Shounen Anime

5 Shounen Anime To Jump Into Right Now

Scintillating. Electrifying. Erudite. These are only some of the adjectives that go hand-in-hand with shounen anime (at least, the first two are… the third one just sounds nifty). It’s one of the most celebrated genres of anime, typified by exhilarating...

Dreams and Kindness: Why Shounen Protagonists Resonate With Us

Shounen manga is one of the most popular genres of comics in the world. Need proof? Manga like One Piece or Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba outsell Western comics in less than half the time. The same could be...

“Dear Maria, Count Me In” Might Be The Perfect Anime Opening, And TikTok Proves It

All Time Low’s hit “Dear Maria, Count Me In” isn’t just a bop from 2008. It also might just be the perfect anime opening theme, no matter the anime. And TikTok is determined to prove it. Thanks to TikTok...

The Brains & The Brawn: Bulma From the Dragon Ball Series

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring the incredible women of anime, from studios to characters and timeless creators. Behind every man is a smart, beautiful and powerful woman with blue hair who will literally beat up anyone who stands in her way....

Anime to Watch When Your Partner Loves Shounen and You Don’t 💪

By Kathleen Townsend I’m a huge fan of shounen anime. Give me as many monsters of the week, tournament arcs and plucky teenage protagonists as you can fit into a 24-minute episode! And 300-episode adventures? No problem. Sadly, my husband doesn't...

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The Heike Story is a Beautiful Modern Retelling of a Historical Epic

Every anime season always has one underrated gem, and for me this past fall, that gem was The Heike...