Henshin a go go baby! Transformation is a staple in many genres of anime, from fighting to magical girl. The sacred rule of transformation is that no other character is allowed is interrupt while you power up to your next form, so of course you want to make things spiffy with a henshin sequence.
Fiction is filled with the adventures of the super rich, from renegades like Zorro, geniuses like Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), and lonely rich kids like... Richy Rich. Anime is no exception to this rule and has loads of characters with money as a key defining characteristic.
They say that revenge is sweet and that it is also a dish best served cold. This also happens to perfectly describe ice cream. Come take a look at characters who are sustained by their vengeance and not just ice cream.
When people talk about a knife's edge between pleasure and pain, they are usually talking about their own pain. But these people like to get their kicks from the pain of others. These people will make you scream while they grin from ear to ear.
Ever feel like you know a series a bit better than the people writing it? It takes a lot of work and big teams of people to make an anime so sometimes things slip through the crack. And sometimes it is just lazy writing. Come peek at a few of our favorite examples here!
Ah, anime brothers. Is there anything better? Sure there's some family in-fighting every now and again, but they also often come through for you when it matters the most. Come check out our list and see who makes the cut for the top 15 anime brothers of all time.
There's nothing wrong with some friendly competition, but seeing our favorite anime characters embroiled in some decidedly unfriendly competition can be fun too!. Anime is chock-full of rivals who want nothing more than to outdo one another, and prove who is stronger, faster, or just plain better!
Step aside Godzilla, it is time for a different breed of Kaiju to take the stage. While our beloved giant monsters tend to be more associated with film, there are plenty of anime examples that fit into the genre as well. These creatures would scare the daylights out of the bravest heroes.
For the past 20 years, children and adults alike have dreamed of what it would be like to go get a little Pocket Monster partner from a professor and start beating Gyms. But Pokemon is not the only series to feature partnerships and we need something to tide us over while we wait for Sun and Moon!
With an abundance of magical characters, anime and special powers seem to go hand in hand. One of the most popular forms is seen in characters with powerful anime eyes - which grant them different kinds of powers. Check out some of the most renowned examples below.
Anime has invaded the world, not only in real life, but also on screen. After all, the world is anime's stage. No continent, no matter how big or small, has gone unrecognized. Pack your bags because the anime world tour of a lifetime has just begun!
The opening theme to an anime, or any television show for that matter, is a crucial element to the show's success. This will often be the first thing that an audience sees, and for Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Arc-V that means it's the first chance to introduce audiences to the majesty of Pendulum Summoning!
The trading card game known to viewers as Yu☆Gi☆Oh! is known to the characters of the anime as Duel Monsters. Each monster used by the players has its own devastating powers, and the ace monsters of the main characters have become iconic to fans worldwide.
Alchemy: the medieval art of chemical science. Mankind once believed that with the right concoctions it would be possible to turn common metals into gold, cure any disease, or even achieve immortality. The basis of all alchemy is a symbol of power known as a transmutation circle.
In the wide world of anime localization, it's easy to lose things in translation. Whether through censorship or rewrites, some shows don't play to overseas audiences exactly as the creators wrote them. Sometimes the results are understandable. Sometimes they're funny. Sometimes they're weird.
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters is a surprisingly heart pumping series revolving around a cool hero with ancient powers, saving the world the best way he knows how, with card games. And nothing makes saving the world from super powered card game maniacs than list of epic music.