Guides

A Beginner’s Guide to Black Clover

By Keith Reid-Cleveland Look, it's OK. We know that jumping into a new shounen series isn't always the easiest thing! But you've seen the trailers, key art or fans sending GIFs about it to each other, and now's the time...

So, You Want to Befriend the Bad Guy? A Shounen Anime Guide to Friendship

By Sean Aitchison Listen up, because I'm about to give you some relationship advice. Not romantic, of course, but for that mortal enemy you've now found yourself saddled with. What's the best way to deal with an anime bad guy? RELATED:...

A Mom’s Guide to Anime: Shows to Relax With

By Yali Perez The world of parenthood is a magical, beautiful and often challenging place. It has its highs and its lows, similar to the world of anime. Of course, that’s without the magical outfit changes. Wouldn’t that make getting ready...

5 Supernatural Anime to Watch This Spring

By Kathleen Townsend Spring is a time for new beginnings. As the cold of winter is shed and everything turns green, new possibilities abound as we gather around our phones and computers looking for something to watch. Well, it's the...

What Is Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga? The Manga-Canon Season, Explained

By Tom Speelman One of the most beloved Aniplex shows of the past decade is undoubtedly Blue Exorcist. Based on Kazue Kato’s monthly manga, the first season of Blue Exorcist⁠—directed by Tensai Okamura, written by Ryota Yamaguchi and animated by...

So, You Want to Get Stronger? A Shounen Guide to Working Out

By Sean Aitchison Have you ever watched Dragon Ball Z and thought, “Wow, I sure wish I could punch a dude through a mountain!” Well, you’re not alone—heck, there’s probably not an anime fan out there who doesn’t wish they...

The Eccentric Anime of P.A.Works: From Angel Beats! to APPARE-RANMAN!

By Deanna Nguyen Of the anime studios that we’ve come to know and love, Progression Animation Works—commonly referred to as P.A.Works—is one that leaves a distinct impression. For 20 years, P.A.Works has produced a broad range that transports us...

A Mom’s Guide to Anime: Negative Feelings

By Yali Perez The world of parenthood is a magical, beautiful and often challenging place. It has its highs and its lows, similar to the world of anime. Of course, that’s without the magical outfit changes. Wouldn’t that make getting ready...

Royalty and Revolutionaries: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Explained

By Kathleen Townsend Revolutionary Girl Utena is a series that draws on many things—from surrealism to post-war avant-garde to ancient Greek plays—and while some themes are pretty up-front, most people have a reaction more along the lines of: "That was...

So, You Can’t Get That Anime OP Out of Your Head: A Guide to Recovery

By Rafael Motamayor It’s almost midnight, and you just finished binge-watching the latest season of My Hero Academia. Just before going to bed, it suddenly hits you. You are completely powerless as your mouth opens, your lungs get filled with...

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Your Guide to the Spring 2022 Anime Season on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Spring is in the air! You know what that means. New anime is coming to Crunchyroll! This upcoming spring...