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One Punch Man: A Hero Defined

One Punch Man: A Hero Defined

(SPOILERS) Anime critic Mother’s Basement breaks down the fight between the Sea King and the heroes in One Punch Man. The story arc provides lots of humor, action and drama, and outlines the responsibilities of a hero: a weapon, a leader, and a symbol of hope.

Don’t Attack the Titans

Don’t Attack the Titans

The Film Theorists argue that the people in the anime adaptation of Attack on Titan would be better off staying inside their walled cities instead of trying to defeat the giants. Assuming that the rich and powerful are willing to share with the poor. Skip to 4:13.

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Miss Hokusai (Trailer)

Miss Hokusai (Trailer)

“With two brushes and four chopsticks, we’ll get by anywhere.” Miss Hokusai is a feature-length adaptation of the eponymous manga about the life of Sakae, who grew up in the shadow of her father, the great 19th century artist Hokusai.

FLCL: Journey to Maturity

FLCL: Journey to Maturity

One of Adult Swim’s best imports, the anime Fooly Cooly is convoluted and overwhelming at times. But as kaptainkristian explains, there was a method to the show’s madness. It was the world seen through the eyes of someone going through puberty.

Anime Baseball

Anime Baseball

It’s pure coincidence that the same week we featured this video that Corridor Digital dropped their own take on baseball being played in overly melodramatic anime style. We’re thinking their version should have been titled Scott Pilgrim vs. The Yankees.

Overwatch Anime-style Credits

Overwatch Anime-style Credits

YouTuber inkling inkling imagines what Overwatch‘s opening and ending sequences would be like if it was an anime. J-rock? Check! Quick cuts between action scenes and character closeups? Check! Whole roster poses at the end? Check!

Analog On (Trailer)

Analog On (Trailer)

Jeremy Polgar spent the last year perfecting this awesomely animated concept trailer for a film about Analog, the last android in existence and a journey of revenge which leads her down an unexpected path. We love the action, ’80s tinged neon glow, and sharp linework.

Paper Cup Anime Theater

Paper Cup Anime Theater

Inspired by anime One-Punch Man, artist Shinrashinge created a wonderful hand-animated interpretation, which plays out on a series of three stacked paper coffee cups, using illustrations and cutouts to acheive the effect.

Dodoba

Dodoba

A stranger from another village is on trial for the murder of his friend in an amphibian community. CalArts student Yon Hui’s graduation film is a throwback anime about prejudice based on appearance. Be sure to watch the end credits.

The Boy and the Beast (Trailer)

The Boy and the Beast (Trailer)

From Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children) comes The Boy and the Beast, an animated movie about a monster warrior who takes an orphaned boy from Tokyo as his apprentice.

TIE Fighter

TIE Fighter

Animator Paul Johnson (aka “OtaKing”) spent countless nights and weekends over a four year period creating this epic Star Wars fan film, drawn in the style of 1980s anime. Trust us when we say this needs to be made into a feature film.

The Ad-libbed Anime

The Ad-libbed Anime

(Offensive Humor) “Just fill the hole, hole-filler!” In 2005, ADV Films was allowed to rewrite the script of Ghost Stories for its U.S. release. They went crazy and turned the anime into a parody of itself, thanks to the actors’ hilarious improv.

Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia

A Netflix original anime series based on the eponymous manga (not the Muse track) follows a young man living among the last living humans, who abandoned Earth as it was destroyed by alien monsters. Premieres 7/4/14. Captions on.

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The AKIRA Project

The AKIRA Project

Almost two years in the making, this live-action fan tribute trailer for AKIRA does a great job capturing the spirit of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic anime film. And if you’re in the mood for AKIRA fan trailers, you must watch this.

Akira 25th Anniv. Blu-ray & DVD

Akira 25th Anniv. Blu-ray & DVD

The 25th anniversary Blu-ray & DVD combo of the influential cyberpunk masterpiece comes with a ton of features, including all previous English dubs, a 24-bit version of the Japanese dub and over 2 hours of bonus videos.

Anime Doctor Who

Anime Doctor Who

Prepare to be animated! The Nerdist and Rug Burn envision what Doctor Who might look like if it were an anime. How ever will the Doctor and Amy defeat Davros’ ultimate deadly weapon? Timey-wimey-super-combo! Activate!

Anime Makeovers

Anime Makeovers

(Link NSFW) Phil Mimms aka HMN ALNS likes to draw popular anime characters in flashy street clothes. He’s drawn characters from Naruto, Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball Z. You can buy his merch on Red Bubble.

Shogun Warriors Posters

Shogun Warriors Posters

Get your late 70’s giant robot fix on with this fun poster series from the Boiling Point Creative Group. Unlike the original toys, these pieces aren’t spring loaded and won’t smack you in the eyeball.

The New Kind: Part 1

The New Kind: Part 1

Peter Hyoguchi’s collaborative, crowd-funded Anime series has completed its first episode, introducing us to the incredible hidden genetic abilities of its protagonists, including the ability to turn into mechs.

DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga

DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga

An impressive DragonBall Z fan trailer from Harry & George Kirby, who created the action and effects-packed short to show the potential for a live-action DBZ flick – that doesn’t suck. (Thanks Jeff!)

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The New Kind (Teaser)

The New Kind (Teaser)

250 VFX artists – including some from Hollywood – are contributing time to this Anime series about two lovers who have never physically met – yet are connected psychically. Help fund production here.

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

This fun footage of DragonCon 2011 from YouTube user beatdownboogie has clips of renowned cosplayer Yaya Han, the Nightmare Armor costume makers and a seemingly perfect soundtrack.

Dub of the North Star

Dub of the North Star

(NSFW: Language) Cult classic Fist of the North Star was so violent it was silly. This parody dub a la Kung Pow by YouTuber WeeklyTubeShow2 is just plain silly. Dumb humor at its finest.

Epic Anime Time

Epic Anime Time

At Toronto’s Anime North convention, Yung Lee decided to do something a little different than just capturing shots of cosplayers, going the extra mile to turn them into stars in their own Anime.

ROSA (Trailer)

ROSA (Trailer)

Jesús Orellana’s richly animated ROSA is the story of a robot charged with recovering rare plant species to restore earth’s ecosystems, in a future megalopolis devoid of natural life. (Thanks Nate!)

Anime Guy Goes on a Date

Anime Guy Goes on a Date

(Sllightly NSFW) Andy might look like your average ordinary guy, but it turns out that he comes from a long family line of Japanese cartoon characters, and at times lives his life in an anime.

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