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Aria: The Natural

[singlepic id=11 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=14 w=320 h=240 float=center] The problem with sequels is that they’re rarely as good as the original, any show that actually achieves the feat of surpassing the original appears only once in a blue moon. Given that fact, I

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Emerald

[singlepic id=45 w=320 h=240 float=center] There’s one thing that’s always puzzled me about anime and manga, and that’s the distinct lack of variety when it comes to choosing a setting for a story. Over the years there have been a number of places used as

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Barefoot Gen

[singlepic id=43 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=44 w=320 h=240 float=center] “I dug my father, sister and brother out of the ruins. Their skulls and other bones were intact. I thought humans became like that when they were burnt. When my mother’s body was cremated however,

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Tales of Phantasia

[singlepic id=41 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=42 w=320 h=240 float=center] Game adaptations are rapidly becoming a dime a dozen in anime and, surprisingly, the Tales franchise is leading the charge. Like all adaptations though, they can be a bit hit and miss and, in the

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Batman: Child of Dreams

[singlepic id=37 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=38 w=320 h=240 float=center] If you could be anyone (literally), for a day, but had to die at the end of that day, would you do it? There’s many a manga and anime that focus on deeply philosophical questions,

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Potemayo

[singlepic id=36 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=35 w=320 h=240 float=center] Honi Honi Honi! In all honesty I was tempted to leave this review as just those words, but for those of us who don’t speak the language, here’s a more normal version (that is, if

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

[singlepic id=33 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=34 w=320 h=240 float=center] To say that the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for fans of the show would be an understatement. The first season hit the anime world like a storm, and

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Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei

[singlepic id=19 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=20 w=320 h=240 float=center] Kara no Kyoukai review Part 1 Kara no Kyoukai (The Boundary of Emptiness), is a franchise that has been around for over a decade, yet a number of anime and manga fans have probably not

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Lone Wolf & Cub (Manga)

[singlepic id=74 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=16 w=320 h=240 float=center] There are many anime and manga that can rightly be considered classics for one reason or another. Of these, only a few can surpass this status and truly be considered masterpieces in the purest form

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Aria: The Animation

[singlepic id=10 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=12 w=320 h=240 float=center] I have to admit that I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this show. The synopsis didn’t really  me any clues about the story so I, like many others, made a snap judgement about