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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,

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Hottarake no Shima ~Haruka to Mahou no Kagami~

[singlepic id=99 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=100 w=320 h=240 float=center] Anime, like many other media, is a veritable Pandora’s Box when it comes to finding something entertaining. What you think about a given show may range from outright loathing to blissful wonderment – you never

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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou

[singlepic id=25 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=26 w=320 h=240 float=center] Kara no Kyoukai review Part 4 One of the hallmarks of a good story is the ease with which it can suspend the disbelief of the reader or viewer, and in that respect the Kara

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World Destruction (a.k.a Sands of Destruction)

[singlepic id=96 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=95 w=320 h=240 float=center] The biggest problem with adapting a game is that all too often the reason for doing it has come from the marketing department rather than any desire to truly retell the game’s story. Because of

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The Flight of Dragons

[singlepic id=93 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=90 w=320 h=240 float=center] During the 1970s and 80s there was a concerted effort in the West to produce quality fantasy works for the big screen, many of which followed the stereotypical “sword and sorcery” style that was so

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Michiko to Hatchin

[singlepic id=87 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=86 w=320 h=240 float=center] What would you get if you crossed Thelma & Louise with City of God? You may get complete drivel, or you may, if you’re very lucky, get something like Michiko to Hatchin.

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Aria: The Origination

[singlepic id=13 w=300 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=15 w=300 h=240 float=center] The conclusion to the Aria series is an ever so subtle departure from the previous two, however there is a very good reason why this is the case. As many people have already stated, in

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Last Exile

[singlepic id=83 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=85 w=320 h=240 float=center] Every anime studio has their ups and downs, their highs and lows, their hits and misses. There’s not a single one that hasn’t produced a decent title without producing something … less than average (Manglobe

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Black Rock Shooter

[singlepic id=79 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=80 w=320 h=240 float=center] Inspiration comes in a myriad of forms, and anything can lead a person on a flight of fancy. In 2007 the artist Huke designed an original character called “Black Rock Shooter”, which he posted on

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Aria the OVA ~Arietta~

[singlepic id=77 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=78 w=320 h=240 float=center] It’s surprising how a single OVA from a well known series can actually serve to improve the entire show and, whilst this is still very much a rarity for most anime, the Aria franchise is,