Beginner's Guides

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

By Tom Speelman There are few science fiction franchises more iconic than Mobile Suit Gundam. From the pioneering original anime to the billion-dollar industry that is Gunpla, Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise’s pioneering work of the Real Robot genre is so...

A Beginner’s Guide to Kingdom ⚔️

Looking for your next favorite epic historical anime series? Kingdom should fit the bill nicely. It’s an intricate, sprawling tale that currently spans 57 manga volumes and two seasons of anime, with a third returning this Spring 2021 season....

A Beginner’s Guide to My Hero Academia

Picture this: at long last, you’ve graduated from junior high, and you’re about to take the biggest step toward securing your future. There are all kinds of high schools around the country offering world-leading courses in science, commerce and...

A Beginner’s Guide to Attack on Titan

By Anthony Cocking (via AnimeLab) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5_10A9lyXQ Should you be familiar with the analogy of tentpole programming, you’ll understand that some shows in a library are considered essential viewing. Pardoning the pun, it’s clear that Attack on Titan most certainly stakes its...

A Beginner’s Guide to Log Horizon 🖥

By Kathleen Townsend Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table has officially begun...but what if you haven't started the series yet? Well, with 50 episodes spanning two seasons and a debut almost a decade ago, we figured we'd get you...

A Beginner’s Guide to Golden Kamuy

By Deanna Nguyen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1184Rq-WvY4 CGI bears, naked men whose physique resembles a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure character, meme-worthy facial expressions, cooking lessons and a dangerous quest for gold—that about sums up Golden Kamuy.  If you’ve stumbled across screencaps of the show on social...

A Beginner’s Guide to Fire Force

By Keith Reid-Cleveland https://youtu.be/60l32sIaj9M “Causes of death are many and varied…old age, illness, suicide. But out of that long, morbid list, there’s one end that people fear above all others: death by fire.”  If you’ve heard those words, you likely know two...

A Beginner’s Guide to Naruto

By Tom Speelman It happened, believe it! The original Naruto series is now streaming on Funimation. But where to start with this 220-episode classic? From filler arcs, mixed canon, specialized ninja terms like "hokage" or "jutsu" and a ton of characters...

A Beginner’s Guide to Hunter x Hunter

By Anthony Cocking (via AnimeLab) So you’ve decided you want to find out more about Hunter x Hunter, have you? Great choice! You’ve taken your first step towards passing the Hunter Exam. That sure was easy, wasn’t it? RELATED: The First...

A Beginner’s Guide to Fairy Tail

By Keith Reid-Cleveland Your friends have asked, time and time again. But now, it's time. You're ready to start Fairy Tail. Wait...there are how many episodes?! Look, don't worry about it. We've got you covered with this beginner's guide to the...

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Interview: Quickfire Questions with My Hero Academia’s Eric Vale

With My Hero Academia Season 5 coming to a close and the franchise’s third movie, My Hero Academia: World...