All lists are alphabetized, for lack of a better method. If you have a better suggestion just go for it. For the moment, due to the size of this answer, the only things included for each entry are whether they list characters, people, and music from the series. If you want to add this, please do so for everything from a category, not just a single entry.
Google reverse image search
Chrome for desktop
Let's say you saw an interesting image online and you want to identify the anime it's from. To do this, you'll have to:
Right-click on the image.
Click "Search Google for this image".
and here it is:
Using another desktop browser
Note: If you are using Firefox, you can download the Search By Image (by ...
The content deemed acceptable for Japanese children generally differs from the concept in other countries; manga contains all genres of stories, so one cannot responsibly presume that just because a title was marketed at Japanese kids, that you would likewise consider it appropriate for your kid of the same age.
As one example:
The popular girl's series ...
I believe Japan's obscenity laws have some particular rules regarding pubic hair. Also, often hentai artists prefer a hairless body for their particular demographic / fetish / etc.
Up until the mid 1990s, pubic hair had to be censored in Japanese media. The law has been relaxed since, but as it had been common to do without hair, many artists continued with ...
Anime-Planet and MyAnimeList have user submitted suggestions for shows on a "if you liked X, you might like Y" setup.
As a developer myself, this is something I've wanted to look into making, and MyAnimeList seems to be the most common site to be used for an engine as they provide an API to programmers.
Search parts of a larger picture
Sometimes you find a huge image, or an image consisting of several characters whom you want to identify. In that case, you will first need to crop the image for the search to work correctly.
Cropping the image
First you will need to crop the image. For example, let us use this picture from DeviantArt:
Suppose we want to ...
This can also be done with GIFs. Some GIFs on the internet do not have much movement, and it's usually safe to run those through the reverse image search without more extra work.
However, other GIFs involve a lot more motion, and so it can be trickier (particularly since some of the frames can be useless). This can sometimes be done by "timing" the search ...
On the back of a lot of US manga there's an age guide.
Y – Youth, Age 10+
Similar to a "PG" movie rating, the "Y – Youth, Age 10+" rating means that the title may contain mild violence and/or cursing.
T – Teens, Age 13+
The manga rating equivalent of a "PG-13," "T - Teen" indicates that the comic's content may include some sexual innuendo and/or violent ...
Other reverse image search engines
Aside from Google, there also exist TinEye, SauceNao and iqdb.
You can either go to these links and upload your image for search, or if you want to search an image that is already published on the internet, copy the following links into your browser's address bar and add the image link at the end of it.
A quick google search shows that Barnes and Noble and Amazon have the paperback novels for sale:
These are obviously not downloads, but you can request nook or wait for kindle versions to be released, which would be ...
Some Notes Before Reading
This is an imaginary course that I have created. I think it gives a broad enough overview of the subject for a single term, but I think it could be extended easily to a two term course if a more in-depth knowledge was required.
I'm assuming 1 hour lectures twice a week, enough time in seminars to do full screenings, and a ...
You can read manga and watch anime with Crunchyroll on Android. The anime app can be used by free members ad-supported, or by paid members ad-free. The manga app however is exclusively for paid members
CR Manga App ,
CR Anime/Drama App
Similarly for iOS:
CR Manga App ,
CR Anime/Drama App
(No Manga App) , CR Anime/Drama App
Most apps ...
I have developed a reverse search engine tailored for searching anime by screenshots.
Try this yourselves at https://trace.moe
You may also search by right clicking any image after installing the chrome extension.
Mechademia is an annual publication published by Minnesota Press. It also covers fan practices and other surrounding activities and media of anime/manga
There is currently a call for papers for a conference on Asian Pop Culture, but none for the next edition. The last volume was published in 2014 and they are still active.
Larger conventions occasionally ...
On Crunchyroll, the Flash streams are all soft-subbed (well, nearly all of them, some series are hard-subbed) and relies on the Flash renderer to display them. Crunchyroll actually sometimes streams subtitles (depending on licensing) for multiple languages.
You just need to right click on the Flash frame (where the video is being displayed) and you should ...
Well there are a couple of resources but this review page [alternate webarchive link because it was down] might interest you pertaining to certain uses. I'll just leave it as an answer here instead of the comments.
The author titles the post :
This is How You Can Read Manga Legally in 2013
While not quite 2013, it has still many relevant links:
First the ...
Searching Anime Character Database
Sometimes you don't get results from an image search(Fan Art, Cosplay etc.) or you just remember the character but don't have any images.
You can search in the Anime Character Database for the physical traits of the character.
For example let me use the image from Dimitri mx's answer (sorry, but I couldn't think of an ...
The short answer is no. Most manga readers you find out there are all third-party aggregators (therefore not licensed to distribute the manga in any form) that take fan made scanlations and host them on their respective sites. They make money from the ad revenue they receive from the traffic other sites. In other words, they take the hard work of others (...
MyAnimeList compiled a list of The 18 Best International Sites to Legally Stream Anime. They do mention a few that offer dubs (and they mention Crunchyroll offers some dubbed titles), and they also mention the region availability. Not all of them are free, but most of these will offer at least some free content:
Funimation, Availability: US and Canada
As far as I know there is no official ranking site for anime/manga.
The closest thing you could get to an official ranking would be ranking them according to their sales, which gets featured on a lot of sites. An example would be this MyAnimeList post. More info and sites can be found on the post Where can one learn about viewership ratings for anime?, ...
MyAnimeList is a fantastic option. Of every site I've tried it's by far the best. In addition to allowing you to track your anime according to a number of headings, it also allows you to specify a ton of other information, like times rewatched, rating, start/end dates, and how you have it stored (for example, if you own DVD's or BluRays of a show). Your ...
It might be worth keeping an eye on https://www.humblebundle.com/books - they've done manga bundles before , and you can download them as .PDF , .mobi , etc.
Also, a lot of devices have Kindle reader apps, so you could check out Amazon's selection of Manga ebooks too
The closest thing you can probably find to something like Nielsen is Video Research. It's in Japanese (of course) but google translate does pretty well with the anime titles.
Also, there is this site which lists historical ratings that go back to 2000.
As for anime movies, DVD/BD rankings, there's Oricon.
A lot of ONAs get released either through the Bandai Channel or on Nico Nico Douga. Releases on the Bandai Channel are usually region locked and sometimes, they're re-release them on their Youtube channel (which, sometimes, is also region locked). Nico has an English version of the site which makes it a lot more accessible.
Both sites are free, Nico ...
Some of my thoughts on this topic are at https://animemangastudies.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/where-do-we-publish-on-animemanga-a-select-list. Basically, just some of the journals that regularly publish articles on anime/manga, organized by subject, include:
Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal
A quick Google search led me to this page, where you can find a full list of mechas from the Macross franchise (a quick browse through some pages there showed me that not all mecha have schematics there). For example, this page in particular has all the details for the "Centinental/Kransmann MBR-07-Mk II Spartan Main Battle Robot", along with some ...
As mentioned by Gao and キルア, Hummingbird is also worth a shot. At least as of the time of writing, it fails on a few points:
Unlike MAL, Hummingbird does not really support keeping track of manga well: its focus is on anime. You can easily click on an image of animated shows on the front page to move the "record" the site has of where you are forward, but ...
Although Jay Fubler Harvey's massive Anime Web Turnpike web directory of over 40,000 links unfortunately went offline in November 2014 after being acquired by The Anime Broadcasting Network, Inc., the classic version is still visible at archive.org. The Anime Conventions page lists all of the main anime and/or manga conventions that had come into existence ...