To celebrate Shinichiro Watanabe's birthday today, I took a look at the genre mixing he did in Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo (which also gave me a chance to revisit Samurai Champloo after so many years). Read the full article on Crunchyroll
Today on Crunchyroll, I wrote about just how much Anzu adds to Hinamatsuri, especially in light of her heartwarming story in the latest episode. Read the full article on Crunchyroll
For my first Crunchyroll quiz, I gave you an opportunity to find out what your Devil Fruit power would be in the world of One Piece. Take the quiz on Crunchyroll!
After such a strong episode last week, I had a lot of thoughts on what Hiro and Zero Two's relationship means for them and why it's so compelling in spite of Franxx's other flaws. Read the full article on Crunchyroll.
Today on Crunchyroll, I went over the major members of the Charlotte Family. The wedding is only just starting and it's already chaotic, so hopefully this guide will be able to clarify who's important going ahead. Read the full article on Crunchyroll
Originally published on The Fandom Post. Out of all the anime lost to the depths of licensing hell, few are as well known as Monster. Based on Naoki Urasawa’s manga of the same name, Monster originally aired in Japan in 2004, but remained unlicensed until Viz Media picked it up in 2009. Viz produced … Continue reading Unfinished Business: Monster
Spoiler warning for Steins;Gate. It's been a long wait, but the anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 is finally set to air in just a couple of weeks. I make no secret of the fact that I love Steins;Gate, but I also know that the time travel elements can be confusing, especially since it's been seven … Continue reading What You Need To Know Before You Start Steins;Gate 0
Warning: Spoilers for Fate/Extra: Last Encore up to episode 9. The world of Fate/Extra: Last Encore is unique in the Fate multiverse. Part of that is due to the science fiction elements of the Moon Cell compared to the typical urban fantasy setting from other versions, but there's more to it than that. Other entries in … Continue reading Fate/Extra: Last Encore-A Story That Has Already Ended
Originally published on The Fandom Post. Warning: Spoilers and NSFW images ahead. Someone unfamiliar with Berserk’s reputation could be forgiven for writing it off as just more 90s ultra-violence. The first episode seems to have all the stereotypes: a badass lead who seems to have no personality beyond his sword, extreme violence, grotesque monsters, and … Continue reading Twenty Years Later-Berserk
Spoiler warning for both seasons of Overlord. Overlord is far more entertaining than it has any right to be. Its "trapped in a videogame-like fantasy world" premise has been done more times than I can count, the execution doesn't particularly stand out, and the characters are mostly very one-note. At the same time, it's also … Continue reading Overlord: The Pros and Cons of Mindless Entertainment