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IS: Infinite Stratos

[singlepic id=445 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=446 w=320 h=240 float=center] One of the problems with the anime industry is the tendency to overuse stereotypes and themes, and many of the studios in Japan continue to operate under the idea that the shows they create will

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Dragon Crisis

[singlepic id=437 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=436 w=320 h=240 float=center] Here be dragons! One thing can always be certain when it comes to anime these days, and that’s the inclusion of at least show about anthropomorphised creatures of some sort every season. Many people will

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Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Part 2)

[singlepic id=31 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=32 w=320 h=240 float=center] Kara no Kyoukai review Part 8 There’s an old aphorism about saving the best till last, and Kara no Kyoukai ~The Garden of Sinners~ has done just that. The seventh and final movie in the

Summer Wars

As far as family entertainment goes anime is rarely high on the agenda, especially given the numerous offerings from Disney, Dreamworks, and other such movie studios. Generally their features appeal to children and adults alike, and in order to compete with them Japanese animation studios

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Summer Wars

[singlepic id=346 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=347 w=320 h=240 float=center] As far as family entertainment goes anime is rarely high on the agenda, especially given the numerous offerings from Disney, Dreamworks, and other such movie studios. Generally their features appeal to children and adults alike,

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Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai

[singlepic id=334 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=335 w=320 h=240 float=center] It’s funny how trends, tastes, and even perceptions can change over time. Less than a decade ago being called a geek, nerd or otaku was considered an insult, and while those terms have maintained their

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Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu

[singlepic id=326 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=327 w=320 h=240 float=center] These days we often misuse words in ways that sometimes don’t make sense. Take “epic” for example, and think about all of the occasions where the term has been applied as a colloquialism that simply

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Shinryaku! Ika Musume

[singlepic id=322 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=254 w=320 h=240 float=center] The problem with the anime industry is the continuous failure to capitalise on titles that are actually good, and instead redirect time and resources to producing shows that leave you as empty as a tectonic

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Katanagatari

[singlepic id=250 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=251 w=320 h=240 float=center] Since 2006, light novel adaptations have gradually become a regular feature in anime as producers in the industry scrabble around in their attempts to find the biggest cash cow since the advent of Suzumiya Haruhi.

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Shiki

[singlepic id=256 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=255 w=320 h=240 float=center] Vampires have been enjoying quite a renaissance in Western media lately, mainly because of the advent of Twilight. In anime however, tales of bloodsuckers have been pretty constant over the years, but like the West