Amazon’s $5-a-month Anime Streaming Service

For $5 a month, Amazon Prime members can bundle a new service to their streaming package: Anime Strike. Offering 1,000+ titles, the feature offers an array of classics as well as current anime shows. Amazon is offering a seven day free trial for those interested. Anime Strike is part of Amazon Channels—tailored, standalone streaming packages that launched back in December. More of these selective content …

Anime-Inspired Art by Mayi Bashou Wang

Futuristic warriors, sorcerers and strange creatures all created with meticulous attention to detail

As early as in the 1920s, China saw the first experiments in the world of manga and animation thanks to the introduction of lithographic printing derived from the West. The later years of political turmoil prevented the new industry from growing and the grassroots of Chinese manhua culture were swept away by the Cultural Revolution. When China opened up after the reform, Japan was already …

The Dawn of Japanese Animation

In a city awash with museums and galleries, navigating New York's rich cultural landscape can be a daunting task, even for the well-versed local. Still, sometimes the weekly choice of what to do is refreshingly simple. Dawn of Japanese Animation 13-16 February 2008 Japan Society 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 map tel. +1 212 832 1155