With so many anime using manga as its source material, it's easy to forget just how many really good stories were based on light novels. Despite the relative rarity of this type of adaptation, light novels have produced some absolutely mesmerizing stories. Some may surprise you!
Were you ever caught off guard by an anime reference - big or small - in another series? There are actually more anime easter eggs to uncover than you may have imagined. Here are 50 anime references your may have missed.
"Anime emotions" is practically a coinable phrase－the methods animators use to exaggerate emotion for pathos or humor are instantly recognizable to longtime fans and new viewers alike. Here's an exploration of sad, embarrassed, shocked, and angry faces in anime! (Warning: GIF heavy!)