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
Crunchyroll Feature-Why In/Spectre’s Kotoko Would Make A Perfect Lawyer
For my latest article on Crunchyroll, I use my experience as a law student to look at why Kotoko's skills as a goddess of wisdom would translate just as well into the practice of law. Kotoko's a fun character to write about, and the fact that she's actually going to law school is just icing … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Why In/Spectre’s Kotoko Would Make A Perfect Lawyer
Crunchyroll Feature-Why KONOSUBA’s Cast is the Perfect Adventuring Party
For my latest Crunchyroll feature, I took a look at why Konosuba's cast is actually a group of master adventurers (with a lot of tongue in cheek). It's a little different from what I usually write, and it was fun to practice something a little different. Read the full article on Crunchyroll!
Crunchyroll Feature-The Most Powerful Weapons in In/Spectre are WORDS
My latest Crunchyroll feature is taking a look at this season's In/Spectre and how it shows what the right words at the right time can accomplish. In/Spectre has great dialogue, and it's a joy to write about how well the anime incorporates it into the plot. Read my words about In/Spectre's words on Crunchyroll!
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 Film: Strong World – Ten Years Later
Originally published on The Fandom Post It’s no exaggeration to say that 2009 was one of the best years One Piece has ever had. Manga sales more than doubled from the previous year (which was already a record high for the series), the story was just starting the epic Marineford Arc, and Strong World, the … Continue reading One Piece Film: Strong World – Ten Years Later
Attack on Titan’s Troubled Relationship with the Holocaust
When Attack on Titan revealed what was in Eren's basement, the result was bound to be controversial. It's been built up as a major plot point since the first season aired back in 2014, and the show's spent so much time on it that no answer would satisfy everyone. Even so, I think it's fair … Continue reading Attack on Titan’s Troubled Relationship with the Holocaust
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
Crunchyroll Feature-Mirai Director Mamoru Hosoda Talks About Family, Sci-Fi, and More!
Mamoru Hosoda came to the US last month to promote Mirai, his latest movie, and took the time to answer some questions. We talked about Mirai, the production process behind his films, and even a bit about what his next film is going to be. Read the full article on Crunchyroll