spring anime season has come upon us, sporting a full complement of new shows to warm our frozen hearts. From the youthful mecha adventures of Captain Earth to fantasy light novel adaptations, and from the unique creative vision of Ping Pong to other fantasy light novel adaptions, spring is bursting with brand new anime—plus the return of some well-loved favorites. With simulcasts a click away, there’s no reason to wait. Here are five of the best new shows of spring that are available to watch right away.

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Thu
Jan 23 2014 11:00am

Winter Anime Preview: Dandy Guys in Space, Bureaucrats in Hell

The winter anime season is upon us, and I’m sorry to say it, but it’s looking pretty grim. Like a polar vortex of mediocrity, winter has brought down a flurry of bland mecha, unfunny comedies, and half-hearted light novel adaptations. But all is not lost—in addition to continuing series from fall and the return of Silver Spoon, there are a few new cartoons that look like they can get us through this harsh winter. From the heavily anticipated Space Dandy to surprises like Noragami and the weird Hozuki no Reitetsu, new anime is a click away. Here are some of the best shows of the winter season that are available to watch right now.

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Wed
Jan 1 2014 1:00pm

Anime Year in Review: The Ten Best Shows of 2013

Shingeki no Kyojin cover

With 2013 behind us, it comes time to rank everything we had done or liked (or perhaps glanced at once all year long) in an endless series of “Best of” lists, and anime is no exception. As in every year, there were the usual hits, misses, misses so dazzling they became ironic hits, and the shows that were so middle-of-the-road everyone already forgot they aired (remember Kotoura-san? We don’t either). We’ve used our excellent subjective judgment to pick our ten favorite shows of 2013.

[Keep reading to see if we’ve snubbed your favorite cartoon]

Wed
Oct 16 2013 1:30pm

Fall Anime Preview: Scissor Swords and Superheroes!

Kill la Kill

There’s an autumnal nip in the air and we all know what that means: pumpkin-flavored beverages, decorative gourds, and new cartoons. In contrast to a summer season full of more contemplative projects like Uchouten Kazoku and Silver Spoon, fall is crammed with stylish, action-packed shows, from the schoolyard battleground of Kill la Kill to the terrific madness that is Kyousogiga to impromptu superheroes in Samurai Flamenco. With simulcasts a click away, there’s no reason to wait. Here are some top picks for the fall season that are available to watch right now—let’s just hope some of them can live up to the hype.

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Tue
Jul 16 2013 11:30am

Summer Anime Preview: The Best New Shows of the Summer Season

Every season Japan turns out a fresh crop of anime TV series. With accessible (and legal) simulcasts becoming increasingly common on sites like Hulu and Crunchyroll, it’s now easier than ever to watch almost any new anime only hours after the Japanese broadcast. So why wait? Here are our five top picks for the summer season.

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