My Favorite Anime: Code Geass

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In the latest My Favourite Anime, Marth from Marth’s Anime Blog tells us why you should be watching Code Geass. Nuff said. You’ll have to excuse my American English (I was certain I’d miss things if I tried to make my English sound less American, so I just didn’t bother trying). So my favorite anime […]

Update: Title of Nisekoi author’s new manga revealed

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Shonen Jump GIGA, the revamp of the former Jump NEXT!! magazine, released its third issue on September 20th. Inside, readers will find the launch of BETTEN Court and Hideyuki Furuhashi’s My Hero Academia spin-off Vigilante – My Hero Academia Illegals, and can certainly expect some darker material, as BETTEN is known for such seinen works as Harukaze Bitter Bop. But beside that, details […]

The medium is the message: how anime creates reality

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The nature of reality is amorphous, open to and yet immune to definition or explanation. The human mind still perplexes and eludes our greatest thinkers; narratives that explore the intangible ideas of reality are themselves abstract in nature. In anime we have an art form that is itself both conceptual and hyperreal in its depictions […]

More human than human: anime’s best cybernetic beings

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Soft robotics are all the rage after the unveiling of the super-kawaii silicone octobot, and each new android incarnation out of Japan seems smarter and closer to the real deal. With experimentation into robotics advancing ever further, we’re getting to a point where robots we can naturally relate to don’t seem quite so sci-fi any […]

Girls und Panzer der Film licensed by Sentai for UK

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Sentai Filmworks have announced that they’ve licensed Girls und Panzer der Film not just for their home region of North America, but for the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and other territories too. More details on distribution, release date, and streaming offerings will be announced soon, but for now they’re also planning a theatrical release in North […]

Review: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

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We’ve all been there, trying to pluck up the courage to ask out our crush and finding our words failing at the crucial moment. That’s where we find Chiyo, desperately trying to work up the nerve to tell the boy she likes how she really feels. Standing in front of Nozaki-kun and skirting around the […]

Update: Crunchyroll add unaired final episode of Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

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On Monday (September 26th), Crunchyroll announced that they have added the 13th and final episode of Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto. Due to April delays, making room in the TV schedule for news coverage of the Kumamoto earthquakes, the anime adaptation of Nami Sano’s debut manga had its second episode, then every subsequent episode, set back by a week. Director […]

One Punch Man season 2 announced

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The staff and cast of the One Punch Man anime, based on ONE and Yusuke Murata’s manga, were reunited for the One Punch Man Fall Festival on Sunday (September 25th). There, they made the announcement that the anime’s second season is at last close at hand, and also revealed that the series is inspiring a smartphone game app to be […]

Review: Akame ga Kill! Collection 2

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Akame ga Kill! is the end result of shonen refinement; shed of the superfluous padding, petty one-upmanship and gratuitously long episode arcs. It seemed destined to join the growing crop of manga adaptions doing away with extensive storytelling, and rejecting the formula of the demographic’s top dogs. This works both for and against it, as while […]

Stand Alone Complex director hints Ghost in the Shell news

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In response to a fan asking for a third season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, director Kenji Kamiyama didn’t promise that as such. But he certainly gave the impression that something GITS is in the works, and could be announced soon. His tweet was posted as follows: I want to report a new in the […]

Review: Free! Eternal Summer – Collector’s Edition

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Such is the ubiquity of Free! that it’s difficult to think of simply as an anime or Koji Ohji’s light novel series, rather a franchise in the upper echelons of fandom that has snowballed into a marketing monolith. Yet outside the commodity is a potent yarn of determination, perseverance and friendship that are the core […]