Fireballs? Ice daggers? Super strength? Those are all run-of-the-mill. These anime powers are unique and awesome in their own ways.
The Naruto universe contains hundreds of jutsus and techniques. Here are my picks for the best ones and why they're awesome.
If you're new to anime, you'll find lots of unique character archetypes that appear over and over again! Here's what they are.
Popular anime series sometimes get spin-offs that are worth checking out, whether for extra lore or just pure, unadulterated fun!
Some of the best scenes in anime involve heroes against each other, whether as friendly rivals or outright enemies.
One of the cooler parts of One Piece is encountering the different pirate crews—and, more importantly, the captains of those crews!
Tired of seeing damsels in distress and fights that last an eternity? These are just some of the worst anime tropes that need to end.
Anime tends to be pretty good at setting up and executing betrayals. Here are some of the worst anime traitors we've seen.
These awesome high school anime series serve up everything from cozy love triangles to sci-fi wish fulfillment!
In anime, vampire characters come in all shapes, forms, and personalities. Here are some of my all-time favorites!
Anime has never shied away from dark characters. Here are the best ones who have terribly evil and unholy powers.
Some of the coolest characters in anime are demons. And as it turns out, they aren't always evil! Here are our favorites.
One of my favorite anime tropes is when a character is a vessel or host for another character. Here are some great examples!
Anime is full of smart and cunning characters—and it's bad news when they use their brains to manipulate others.
Some of the coolest abilities in anime feature spatial manipulation and space-time mechanics. Here are our favorite abilities.
Genius anime characters often become fan favorites as they impress us with their brilliance. Here are my favorites of all time.
Anime isn't all laughs and happy endings. These characters experienced terribly tragic love stories that are heartbreaking.
Anime series about video games are surprisingly uncommon. Here are the ones we've seen that are worth checking out!
Anime series have the most intriguing fictional settings of any media, ranging across genres from fantasy to science fiction and more.
Anime duels are great, but anime team fights are often more exciting! Which you can see in these great anime team battle scenes.
Some of the most badass scenes in anime occur when powerful characters unleash the full extent of their abilities.
When an anime emphasizes a certain clan or family, you know you're in for a treat—including mysteries, rivalries, and interesting dynamics.
Anime has certain weird tropes that you don't see in other forms of media, but these tropes don't appear to bother anime fans.
Not all anime animation is equal. Some scenes are next-level gorgeous—and they usually end up being iconic and legendary.
Most epic shonen anime series feature a tournament arc or fight event at some point. Here are the best ones and why they're great.
Not all anime fight scenes are equal. Some get extra attention in animation, and that can elevate them to legendary status.
For whatever reason, cat girls are a beloved character archetype in anime. Here are some of the best examples from over the years.
Earth powers and nature magic are pretty rare in anime, but these characters show that they can be awesome when done well.
You don't often see curly hair in anime, which is just one of many reasons why these anime characters stand out!
There's no shortage of fire users in anime series. Here are the best flame characters and what makes each one stand out.
Anime movies can be more horrifying than live-action films. Here are some of the best anime horror films worth watching.
Cops, detectives, protectors, and law enforcers are common in anime. Here are the best anime police characters that stand out.
It doesn't get more stylishly dystopian than it does with these phenomenal cyberpunk anime series.
Assassins are one of the coolest character archetypes and anime is full of them. Here are my favorite animes about assassins.
Some of the saddest movies ever made are anime movies—and not just by Studio Ghibli, either! Check out these incredible films.
Here are some of the greatest demon and hell anime series worth watching and what they do to stand out as spectacular.
Crunchyroll is the ultimate anime streaming platform. Here are the best anime series to watch if you haven't already!
Here are our favorite anime series featuring angels and celestial beings that put fun twists on the usual tropes about angels.
In anime, female characters aren't just cute and helpless. There are countless scenes that feature badass female characters.
Yandere characters are common across all anime genres. Here's an explanation of what yandere means and several notable examples.
One of the coolest things to see in anime is a real-life location and how the anime incorporates that place into its own story.
Netflix has several excellent anime series that are perfect for beginners who want to see how unique and compelling anime can be.
These awesome music anime series show why music is so often considered the universal language of mankind.
Here are the best anime series involving everything from magical spells to ancient wizards to evil warlocks and more!
Like many things, anime can be banned when it crosses the line. Here are several popular anime series that got banned.
In anime, ghosts aren't always scary—they can be friendly, insightful, and even funny. These ghost anime series are worth watching!
Think brown is bland and boring? Here are our favorite brown-haired anime characters and why they're so great.
Anime does love like no other. These heartfelt romance anime movies will have you crying, laughing, and smiling in equal measure.
These fantastic anime series incorporate real-world elements from history and the results are totally worth watching.
You don't need to watch horror anime to come across truly terrifying anime characters. Here are some of our favorites and why!
These classic anime series are still great, even if they're a bit dated by modern standards. They're proof that old doesn't mean bad.
Here are the saddest anime scenes that are devastating because of how emotionally invested we've become in these characters.
Black representation in anime is getting better, as proven by these awesome characters who feel fresh and compelling.
Anime might be known for magic and swords, but don't forget about guns! Here are the best guns we've seen across various anime.
Some of the most badass anime scenes involve calm and level-headed characters who finally snap.
Immortality can affect people in all kinds of ways. Here are our favorite immortal anime characters and why they're great!
Nothing is cooler than a sword—and these awesome anime series with swords feature all kinds of excellent swordsmanship.
Some of the coolest characters in anime history have glasses as part of their signature look. Here are our favorites!
The isekai anime genre is one of the fastest growing. Here's what you need to know, plus the best isekai anime series worth watching.
Blood-based abilities can be gruesome and gory, but they're also some of the coolest powers that exist throughout anime.