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    Monday September 14, 2020
  • IN-DEPTH: How The God of High School Revealed the True, Weird History of Taekwondo

    Learn how the hit WEBTOON series and anime helped reveal the wild, weird, and shocking history of Taekwondo!

    The God of High School has tons of slick action and fight scenes, but one of the more interesting aspects of the series is the way it talks about martial arts, specifically Taekwondo! Jin Mori’s “Renewal Taekwondo” is more than just a fancy made up name, and is instead related to Taekwondo’s turbulent history. Curious to know more about Korea’s martial art export? Hit the jump to find out more in our deep dive!

  • Sunday August 16, 2020
  • FEATURE: 5 WEBTOON Series We’d Love to See Animated!

    In the wake of The God of High School, we dream of the possibilities of seeing these five amazing shows next!

    Tower of God has ended, The God of High School is underway, and Noblesse waits in the wings, but what comes next? We take a look at five titles we think would be amazing to see make the jump from WEBTOON Series to anime! Curious which series we picked? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Saturday August 15, 2020
  • FEATURE: Why Tite Kubo Giving Characters Personal Songs is So Important

    Tite Kubo’s Secret to Memorable Characters: Music!

    As we get ready for the return of Bleach, it’s worth thinking about why the series has so much staying power, and the most obvious choice is it’s characters! But what makes the characters of Bleach so unique? It isn’t just their powers and aesthetics; it’s also the way in which author Tite Kubo ensured that every one of them was a fleshed out personality. And the cherry on top of that personality? The songs hand-picked by Kubo! Curious as to what we mean? Hit the jump to read on!

  • Sunday August 2, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which Shinigami Captain Are You?

    Find out how powerful your spirit power is and determine which Shinigami captain you are!

    You are one of the 13 most powerful Shinigami: a member of the Gotei 13! But, which one are you, exactly? Take our finely tuned quiz to determine which one of the 13 Divisions from Bleach you’ve been placed in charge of!

  • Friday June 26, 2020
  • Sailing the Shinsu Waves: Exploring Tower of God’s Ocean Themes

    Tower of God is a unique series for sure, but let’s take a look at it’s use of ocean imagery!

    Tower of God has a ton of themes around friendship and betrayal, but one of the most unique aspects of the series is something that goes a bit under the radar at first: it’s use of ocean-related imagery. Curious to sail the seas with us? Hit the jump and check it out!

  • Saturday June 6, 2020
  • The Wild and Wonderful World of WEBTOON Series

    Let’s learn about the unique comic format of WEBTOON series, where titles like 'Tower of God' and more call home!

    With anime adaptations of Tower of God and The God of High School underway (and Noblesse looming on the horizon) there’s never been a better time to get into WEBTOON series! But what are WEBTOON series and what makes them so unique? If Tower of God has made you curious, hit the jump to find out all about them, along with some recommended reading!

  • Wednesday May 6, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which Tower of God Position Are You?

    You’ve gotten this far. Now it’s time to find out where you belong as you climb higher!

    You managed to make it this far in the Tower, but there's still a long way to go. What Position is right for you? Well, thanks to our amazing aptitude test, we can find the right home for you on a Tower dominating team! Hit the jump to take our quiz!

  • Saturday May 2, 2020
  • Magic School Brings New Friends and Foes In My Next Life As A Villainess Episode 4 Recap

    School life brings new challenges, and Catarina has a fateful encounter with someone special!

    A new start in life always brings with it many changes, and Catarina and Company certainly have changed a lot now that they’re enrolled in school! But will new faces and challenges get in the way of Catarina’s attempts to escape doom? Hit the jump to review episode 4 of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes to Doom! and then check out episode 5!

  • Friday April 24, 2020
  • Catarina Assembles Her Harem in My Next Life as a Villainess Episode 3 Recap

    As Catarina moves into young adulthood, will she have escaped her dire fate?

    Catarina’s childhood in her new world is coming to an end, but before that happens, will she manage to avoid another unexpected doom flag? And who is Catarina’s new friend? Catarina’s future may be cloudy, but she’ll face it all head-on! Hit the jump to catch up on Episode 3 of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes to Doom! before the next episode hits!

  • Friday April 17, 2020
  • Catarina Is Changing up the Relationship Chart in My Next Life as a Villainess Episode 2 Recap

    In order to survive, some things have gotta change

    So far, Catarina has been doing well in avoiding the doom flags as they present themselves, but things seem to be panning out the same way they did in the game. Will doom befall our little villainess? Catarina won't stand for that! Hit the jump and check out how Episode 2 of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! played out!

  • Friday April 10, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which Tower of God Character Are You?

    Climb the tower and discover the truth for yourself

    The Tower of God awaits, and at the top any wish you desire will be yours. But to get to the top, you’ll need to know yourself pretty well. Thankfully, our quiz will take you to the top… if you dare to answer! Curious to see which Tower of God character you are? Hit the jump and take our quiz!

  • Thursday April 9, 2020
  • The Struggle to Avoid Doom Begins in My Next Life as a Villainess!

    Will Catarina survive all the hurdles that might lead her to her doom?

    What would you do if you were trapped in an otome game as the villainess? How do you avoid those doom flags and stay alive? Welcome to Catarina's every day life as she tries to figure out how to slay those doom flags, trying to avoid the same fate of her beloved otome game that she played. Hit the jump to catch up on what went on in the first episode before the second one airs this Saturday!

  • Thursday April 2, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which Anime Detective Are You?

    Uncover the clues to your inner sleuth!

    Think you’re the type to solve mysteries and catch criminals? Are you the observant type that picks up on hints before anyone else does? Well then, take our quiz to find out what anime detective you share the most in common with! Ready to solve the mystery and see who you are? Hit the jump and get cracking!

  • Thursday March 26, 2020
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bleach Creator Tite Kubo’s Sakura Wars Designs!

    An exclusive first look video at the upcoming Sakura Wars release from SEGA featuring Tite Kubo’s amazing designs!

    The first new mainline Sakura Wars game in 15 years is almost upon us, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the character trailer, featuring designs by Bleach creator Tite Kubo! Come meet the new cast and see how Kubo’s sketches became reality in the game. Hit the jump to find out more and check out the video, exclusively on Crunchyroll!

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Persona 5 Royal Dub Actors Laura Post & Billy Kametz Steal Our Hearts

    We talked and had a grand time with Persona 5 Royal's two new voice actors and SEGA/Atlus’ communications manager

    Persona 5 Royal is almost here, and if you’re like us, you can probably barely wait to get your hands on it! We got the chance to talk to the two newest cast members, Laura Post and Billy Kametz, as well as Sega/Atlus’s communications manager Ari Advincula about what got them into voice acting, what to expect from Persona 5 Royal, and more! And don’t worry, no spoilers here! Curious to see what they said? Hit the jump to find out!