Sean Aitchison

The Genius of Izuku Midoriya’s Motivation

When you think of shounen protagonists, you tend to imagine energetic, hot-headed youngsters with big dreams that they'll stop at nothing to achieve, fighting every obstacle that comes their way. Just as important as this unfaltering determination is the...

My Hero Academia Live-Action Director Is a Smart, Bold Choice

It was recently announced that the upcoming live-action My Hero Academia movie from Legendary had found its director in Shinsuke Sato. Though fans are rightfully cautious about live-action anime adaptations, I think this choice should instill some confidence in the...

One Piece Celebrates 1,000 Episodes with Commemorative Battle of Onigashima Visual

In anticipation for the upcoming monumental One Piece Episode 1000, Toei Animation has released an epic celebratory visual depicting the Battle of Onigashima! RELATED: Toei Animation and Fathom Events to Host Special One Piece Theatrical Event The gorgeous, sprawling art features...

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Drops First Clip at NYCC 2021

Revealed during the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero panel at New York Comic Con, the first official clip for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has arrived, and there is plenty to love for longtime fans off the shounen series! Toei...

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...

The Best Anime for No More Heroes Fans

With the third installment of Suda51’s beloved No More Heroes series, No More Heroes III, out this week, we thought, "What better way to celebrate infamous otaku Travis Touchdown than by suggesting some great anime that No More Heroes...

My Hero Academia Live-Action Movie Lands Alice in Borderland, Kingdom Director

The live-action My Hero Academia film has officially found its director! Variety reports filmmaker Shinsuke Sato (Alice in Borderland, Kingdom) will be directing the project for Legendary Pictures. The My Hero Academia film will be Sato's first English-language film, bringing...

The Best Anime for Ace Attorney Fans

It’s hard to describe the Ace Attorney video game series in a nutshell. On paper, you play as Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, or in the latest game, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, defense attorneys and detectives who take cases that no one...

World’s First Anime Art Auction Breaks $2.1 Million Record at Heritage Auctions

Could your anime collection break a record? This one did. Heritage Auctions announced last week that the world's first auction dedicated to anime art had broken multiple world records! "The Art of Anime and Everything Cool Auction," brought to market...

Celebrating Straw Hat Crew Day and the History of One Piece’s Best Pirates

Did you know? Not only is today June 13, but it's also Straw Hat Crew Day! Why? Well, the numbers that make up the date (6/13) can be read in Japanese roughly as "Straw Hat Crew." So I thought, what...

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Sean is a writer/researcher with a big love of anime and dumb shounen protagonists and a lot of opinions about both. You can find his writing and research work on his website and catch him streaming on Twitch twice a week.
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