The Hilariously Bad 1987 Devilman OVA Dub (Mary Lee loves Devilman: Part 2)

If you’re up on your anime and manga history, you’ll know that winter 2018’s Devilman: Crybaby is a modernized adaptation of Go Nagai’s legendary 1972 manga Devilman. But you might not know that, before Crybaby, the only legal way to watch a Devilman anime in English was to pop in a VHS tape containing one of the most hilariously bad dubs the early ‘90s had to offer – the 1987 OVA Devilman: The Birth, and its 1990 sequel Devilman: The Demon Bird.

The Far-Reaching Influence of Devilman (Mary Lee Loves Devilman: Part 1)

Go Nagai’s 1972 manga, Devilman, tells the story of Akira Fudo, a mild-mannered teen who unwittingly gets possessed by a spirit from the underworld and becomes a vicious demon hunter. And just as Nagai’s later project, Mazinger Z, is considered to be one of the biggest influencers of the mecha genre, Devilman has had an enormous impact on the works that came after it.

The manga’s top-selling original run, as well as its many adaptations and spin-offs (such as Devilman Lady and Violence Jack), have secured its place in the popular consciousness for the past four decades. Today, Devilman’s influence can be seen across countless genres and even pops up in non-Japanese media on occasion. So let’s take a look at how this classic manga inspired the creators of some of our favorite series to turn to the dark side.

Top 10 English Dub Anime [Updated Best Recommendations]

It’s a debate that’s raged on since the earliest days of the anime fandom - subs vs dubs. Are you a purist who only watches anime in its native language? do you wait patiently for the English releases? or do you just decide on a show-by-show basis? Since anime dubs used to be known for awkward performances, censorship, and sloppy Westernization, it seemed only natural in the ‘90s and early 2000s to write all of them off as inferior. But now that the Western fandom has evolved and localization studios have had a few decades to perfect their craft, we see dubs coming out every season that can truly stand toe to toe with their Japanese counterparts - and in some cases, surpass them.

Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 10 best English anime dubs. With standout performances filled with memorable lines and iconic voices, these shows just wouldn’t be the same without their outstanding dubs.

Life in the Artist's Alley

If you’ve ever been to an anime convention, you’ve spent at least a little bit of time in the Artist’s Alley. For fans, it’s an opportunity to find unusual nerdy merchandise that can’t be bought in normal stores. And for the independent artisans running the booths, it’s a special opportunity to sell their wares in person to the very customers who will appreciate their work the most. But, who exactly are these artisans? What kind of people are they and how do they run their businesses?

To delve deeper into the fascinating world of independent artists and dealers, we spoke to four different shop owners – primarily at Colossalcon in Sandusky, Ohio – about their businesses and day-to-day lives. Here’s what we found out!

What is Sakuga? [Definition, Meaning]

We all know it when we see it - that moment in an anime when the animation suddenly transforms from its normal, plain self into a fluid, amazingly beautiful spectacle that takes our breath away. It might be a pivotal battle, a long-awaited love confession, or (fittingly enough) a magical girl transformation. And then, when it’s finally over, we pick our jaws up from the floor and marvel at what we witnessed. What just happened? and, why can’t anime be like that all the time?

[Editorial Tuesday] The Tokusatsu Genre: Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Metal Heroes, and more!

One of the most bizarre shows to cross over into American culture was Power Rangers – or Super Sentai, as it’s known in its home country. It seems normal enough now, but a gang of rainbow-spangled superheroes fighting rubber-suit monsters by posing dramatically and smashing their vehicles together into a giant robot? That’s pretty weird. Where did the idea even come from? Today, we’ll answer that question by diving headfirst into the historied and hysterical tokusatsu genre!