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    Monday August 13, 2018
  • How the NFL Reacted to He Was Anime

    What are players around the league saying about the documentary?

    We've seen a lot of responses and support for He Was Anime from a wide variety of people. What do the athletes that Mike Daniels plays with and against think about the documentary? Thanks to social media, we can find that answer. Hit the jump to see what NFL players had to say about He Was Anime!

  • Monday August 6, 2018
  • How Seriously Does Japan Take Badminton?

    The ways Japan plays and competes in the sport behind HANEBADO!

    HANEBADO! is badminton's time to be seen as a sports anime, but outside of that, what does the country think of the sport? Is Japan performing well in international competition such as the Olympics? What are the various competitions that the Japanese National Team performs in? Does Japan enjoy the sport recreationally as well? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday July 31, 2018
  • How Harukana Receive Changes What You Know About Volleyball

    The "no aces" mentality isn't the only difference beach volleyball has.

    Harukana Receive puts a spotlight on the variant form of volleyball known as beach volleyball. There are notable differences between the two forms of the sport, but one that the show emphasizes is that there are no aces on a team. How does that effect how the sport is played and the way athletes prepare? Hit the jump for more!

  • Tuesday July 24, 2018
  • The True Soul of MEGALOBOX

    How the Megalonia finals let Yuri and Joe thrive as fighters

    The finale of MEGALOBOX has come and gone with the final fight between Joe and Yuri, but how does it leave a lasting impact for the series? Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Thursday July 19, 2018
  • 5 Memorable Moments You Didn't Know Were Ad-libbed

    The surprising times voice actors came up with their own lines!

    Ad-libs are seen throughout all kinds of media, but for anime, it's harder to tell when voice actors utilize this technique or are called upon to do this by a director. What's the story behind these five instances of ad-libs and how did they add to their respected show? Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Monday July 9, 2018
  • HANEBADO! Will Prove That Badminton is Better Than Tennis

    The under-appreciated racquet sport gets its time to shine!

    HANEBADO is here to finally give badminton its time in the spotlight in sports anime. What exactly does competitive badminton entail, how can badminton be dramatic and action-packed, and why will it give the more famous racquet sport tennis some competition as the best racquet sport? Hit the jump for more!

  • Thursday July 5, 2018
  • What's the Deal with Sparkling Anime Puke?

    The shiny comedy trope that is seen everywhere

    You've certainly seen characters have to do the unfortunate task of throwing up and surprise, their puke is shiny, sparkly, or rainbows! Why do so many shows use this to show characters vomiting? Where did it come from? What's the popular way to use this trope in current anime? Hit the jump to learn more about this sparkling phenomena!

  • Thursday June 28, 2018
  • The 6 Most Superb Anime Suplexes

    The difficult to execute wrestling move that is the obsession of anime

    Suplexes are a common occurrance anime, but why is one of the most difficult to execute proffesional wrestling moves always showing up in Japanese high school? Hit the jump to discover the history between Japan and the suplex and the six most impressive executions of everyones favorite move in anime!

  • Thursday June 21, 2018
  • How Broken Bones Can Unleash Izuku Midoriya’s Heroic Power

    How restraint could push Midoriya even further

    With the news that Izuku Midoriya cannot sustain any more catastrophic injuries or else his body won't recover, how does he bounce back from that? What can he do to use that as a way to better utilize One For All and become stronger? Hit the jump for more!

  • Monday June 18, 2018
  • Play Before You Watch: Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION

    Some context might be needed before returning to Inaba

    Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION is not your typical video game adaptation, as it just uses new additions from Persona 4 Golden. For those that want to watch, but haven't played the game, it's going to be tough. Once you have though, what will be waiting for you in these 12 episodes? Hit the jump for more!

  • Tuesday June 5, 2018
  • A Fateful Reunion: The Return of the Mad Scientist Rintaro Okabe!

    A familiar face convinces Rintaro to don his labcoat once again

    The reunion of Kurisu Makise and Rintaro Okabe brought forth an incredible amount of emotions, but can also be a turning point for the return of Okabe's drive and determination. How exactly does that happen and what does returning to the Beta world line teach Okabe? Hit the jump for more!

  • Thursday May 31, 2018
  • QUIZ: Would You Survive In Megalonia?

    Can you make your way through Megalonia and become the best?

    MEGALOBOX's Megalonia tournament is nearing its conclusion, so what better time than now to find out if you could manage the task of fighting in the art of Megalo Boxing. Will you have a good run to the top or does Megalonia crush your dreams? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Thursday May 24, 2018
  • The Magic and Mystery of Caligula's Anime Adaptation

    The differences that Caligula brings to the idea of anime adaptations of video games

    Most adaptations of video games in the anime medium follow a similar formula. Caligula goes in a slightly different direction by keeping the main points of the story, but makes changes to the way the characters and story gets to those points. How exactly does the show do this and does it work? Hit the jump for more!

  • Thursday May 17, 2018
  • How Pro Boxers Could Survive Super-Sonic Punches In MEGALOBOX

    The techniques that boxers should use to ensure they aren't immediately knocked out!

    Megalo Boxing offers a new evolution of boxing which sees improved punching power and speed. What are the ways that a boxer can ensure they don't get hit by these incredible strikes? How can a fighter continue after taking a glancing blow from a Gear assisted punch? Hit the jump for more!

  • Thursday May 10, 2018
  • How Attack on Titan Got Me Back Into Anime

    The one show that was instrumental to becoming reacquainted with anime

    From 2003-2013, I wanted nothing to do with anime. Attack on Titan was able to garner enough buzz around people I knew that it made me check it out. What made me want to watch the series and why did I stick around? Hit the jump to learn more about my story!