Category: Anime 101

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 »

Animecast: Anime 101

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So you’re new to anime, or want to introduce someone to anime. There’s a few things you need to know before venturing into this fairly complicated endeavour. Thankfully we here at Otaku Spirit have compiled the need-to-know on how to get started in anime. Things to avoid, things to look for, and how best to comfortably expand into the world of anime. Read more »

Anime Sols Helps Bring Content West

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In the ever-expanding quest to find new ways of supporting and getting anime content, we’ve recently discovered Anime Sols.  It’s essentially a collaboration of many Japanese studios and stations that seek to bring classic anime to the western audience.  Whether by streaming or box sets. Read more »

5 Anime That Will Make You Cry

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Some of the best anime can invoke so many emotions.  Anger, fear, disgust, joy, love, and even sadness.  While some may dismiss the notion of ever shedding a tear, it’s obvious that companies like Key are out to get them.  So whether you want to admit it or not, here are a list of 5 anime that will tug at those tear ducts and get the waterworks going. Read more »

Best Practices: Supporting Anime You Watch Online

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We here at OtakuSpirit love our anime.  Just as many reading this do as well.  However getting your hands on it is not always easy.  Costs, viruses, conscience, and even legalities are always a running factor.  The other aspect is always that we truly want to support our anime to help it grow and be successful.  That’s why we are constantly seeking great new ways to consume anime and get it into other people’s hands. Read more »

Japanese or English Dub?

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For some time, I often question myself when writing reviews on certain games that contain Japanese language tracks. My recent one was with Atelier Totori. When I get to the point of critiquing Japanese versus English, I start to question myself of “Do I really know if these Japanese voice actors are doing a good job?” To be quite honest, I can’t speak but a few coin phrases in Japanese. Although after my many years of being fascinated by Japanese culture, games, and anime; I have become good at distinguishing spoken phrases, patterns, and honorifics. Read more »