ONE PIECE FILM RED arrives this upcoming summer, and we've already received some tantalizing details about the production. In fact, between the film's admitted subject matter and already-released designs, we can actually make some fairly informed predictions about this latest adventure. Today on Why It Works, let's break down what we can expect from FILM RED!
When Vetto shows up in the Underwater Temple in Black Clover, all hope seems lost and the dude seems unstoppable. However, thanks to the teamwork and drive of the Black Bulls, the odds soon change. Hit the jump to see how this epic fight takes a frequent anime battle situation and makes it thrilling!
By the time Luffy and Doflamingo actually start fighting, the build-up has lasted for over a decade. So how did One Piece manage to keep this match-up feeling so intense? Hit the jump to learn about the power of long-term storytelling!
Summer's already over, and even more than usual, it feels like it's barely even begun. With everyone stuck inside, this summer has likely been a disappointing experience for many of us — fortunately, we've still got anime to let us vicariously experience the joys of vacation. Today on Why It Works, let's highlight a few shows to make up for our absent summer!
Hunter X Hunter is well known for its interesting and refreshing take on battles, and the fight between Gon and Neferpitou is not an exception. However, this fight is a little bit ... different. Hit the jump for why this short match-up is so effective and unsettling!
If you've watched Dragon Ball or simply spent any time on the internet, you're probably aware of the "it's over 9000" meme. But why does that one line have such enduring power, and what can Nappa's famous exclamation tell us about storytelling? Today on Why It Works, let's examine what Dragon Ball Z's famous meme really means!
Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! knows a thing or two about dragons (especially those of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon variety), so Crunchyroll thought it would be fun to sit down with Eric Stuart — the English voice actor of Kaiba — and ask him to offer up his opinions on a handful of dragons from other anime series. Hit the jump to see how different dragons measure up.
"Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is heading back to the Summer season of 2015 for a look at a high school drama that posits that chunibyo isn't actually a delusion, so hit the jump to join us as we check out the original TV anime known as Charlotte.
It's an exciting time to be a fan of anime films, as we're currently enjoying a flourishing of anime directorial talent. From familiar names who've only recently stepped into the directorial seat, to fresh artists who've ascended at an almost unbelievable pace, let's explore some more key directors of this new film vanguard!
On this week's FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, I'll be looking at Kakashi vs Obito from Naruto Shippuden. What makes this fight so dynamic and how to does it represent a major theme that runs throughout the entire Naruto franchise? Hit the jump to find out!
We often compare shows in terms of their worldbuilding or narrative premises, but less often in terms of what the stories actually do with those elements. Today on Why It Works, let's explore some new methods of comparing anime, and hopefully discover some new shows to watch in the process!
Summer is here, and so its only natural for fans' thoughts to turn to mecha and magical girls, and so "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is having its own mini-Summer Revival with a look back at GRANBELM, an original fantasy TV anime from the Summer 2019 season that combines a cute moe aesthetic with a heaping helping of heavy philosophy. Hit the jump to join us on a trip to magical dimensions for a wizard's duel.
Trips to Japan are currently off the table for obvious reasons, but why not emulate the feeling of visiting one of your favorite anime locations, by following Wilhelm on his casual pilgrimage to the town of Chichibu? See how Anohana: The Flower That We Saw That Day’s most important location stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!
Few anime characters want as much good for the world as Asta, who remains an almost unshakable beacon of positivity throughout all of Black Clover. But what happens when he faces Ladros, a character who is his exact opposite? Hit the jump for a fight that would come to define the series!