Cartoon Network Announces Toonami Rewind

“If you squint really hard they almost look new…”

Toonami Rewind will begin airing on Fridays from May 31st on Cartoon Network this month, presenting three classic anime series over a two hour time-slot. To start, the programming block will air Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Naruto. It has not yet been announced if Toonami Rewind will include other classic anime from Cartoon Network’s past.

UCSC’s SAMA Presents SlugCon 2024 • 05/19/2024


SlugCon is UCSC’s very own anime convention, hosted by SAMA (Slug Anime & Manga Association). Admission is free!

Join SAMA at the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Merrill Cultural Center on May 19th for an Artists’ Alley, Maid Cafe, panels, games, giveaways, and more.

Source: SlugCon 2024 – A Convention Celebrating Japanese Anime Culture

FanimeCon 2024 • May 24th – 27th • San Jose, CA

FanimeCon 2024

FanimeCon is gearing up for their 30th Anniversary, May 24th – 27th, 2024 at the San Jose Convention Center.

Hirokatsu Kihara

Returning Guest of honor Hirokatsu Kihara is a highly accomplished industry veteran with a career in Manga and Anime spanning several decades.

Yuu Hayashi

Guest of honor Yuu Hayashi affiliated with Ken Production, voices anime and game characters, and also provides voices for Japanese language dubs.

Survive Said The Prophet

Fanime’s MusicFest welcomes Japanese Rock Band, Survive Said The Prophet (abbreviated as SSTP) formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2011. The band is most well-known for the hit 2019 single “Mukanjyo”, the first opening of the anime Vinland Saga.

Source: FanimeCon

Bay Area Rapid Transit Adopts Anime Mascots


BART announced the release of five BART- and Bay Area-themed anime mascots that will help us in our mission to promote public transportation use, especially among youth riders — a growing and reliable ridership demographic. The mascots were the result of an open call for California-based artists BART released in Summer 2022. The call was wildly popular, receiving nearly 500 submissions. Following the call, BART worked with selected artists to conceptualize and create the mascots, which will serve as BART’s friendly and approachable avatars.


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Duolingo Announces Collaboration with Crunchyoll

To celebrate the sixth anniversary of its Japanese course, Duolingo is adding almost 50 anime-inspired phrases to the curriculum. Japanese is the third most popular language for English speakers on the Duolingo app, and nearly a third of learners cite fun as their motivation for studying the language. This suggests that anime and video games may be motivating factors for some users.