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    Saturday March 18, 2023
  • OPINION: How Chainsaw Man Explores the Need for Genuine Connections

    The beating heart underneath the bloody chainsaws

    The Devil Hunters in Chainsaw Man who we know best (Denji, Power, Aki and Himeno) all have one thing in common: they’ve lived deeply lonely lives and, consciously or not, seek to alleviate that by connecting with others.

  • Sunday October 23, 2022
  • FEATURE: SPY x FAMILY's Second Opening is Perfect

    A great opening for a great show

    The best openings are the ones that combine great music and visuals to tell you something about the show. Just from watching this latest opening, you can see how much fun it is to hang out with the Forgers, how much light they bring into each other’s lives, and overall, what makes SPY x FAMILY such a special show.

  • Tuesday August 9, 2022
  • FEATURE: Wild Birdie Wing Moments That Are Actually About Golf

    Just a day in the world of extreme golf

    Golf may not be the most exciting sport, but that doesn't stop Birdie Wing! Hit the jump to learn how Birdie Wing makes golf the most intense sport you've ever seen!

  • Tuesday June 21, 2022
  • FEATURE: The Case Study of Vanitas Puts a Fresh Spin on Old Character Dynamics

    Why Noe and Vanitas are the perfect team

    The odd couple format is a tried-and-true formula, which is what makes The Case Study of Vanitas so refreshing. Read on to see how Noe and Vanitas break the mold.

  • Friday May 13, 2022
  • FEATURE: One Piece's New Generation Of Pirates Is Ready To Take The Stage

    The rise of the Worst Generation

    One Piece's Worst Generation is finally poised to take its place among the world's legends! Hit the jump to see how making room for new generations is a core part of what makes One Piece shine!

  • Wednesday January 26, 2022
  • FEATURE: How Confidence Helped Cowboy Bebop Create An Enduring Legacy

    The secret to Cowboy Bebop's enduring legacy

    Cowboy Bebop has become a legend in the anime world for all sorts of reasons, from its use of cinematic influences to the unforgettable soundtrack. But perhaps the most memorable element of this classic is its confidence. Hit the jump to see how confidence turns Bebop into a masterpiece!

  • Tuesday October 19, 2021
  • RECS: The 5 Best Anime To Watch If You Love That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

    What to watch next if you're missing Slime

    Looking for something to fill the void while you wait for the Slime movie to come out? We've got you covered! Hit the jump to see just a few of the shows you should watch if you like That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime.

  • Saturday August 7, 2021
  • FEATURE: Why You Don't Need To Be Perfect To Be A Hero In My Hero Academia

    Heroes can have flaws too

    My Hero Academia features heroes who don't always succeed but still give it their all. Does that make them any less heroic? No way! Hit the jump to see why heroes don't need to be perfect!

  • Friday June 18, 2021
  • INTERVIEW: A Roundtable with the Creators Behind So I’m a Spider, So What?

    Crunchyroll speaks with the creators behind the So I’m a Spider, So What? original novels and spin-off projects!

    Excited for the season finale of So I'm a Spider, So What? Then we've got a treat for you! Hit the jump to hear what the creators behind everyone's favorite arachnid have to say!

  • Wednesday June 9, 2021
  • FEATURE: The Special Way One Piece Uses Music to Enhance Its Stories

    Pirates wouldn't be pirates if they didn't sing

    You don't normally think of action anime and musicals as going together, but One Piece is happy to prove you wrong! Hit the jump to learn how musicals have become a core part of the One Piece experience!

  • Friday June 4, 2021
  • FEATURE: What Makes Katakuri Such A Great Villain? He's Just A Regular Guy Who Loves Donuts

    Celebrating National Donut Day With Charlotte Katakuri

    It's National Donut Day, and who better to celebrate with than Katakuri? Hit the jump to see why this donut-loving pirate is one of the best One Piece villains!

  • Sunday March 21, 2021
  • FEATURE: Rimuru's Most Powerful Skill is Friendship

    How Rimuru's ability to make friends has propelled them to success

    Rimuru Tempest has spent their second life earning skill after skill, but there's one that stands above all the others: their ability to make friends with anyone. Hit the jump to see how friendship is this slime's greatest ability!

  • Thursday January 21, 2021
  • QUIZ: Is This Anime Based on a Manga or Light Novel?

    Test your knowledge of anime source material

    Anime adapts all sorts of source materials, but how well do you know them? Hit the jump to test your knowledge of what these popular anime are based on!

  • Wednesday December 16, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which One Piece Arc Should You Watch?

    Learn your best One Piece arc

    After all these years, One Piece has covered every sort of arc you can imagine. But which arc matches you the best? Hit the jump to take the quiz and find out!

  • Thursday December 10, 2020
  • QUIZ: Can You Find Pandaman in these One Piece Screenshots?

    See how many times you can find Pandaman

    Pandaman appears in all sorts of places throughout One Piece, but how good are you at finding him? Hit the jump to test your panda-spotting skills and prove yourself the ultimate panda fan!