Deep Dives

How Ranking of Kings Reframes the Hero’s Journey

Who doesn’t love an adventure story with fleshed-out characters, an engaging plot, fascinating world-building and underlying themes that tie everything together? So far, Ranking of Kings checks all these boxes. Take a look at Bojji—how can you not love...

Pondering the Path to Happiness in Platinum End

There are some concepts that are universal to all living things. One of these is the idea of the pursuit of happiness. We learn about it early; that it's our right to be happy, but it's also the ultimate...

Determination, Understanding and Unification: The Battles of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission, in theaters now, showcases the up-and-coming "Big Three" in a series of mystifying fights. We've seen Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki reach new heights since their training began at Endeavor's agency, but in World Heroes'...

Why You Absolutely Need to Experience LINK CLICK

I have only watched one donghua—a Chinese animated series—and it is, full stop, one of the best series I have ever seen. You don’t have to just take my word for it either. As of writing this, LINK CLICK...

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Builds and Builds to Something Special

My Hero Academia Season 5 ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, with the heroes-in-training of Class 1-A called up to the big leagues for an undisclosed mission. With work-study experience under their belts, it was time for a...

Slice of Life and the Journey of an Artist

Slice of life anime often take place in recognizable, everyday settings that prove relatable to the audience, all while focusing on human relationships. Due to the genre's nature, these series can providing a calming space to rest and recuperate...

The Genius of Izuku Midoriya’s Motivation

When you think of shounen protagonists, you tend to imagine energetic, hot-headed youngsters with big dreams that they'll stop at nothing to achieve, fighting every obstacle that comes their way. Just as important as this unfaltering determination is the...

Interview: Masaaki Yuasa Discusses Film vs. TV, the Music of Inu-Oh and What’s Next

Masaaki Yuasa is one of the most inventive and celebrated anime filmmakers in the world. No two of his projects look alike, whether it's the kinetic spirit of Ping Pong the Animation, the colorful fluidity of The Tatami Galaxy...

How Hyouka and Its Characters Turn the Mundane Into the Extraordinary

If anyone has ever told you that you’re overanalyzing things, they haven’t met the characters of Hyouka—and I say this in the most endearing way possible.  Hyouka is a special show, not just personally, but also visually and story-wise. It...

International Translation Day 2021: United in Translation!

This year's International Translation Day theme is "United in translation." The nature of translation unites people by making it possible for individuals who speak different languages to understand each other. That seems especially important these days as we work to...

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Love After World Domination Sets First Date for Spring 2022 with New Visual and Trailer

A new visual, trailer and release window for Love After World Domination? We'll drink to that! 🍹 Just as the...