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
This week on Crunchyroll, I made a quiz to see which of the hit Shonen Jump anime best fits you. Take the quiz on Crunchyroll!
I can't believe it's already been two years since I started this blog. So much has happened, especially in this past year, that it almost feels like I've been doing this forever. Just in the past year, I've started writing for both The Fandom Post and Crunchyroll (both under my real name), something I never … Continue reading 2 Year Anniversary Post: My Top 5 Anime Movies
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!
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
Spoiler warning for One Piece The word mature is tossed around quite a bit when people discuss media. It's usually used to describe works with a lot of violence or sexual content that's not considered appropriate for younger audiences. Having adult content isn't a bad thing, but it also isn't inherently good either, and certainly … Continue reading One Piece and What Truly Matters
Note: This list was originally only 15 anime, hence the title. The reason it's grown so much longer is that I've encountered plenty of shows worth adding and it would be a disservice to remove anything from the list at this point. Today (May 14) is my one year anniversary of blogging, and I'm celebrating by … Continue reading My Top 15ish Favorite Anime
One Piece Film: Z is a hard act to follow. It was an excellent shounen movie that was very popular in the One Piece fandom, so it only makes sense that Gold would be compared to it. The big question going in is always going to be "is it as good as Z?" The short answer: not … Continue reading One Piece Film Gold Review
Warning: This editorial contains minor spoilers for Naruto and One Piece. Out of the many genres in anime, there's one that's undoubtedly the most popular: shounen. The term shounen means something like "young boy" and is used to refer to anime and manga directed at adolescent and teenage boys. Shounen series are primarily action based and outdo … Continue reading How to do Shounen Right (and Wrong)
The following article contains major spoilers for every show mentioned. Read at your own risk. Character deaths can be extremely impactful in both anime and fiction in general. If done right, they can be the most emotionally moving scenes in a story and can signal a major shift the plot. They're also very easy to do wrong. … Continue reading How to Kill off Characters