Anime and Manga

  • Culture

    July 17, 2014

    Sailor Moon: Everyone's Girls

    Rothick Art Haus nails it with 'Moon Crisis: A Tribute to Sailor Moon'

  • Culture

    January 2, 2014

    Orange County Arts Preview 2014!

    From Laguna to Coastline College and beyond, the best in arts for the first half of the year

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Burger King in Japan Introduces a Burger Perfect For Anime-Watching

    Overseas branches of American fast food staples have been amusing me for years with their specials. The Japanese arm of Burger King in particular has been great source of entertainment, bringing us the black-bunned, squid ink burger; the grilled apple burger; and then there's that guy who ordered a ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2012

    Watching All of the Wachowskis' Movies

    Just for the sake of watching all of the Wachowskis' movies

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Screens Tuesday Night; Prepare to Be Geeked

    ​A special presentation Tuesday evening of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos folds into periodic gatherings by devotees of anime, manga and Asian music leading up to a June convention at the Anaheim Convention Center. The film, which opened last July in Japan, makes its local premiere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    7 Racist Video Games You Had No Idea Were Racist

    ​Racism isn't always obvious. From time to time, a number of blatantly racist video games are released, and everyone goes apeshit. There are rare situations, however, when the racism isn't as obvious. These are the situations in which thoughtless stereotypes are used, or when games touch upon infl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Scenes from Day One of the 2010 Anime Expo

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Ah, four glorious days in celebration of all things anime, film and more. Here's our first batch of images from the 2010 Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center by Christopher Victorio, showcasing everyone from Gloomy Bear and that creepy nurse thing from Sil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Love in the Time of Pokémon: Raichu Proposes to Pikachu

    True love knows no bounds (or sense of shame). While we've all seen public proposals at sporting events, this adventurous young romantic popped the question to his lady love while both were cosplaying as Pokémon characters at Anime Weekend Atlanta earlier this fall. Is it sort of inappropriate that ... More >>

  • Film

    May 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Vote for Man-Faye!

    The OC Register's contest to determine the new host of their online feature "The Juice" has been narrowed down to ten contestants, and they're asking for your vote. Most of the potential hosts look fairly generic, but one of them, as it turns out, has quite the colorful reputation, and we wonder if ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Power-puffy Grrrls

    Puffy AmiYumi Go Butch (Walker), Rock Harder, Stay Cute

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    "Death" takes to DVD

    One (or two, depending on how you look at it) of the highlights of the past Newport Beach Film Festival was the Death Note movies, the latest in a powerhouse franchise from Japan that began with comics, then spawned an anime series and many toys, and finally these live-action adaptations. Death Note ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Masquerade Ball liveblogging

    Saturday night is costume contest time at Comic-Con.Let's try live-blogging this mofo while vaguely inebriated. Logging in a bit belatedly. Line for free nachoes was huge -- they went instantly. Most costumes so far are cute li'l kids as Huntress, Rayden/Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, other similar ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007


    Trendzilla dons sorting hat, fits right in with the Slytherins—being a reptile and all

  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: Knocked Up, Once, Paprika, PierrepointThe Last Hangman

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Anime(xican) American: Stephanie Yanez brings sabor to karaoke

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2007


    Don't miss out on Satoshi Kon's newest anime masterpiece, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Lido Theater, a full month before anyone else in the country gets to see it. More info here, but it looks like tickets are only available at the box office, not online. And no, Satoshi didn't pay us to plug his flic ... More >>

  • Film

    April 12, 2007


    Paprika leaps into the collective consciousnessand spices it up

  • Culture

    February 1, 2007

    John, Long Gone

    A final introspective, before the Sympathy records founder moves

  • News

    June 29, 2006
  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    Turning Japanese

    Anime, superheroes and the outsourcing of the American imagination

  • Film

    June 9, 2005

    White Magic

    Howls Moving Castle, Shark Boy and Lava Girl

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    The Realm of the Unreal

    Snazzy but derivative, Appleseed is a ghost of its anime predecessors

  • Culture

    December 9, 2004

    Set Life-Force Buttons to Level 20

    GenCon uses the force to unite gamers, elves, Vin Diesel

  • Film

    July 1, 2004

    Cartoon geekboys are go!

    Anime Expo 2004 descends into the heart of Disney

  • Film

    January 15, 2004

    A Tale of Two Tokyos

    Anime master Satoshi Kons belated Christmas carol

  • Columns

    July 17, 2003
  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Fear Factory

    Jin-Roh shows anime at its most terrifying