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Top 5 Controversial Anime Characters

No matter how hard an author or director tries, it’s impossible to make a character who everyone universally likes. Even famed favorites like Goku and Jotaro Kujo have haters for one reason or another, but sometimes, a particular character is so divisive that they split entire fandoms apart and garner a reputation that even people who haven’t seen their show can recognize from a mile away. Today, let’s learn about five of the most controversial anime characters of all time!

Fantasy & Supernatural Anime - Spring 2019

Our first impression of Spring 2019 was that it would have a solid lineup for fans of fantasy and supernatural shows, particularly those who know and love retro anime. We got fresh material from visionary directors, updated remakes of beloved classics, and the latest seasons of our favorite long-running series. We also saw a few sprightly newcomers with enough intrigue to capture our attention. So now that we’re shifting into summer, let’s take a look back to see how these anime held up based on our expectations of them from the beginning of the season! Which shows have cemented themselves as instant classics, and which are soon to be forgotten?

[Honey’s Anime Interview] Tia Ballard – Voice of Happy, Zero Two, Kagura Sohma, and More!

Tia Ballard has been in the voice acting business since 2010 and has voiced some of your favorite heroes in anime. She’s best known for bubbly and cute characters like Happy from Fairy Tail and Shao Mei from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but she has recently branched out with roles like the mature Zero Two from Darling in the Franxx. We sat down for a chat with her at Colossalcon in Sandusky, Ohio, and she opened up about all kinds of things: her motherly instinct towards the characters she plays, the unusual route she took to become a voice actor, and even her love of gardening. Let’s hear what she has to say!

What Fruits Basket Teaches Us About Abusive Relationships

Fruits Basket’s Zodiac curse sounds pretty silly when you first hear it: if a cursed person is hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they’ll temporarily transform into an animal. It seems like the perfect set-up for a wacky comedy, and the first few arcs of the story treat it that way. But once you think about it on a deeper level, it becomes clear that the curse prevents its members from forming any kind of intimacy with other people—from casual friends to even their own parents. And at the center of it all is the Zodiac’s “God”, Akito, whose iron grip on the Sohma family quashes any attempt at freedom with gaslighting and fits of rage.

5 Fruits Basket Manga Moments We Can't Wait to See Animated!

It’s finally here—the full-length Fruits Basket adaptation we’ve all dreamed about for 20 years! The 2001 anime is a nostalgic classic in its own right, but only gets as far as the 6th volume out of 23 before ending a bit anticlimactically. No storylines get resolved and some characters like Zodiac members Rin and Kureno as well as fan-favorite psychopath Ren don’t even get the chance to show up. But most importantly, the first anime doesn’t reach the point where Fruits Basket shifts from a high school comedy with a few sad backstories into the complex family drama that manga fans love so much.

Anime Rewind: Fruits Basket - What You Need to Know Before You Watch the Remake

Fruits Basket is one of the most influential shoujo manga out there, especially to Westerners. The tankobans released by Tokyopop served as the introduction for many of us to Japanese romance stories, and the 2001 anime was massively popular both here and all over the world.

And since remaking classic properties into new anime is all the rage right now, it seems to make perfect sense that Natsuki Takaya’s magnum opus would be next in line. If you’re new to the series or just want a refresher on this hallmark of romance manga, read on to find out what you need to know about Fruits Basket before you watch the remake!