Author Archive: Amber Burnham

Amber is an Early Childhood Education Professional in Chicago . She is also a part of an All Female Anime Circle, Kichi Gi. This circle explores anime, manga, and Japanese culture, while also trying to make an impact within the community. Amber is also a great lover of history and has worked hard over the years to study history and all it has to teach us.

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Rental Magica II

Rental Magica II

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rental Magica II, being the second half of the series, is an altogether different experience. The story lines focus more on the characters. This is not to say they do not go and fight, on the other hand there may be even more fighting present but the affect it has on the story lines is […]

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Maria Watches Over Us: Season One

Maria Watches Over Us: Season One

| September 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maria Watches Over Us is a lovely anime that shows that no matter the ups and downs, friendship will prevail in the end if it is truly meant to be. Based on Oyuki Konno’s Maria-sama ga Miteru series of light novels, Maria Watches Over Us is a drama/slice-of-life anime that chronicles the lives of several girls at […]

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Understanding Art: Impressionism

Understanding Art: Impressionism

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Understanding Art: Impressionism is a wonderfully entertaining and informative documentary series. Written, directed, and starring Waldemar Januszczak, a renowned art critic, this series is bound to show you a new light on the impressionism movement. It is in-depth in ways I have not experienced in other documentaries on this subject. He looks at not only […]

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Rental Magica

Rental Magica

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rental Magica is the story of the Astral magician rental company and its second president, Itsuki Iba. Itsuki is the son of the original president, thus inheriting the reigns although not actually a mage himself. Even with not having normal magical powers, this does not mean that he is completely helpless when it comes to […]

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Spice and Wolf: The Complete Series

Spice and Wolf: The Complete Series

| September 8, 2012

Spice and Wolf is a story of a traveling peddler, Kraft Lawrence, and a deity named Holo, The Wise Wolf. Holo has been living in the wheat field of a small town, Pasloe. In turn for allowing her to live in the wheat fields and worshiping her, Holo has promised to help the people have fruitful harvests. The […]

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Shakugan No Shana: Season One

Shakugan No Shana: Season One

| August 30, 2012 | 1 Comments

Shakugan No Shana (Shana of the Burning Eyes), based on the light novels written by Yashichiro Takahashi and illustrated by Noizi Ito, tells the story of the encounter between a normal high school student and a flame haze from the Crimson Realm. Yuji Sakai, a seemingly normal high school boy quickly finds himself in the […]

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Shangri-La (Part One and Two)

Shangri-La (Part One and Two)

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Shangri-La is the story of a small band of people who are trying to make a living in a earthquake and global-warming fractured world where the economy is based on carbon usage. There is a central city complex called Atlas, which in itself has many secrets, and the outlaying towns filled with people waiting to […]

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Megacities

Megacities

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megacities is a three part documentary series that uses five cities around the world to illustrate the rise and maintenance of the megacity. The five cities that are visited throughout the documentary are London, United Kingdom (one of the oldest); Mexico City, Mexico (one of the most hazardous); Tokyo, Japan (currently the largest); Dhaka, Bangladesh […]

Crisis at the Castle

Crisis at the Castle

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Crisis at the Castle is a three-part documentary series which explores the hardships that have befallen the owners of three of Britain’s beautiful stately estates. Sudeley Castle, Burton Court, and Kelburn Castle are the three examples used to demonstrate what happens as these stone buildings have aged and decayed throughout the centuries. The current owners […]

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Lake Effects

Lake Effects

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lake Effects tells the story of a mother and her two daughters striving to reconnect after the death of their husband and father. Sara, played by Scottie Thompson, moved to Los Angeles after going to college. She has not returned home to Virginia because of a secret she found out about her father. Meanwhile, Lily, […]

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