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Hack Clover: A three leaf clover in a post Big Three world of shonen anime

This is Asta. Spiky-haired orphan, clueless and a screw-up, plucky Shonen action hero....

What does the Sound Devices Mixpre-3/6M mean for anime podcasters?

Who is Sound Devices? Sound Devices is a Wisconsin-based company that specializes in audio equipment for film and TV...

In defense of Katsuki Bakugou

My Hero Academia has a huge ensemble cast of heroes in training and professional heroes. Without a doubt, if you asked a...

The importance of Fishman Island

What can I say about One Piece that hasn’t already been said? It’s the best-selling manga in history and one of the best-selling comics in the world -- just behind Batman and Superman. That is a fantastic achievement for a comic with a title logo that makes it look like it’s called “Nep Ec”.

Hoshin Engi: Blundering Inuyasha or the next James Bond?

90’s manga series from Weekly Shonen Jump, Hoshin Engi (lit. “Soul Hunter”), is experiencing a sudden rebirth. The underexposed series is seeing the light of day with a remake of the anime hitting the front page of Crunchyroll and a continuation of the manga in serialization as of last week.

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How my Hero Academia avoids the more tiresome aspects of superheroes

WARNING: Spoilers for My Hero Academia. Read at your own risk. My Hero Academia is easily one of...

I can’t believe it took me two years to finish Erased

I watched the first episode of Erased on Crunchyroll when it first aired in January 2016. I'm fucked to believe that it took...

It’s about damn time that Dragon Age 4 was announced

Finally news of a fourth Dragon Age game has been announced by Bioware and EA. For the last four long years, fans...

Does Pop Team Epic have mainstream potential?

A popular topic that comes up in anime discussion is whether a show can garner mainstream success outside of the nation of...

Ballmastrz: 9009 is a cartoon that gets why anime works

As anime becomes more prevalent in the minds of current creative types, I am ever the more grateful for a cartoon like...