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    Wednesday June 3, 2020
  • The Wonderful World of Magi (And Why It's Your New Favorite Shonen)

    Magi is a magical journey that dares to challenge the world (and dares YOU to watch it next)

    Today is the anniverary of Magi! There's no doubt that the series is thrilling, but what about it has captured so many over the years? Take a look at what we think are its highlights and why it's worth a try after the jump!

  • Saturday May 23, 2020
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: The Good Harem Series

    A new spin on the genre helps a lot

    I never really liked harem series, so what makes My Next Life as a Villainess such a blast? Find out after the jump!

  • Tuesday April 28, 2020
  • Reigen Arataka, Standout Oddball Mentor

    Reigen is definitely a conman but that's not ALL he is

    Reigen is a moral duality: a conman that has weaseled his way into the realm of psychics on the one hand, and a mentor figure on the other. And what is a good person, anyway? Find out more after the jump!

  • Wednesday April 15, 2020
  • How My Next Life as a Villainess' Lead Uses Kindness To Get Ahead

    The opposite of a villain? Try kindness

    Catarina really has her work cut out for her. How will she manage to defeat her fate? Is it with money? Influence? Or perhaps, something else? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday March 27, 2020
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken's Solutions to Finding Creativity in Rough Times

    Eizouken reminds us that we all have our own creative spark still inside us, as long as we work at it

    Like many, when you're stuck at home, and you can't get your creativity flowing and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken offers many solutions on how to get over the creative rough patches. Read more after the jump!

  • Friday March 20, 2020
  • 3 Haikyu!! Spring Tournament Teams to Watch Out For!

    Getting there is only half the battle

    Karasuno has finally clawed their way onto the national stage, but they still have to fight their opponents as well. Who do we think are the three big threats? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday March 6, 2020
  • Haikyu!! and How Unconventional Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    Haikyu!! shows even the quirkiest of players can succeed in the right environment

    There are good athletes in every sport, and some stand out among the rest (and sometimes to a fault). But how does a team help even the most talented? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday February 21, 2020
  • Feeling the Haikyu!! Training Camp Blues with Tobio Kageyama

    Sometimes, those sports-intensive camps can get you.

    Training camps abound! The kids of Haikyu!! are all trying their best and aiming to get stronger, but what about Kageyama? How is he faring? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday January 31, 2020
  • Here's the Dirt on Every Beef in Haikyu!!

    Where's the beef? It's all on the volleyball court.

    A good rival makes you want to fight your hardest and give it your all, and Haikyu!! has plenty to offer. What are some of our choice picks? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday January 24, 2020
  • Exploring Hinata's Struggle of Talent vs. Hard Work in Haikyu!! To the Top

    Is working hard at a sport enough to pull ahead?

    Haikyu!! struggles with a lot of questions, but one in particular: will hard work pull ahead, or is talent the way to go? How does this season seem to be handling it? Find out after the jump!

  • Thursday January 16, 2020
  • Midoriya's Trials of Being a Hero

    When brawn meets heart

    Midoriya unquestionably has a good heart, but what does a the heart have to do with being a hero? Find out about it after the jump!

  • Sunday December 22, 2019
  • Happy Birthday to Kageyama, the King of the Court

    From the tyrant king to the ruler that manages all

    Today is Kageyama Tobio's birthday, the ever surly and stubborn setter from Karasuno. Find out exactly how far he's come after the jump!

  • Friday December 20, 2019
  • Happy Birthday to the Emperor of Basketball

    Let's celebrate Kuroko's Basketball's Akashi by exploring how he became a formidable and a little terrifying

    It's the birthday of the all-seeing captain of Rakuzan, Akashi Seijūrō from Kuroko's Basketball! Not only is he terrifying on the court, but there's a lot of pressure behind the need to stand at the top Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Wednesday December 4, 2019
  • Why Asuka is One of the Best Anime Characters of All Time

    It's Asuka Langley Soryu's birthday today, and to celebrate, let's explore why she's an iconic anime character

    It's Asuka's birthday, to celebrate we're putting the spotlight on her: looking at the prideful combatant on the surface and the vulnerable teen deep down. Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Monday November 18, 2019
  • Dr. STONE's Most Unusual Hero in History

    Sometimes, you need brains over brawn, and Senku delivers that in spades

    Dr. STONE's Senku definitely has a lot to offer, but he's definitely not the typical kind of hero you see in anime and manga. What exactly makes him a chosen hero? Find out after the jump!