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    Monday May 23, 2022
  • FEATURE: Celebrating Shinichiro Watanabe's Catalog From Cowboy Bebop And Beyond

    Time to celebrate the birthday of one of anime's greatest directors!

    Just in time for his birthday, we're celebrating the storied career of Shinichiro Watanabe! From his beloved genre melds to his more recent dramatic productions, let's explore what makes all of his works special and unique.

  • Thursday June 17, 2021
  • RECS: 10 Emotional Anime To Watch If You Really Wanna Have A Good Cry

    Try not to bawl while watching these shows

    Anime has tons of stories that can make you emotional, and these ten shows are guaranteed to start the waterworks. Find some of the saddest anime ever made after the jump!



  • Monday May 24, 2021
  • QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Shinichiro Watanabe?

    Take our quiz on account of the great man's birthday

    Shinichiro Watanabe needs no introduction. The man behind Cowboy BebopSamurai ChamplooSpace Dandy, and Kids on the Slope, among other works, is one of the greatest anime directors of all time. Are you the number one Shinichiro Watanabe fan? Take our quiz to find out.

  • Monday January 4, 2021
  • OPINION: What to Watch After The Queen's Gambit

    Let's explore some anime with the same appeal as The Queen's Gambit!

    The Queen's Gambit is one of 2020's most engaging new shows, but fortunately, there are plenty of anime out there with a similar appeal. Whether you're struck by the show's keen tactical focus, tenacious heroine, or overall style, there's bound to be a show for you. Today on Why It Works, let's run down some anime to check out after The Queen's Gambit!

  • Sunday June 14, 2020
  • Let's Celebrate the Birthday of Studio MAPPA!

    Today we're celebrating the birthday of the acclaimed studio MAPPA!

    Nine years ago today, studio MAPPA was founded by one of Madhouse's lead producers, heralding a unique and thrilling history of MAPPA productions. Today, let's explore the origins of this acclaimed studio, and break down some of their greatest productions over the years!

  • Monday May 27, 2019
  • Music in Anime: The Song is the Story

    Today let's explore how great directors can fuse music and narrative into something truly special!

    Though we all have our own favorite anime soundtracks, there's a difference between a simply great song and a song that's actually part of the storytelling. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how a few great directors use music to actually tell their stories, be it through musically inclined characters or simply inspired musical choices!

  • Monday March 25, 2019
  • Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe is Directing an Anime this Spring!

    Today let's celebrate the career of one of anime's brightest stars, as we approach the premiere of his newest production!

    Shinichiro Watanabe is a household name amongst anime fans, with his classics like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo inspiring a whole generation of fandom. But Watanabe's work since has been equally compelling, and this spring, all of his influences will collide in the new Carole & Tuesday. Today let's explore the career of this anime titan, and try to figure out what we can expect from his latest show!

  • Tuesday December 19, 2017
  • Kaoru and Sentaro Start Their Jazz Session in "Kids on the Slope" Live-Action Film Trailer

    Takahiro Miki (We Were There)-directed film hits Japanese theaters on March 10, 2018

    The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yuki Kodama's jazz music-themed manga Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope today released a main poster visual and a 90-second full trailer introducing the first encounter between the two protagonists and their jazz sessions. Check out the latest clip after the jump!

  • Thursday October 19, 2017
  • "Kids on the Slope" Live-Action Film Teaser Announces March 10, 2018 Release

    Takahiro Miki (We Were There, Aozora Yell) directs the Yuri Chinen-starring adaptation

    The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yuki Kodama's Jazz music-themed manga Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope today released a 30-second first teaser introducing its cast members, including Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP member) as the protagonist Kaoru Nishimi, for the first time. Check out how they are portrayed in the film after the jump!