If You Like Shirtless Anime Boys, Watch Free!

Earlier this year, four shirtless anime boys appeared in a commercial—a commercial that became so popular that a full anime series about them was ordered. That is how Free! was created. And, as you might expect from those beginnings, Free! is a shameless cash-in—though that doesn't make for an unwatchable show. » 11/05/13 5:00am 11/05/13 5:00am

If The Swimming Anime Did It, So Can Little Witch Academia

Being a fan is a powerful thing. Fans can modify a game's ending. More recently, a fandom's excitement was responsible for turning a 30 second clip into a full-fledged anime series—even though the studio didn't initially have plans to expand on the clip. If the Swimming Anime could do that, then Little Witch Academia » 4/29/13 3:30pm 4/29/13 3:30pm

Congrats Devoted Fans, The Swimming Anime Is Now Real

A month ago, the fandom around the "Swimming Anime" was based on an anime that wasn't real. Fans didn't care. They gave the characters identities, backstories, fan-art and more—all based on a 30 second clip! Some dismissed these efforts as ridiculous, but it seems it has paid off: the anime is now becoming a reality.… » 4/26/13 1:00pm 4/26/13 1:00pm

It's Not a Real Anime, But The Fandom Around It Is

All that 'officially' exists of this anime is about 30 seconds of young, hunky swimmers. That's it; the anime isn't real. It doesn't even have a name. The clip is a promotional thing for the Kyoto Animation studio, but that hasn't stopped anyone from falling in love with the idea of the anime according to The Daily… » 3/11/13 9:30pm 3/11/13 9:30pm