Featured Articles tagged as "Background Analysis"
Nakama and the Cheesy, Yet Wholesome, Friendships in Anime
"The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb." Anime, especially shounen anime, reaffirms this proverb time after time. Comrades who battle together develop strong, almost unbreakable bonds—becoming more like family than mere friends. Let’s explore why this trope is so popular.
The Definitive Guide to the Fate Series
The Fate series has come a long way over the last decade in anime, creating an expansive universe that can bewilder newcomers. So, in this analysis, we’ll take a comprehensive look into all the anime related to it and trace the threads of Fate.
An Interview With Madman Entertainment
Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in the anime industry? Is it your dream to work to spread anime to the rest of the world? You might get some insight into the business side of anime here in this interview!
The Most Promising Premieres of the Spring 2016 Anime Season
So the first episodes of almost every spring anime have aired but you haven't had the time nor the patience to sit through every single one to find out which ones might be worth following? Don't worry, because our writer has laid out which anime of the spring 2016 season have started strongly.
Hit Anime Studios and Their Biggest Disappointments
We know Madhouse for Death Note and One Punch Man, Kyoto Animation for Haruhi Suzumiya and Clannad, and Studio Ghibli for basically everything they make. But what about their flops? Their biggest disappointments? Who remembers these clangers?
11 Epic Manga That Deserve to Be Adapted into Anime
Waiting for your favorite manga to finally get its small screen debut can be tiresome, but when that moment comes, it's usually always worth the wait! Here are 11 manga series, filled with magnificent artwork and stories, that we hope will get their anime adaptations in the near future!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the Contrapasso
We know that the Seven Deadly Sins plays a role in the anime, but what are some of the major elements that lends the Sins to the show's thematic consistency? Find out in our first collaboration with the MAL Featured Club.
Top 15 Best RPG Anime That Prove The Genre is Real
Whether they were pulled into an MMORPG that they were playing or simply found themselves stuck in it, there’s something weird happening to anime characters. One way or another, they just keep landing inside RPGs. Here are 15 RPG-themed anime that helped define this budding genre.
Gintama and Edo Culture
Gintama is a beloved anime both overseas and in Japan. While the main genre and point of the show is satire and humor, the show set in the Edo area, and thus is heavy in cultural and historical background.
Anime Fan Theories: Who is Ash Ketchum's Dad?
In its entire run, the Pokemon anime series has never once shown a single clue as to who Ash's father really is. He is mentioned briefly as a 'Pokemon trainer on an adventure'. However, fans aren't quite satisfied with this theory, and have made theories of their own.
Manga, Manhua, and Manhwa: What’s the difference?
What does manga, manhua, and manhwa have in common with formaggio, queso, and fromage? It’s mainly a matter of language, but there are other differences between the three. Why not learn the difference with these awesome titles?
Light (and Regular) Novel Anime Adaptations of Spring 2016
Light novels have been a rich source for anime adaptations for some time. The upcoming spring 2016 anime season is no different. But sometimes producers take a gander at the normal novels too. We take a look at both sets of novels that have been chosen for anime adaptations next season.
The Hottest Anime Adapted From Manga Spring 2016
The Spring 2016 anime season will be on us sooner than you realize, and with that comes a whole host of eagerly awaited manga adaptations. If you're not up to date with the latest manga hits, we're here to give you a run down of the most eagerly anticipated manga being adapted next season.
Horus, Prince of the Sun - The Origin of Studio Ghibli
Due to their work at Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are now two of the most acclaimed directors in the world of anime. But even legends have roots. Before Ghibli, these two creators worked on Horus: Prince of the Sun, a revolutionary film that helped anime evolve into an art form.
Noblesse: Awakening - Noblesse finally gets an ONA!
Fans of the Noblesse manhwa can finally rejoice as one of the most popular webtoons at the moment finally gets an ONA - Noblesse: Awakening! Let's explore its pros and cons as well as the possibility of a full anime adaptation in the future!