The One Piece anime has benefitted from the skills of countless talented individuals over the years, including a number of animators who elevate every scene they touch. Today on Why It Works, we're celebrating just a few of those top animation talents, and exploring what makes their styles so special!
From FLCL to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to Samurai Champloo and beyond, anime has a proud tradition of top-tier baseball episodes. With My Hero Academia's own baseball episode swiftly approaching, let's explore the finer points of this laudable legacy!
With summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to start on a new exercise routine. Today on Why It Works, I bring you a varied collection of anime featuring activities to inspire your own summer regimen!
This season's Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer has been beloved for years in its manga form. And that's no surprise, given how well the series embodies all the remarkable talents of its creator, Satoshi Mizukami. Today on Why It Works, let's take a glance across the Mizukami canon and break down what makes his works so special!
In the approach to One Piece's Film Red, we've been receiving copious updates on all the wild outfits our heroes will shortly be donning. Some are ornate and beautiful, some are lazy and ridiculous, and all of them will be judged today, as we stop in at the red carpet of the Film Red Fashion Gala!
The internet has fallen in love with Yor Forger, the murderous matriarch of the SPY x FAMILY clan. But truth be told, falling for ladies who are quite likely to kill you is a grand anime tradition, sprawling across genres and uniting fans in their quest for oblivion. Today on Why It Works, let's celebrate some of the great and deadly women of anime!
The summer season is nearly upon us, and that means a torrential downpour of new premieres. Having sifted through a mountain of previews, today I bring you some choice selections to guide your summer anime experience!
From major franchises to acclaimed independent productions, there are all sorts of anime films hitting the big screen this summer. Today on Why It Works, let's run down some of the screenings to look out for as we head toward July and beyond!
After all the battles are won and parties are held, there remains one key moment in each One Piece arc: the distribution of loot! As we savor the spoils of the Straw Hats' latest adventure, let's celebrate the finer points of this beloved One Piece tradition.
This season's BIRDIE WING is hard at work turning golf into a battle for the fate of the universe, but it's hardly the first sports anime to tread such ground. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the thrilling world of larger-than-life sports animation!
Just in time for his birthday, we're celebrating the storied career of Shinichiro Watanabe! From his beloved genre melds to his more recent dramatic productions, let's explore what makes all of his works special and unique.
Over the course of One Piece's latest arc, we've been witnessing the meteoric ascent of one of anime's most talented new directors. From the introduction of Onigashima to the ascent to its rooftop, her episodes are like nothing else in television anime. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how Megumi Ishitani is bringing cinematic technique to the world of One Piece!
Elden Ring is already well known for its grand scale, punishing difficulty, and beautifully realized world. But to my mind, it has yet to be properly recognized for another of its great qualities: its broad and accomodating merits as a romance simulator. Today on Why It Works, let's celebrate the plethora of romantic options that await you in the Lands Between!
SPY x FAMILY's Anya is already warming the hearts of millions as this season's adorable breakout star. But if you're looking for more charming family drama, the Crunchy Catalog offers a wide array of similarly charming daughters in all sorts of different stories. Today on Why It Works, let's celebrate some of anime's most adorable daughter characters!
The fishman pirate Arlong has led a long and checkered life, acting as both revolutionary and tyrant at various points in his adventure. In honor of his approaching birthday, today we're exploring the unique journey of Arlong, and how he reflects the grand evolution of One Piece itself!