Deanna Nguyen

The Works of Ei Aoki: From Fate/Zero to ID: INVADED

By Deanna Nguyen Behind every great anime is a director whose deft craftsmanship and artistic direction produce seamless animation and immersive storytelling. These works open a dialogue between creators and fans that transcend the viewing experience. Ei Aoki is one...

A Beginner’s Guide to Idol Anime on Funimation

By Deanna Nguyen Mics, cameras, idol anime! A group of handsome young men stand on stage, waiting for the music cue. Synchronized chants ripple throughout the concert hall, building up the anticipation. Glow sticks light up and wriggle energetically. As...

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...

The Wonderful World of Fate Universe Spin-Offs

By Deanna Nguyen In the anime community, “fate” not only refers to a life preordained by some higher power but also to the globally popular franchise founded by writer Kinoko Nasu and artist Takashi Takeuchi, or TYPE-MOON. The success of...

Fate/Grand Order and Ensemble Stars! Were Some of Twitter’s Most Discussed Games of 2019

By Deanna Nguyen Earlier this week, Twitter published a blog post that listed the most discussed video games of 2019 on the social media platform. More than a billion gaming tweets were posted during 2019—a 20% increase from 2018—with Fate/Grand...

The Strong Female Mentors of RADIANT

By Deanna Nguyen A relative newcomer to the shounen anime family, RADIANT offers plenty of reasons as to why it differs from all the rest. While the show follows a leisurely pace to unravel its plot, the characters and their...

A Look at the Mind-Blowing Works of Madhouse

By Deanna Nguyen From a bald superhero who wears a quirky expression to a heartwarming story that explores the relationships between humans and cute androids, Madhouse’s animated works go beyond the realm of typical. Founded in 1972, Madhouse has produced...

How Fanfiction and AUs Keep Fans Going

By Deanna Nguyen No longer is lurking in the comments section after watching an anime enough. Instead, it’s all about Twitter, Tumblr or AO3, where diving into show and character tags let you absorb all the speculation, fan art and...

About Me

Deanna Nguyen is a writer and editor with several years of experience in content creation and editorial management for print and digital publications. Aside from watching anime and simping for her favorite characters, she enjoys playing otome games and cuddling with her bichon frise, Yoshi, during her free time.
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