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Archaeon’s Anime Awards 2010

Over the last year the anime industry has found itself stuck in the proverbial rut as studios tried, often in vain, to capture audiences with their usual offerings of high schools, romantic comedies, giant robots, power ups and fanservice. Sadly the majority of the shows

Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku

There are few trends in anime that are as fallible as the visual novel adaptation, yet they continue to be made in the hope of finding the next Air, Kanon or Clannad. Unfortunately this means that the industry is littered with forgettable titles that have

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Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku

[singlepic id=313 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=315 w=320 h=240 float=center] There are few trends in anime that are as fallible as the visual novel adaptation, yet they continue to be made in the hope of finding the next Air, Kanon or Clannad. Unfortunately this means

Otome Youkai Zakuro

Cliches, stereotypes, formulas, and other such mass production “tools” that are involved in the creation of “original” anime  are a common part of the industry these days. One only has to look at  the shows released over the previous season, never mind the previous  year,

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Otome Youkai Zakuro

[singlepic id=236 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=237 w=320 h=240 float=center] Cliches, stereotypes, formulas, and other such mass production “tools” that are involved in the creation of “original” anime are a common part of the industry these days. One only has to look at the shows

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Angel Beats! Stairway To Heaven

[singlepic id=235 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=234 w=320 h=240 float=center] DVDs and BRDs are the lifeblood of the anime industry, and there’s many a hook that’s used to make us part with our hard earned cash. One of these methods is the offer the so-called

Chrno Crusade (Manga)

When people think of shounen anime and manga they will undoubtedly think of stories that follow the typical format of never giving up and believing in your friends. Along the way the main characters in these tales may gain various abilities that make them insanely

Amagami SS

If you don’t know where you’re from, then you don’t know where you are, and you don’t know where you’re going. It’s a fairly trite adage, but like most old sayings there’s an element of truth to it. When it comes to visual media though,

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Chrno Crusade (Manga)

[singlepic id=145 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=149 w=320 h=240 float=center] When people think of shounen anime and manga they will undoubtedly think of stories that follow the typical format of never giving up and believing in your friends. Along the way the main characters in

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Amagami SS

[singlepic id=166 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=167 w=320 h=240 float=center] If you don’t know where you’re from, then you don’t know where you are, and you don’t know where you’re going. It’s a fairly trite adage, but like most old sayings there’s an element of