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.


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

"Dragon Ball is the Iron Maiden of anime."


The Story Behind That Guy Who Married an Anime Hologram in Japan

There's more going on here than a super strange wedding reception.


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.


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.


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.


What Is Doki Doki Literature Club and Why Is It Causing Moral Panic?

Police and schools have recently issued warnings over the anime-style ‘visual novel’ that features suicide and psychological horror.


China's Answer to Studio Ghibli Is a Stunning 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.


An Open Letter Begging Frank Ocean to Finally Ship Us the ‘Endless’ Vinyl

We all ordered 'Endless' in November, but three months later and still no official word on when the vinyl will be shipped. You torment us, Frank.


We Went to a Comic Con in Pakistan

A day with the magnificent cosplaying nerds of Comic Con Lahore.


We Asked People to Sum Up Their First Celebrity Crush in Six Words

"Punk Nicolas Cage in 'Valley Girl'."


Love Is Dead, and So Is the Penguin Who Fell for a Cardboard Cutout

"Thank you, Grape-kun, for all this time. Rest peacefully in heaven.“