Opinion: The Rise and Rise of Ultraman, 55 Years On

Japan's giant hero is now 55 years old and seemingly bigger than ever. What sort of developments for the franchise in recent years led to it's global resurgence?

OPINION – Beyond Rankings: Context Matters in Reading Anime Popularity Polls

The writer argues that proper contexts are necessary to make reasonable readings and conclusions from anime popularity polls

Opinion: Twist and Mystery in “Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou”

How does the new anime in the franchise, "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou" make its twist for longtime audience who has consumed past "Higurashi" media?

Opinion: Life-Changing Anime: Is Anime An Information Resource?

How can anime be life changing? The author considers this question through the lens of information science theories.
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Opinion: How to Recommend Anime and Manga (Perhaps) Like a Librarian

Have you ever felt confused about how to recommend anime and manga to someone who is not familiar with both media? A student of Library and Information Science shares some methods to choose recommendations.

What Should We Improve? Share Your Feedback in The Indonesian Anime Times Reader Survey

For five years The Indonesian Anime Times have been bringing news and views from Indonesia on Japanese and Indonesian pop culture to the world, and now we'd like to hear your feedback!

Opinion: In Defense of “your name.” and Kishōtenketsu as Narrative Technique

What can we learn from the narrative structure of Makoto Shinkai's enormously successful film "your name."?

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.

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.

Anime Intertextuality: Between Pop Culture, Historical and Cultural Values

Every text is related to another text. And so too in anime or manga, intertextuality can be found.

Opinion: When Capital Dictates the Editorial Board

Media independence can be interfered by the power of capital. What is the relevance for media that report on Japanese popular culture-related topics?

Opinion: There’s More Than One Way to Enjoy Anime

Different people may like different types of anime, or even like the same anime for different reasons.

Opinion: Out of the Trap of Friends’ Anime Tastes

Sometimes, the tastes and preferences of your friends can limit your experiences in watching anime.

Opinion : Anyone Can Claim the Top Anime

Whenever the year changes, various outlets held surveys and make top anime lists of the year. How to respond to such lists?

Opinion: Moe from Character Relationships – Asymmetry or Convergence?

The writer recounts how reading about fujoshi has brought him to see another interesting side to moe.

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Opinion: The Rise and Rise of Ultraman, 55 Years On

Japan's giant hero is now 55 years old and seemingly bigger than ever. What sort of developments for the franchise in recent years led to it's global resurgence?

“SSSS.Dynazenon” Anime Review: What is Something Worth Fighting For?

At the end of the day, SSSS.Dynazenon is a good show. It in fact, very good. But what exactly makes it such a compelling one?

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