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    Wednesday November 4, 2020
  • FEATURE: Why Tanaka's Trending Was Overdue

    Tanaka-senpai deserves your love!

    We all know the ever-eager hyper Tanaka, but when will he get his big moment? Find out after the jump! 

  • Sunday November 1, 2020
  • ESSAY: Karasuno vs Inarizaki, A Battle of Sound

    The Inarizaki match enhances the source material in a surprising way

    There are a lot of wonderful things to find in both manga and anime versions of our favorite stories. But one thing anime truly delivers is the art of sound. Find out after the jump!

  • Tuesday October 6, 2020
  • FEATURE: Madoka Kaname, From Wallflower to Goddess

    Madoka may not be the one on the frontlines, but she still carries the story

    Madoka doesn't have powers and seems shy while sitting on the sidelines for the majority of the series, so what makes her worthy of the title of series protagonist? Find out after the jump! 

  • Sunday September 6, 2020
  • FEATURE: Five Books About Anime to Sink Your Teeth Into

    Five suggestions for some books to pick up on Read-A-Book Day!

    It's Read-A-Book Day, so why not dive into a good story? If you're looking for some suggestions, we have a few, just hit the jump!

  • Tuesday August 11, 2020
  • ESSAY: Kiki's Delivery Service: Not Just For Kids

    Kiki's Delivery Service holds surprises in unexpected places

    Kiki's Delivery Service is a girl's coming of age story, but what does it have for its older audience? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday July 24, 2020
  • FEATURE: Remembering John Lewis at Comic-Con

    From civil rights activist to graphic novel author

    A look at John Lewis' connections to graphic novels and Comic-Con as we pay our respects to the late civil rights activist.

  • Sunday July 12, 2020
  • The Complicated Licensing History of Princess Mononoke

    Sometimes classics have more twists and turns than you'd expect

    We all know Princess Mononoke as a timeless classic, but how it managed to get to english audiences was a lot trickier than most would expect. Dive deep into a wild bit of history after the jump!

  • Fullmetal Alchemist and the Power of the Ending

    A truly classic ending

    We all enjoy a series as it unfolds, but what about its ending? What can Fullmetal Alchemist say about that? It's the anniversary of the manga, so hit the jump to hear what we love about its ending!

  • Wednesday June 3, 2020
  • The Wonderful World of Magi (And Why It's Your New Favorite Shonen)

    Magi is a magical journey that dares to challenge the world (and dares YOU to watch it next)

    Today is the anniverary of Magi! There's no doubt that the series is thrilling, but what about it has captured so many over the years? Take a look at what we think are its highlights and why it's worth a try after the jump!

  • Saturday May 23, 2020
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: The Good Harem Series

    A new spin on the genre helps a lot

    I never really liked harem series, so what makes My Next Life as a Villainess such a blast? Find out after the jump!

  • Tuesday April 28, 2020
  • Reigen Arataka, Standout Oddball Mentor

    Reigen is definitely a conman but that's not ALL he is

    Reigen is a moral duality: a conman that has weaseled his way into the realm of psychics on the one hand, and a mentor figure on the other. And what is a good person, anyway? Find out more after the jump!

  • Wednesday April 15, 2020
  • How My Next Life as a Villainess' Lead Uses Kindness To Get Ahead

    The opposite of a villain? Try kindness

    Catarina really has her work cut out for her. How will she manage to defeat her fate? Is it with money? Influence? Or perhaps, something else? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday March 27, 2020
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken's Solutions to Finding Creativity in Rough Times

    Eizouken reminds us that we all have our own creative spark still inside us, as long as we work at it

    Like many, when you're stuck at home, and you can't get your creativity flowing and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken offers many solutions on how to get over the creative rough patches. Read more after the jump!

  • Friday March 20, 2020
  • 3 Haikyu!! Spring Tournament Teams to Watch Out For!

    Getting there is only half the battle

    Karasuno has finally clawed their way onto the national stage, but they still have to fight their opponents as well. Who do we think are the three big threats? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday March 6, 2020
  • Haikyu!! and How Unconventional Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    Haikyu!! shows even the quirkiest of players can succeed in the right environment

    There are good athletes in every sport, and some stand out among the rest (and sometimes to a fault). But how does a team help even the most talented? Find out after the jump!