Feature Stories - Archive

    Monday October 26, 2020
  • ESSAY: What Are the Fundamentals of Great Horror Anime?

    Today let's explore what makes a great horror anime effectively spooky!

    With Halloween fast approaching, I've got spooky cartoons on the brain. Today in Why It Works, let's explore the fundamentals of great horror storytelling and how those apply to animation!

  • Sunday October 25, 2020
  • OPINION: How I Discovered Haikyu!! (And Myself), Thoughts From a First-Time Viewer

    I give my thoughts on the previous three seasons as a first-time Haikyu!! watcher

    Haikyu!! To The Top's second half just started airing. Since I've been meaning to watch the show for years at this point and have had a lot more time indoors recently, now seems like a great time to delve into over 70 episodes of backlog and give my thoughts on all of it. Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Saturday October 24, 2020
  • ESSAY: God of High School's Yu Mira and the Power of No

    How Mira pushes against tradition and our assumptions about tournament arcs

    Yu Mira is resilient and tough — but how does she fare when the real world meets the God of High School tournament? After saying yes to everything, can you find real strength in finally learning to say "no" to expectations? More after the jump.

  • Friday October 23, 2020
  • ROUND-UP: The News In Anime 10/19/2020-10/23/2020

    This week's anime news is all about MORE

    How much anime is TOO MUCH anime? Trick question, you can never have too much. Hit the jump to see what's coming your way in the anime industry.

  • FEATURE: The Creative Minds Behind JUJUTSU KAISEN’s Bangin’ TV Anime OP/ED Animation

    The hit TV anime series is streaming on Crunchyroll

    The JUJUTSU KAISEN TV anime started off with a bang, giving us one of the best opening and endings in anime this year. Today, we take a look at the creators behind the animation, where they came from, and what they worked on in the past that led them to JUJUTSU KAISEN. Read it after the jump!

  • Thursday October 22, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Sarah Emi Bridcutt Has Fun Being Bad as Myne in The Rising of the Shield Hero

    Sometimes playing the villain is just more fun

    Sarah Emi Bridcutt talks fun times as bad characters, who she wants to play, and the voice actors that inspire her. Hit the jump for more.

  • Wednesday October 21, 2020
  • Make Your Voice Heard: Nominate a Judge for the Anime Awards!

    Submit your favorite anime luminaries to join our esteemed 2021 judges.

    The Crunchyroll team’s working hard on the 2021 Anime Awards, but before we tease any information about next year’s event, we wanted to give you an extra opportunity to get involved!

  • Tuesday October 20, 2020
  • REVIEW: Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Takes the Franchise For One of the Best Rides in Anime

    Though, you might not want to catch this train!

    The much anticipated Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train anime film opened in Japan last Friday, taking everyone watching on an emotional ride through the next story of the anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s record-breaking manga series that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump. Read the review of the film straight from Japanese theaters after the jump!

  • FEATURE: Why Usopp Should Always Remain Scared

    He's already the "brave warrior of the sea" that he set out to be

    There are few One Piece characters as relatable as Usopp, the "scaredy cat" from the Syrup Village who often has to fight past his fears in order to accomplish great things. And you know what? He's best that way. Hit the jump to read about why!