What's your go-to summer activity? Is it spending time with friends? Picking up a new activity? Watching anime? Combine all three with our sports anime rec list after the jump!
We're in the peak of the summer, and the heat is positively scorching. Right now I don't need any reminders of the season - I want winter, and if I can't get it in reality, I'll find it in anime. Today let's run down some excellent winter-themed shows, perfect for escaping this punishing heat wave!
Like everyone else, SungWon Cho—aka the voice actor, YouTuber, and anime fan known as ProZD—has his own list of favorites, and it doesn't sound like he had much trouble drumming up his personal Top 30 Anime of All Time list. Read on for the full list of TV series, manga, and anime films he recommends!
As we end the year and look forward to the next, you might be thinking that 2020 is the year you get a quickstart on your goals, aspirations, or resolutions. In order to do that, you might need an extra little push to get started. What better place to turn to for added motivation than anime! Let's take a look at some episodes that will really get you ready to take on whatever the new year will have for you. What should you watch in preparation? Hit the jump to find out!
Sports have often come into conflict with the idea that if you don't win, were you even successful? Sports anime often follows the "win a championship" story, so what happens when that isn't the main goal? Run with the Wind is trying to flip the script on the genre, but does it do that? Hit the jump to find out!
Though it's natural to see running as a solitary activity, Run with the Wind earnestly believes that even when it comes to running, we are stronger together. Through the course of its winding narrative, it has built up a team of runners who utterly trust each other, and whose mutual faith has actually brought them to a greater understanding of themselves. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the core thesis of Run with the Wind!
Ever since the beginning of the fall season, Run with the Wind has been steadily impressing me with its wonderfully realized characters, warm sense of atmosphere, and ability to make both the tactical and emotional drama of relay running utterly clear. Today on Why It Works, let's explore just a few of the highlights of this terrific show!
The moment of truth is almost here, as Haiji and his team is finally getting ready for the Hakone Ekiden, previewing the prestigious racecourse in the latest episode of Run with the Wind. So in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, take a look at the show’s real-world locations, learn all about the relay race’s diverse stages, and hear Wilhelm’s thoughts on who should be running in which section of the Hakone Ekiden. All of that, after the jump!
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!