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    Saturday October 9, 2021
  • QUIZ: Can You Remember The Order Ash Ketchum Caught These Pokémon In?

    Arrange the order of these classic monsters!

    As they say, we never forget our first 'mon. Or Ash Ketchum's first Pokémon for that matter. So let's go back to the early days of the anime series with a Quick Quiz and see if we can remember the order that he caught them in. Hit the jump to test your memory!

  • Friday October 8, 2021
  • FEATURE: Why One Piece's "We Are!" Is A Perfect Anime Opening

    It's the first OP and possibly still the best OP

    Few songs encapsulate the sheer joy of an anime story like One Piece's "We Are!," the first opening theme in the series. But why does it work so well and what makes it such a good primer for the adventure to follow? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Sunday October 3, 2021
  • FEATURE: Digimon Ghost Game Uses Horror For An Excellent Debut

    It's a natural fit for the genre

    There have always been horror aspects in Digimon since the opening days of the franchise, but just in time for Halloween, Digimon Ghost Game takes those aspects and pushes them to the forefront. Hit the jump for how this makes for an effective debut episode!

  • Sunday September 26, 2021
  • FEATURE: 5 Action Scenes That Represented The Best Of Digimon Adventure 2020

    It's a series built around seeing Digimon in battle mode

    Digimon Adventure: took the characters from the original series and put them in a world where most of the focus was placed on combat and action. So now, to celebrate its final episode, I'm gonna look back at the five action sequences that I think best encapsulate what made the series special. Hit the jump to see some explosions and claws!

  • Sunday September 19, 2021
  • FEATURE: How One Of Anime's Greatest Directors Got Their Start With Digimon

    Happy Birthday, Mamoru Hosoda!

    For over 20 years, Mamoru Hosoda has been a celebrated director of anime films, showing off a mastery of the medium that blends the fantastical with the relatable. Hit the jump for how he got his start with what would become the prequel to the classic Digimon Adventure series!

  • Tuesday September 7, 2021
  • FEATURE: "WE ARE ONE" Refreshes One Piece's Most Historic Moments

    This series of shorts is a testament to One Piece's powerful storytelling

    "WE ARE ONE," a celebration of One Piece's one-hundredth manga volume, includes a series of short films with reanimate certain memorable sequences from the story. Hit the jump to read how these moments, inserted to coincide with live action drama, have become even more powerful over the years!

  • Monday August 2, 2021
  • FEATURE: The VCRX Events That Black Clover Fans Need To Look Out For

    Make sure to put these in your schedule!

    If you miss Black Clover as much as I do, then make sure to check out these three Virtual Crunchyroll Expo events that are dedicated (or at least partially dedicated) to Asta and the gang. Hit the jump for times and locations!

  • Saturday July 31, 2021
  • QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Horror Master Junji Ito? Find Out With This Birthday Quiz!

    The horror master has done a lot for the genre over the years

    Today is the birthday of the acclaimed manga author Junji Ito, a man who, over the last few decades, has thrilled and terrified us in equal measure. So, to celebrate all of his accomplishments, hit the jump to take a quiz to see how much you know of his life and his works! 

  • Thursday July 29, 2021
  • FEATURE: Every Episode Is A Beach Episode In One Piece

    It has to do with the characters (and also, like, all the ocean stuff)

    Considering that most of the action in One Piece takes place in or around the sea, the series is pretty much one long "beach episode." But considering what beach episodes usually offer and represent, there's another reason why One Piece fits this phrase as well. Hit the jump to see what it is!

  • Wednesday July 21, 2021
  • FEATURE: What Does Sarada's Use Of The Chidori Means For Boruto's Themes?

    It says a lot about the series' themes of teaching the next generation

    In the last few episodes of BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, New Team 7 has taken on the deluded and cruel Boro. In order to save her friends and partners, Sarada unleashes the Chidori to amazing results. Hit the jump to see what the use of this famous move means for the wider themes of the franchise!

  • Monday July 12, 2021
  • FEATURE: With One Piece, We're Watching The Rise Of An Incredible Anime Director

    Megumi Ishitani returns for her second stunning episode

    The Wano arc has seen numerous amazing displays of animation and storytelling and with the return of Megumi Ishitani as episode director, we get one of the best experiences yet. Hit the jump to see how this director not only gets what makes for a great One Piece episode but understands the process of anime adaptation as a whole!

  • Saturday July 10, 2021
  • FEATURE: Maximum Cool — The Appeal of One Piece's Sir Crocodile

    His confidence matches his capabilities

    One Piece is full of cool characters, and one of the coolest is Crocodile, the early villain who many fans still cite as their favorite. So why the attachment so many years after his debut? Hit the jump to find out what makes him so compelling!

  • Tuesday July 6, 2021
  • FEATURE: Celebrating The 5-Year Anniversary Of The Pokémon Go Phenomenon

    It's the birthday of one of the most successful mobile apps in history

    When Pokémon Go was released on this day in 2016, it was an instant hit, inviting both nostalgia and a whole new wave of Pokémon fans. But what makes it both unique and a cool encapsulation of Pokémon's greatest strength as a franchise? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday June 15, 2021
  • FEATURE: Why Digimon Tamers Remains The Best Of Its Genre

    Its themes remain a powerful exploration of the franchise itself

    Digimon Tamers leaves behind the storyline found in Adventure to dissect exactly what it means to form a bond with a "digital monster." What lessons does it give us? Hit the jump to see why Tamers is so frequently called the "best" Digimon series!

  • Wednesday June 2, 2021
  • FEATURE: Yugi Muto Shows Us Why Sharing Our Talent Is So Important

    Hot take: Yugi's a pretty good dude

    The friendship between Yugi and Jonouchi in Yu-Gi-Oh! is one of the series stand-out relationships, a bond formed because of their willingness to help one another. Hit the jump to read about what we can learn from Yugi trying ensure that Jonouchi's a better Duel Monsters player!

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