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    Monday May 31, 2021
  • FEATURE: Here's The Best Anime To Watch When You're Done With One Piece

    Let's highlight some anime to brighten those post-One Piece blues!

    Done with One Piece, and hungry for more shows? There may not be anything exactly like One Piece out there, but there are certainly shows that embody various elements of its appeal. Today on Why It Works, let's explore some choice post-One Piece selections!

  • Saturday May 22, 2021
  • K-ON! Helps Manga Time Kirara and Kyoto's Eizen Railway Celebrate 10 Years of Collaboration

    The first collaboration of the two companies was for K-ON! The Movie back in 2011

    It has been 10 years since Eizen Railway and Manga Time Kirara started collaborating. Fittingly, the first series featured was K-ON! in 2011, and now for the 10th anniversary, K-ON! returns to the train cars for the 30th collaboration between the companies. Strum past the jump to learn more!

  • Monday March 22, 2021
  • FEATURE: Where Some of Anime's Most Successful Directors Got Their Start

    Let's explore how anime's greatest film directors began their animation journeys!

    Before they gained acclaim through high-profile films, even the greatest of anime directors contributed to a variety of unlikely TV shows. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the small-screen origins of some of anime's greatest stars, and see how their roots helped shape their overall destinies!

  • Wednesday February 24, 2021
  • Yui VA Aki Toyosaki Covers ARuFa'a K-ON!-ish Song "Choudo Ice"

    ARuFa says, "Aki Toyosaki herself has sung the song... Is that possible?"

    "Choudo Ice" (Just Ice) is a song created by web writer ARuFa in 2018, who loved the anime K-ON! too much, on the theme of "A song that could be existed in K-ON!" By some miracle, Aki Toyosaki, who voiced the anime's protagonist Yui Hirasawa, posted a video of a cover version of the song on YouTube. Check out how K-ON!-ish that song is after the jump!

  • Friday January 1, 2021
  • Kyoto Animation and Their Anime Series' Post Adorable New Year's Messages

    Kyoani wishes 2021 will be "happy and wonderful" for all!

    In true Kyoto Animation spirit, the wonderfully wholesome anime studio posted an adorable New Year's greeting on their Twitter account featuring the studio's mascot Baja, and Baja's ducky friend Ga-chan. Other anime series in the Kyoani portfolio also released their own messages, which we've collected for you, right after the jump!

  • Monday August 31, 2020
  • Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium Is the Face for the Japan 2020 Census in Kyoto

    K-ON! and Inari Kon Kon helped drive awareness in previous years

    Every 5 years, Japan holds a national census, giving every household in the country the chance to get their voice heard and make the country a better place to live. This year, to drive awareness for the program, Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium will be advertising the census in Kyoto prefecture. Check out the poster after the jump!

  • Saturday August 22, 2020
  • Full K-ON! Franchise to Be Marathoned on TBS Channel 2 This Weekend

    Includes the TV anime, OVA's, film, and even two concerts!

    K-ON! fans in Japan this weekend are in for a treat as the entire anime series, produced at Kyoto Animation under the watchful eye of director Naoko Yamada, and two live concerts are being broadcast on TBS Channel 2, a cable channel that focuses on anime and other Japanese pop culture. Learn more after the jump!

  • Tuesday August 4, 2020
  • RECS: Top 30 Anime of All Time According to SungWon Cho, aka ProZD

    Voice actor, YouTuber, and anime fan dishes out his top series, movies, and manga

    Like everyone else, SungWon Cho—aka the voice actor, YouTuber, and anime fan known as ProZD—has his own list of favorites, and it doesn't sound like he had much trouble drumming up his personal Top 30 Anime of All Time list. Read on for the full list of TV series, manga, and anime films he recommends! 

  • Monday August 10, 2020
  • FEATURE: One Piece is K-On! at Sea: Rethinking Anime Recommendations

    Let's explore the unexpected connections you can find when you compare shows from a new perspective!

    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!

  • Sunday July 5, 2020
  • FEATURE: How K-ON! Helped Preserve the Small Town of Toyosato

    A look into how one KyoAni show changed the small town of Toyosato forever

    Life inside the quaint town of Toyosato, Shiga prefecture, was changed when K-ON! first started airing on Japanese TV, becoming one of the most well-loved anime in the world. Ten years after the release of the second season airing, Daryl Harding takes a look at how the Kyoto Animation series helped preserve the tiny town of Toyosato.

  • Monday July 6, 2020
  • ESSAY: The Endless Generosity of Kyoto Animation

    Let's celebrate Kyoto Animation by exploring the unique strengths of some of their very best productions!

    Kyoto Animation have for years been regarded as one of the most noteworthy anime studios, be it for their beautifully animated productions, or for their uniquely laudable studio culture. Today on Why It Works, let's explore just a few of the things that make their shows so special, as I run down five of the KyoAni shows that have meant the most to me!

  • Tuesday May 26, 2020
  • How K-ON! Helped Preserve the Small Town of Toyosato

    A look into how one KyoAni show changed the small town of Toyosato forever

    Life inside the quaint town of Toyosato, Shiga prefecture, was changed when K-ON! first started airing on Japanese TV, becoming one of the most well-loved anime in the world. Ten years after the release of the second season airing, Daryl Harding takes a look at how the Kyoto Animation series helped preserve the tiny town of Toyosato.

  • Thursday March 5, 2020
  • Nico Nico Celebrates Spring Break with Free KyoAni Marathon

    Haruhi, K-On!, and more will accompany students through the holidays starting March 16

    Spend the holidays with your favorite anime high-schoolers! Nico Nico is teaming up with KyoAni for the "Youth Anime Marathon," featuring free broadcasts of popular series from the studio. Get the full run-down after the jump!

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