Fantasy & Supernatural Anime - Spring 2019

Our first impression of Spring 2019 was that it would have a solid lineup for fans of fantasy and supernatural shows, particularly those who know and love retro anime. We got fresh material from visionary directors, updated remakes of beloved classics, and the latest seasons of our favorite long-running series. We also saw a few sprightly newcomers with enough intrigue to capture our attention. So now that we’re shifting into summer, let’s take a look back to see how these anime held up based on our expectations of them from the beginning of the season! Which shows have cemented themselves as instant classics, and which are soon to be forgotten?

5 Reasons You Should Play Cadence of Hyrule Right Now

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda is a new 2D Zelda romp based on the indie roguelike rhythm game Crypt of the NecroDancer and was developed by the same studio. It released a few days after it was revealed in Nintendo’s presentation at E3 2019 as a downloadable Switch title and we’re happy to tell you that it’s absolutely worth your time! Let’s check out why you should drop everything and play Cadence of Hyrule right now.

Top 10 Female Leads in Drama Anime

Dramatic anime run the gamut from school romance to fantasy to historical epic and much more, so even though female protagonists are in the minority in anime, narrowing down our picks for this genre was a tall order. We decided to focus on ladies who stuck out to us as realistic, emotionally engaging, and highly memorable. They’re not just eye candy or token representation, but fully developed people who teach us about ourselves through their actions. Let’s meet them, shall we?

5 Predictions For Animal Crossing: New Horizons

During Nintendo’s presentation at E3 2019, we finally got more details on the new Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It takes the next logical step in gameplay by upgrading the player from mayor to sole developer on a deserted island, letting them customize their new town in any way they so choose. The release date has been pushed back to March 2020, unfortunately, but at least that gives us more time to speculate on what New Horizons has in store for us!

5 Best Evolving Anime Openings

A memorable opening theme can elevate an anime from good to great, particularly when its visuals and music tie into the show’s narrative. Today, we’re focusing on five OPs that change over time to reflect the shifting events and themes that play out in their respective shows. Some of these changes are so subtle that you’ll need several rewatches or a comparison video to catch them, while others are so abrupt and intense that they hit you like a punch to the gut. Let’s check out the 5 Best Evolving Anime Openings!

How "The Basement" Turned Attack on Titan from Good to Great

It’s the most important plot point of the entire Attack on Titan series, and they’ve been teasing it since the very first episode—what’s in Eren’s basement? Supposedly his father hid some vital information that the rulers of the walls don’t want the public to know, but his house has been trapped in titan-infested territory for the majority of the story and nobody has been able to reach it. That is, until now.

Now that the anime has finally adapted the basement scene after 3 seasons and 6 years of anticipation, we’re here to tell you that it’s worth the wait. The narrative changes dramatically after this moment, and it turns what could’ve been just another shounen action series into a deeply compelling war drama with thrilling twists at every turn. Let’s take a closer look at exactly how mangaka Hajime Isayama turned Attack on Titan from good to great with a single scene.