Katherine Luther

  • Freelance writer and an avid fan of anime for over 30 years
  • Once owned a collectible toy store called Toys From the Crypt in Garland, Texas
  • Developed the 2005¬†Anime Awards to coincide with the Academy Awards
  • Published on multiple anime fan sites like Terra Share "Dragon Ball Z"


Kate Luther is a former writer for ThoughtCo who spent over 11 years organizing, restructuring, and publishing new content for the anime section of the website. "Speed Racer" was Luther's first introduction to anime back in the 1970s, and she's been hooked ever since; other early favorites include "Transformers," "Sailor Moon," and imported copies of "Dragon Ball Z."

In the 1990s, Luther was a co-owner of Toys From the Crypt, a collectible toy and comic shop in Garland, Texas, that specialized in Japanimation merchandise. Through the store, Luther exhibited at numerous conventions and toy fairs, including the popular Fantasy Fair. She also previously served as the editor for TerraShare.com's "Dragon Ball Z" site, providing in-depth coverage of one of the most popular anime series of all time.

Luther has since covered a variety of anime series, ranging from classics such as "Astro Boy" and "Evangelion" to the more recent "InuYasha," "Bleach," and "Witch Hunter Robin." She has also interviewed up and coming creators such as Plastic Pixel and Studio Art FX's Terrence Walker and attended numerous conventions such as Wizard World Dallas and AnimeFEST.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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