Sean Aitchison

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...

Plus Ultra: Celebrating 100 Episodes of My Hero Academia

Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia has taken the world by storm. There’s no other way to put it—the series has risen to the top of the charts, serving as a gateway anime and favorite series of those who have...

Log Horizon Gives Weight to the Isekai World

In isekai, and especially in trapped-in-a-game isekai, the world that the protagonist is transported to is, simply put, mostly just a setting. This isn’t a bad thing, not in the least. The entire point of isekai is that characters...

One Piece x CASETiFY Collection Has Officially Dropped

Have you ever wanted to carry a Gum-Gum Fruit in your pocket? Or drink from a water bottle with Luffy’s Straw Hat insignia? What about playing a game of basketball with a ball shaped like everyone’s favorite giant whale,...

Combatants Will Be Dispatched! Subverts Modern Isekai

Isekai has changed quite a bit since its early days—what was once a genre focused on female protagonists is now mostly dominated by male power fantasies. This is a simplification, of course, but the point remains that the isekai...

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Joins the Funimation Summer 2021 Lineup

Isekai fans, get ready for the next hit. Funimation has officially announced that it will stream How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom as part of the 2021 Summer season anime lineup! From studio J.C.STAFF (KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this...

The Physicality of Quirks in My Hero Academia Redefines Shounen Training

We all love a good shounen training sequence: punching stuff in the woods, wearing 10-ton weighted clothing, sparring with your rival. It's a classic and beloved trope of the genre… However, it can get a little stale from time...

Happy Birthday Luffy! One Piece Worldwide Top 200 Character Popularity Results Revealed

At the beginning of the year, Shueisha launched its One Piece World Top 100 popularity poll, which would tally votes from across the world to determine the most popular characters of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, standing as the first...

Live-Action Gundam Movie Coming From Kong: Skull Island Director and Saga Scribe

A long-standing pillar of anime and Japanese pop culture at large, Mobile Suit Gundam is officially getting a Hollywood live-action adaptation from Legendary Entertainment and Netflix. The project, simply known under working title “GUNDAM” is set to be directed...

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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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My Hero Academia Season 5 English Dub Casts Re-Destro of the Meta Liberation Army

Another member of the Meta Liberation Army has arrived in the My Hero Academia Season 5 English dub! Say...