Anime

AI

Science Goes Too Far, Creates AI That Turns You Into an Anime Character

Thanks to researchers at video game company NCSoft, machine learning can turn you into anime.
Matthew Gault
8.2.19
hentai

‘Dear Fucking God:’ The ‘Alexandria Library’ of Hentai Has Suddenly Vanished

Sad Panda, a huge hentai-hosting website, is gone, and another 50 terabytes of hentai is also in danger of deletion.
Samantha Cole
7.27.19
Culture

Meet the Black Anime Cosplayers Blowing Up on Instagram

Five cosplayers tell us about their love for anime, finding a community within cosplay, and overcoming racist comments.
Janae Price
5.2.19
Internet

How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?
Luke Winkie
3.25.19
Anime

'Dragon Ball Z' Superfans Tell Us Why the Franchise Is Still So Popular

"'Dragon Ball' is the Iron Maiden of anime."
Tom Usher
1.31.19
Art

Takashi Murakami on Fukushima, Instagram, and his Custom Wardrobe

Takashi Murakami, master of the post-anime "superflat" aesthetic, has brought his older work into dialogue with some ambitious new projects, transforming the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow—and several other museums—into wild visual playpens.
Cedar Pasori
1.7.19
News

Japanese Dad Arrested for Drifting Racing Tiny Pickup Truck for the 'Gram

Dad's got some skills.
Alia Marsha
12.1.18
modern love

A Man Just Married an Anime Hologram in Japan. Now Here's the Rest of the Story

There's more going on here than a super strange wedding reception.
VICE Staff
11.14.18
daily vice

JPEGMAFIA Explains Why He Makes “Music to Be Hated”

The controversial rapper talked with us about 4chan lingo, having white fans, and his favourite anime soundtracks.
Phil Witmer
10.5.18
Anime

I Can't Stop Watching this Weirdly Sexual Cooking-Themed Anime

'Food Wars' is about world cuisine, empty elitism, and a plucky young upstart beating the odds.
Lizzy Saxe
8.7.18
Features

The Redemption of Haruhi Suzumiya: Why "God Knows" Is Still the Greatest Song Ever

On its 10th anniversary, the anime classic is still the sonic equivalent of a Mikuru Beam.
Jabbari Weekes
7.31.18
Animation

China's Answer to Studio Ghibli Is a This Modern Fairy Tale

Citing Hayao Miyazaki, the Coen brothers, and Ang Lee as influences, the creators of 'Big Fish and Begonia' want to make the best animated films in China.
Beckett Mufson
4.8.18
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