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There's An Actual Baby Named Naruto And Now Anime Is Real

Naruto Scott Murphy was born earlier this month at 5:23am in Titusville, Florida, to parents Devon Scott Murphy and Deedra Lee Newsome. The baby, whose legal name — and I cannot stress this enough — is Naruto, was of normal health, aside of course from the giant, mythical nine-tailed fox sealed inside him.


10 Anime That Will Change Your Life

Only a handful of TV shows, movies, books or cartoons can be called “life-changing,” masterpieces that transform you and the way you perceive yourself and/or the world, or let you understand something you never did before. These 10 anime series will change you if you watch them. But it’s not a definitive list, so add your candidates in the comments!


The United States Of Japan Shows What Happens When Ideology Crumbles

In Peter Tieryas’ novel The United States of Japan, the United States loses the Second World War to Japan, and finds itself split between the invading Japanese army and Nazi Germany.


Australia Gets A New Convention: The Madman Anime Festival Is Coming To Melbourne

Designed to be the ultimate celebration of anime and Japanese culture, Madman Anime Festival will debut later this year in Melbourne. Held on 3 and 4 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event is a collaboration between Madman and Animelab.

What can you expect? Think international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, live stage performances, pop-up shops, screenings, and “exclusive anime events”.


Watch: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' As An Anime Opening Sequence

The music! The action! The editing with just enough cheesiness! Star Wars: The Force Awakens re-imagined as an anime is downright brilliant, and too good not to share. Would watch/10.


Life Would Be A Lot Cooler If It Had These Anime Effects Built In

Neat animation effects in this video directed by Ernest Desumbila for Lighten Up, the latest song by Citizens! This London band kind of reminds me of Phoenix after going through a dance club blender mixed with some LCD Soundsystem and Pet Shop Boys ice. Good track to drive around LA, destination unknown.


AnimeLab Now Has A (Great) App For iPad And iPhone

Australia’s own Madman Entertainment has a great little homegrown anime streaming service in AnimeLab, and after half a year on PC and Android it’s finally making its way to the iPad and iPhone.


The Anime Version Of Family Matters Is Way Better Than The Original

Video: Meet Urkel-San, the protagonist of the new Animation Domination High-Def video that transforms Family Matters into an uncanny anime world full of swords, robots and magic potions. I don’t know about you but I like this version much better than the original.


Watch Hayao Miyazaki Animating The Last Shot Of His Career

Video: This excerpt from The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness — a new documentary about the legendary Studio Ghibli — shows anime master Hayao Miyazaki drawing the last shot of the last film of his career, The Wind Rises. It was precisely during the shooting of this documentary that Miyazaki decided to retire from filmmaking.


AnimeLab Is How You Do A Streaming Video Service Properly

I haven’t watched anime for years, but there’s one particular streaming service that is getting me back into it at a rapid pace.


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