Sean Aitchison

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...

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...

The Merc With A Mouth Meets All Might in Latest Chapter of Deadpool: Samurai

In the most recent chapter of Sanshiro Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi's Deadpool: Samurai manga (yes, Deadpool has a manga), Deadpool was rescued by a surprise guest! That's right none other than My Hero Academia’s...

Why Do the Oscars Have Such a Limited View on Anime?

You could count on your fingers how many Japanese-animated films have been nominated for an Academy Award, and you only need one finger to count the winners. Bluntly put, the Oscars have an...

Science as a Tool: Dr. STONE and the Neutrality of Technology

In Dr. STONE Season 2, the main conflict comes from Tsukasa and his Empire of Might desiring to only revive the young and powerful—contrasting Senku's desire to save everyone. One of the themes in...

Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Series Wraps First Season Filming

It looks like Season 1 of Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop has officially wrapped filming! The news arrived via Instagram from actor Daniella Pineda, who's playing Faye Valentine in the upcoming series. In her...

The Hope of Sacrifice in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

By Sean Aitchison In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Ed, Al and a few other characters are constantly referred to as “sacrifices” by the Homunculi and their leader, Father. This has something...

Celebrating 1,000 Chapters of One Piece 🏴‍☠️

By Sean Aitchison In 1997, Weekly Shonen Jump debuted Eiichiro Oda’s pirate shounen manga about a boy with dreams of becoming King of the Pirates—One Piece. Over 20 years later, the series has cemented...

Shueisha Launches Worldwide Character Contest for 1,000 Chapters of One Piece

By Sean Aitchison Today, One Piece celebrates the release of its 1,000th chapter, a milestone that comes after almost 23 years of publication in Weekly Shonen Jump. Following the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy,...

One Piece: Freedom, Heroism and the Definition of “Pirate”

By Sean Aitchison Luffy has saved a lot of people, freed several nations from their authoritarian oppressors and proven himself to be a hero over and over again...which is weird, because he’s a pirate....

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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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