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“Promare” Film Review: Studio TRIGGER Blazes Forward

Studio TRIGGER pulls out all the stops in this explosive spectacle that shows just exactly what they're all about.

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 Animator to Work...

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

Rock Along With Franchouchou at ZOMBIE LAND SAGA’s ZK Café

The love for Franchouchou never truly dies at this limited collaboration café where you can eat, drink, and experience ZOMBIE LAND SAGA to your life's fullest.

Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe

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

Public Survey: Anime Watching Habits in Ramadan

Back in 2018, we asked readers about how ramadan affects their habits in watching anime and playing certain kind of games.

“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.

Fan Event Culture in Indonesia: Findings and Insight from Greater Jakarta Area

Events are among the more visible manifestations of fan activities, and that also goes for anime fans in Indonesia. We take a portrait of event preferences and habits of anime fans in Indonesia's largest urban region, the Greater Jakarta area.

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.

Opinion: Is Sentai in Trouble? The Current State of Super Sentai

Using dinosaur theme for the fourth time and having low toy sales and ratings have caused some concern about the status of the Super Sentai series, but things may not be as bad as they seem.

Meet Five World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Cosplayers in Daisuki! Japan Festival 2019 Malang

International cosplayers with World Cosplay Summit experiences ateended Daisuki! Japan Festival 2019 in Malang. They shared their impressions of Malang cosplay performers and tips for competitive cosplayers.

“Botchan” Novel Review: Natsume Souseki’s Classic a Window to Japan in Times of Change

Written in the time of intense modernization in Japan, "Botchan" captures how Japanese society changes at the time.

Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly: What Purpose Does the Sex Scene Serve?

Indonesian fans were concerned that the sex scene in "Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly" will be censored when the film is shown in Indonesian theatres. How important is the scene, actually?

Studio Ghibli to Have Exhibition and Film Screenings in Indonesia in...

Indonesian fans can prepare for the exhibition and film screenings from Studio Ghibli that will be held in 2017!

Debunking the Anime Production Myths – Part 1: Introduction

Is it true that budget is the decisive factor for animation quality? KAORI's resident sakuga enthusiast takes a look at this and other common myths about how the anime industry works.

Love Live! vs IDOLM@STER: An Unnecessary Conflict?

Two groups of idols, one never-ending bickering between the fans. But is it all worth it?

“Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms” is Now Available on Ponimu

After the hold back period has ended, "Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms" is finally available on Ponimu.