Guides

Evergreen articles that offer guidance, recommendations, and considerations for anime fans of all backgrounds.

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    Convention Safety

    After hearing reports about the man who brutally held his ex-girlfriend he met at a con captive for two months, and news earlier this year about the convicted sex offender who coerced…

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    Good Anime Stores in Chicago?

    The short answer is “no.” You can view our list of local retailers which may appeal to anime fans, but they do not meet our criteria for an all-encompassing anime store. The…

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    Chicago Haunts

    Not many understand the skill and passion that goes into making a truly fantastic cosplay. Anime fans often pour their hearts into a costume only seen for a three-day convention, leaving some…

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    Dance Machines

    Whether you’ve played a few rounds at a friends house or play regularly at an arcade, there’s nothing worse than dance game pads you can’t trust. Most experienced players devote hours on…

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    Anime Central Primer

    Whether you’re a seasoned con-goer or just a one-day attendee from last year, many of have already experienced the convention in some form and can offer a some tips for the uninitiated.…

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    The Anime Dabbler

    I can still remember the day my childhood friend called me on the telephone during the summer before my sophomore year of high school and said, “I’m really into this show. It’s…

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    Gift Shopping: Valentine’s Day

    Ahhh…otaku in love! What a delightful experience of having two souls with infatuations of giant robots and traveling samurai to share their love with one another. For some of you, this may…