DARLING in the FRANXX and the Evangelion Lineage

Linking conflicts of interpersonal relationships with battles for the fate of the world places DARLING in the FRANXX in a certain lineage in thinking about the place of technology and the relation between collective and personal spaces.

Interview with Animator Ida Bagus Yoga (guzzu): “I Won’t Recommend Indonesian...

We interviewed Ida Bagus Yoga aka guzzu, a freelance animator from Bali who has been involved in many anime productions.

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“Sakura Quest” Anime Review: Promises and Pitfalls of Regional Development

Another original anime from P.A. Works set in the countryside, "Sakura Quest" explores how developing the countryside with tourism is not a simple matter.

First Impression: “Kino’s Journey” Manga Vol. 1 – Retreading the Journey in the Beautiful...

This manga adaptation of long-running light novel series "Kino's Journey" takes readers back to the familiar journeys.

“The Promised Neverland” Anime Review: Filled with Cleverly Done Twists

With clever directions that make the twists impactful, "The Promised Neverland" is one of the best and a must watch anime from winter 2019 season.

Anime Review: The Reality of Library Politics in “Library War”

Libraries in real life may not actually take up arms like in this anime, but "Library War" highlights the politics of library and access to information with its conflict.

“Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit” (Sora no Shita Yane no Naka) Manga Review: The...

The experiences of job seeking in Indonesia and Japan feel similar enough to make Sora no Shita Yane no Naka a very relatable manga.

Event Report

Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe

Macross music artists past and present come together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert.

Japan Cinema Week 2018 Studio Ponoc Talkshow: Finding Heroes around Us

At Japan Cinema Week 2018 in Jakarta, director Yoshiyuki Momose and producer Yoshiaki Nishimura introduced Studio Ponoc, and answer questions about the studio's short films anthology, "Modest Heroes."

Opinion

Linked by Keychains: How Otaku Communicate Through Character Goods

Character keychains, badges and T-shirts are among the things that bring fans connected to each other.

Opinion: Seeking Social Criticism Through “School Life” Anime and Manga

School is a place of learning, and so too there are things to learn from school life anime and manga.

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Anisong Picks – Spring 2016

We choose some of the best song from spring 2016 anime series.

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Uniqlo’s “Manga UT” Line-Up Released in Indonesia

Uniqlo's latest manga-themed T-shirts are now also available in Indonesia.

“Touken Ranbu,” “Osomatsu-san” Films Release Dates in Indonesia Revealed

Various films based on Japanese IPs to start screening in Indonesia in May.

Indonesian Superhero Film “Gundala” to be Released in August 2019

Screenplay Films has released a teaser for "Gundala" film, expected to start an Indonesian superhero cinematic universe.

Classic ‘Silat’ Character “Si Buta dari Gua Hantu” Now Available in English

"Si Buta dari Gua Hantu: Mata Malaikat” digital comic is now available in English under the title “The Blind from Phantom Cavern: Mata Malaikat”.

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