Recently, some of the most popular anime feature mentors who fulfill a more emotional role than a true teaching one. How are people responding to these changes, and what does it mean for our favorite anime?
If you had told me I’d live to see that day that Hatsune Miku could potentially be shoved off her virtual girl throne, I would have laughed at the unrealistic idea. Well, here we are in 2019, and I've been sorely proved wrong. Virtual YouTuber extraordinaire Kizuna AI has just released original music, and is very realistically poised to snatch Hatsune Miku's crown. She's an interesting evolution of the virtual girl, and a predictor of how the virtual girl will further [...]
The most astounding thing about NEO YOKIO as an anime is how its Black characters are a true representation of Black people in real life. The characters aren't drawn as racist caricatures, they talk and act like Black people without being a stereotype, and Kaz (the protagonist) gets no credit for his innovation in fashion after it is appropriated.