OP characters are a common trope in anime, if not a loved one. An often repeated criticism of leads, particularly in shounen titles, is that they were too powerful. Distinguishing between the pros and cons of OP heroes is important to be able to understand if an OP lead can be a great character.
Some characters are funny because of all the crazy antics they get up to. But others just have the right kind of physiognomy, which make them prone to pulling off some funny anime faces - intentionally or unintentionally.
Fighting is bad... but sometimes it can be so bad that it's good, right? Prepare yourself for some serious ass-kicking. We're counting down 20 of the greatest, coolest, and most epic anime fight scenes in anime history.
While we all eagerly wait for Season 2, here's a look back at the strongest characters of Season 1, and boy was this was a tough one...There was such close competition between all the different fighters! You'll never guess who ended up in the #1 spot.
When you think of gay anime characters, you probably think of yaoi and yuri, but great LGBT anime characters can be found in other genres. Learn about the history of sexuality and gender in Japan, how their attitudes differ from the US, and which LGBT characters challenge stereotypes.
Attack on Titan and Vampire Hunter D are now Western comics. The American Voltron's a hit, while Steven Universe is enlisting Japanese animators and Crunchyroll is producing international anime productions. Adaptations and co-productions were all the rage at New York Comic Con.
Mob Psycho 100's first (but hopefully not only) season has just come to an end, while One Punch Man's second season has just been announced. Which of the two ONE adaptations is ultimately the better show? Read on for the possibly surprising, almost certainly controversial answer!
Since the dawn of fantasy storytelling in The Epic of Gilgamesh, immortality has been an ever present idea in myth, legend, and literature. Different rules regarding this concept have developed over time but many modern stories still feature characters who presumably can live forever.
Do you know what was the first Racing anime series? Or the first Ninja anime series? What about the first Real Robot series to be aired? In this article, we’ll be looking at 10 of the first anime series of the different genres we have in anime today.
The director of Ghost in the Shell hasn't directed an anime movie in eight years, but somehow Adult Swim has managed to coax him out of animation retirement for a "micro-series" next year. Let's take a look at his history as a director, and what we can expect from the return of a master.
Anime covers practically every genre and audience. So why hasn't every TV station aired anime that could fit their style and demographic? If any network execs are reading this, consider these suggestions for anime series that could do well on American channels!
This isn't Roswell and they aren't little green men, but anime is full of aliens who have come down from the stars above. Some are benevolent while others are malicious, and all will make the human race question their role in the universe.
Ever start watching a new anime only to get the feeling of deja vu? Let's be honest: many popular shows are chock-full of cliches. Whether we love them or hate them, they have come to define anime! Here is a list of 15 things viewers are almost guaranteed to see in most anime.
Have yourself some merry little cute and cuddly anime toys! Christmas may be over but it’s still the season to be jolly, so don’t hold back and treat yourself and your family and friends to some super cute toys to celebrate the New Year!
This year saw plenty of adaptations of old manga as well as sequels to series which we've been crying out for. Let's review which anime climbed their way out of the ranks to become the twenty highest-rated shows of 2015!