There are some things about the One Piece manga that have, thankfully, never been adapted.
The emperors in One Piece made a name for themselves through strength and intellect.
The so-called "Big Three" of anime and manga -- Naruto, Bleach and One Piece -- are well-known. But what would be their respective shojo equivalents?
Monkey D. Dragon is the world's most wanted man, yet little is known about him. His character design could provide insight on his past and abilities.
As a battle-scarred swordsman, the wandering mercenary Guts needs a shonen-style rival to keep his skills sharp.
Eiichiro Oda loves using interpretations of real-life mythology in One Piece, and the rivalry between Luffy and Blackbeard is no exception.
While some anime heroes are beyond cool, a good chunk of them are so cringey that they cause second-hand embarrassment.
Hero and villain roles aren't always black and white in One Piece, and many characters have saved the day as antiheroes.
Spider-Man India is back in Edge of Spider-Verse #3 after a long absence, starring in the story "Average Reluctant Teenage Super Hero."
The fourth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law revealed a major flaw in how Kamar-Taj trains and sends rejected sorcerers back into society.
It's a well-known fact that Attack on Titan's Levi is short. What sets him apart is how differently he's portrayed from other small anime characters.
The X-Men's most vicious fighter, Wolverine, once actually became a knight in an alternate world of sword and sorcery.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have accepted their former enemy as their mentor -- and they have made the right decision.
The return of a classic villain was more than the mutant heroes could bear, suffering them the most devastating defeat of all time.
The thirteen Captains are the strongest Soul Reapers of all, and it's also their job to inspire their subordinates as true leaders.
Rom-com anime shows can be great fun, but anyone looking for a romance with more bite should try these anime series and movies.
Anime magic users might be overshadowed by swordfighters, but the best spellcasters show they deserve to stand among the greatest anime has to offer.
Waifus are the ideal life partner in the imagination of anime fans, and some of them are downright legendary as the best of all time.
Anime protagonists are usually kindhearted and cheerful, but not always; some are so scary that they terrify other characters and viewers alike.
While some villains are undeniably cool, many others are too embarrassing to watch. Viewers can't help but cringe watching these villains.
Dragon Ball and its follow-up seri-powerful warriors in the world of Dragon Ball is the strongest? CBR has got an official ranking for you right here!
What happens when two of anime's most famous characters clash? You get a fantastic TV special. Lupin III vs. Detective Conan is a mystery fan's dream.
Some anime have a much more compelling story that treats audiences with the intellectual respect they deserve.
The shoujo demographic has spawned wonderful series like Fruits Basket and NANA, but there are plenty of gorgeous manga deserving of recognition.
Shojo love interests are more than just plot fillers, some of them could even go head to head with shonen anime's strongest heroes.
Music has the power to bring people together, a power that is only amplified in anime and has been used to save the day many times.
An anime character being in the right place at the right time is a common trope that helps to push the narrative forward.
Truck-kun has isekai'd anime characters into new lives for decades. With a reputation as extensive as his, Truck-kun has many memorable moments.
The creativity in Japanese anime has allowed the medium to reach bold new heights, but some anime visuals leave a lot to be desired.
Some anime deaths are haunting, and leave the audience forever changed by the character's captivating end.
From Tower of God to True Beauty, these highly-popular Korean webtoon adaptations have been a long time coming and are certainly worth the wait.
Shonen series can be full of stereotypes and predictable clichés. But, sometimes, even the most generic shows can grow into something greater.
Many anime couples wouldn't thrive under real-life circumstances.
Some comedy anime have played-out plotlines, yet they’re still able to transform tired ideas into comedic gold.
While many spin-offs are thought to be mindless cash grabs, some anime franchises created unnecessary spin-offs that everyone loved.
As football season begins and Halloween looms on the horizon, Hulu and Prime Video bring the late summer streaming favorites. Here are CBR's picks.
Age is only a number in anime, and some of the genre's greatest characters have made it to triple digits and beyond.
Joy might not be the first thing that fans would expect when opponents fight one another, but these anime characters fight with a smile.
Several anime deaths shouldn't have been a surprise for fans.
Anime is known for exciting J-rock and J-pop credits music, but the show's lead voice actors will sometimes handle the singing themselves.
There's an anime out there for everyone and plenty of anime's best shows are perfect for kids and the whole family to sit back and enjoy.
Though their evil deeds are enough to make fans shiver, an anime villain's laugh can send a chill down their spine.
Ravenclaw would proudly welcome these shojo characters into their Hogwarts House.
Fans know that some anime animals are too scary or dangerous to take home.
Anime adaptations of manga often steal the spotlight, leaving live action adaptations in the shadows. Here's some of the best live-action adaptations.
The legacy of manga authors and artists who have passed away remains in the hands of the fans who love their work.
Who says anime can't be a force for real-life change? Thanks to these popular shows, these Japanese towns have seen a major boost in tourism.
Black Clover has a huge cast of characters. Naturally, this means not every character got a backstory or storyline they deserved.
Some '90s anime have cemented themselves as beloved classics, though it's a wonder how they ended up that way.
Anime that focus purely on comedy tend to be underrated, but they still deserve their place in the spotlight. Some of them even need a second season.
Some of the most iconic moments in anime are when the heroes finally arrive & step into the scene.
There is a lot of potential with anime prequels, but they can also rob the main series of its mystique or make it more confusing.
Though fans are excited to see their favorite characters and scenes animated, some mangas rival even the best animation.
While Rick and Morty are skilled at problem-solving, they might be in a real pickle if they visit the worlds of anime and characters like Goku.
Megastructures can be both tools and monuments of greatness for Empires in Stellaris, and the Overlord expansion adds three more to the roster.
The worlds of anime & K-Pop have collided giving fans some pretty amazing anime openings.
Whatever their motivations may be, many of Naruto's villains end up surprisingly compelling, even if they've committed unforgivable acts.
Though the series is centered around one punch, there are plenty of fast attacks in One-Punch Man.
Zenitsu might be one of the most annoying Demon Slayer characters but he's also the most relatable.
Fruits Basket holds a dear place in people's hearts. But it isn't the greatest anime romance. Here are five romance anime better than Fruits Basket.
Not all anime couples are destined to stay together. However, they don't always have to stay on bad terms following a break up, either.
Shonen is by far the most popular anime genre and there are many titles that seem overrated. Some of them are worth watching despite their reputation.
Ino's reckless strategy in her fight against Sakura might not have been worth the cost of her dignity.
The Konoha 11 have all made a name for themselves, but some are more famous than others.
Subplots are important components of storytelling. If given enough time, subplots can enhance a story, but sometimes they also weigh the story down.
Plenty of anime series are perfect for a new, popular challenge: the Try Not To Cry Challenge.
Anime may not get as much credit as the original, but sometimes, an English dub finds a voice actor that embodies the character perfectly.
Whether it's through their appearance, personality, or a mix of both, it's hard to deny these charmingly cute Naruto characters.
These anime characters made grand entrances that made a lasting impression on fans.
Fans could make the argument that Mario could take on anime's catalog of strong fighters, though there are just as many who would spell "Game Over."
Some anime characters have the skills to emerge victorious from a battle royale.
Some of the most popular anime with 25 episodes are long-time favorites.
Sometimes good things come from terrible situations, and fate had other plans for these anime characters.
Origins are one of the most fun and important parts of playing as Empires in Stellaris, and Overlord adds five new ones to the roster.
Some anime like Hajime Isayama's Attack On Titan are some of the darkest anime of the current generation.
Stellaris' Overlord expansion adds new features and gameplay, which allows players to explore and expand throughout space in fresh ways.
The world of anime is home to some of the best masterminds in all of fiction. Many anime characters display impressive strategizing capabilities.
Cullen Bunn and Andrea Mutti's upcoming new comic, A Legacy of Violence #1 unsettles and gets under the skin from the very first page.