As the fall season approaches, I am beside myself with excitement over one particular upcoming sequel. Combining thrilling sports action with plentiful endearing characters and even some messy romance, Chihayafuru is a beloved anime institution, and its third season promises to be an incredibly entertaining time. Today on Why It Works, here's a quick refresher on this fantastic show!
Offering a mixture of Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica, this season's GRANBELM is one of the most thrilling and action-packed shows of the season. Today we highlight the champions of this magical battle royale, as the GRANBELM moves towards its explosive climax!
Midoriya and his friends have tackled all manner of dangerous obstacles over the course of their adventures, and soon they'll be gearing up for a fresh set of challenges, as My Hero Academia returns for its fourth season. Today on Why It Works, we'll be exploring Midoriya's coming trials in spoiler-free terms, as we take stock of what we can expect from the upcoming season!
This summer has plenty of great anime productions, with the thoughtful and beautifully realized band drama given standing high among them. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the unique aesthetic strengths of this terrific anime drama!
The attack on Kyoto Animation was a senseless tragedy, but it cannot diminish how much this special studio has changed the lives of all its many fans. Today let's explore how my own life was changed by these incredible artists, as we celebrate Kyoto Animation's past and give thanks to these profoundly generous creators.
Helmed by the same director as the smash hit Re:Zero, this season's Granbelm offers a wild mix of giant robots, magical girls, and poignant character drama. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how this show uses its beautiful color work to illustrate its core conflicts, from its smartly designed characters to its gorgeous backgrounds!
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!
Directed by the talented Yuki Yase and based on a manga by Soul Eater's Atsushi Okubo, the first episode of Fire Force was a stunning display of visual beauty and fluid, fiery action. Today on Why It Works, let's break down a handful of highlights from this impressive debut!
With the spring season at its end, it's time to look forward and see what's worth celebrating among the soon-arriving summer anime. And for me, high among that list of summer prospects is the thrilling Fire Force. Today let's explore the staff behind this very exciting production!
With the summer in full swing, it's time to kick back and enjoy the pleasures of the country, the seaside, or wherever else your vacations may find you. Today on Why It Works, we're highlighting a bunch of shows to help inspire your own vacation, shows that celebrate all the unique attractions of the summer season. Let's get to it!
With the spring season nearly at its end, it's once again time to look forward and see what new anime attractions will soon be upon us. From highly anticipated manga adaptations to exciting anime-originals, the summer crop is looking to be a rich and diverse array of anime productions. Today let's highlight just a few of the summer's most promising picks!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has many strengths, but one of its most central and enduring appeals is its ability to construct gripping, inventive, and tactically fascinating battle sequences. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how Bucciaratti's recent battle with Secco demonstrates all the strengths of JoJo's thrilling fight scenes!
The loving bond between siblings Tanjiro and Nezuko is one of the greatest things about this season's Demon Slayer. But anime is full of stories that celebrate the joy and frustration of brothers and sisters. Today on Why It Works, let's celebrate some of the best sibling bonds in anime!