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Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

[singlepic id=123 w=320 h=240 float=center] One of the biggest problems with anime is that all too often what you’re watching just doesn’t hit the mark. There are a number of shows that have been great conceptually, but when it comes to execution they simply do

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

[singlepic id=122 w=320 h=240 float=center] Fate/Stay Night is one of those franchises that needs very little introduction. TYPE-MOON’s hit visual novel from 2004 was adapted for anime  in 2006, and while the original series was good for the most part, the show suffered due to

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Wakusei no Samidare (The Lucifer and The Biscuit Hammer)

[singlepic id=121 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=120 w=320 h=240 float=center] What makes a good story? For many people the answer to that question is very simple – enjoyment. For some though, enjoyment is only part of the equation. Originality, innovation, technique, development and visualisation are

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Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

[singlepic id=28 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=27 w=320 h=240 float=center] Kara no Kyoukai review Part 5 Wow. I have to say that this movie is enough to leave one speechless at times, and for a variety of reasons. The fifth installment of the Kara no

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Heroman

[singlepic id=119 w=320 h=240 float=center] Over the years there have been several attempts at merging Eastern manga and anime with Western comics and cartoons. Batman had two manga outings (Child of Dreams and Death Mask), while the X-Men saw their manga counterparts run straight into

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Maniac Road

[singlepic id=111 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=112 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=113 w=320 h=240 float=center] Once upon a time the word “otaku” had a profoundly negative and derogatory meaning which was satirised, yet also compounded to a degree, in 1991 by Gainax’s spoof Otaku no

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Aria: The Origination Special

[singlepic id=105 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=106 w=320 h=240 float=center] One of the great things about episodic shows like Aria is that OVAs don’t actually seem out of place within the context of the overall story. This special is a great example of this, and

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Koukaku no Regios (Chrome Shelled Regios)

[singlepic id=101 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=103 w=320 h=240 float=center] Post apocalyptic worlds in anime are a bit of a strange area to visit as you’re never quite sure what you’ll find. It could be a world of amnesiacs, a princess who loves to fly,