Feature Stories - Archive

    Tuesday October 20, 2020
  • REVIEW: Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Takes the Franchise For One of the Best Rides in Anime

    Though, you might not want to catch this train!

    The much anticipated Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train anime film opened in Japan last Friday, taking everyone watching on an emotional ride through the next story of the anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s record-breaking manga series that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump. Read the review of the film straight from Japanese theaters after the jump!

  • FEATURE: Why Usopp Should Always Remain Scared

    He's already the "brave warrior of the sea" that he set out to be

    There are few One Piece characters as relatable as Usopp, the "scaredy cat" from the Syrup Village who often has to fight past his fears in order to accomplish great things. And you know what? He's best that way. Hit the jump to read about why!

  • Monday October 19, 2020
  • FEATURE: What's Your Anime Nostalgia Era?

    Today let's explore our histories with anime, as we tackle the topic of anime nostalgia!

    We all have specific eras of anime that we feel a particular closeness to, when either the medium's releases or our own circumstances solidified an emotional bond with the shows we love. Today on Why It Works, let's explore those bonds, as we reflect on the fall's nostalgia-rich catalog!

  • Sunday October 18, 2020
  • FEATURE: Rent-A-Girlfriend Is The Best Romcom In Ages

    Kazuzya and his cohorts have more going on than it may seem on the surface

    Have you been itching for a good romantic comedy anime? Rent-a-Girlfriend might be your best bet. Hit the jump to see how character growth and relatable plotlines make this title a must watch!

  • Saturday October 17, 2020
  • FEATURE: A Week's Worth Of Pokémon Episodes That Are Perfect For Halloween

    A little horror, a little sadness, A LOT of Ash Ketchum

    Are you a Pokémon fan who needs something to watch this Halloween? Well, the original series has you covered with seven straight episodes that are perfect for this particular holiday. Hit the jump to check them out!

  • Friday October 16, 2020
  • ROUND-UP: The News In Anime 10/11/2020-10/16/2020

    Let's dig into some anime news!

    Ready for some more anime news? Check out film trailers, Dragon Ball Z merch, and more after the jump.

  • FEATURE: Social Anxiety Goes Bump in the Night in Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood.

    Un-life isn't easy when you're an anxious, shut-in anime nerd

    During the Halloween season, sometimes it's better to out-source your spookiness to online retailers, and this week "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is looking back at Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood., a Fall 2018 TV anime about a N.E.E.T. Nosferatu who spends entirely too much time browsing the internet and being a gigantic anime nerd. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday October 15, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which Anime Monster Should You Be for Halloween?

    Cosplay like you're from a creature feature with a spooky little personality quiz for the trick-or-treat season

    Cosplay is a year-round activity, but what better time than Halloween to cosplay as a classically monstrous anime character? Hit the jump to take a quick personality quiz to help you decide what kind of creature of the night you'd like to dress up as for the season of trick-or-treating.

  • Wednesday October 14, 2020
  • Crunchyroll All-Stars: Guapdad 4000 on Making Music After Watching Good Anime

    Crunchyroll speaks with Oakland, California musician Guapdad 4000!

    The next profile for Crunchyroll All-Stars interviews musician Guapdad 4000 about growing up with anime on the Fox Kids block, what he learned from Cowboy Bebop, and more! 

  • FEATURE: Unmasked! Rating the Best and Worst Masks in Anime

    Don't take this at face value

    Masks are on everyone’s minds (and faces) now, thanks to our current situation. But that's our world; what about the anime world? Check out our comprehensive ranking of anime masks after the jump!