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Nodame Cantabile: Paris Chapter

[singlepic id=69 w=320 h=240 float=center] Sequels are always a bit of a problem when it comes to matters of continuity, depth of story, character development, and sometimes even the look and feel of a show. All too often will the viewing public find the first

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Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon

[singlepic id=30 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=29 w=320 h=240 float=center] Kara no Kyoukai review Part 6 The sixth movie in the Kara no Kyoukai series is, once again, a departure from what one has come to expect. Unfortunately Boukyaku Rokuon (or Oblivion Recording), is a

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Sora no Woto

[singlepic id=125 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=124 w=320 h=240 float=center] “Amazing Grace! (how sweet the sound), That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see…” John Newton and William Cowper (Olney Hymns – 1779).

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Professor Layton & The Eternal Diva

[singlepic id=126 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=127 w=320 h=240 float=center] Game adaptations seem to be a bit of a tricky subject for most anime studios for some reason. There are numerous examples of a perfectly good game being turned into mediocre show for no other

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Aria: The Origination Picture Drama

[singlepic id=104 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=107 w=320 h=240 float=center] For those of you suffering from withdrawal after the end of Aria, relief is at hand in the form of Aria: The Origination Picture Drama, a series of shorts that are like an anodyne for

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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