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    Понедельник Сентябрь 28, 2020
  • FEATURE: Introducing the Incredible Director of the Horimiya Adaptation!

    With a Horimiya adaptation on the way this winter, let's take a look at the style of its phenomenal director, Masashi Ishihama!

    Masashi Ishihama is one of the most talented directors working in anime, and yet he's frequently overlooked when discussing the medium's new stars. Today on Why It Works, let's take a journey through his fascinating work, and find a few reasons to get excited about this winter's Horimiya adaptation!

  • Понедельник Сентябрь 21, 2020
  • FEATURE: Let's See What's in Store for the Fall Anime Season!

    With the summer season almost over, today let's look forward to what we can expect from the season to come!

    It feels like it was gone in an instant, but somehow we're in the midst of September, and the summer anime season is nearing its end. But there's plenty of fresh shows to look forward to for the fall, so today on Why It Works, let's get a birds' eye view of the season to come!

  • Понедельник Сентябрь 14, 2020
  • FEATURE: Animating the Impossible, The Breathtaking Works of Kou Yoshinari

    Today let's get acquainted with the works of one of animation's brightest stars!

    If you've been keeping up with Sword Art Online, you might have noticed an almost indescribable feat of animation in recent episodes, a climax that looked more like a living painting than a sequence of drawings. That impossible feat is the work of Kou Yoshinari, and he's been spending years animating similarly absurd highlights across the industry. Today let's get acquainted with the elder of the famed Yoshinari brothers!

  • Пятница Сентябрь 4, 2020
  • FEATURE: Let's Check Out Some Can't-Miss Guests of Crunchyroll Expo!

    Today let's highlight a few of the upcoming attractions of this year's Crunchyroll Expo!

    There may not be an in-person event, but Crunchyroll Expo is still offering a wide array of guests and events this year, all available from the comfort of your home. Today let's highlight just a few of the many guests that will be appearing at this year's Crunchyroll Expo!

  • Понедельник Август 31, 2020
  • FEATURE: Here Are Some Anime to Prolong the Last Days of Summer!

    Today let's highlight some shows to make up for the summer that never was!

    Summer's already over, and even more than usual, it feels like it's barely even begun. With everyone stuck inside, this summer has likely been a disappointing experience for many of us — fortunately, we've still got anime to let us vicariously experience the joys of vacation. Today on Why It Works, let's highlight a few shows to make up for our absent summer!

  • Понедельник Август 24, 2020
  • OPINION: What Does It Truly Mean to Be "Over 9000?"

    Today let's see what that famous Dragon Ball meme can tell us about the mechanics of storytelling!

    If you've watched Dragon Ball or simply spent any time on the internet, you're probably aware of the "it's over 9000" meme. But why does that one line have such enduring power, and what can Nappa's famous exclamation tell us about storytelling? Today on Why It Works, let's examine what Dragon Ball Z's famous meme really means!

  • Понедельник Август 17, 2020
  • FEATURE: The Directors Leaving A Mark On The Anime Industry

    Today let's highlight more of the fascinating film directors making a mark on the industry!

    It's an exciting time to be a fan of anime films, as we're currently enjoying a flourishing of anime directorial talent. From familiar names who've only recently stepped into the directorial seat, to fresh artists who've ascended at an almost unbelievable pace, let's explore some more key directors of this new film vanguard!

  • Понедельник Август 10, 2020
  • FEATURE: One Piece is K-On! at Sea: Rethinking Anime Recommendations

    Let's explore the unexpected connections you can find when you compare shows from a new perspective!

    We often compare shows in terms of their worldbuilding or narrative premises, but less often in terms of what the stories actually do with those elements. Today on Why It Works, let's explore some new methods of comparing anime, and hopefully discover some new shows to watch in the process!

  • Понедельник Август 3, 2020
  • FEATURE: What Are Your Favorite Musical Cues in Anime?

    With the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack now available streaming, today let's explore the power of an effective music cue!

    Though we all appreciate a good soundtrack, it can be easy to overlook just how much a well-chosen song can elevate a critical moment in anime. Today in Why It Works, let's celebrate those critical moments, as we explore some of the most effective and powerful uses of music in anime!

  • Понедельник Июль 27, 2020
  • FEATURE: Let's Meet The Director Behind the Action-Packed God of High School!

    Today let's explore how director Sunghoo Park's history makes him the ideal choice for directing God of High School

    The God of High School's first few episodes have already demonstrated an absurd array of fluidly animated martial arts feats, establishing the show as one of the Summer's action powerhouses. But if you've been following the career of director Sunghoo Park, then this impressive production would seem like a logical next step in a career filled with such high-octane highlights. Today let's explore the director behind this Summer's top action anime!

  • Понедельник Июль 20, 2020
  • Meeting The Next Generation of Great Anime Directors

    Today let's highlight some of the top directors making anime film waves today!

    Nick Creamer takes a look at the next generation of anime film directors, including Masaaki Yuasa, Naoko Yamada, and Makoto Shinkai!

  • Понедельник Июль 13, 2020
  • Where Does My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Go From Here?

    With its third season having finally premiered, today let's explore the potential paths of SNAFU's final season!

    After five long years away, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU has finally returned for its third and final season. The road to self-love and maturity is a long and winding one, and though our leads have already suffered plenty of harship, they've still got a few mountains left to face. Today on Why It Works, let's brush up on the main conflicts our progagonists still face, and attempt to decipher where their story might lead. 

  • Понедельник Июль 6, 2020
  • ESSAY: The Endless Generosity of Kyoto Animation

    Let's celebrate Kyoto Animation by exploring the unique strengths of some of their very best productions!

    Kyoto Animation have for years been regarded as one of the most noteworthy anime studios, be it for their beautifully animated productions, or for their uniquely laudable studio culture. Today on Why It Works, let's explore just a few of the things that make their shows so special, as I run down five of the KyoAni shows that have meant the most to me!

  • Понедельник Июнь 29, 2020
  • Five Insane Symphogear Moments That Couldn’t Happen Anywhere Else

    Today let's highlight the absurd dramatic turns of the incomparable SYMPHOGEAR!

    Combining fragments of Nanoha, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and a special madness all its own, Symphogear is one of the most absurd and absurdly entertaining anime of recent years. Today on Why It Works, we'll be celebrating just a few of the show's most entertaining and ridiculous moments!

  • Понедельник Июнь 22, 2020
  • Let's Highlight the Top Artists of the Summer Anime Season!

    With the summer season nearly upon us, today let's explore some of the most talented artists and directors working on upcoming productions!

    It may have seemed impossibly brief, but the Spring anime season truly is almost over. Today on Why It Works, let's look forward to the upcoming season, and see which artists and productions we should be looking out for this Summer!