Why Did the One Piece Live Action Work?

Netflix has finally struck gold with “One Piece,” their latest live-action anime adaptation. Oblogatory looks into how this show made such a big wave.

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

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Oblogatory tracks down Hayao Miyazaki’s first film, “Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro,” made six years before he founded Studio Ghibli.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon — Partially Obligatory

If, like me, you’ve seen every episode of Pokémon: Sun & Moon, you likely wish that you had a guide so that you only watched the good parts. If, unlike me, you haven’t seen every episode of Pokémon: Sun & Moon, I made a guide so that you’ll only watch the good parts!

My Five Favorite Anime Shows

Since I’m making this month “Animation August” on my blog, I figured that I should rank my top five anime shows. If you haven’t seen my picks, you’re missing out! If you HAVE seen them, leave a comment so that we can geek out about them!


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This virtual update of Beauty and the Beast from famed anime director Mamoru Hosoda is visually stunning with a tender emotional core, but its overstuffed plot bloats the user experience. Oblogatory troubleshoots in this week’s review of “Belle.”

The Shoujo Anime Growth Spurt

From “Love Is War” to “Fruits Basket,” Oblogatory explores recent shoujo anime and discovers five critically acclaimed, must-watch series.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

Oblogatory watches the surprising top-grossing movie of 2020–Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. Even more surprising is this anime film’s reliance on Western genre tropes.

Perfect Blue

Oblogatory stares creepily at Satoshi Kon’s psychological-thriller masterpiece about a pop-singer trying to cultivate a new image while sacrificing her personal identity in the process.