Though it's natural to see running as a solitary activity, Run with the Wind earnestly believes that even when it comes to running, we are stronger together. Through the course of its winding narrative, it has built up a team of runners who utterly trust each other, and whose mutual faith has actually brought them to a greater understanding of themselves. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the core thesis of Run with the Wind!
Ever since the beginning of the fall season, Run with the Wind has been steadily impressing me with its wonderfully realized characters, warm sense of atmosphere, and ability to make both the tactical and emotional drama of relay running utterly clear. Today on Why It Works, let's explore just a few of the highlights of this terrific show!
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!
Though he's not literally Mob's father, Reigen Arataka's mentorship comes closer to portraying a messy yet loving parental bond than the vast majority of seasonal anime. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how Mob Psycho 100 illustrates the complex trials of Reigen, and his struggles to become an adult that Mob can believe in!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is always presenting a strange balance of tactics, suspense, and bizarre narrative invention. But there's a difference between "you underestimated my powers" and "my hand is a squirrel, deal with it," and today we're celebrating those times JoJo entirely crossed that line. Today on Why It Works, let's celebrate JoJo's most truly ridiculous moments!
At long last, this season's whimsical dogfighting extravangaza has arrived on Crunchyroll. The Magnificent Kotobuki is here, and is already demonstrating it's a fine addition to its creator's formidable roster. Today let's explore the rich career of the man behind this show, Tsutomu Mizushima!
The trick to a great anime adaptation is not perfect loyalty to the source material—it demands grappling with the diverse strengths of each medium, and shaping the narrative to make the most of its new home. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how The Promised Neverland's adaptation adjusts the focus of the manga, and explore how each of these mediums bring their stories to life!
Though Mob is blessed with profound psychic powers, he seems incapable of taking much pride in that fact. That is no accident - it's a sentiment central to Mob Psycho's perspective on power, and what it means to grow or be strong. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how this exciting and thoughtful show truly defines personal strength!
With virtually every premiere having debuted at this point, the winter season is already presenting an imposing pile of watch-worthy shows. Today on Why It Works, let's highlight just a few shows worth watching this season, and hopefully give you some more favorites to look forward to!
Mob Psycho 100 made a big splash when it first came out in 2016, but a great first season doesn't guarantee a great sequel. Fortunately, I am happy to announce that at least so far, Mob Psycho II is living up to all the grand promise of its predecessor. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how this new season exemplifies Mob's greatest strengths!
The beginning of a new year can be a stressful time even before we get to the matter of a new year's resolution, and many of our ultimate resolutions only last a few weeks. Today I'd like to celebrate a few shows that acknowledge that, and that encourage self-improvement while accepting that personal growth is a very difficult road. Let's count down some anime to truly inspire your new year's resolutions!
Tsurune's characters generally aren't the most overtly expressive sort: they hide their feelings, performing strength with friends while leaving their true thoughts unspoken. Instead, it is through Tsurune's gorgeous color work and stage setting that they express themselves, their feelings made most clear through the very world they inhabit. Today let's explore how Tsurune brings its characters' feelings to life!
From its ridiculous over-the-top outfits to its weird grudge against dogs, there's nothing out there that's quite like JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. But even if there's nothing exactly as JoJo as JoJo, there are still plenty of anime that might appeal to lovers of the Joestar saga. Today on Why It Works, let's highlight some recommendations for the JoJo lover in your family!
From Mob Psycho 100 to Boogiepop Never Laughs, there are a variety of acclaimed properties receiving adaptations next season. But beyond source material, we are extremely lucky to have many of the most talented directors in anime working on a variety of new shows. Today let's highlight just a few of these anime stars!
Between its somber personal drama and its bombast robot battles, Gridman has always felt like a negotiation between two very distant poles. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the identity crisis lying at the heart of this show, and perhaps find some clues as to where its heroes must go from here!