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Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

[singlepic id=141 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=140 w=320 h=240 float=center] Adaptations have long been a thorn in the side of anime viewers, but not because they are inherently bad. No, the main problem has been that many studios have regarded the original work almost as

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Slayers

[singlepic id=128 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=129 w=320 h=240 float=center] The mid 1990s were a bit of a special time for anime, kind of like a mini golden age. Akira had opened the doors to the West and, after a taking a little rest, the

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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