This Week in Anime - Birdie Wing Takes the Swing
It's the height of the sports season, and championships are in full swing. While sports tournaments play out this season, Birdie Wing's got different ideas for its golf tournaments.
This Week in Anime - Redefining the Gundam Legacy in The Witch from Mercury
Gundam's latest installment, The Witch From Mercury, redefines the legacy of the franchise while on the track to becoming one of the season's best sitcoms.
This Week in Anime - A Digital Safe Haven in My Love Story with Yamada-kun
Join us this week as we dive into how the show reflects the transformative nature of the digital world in forging virtual and real-life relationships.
This Week in Anime - Does It Pay to Read Manga on Manga Apps?
Can manga apps find the golden means to cater to all audiences in a world where manga piracy persists?
This Week in Anime - “So Bad it's Good”? Why KamiKatsu Doesn't Cut Close to That
KamiKatsu had a promising premise. But its bizarre, lackluster execution has only butchered the show to the point where it can barely pass off as another “so-bad-it's-good” production.
This Week in Anime - Donghua Keeps Getting Better
Anime industry insiders predict that Chinese animation will overtake Japan in the future, but does it have to be a competition? Let's take this opportunity to simply appreciate some cool donghua.
This Week in Anime - Breaking the Mold with Soaring Sky! Pretty Cure
Soaring Sky! Pretty Cure breaks the mold by officially introducing its first ever boy Precure in the franchise's 20-year history. How will it hold up against conventional wisdom that boys should stay away from "girly" things?
This Week in Anime - The YAS-ification of Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island
The recent Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island film gave Mobile Suit Gundam animation director Yasuhiko "YAS" Yoshikazu the opportunity to redo an infamous chapter in the anime's history. How does the episode hold up with a modern coat of paint?
This Week in Anime - The Corp-orification of Kizuna Ai
Kizuna Ai broke ground for the VTuber space when she debuted in 2016, earning worldwide recognition. As the VTuber-sphere expanded beyond her, the idol's virtual footprint shrank. The Kizuna no Allele anime looks to bring her to the forefront of the conve...
This Week in Anime - Oshi no Ko and the Idol Industry's Dirty Secret
The hit anime presents the audience with "Ai," a girl whose name means "love" but whose form of love is lying. The center of the series' mystery peels back the layers of an industry that seems sugary-sweet but spits girls out like chewed bubblegum.
This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Going on in Heavenly Delusion?
Production I.G's amazing adaptation has to fight an uphill battle for eyeballs thanks to Hulu's lackluster promotion. If you manage to find the series, prepare yourself for a ride unlike any other this season.
This Week in Anime - The Best OPs and EDs This Season
Our columnists share their favorite new OPs and EDs this season, from Magical Destroyers to G-Witch season 2. Which themes tickled your fancy?
This Week in Anime - Has the Isekai Genre Given Up?
Nick and Steve wade through the latest season of isekai, reverse-isekai, and reverse-reverse-isekai and come to a startling revelation: we've truly reached the bottom of the barrel.
This Week in Anime - Why You Should Watch the Kaguya-sama Movie
Steve and Chris tune in to The First Kiss That Never Ends and discuss the painfully relatable moments of teen love and the masks we all wear in our lives.
This Week in Anime - Gacha Money Now
Don't you hate it when your favorite mobile game goes kaput? Chris and Steve look at the current gacha game landscape, its questionable game mechanics, and the bitter feelings left in their wake.
This Week in Anime - Does Buddy Daddies Live Up To Its Zany Title?
More than just a SPY x FAMILY lookalike. Nicky and Steve break down the appeal of this anime about the challenges of parenting while being a mobster.