Briana Lawrence

Briana Lawrence: Cosplay, Shipping and the Power of Fandom

I feel like my life has been a series of moments where I’ve been told that something important to me was just a momentary lapse in judgment that I’d get over eventually.  My career (writing isn’t a real job).  My love...

Lessons for Kids (and Adults) in Kazuki Akane’s Stars Align

By Briana Lawrence So there’s this particular clip I would always see floating around whenever anyone brought up Stars Align, the sports drama anime from Kazuki Akane and studio 8bit. It’s the clip of Maki and Yu having an actual discussion...

MAN WITH A MISSION Meets Demon Slayer in the Halloween-Themed Concert We’ve Been Waiting For

By Briana Lawrence Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is managing to live its best life in 2020. With Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train earning major box office dollars in Japan, we didn’t think the...

Demon Slayer Movie Breaks Box Office Records in Japan with ~$44 Million Weekend

By Briana Lawrence Nothing steadies the breathing and rocks the box office quite like the power of anime fandom. Oricon reports that Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train has earned an astonishing $44 million during...

My First BL Series: Gravitation, 20 Years Later

By Briana Lawrence There I was, scrolling through the Funimation catalog, when I saw the epitome of my baby gay years staring back at me. I haven’t thought about Gravitation since the days of anime convention vendors selling yaoi paddles,...

My Hero Academia Season 5 Suits Up in Spring 2021

By Briana Lawrence My Hero Academia Season 5 is officially arriving in Spring 2021 in Japan! Grab your slightly burnt CAMPOS notebook, young hero, because school is almost back in session! Following Hero Fes 2020, a My Hero Academia-focused event featuring...

Bonus Manga Chapters Of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and The Promised Neverland Arrive This Weekend

By Briana Lawrence This summer saw the conclusion of two Weekly Shonen Jump manga favorites: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and The Promised Neverland. But it looks like we’ll be able to return to both worlds this weekend! RELATED: Jump...

New Visual, Promo Clip Revealed for The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2

By Briana Lawrence Get your sister, your sister, your sister, your sister and your sister together for a brand-new The Quintessential Quintuplets key visual and clip. The latest visual showcases the five girls of the series as they get ready for...

New Key Visual for The World Ends with You The Animation Makes Some Noise 🎉

By Briana Lawrence Get ready to make some noise! The official Japanese Twitter account for The World Ends With You The Animation just posted a new visual, and it IS AWESOME. This new visual is almost an exact opposite of...

What the Heck Is a Persona? The Persona Series, Explained

By Briana Lawrence I’ve been following the Shin Megami Tensei universe since the early 2000s, back when video rental stores and curious college roommates were how I got ahold of video games. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne was my first...

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Crunchyroll Reveals Fall 2021 Lineup, Including Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Platinum End & More!

As if our watchlists could get even more packed, Crunchyroll has officially announced its Fall 2021 anime season lineup!...