There are few One Piece characters as relatable as Usopp, the "scaredy cat" from the Syrup Village who often has to fight past his fears in order to accomplish great things. And you know what? He's best that way. Hit the jump to read about why!
Are you a Pokémon fan who needs something to watch this Halloween? Well, the original series has you covered with seven straight episodes that are perfect for this particular holiday. Hit the jump to check them out!
If any show can pull off a climactic moment, it's Black Clover. On this week's Fight Scene Friday, I take a look at how this series uses a gigantic, arc-ending battle to tie together multiple plot threads and character arcs. Hit the jump to find out more!
Author Matt Alt's book Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered The World has garnered great reviews and is one of my favorite books of 2020. So I sat down with Alt to discuss the stuff he couldn't fit in the book, anime's appeal, and why Gundam is so integral to the medium's history. Hit the jump for the interview!
Few characters are as consistently confident as Seto Kaiba, the tech billionaire from Yu-Gi-Oh! who wants to be the best in the world at a monster card game. But why does he remain so lovable even when he's so arrogant? Hit the jump to find out!
It's hard to find a better anime underdog than Naruto's Rock Lee, a kid who wanted to be his best despite his ninja limitations. And through his hard work, he trained his way into all of our hearts. Hit the jump to see how much you know about him!
For the most part, Digimon Adventure: is all about getting somewhere — to the next location, to the next kid, to the next evolution. But in Episode 16, the pace changes and a new atmosphere emerges, one that's both refreshing and a little creepy. Hit the jump for why this is one of the best examples of the reboot yet!
How do you beat a man that knows every attack you're gonna make before you make it? That's the question One Piece asks with its Luffy vs Katakuri fight, a battle that forces Luffy to take things to the next level. Hit the jump for why this particular power-up is so important!
On this week's Fight Scene Friday, I'm taking a look at the battle between Deku and Todoroki and its similarities with the famous Marvel friendship of Peter Parker and Harry Osborn. Hit the jump to see how My Hero Academia and Spider-Man connect!
Horror entertainment often reflects real-life trauma, and Hideaki Anno, the mastermind behind Neon Genesis Evangelion, understands this. And eventually Anno would win multiple Japan Academy Awards for Shin Godzilla. Hit the jump for the story of how one of anime's greatest made Godzilla a nightmare again!
The 2020 Digimon Adventure: reboot has been pretty great for a variety of reasons, one of which is the new overhauled evolution sequences that each Digimon gets. Hit the jump to see the neat intricacies of each one!
Good world-building isn't just the addition of details to a fictional world, but the way you add them. If they don't fit in naturally, they fall flat. Luckily, One Piece is really good about this, with the Seven Warlords of the Sea being a great example. Hit the jump to find out why!
When Vetto shows up in the Underwater Temple in Black Clover, all hope seems lost and the dude seems unstoppable. However, thanks to the teamwork and drive of the Black Bulls, the odds soon change. Hit the jump to see how this epic fight takes a frequent anime battle situation and makes it thrilling!
What do shows like Marmalade Boy, Boys Over Flowers and Lovely Complex have in common? Well, they all have to do with romantic relationships, but a bigger theme in them is the way that people take care of one another. Hit the jump to find out what makes them so touching!
This Friday, Crunchyroll and Toei Animation bring One Piece - Episode of Chopper: The Miracle Winter Cherry Blossom to the Sudachi Stage. What makes this film a can't-miss event? Hit the jump to learn why!