Darling in the Franxx is a show about children fighting monsters in giant robots, but through its 24 episodes, it undergoes a metamorphosis from teen melodrama with mecha to a galactic-scale conflict. This transition isn’t very smooth, however, and by the finale, Darling feels like a beautifully animated series that…
This summer’s breakout anime was, undeniably, Mob Psycho 100. From the creator of 2015’s viral anime One-Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100's first season was an absurd, psychedelic feast drawn up by Studio BONES. Its frenzied art style is unmatched by any other contemporary anime, although Masaaki Yuasa-directed titles like …
Do you remember all those taboo rumors you heard in school about the opposite sex that nobody ever really knew if they were true or not—not even members of the opposite sex?
Ever dreamed of finding yourself as the destined hero of a JRPG-style world? KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World has fun showing you why that might not be as fantastic as you’d think—and to great comedic effect.
Rakugo, the art of traditional Japanese storytelling, has existed for over 1000 years. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju uses the modern day world of Rakugo to tell a story of love, loss, and tragedy through the life of Japan’s last great storyteller.
Yugi and his friends’ story may have ended a decade ago, but there is still one last chapter to be told in the new animated film Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions.
What would you do if you were nine again and were the only one who had a chance to prevent a murder?
...A soap opera filled with headless horsemen, impossibly strong bartenders, street gangs, magical swords, and even Russian sushi.
Imagine, if you will, a world where nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons were all rendered obsolete by nearly invincible mobile fortresses called “Objects.” Then imagine that one day, two grunt soldiers destroyed one. That’s the world of Heavy Object.
What happens when the world’s greatest thief gets married? A whole lot more than he bargained for.
Time travel murder mystery Erased is not only a hit manga in Japan but one of this season’s best anime. The new live-action movie is likewise fantastic, if you ignore its nonsensical final act.
It’s a scary moment when you realize just how dangerous the world really is, especially if your day-to-day life involves battling against giant monsters, like the teens in Digimon Tri’s second film.
Bones are funny things. They are a vital part of life, literally supporting us from our first breath onward. But, at the same time, they are a symbol of death and are seen as dirty, unclean, and morbid. Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigations explores this dichotomy through a series of episodic mysteries.
Eager to check out crazy, over-the-top fight scenes with imaginative weapons? Well, RWBY Volume 3 certainly has that, as well as a healthy helping of sadness and despair.
Code Geass is one of the most popular and highly acclaimed anime of the last decade. Its recently completed interquel, Akito the Exiled, is a different type of war story, but one that expands the anime’s complex look at morality in its mecha-filled world.
It’s taken over three years, but Persona 3's excellent big screen adaptation has finally reached its end.
When I reviewed the first season of Noragami a few years back, I had mixed feelings about it. However, that was only because I felt it could be great once it got past its opening missteps. Noragami Aragoto was all I hoped for and more.
What if you were the strongest superhero in the world? One-Punch Man comically shows just how boring such a life would be.