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Kambole Campbell


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Past articles by Kambole:

The wildest anime of the year is built on entertainment horror stories

Oshi no Ko, one of the wildest anime released in 2023, has a very distinct take on fame, involving some crazy episode 1 twists and a mystery. → Read More

The hyper-violent Vinland Saga’s most interesting arc is also its quietest

Shonen anime and Vinland Saga are full of revenge stories. But season 2 of the Crunchyroll anime from MAPPA gets quiet and takes its time away from violence. → Read More

Star Wars: Visions season 2 makes the franchise feel like it’s capable of anything

Star Wars: Visions season 2 has episodes like “I Am Your Mother” that show what the franchise can be, even if the producer says it might return to anime later. → Read More

The Kaguya-sama: Love Is War movie gives the series a new start — and a new ending

The anime movie continues where season 3 of the show left off, taking the romantic war between Miyuki and Kaguya to a new stage. In theaters Feb. 14-15. → Read More

No lie, Poker Face just owns

The new Peacock series plugs a cast of famous guest stars into a case-of-the-week comedy thriller for a show that’s just like Columbo or Murder, She Wrote. Episodes release each week after the premiere on January 26. → Read More

Chainsaw Man’s episode endings tell the whole story of the anime adaptation

With Chainsaw Man episode 12 out in the world, it’s time to appreciate the connection between the manga and anime and its ending sequences while we await the new season. → Read More

If you watch one anime this year about gun-toting yakuza maid cafes, make it Akiba Maid War

In a season filled with high-profile shows like Chainsaw Man, Bleach, and Mob Psycho 100, the original dark comedy action anime Akiba Maid War deserves your attention. Here’s why you should make time to watch it. → Read More

Pinocchio review – As strange and macabre as it is heartfelt

Guillermo del Toro finally realises his long-gestating passion project, with charming results. → Read More

Drifting Home doubles down on Penguin Highway’s fantasy and friction

Penguin Highway director Hiroyasu Ishida returns with his second anime feature, also about children, nostalgia, and the need to embrace change. The latest from A Whisker Away’s Studio Colorido is bright and vivid, with powerful emotions. Streaming on Netflix now. → Read More

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners blows past Cyberpunk 2077 to be its own visually ecstatic ride

From the world of Cyberpunk 2077 comes Netflix’s new Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, which adds to what we know about the video game’s world and builds it out with gorgeous animation and voice actors like Emi Lo, Giancarlo Esposito, Matthew Mercer, and more. → Read More

Six of the best Park Chan-wook scenes

From Oldboy to Stoker, here are some of the South Korean director’s most memorable moments. → Read More

Anime’s wildest creator is back with the ecstatic, rebellious rock opera Inu-Oh

Science Saru studio co-founder Masaaki Yuasa (Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!, Ride Your Wave, Mind Game) brings Elvis Presley and Beatlemania into traditional Japanese theater in Inu-Oh, a celebration of art and rebellion. In theaters now. → Read More

Spy x Family got the perfect narrative device (and meme queen) with Anya

The first half of this Crunchyroll anime, an adaptation of Tatsuya Endo’s manga, is full of highlights, and the most notable is Anya: meme queen, tiny telepath and up-and-coming spy. → Read More

The Best Anime of 2022 (So Far)

With brand-new series premiering in the coming months, these are the best anime shows of 2022 so far. → Read More

An Attack on Titan director made Netflix’s parkour fantasy Bubble into a true oddity

Attack on Titan director Tetsurō Araki helms Bubble, a Netflix original anime movie that riffs on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, but adds a Tokyo apocalypse, teen extreme parkour competitions, and sentient bubbles. Streaming on Netflix now. → Read More

Spy x Family makes parenthood the real impossible mission

One of the spring’s most anticipated new anime, Spy x Family delightfully mixes Cold War-era spy dramas with charming slice-of-life comedy. → Read More

Ranking of Kings earned its crown after only one season

The Ranking of Kings anime is so easy to watch because Bojji shows its audience how to appreciate nuanced characters across the 23-episode season. → Read More

Ambulance review – Delightfully unhinged odd-couple Bayhem

Michael Bay returns to the multiplex with a high octane thriller involving a bank robbery and a stolen ambulance. → Read More

Netflix’s trippy anime hybrid Adam by Eve projects an artist’s dreams into reality

Japanese artist Eve, best known to anime fans for Jujutsu Kaisen’s opening theme, “Kaikai Kitan,” sums up his career in the trippy experimental live-action/animation hybrid Adam By Eve. This collection of new and old songs tells a story about a missing girl and alien invader Hitotsume, or One-Eye. Streaming on Netflix now. → Read More

The Cuphead Show! is weak-tea homage

Netflix’s Cuphead Show, released on Feb. 18, is based on the Cuphead video game on Switch and PS4, and makes use of the 1930s Fleischer animation style that influenced the Cuphead game. → Read More