Crunchyroll Feature – One Piece’s Valuable Lesson on Being True to Yourself

Now that I'm back at Crunchyroll, here's my first article of the year for them! Even with the anime and manga in the middle of Wano, Whole Cake Island's message about being honest about who you are has always stuck with me. Three characters have to learn this lesson, and all of them are better … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature – One Piece’s Valuable Lesson on Being True to Yourself

One Piece 3D2Y: Byrnndi World’s Futile Journey

Shonen movies and specials like One Piece's 3D2Y have a difficult challenge: tell a satisfying story without doing anything to change the status quo. Nothing that happens in them can have a noticeable impact on the plot, the characters, or even the world outside of the context of the film itself. One Piece has circumvented … Continue reading One Piece 3D2Y: Byrnndi World’s Futile Journey

Steins;Gate 0 and The Strength to Challenge Fate

Spoiler warning for Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate 0 Throughout its run, Steins;Gate 0 features one recurring question: "Does Steins Gate exist?" That one worldline, one where Mayuri and Kurisu aren't fated to die, where the world doesn't go to hell. Is it possible to reach such an outcome? We know from the original Steins;Gate that it … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 and The Strength to Challenge Fate