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    Sunday August 7, 2022
  • FEATURE: Stars Align Proves Winning Isn't the Most Important Thing in Sports

    Middle school soft tennis blues

    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.

  • Sunday July 3, 2022
  • FEATURE: KIZNAIVER Showed Us Studio TRIGGER's Bright Future

    If you can click on an article so easily, over 1,400 words shouldn't be a problem

    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.

  • Saturday May 21, 2022
  • FEATURE: Everything Everywhere All at Once's Connection To Mind Game

    Your life is the result of your own decisions

    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.

  • Wednesday May 4, 2022
  • INTERVIEW: Ayumu Hisao Talks Series Composition And Love of Kill

    Enemies to lovers

    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.

  • Saturday April 16, 2022
  • FEATURE: What Makes Akudama Drive's Ending So Compelling?

    You've got that right!

    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.

  • Wednesday February 9, 2022
  • FEATURE: Behold, The Universe Is Full Of Blessings! A Prayer For Planet With

    I'm on the side of those anime I want to befriend!

    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.

  • Thursday January 27, 2022
  • FEATURE: How Does Ranking of Kings Maintain Its Webcomic Heart?

    Sweet Bojji and Hella Kage

    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.

  • Saturday December 11, 2021
  • FEATURE: Revolutionary Girl Utena Is Too Much, That's Why It's Great

    Absolute destiny apocalypse

    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.

  • Sunday October 31, 2021
  • FEATURE: What Makes The Existential Dread Of Flowers of Evil Work So Well?

    The flower bloomed

    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.

  • Wednesday October 27, 2021
  • FEATURE: Busy Halloween? Anime Shorts Are Easy To Watch And Full Of Horror

    Viewer beware! You're in for a scare!

    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.

  • Sunday October 24, 2021
  • FEATURE: Eyes From Another World — A Tribute To Kazuhiro Fujita, Master Of Monsters

    A different kind of Yokai watch starts here

    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.

  • Thursday October 21, 2021
  • FEATURE: 25 Years Later, Garzey's Wing Exists

    Huuaaaaghhhh!

    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.

  • Tuesday September 14, 2021
  • FEATURE: The 6 Best Books On The History Of Manga And Anime

    Time to hit the books

    Looking to learn more about anime and manga? Memoirs, production histories and impassioned critique lies after the jump for your perusal.

  • Sunday September 12, 2021
  • FEATURE: 86 EIGHTY-SIX's Ending Credits Perfects The Art Of The Sawano Drop

    Don't you get there? It calls it calls

    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.

  • Saturday August 21, 2021
  • QUIZ: Which Manga Should Be Next On Your Reading List?

    Into the mangaverse

    Looking for new manga to read? I've been there too. Check this quiz for a personal recommendation.

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