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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Ghibli is just a random name I got from an airplane…It’s just a name” says Studio Ghibli founder and legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki, when faced with the question of his eventual retirement. While at that moment he feels that the name of the studio is ludicrous, the Studio Ghibli name is synonymous with some of […]

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A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The J. C. Staff studios anime, A Certain Magical Index, is but one of many media texts adapted from a series of light novels by Kazuma Kamachi. Kamachi’s saga of science and magic also spawned a manga, video games, an OVA, and even an upcoming film. And of course, Index, along with its spin-off manga, […]

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Toriko: Collection Two

Toriko: Collection Two

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

By this point, if you’ve been following our coverage of FUNimation’s Toriko releases, you’ve no doubt given the series the five or six episodes of viewing that’s required to really get into it, as I recommended in my review of Collection One. If that’s the case, you’re no doubt curious about whether or not the […]

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Junjo Romantica: Season 2

Junjo Romantica: Season 2

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I wrote in my review of Junjo Romantica Season 1 how little plot developed in that season outside the courtship of the three primary couples. No outside threats, no antagonists, just six men trying to find workable ways to approach their relationships with one another. We are talking about a Boys’ Love anime with a […]

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Patema Inverted

Patema Inverted

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patema Inverted opens with one of the most harrowing animated images put to screen and yet it still manages to be an anime film that maintains a sense of fun and adventure throughout. Set in a far distant future, a civilization lives in an underground city, where Patema, the village princess, ventures off into areas […]

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Welcome to the Space Show

Welcome to the Space Show

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Full of visual splendor and fantastic animation, Welcome to the Space Show is one of the coolest animated films to have ever been crafted from Japan. The film focuses on four children who are spending summer vacation together for a week, which happens to have them looking for their pet rabbit that was lost during […]

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Hellsing Ultimate Vol.IX and X

Hellsing Ultimate Vol.IX and X

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As someone whose grown up watching violent anime, I’ve always managed to rally behind Kouta Hirano’s Hellsing. While the TV series falls of the rails, the Hellsing Ultimate series offered plenty of entertainment, whose first anime series were Fist of the North Star and Ninja Scroll. While its been a long time coming, Hellsing Ultimate […]

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2

Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

From intense, cerebral films, to an accessible TV series, Ghost in the Shell has managed to stay pretty relevant and within the anime zeitgeist since 1995. Its latest incarnation, Ghost in the Shell: Arise is the another attempt from Production I.G. drawing from Masamune Shirow’s well, but happens to bring a different spin on things. […]

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Attack on Titan Vol.2

Attack on Titan Vol.2

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

After watching the first episode of Attack on Titan, I knew that it was something special. It had tons of great action, intense pacing, but above all, a premise that anyone could get into. It was a no brainer that it would be a sensation and the fact that its somewhat crossed over and shown […]

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Junjo Romantica: Season 1

Junjo Romantica: Season 1

| September 15, 2014 | 5 Comments

In 2008, the staff at Studio Deen, the producers of such anime series as Rurouni Kenshin (1997-1998) and Fruits Basket (2001), adapted Shungiku Nakamura’s “Boys’ Love” manga, Junjo Romantica, into a wonderful, 24-episode anime. As a Boys’ Love series, Junjo focuses specifically on interconnected homosexual relationships among six Tokyo men. With a perfect balance of […]

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