anime

Madman AnimeLab: Australian/NZ Anime Streaming Service With Free Trial

Madman Interactive has just unveiled AnimeLab, an anime-dedicated streaming service. It’s in beta, but it’s available now.


Japan Makes Awesome Anime Of Its Latest Rocket Launch With NASA

Today the NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard. The joint mission will collect data to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours. And there is an awesome anime about that. Because Japan.


The Congress Looks Like A Beautifully Heartbreaking Film

Imagine being digitally scanned so that your likeness can live forever. Imagine selling your “character” to a film studio so that it can preserve you and re-use you in future. Would you regret that decision and its implications? That’s the plot of The Congress, a French film that looks both beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.


An Ode To The Unsung Art Of Anime Backgrounds

Backdrops are called backdrops for a reason — they’re designed to fade against the focus of a particular scene. But as a new single-serving Tumblr called Anime Backgrounds proves, sometimes the best art is to be found behind the characters.


Tom Cruise Looks Bloody Ridiculous In This Mechanical Battle Armour

I’m sure it’s meant to look exciting, thrilling even. Tom Cruise bolting hell for leather from an encroaching explosion, a mechanical suit strapped to his arms, legs and torso, providing support in all the important places. Unfortunately, due to a combination of his odd gait and crazy facial expression, it just looks a bit… meh.


Ghost In The Shell's Think Tanks Are Intimidating, Even In LEGO Form

Major Kusinagi’s climactic fight against the Alakuneda Think Tank in the original Ghost in the Shell is easily one of the best fight scenes in modern anime. Now, that arm-shearing battle has gotten a bit cuter with a think tank made from stock LEGO bricks.


Gundam Leica Camera Doesn't Really Have Anything To Do With Anime

When I first heard about a new Leica camera being designed by Kunio Okawara-sama, the man responsible for the mechanical design of the insanely popular Gundam anime series, I nearly shit myself in excitement. Then I saw what it looked like.


Bread. In A Can.

Mmm. Bread. Delicious (well, somewhat) canned bread. In Japan, canned bread is a tasty treat for otaku. Don’t believe me?


Meet Gizmodo's Guest Artist: Nook

If you’re an eagle-eyed reader, you’ve probably noticed our new guest artist for the month: Nook. He specialises in illustrations and motion design and if you’ve seen his work, you’ll know how eye popping his stuff can be.


Tokyo's Power Supply Monitored By Neon Genesis Evangelion

With the blackouts, Tokyoites might want to keep track on the region’s power source. Here’s how they can do it in style. Evangelion style.