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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
"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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!