Game Designer, Writer, Visual Artist
Hi! I’m Starshine!
I’m a queer creator who creates tabletop RPGs, board games, art, and original writing of all kinds!
I've always loved creating weird and wonderful things that challenge the norm and look at things from new or unusual angles.
This site acts as my portfolio!
I'm a big fan of Dungeons and Dragons, especially 5th edition!
I love creating things that give players fun new options to play with as well as resources that help DMs make their worlds feel more alive!
I make original ttrpgs and board games.
I'm a big fan of games that don't use dice, as well as games that have a strong social and improv aspect!
Two Player Games
Games For Groups
Roll Tables/World Building Tools
Creating games can be tough, especially when you need to find images and fonts.
To try and make the process easier, I sell many of the resources I create for my own games so that other creators can use them.
I've been a visual artist for many years.
Photography was my first love and I still love to capture the world with my camera.
I'm especially interested in photographing things that show the overlap between the human world and the natural world.
I’ve always been fascinated with nature and its complexity. While at first glance natural spaces may seem simple and monolithic, the more you look the more complex they become with each little detail being the result of many different interconnected processes.
I like to use unusual angles in my photography to encourage people to look at nature with fresh eyes and to display and catalog these small and often overlooked complexities that make up our natural world.
Urban design is always changing and often acts as a record of where we have come from as well as giving us a hint as to where we are going.
Many large urban centers seamlessly blend their past and present through their structures and I try and capture this in my pictures.
The natural and human worlds interact in many different ways. Sometimes these relationships are destructive and other times they are symbiotic
"Intersect" is a series of pictures where I explore small ways the natural and human worlds interlink.
From deliberate human management of nature to nature slowly encroaching on human
constructions, this series is designed to shine a light on places where the two worlds are visibly interlinked in ways that most people simply ignore.
Both me and my work often pop-up on various websites or podcasts.
This is a complete list on where my work has been featured or things I've appeared on as a guest.
RPG R&D Episode 40 - Starshine Scribbles - Craig Campbell, Jess Geyer, and Starshine Scribbles discuss developing recurring themes as a GM and naming your game and the product cover.
MY GIRLFRIEND HAS TURNED INTO A CAR (AND WE’RE ESCAPING THIS CITY) - Pod Of Blunders - Pod Of Blunders play "My Girlfriend Has Turned Into A Car (And We're Escaping This City)
Hearthside Chat With Starshine Scribbles - Interview with Pod Of Blunders, focusing on romance, creativity and more.
Dungeons And Dinner Episode 56 - In today's episode, Starshine joins me at the Dungeons and Dinners table to talk about the inspiration behind making TTRPG systems, game jams, deep fried bubblegum, food challenges, and so much more.
RPG R&D Episode Episode 15 - Craig Campbell, Jess Geyer, and Starshine Scribbles discuss fudging dice and how the randomizer you use influences your game design.
The Dungeon Episode 33 - I appear as a guest on DM Talk Show "The Dungeon" to talk about creative processes and puzzles.
DMs Of Vancouver - Episode 82 - I join the DMs of Vancouver to discuss indie ttrpgs.
A Couple Of Characters Podcast -Episode 9 Forgetting Jonathan Draco - My subclass Bardic College Of The Horror Host is used.
Dice Fiends- Tammy Whammy's Pro-Skater 3 - The Dice Fiends play "You have one ability, the ability to fuck this up"
James & Lloyd Read Indie Rpg Blurbs So You Don't Have To - "You have one ability, the ability to fuck this up" is featured and talked about.
Nightmares for Garfield with Kara Klenk and Liza Treyger- The Bananas podcast discusses my article "The Odd History Of 4 Licensed Garfield Products"
This Game Takes Place Entirely In A Mega Mart Parking Lot! Review - Pod Of Blunders reviews " This Game Takes Place Entirely In A Mega Mart Parking Lot!"
Trinket Busters Review - Cindy Bee reviews Trinket Busters.
The Grand Library Review - Cindy Bee reviews The Grand Library.
BUST BLOCKERS - Pod Of Blunders Reviews Bust Blockers.
BUST BLOCKERS – ACTUAL PLAY BLOG - Pod Of Blunders plays and talks about Bust Blockers.
Lure Your Foes To You with the CANDY WITCH in DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - Candy Witch Artificer is featured.
Enjoy the Halloween-Themed Bard Subclass COLLEGE OF THE HORROR HOST - College Of The Horror Host is featured
DMs Guild Newsletter Oct 20 2020 - Candy Witch Artificer is a featured PDF.
Thought Eater: DMs Guild Highlights: Week Ending 11.30.19 - Trinket Busters is featured.
DMs Guild Highlights: Week Ending 4.6.19 - The Grand Library is featured.
The Grand Library On Geek Tyrant- A short feature on The Grand Library hosted on Geek Tyrant.
D&D Supplement Looks To Normalise Mask-Wearing - An article about Murmermel’s Guide to Masks.
I make video and audio content. Most of this content is hosted on my youtube channel.
I also stream on Twitch.
The Supremely Odd History Of The 12 Days Of Christmas - A look at the odd history of the traditional carol.
The Most Impressive Public Toilets In The World? - Hull's Victoria Square is home to some of the most impressive public toilets in the world. Learn the history of these very unique convinces.
Vortigern and Rowena: A True Story Of A Real Fake - All about the fake Shakespeare play that very nearly fooled the nation.
The Forecast: A How-To-Play Tutorial - A guide that teaches you how to use "The Forecast"
I write articles and fiction!
My articles are hosted in several places, including my blog, Medium and I also write for various websites, including CBR.
Click the title of the work to be taken directly to it!
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Laurbuy’s Haunted Museum - Ashley discovers a new haunted museum in her city. But is it all that it seems?
In The Castle Of Queen Primrose - When Liz is kidnapped and taken to see Queen Primrose, she finds that the queen has an unusual request.
Kevin: The Undercover Sparrow - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 30 - A poem about Kevin the sparrow.
Terrible Tourism Choices Made While Hiking - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 29 - A story about a hiking trip.
Close To My Heart - 30 Days Of Poetry- Day 28 - A poem about hearts.
Welcome To The Non-Asphalt Jungles - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 27 - A poem about the phrase "Asphalt Jungle".
Hot Air Balloons - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 26 - A poem about Hot Air Balloons.
The Dog Who Went To Sea - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 25 - A poem about a dog who goes to sea.
Dark Magic-Users Have More Fun- 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 24 - A poem about dark magic.
I’m Worried About Fireflies - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 23 - A poem about rude fireflies.
Luna The Magician - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 22 - A poem about Luna the magician.
Cake Recipe - 30 Days Of Poetry- Day 21 - A poem about forbidden cake.
Sorrow The Cat - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 20 - A poem about a cat called Sorrow.
The Nature Of Reflection - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 19 - A poem about Medusa.
Indiana Jones - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 18 - A poem about Indiana Jones' methods.
Issues With The Future - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 17 - A poem about space travel.
How To Deal With Stress - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 16 - A poem about stress.
The Shadow After Midnight - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 15 -A poem about the night.
Mirror mirror - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 14 - A poem about Snow White.
Waiting For A Train - 30 Days Of Poetry- Day 13 - A poem about bad trains.
Ode To The Bag Of Potatoes I Bought On Thursday -30 Days Of Poetry – Day 12 - A poem about potatoes.
I Want To Be A Kaiju - 30 Days Of Poetry- Day 11 - A poem about becoming a kaiju.
I’m Having Doubts About My Travel Agent -30 Days Of Poetry – Day 10 - A poem about a failed vacation.
The Fuzz Of The Future -30 Days Of Poetry – Day 9 - A poem about old technology.
Franz Kafka Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Transforming Into A Monster - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 8 - A poem about the lessons taught by Franz Kafka.
The Lips Of The Fay - 30 Days Of Poetry – Day 7 - A poem about an old warning.
The Siren On The Shore - 30 Days Of Poetry- Day 6 - A poem about a siren looking for love.
The Best Paper For Artists - 30 Days Of Poetry-Day 5 - A poem about the art industry.
The Perils Of Modern Romance -30 Days Of Poetry – Day 4 - A poem about modern romance.
Different Dreams - 30 Days Of Poetry- Day 3 - A poem about dreams.
Hush, Don’t Wake The Vakersnack -30 Days Of Poetry – Day 2 - A poem about a warning.
Home -30 Days Of Poetry-Day 1 - A poem about becoming a fairy.
A Knitter's Curse - Ariana loves to knit, but her knitting is part of a very strange curse. But is there a silver lining?
Liar's Price - Vula isn’t sure about Qam and Uta’s business proposal. But the pair think they can convince Vula of its merit.
Region Locked - When Vila and Bella search an old basement they uncover an item that holds a sinister secret.
The Perfect Pitch - Key pitches a rather unique crime drama to some TV executives. But will they buy it?
The Magia Archive - When Kai falls through an odd door, he finds himself in a strange place with an even stranger purpose.
Another Turn Of The Wheel - A witch finds that her curses may be slightly outdated
Across The Corporation’s Galaxy - A star ship manager chats with one of his low-level employees about the nature of their job.
A Strange Night At The Dirty Duck - One night, Princess Delwyn visits the Dirty Duck, and she has a very unusual request.
A Star Crossed Kiss - Captain Amalie has a surprise for her lover, Da’Ria.
An Unfamiliar Familiar - A witch hunter encounters a strange girl in the forest.
The Best Light Novel Series With Ridiculously Long Titles - Some light novel boast ridiculously long titles that boarder on paragraphs. But don't let that fool you; many of them are well worth your time.
Adachi and Shimamura: How to Get Started With the Popular Yuri Series - Adachi and Shimamura is an extremely popular series of light novels turned manga and anime. But where can you find it?
Doozy Bots: The American Gundam Series You'll Never See - Back before Gundam was easily available in America, Sunrise tried to localize the franchise - but the result was rather bizarre.
The Best Soccer Manga to Get You Ready for the World Cup - For all the diehard soccer fans out there, here's a few of the best manga to read to get pumped for the 2022 World Cup.
Watch This Female-Led Mecha Show While You Wait For Gundam: The Witch From Mercury - Gundam: The Witch From Mercury isn't the first mecha series to have a female protagonist. Here's another female-led mecha anime to enjoy.
Dropkick On My Devil X Isn't Hatsune Miku's First (Or Weirdest) Anime Appearance - Vocaloid sensation Hatsune Miku has been in many anime series, but none of her appearances are as odd as Shinkalion.
Kiznaiver: Studio Trigger's Overlooked Classic That Followed Kill La Kill - Despite being created by the acclaimed Studio Trigger, Kiznaiver is an unfortunately overlooked anime. Here's why it's worth a revisit.
Pop Team Epic: How to Get Started With the Anime and Manga -Pop Team Epic is a hilarious anime and manga series. Here's what it's all about and how newcomers can get started.
Kindaichi Case Files: What to Know About Disney+'s First Live-Action Manga Adaptation - The Kindaichi Case Files will be the first show made as part of a Nippon TV and Walt Disney Japan deal. But what are The Kindaichi Case Files?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Nearly Bested The Batman - Here's Why That's Important - Jujutsu Kaisen 0 had an amazing opening weekend at the box office. its success further proves that anime movies have finally become mainstream.
A Decade After Sailor Moon Debuted, Its Director Created a Far Less Popular Sports Anime - Despite being made by the director of Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star is sadly overlooked.
Dirty Pair's Excellent Trans Representation (And What Modern Anime Can Learn From It) - Despite releasing all the way back in 1985, Dirty Pair had some of the best transgender representation in the history of anime.
How Well Has This Crossdressing Rom-Com Anime Aged After 20+ Years? -Some older shows are just as good as they originally were, but others have dated poorly due to their handling of specific topics -- especially gender.
Why Is Irregular at Magic High School's Most Powerful Character Considered Inferior? - The Irregular at Magic High School protagonist Tatsuya Shiba is an extremely powerful magician. So why is he considered inferior to other magicians?
Nier Automata: 5 Key Events Gamers Would Love to See in the Anime - Nier: Automata is packed full of amazing moments, but which ones need to be in the anime?
Pokémon's Biggest Unresolved Cliffhanger Was Caused By a Real-World Disaster - The Pokémon: Black & White anime left a major unresolved cliffhanger in its story - which was actually caused by a real-world tragedy.
Spirited Away's Stage Play May Be the Most Breathtaking Version of Miyazaki’s Work - The stage version of Spirited Away looks utterly enchanting. But can American fans expect to see it anytime soon?
Everything New Nier Automata Fans Should Know Before the Anime Arrives -In-the-know gamers and curious anime fans alike are excited about the upcoming Nier: Automata series. Here's an overview of the story for newcomers.
After Vox Machina's Smashing Success, What's Next For Tabletop-Inspired Anime? - The Legend Of Vox Machina shows that tabletop games and anime go together perfectly. Could it be the start of a whole new movement?
Before Shin Japan Heroes Universe, There Was Godzilla Vs. Evangelion -Shin Japan Heroes Universe isn't the first time Godzilla and Evangelion have teamed up.
Romeo × Juliet: The Shakespeare Anime That Predates Requiem of the Rose King - Requiem Of The Rose King isn't the first anime to present a unique version of Shakespeare's work.
Pandora Hearts Is the Perfect Next Series for Case Study of Vanitas Fans - For fans of The Case Study Of Vanitas, Jun Mochizuki's previous work Pandora Hearts is the ideal next anime and manga to check out.
Pretty Cure: How to Get Started With the Long-Running Magical Girl Series - Pretty Cure is a massive franchise, but how do you get started with it?
Mahouka: The Less-Obvious Reason Tatsuya & Miyuki's Relationship Is Problematic -The Irregular at Magic High School features a core relationship that is problematic on several levels.
A Forgotten Prequel Introduced Dragon Ball Super's Strangest Character - One of Dragon Ball Super's strangest characters comes from an overlooked Dragon Ball prequel.
The Best Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime to Watch to Prepare for Master Duel -Which Yu-Gi-Oh! anime seasons do you need to watch to understand the new summons in Master Duel?
The Best Female-Led Romance Webtoons to Read This Valentine's Day - The webtoon sphere is full of amazing female-led romance stories, but which ones should you read?
How Lookism & True Beauty Tackle Dark Social Issues - In Different, Twisted Ways - Both True Beauty and Lookism focus on social issues. However, they both approach them very differently.
Flying Witch Is the Ultimate Relaxing Slice-of-Life Anime - Although unfortunately overlooked during its season by many anime fans, Flying Witch remains one of the best relaxing anime of all time. Here's why.
Spirited Away Isn't the Innocent Children's Story We Thought It Was - Spirited Away may seem like an innocent film. But one fan theory turns the film on its head.
Pokémon: The Most Likely (and Unlikely) Candidates for Ash's Father - The identity of Ash's father is one of Pokémon's most enduring mysteries. But who could this mysterious person be?
My Dress-Up Darling’s Seinen Sister Complex Age Handles Cosplaying Just as Well - My Dress-Up Darling and Complex Age both present a unique look at cosplay and the community surrounding it.
One of the Most Requested Action Anime Adaptations Is Finally Happening - Fans have been desperate for a Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer anime for over a decade. Now, it's finally happening.
Dragon Ball: Why Is the Dragon God Afraid of Lord Beerus? - Able to grant nearly any wish made in Dragon Ball, Shenron is extremely powerful - so why is the eternal dragon terrified of Lord Beerus?
The Best Adventure Manhwa, From The God of High School to Tower of God - With so many adventure manhwa now available, readers are spoiled for choice. From God of High School to Tower Of God, here are some of the very best.
Dragon Ball: How Did Raditz Survive Planet Vegeta's Destruction? - Goku's evil brother Raditz is one of Dragon Ball Z's most iconic characters, but how did he originally survive Planet Vegeta's destruction?
The Best Yuri Webtoons - and Where to Read Them - There are many fantastic Yuri webtoons, from Ring My Bell to Mage & Demon Queen, but which ones do you need to read?
Every Attack on Titan Spinoff Series, Ranked From Skippable to Unmissable - Attack On Titan has had tons of different spinoff series, but some make for more essential viewing than others.
Dolls’ Frontline Is Pure Fan Service Masquerading as a Plot-Driven Anime - While Dolls’ Frontline sounds interesting, the first episode is light on the plot and overtly heavy on its 'service' to fans.
Why Dragon Ball Isn't Considered a Shonen 'Big Three' Anime - Dragon Ball is a legendary anime franchise, so why isn't it considered part of shonen's 'Big Three' like Naruto, Bleach and One Piece?
In the Land of Leadale Is an Unambitious Yet Refreshing Take on Isekai - In the Land of Leadale may seem generic at first glance, but this brand new isekai anime has one highly refreshing element.
The Most Anticipated New & Returning Shonen Anime of Winter 2022 - The Winter 2022 season is packed full of great shonen anime. The biggest question is: Which new or returning series should you watch first?
What Anime to Watch After My Senpai Is Annoying - My Senpai Is Annoying quickly became a popular anime, but what other shows can you watch now that it's over? Titles like Wotakoi provide an option.
The Creepiest Horror Manhwa, From Killing Stalking to The Predator - The manhwa sphere is full of fantastically creepy narratives. Here are just a few to get horror fans started with solid scares.
Did JoJo's Part 6 Make a Mistake With Its Ending Theme? - Fans are questioning the choice of ending theme in "Stone Ocean," the sixth arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. However, it is actually a perfect fit.
What does the Queen sniff in ‘Bridgerton?’ The snuff, explained - In Bridgerton, the Queen often sniffs snuff. But what is snuff and why is it important?
Where was ‘Bridgerton’ filmed? - All of the filming locations used in Bridgerton.
BTS named as the world’s top musical act - New figures show that BTS is the world's top musical act.
What are Jessica Jones’ powers? - Jessica Jones has gone through many changes over the years. But what are her powers?
Who was Rosa Bonheur, the French artist from the Google Doodle? - Why is google honouring Rosa Bonheur?
What are Ms. Marvel’s powers? - Ms. Marvel quickly cemented herself as a popular heroine. But what can she do?
What is Marvel supervillain Calypso Ezili’s comic book origin story? - Calypso is an important, but frequently overlooked Marvel character.
What does SWIFT mean in banking? - What does SWIFT mean in banking?
Which actors have won the most SAG Awards? - The SAG awards are prestigious. But who has won the most?
Here’s the correct ‘Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’ watch order - Haruhi Suzumiya has a complex timeline. But how should you watch it?
Who are the new members of the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ cast? - Who is confirmed to be in Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Can Moon Knight die? - Moon Knight has many powers, but is immortality one of them?
Which musicians have left Spotify over the Joe Rogan controversy? - As the Joe Rogan controversy continues, which artists have removed themselves from Spotify?
Why is ‘The Gilded Age’ called ‘The Gilded Age?’ - The Gilded Age is called the Gilded Age for a reason.
The Best Wallace and Gromit Movies - The best outings for the claymation twosome.
Weird Al’s best non-parody songs - Weird Al may be known for his parodies, but he has written many great originals.
What powers does Moon Knight have? What are his weaknesses? - Everything you need to know about the new Marvel hero.
Betty White’s best game show appearances - Betty White was the queen of gameshows. Here are her best appearances.
A unique horror classic is now streaming free on YouTube - 1977's Count Dracula is an overlooked version of the legendary story.
Christmas Episodes of Bob’s Burgers - The Best Festive Episodes Of The Animated Sitcom
Pokémon Controversy: The Righteous Reason Lenora’s Apron Was Cut - Lenora’s design caused controversy when it was first revealed. But the resulting changes show how the Pokémon franchise has advanced.
Dragon Ball Z: Why Is King Cold So Much Bigger Than Frieza? -King Cold and Frieza are both members of the Frieza Race. But why is King Cold so much taller than Frieza?
Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas Is a Modern Christmas Classic - Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas is a great Christmas special that bravely tackles Christmas alienation.
Yu-Gi-Oh: A Wholesome Theory Suggests Yugi Is Diabetic - and That Matters - A strange Yu-Gi-Oh! manga translation led to a really interesting fan theory.
Sword Art Online’s Predecessor, the First Isekai Anime, Is Still Worth a Watch - Aura Battler Dunbine laid the foundation for modern isekai anime, including Sword Art Online and beyond. However, it's tragically overlooked today.
Best 2021 Shonen Anime on Funimation, From AOT to The Case Study of Vanitas - 2021 has been dominated by both new and returning shōnen anime, and Funimation has an excellent selection of both.
Best 2021 Fantasy Anime on Crunchyroll, From Fena to So I'm a Spider - Crunchyroll has released lots of excellent fantasy anime during 2021. Here are the best titles.
How a Legendary Anime Studio Helped Rankin/Bass Make a Christmas Classic - The Stingiest Man in Town is an often overlooked Rankin/Bass Christmas special that plays a major role in anime history.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Is an Undercover Christmas Classic - While it may not be billed as one, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is a surprisingly fantastic Christmas movie.
Best 2021 Action & Adventure Anime on Funimation, From My Hero Academia to Vivy - Funimation's 2021 lineup is packed full of excellent action & adventure anime series, including the likes of My Hero Academia Season 5 and Vivy.
How to Get Started With Re:Zero's Isekai Light Novels, Manga & Anime - Re:Zero has quickly cemented itself as one of the most popular isekai series. But how can a new fan get started with it?
2021's Top-Selling Manga Chart Has a Few Surprises - Oricon's list of best-selling manga volumes contains some surprising titles and some unexpected sales figures.
5 Anime to Watch for Fans Who Loved Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Mushoku Tensei is one of the best fantasy, isekai anime released in 2021. As it will be missed, here are 5 other anime titles for fans of the series.
Best 2021 Drama Anime on Funimation, From Fruits Basket to The Heike Story - 2021 has seen Funimation greatly expand its drama anime offerings. Here are a few of the year's best titles high on drama and emotion.
Sailor Moon: What Usagi’s Zodiac Sign Says About the Guardian of Love & Justice - Usagi's zodiac sign is a surprisingly effective way to give Sailor Moon fans a unique look at the Guardian's personality and choices.
Best 2021 Fantasy Anime on Funimation, From Black Clover to Mushoku Tensei - 2021 has been an outstanding year for fantasy anime on Funimation. Here are the best new titles to check out on the popular streaming platform.
Kuuga Kicks His Way To America As Kamen Rider's Western Expansion Continues - At Comic-Con it was announced that two Kamen Rider series will finally land in America.
Sailor Moon: What the Guardian of Love & Justice's Blood Type Reveals About Her -Blood Type Personality Theory suggests someone's blood type has an impact on their personality. What exactly does it say about Sailor Moon?
Dragon Ball Super: SPOILER's New Form Is the Strongest in the Universe - But for How Long? - Chapter 78 of Dragon Ball Super introduces a new strongest being in the universe, but their time at the top last might not last as long as they think.
Dragon Ball Z's Saddest Story Never Actually Happened - But Why Was It Erased? - The Dragon Ball Z and films are filled with tragic events, but the saddest story of all was actually erased from happening.
Cowboy Bebop’s Screenwriter Has Been Overlooked for Far Too Long -The writer behind anime like Cowboy Bebop and Tokyo Godfathers, Keiko Nobumoto, is an overlooked anime legend who contributed to many modern classics.
The Best Historical Manhwa With Strong Female Leads - and Why They Matter - Many historical manhwa are spotlighting strong female characters, a major step forward for the genre. Here are a few of the best.
The Best Isekai Manhwa With Strong Female Leads - and Where to Find Them - Isekai manhwa now has more female leads than ever. From Beware the Villainess! to Caught By the Villain, here are he very best and where to read them.
The Best Anime Turned Live-Action - and Why They Work - With Cowboy Bebop's live-action adaptation dividing fans, why do some live-action anime adaptations work while others fail?
The International Anime Market Has Overtaken Japan's - But What Does It Mean? - The overseas anime market has beaten the Japanese one for the first time. What does this mean for the industry as a whole moving forward?
Dragon Ball & One Piece Once Teamed Up for Manga's Weirdest Tea Party - Dragon Ball and One Piece had an epic and hilarious crossover that's sadly often forgotten, even by veteran fans.
What Are the 'Issues' Affecting the 86-Eighty-Six Anime Production? - What's causing the delays for the 86-Eighty-Six anime, and what can the studio do to fix it?
Death Game Fans, Look No Further Than Kamen Rider Ryuki - Kamen Rider Ryuki is a trailblazing death game sentai series, and it is finally available for American audiences.
Lupin III: Part 6 Will Have Trouble Living up to Part 5 - Here's Why - Lupin The Third: Part Six has some big shoes to fill, but can it impress fans even with this high bar?
Why the Lost Thunderbirds Film Was Groundbreaking - And Why Its Return Is Important -One of Hideaki Anno's (Neon Genesis Evangelion) earliest works, 1985's Thunderbirds Complete, is getting a re-release. Here's the full scoop.
High School DxD: How to Get Started With the Anime & Light Novels - High School DxD is a popular franchise made up of many anime series and light novels, so here's what you need to know to jump in
A unique horror classic is now streaming free on YouTube - The BBC's version of Dracula is a must-watch for fans of horror.
Christmas Episodes of Bob’s Burgers - Bob's Burgers has some great Christmas episodes.
How is Neo alive in ‘The Matrix Resurrections?’ - How can Neo be alive in the new Matrix movie?
These are the best gifts for ‘Alien’ fans - What to buy for the space marine in your life.
These are the best gifts for ‘Lord of the Rings’ fans - What to get your favorite Hobbit.
The Urban Dictionary name trend, explained - What is the Urban Dictionary Name trend about and where does it come from?
Here are the best gifts for Godzilla fans - What to get for the kaiju fan in your life.
Who is Kang the Conqueror and what are his powers? - Just who is Kang and how will he effect the MCU?
All ‘American Horror Story’ seasons, ranked - American Horror Story is a TV horror institution, but which is the best?
What Order Should You Watch The Fast And The Furious Movies In? - Fast And The Furious has surprisingly complex continuity.
These Are The Strongest Jutsus In Naruto - What are the strongest Jutsus in Naruto?
Marvel & Toei Animation Made the Weirdest Frankenstein Movie of All Time - Despite being made by Marvel and Toei Animation, Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki! Frankenstein is the weirdest version of Mary Shelly's story.
The Best Anime Theme Songs From the 1990s - The 1990s was the golden age of anime theme songs.
Mario's First Movie Was a (Really Weird) Anime -The very first Mario movie was actually an anime; however, it presents a very unique take on the famous Nintendo characters.
5 Underrated Magical Girl Anime - The Magical Girl genre is packed full of exciting and varied titles, so here are five of the most overlooked Magical Girl anime to ever hit screens.
Sailor Moon's 5 Most Terrifying Monsters - Despite being considered innocent today, the popular Sailor Moon franchise is actually packed full of terrifying monsters.
Kaiji: Why the Cult Classic Anime Is Perfect for Squid Game Fans - If you need more death game action after Netflix's smash-hit Squid Game, Kaiji's take on the format is exactly what you're looking for.
The Kingdom Hearts Manga Is the Best Way to Prepare For Sora in Smash - Kingdom Heart's manga adaptations are a fantastic way to remember the legendary series' epic plot before Sora's debut in Smash Bros.
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Is a must-watch Halloween Anime - Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is a creepy gothic horror anime that is perfect for Halloween.
Where to Watch Dragon Ball, DBZ, GT and Super for Free Online - There is a ton of Dragon Ball media out there. Here's the full scoop on where you can watch and read every iteration online.
Sadako-san and Sadako-chan Makes The Ring... Cute?! - Aya Tsutsumi's popular manga Sadako-san and Sadako-chan takes The Ring in a surprisingly cute and charming direction.
How Gintama Beat Out Demon Slayer's Blockbuster Debut - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train's incredible streak at the top of the box office charts was finally ended by Gintama. Here's how and why it happened.
Pokémon Theory: Ash's Pikachu Got Its Incredible Power in Episode 1 - In the Pokémon anime, Pikachu is far more powerful than other wild Pokémon in the series. Could the very first episode explain why?
Popular Anime & Light Novel Series Are Finding a New Medium: Audiobooks - Many anime and light novel publishers are releasing audiobook versions of their most popular franchises, but what does this mean for the industry?
Madoka Magica: How to Get Started With the Anime & Manga - Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a legendary series that has spawned many spin-offs, but how do you dive into this massive franchise?
3 Iconic Anime Will Stream for Free From a Studio You’ve Probably Forgotten - Despite transforming the anime industry, Gonzo K.K. is mostly forgotten. Here's everything you need to know about this criminally overlooked studio.
Pokemon Evolutions Is the Spiritual Successor to the Generations Anime - Pokémon Evolutions seems to be following a similar format to the beloved Pokémon Generations.
Sword Art Online's Project Alicization, Explained as Simply as Possible - Project Alicization is one of the most confusing parts of Sword Art Online's most recent arc. Here's a simple explanation of the fascinating concept.
Pokémon: Brock Caught a Tauros – Here's Why We Never Saw It - Brock's Tauros is one of the most forgotten and fascinating Pokémon in the franchise.
Why the Most-Hated One Piece Character Still Enrages Fans - Admiral Akainu is one of One Piece's most hated characters. But why do fans loathe this character so much?
One Piece: How Hawkins' Unique Devil Fruit Powers Work - Basil Hawkins has some of the most interesting Devil Fruit powers in all of One Piece. Here's how they work.
What Is the Best Naruto Movie - and Where Can I Watch It Online? -There have been 11 Naruto films, but one stands head and shoulders above the rest. Here's how to watch it.
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The Out Of This World Pokémon Films You've Never Seen - The Pokémon planetarium films are fascinating pieces of forgotten Pokémon media.
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One Piece: Why Usopp’s 'African' Origin Is So Problematic - A One Piece SBS column revealed what should have been interesting trivia about Usopp, but instead veers straight into problematic territory.
Pokemon: Why Giovanni Hardly Uses His Beloved Persian in Battle -Giovanni is hardly ever seen without his prized Persian. By why doesn't he use this Pokémon in battle?
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Spider-Man: Far From Known - The Spider-Man Film You've Never Seen - Toei's 1978 Spider-Man film is a unique piece of Spider-Man history that is overlooked and mostly forgotten, but also ridiculously interesting.
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Japan's Pokemon Local Acts Show the Healing Power of Pop Culture -By aiding both Japan's tourism and local prefectures, the Pokemon Local Acts project shows how pop culture can help make the world a better place.
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Is One Piece Really Bigger Than Batman? - Several online sources recently declared that One Piece is outselling Batman, but these statements aren't totally factually correct.
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Shonen Jump (Finally) Has More Starring Heroines Than Ever - Shonen Jump is finally getting more female-led series, which is a great thing for both readers and creatives.
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Shonen Jump's Newest Trend Is the Superpowered Odd Couple - Shonen Jump is suddenly full of superpowered odd couples. Is the classic Golden Trio gone for good?
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Meet The Jeffrey Dean Morgan Horror Film Taking Over Streaming - The Unholy is scary but does little new with its premise.
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This Unique Horror Series Is Dominating Streaming - Two Sentence Horror Stories presents a new twist on the horror genre.
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Nicole Andelfinger Of Steven Universe Comic Fame To Write Power Rangers Universe - Power Ranger's Universe announces its writing team.
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This Japanese Action Film Is Suddenly Dominating Streaming - Caution, Hazardous Wife: The Movie is an excellent action film that is finding a second life on streaming services.
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How To Play The Warlock Class In D&D 5e - A guide to playing as the magical warlock class.
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Best 2 Player Boardgames - A list of the best 2 player boardgames.
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How To Play The Fighter Class In D&D 5e - A guide to 5e's Fighter Class.
The Best Godzilla Movies, Ranked - A guide to the kaiju king's best movie outings.
Batman Ninja's Super-Sized - and Highly Improbable - Stage Adaptation - Batman Ninja's stage adaptation is both a surprising and surprisingly massive production.
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How To Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion In Order - Strange and surreal, Neon Genisis Evangelion has several popular watch orders.
The Best Horror Movies On Netflix - Netflix has many horror films on offer, but which is the best?
The Best Halloween Episodes Of Bob’s Burgers - Halloween with the Belchers is always a unique experience.
Everything Coming To Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video, And HBO Max This Weekend - What's coming to streaming in October 2021?
Here Are The Best Japanese/Foreign Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween - Horror is truly international, here are the best non-American horror movies.
Here Are The Best Haunted House Movies - Haunted Houses are a classic horror trope. Here are the best films for your Halloween movie night.
Here’s Every Upcoming Anime Announced For Netflix - Netflix has announced many new anime series. Here is a complete run-down.
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Here Are The Strongest Devil Fruits In One Piece - Which of One Piece's Devil Fruits is the strongest?
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These Spring 2021 Anime Twist the Time-Travel Trope -The spring 2021 anime season has featured three popular series that use time travel in unique and unusual ways.
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Dragon Ball's 'Ultimate Ruler' Is... Akira Toriyama Himself?! -Tori-Bot, Akira Toriyama's author surrogate character, is the most powerful warrior in all of Dragon Ball. Eat your heart out, Goku.
The Rose of Versailles: The Manga that Changed The World -The Rose of Versailles is a massively influential series that has left a lasting mark on manga, anime and theater.
Sailor Moon Eternal: How Powerful Is Usagi's Final Form? -Eternal Sailor Moon is Sailor Moon's final form, but how strong is it in Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie?
Sailor Moon's Dracul Arc Might Be the Strangest Anime Musical Ever -Sailor Moon's Dracul arc is a super weird musical series that features the Sailor Scouts fighting vampires.
The Hunter x Hunter Musical Is Magical -Hunter x Hunter: The Nightmare of Zaoldyeck is a unique anime musical that works surprisingly well for its source material.
From Shonen-ai to Yaoi: The History of Boys Love - The Boys Love genre's long and storied history reflects the ever-changing nature of the manga industry itself.
Dragon Quest's Best Parody Deserves an English Release - The Hero Yoshihiko is a hilarious Dragon Quest parody that desperately needs to come to America.
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5 Great Manga With Non-Human Heroes -Plenty of manga series feature non-human protagonists. Here are some of the very best.
Ten Count: The BL Sensation With a Boundary-Pushing Twist -Ten Count's boundary-pushing twist makes it a unique Boys' Love manga that stands out amongst the crowd.
Netflix's The School Nurse Files Is a Must-Watch For Anime Fans - Netflix's The School Nurse Files is a surreal romp that will delight both anime and K-Drama fans.
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Yu Yu Hakusho: Why Hiei's Dragon of the Darkness Flame Is His Signature Technique -In Yu Yu Hakusho, Hiei's Dragon of the Darkness Flame attack is an impressive but dangerous move that has to be seen to be believed.
How Castlevania Succeeds Where Other American Netflix Anime Fail -Castlevania has received praise from critics and fans alike, but why have Netflix's other American-produced anime not received the same kudos?
One Piece: 5 Devil Fruit Powers That Would Be Useful in Real Life - One Piece's Devil Fruits give users access to amazing powers. But which would be the most useful in the real world?
5 Anime Spinoffs That Are Better Than the Original Series -Anime spinoffs are nothing new, but some manage to be better than the original show.
Pretty Cure: Which Pink Protagonist Is the Best? - Pink Cures are essentially Pretty Cure's Red Rangers, but like the Power Ranger icons, some are a cut above the rest.
Persona's Stage Shows Are Overlooked Gems -The Persona franchise's many stage musical adaptations are a sadly overlooked part of the legendary brand.
Studio TRIGGER Characters, Ranked by Their Wild Fashion Game - Studio TRIGGER's characters wear some utterly ludicrous outfits, but who has the wildest fashion sense?
Premium Bandai Is A Treasure Trove Of Weird Anime Merchandise - Premium Bandai's huge catalog of anime merch ranges from Jojo to Sailor Moon, but it also stocks some strange items for only the most fandom-obsessed.
Black Butler Creator's Disney Collab Is Crying Out for an English Release -Twisted-Wonderland, an app game designed by Black Butler creator Yana Toboso and Disney, remains sadly unreleased in English.
Godzilla Merchandise More Horrifyingly Strange Than the Kaiju King Himself -In its nearly 70-year history, the Godzilla franchise has produced tons of merchandise, some of which is a bit...odd.
Madoka Magica: What You Need To Know About Restoration of Walpurgis -Puella Magi Madoka Magica fans are excited about the new movie, Restoration of Walpurgis -- here's what we know about it so far.
Pokémon: How Slowpoke Became Japan's Unlikeliest Governor - Pokémon's laziest psychic, Slowpoke, became an unlikely politician when he ended up a prefecture's governor for a day.
Every Attack on Titan Spinoff Series, Ranked From Skippable to Unmissable -Attack On Titan has had tons of different spinoff series, but some make for more essential viewing than others.
SSSS.Dynazenon Calls Back To The Original Gridman - SSSS.Dynazenon Episode 3 heavily references an episode from the original Gridman show, revealing a bit about Gauma in the process.
How Sanrio & Studio Bones Fused Magical Girls, Idols AND Isekai -Show By Rock!!, a collaboration between Sanrio and Studio Bones, effortlessly fuses three anime genre mainstays.
A Guide to City Hunter, the Cult Crime Franchise -Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter is a massive franchise that has been entertaining fans since 1985 -- here's everything you need to know.
What SSSS.Dynazenon Fans Should Know About the Gridman World -SSSS.Dynazenon is set in the same world as SSSS.Gridman, which raises interesting questions about the plot.
7 Martial Arts Fantasy Movies Packing Shonen Anime Flavor- Martial arts fantasy movies are very similar to shonen anime, making them perfect for fans looking for something different.
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The 5 Most RIDICULOUS Jojo Outfits, Ranked -JoJo's Bizarre Adventure features some utterly ridiculous outfits that would make even the most experimental fashionistas blush.
Winter's Breakout Isekai Anime Is a Masterclass in Running Smarter D&D Monsters -So I'm a Spider, So What? is a great show for DMs who want to make their D&D combat encounters more engaging.
Fuuto Pi: What You Should Know About the Kamen Rider Sequel -Fuuto Pi -- Kamen Rider W's sequel manga -- is getting an anime adaption. But what does this mean for the Kamen Rider franchise, and what should you know before its release?
The Legend of Zelda: A Guide to the Extensive Manga Adaptations -The Legend Of Zelda franchise has had many manga adaptions, presenting a unique look at the world of Hyrule and even Link himself.
From Japan to New Horizons, the Complete History of Sanrio -From a small fabric company to a massive global brand, the story of Sanrio, home of Hello Kitty, is a fascinating look at global pop-culture.
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One Piece's Darkest Film Is Still One of the Best-2005's Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island is an unusually dark film for the One Piece franchise. But it's also one of the best.
Naruto: What Karma Is - and How Boruto Has It -The Karma mark in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is both dangerous and powerful. And it's causing Boruto many problems.
Avatar Studios Should Resurrect THIS Forgotten Spinoff -The newly formed Avatar Studios should bring back the Avatar Super Deformed Shorts series.
The Final Evangelion Movie Delivers Another Utada Hikaru Jam - "One Last Kiss" is the highlight of the Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time soundtrack and a fitting song in its own right.
Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: What Critics Are Saying About the Final Film -Early reviews of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 describe the long-awaited film as a great conclusion to the beloved franchise, if a bit flawed.
McDonald's Serves Up a Demon Slayer Age-Rating Debate -McDonald's Japan's Demon Slayer promotion shows how different anime marketing is in Japan.
Chibi-Godzilla Is the Cutest the Kaiju King Has Ever Been - I'm Home! Chibi-Godzilla gives audiences a look at a new, cuter version of the king of monsters.
The Most Obscure Dragon Ball Movies, Ranked - There have been 20 Dragon Ball movies and, while many are regarded as classics, others have spiraled into obscurity.
Dragon Ball: The Story of the Harmony Gold 'Lost Dub -Dragon Ball's "Lost Dub" is a fascinating tale that gives us a glimpse into the late '80s anime market in America.
The Strange History of King Kong & Godzilla's First Fight - and Even Stranger Ending -King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962) has a bizarre production history and an even stranger ending that is still debated today.
5 Great Video Game Manga That AREN'T Pokémon Adventures - From Mega Man to Kingdom Hearts, here are five amazing manga based on video games you absolutely need to check out.
5 Anime Sports So Chaotic They Make Blaseball Blush -Blaseball has no rules, but many anime sports like those in Yu-Gi-Oh! and Kakegurui take cheating to a whole new level.
Evangelion Is NOT for Children, But One Japanese Kids Show Begs to Differ -Despite being a kids' show, Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion features a strange -- and surprisingly fun -- crossover with Evangelion.
Why Carnival Phantasm, Fate/stay night's Comedy Crossover Anime, Is Worth Watching - https://www.cbr.com/fate-stay-night-crossover-anime-worth-watching/
PreCure's Baton Pass Has a Storied Toei Tokusatsu History - The Pretty Cure baton pass has a storied history that stretches across all of Toei's tokusatsu shows, including Super Sentai and Kamen Rider.
The 5tory of Interstella 5555: Daft Punk's Anime Masterpiece -Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem is one of Daft Punk's greatest achievements, though it's often overlooked.
The 5 Best Detective Conan Films - There have been many Detective Conan films, but these are the best of the best.
The 5 Worst Detective Conan Films -Detective Conan has made a few missteps over its long and storied history. But which of its films is the worst?
Pokemon Journeys: Goh's Magikarp (Yes, MAGIKARP) Is a Terrifyingly Strong Pokemon -Goh has many powerful Pokémon, but his space-leaping Magikarp is by far the strongest.
Is Ultraman Z a Taste of Tokusatsu's Future? -Does Ultraman Z's YouTube success mean that fans will see more tokusatsu series using the site?
Godzilla's Forgotten Supporting Role: The Strange History of Zone Fighter -When Godzilla's on TV , he's usually the star. But 1973's Zone Fighter broke the mold by having Godzilla as a supporting character.
Godzilla Singular Point: Rodan's History, Powers & Weaknesses -With Rodan confirmed for Godzilla: Singular Point, here is all you need to remember about this legendary kaiju.
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Rode From The CW Into Obscurity - Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight is a fun, enjoyable but ultimately forgotten adaptation of the tokusatsu classic: Kamen Rider Ryuki.
King Kong in Japan: The Great Ape's Great (and Confusing) History -King Kong's history in Japan involves legal battles, forgotten films and one obscure anime.
Go Jet Jaguar!: Why Godzilla Fans Are Excited About the Legendary Kaiju's Return -Godzilla: Singular Point's new teaser has fans excited about a legendary return. But why is the kaiju fandom obsessed with Jet Jaguar?
How Slam Dunk Became Such a Beloved Sports Anime -Many anime fall into obscurity, but Slam Dunk is one of the rare series still beloved and talked about 25 years since its finale.
Avatar: How to Become a Pai Sho Master Like Uncle Iroh -Thanks to the work of dedicated fans, Uncle Iroh's favorite board game from Avatar: The Last Airbender is now fully playable.
Ultimate Muscle Might Be the Best of 4Kids' Questionable Anime Dubs -4Kids was infamous for making many terrible anime dubs, but somehow, the studio's work on Ultimate Muscle made the series better.
Star Trek Confirms We'll Still Be Weebs in the 22nd Century -One Star Trek: The Next Generation episode contains a charming Easter egg that suggests anime is still popular in the 22nd century.
The Best Anime Parodies From Toonami's Megas XLR -The short-lived but beloved Toonami cartoon Megas XLR features many references to loads of classic anime. Here are the five best parodies in the show.
Kamen Rider: The Complete (and Complex) History, 50 Years On -Over its run, Kamen Rider has undergone many different changes. Its 50-year anniversary celebration is the perfect time to dive into them.
The Boruto Anime Has Its Issues, But Viewership Isn't One of Them - Despite facing constant criticism from fans, Boruto is still pulling in viewers according to recent data from Crunchyroll.
MechaMew2 Is the Coolest Pokémon You've Never Heard Of -One of the coolest-looking Pokémon is often forgotten about due to its odd history: MechaMew2 from the Pokémon Live! musical.
Gundam’s One Year War: How the Universal Century Conflict Changed Human History -Gundam's colossal One Year War changed the course of the Universal Century and defined humanity for centuries to come.
Ultraman Chronicle Z, the Tie-in to One of 2020's Best Shows, Is Coming to YouTube - Ultraman Z was one of 2020's most overlooked shows, but its tie-in, Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes’ Odyssey, gives viewers a chance to catch up.
Avatar: The Korean Cartoon That Inspired The Last Airbender Still Has No US Release - Wonderful Days was a big influence on Avatar: The Last Airbender. However, it has never been officially released in the US.
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Manga & Anime's 8 Most SHOCKING Plot Twists in 2020 -2020 has seen many plot twists, including in the realm of anime. From My Hero Academia to Boruto, here are this year's most shocking twists.
Onyx Equinox: Izel's Troubles Continue in Tajin in Exclusive Clip - In this CBR-exclusive clip from Onyx Equinox, Izel and his allies plead for passage with the people of Tajin, who accuse them of a horrible crime.
Madoka: The Different Story Is a MUST Read Manga for Fans -Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, centered on an alternate timeline starring Mami Tomoe, is a must-read manga for Madoka fans.
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5 Great Anime With Sudden DARK Turns - These anime are all great shows, but if you're expecting something light and fluffy, beware. Appearances can be deceiving.
When Ranking the Best Mecha Anime, DO NOT Sleep on Eureka Seven -Eureka Seven is a criminally overlooked mecha show that deserves a second chance.
Anime's Snow Godzilla ABSOLUTELY Needs to Become Film Canon - Shinkalion's Snow Godzilla, anime's ice-cold version of the king of the monsters, needs to stomp its way into the mainline Godzilla films.
More Than Just Santa Mask - Sailor Moon S: The Movie Is a Magical Winter Film - Sailor Moon S: The Movie is a magical winter experience that needs to be seen to be believed.
Itsudatte My Santa! Is the WEIRDEST Christmas Anime You'll Ever Watch - Itsudatte My Santa!, a strange holiday oddity from the creator of Love Hina, is absolutely the most inappropriate anime you could watch this Christmas.
EXCLUSIVE: Onyx Equinox Clip Reveals Yaotl's Growing Doubts About Izel - In a CBR-exclusive clip from Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox, Yaotl summons Quetzalcoatl to discuss his doubts about Izel, only to discover another shock.
Eat Like Usagi at This Cute Sailor Moon Eternal Café - Several Sailor Moon themed cafes will be opening in Japan to promote the release of Sailor Moon Eternal.
Sukeban Deka's Upcoming Spinoff Manga, 38 Years on, Proves Its Staying Power - 38 years after it originally ended, Sukeban Deka is getting two new spinoffs. But why do people still love the delinquent detective?
Gankutsuou: How Albert Stopped the Count - The ending of Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, while weird, presents an interesting look at the story's themes.
Was Wandering Witch’s Bait-and-Switch Tactic Completely Necessary? - Episode nine of Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina has left many viewers upset due to its perceived bait and switch tactics.
The 6 Best Mechs in Non-Mecha Anime - With the sub-genre inspiring so many, some of anime's best mechs have spread into non-mecha shows.
EXCLUSIVE: Onyx Equinox Clip Introduces Izel's Unlikely Allies - In a CBR-exclusive clip from Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox, Yaotl confronts Izel over his new companions K'in and Yun, who are now tied to his destiny.
Garzey's Wing: How Gundam's Creator Made One of the WORST Anime of All Time - Famed Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino also made Garzey's Wing -- one of the worst anime of all time. But it has a fascinating backstory.
The Weird World of Tokyopop’s Disney Manga Collection - Tokyopop's collection of Disney manga contains some surprising and forgotten oddities amidst the more typical adaptations.
One Piece Statues Are Helping a Japanese City Heal From Earthquake Devastation - A series of One Piece statues are helping the Kumamoto Prefecture recover after the 2016 earthquakes.
EXCLUSIVE: Onyx Equinox Clip Shows Izel Wrestling With His Destiny - In a CBR-exclusive clip from Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox, Izel argues with Yaotl as he wrestles with his destiny.
Yasuke: The Real-Life Samurai Behind Netflix's Upcoming Historical Anime - Netflix's upcoming anime, Yasuke, while set in a fantasy version of Japan, is actually based on the fascinating life of a real person.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Rohan Kishibe's European Exploits You WON'T See in the Upcoming Anime - When Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan hits Netflix, it won't include two of Rohan's strangest adventures.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru Is the Ideal Anime for Cozy Fall Nights - With Netflix's Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure releasing next year, now is the perfect time to check out its previous Rilakkuma show.
Japan's Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe Has a Truly Morbid Menu Item Fans Will Love - Japan's Jujutsu Kaisen cafe gives fans of the show a chance to sample its most famous edible object.
EXCLUSIVE: Onyx Equinox Clip Reveals the Terrifying Power of the Gods - In a CBR-exclusive clip from Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox, Mictlāntēcutli, the Aztec god of the dead, emerges in a wave of terror and bloody destruction.
Why Fullmetal Alchemist Creator’s Silver Spoon Should be Your Next Manga Binge -Fullmetal Alchemist was an extremely popular manga, but Silver Spoon, another of managaka Hiromu Arakawa's works, is also worth your time.
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Genie Family 2020 Is a Retro Anime Reboot Worth Watching - Genie Family 2020 is a reboot of an anime from 1969, but viewers who didn't see the original series should definitely give the new version a try.
Japan's List of Favorite Fall 2020 Anime Is Full of Surprises - A seasonal anime popularity poll in Japan has some interesting results, including some surprising victors.
Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Is a Strange, Forgotten Anime Classic - Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple was an attempt to turn Agatha Christie's famous stories into anime. But did it work?
Way of the Househusband and the Rise of the Yakuza-Comedy Subgenre - The yakuza-comedy subgenre has grown thanks to the success of The Way Of The Househusband. But the subgenre has roots in the early '90s.
Go! Go! Dice-Rolling Power Rangers! - Power Rangers is a legendary series. And its format presents an interesting model for ttrpgs.
Gorenger: What Super Sentai Fans Need To Know About the Classic Manga -Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing Super Sentai: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger for the first time in English, and tokusatsu fans should be excited.
Eagle Talon: A Guide to the Low-Budget Anime Supervillain Comedy - With Secret Society Eagle Talon: Golden Spell hitting Crunchyroll, here is everything you need to know about Japan's favorite failed supervillains.
Another Is the SCARIEST Anime of All Time - Packed full of terror, blood and creeping despair, Another may well be the scariest anime ever created.
Miss The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance? Watch Thunderbolt Fantasy - If the cancellation of The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance has left you desperate for some puppet action, you need to check out Thunderbolt Fantasy.
4 Forgotten Horror Anime To Watch This Halloween Season - Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy some anime horror! Here are four lesser-known shows that will leave you spooked.
Slasher Movies in Anime & Manga: Weird References and Wonderful Rip-Offs - Famous slasher film monsters have made some surprising cameos in anime and manga.
Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned Is One of the Worst Anime AND Marvel Movies - Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned is one of Marvel's first animated films. It is also one of the worst anime ever produced.
5 Capcom Franchises That Deserve an Anime After Dragon's Dogma - Following Dragon's Dogma, and with Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness on the way, what other Capcom franchises deserve an anime adaptation?
Moriarty the Patriot Could Be the New Black Butler - With Moriarty the Patriot touching on a lot of the same themes as Black Butler, could it take the show's gothic crown?
Kikaider: Looking Back at Adult Swim's Most Forgotten Anime - Adult Swim has broadcast many great anime but not all of them are well remembered. Case in point: the often forgotten Kikaider, released 20 years ago.
Godzilla’s TV History Is Longer Than You Think - Now that Netflix has announced the anime series Godzilla: Singular Point, let's look back at Godzilla's other small-screen adventures.
Revolutionize the Stage! - The History of Utena's Many Stage Adaptations - Revolutionary Girl Utena has had many stage adaptations. While some directly adapt the anime, others take a more... unusual approach.
Revolutionary Girl Utena Refresher: Where the Classic Series Left Off -With Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution coming out soon, it is time to become reacquainted with Utena and Anthy.
Amazon Thinks Shaun the Sheep Is an Anime...and It May Be Right - Amazon Prime Video has Shaun The Sheep in the anime section. And that might be the best place for it.
Ultra-Anime!: The Strange History of Ultraman in Anime - Before the Netflix adaptation, the Ultraman franchise spawned many anime series -- from the obvious to the downright weird.
Shonen Jump’s Best New Monster-Slaying Manga, Ranked - Shonen Jump's recent offerings focus a lot on monster-slaying. But which action-packed new series is the best?
Attack on Titan's Live-Action Movies Already Gave the Series a WILD Ending -With Attack On Titan coming to a close, many people are trying to predict the ending. Could it be as strange as the one the live-action films made?
Boruto's Shinobi Card Game Actually Exists - Boruto loves Extreme: Shinobi Picture Scrolls, but did you know that there are two different real Naruto card games?
Dragon's Dogma: What You Should Know About the Capcom Games Before the Anime - With Netflix's Dragon's Dogma anime coming out this week, here is all you need to know about the video game franchise.
Project X: A Tale of Cars, Convenience Stores and... Cup Noodles? - Ever wanted to read a manga about the creation of 7-Eleven? Or Cup Noodle? Then Project X might be just what you're looking for.
The Best Macross Anime That Will NEVER Come to America - Despite being a legendary series, legal issues have meant that most of Macross has gone unreleased in the West.
7 Professions That Deserve the Fire Force Treatment - Fire Force has made people look at firefighting in a whole new light. Here are some other important jobs that could benefit from the same treatment.
The Legend of Korra Proves Why Netflix Needs to Fix Its TV Content Warnings - The Legend Of Korra's well-meaning but ill-thought-out content warning shows that Netflix needs to change its practices.
Disney’s WEIRDEST Manga to Date Comes From... Lilo & Stitch?! - There has been a lot of Disney manga, but none are quite as bizarre as the Lilo and Stitch spin-off Tono and Stitch.
This Obscure Digimon Manga Is Inspiring the Reboot's Most Destructive Foes -Digimon Adventure's newest villains actually originate in an oft-forgotten Digimon manga, Digimon Next.
What Is the BEST Version of the Sailor Moon Manga? -The Sailor Moon manga has been re-released several times over the decades, but not every version is made equal.
Remembering Sailor Moon's Most Forgotten Adventures - While everyone knows about the anime and manga, there are many other Sailor Moon adventures you might not know about.
5 Amazing-Sounding Anime Movies That Were Never Actually Made -Anime history is full of great projects that, for various reasons, never get made. These are just five of the most interesting examples.
From Dragon Ball to Enslaved, the Best Retellings of Journey to the West - Wu Cheng'en's epic tale, Journey To The West, has been retold in many different ways. Here are five of the best reimaginings of the classic story.
Every Zoids Anime Ranked, From Worst to Best - Zoids: Wild is the latest entry in the long-running anime franchise. But which series is the best? We've ranked them all to find out.
Why the Best Isekai Series Is... Futurama - A normal guy travels to a strange new world and finds love and adventure. The new isekai series or Futurama?
5 Manga to Read After You've Beaten Ghost of Tsushima - 5 manga that perfectly capture the feeling of Ghost Of Tsushima.
6 Marvel Anime To Watch To Get Your Hero Fix -Now that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has concluded, here are six Marvel anime you can watch to get your fill of superheroes.
The Oregon Alien Incident - A story about a strange UFO sighting, a mysterious hypnotist and a crooked sheriff.
A Look At "Strangers In Paradise" - The introduction of a New Wonder Woman was a major event in DC Comics. But how was this updated character worked into the DC Heroes system?
Enterprise Square: Capitalist Dreams And Surreal Spaces - What happens when you try to make a museum that gets kids interested in free-market capitalism? You get the mesmerizing failure of Enterprise Square.
Do You Smell What The GM Is Cooking? - Pro-Wrestling and TTRPG GMing have a lot in common. This article explores how looking at Pro-Wrestling storytelling can improve your GM'ing.
Mega Man Is a Treasure Trove for Manga Fans - While known as a video game icon, Mega Man has featured in a lot of manga. A lot of which was not released in the West.
Discotek's Next Lupin III Release Shows the Best Way to Handle Problematic Classics - Discussing how the publishers of a Lupin III re-release are handling the film's problematic content.
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