Category: Anime 101

Animecast: Fanservice

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We’ve dabbled in it here and there, but it’s finally time to sit down and have “that talk.” The aspect of anime that you either love, hate, or just deal with. The peaks and jiggles that makes you wonder just what is the point. Join us as we dive into fanservice and many of its traits. Read more »

Animecast: Magical Girls

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Frilly outfits, moe characters, power of friendship, contracting mascots, and often naughty transformations. All the workings of a Magical Girl show and the aspects in which we analyze in this episode of the Animecast. Read more »

Newcomer’s Guide To Anime Conventions

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With Summer around the corner, Anime Conventions are set to open their doors to the masses.  Otaku, Cosplayers, Vendors, Panels, and more will converge into a smorgasbord of all the things we love.  While anyone can attend, it’s not always a good idea to go unprepared.  Thankfully the folks at Viewster have put together a great guide to surviving your first con! Read more »

Animecast: Figure Collecting

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OtakuSpirit.com has reached its 1 year anniversary and to celebrate we are here with a new episode of the Animecast! We discuss Evangelion 3.33’s release, Steins;Gate cancellation, anime stopping short, and figures! Read more »

Animecast: Thankful For Our Community

Happy Thanksgiving! For many of our listeners, today is a day of celebrating things that we are thankful for. So what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving for us, than to celebrate our many listeners by answering tons of their questions. Thanks to everyone for listening to our show and for making our community what it is today! Read more »

Animecast: Fundamentals of Harems

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Boys transferring to all-girls schools, girls falling from the skies onto harmless boys, girls being moved into a single apartment in a broke down complex, or vampire boys seeking the delicious blood of a single girl. Harems, yes harems. We dive into what makes a harem and define the attributes about them. Read more »

Spotting a Used Nendoroid or Figure

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If you’re a collector of figures, or just have a select few choice figures that you just had to have, you have probably ran into the fear of fake or used figures when you pay for new.  While preparing for this week’s video submission to the Otaku Spirit YouTube channel, one of those very problems arose.  A used and damaged figure sold as a new one. Read more »

Animecast: Anime 201

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After some time and delays, and thanks to a kind nudge by one of our favorite community members, the Animecast is back with yet another class in anime culture. In this Anime 201 segment, we dive into some heavy insight into the jargon that surrounds anime or rather the Japanese language. What’s a yandere? Bishoujo? Listen in and find out! Read more »

Animecast: Anime Art and Production

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We here at Otaku Spirit love our listener questions.  For that reason we’ve decided to release a mid-week podcast where we answer a few of the questions have that been building up.  From thoughts on shows, anime art, and anime production, we answer them to the best of our ability. Read more »

Top 50 Anime You Should Watch

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In the great sea of anime, it’s difficult sometimes to find the gems amongst them. Even with Top 10 lists on every site, we often find similar titles throughout each one. To break from this mold, OtakuSpirit presents its first of many posts to help you find great titles that you should watch. Read more »