Deep Dives

Heard Them Before? Fire Force Season 2 OP and ED Artists Revealed 🔥

Along with an intense new key visual and an action-packed preview released on Thursday, it was announced that Aimer would be performing the opening theme for Fire Force Season 2, titled "SPARK-AGAIN"! Less than a week later, the series...

What Are You Watching? Samurai Champloo

EDITOR'S NOTE: What Are You Watching? is a feature series that dives deep into why we love the anime we love. You told us what you were watching, and now we'll dig into why. By Tom Speelman How do you follow...

The Works of SHAFT, From Monogatari to Madoka Magica

By Tom Speelman Anime studios live through their legacies, and SHAFT has a long and prolific one. Founded in 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao in Suginami, Tokyo, SHAFT first became known outside of assistant work to larger studios by collaborating with Gainax...

What Are You Watching? Death Parade

EDITOR'S NOTE: What Are You Watching? is a feature series that dives deep into why we love the anime we love. You told us what you were watching, and now we'll dig into why. By Deanna Nguyen It’s 2015. I’m living...

What Are You Watching? My Hero Academia

EDITOR'S NOTE: What Are You Watching? is a feature series that dives deep into why we love the anime we love. You told us what you were watching, and now we'll dig into why. By Sean Aitchison It's no secret that...

What Are You Watching? What We Love About the Anime We Watch

In March, we asked you what you were watching. The world might look a bit different now than it did even then, but the question is still fair, because it's always a good idea to turn to the things...

What Is Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga? The Manga-Canon Season, Explained

By Tom Speelman One of the most beloved Aniplex shows of the past decade is undoubtedly Blue Exorcist. Based on Kazue Kato’s monthly manga, the first season of Blue Exorcist⁠—directed by Tensai Okamura, written by Ryota Yamaguchi and animated by...

The Eccentric Anime of P.A.Works: From Angel Beats! to APPARE-RANMAN!

By Deanna Nguyen Of the anime studios that we’ve come to know and love, Progression Animation Works—commonly referred to as P.A.Works—is one that leaves a distinct impression. For 20 years, P.A.Works has produced a broad range that transports us...

Who Was Satoshi Kon? The Timeless Creator

By Tom Speelman Earlier this year, Funimation secured the rights to one of the most important and significant anime of the '00s: Paranoia Agent. The 13-episode series is a collection of vignettes set in Musashino, Tokyo, and the only TV...

The Works of Dai Sato, From Cowboy Bebop to Listeners

By Tom Speelman As a visual medium, anime is often thought of on the creative side as being the product of directors and animation studios. While that’s of course true, screenwriters also have their part to play, with the same...

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RUMBLE GARANNDOLL English Dub Announced, Cast and Crew Revealed

A new dimension has revealed itself! We're excited to announce that the RUMBLE GARANNDOLL English dub is officially on its...