Magic in The Ancient Magus' Bride is not something to be tamed, and never a power you can rely on. It is something ancient and dangerous and temperamental, something we can hope to harness briefly, but never seek to master. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the unique style of magic in The Ancient Magus' Bride!
With the fall season now fully underway, the number of great new shows available feels a little overwhelming. Today on Why It Works, I'll be offering some watch suggestions in a wide variety of genres, and helping you start off this season in the best way possible!
Class 1-A's talented students have overcome a great deal in their first semester at U.A. High. Their many prior feats demand their final exams set a high bar, and the U.A. faculty are ready to provide. Today on Why It Works, we conclude our report on the trials and triumphs of U.A.'s most promising students!
As a warm romantic comedy, Tsuredure Children is an absolute gem from start to finish. But it's not just the good times that make Tsuredure Children such a strong show. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how Tsuredure Children's most painful moments actually make it that much stronger and kinder of a show!
Class 1-A's students are indeed talented, but they're still a mottly bunch, riddled with weaknesses and far too reliant on inconsistent strengths. In light of that, we're going to be putting them through the crucible for their final exams, and hoping they all emerge stronger for it. Let's break down the results of Class 1-A's final exams so far!
Crunchyroll have been snatching up some very fine shows recently, in a wide range of genres. Looking back at their recent acquisitions, I noticed several shows whose striking mastery of atmosphere make them uniquely captivating experiences. Today I'll be highlighting these shows, and hopefully offering everyone something new to explore!
With the exit of Tatsuya Oishi as director, the Monogatari franchise underwent a series of transformations in its later seasons. Today on Why It Works, we'll explore a few of its various artistic tangents, highlighting many of the aesthetic tricks that make this series special!
The Monogatari franchise has gone through many diverse incarnations across its various seasons, OVAs, and films. Today we'll take a look back at the series' wild art design, starting with Tatsuya Oishi's Bakemonogatari!
The often incompatible strengths of manga and anime can make adapting a visually powerful manga into a seemingly impossible task. Today we'll explore how My Hero Academia tackled that challenge, and brough the thrilling hero killer arc to life!
Horror in anime can be a very tricky thing to pull off. To put it bluntly, it's very tough to make people feel scared of animation. Crunchyroll's newly acquired Shiki threads that difficult needle with ease, offering a satisfying horror drama from start to finish. Today we'll explore some of the finer points of this terrific show!
Today on Why It Works, we'll be finishing our investigation of Tsuredure Children's excellent dialogue, highlighting three more key ways to make dialogue sing. Check it out!
We all want shows to have "good dialogue," but what does "good dialogue" actually mean? Today in Why It Works, I'll be exploring some of the fundamental mechanics of dialogue, leaning on this season's irrepressible Tsuredure Children to help!
The summer season is finally underway, and I'm sure everyone has found something new to watch. For me, it's Tsuredure Children, and today I'd like to explore the unique qualities that make this new romantic comedy so special. Let's get right to it!
Summer is already upon us, meaning there's once again far too many anime to check out. Having watched pretty much every premiere myself, today I'll be highlighting a few of my favorites, and hopefully helping you find something new to watch. Let's get right to it!