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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!