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    Friday May 21, 2021
  • FEATURE: How 86 EIGHTY-SIX's Uses Chronology to Perfect the Art of Adaptation

    I cover you, you cover me

    86 EIGHTY-SIX is the newest adaptation of a popular light novel, but it's something more than that: an excellent example of how the right directorial choices can transform a good story into a great series. Hit the jump to find out more.

  • Sunday May 16, 2021
  • FEATURE: How ODDTAXI's Animals Take on Adult Loneliness and Coping

    I'm going to become the walrus, coo coo ca choo

    What is ODDTAXI? Let's dig into one of the best anime airing this year, a thrillingly adult tale of animals grappling with life's difficulties.

  • Wednesday April 28, 2021
  • RECS: Want to Watch Old Anime? Discotek Has You Covered

    On Crunchyroll, every day is Discotek Day

    Looking for something off the beaten track and maybe something a little older? Let's take a journey with Discotek and explore the world of older anime: movies, mechs, and more after the jump!

  • Thursday April 8, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: After 13 Years, Indie RPG Masterpiece Ruina is Finally Available in English

    A blast from the past

    One of the best indie RPGs ever made, Ruina: Fairy Tale of the Forgotten Ruins, was recently translated into English. How much work did it take to make it accessible to a new audience? Hit the jump to find out more.

  • Wednesday March 10, 2021
  • OPINION: WandaVision, SSSS.Gridman, and the Beautiful Prison of Nostalgia

    Baby dan dan! Baby dan dan! Anti heroes!

    What is nostalgia but remembrance of love persevering? Let's get into the connections between recent hit WandaVision and Studio Trigger's masterpiece SSSS.Gridman, after the jump.

  • Friday February 19, 2021
  • FEATURE: Madoka, Wonder Egg Priority, and the Future of Late-Night Magical Girl Shows

    Deconstructing deconstructed magical girl deconstructions

    Ten years ago, Madoka Magica shook up the magical girl genre. Since then, many have followed in its footsteps. But where are those shows now, and what is the future of the late-night magical girl genre Madoka helped popularize? Find out more after the jump.

  • Tuesday February 9, 2021
  • FEATURE: Creature Comforts! Exploring Demon Slayer's Surprising Menagerie

    Mice to see you

    Birds, cats, and terrible pigs! All of these and more help make Demon Slayer what it is. But what about ... those muscle mice? Hit the jump, if you dare.

  • Tuesday December 22, 2020
  • OPINION: My Favorite Anime of 2020 Are All Music Videos

    Welcome to the Cuushe zone

    You might have seen Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! but have you seen Cuushe and Yoko Kuno's "Magic?" That and more videos to blow your mind, after the jump.

  • Saturday November 14, 2020
  • FEATURE: Visual Novels Strike Back in Fall 2020

    A novel approach

    This year's fall season sees a bumper crop of talent who previously honed their skills on visual novels. Could anime represent a new future for these creators, or do visual novels have some life in them yet? Read on after the jump!

  • Tuesday October 6, 2020
  • ESSAY: Is Filler Really That Bad? A Simple Inquiry Into the Nature of Time

    I swear that this article appeared in the original manga

    The words "filler episode" strike fear into the hearts of every anime fan. But what are filler episodes really, and has the idea of "filler" become too generalized? Let's find out after the jump.

  • Wednesday September 30, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: The Best Mecha Anime of 2020 is a Podcast

    They could have made them look like anything, but they made them look like podcasts

    If you're a fan of series like The Adventure Zone, but also love giant robots and moral quandaries, have I got a recommendation for you. Hit the jump for an in-depth interview on the Friends At The Table podcast on International Podcast Day.

  • Saturday August 22, 2020
  • FEATURE: Happy Birthday to Studio TRIGGER, the Most Anime Studio

    Awake! Justice Gun Morphing!

    Large and intimidating red letters appear: "It's the birthday of STUDIO TRIGGER!" Prepare to fly into action right after the jump.

  • Saturday August 1, 2020
  • ESSAY: In the Middle of the Pandemic, I Watched Anime With Friends

    Just like Mob!

    With my home city under lockdown, I wasn't going to let something like a deadly disease stop me and my friends from watching anime together. But how? Hit the jump to find out.

  • Saturday July 11, 2020
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Commits Where Other Manga Don't

    The honest Truth

    Fullmetal Alchemist introduced me to the joys of anime and manga. But what does it have to say about the times we're living through right now? Hit the jump to find out.

  • Saturday June 27, 2020
  • We Will Never Escape Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Don't do it, Shinji! If you spend any more time arguing about Evangelion, you'll no longer be human!

    On the anniversary of Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0, it's worth asking: What keeps us coming back to Evangelion? Let's find out together, after the jump.

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