One Piece: Who Is Luffy’s Grandfather?

Summary Luffy’s grandfather, Monkey D. Garp, plays a significant role in One Piece as both a mentor and an enemy to Luffy. Garp’s reveal as Luffy’s grandfather doesn’t happen right away. Despite their differences, Garp shares several similarities with Luffy, including bluntness, stubbornness, and a huge appetite. However, Garp’s duty as a Marine often conflicts…

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DC First Look Mark Waid Returns For Batman/Superman: World’s Finest

Legendary comic book scribe Mark Waid is returning for DC‘s Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, which sees the titular heroes unite with their counterparts from one of the publication’s most iconic series, Kingdom Come. DC officially revealed that Waid will join forces with artists Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Steve Wands for Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #20. “The…

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30 Best Open World Games, Ranked

Summary Open world games offer players the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different world and explore beautiful landscapes, even after completing the main quests. TheHunter: Call of the Wild provides a realistic hunting experience in a vast open world with different biomes, offering players countless hours of gameplay. Sonic Frontiers surprises fans with its…

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10 Best Dark Fantasy Anime, Ranked

Dark fantasy is a sub-genre that takes traditional fantasy and ups the stakes. It can have a quiet contemplative or morose tone, or it can be full-on ultra violence and filled with cruel tyrants. Dark fantasy tends to revolve around creatures like vampires, demons, and fallen angels. The magic is often eldritch and horrific with…

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Studio Ghibli Due to Become an Official Subsidiary of Nippon Television

Studio Ghibli will become a subsidiary of Nippon Television. As detailed on Anime News Network, Nippon TV Representative Director Yoshikuni Sugiyama and Studio Ghibli President Toshio Suzuki announced the planned acquisition during a recent press conference. Nippon Television, which has served as a long-standing partner of the acclaimed studio, plans to purchase 42.3% of Ghibli’s…

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Time Loops, Age Reversals and Isekai: How Anime Explore the Human Desire for Second Chances

Summary Time-reversal anime explore the desire to change or relive past experiences, combining nostalgia with the ability to see the outcome of changes in the future. Time-reversal allows characters to detach from their previous reality and overcome difficulties, living fuller lives and satisfying viewers’ desire for rewarding overcoming adversity narratives. Time-reversal anime satiate the human…

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Spawn is Coming to Call of Duty Warzone

Spawn is coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 6 in a highly anticipated crossover. Call of Duty revealed on its official X (formerly Twitter) account that the reluctant leader of Hell’s Army Spawn will join the game’s sixth installment. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane teased the appearance of the fan-favorite character during…

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Thrawn Creator Addresses Star Wars Villain’s Live-Action Debut in Ahsoka

Timothy Zahn, who wrote the best-selling Heir to the Empire trilogy novel series, shared his thoughts regarding Grand Admiral Thrawn’s live-action debut in Ahsoka. During a recent appearance at Dragon Con 2023, Zahn expressed his excitement about Thrawn’s live-action appearance on the Disney+ series, where he will once again be portrayed by Lars Mikkelsen after…

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Ahsoka: Baylan Skoll Highlights Star Wars’ Major Flaw

Summary Ahsoka successfully combines fan service with storytelling, balancing big moments with quieter beats like Baylan Skoll’s character exploration. Star Wars’ reliance on galactic civil wars and the Jedi vs. Sith conflict is holding the franchise back, unlike The Mandalorian and Andor which offer fresh perspectives. Baylan Skoll’s speech about breaking the repetitive nature of…

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