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.
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!
Shinichiro Watanabe needs no introduction. The man behind Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Space 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!