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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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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

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Aria: The Origination Special

[singlepic id=105 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=106 w=320 h=240 float=center] One of the great things about episodic shows like Aria is that OVAs don’t actually seem out of place within the context of the overall story. This special is a great example of this, and

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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