The season premieres have largely ended, and as usual, the curse placed on my family name compelled me to watch through every single one. Fortunately, the folly of my ancestors is a clean win for you folks, as I now return with a full load of fresh recommendations. Today let's highlight some of the most compelling contenders of the new season!
With the introduction of Mirio, the talented heavyweight of the Big Three, My Hero Academia has once again highlighted the unique and often oddly-defined nature of its signature quirks. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how My Hero Academia finds dramatic weight in its superpowers, and how its approach compares to other titans of the shounen genre!
In a season dominated by major action sequels and other noteworthy properties, the humble Planet With may have slipped through the cracks a bit. I think that's a terrible injustice, and today on Why It Works, I've got a few reasons why you should catch up on this bizarre and heartwarming show!
The summer season is almost over, and as we look forward to fall, it turns out many of the coming season's highlights will be contained in its diverse crop of high-profile sequels. Today on Why It Works, let's highlight just a few of these continuing shows, and find some last shows to cram before the fall season begins!
Bakugo has always been a very angry kid, but his feelings towards Midoriya have shifted and gained complexity over time. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the roots of Bakugo's frustration, and what this coming fight might mean to him!
In the midst of a heated battle full of villains and injured bystanders, Todoroki choked entirely, bickering with Yaoroshi and losing sight of his own journey. Today on Why It Works, we're digging into the complex nature of Todoroki's struggle, and how his journey echoes the threat facing all of My Hero Academia's heroes!
From the first episodes of Bakemonogatari onward, the Monogatari franchise has wavered and wound through scores of individual dramas, all while slowly approaching one clear, ultimate finale. Today on Why It Works, we're exploring how that finale wasn't so ultimate after all, and the many places this tale could go from here. Let's dive into the wild mechanics of the Monogatari franchise!
Planet With is rich in compelling and ambiguous characters, from its greater good-focused aliens to its passionate yet ever-dangerous humans. Though there are plenty of characters worth celebrating, today we'll be focusing on the moral pillar at the center of it all, the show's most consistently compassionate hero. Today we celebrate Ginko, the Space Princess!
Planet With's villains aren't set against humanity for selfish, amoral reasons - they are attempting to prevent a tragedy that could destroy everything, humanity included. And yet, humanity fights against them, struggling for their own noble beliefs. Today we will explore Planet With's vividly contrasting factions, and decide whether humanity really is worth fighting for.
Though the scourge of anime-added "filler episodes" hangs heavy over shonen properties, My Hero Academia has taken a novel approach to anime-original content that actually plays into the strengths of the story. Today let's explore how My Hero Academia's anime tells its own thrilling stories!
Nichijou has established a firm reputation over the years as one of the greatest, and weirdest, anime comedies around. Finally back on Crunchyroll, today we'll be exploring a few reasons why this show is so beloved, and why you should be watching it right this second!
Being a superhero is about more than fighting for justice and defeating evil - after all, where would we be without ridiculous finishing moves? Today on Why It Works, let's explore why "ultimate moves" are more than just flashy attacks, and how these latest techniques lend new strength to our beloved heroes!
Each new anime season comes with an impossible onslaught of premieres in every conceivable genre. Luckily, I just so happened to watch all those premieres, and have plenty of recommendations for every palette. Let's dive into the new season and find some fresh shows to enjoy!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has an enduring fandom and reputation, but what exactly is it that makes this strange franchise such a success? Today on Why It Works, we're concluding our journey through the rambling exploits of JoJo, and celebrating its uniquely captivating drama all along the way!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has developed a fanatical following over the course of its manga and anime run. But what IS this strange show, and what about it has inspired such reverent fandom? Today we're starting at the top, exploring both the prior sagas and fundamental appeal of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!