Crunchyroll Feature-The Special Way One Piece Uses Music to Enhance Its Stories

Another day, another One Piece feature. This time I took a look at One Piece's use of music, which has really shone since Whole Cake Island. I've always enjoyed anime music, so seeing One Piece lean so heavily into its music is pure catnip for me. And I'll take any opportunity I can get to … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-The Special Way One Piece Uses Music to Enhance Its Stories

Crunchyroll Feature-What Makes Katakuri Such A Great Villain? He’s Just A Regular Guy Who Loves Donuts

In celebration of last month's National Donut Day, I took the opportunity to write about one of my favorite One Piece villains: Katakuri. It's not often that One Piece has a villain who's also a genuinely decent person, and it utterly nailed the concept with Katakuri. Getting to write about him again was a real … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-What Makes Katakuri Such A Great Villain? He’s Just A Regular Guy Who Loves Donuts

Crunchyroll Feature: Rimuru’s Most Powerful Skill is Friendship

For my latest Crunchyroll article, I took a look at That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and how being a genuinely kind person has taken Rimuru so much farther than his overpowered skills could've. Slime's been a consistently fun show, so I'm glad I got a chance to write about it before the … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature: Rimuru’s Most Powerful Skill is Friendship

Crunchyroll Feature-How Subaru Learned to See Other People

For my latest feature, I took a look at Re:Zero's greatest strength: Subaru's development. Re:Zero's current season has been consistently excellent, easily on par with the best of the first. I always love writing these kinds of character pieces, and I hope you all have as much fun reading it as I did writing it! … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-How Subaru Learned to See Other People

Crunchyroll Feature-Fate/Stay Night’s Cooler, Edgier Brother You’ve Never Watched

My latest Crunchyroll feature gave me a chance to write about a series near and dear to me: Kara no Kyokai, AKA The Garden of Sinners. Ever since I first watched it in 2014, this has been one of my favorite anime, and this feature is where I make the case for why you should … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Fate/Stay Night’s Cooler, Edgier Brother You’ve Never Watched

Pointlessness is Not a Point: The Last of Us Part 2’s Greatest Weakness

Major SPOILERS for The Last of Us Part 2 Vengeance is a hollow goal that only spreads more pain. It's a common theme in fiction of all kinds, and is the central focus of The Last of Us Part 2. There's nothing wrong with exploring a commonly used theme, but the key to making it … Continue reading Pointlessness is Not a Point: The Last of Us Part 2’s Greatest Weakness

Crunchyroll Feature-Khun is the Anti-Hero Bam Needs in Tower of God

For my latest CR feature, I took a look at Khun's role in Tower of God, and how the nature of the Tower's challenges makes having a schemer like him on your side a necessity. Tower of God has consistently impressed me with its understanding of how to write an engaging shonen, so I strongly … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Khun is the Anti-Hero Bam Needs in Tower of God

Crunchyroll Feature-With the Wano Arc, One Piece is Finally Nearing its Endgame

For my latest CR feature, I returned to One Piece to write about Wano's significance in the broader story. Weird as it is to imagine, One Piece might just be ending soon(ish). We've still got a ways to go, of course, but with everything going on in Wano, it's hard to deny that the story's … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-With the Wano Arc, One Piece is Finally Nearing its Endgame

Crunchyroll Feature-How Tower of God’s Top-Notch Atmosphere Makes the Show

For my latest Crunchyroll feature (I know this post is two weeks late, blame forgetfulness and law school) I took a look at Tower of God's use of atmosphere to hook the audience in its first episode. I was a little hesitant about the show at first, but the mood and atmosphere it set was … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-How Tower of God’s Top-Notch Atmosphere Makes the Show