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Underrated Series by Fate/Stay Night Creator is the Perfect Halloween Anime

The Garden of Sinners is an older work by Kinoko Nasu that nonetheless deserves more attention, given its unique niche as a true occult mystery.

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Goku's Ultra Instinct isn't Just Powerful... It's Basically Super Saiyan 5

Even though Super Saiyan 5 was completely fabricated with a now-famous piece of fan art, Dragon Ball basically made it canon and no one even noticed.

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Who's Closest to Laugh Tale - Every One Piece Poneglyph & Who Has Them

The race to Laugh Tale has begun and the location of the final Road Poneglyph could be the key to deciding who finds the One Piece.

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Goku's Best Training Scene Was in Dragon Ball, Not DBZ or Super

The circumstances surrounding Dragon Ball chapters 87 to 90 single-handedly one-up every training arc in Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z.

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Shojo Anime is Making a Big Comeback, & More Fans Should Pay Attention

With the imminent return of the Kimi ni Todoko and the A Sign of Affection anime,, the scene is set for the triumphant return of shojo anime.

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Where Is Yuta Okkotsu In The Show?

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a prequel to the anime series, however, its protagonist Yuta Okkotsu has not been properly introduced in the series. Here's why.

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One Piece Reveals Kuma's Past And It's Already The Most Tragic In The Series

One Piece has revealed a much-anticipated backstory and it may be tragic enough to leave fans in furious tears.

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Bleach's Weirdest Anime Arc Saw Soul Reapers Fighting Themselves

Bleach's filler arcs have a reputation for low quality, but one arc forced the 13 Court Guard Squads to go up against an unexpected enemy: themselves.

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Dragon Ball GT’s Creepiest Villain is the Exact Opposite of Majin Buu

Baby is perhaps the creepiest villain in Dragon Ball GT, not only that, but he has proven to be the exact opposite of Majin Buu because of one power.

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Crunchyroll's New Superhero Anime Fixes One Of My Hero Academia's Biggest Problems

SHY is a brand-new superhero anime airing on Crunchyroll, and it's already avoiding a big problem with its major contemporary, My Hero Academia.

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One Yu-Gi-Oh Hero Has a Power Much More Broken Than the Heart of the Cards

While Yugi's heart of the cards was incredibly powerful in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, a later protagonist has an ability that outclasses it.

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One Jujutsu Kaisen Scene Hints That a Character Is Bigger Than Fans Thought

The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen's anime has hinted that a seemingly minor character may actually be much more important than fans think.

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One Piece's Luffy vs. Naruto: Would Gear 5 Beat Baryon Mode?

One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto both have powerful new transformations which drain the user's life energy, so who would win in a fight?

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One Underrated Bug Pokémon Showed The True Darkness Of The Pokémon World

One run-of-the-mill Bug-type Pokémon is actually highly valuable in the Pokémon anime, and that made the true darkness of that world emerge.

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One Piece Reveals The Deadly Potential Of A Mysterious Devil Fruit

One Piece contains several Devil Fruits powers that can devastate foes with a single touch, but Jewelry Bonney's just got a lot more brutal.

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When Will Dragon Ball DAIMA Take Place In The Series' Timeline?

Fans of Dragon Ball are understandably excited about the new anime but they are wondering when exactly DAIMA takes place in the timeline.

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What is Instrumentality? Neon Genesis Evangelion's Big Plan Revealed

The Human Instrumentality Project is mentioned a lot in Neon Genesis Evangelion, but no one quite explains what it is. So, what's Instrumentality?

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One Shonen Jump Series Is Redefining What Shonen Manga Can Be

Shonen Jump is normally known for its hype battle manga, but one exciting series, Akane-Banashi, is revolutionizing classic Shonen tropes.

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Dragon Ball's Creator Wanted to Kill Goku and Replace Him With Gohan

Goku is one of the most recognizable manga protagonists of all time, yet Dragon Ball's creator originally wanted Gohan to take his place.

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Spy x Family's Most Underrated Character Proves What Makes the Series so Fresh

Spy X Family's most underrate side character, Daybreak, is the perfect representation of what makes the ongoing series so special.

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