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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.

Shiki

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 there has been an increase in the number of stories

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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

Archaeon’s Anime Awards 2010

Over the last year the anime industry has found itself stuck in the proverbial rut as studios tried, often in vain, to capture audiences with their usual offerings of high schools, romantic comedies, giant robots, power ups and fanservice. Sadly the majority of the shows

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Archaeon’s Anime Awards 2010

Over the last year the anime industry has found itself stuck in the proverbial rut as studios tried, often in vain, to capture audiences with their usual offerings of high schools, romantic comedies, giant robots, power ups and fanservice. Sadly the majority of the shows

Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku

There are few trends in anime that are as fallible as the visual novel adaptation, yet they continue to be made in the hope of finding the next Air, Kanon or Clannad. Unfortunately this means that the industry is littered with forgettable titles that have

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Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku

[singlepic id=313 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=315 w=320 h=240 float=center] There are few trends in anime that are as fallible as the visual novel adaptation, yet they continue to be made in the hope of finding the next Air, Kanon or Clannad. Unfortunately this means

Mechanics That Spoil The Experience

A long time ago in a distant land, I was running some dungeons in WoW with some friends, and I got really confused. A friend of mine, a level 80 mage, conjured some strudel to share out (a game standard is that food restores hit

The Best Movies of 2010

I have done the worst of the year already and bad always comes with the good. Certain quarters of the movie reviewing community have been quite negative this year. Some have said that 2010 has only had about 6 essential movies, while I agree that

On The Horizon

It looks like some pretty decent games are coming up in 2011, so here’s a few to whet your appetites. Deux Ex: Human Revolution Adam Jenson, an ex-SWAT specialist, has to have his arms replaced with mechanical appendages after suffering severe injuries. In a game