‘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.


An Interview with Cookie, Japan's Favorite Comedian-Turned-Artist

Ahead of his debut at Artexpo in New York, we talked to Nikuguso Tarou about art, comedy, and keeping it 'kawaii.'


This Touching Anime Nails Growing Up with a Single Parent

I saw myself and my relationship with my mother in the anime series 'sweetness and lightning.'


'Paradise Lost,' Today's Comic by Merv Heers

Tahira is lead through a nightmarish, Ghibli-like world in this dreamy love letter to classic anime and manga.


Japan Is in an Anime EMERGENCY

Manga and anime piracy is a big problem for creators, and the Japanese government is enacting an "emergency measure" to help.


'Welcome to Alter-World,' Today's Comic by Merv Heers

After stumbling around a strange new world, Tahira bumps into a human-like creature who promises to be her guide.


'Sabu the Bruiser,' Today's Comic by Tadao Tsuge

An ex-kamikaze pilot remembers his days as a World War II pilot in this comic by alternative manga legend Tadao Tsuge. Make sure to read from right to left.


When Cosplay Crosses the Line

Indonesia's cosplay scene has a sexual harassment problem.


'Alita: Battle Angel' Doesn't Understand Why Anime Characters Have Big Eyes

The big, expressive eyes of anime reflect a very specific history. The new 'Alita' film doesn't seem to know that.


'Telephobia,' Today's Comic by Merv Heers

When Tahira slips into a vivid day dream about slaying knights and finding love, her newly-formed fear of phones brings her back to reality.


'Manga Is Masturbation,' Today's Comic by Berliac

A protest takes a weird turn when our heroes are turned away from buying MSG after being accused of appropriating Asian culture.


'Telephone,' Today's Comic By Merv Heers

Tahira gets a haunting prophecy while stranded in a phone booth.