Using an Anime Site to Take a Stand

This site’s tagline is “A place to celebrate anime. Reviews of series with interesting characters and moments of beauty.” Would you believe that in those two sentences, I’ve issued a challenge to some of the most toxic trends in the anime community and in the world at large? And in myself as well? A year […]

Why I Hate Dubs (Which I Love, by the Way!)

Let me just get this out of the way: I prefer subs. It’s not a religious thing. I don’t think people who love dubs are crazy or lesser fans than I am. It’s just that, in my experience, subs are closer to the original material than dubs. Well, subs are closer to the original than […]

Hiro’s No Hero! A Rant about Darling in the FranXX #14

I just watched Darling in the FranXX episode 14 (Punishment and Confession). Since the episode aired, I’ve been seeing memes blaming Ichigo for the train wreck at the end. Some of them are really funny, but here’s the thing. I don’t agree with them. Before you read any farther, I should probably mention that this is […]

We’re a CDJapan Affiliate!

​Crow’s World of Anime recently became an affiliate of CDJapan! They have a great selection of anime-related merchandise​, and they sometimes have merchandise that outlets in my region (United States/North America) can’t get. They also offer specials and bonuses during some first releases. You can their take on why you should shop from them here. I […]

A Place to Share and Celebrate Anime

If you’ve read many of the posts here at Crow’s World of Anime, first let me thank you for reading! Second, you may have noticed a trend: you don’t see a lot of negative criticism here. Sure, there’s the odd series that forces my hand like Taboo Tattoo, but that’s the exception that proves the […]

Studios: Crowd Source to Fansubbers and Rule the World!

Introduction In a previous life, I oversaw a software development practice. I worked for a visionary who saw the potential of something called crowdsourcing. That’s where you package work in compartmentalized chunks and ask folks on the internet to complete a unit of work on spec. I’d review the finished products and select the best […]

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