Deep Dives

How Satoshi Kon Conveyed Horror That Reflects Reality

By Michael Pementel When it comes to horror anime, there are few minds like the late, great Satoshi Kon. Throughout his career, Kon established himself as a master of the craft—able to capture a true essence of suspense and horror...

Yu Yu Hakusho is a Master Class on Examining Grief and Trauma

By Keith Reid-Cleveland If you’re in your twenties or thirties and grew up on anime, chances are you’re familiar with Yoshihiro Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho. More than 20 years since its original release, it continues to remain a fan-favorite series...

What is Tama & Friends? The Cuteness Overload of Uchitama, Explained

By Tom Speelman Anime has no shortage of cute pet stories. From icons like Doraemon, Hamtaro and Hello Kitty to recent hits like Kemono Friends and My Roommate is a Cat, anime loves itself some cute kitties and puppies. And...

The Folklore of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Explained

By Kathleen Townsend Toilet-bound Hanako-kun is an anime filled with beautiful imagery, an adorable protagonist, and is absolutely chock-full of Japanese folklore and urban legends. Many of the characters, settings and events are based on or directly reference stories from...

The Strategic Use of Color Sets Fantasy Anime Apart

By Sean Aitchison From the colorful worlds of Fairy Tail and Black Clover to the darker tones of series like Berserk and Attack on Titan, fantasy anime is rife with diverse and appealing adventure, all woven together through the strategic...

Exploring the Harmony of Sports Anime

By Keith Reid-Cleveland Overcoming insurmountable odds. Rivalries that last a lifetime. Fighting for progress, inch by inch. These are all common tropes you’ll find in sports and in anime.  At first glance, the two might appear to be worlds apart. In...

The Isekai Afterlife of Angel Beats!

By Deanna Nguyen The following article contains spoilers for Angel Beats! Once you hear the familiar piano notes of the Angel Beats! opening, a wave of nostalgia washes over you and buried sentiments reemerge with vitality. Even if you’re just now...

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Crunchyroll Bringing JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 to Theaters This March

The highly anticipated JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 movie is officially coming to theaters around the world, starting this March in...