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    Monday June 21, 2021
  • FEATURE: Pokemon Has A History Of Working With Amazing Animation Talent

    Let's explore the rich animated world of modern Pokemon!

    Whether it's the fluidity of Sun and Moon or the absurd beauty of its short films and music videos, Pokemon has recently become a haven for top-tier animation talent. Today on Why It Works, let's run down the highlights of this gorgeous Pokemon renaissance!

  • Monday June 14, 2021
  • FEATURE: The BELLE Trailer is a Perfect Example of Mamoru Hosoda's Art

    Let's explore how the roots of BELLE stretch back all through Hosoda's career!

    Mamoru Hosoda's latest film is coming out in a few short weeks, and the trailers look utterly spectacular. But for any long-term fans of Hosoda, a few of BELLE's choices might seem more than a little familiar. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how Hosoda has explored his key fascinations across his entire career!

  • Monday June 7, 2021
  • FEATURE: The Beauty and Excitement of Exploring New Art

    Let's explore the power of expanding your artistic horizons!

    In this era of recommendation lists and streaming algorythms, it can be easy to watch a continuous stream of stuff you're pretty sure you'll like. Today I'd like to ask you to disregard all that, and strike out on a foreign and exciting artistic journey. Let's explore the infinite power of the artistic unknown!

  • Monday May 31, 2021
  • FEATURE: Here's The Best Anime To Watch When You're Done With One Piece

    Let's highlight some anime to brighten those post-One Piece blues!

    Done with One Piece, and hungry for more shows? There may not be anything exactly like One Piece out there, but there are certainly shows that embody various elements of its appeal. Today on Why It Works, let's explore some choice post-One Piece selections!

  • Monday May 24, 2021
  • FEATURE: Intimidated By One Piece? Here's How I Finally Started Watching

    Here are the tools to break into one of anime's grandest properties!

    Have you ever wanted to try One Piece, but felt intimidated by the property's immense size? Well, I was standing just where you are recently, and I'm here to tell you that anyone can hop aboard, so long as they're equipped with the proper tools and attitude. With these tips and tricks, you too could soon be sailing the high seas of One Piece!

  • Monday May 17, 2021
  • FEATURE: How Geography Affects Battle in One Piece

    Let's explore how One Piece turns the lay of the land into its own adventure!

    Is it possible to make geography itself a component of your story's drama? One Piece certainly thinks so and has been demonstrating the vivid appeal of this trick for many arcs now. Let's explore how One Piece makes the lay of the land into a thrilling dramatic obstacle!

  • Monday May 10, 2021
  • FEATURE: How Usopp the Liar Became a True Hero in One Piece

    Let's explore the evolution of one of the most fascinating Straw Hats!

    How can an ordinary man compete in a world of giants? For Usopp, that question hangs over his early journeys with the Straw Hats, as his friends aspire to ever higher heights. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the fascinating journey of Usopp the Liar!

  • Monday May 3, 2021
  • FEATURE: The Best Action Anime Series For Fans of The Fast and the Furious

    Let's highlight some great anime picks for fans of The Fast and the Furious!

    From its over-the-top action to its belief in the bonds of family, The Fast and the Furious is a franchise that feels more than a little like anime already. And with the latest entry fast approaching, today let's highlight some anime that embody that furious spirit!

  • Monday April 26, 2021
  • FEATURE: Hope Lights the Way Through Desolation in To Your Eternity

    How Yoshitoki Ōima uses hope to survive desperate situations in A Silent Voice and To Your Eternity

    In the worlds of To Your Eternity and A Silent Voice, hope is a desperately delicate thing. With friends and family gone, how can we believe that things might ever improve, or even simply be different? But believe we must, if we are to carry on in this world. We must all carry the torch, and keed the flame alive.

  • Monday April 19, 2021
  • FEATURE: What Do My Hero Academia's Support Heroes Offer the Team?

    There's more to being a superhero than simply being super strong!

    As Midoriya and his fellow students prepare for their 4-on-4 bouts with 1-B, the necessity of managing a well-balanced team is now more important than ever. Beyond pure strength, does your lineup possess the speed, the information-gathering skills, and the containment abilities to truly work as a self-contained unit? Today on Why It Works, let's explore the importance of great utility heroes!

  • Monday April 12, 2021
  • FEATURE: The World of My Hero Academia Has Become Fragile

    Can Midoriya and his friends truly defend their unstable world?

    All Might has fallen, and Endeavor barely survived his own ascendance to the top hero spot. At this point, can anyone in My Hero Academia's society truly feel safe? Today on Why It Works, let's explore the profound fragility of My Hero Academia's current world order!

  • Monday April 5, 2021
  • FEATURE: The New Anime Films I'm Really Excited About in 2021

    Let's run down some upcoming anime film attractions!

    From major franchise releases to unexpected adaptations and full originals, 2021 is looking to be stacked with high-profile film releases. Today on Why It Works, let's run down some of the big-screen anime spectacles of the coming year!

  • Monday March 29, 2021
  • FEATURE: What Makes Nisio Isin's Work So Special?

    With his latest adaptation coming soon, let's explore the unique world of Nisio Isin!

    From Bakemonogatari and its many successors to battle royales and historical epics, Nisio Isin's writing has been adapted into all manner of fascinating anime productions. With his latest adaptation arriving in just a few days, today we look back over Isin's various anime works, and try to pin down what makes his writing so compelling!

  • Monday March 22, 2021
  • FEATURE: Where Some of Anime's Most Successful Directors Got Their Start

    Let's explore how anime's greatest film directors began their animation journeys!

    Before they gained acclaim through high-profile films, even the greatest of anime directors contributed to a variety of unlikely TV shows. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the small-screen origins of some of anime's greatest stars, and see how their roots helped shape their overall destinies!

  • Monday March 15, 2021
  • FEATURE: Giving Thanks for Kyoto Animation

    Let's look back at what Kyoto Animation has offered us over the years, and give thanks for this wonderful studio!

    With the second season of Dragon Maid arriving this summer, the return of Kyoto Animation is at last within reach. Today on Why It Works, let's look back on a life shared with KyoAni's wonderful anime!

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