Blake Planty - Archive Writer Profile »

    Thursday July 22, 2021
  • FEATURE: Tokyo Revengers Doesn’t Have Friends, It Has Family

    No man is an island ... or his pompadour

    How much can you change the past before the past changes you? Even when the future seems doomed, Tokyo Revengers' hot-blooded deliquents find family among foes in the most unlikely places.

  • Friday June 11, 2021
  • FEATURE: How ODDTAXI's Big Cast Keeps Its Mystery Interesting

    Gun, with Occasional Idols

    How does an anime pull off such an eclectic ensemble cast like ODDTAXI's? Here's a hint: Make a good first impression, then worry about the monkey with a gun later.

  • Wednesday May 19, 2021
  • FEATURE: What Kind of Little Sister is Demon Slayer's Nezuko, Anyways?

    My Demon Slaying Little Sister Can't Be This Incredible?!

    How much does being a little sister matter in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba? In a world where family bonds determine life or death — it actually matters a whole lot! When you least expect it, Nezuko challenges how we think about little sisters in anime and the crucial roles they serve.

  • Tuesday April 20, 2021
  • QUIZ: Think You Are a Demon Slayer Expert? Let's Find Out!

    You might be the next Hashira ... or not

    It's time to take your final Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba exam! Are you up to the challenge? Test your knowledge with this quiz and see if you're worthy of the Nichirin Blade!

  • Friday April 16, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: JUJUTSU KAISEN's Music Staff on Billie Eilish’s Influence on the Soundtrack and More

    What did it take to make the eclectic vibes of JUJUTSU KAISEN? Find out here!

    Music Producer Yoshiki Kobayashi and composers Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Alisa Okehazama give us a peak behind the curtain on how JUJUTSU KAISEN's genre-mixing soundtrack came to be.

  • Thursday April 1, 2021
  • QUIZ: So You Might Be A Character From So I’m a Spider, So What?

    Are you a true hero from another world? Or just another bug to squash? Find out here!

    Feeling tangled up in a web of stories about reincarnating in another world? Ever get that creepy crawly feeling life might be easier if you were an elf or ... even a spider? Take this finely woven quiz to find out which character from So I'm a Spider, So What? you are and see where you fit in!

  • Tuesday February 23, 2021
  • FEATURE: How I Got Into Sakuga

    Where does it come from? What is it? Is this real life?

    Before I knew what sakuga was, I never paid much attention to the animators behind my favorite anime. But once I took the plunge into this fascinating rabbit hole, I never looked back.

  • Thursday February 4, 2021
  • QUIZ: Which Princess Connect! Re: Dive Character Are You?

    Time to get familiar with the ladies of Landosol!

    Are you destined for royalty? Find out which Princess Connect! Re: Dive character you are in with the help of this personality quiz after the jump!

  • Wednesday December 23, 2020
  • HUMOR: Anime Awards Categories We Threw Out

    Some will win and some will lose

    These totally not made up Anime Awards categories didn't quite make the cut, but we still enjoy them. Hit the jump to find out to find out if a train can truly be Best Girl in 2020.

  • Tuesday December 8, 2020
  • FEATURE: Shout Out To My Favorite Big-Muscle Dumb Guys And Why You Should Love Them

    Big heart, bigger muscles

    Sometimes a huge dude has a huge heart. They could bench press you with a heart that wholesome. Hit the jump to find out if your favorite big-muscle dudes made the cut!

  • Friday November 20, 2020
  • FEATURE: The Animaniacs Animators Who Love Anime

    Totally and zany is the show's anime-y

    The awesome anime-inspired sequence in Hulu's new Animaniacs series has taken the internet by storm, and for good reason. But who are the talented animators behind it? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday November 17, 2020
  • FEATURE: Why You Never Get Sick of Seeing Char Aznable Ruin Garma’s Life

    Or How to Destroy the Zabi Family Without Really Trying

    Come celebrate Char Aznable's birthday with a little lesson in making life-long friends. Oh, sorry. We meant betrayal. Sorry about that. Blame it on the misfortune of your birth.

  • Saturday October 31, 2020
  • ESSAY: Stranger in a Stranger Land — How Chiaki J. Konaka Made Aughties Anime Terrifying

    Fear is the mind killer

    A complex writer famous for his eccentricities, Chiaki J. Konaka is a household name among those who deeply love the bizarre. But how do his most influential works of the early 2000's fare today — and do they still have anything groundbreaking to say about contemporary horror? Hit the jump to go down the rabbit hole.

  • Saturday October 24, 2020
  • ESSAY: God of High School's Yu Mira and the Power of No

    How Mira pushes against tradition and our assumptions about tournament arcs

    Yu Mira is resilient and tough — but how does she fare when the real world meets the God of High School tournament? After saying yes to everything, can you find real strength in finally learning to say "no" to expectations? More after the jump.

  • Tuesday September 29, 2020
  • FEATURE: How Anime Coffee Makes Us Feel So Cozy

    Ever look at a good cup of anime coffee and feeling like you're missing out? Me too

    Anime food always looks great, but what about its undersung hero — a rich and cozy cup of coffee? On this international coffee day, let's take a look at how anime makes the most out of this seemingly everyday drink.

Hime banner

Try The NEW CrunchyrollBeta

check it out