Top 10 Tearjerker Anime


Japanese anime fans forced to admit which anime reduced them to tears supply an intensely tragic ranking sure to wet the eyes of even the sternest anime aficionado.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 26, 2011 23:17

    80% of the characters die in the last 2 episodes.... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 28, 2011 23:41

    According to anidb Elfen Lied has 12k votes, NGE and Bebop have 10k votes. It's absolute maximum with 1/5 margin.... More

Top 10 Most Tightly Bound Anime Siblings


Japanese anime and manga fans asked which brother and sister characters they consider to exhibit the tightest familial bonds provide a list refreshingly devoid of the improbable quasi-incestuous relationships so beloved of late-night anime and ecchi manga.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 6, 2012 09:34

    The vampire twins from Black lagoon.. Anyone?!... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 16, 2012 21:30

    the siblings from Chocotto Sister & Scrapped Princess are excellent too...... More


Famed Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki’s hatred of technology has lately taken on a distinctly survivalist tone – now he is fulminating about how modern technology is robbing the poor children of such crucial life skills such as fire-making and flint-knapping.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2011 01:07

    no it's not. specialization equals wealth... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2011 01:04

    I'll be sure to buy the spoons and forks you make in your shed then, at an attractive price adjusted of course.... More

Top 10 Anime Movies of All Time


Japan’s top cinema rag Kinema Junpo has published a list of the best anime movies of all time.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 29, 2013 03:23

    summer wars have a great plot and deserve to be seen but the artistic realisation is shitty ,TV anime quality for me (with just a little better animation)... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 29, 2013 01:16

    sorry but lupin III is better than akira[b]for you[/b] for me akira is better than everything else in this top10 but i'm ok if it's not classed in first position cogliostro is great and deserve beeing in top... More

Nausicaa, American Style


Classic Ghibli anime Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, or “Warriors of the Wind” as early releases were called, seems to yield some insight into national character by way of a comparison of its theatrical posters…

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  • alidan commented on July 23, 2010 14:25

    i read it as billion, if i misread that than my bad. and as for military spending, i can actually explain that to some extent. granted i fucking hate how much we spend. see what america strives... More

  • erochichi commented on July 23, 2010 05:58

    My comment did not appear to edit, so "maga" in my comment means "manga".... More


Hayao Miyazaki, of Studio Ghibli fame, has launched into one of his trademark rambling tirades against the ills of technology, likening “iWhatever” users to “chronic onanists.”

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  • Anonymous commented on January 3, 2014 07:03

    creation doesn't need supporters if you want an iwhatever, create your own, don't buy from other people if you want a bed, create your own I think that's what he meant... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 7, 2012 21:32

    The iPad was nothing new. In fact, Apple hasn't come up with anything actually new since 1993 - when they introduced the Newton, the original portable touch-screen computer. And Steve Jobs was subhuman;... More


The winner of a newly instituted prize for disabled artists was stripped of her title after it became apparent she had plagiarised a Studio Ghibli character; the judges, including an art professor and two gallery bosses, apparently suspected but awarded the prize anyway, whilst the organisers pointed out that they had not actually explicitly prohibited plagiarism.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 8, 2012 07:38

    There'd be a lot of mosaics in that hentai...... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 15, 2010 06:01

    Sighhhh, been seeing a lot of this lately... If you take all works of art and look at all of them, you are gonna find things that look similar or even the same, even if... More

Ghibli’s Karigurashi no Arrietty Adapts “The Borrowers”


Studio Ghibli has announced its next movie will be an anime adaptation of famous children’s story “The Borrowers,” to be entitled Karigurashi no Arrietty with a theatrical release due in 2010.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 3, 2010 17:17

    Ah, I see what you did there. Well played, Sir.... More

  • Unicogirl commented on December 29, 2009 05:23

    I'm going to predict how this adaptation will go. The female character will act exactly like Ghibli's previous female characters. She will also look like Ghibli's previous female characters, only more obviously white. Then comes the usual... More

PM Hatoyama Huge Fan of Ecchi Manga I”s


New Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has confessed to being an avid fan of manga and anime, mentioning the notoriously erotic manga I”s as a favourite, and saying that he thinks government should promote and not restrict manga and anime.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 15, 2013 10:55

    col... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 16, 2009 06:13

    I read I''s one time. I'd say it's much more a romance story with the guys random sexual thoughts of his beloved and not so much eroge. More like a romance novel made for guys, and... More

Anime DVD Sales Early August – Miyazaki & Gundam


The latest weekly Anime DVD Sales rankings have been released by Oricon, highlighting the many mecha fans that are purchasing the flood of Gundam 30th Anniversary re-releases of classic Gundam titles, and of course the immense popularity of anything directed by Miyazaki.

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  • hALOTOO commented on August 16, 2009 22:10

    Classic will always remain classic, nothing beat Amuro and Char combi... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 16, 2009 00:58

    SEED was not TOO bad (unlike seed destiny which was utter crap) but no way in hell can it beat 00 or Zeta. 0083 ftw!!... More

Ghibli Game “Ninokuni” Due for DS



New details have emerged on the unusual RPG collaboration between Level 5 and Studio Ghibli, entitled 二ノ国 / Ninokuni, or The ‘Another’ World, and due to be released on the Nintendo DS sometime in 2009.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 3, 2009 11:10

    Dumbass. No dubs in a western release? You read Nipponese?... More

  • Ichigo69 commented on May 30, 2009 05:35

    Now if only somebody would convince him (Miyazaki) to release his Museum Shorts on DVD/BR or something...... More

Studio Ghibli Ero Gallery

Studio Ghibli Ero Gallery

I must admit I was very surprised at the quality of the erotic Studio Ghibli parodies around; they seem capable of attracting some talented artists indeed. You can see the fruits of their labours in these images.

Nausicaa seems to feature prominently, which is as well as the manga is a truly magnificent work. Kiki and Mononoke Hime also seem a popular choice for artists, though as yet the more recent titles are poorly represented. Perhaps they are unsuitable?

Since after culling deficient images there turned out to be rather more than anticipated, a portion was excepted and instead placed on the Channel, where you can as ever browse all these images and more.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 8, 2013 17:51

    Master Miyazaki would certainly not be very happy of these examples of oversexualisation of his own universe…... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 2, 2013 10:47

    FAPiuous!... More

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