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    Thursday January 21, 2021
  • QUIZ: Is This Anime Based on a Manga or Light Novel?

    Test your knowledge of anime source material

    Anime adapts all sorts of source materials, but how well do you know them? Hit the jump to test your knowledge of what these popular anime are based on!

  • Thursday July 25, 2019
  • Why Anime Characters Are Always Sweating

    What’s up with that weird sweat drop in anime and manga?

    Anime tends to be outlandish in how it depicts some emotions, but what about that sweat drop that's so common? Hit the jump to find out more about what it means!

  • Friday April 19, 2019
  • Springtime Celebrates Failure and Family: A Look Back at HINAMATSURI

    Mobsters and psychics add up to a mix that's 100% comedy with a little sentimental drama for good measure

    Home is where the heart is, but it's also where all of the psychic high school girls and low-level Yakuza hang out in HINAMATSURI, a 2018 TV anime that's one part absurdist comedy and one part sentimental drama and also the subject of this week's installment of Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog's Spring 2018 Renewal. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday March 19, 2019
  • It's Spring Break Time and We’ve Got 10 Great Bingeable Anime to Watch!

    The temperature is changing, the birds are chirping, and it’s time for spring break! That means only one thing: binge-watch time!

    Ah, you can feel the change of the seasons coming! The temperatures are rising, the birds are chirping, and the first official day of Spring is just around the corner, and oh, right, one last thing: Spring break! But what to do with your week off? Well, I've got a list of ten amazing shows that are perfect to binge watch as you welcome in the change of seasons, take a break from school, or just find yourself lounging around with your favorite streaming device. Curious to see what we’ve got? Get your favorite snacks and read on!

  • Monday March 4, 2019
  • Reigen Is Great, But There Are Other Great Anime Parents Too!

    Today let's celebrate some of the very best parents in anime!

    Inspired by the dubious mentorship of Reigen Arataka, today we'll be taking a journey through some of the best anime parents of recent years. Whether your family is composed of mostly dragons or entirely tanukis, great parenting is integral to a loving family. Let's celebrate those relationships that make our favorite families shine!

  • Friday January 18, 2019
  • Best Isekai of 2018 Should Have Been a Category So I'm Doing it Right Now!

    Announcement, nominations, and winner all at once!

    The 2018 Anime Awards is missing prehaps the most important category it could have... Best Isekai. I'm correcting this by hosting my own awards show start to finish. Hit the jump for my nominations, deliberations, and declaration of the winner of Best Isekai of 2018!

  • Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • BEST FIGHT SCENE has Only One True Winner: HINA VS ANZU

    CR's resident action expert breaks down the greatest rock-paper-scissors showdown ever

    Epic ninja showdowns! The power of a master wizard! Pure instinct given form! The greatest good versus the worst evil! And among all that, the Best Fight Scene of 2018 is... a game of rock-paper-scissors? Read on to find out WHY!

  • Friday November 30, 2018
  • Six 2018 Slice-of-Life Anime That Will Leave You Relaxed

    It's time to kick back and unwind

    As 2018 begins to wind down, it's time to wipe away all the stress the year has brought us. Thankfully, this year has given us some great shows that can fulfill that need within the slice-of-life genre! Curious which shows are fun and will let you relax? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Friday August 17, 2018
  • Which Isekai is the Deadliest?

    The answer may surprise you!

    Isekai are terrifying worlds populated by mighty magic and terrifying monsters, but which poses the greatest threat? In an all-out battle of the multipvers, who would actually emerge victorious? I've watched a lot of isekai anime during my precious time in this world and believe I have discovered the truth. Hit the jump to find out which world is the mightiest!

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