There are tons of excellent sports anime out there, but Stars Align wanted to be something different: a drama about real kids who happen to play sports. Hit the jump for more on a series that won itself a small but devoted following abroad by breaking all the rules.
In 2016, Mari Okada and Studio TRIGGER collaborated on KIZNAIVER, an ambitious original anime series featuring a roster of stand-out young artists. What does the show have to offer today, and where does it fall in TRIGGER's catalog? Hit the jump to find out more.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is one of 2022's biggest sleeper hits, an original independent film that's managed to punch far above its weight at the box office. But did you know that the film owes a debt to Mind Game, one of the weirdest anime films of all time? Let's delve into what connects the work of directors Daniels Kwan and Scheinert with Masaaki Yuasa, after the jump.
For fans of Love of Kill, Crunchyroll News reached out to the writer in charge of series composition, Ayumu Hisao. Hit the jump for tricks of the trade, behind the scenes details, and some special surprises.
Akudama Drive has a great ending. But how do you distinguish a great ending from a good or even bad one? Hit the jump to find out more.
Cult hit manga The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer is due to receive an anime adaptation this summer. But series creator Satoshi Mizukami first broke into the anime industry in 2018, on the strength of big-hearted giant robot love letter Planet With. Hit the jump to find out more.
Ranking of Kings is one of the best anime airing right now but it comes from humble origins. Let's tackle its original publication, the use of creative indulgence, and the power of webcomics.
What is it about Revolutionary Girl Utena that inspires such devotion over 20 years after its airing? Is it symbolism? Romance? Nanami Kiryuu? Let's get into it after the jump.
Flowers of Evil has no monsters, ghosts, or killers. So what makes the anime adaptation so uniquely unnerving nearly ten years after its release? Let's dig into this controversial cult classic after the jump.
There's no better time than Halloween to watch something that'll scare you to death. But if you're too busy for a full-length film or television series, don't despair! Hit the jump for some spectacularly freaky animation, each of which wraps up in under ten minutes.
He's drawn some of the creepiest monsters to ever grace the pages of boys' action comics, but have you ever heard his name? In honor of Spooky Season, let's discuss Ushio and Tora creator Kazuhiro Fujita.
The ghost of the infamous OVA Garzey's Wing has lived rent-free in the public imagination for 25 years now. What is this bizarre series and how have its fans and admirers kept its spirit alive since its release? Hit the jump to find out more.
Looking to learn more about anime and manga? Memoirs, production histories and impassioned critique lies after the jump for your perusal.
How does 86 EIGHTY-SIX exploit the science of the Sawano drop to wrap each episode with a bang? And where does Osamu Dezaki fit into this? Hit the jump to read all about the art of the Sawano drop in honor of Sawano's birthday.
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