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"A Bit of a Headache" Dragon Ball's Creator Confirmed A Secret Frustration With Piccolo

Akira Toriyama has been working on Dragon Ball for decades, with Piccolo being one character he doesn't always enjoy writing, and for good reason.

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One Piece Outdoes Ace's Death In New Most Tragic Twist

One Piece surpassed the tragic death of Ace with an even more tragic twist shown in Kuma's traumatic flashback.

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Isekai Meets Old-School Shonen is Exciting New Series

Imagine an isekai series where the hero shares similarities to shonen protagonists like Naruto – that's the manga The Magician Who Rose From Failure.

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A Big Rule Broken - How a Beloved Anime Created One of the Best Christmas Episodes Ever

While many romance anime use Christmas-themed episodes as adorable filler content, Toradora subverted this expectation in a big way.

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Genius My Hero Academia Twist Changes the Final Battle Completely

My Hero Academia just teased that Deku's final battle may be completely different than fans anticipated with one simple yet unexpected twist.

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Ash Proved He Would Destroy Real Competitive Pokémon Players in One Brutal Battle

Ash's tournament aspirations once brought him against an opponent using real competitive Pokémon strategies, but his idiosyncratic style still won.

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"We Would Lose Dragon Ball’s Spirit" Dragon Ball's Creator Agrees With a Big Series Criticism

Dragon Ball has often been criticized for being too focused on fighting, and Akira Toriyama recognizing that helped push the story in a new direction.

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Underrated Isekai Series Uses Cuteness to Hide How Unsettling it Really Is

Leave Me Alone – I Want to Enjoy Cheat Life with My Familiar is similar to series like I Shall Survive Using Potions! but it's somehow sinister.

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Most Dragon Ball Fans Missed Goku's Ultimate Family Team-Up

One of Dragon Ball's most epic moments occurred when Goku joined forces with his father and his son, proving their family's incredible strength.

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An Isekai With an Isekai: New Manga Pushes Isekai to Its Breaking Point in the Best Way

I Got Reincarnated as a Cat, but Since I’m Bored, I Play VRMMOs With Gamer Girls is everything this new manga's title promises and so much more.

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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Tops Itself With a New Weirdest Stand Ever

Chapter 10 of The JojoLands has introduced a Stand user with what might be the most absurd ability yet in the series, and he's just an underling.

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'What They Call A Genius': Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Confirms The Difference Between Naruto & Boruto

Despite being blood-related, Boruto and Naruto have always been different but the latest chapter of Boruto shows how much.

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Pokemon: How Ash Caught Something Rarer Than A Legendary Pokemon

Mythical Pokemon are rarer than legendary Pokemon, so how did Ash catch one before a legendary Pokemon?

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Dragon Ball Super Confirms That The Super Hero Arc Is Not Over Yet

Chapter #100 of Dragon Ball Super surprisingly shows that the Super Hero arc is not over yet, despite fan criticism for this adaptation of the movie.

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Absolutely Massive Anime/Manga Franchise is Having a Big Real World Effect On Japan

Popular sports series Haikyuu!! had a massive effect on a declining statistic among young players in Japan in just a few years.

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How Jujutsu Kaisen's Geto Still Appears in the Anime After 0

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 seemingly contradicts the fate of one character in the anime, but there's a good reason for how and why they're still around.

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New Villainess Isekai Sets Itself Apart From the Competition With One Captivating Twist

The Villainess Who Can Read Minds Is Playing With Her Puppy-Like Prince Today Too has everything many manga readers want, but they're not even needed.

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One-Punch Man Hints One Villain is the Secret to Fixing the Series' Monster Problem

The return of two formerly monsterized villains as ordinary humans offers hope to One-Punch Man's extremely dire monster situation.

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Pokémon Horizons Shows The True Power Of Legendaries In Its Most Epic Battle

Pokémon Horizons had its greatest battle yet in episode #33, with Black Rayquaza proving that Legendary Pokémon aren't beings to be trifled with.

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One Piece Fans Have One Major Concern About Netflix's Anime Remake

The studio behind Netflix's new The One Piece anime has previously used AI, and some fans are worried the controversial tool will be used again.

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