Shonen Superpowers: What Makes Battle Anime Tick

Shonen anime is defined by many things: spiky-haired protagonists, the power of friendship, but one of its most prominent features is a power system. A power system is simply the rules and expectations attached to characters’ abilities in the story, usually a type of power that most of the characters can use. They can adhereContinue reading “Shonen Superpowers: What Makes Battle Anime Tick”

Attack on Titan Can’t Be Anime of the Year

Oh, clickbait titles, how I’ve missed you. 2020, in spite of its many delays and production disasters, has produced some amazing titles, and it has made declaring an ‘anime of the year’ difficult. Two long-awaited series have returned to triumphant applause, Attack on Titan with its fourth and final season, and Re:Zero’s second after aContinue reading “Attack on Titan Can’t Be Anime of the Year”

Jujutsu Kaisen Review: I Hope You Miss Bleach

Director: Park Sung-Hoo Studio: MAPPA Streaming on: Crunchyroll Jujutsu Kaisen is the latest adaptation of a Shonen Jump manga, and the newest addition to the growing catalogue of Crunchyroll Originals. Directed by Park Sung-Hoo, fresh off the dumpster fire that was The God of High School. However, while The God of High School’s story wasContinue reading “Jujutsu Kaisen Review: I Hope You Miss Bleach”