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    Monday November 30, 2020
  • FEATURE: A Wonderful Array of Sequels Awaits Us in the New Year!

    Let's explore the massive stretch of sequels from the coming season!

    As we wind our way towards the new year, it's time once more to set our gaze forward, and examine what anime prospects await. And in this year's case, what awaits is a towering mountain of high-profile sequels, scattered across a wide variety of genres. Today on Why It Works, let's run down the plentiful sequels of the winter season!

  • Monday November 16, 2020
  • FEATURE: One Perfect Moment — Atmosphere as Drama in Anime

    Today let's explore anime's unique ability to capture one perfectly realized moment!

    There are a number of things that make anime stand out as a medium, but one of my own favorites is its unique focus on atmosphere and on bringing the emotional experience of a moment to life. Today on Why It Works, let's explore anime's dazzling power to create drama in stillness and bring its worlds vividly to life!

  • Monday November 9, 2020
  • FEATURE: Ojamajo Doremi and the Magic of Children's Animation

    Today let's explore the unique and compelling strengths of children's anime!

    The Ojamajo Doremi film is fast approaching, promising a return to one of the most beloved children's franchises of all time. But what is it that makes Ojamajo Doremi so special and what does it reveal about children's animation more broadly? Today on Why It Works, let's explore the unique appeal of children's anime!

  • Monday November 23, 2020
  • FEATURE: Meet the Animation All-Stars Behind JUJUTSU KAISEN!

    Today, let's meet the key staff behind this season's top action property!

    JUJUTSU KAISEN has been dazzling with top-tier action theatrics from its very first episode. Today on Why It Works, let's meet the talented key staff behind this production and discover how they've made such an impressive spectacle!

  • 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!

  • Monday November 2, 2020
  • ESSAY: Fabulous Hair and Other Character Design Fundamentals

    Today let's discuss the finer points of character design!

    What are the fundamentals of great character design, and what can a character's design tell us about their personality? Starting off with Burn the Witch's Ninny Spangcole's fantastic haircut, today let's explore the finer points of character design!

  • Monday October 19, 2020
  • FEATURE: What's Your Anime Nostalgia Era?

    Today let's explore our histories with anime, as we tackle the topic of anime nostalgia!

    We all have specific eras of anime that we feel a particular closeness to, when either the medium's releases or our own circumstances solidified an emotional bond with the shows we love. Today on Why It Works, let's explore those bonds, as we reflect on the fall's nostalgia-rich catalog!

  • Monday October 12, 2020
  • FEATURE: The New Pokemon Music Video is an Explosion of Animation Talent!

    Let's highlight the fantastic artists beyond the recent "Gotcha!" Pokemon video!

    For her latest short project, the stunningly talented Rie Matsumoto has teamed back up with animation director Yuki Hayashi to make something truly special. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how their unique talents elevate this charming Pokeproduction!