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Akiba Souken’s 2022 poll announces last year’s most popular anime songs!

Japanese anime and popular culture news site Akiba Souken ran a poll in January 2022 to find everyone’s favourite anime songs from the past year, and the results are in! Do you agree with this ranking? Are any of your favourites here? 1.  Aina Suzuki – “Reverse-Rebirth” from Rumble Garanndol (Autumn 2021) 2. Vivi (VA. Kairi

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Great anime themed music and ASMR to help you study or relax

Did you know that listening to music can have lots of great effects on our body and mind? According to PsychCentral, music can: lower our heart rate and levels of stress hormones release endorphins and improve our sense of well-being reduce physical and emotional stress levels reduce stress-related symptoms, whether used in a clinical environment or

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Introducing AdorkaStock – pose reference paradise for anime artists!

Here at Anime Art Magazine and Anime Art Academy, we’re always promoting the use of reference images as one of the very best ways for our students to improve their anime drawing. Even top-level professional artists will regularly use reference material to make sure their poses look believable. But with the amount of unusual poses

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Five Anime series you should be watching this Winter!

We’re already midway through the winter anime season, and some seasons have finished already, but if you’re still undecided about which to watch, here’s a reminder of five highlights of the Winter 2022 anime line-up! We’ve covered as many genres as possible here, so there should be something for everyone. Anime synopsis andviewer rankings by

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Wise words and inspirational quotes from legendary JUMP manga-ka (Part 2)

Of course it’s important to learn all the right artistic techniques and perfect your drawing skills in order to make it big in the illustration industry. But knowing about the mindset of successful artists can be really helpful too! Let’s take a look at some more wise words and inspirational quotes from artists whose work

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Wise words and inspirational quotes from legendary JUMP manga-ka (Part 1)

Of course it’s important to learn all the right artistic techniques and perfect your drawing skills in order to make it big in the illustration industry. But knowing about the mindset of successful artists can be really helpful too! Let’s take a look at some wise words and inspirational quotes from some artists whose work

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“This Manga is Awesome” ranking 2022

The annual “This manga is awesome!” rankings have been announced! “This manga is awesome!” is a ranking that’s been running since 2006, and its sponsored by Japanese publisher Takarajimasha. The ranking is announced at the end of each year and picks up on all of the hottest upcoming manga that’s due for release the next

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What’s it like to work as a manga artist’s assistant? How can I become one?

There are many reasons people choose to become manga-ka’s assistants. From wanting to be close to and learn from an artist they admire, to simply wanting to draw manga, but not feeling confident about the “story writing” side of things. Manga-ka’s assistants aren’t like regular office workers, and have a lot of interesting and unique

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