Vampire Weekend frontman and Jaden Smith team up for satirical anime that gets lost in its luxury

If you watched Game Of Thrones and spent time on the internet this summer, you might have seen a few tweets directed at Bran Stark, whose personal reinventions as the Three-Eyed Raven came off to some like a Westerosi Jaden Smith. What that generally means is vague, incoherent, freshman Philosophy 101-speak that can…

You will never be able to un-see Wendy’s mascot as a smug anime girl

Wendy’s social team has had a big 2017, finding its off-handed dismissal of a troll suddenly picked up on as a feel-good reverse David and Goliath narrative, in which a corporate behemoth steps on a tiny troll and everyone cheers because fuck trolls. Since then, the Wendy’s team has gone full-on shit-poster, eagerly…

Japan realizes there isn’t a Godzilla anime, immediately fixes that

Shin Godzilla—or Godzilla: Resurgence in most of the world—recently stomped its way through Japanese theaters, reigniting people’s love for the big monster faster than a blast of his atomic breath. Now, the Godzilla custodians at Toho have come up with a new way to capitalize on that film’s success, and it’s an idea…

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A thoughtful examination of Ghost In The Shell’s artful use of space

Ghost In The Shell, Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 cyperpunk masterpiece, is high on the list of anime that even people who don’t watch anime have seen, and with good reason. It’s a beautiful, challenging film, impeccably drawn and directed, light on dialogue but big on big ideas. In his latest video, The Nerdwriter Evan Puschak…

Watch a super rad “Star Wars: TIE Fighter” short film done in ’80s anime style

The question, “what would Star Wars look like in the style of ’80s anime like Macross” has finally been answered. For fans of both–as well as the TIE Fighter and X-Wing game series and cool-looking shit in general–one-man animation team Paul “OtaKing” Johnson drops a real treat in the form of this “Star Wars: TIE…