Category: anime

The Family that Fights Together… Spy x Family (Supai Famiri in Japanese) is an anime based on a popular Shonen manga, created by Tatsuya Endo. It has sold 25 million copies so far. A second season is forthcoming soon. Spy x Family is the funniest anime I have seen in years. An action comedy of […]
More than Angry Boys Being Angry Tokyo Revengers is a Seinen manga created by Ken Wakui and published by Kodansha. As of this writing, it has sold over 65 million copies. Yes, it is very popular. Seinen manga refers to manga aimed at teenagers as opposed to adults or children. In short, manga’s version of […]
Expect Yokai Spirits, Not Gangsters Mob Psycho 100 (Mobu Saiku Hyaku in Japanese) is an anime series about Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, an 8th-grader who is a powerful esper whose mentor is a con man. The anime is based on a web manga by Onu, the same creator of One Punch Man. However, the only thing […]
It is Not Easy Being an Anime Fan Anime fandom is about cosplay, shonen magazines, cool collectibles, kawaii subculture, and amazing artwork, right? Being an anime fan is the best, no? We are the cool kids in the fandom block, correct? No fandom is perfect. Who said being a fan was a J-pop party? Anime […]
Can Humans be Psionic? What is Psionics? Psionics is a fancy word for having paranormal mental abilities. An Esper refers to a person who has extra-sensorial perception. Whether you call it a sixth sense or paranormal abilities, the idea that humans can develop mental abilities and use them is an old one. Likewise is the […]
Shonen with a Touch of Shojo The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitasu no Karte) is an anime and manga written by Jun Mochizuki from 2015 until present (nine volumes). The manga is published by Square Enix (yes, the video game company) with the anime debuting last year. The Case Study of Vanitas is a strange […]
Does Hollywood Understand the Source Material? Once again, Hollywood, specifically Netflix, did another live-action anime adaptation. Once again, it was a critical and commercial failure. Once again, the fans are enraged. I guess Hollywood did not learn anything from their failed Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Fist of the Northstar, The Last Airbender, and […]
They are Both Animated Pictures, Right? Besides comic books and comic strips, is there a more quintessential US-American art form than the cartoon? From Bugs Bunny to Mickey Mouse to Porky Pig to Donald Duck to Tom and Jerry to Betty Boop to Scooby-Doo to Bart Simpson to Eric Cartman to Johnny Bravo to Fred […]
Not Your Average Firemen Fire Force (En’en no Shobotai) is a shonen anime with dark fantasy, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic elements. Created by Japanese manga artist Atsushi Okubo for Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen magazine in 2015. It was only a matter of time before someone created an anime or manga series based on firemen since there is […]
Welcome to the Year 5738 AD Dr. Stone is a shonen anime and manga created by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. It started serialization in Shonen Jump magazine in March 2017. Dr. Stone is a post-apocalyptic anime but it is not your run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic anime. There are no destroyed buildings, no giant, worldwide catastrophe, […]
March 2023