The titanic Neon Genesis Evangelion is a massively influential title that has deeply impacted the anime industry, but few of its inheritors embody all the many things Evangelion did so well. From its psychological drama to its giant robot battles to its post-apocalyptic world, there's so much to enjoy in Eva... and today on Why It Works, we'll be highlighting a variety of other great shows that carry on all of its various strengths!
Publisher Kodansha announced today that the manga adaptation of Bakemonogatari, the first installment of Nisio Isin's Monogatari fantasy light novel series, has printed over one million copies with its already published three tankobon volumes. 46-year-old artist Oh!great, best known for his Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear series, has been served as the illustrator. Hit the jump for more details.
The beginning of a new year can be a stressful time even before we get to the matter of a new year's resolution, and many of our ultimate resolutions only last a few weeks. Today I'd like to celebrate a few shows that acknowledge that, and that encourage self-improvement while accepting that personal growth is a very difficult road. Let's count down some anime to truly inspire your new year's resolutions!
Taking Japan's interest with blood types to new extremes, the nocturnal creatures are on the prowl for your blood. That is, untll they realize how special you are and feel super conflicted about what kind of thirst they're experiencing when they catch a glimpse of your neck. At least, that's what this list leads me to believe. Hit the jump for part 4 of our 5-Part Halloween-themed October special, the 5 most loved and hated vampires!
Magia Record is increasing its reach, crossing over with the Monogatari series to bring new magical girls into the fray! The limited-time event linking the two SHAFT series will let you add new characters to your team. Check out the latest run of magical girls after the jump!
Most of the time, opening songs get all off the love. However, it'd be hard to say that there aren't any ending theme songs from anime that didn't do their shows more than enough justice. Hit the jump to see ten that did!
Many characters in anime get haircuts at some point in their shows. Whether you like or dislike the change in hairstyle, these haircuts often mean more than just a new look. Click the jump to learn more!
Children's Day has passed, but it's not too late to celebrate some of the best kids made possible by the magic of anime. Cute, brave, obnoxious, or too smart for their size, we've put together a list of only the best kids to be found in the medium. Remember your favorites or find new ones to celebrate, after the jump!
Following the two weeks campaign to make a guess at who it is, Kodansha finally revealed today that 46-year-old artist Oh!great, best known for his Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear series, is served as the illustrator of the upcoming manga adaptation of Bakemonogatari, the first installment of Nisio Isin's Monogatari fantasy light novel series. Was your guess correct?
Kodansha has revealed three character images for the upcoming manga adaptation of Bakemonogatari, the first installment of Nisio Isin's Monogatari fantasy light novel series. But the name of its illustrator has been kept secret. Check out the images to find out who the artist is after the jump.