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The mother’s absence in anime

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While reading Fruits Basket, I was shaken by a part of Tohru Honda’s story. She, like me, had lost the mother who taught her that she would always be loved, as long as she remained true to herself. The loss she’s suffered is why she wound up with nowhere to call her home, save a […]

Update: Teaser heralds return to KonoSuba for second season

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The official website for the anime adaptation of KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!! revealed in June that the show’s second season would begin in 2017. Now, the site has been updated with a visual and teaser, bringing us back to that wonderful world and its characters. More details have also arrived, announcing that the new […]

Review: Hakkenden – Eight Dogs of the East Season 1

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Shino Inuzuka, Sosuke Inukawa and Hamaji are the only three survivors of Otsuka village, a settlement ravaged by plague and cleansed in fire. Five years after the event, their families live under the scrutiny of the Imperial Church – a thinly veiled Vatican – and come to claim the demonic sword Murasame who resides inside […]

Review: Kamisama Kiss – Season 2 Collection

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The prickly yet playful fox yokai Tomoe, who calls the human girl Nanami Momozono his master, is learning to recognise his true feelings for her a year into her residence at the Mikage Shrine. She found herself there at a time when she was desolate of love or shelter, evicted from the family apartment when […]

The sweet and the sulky: top five shy guys in anime

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In our last list, we saved the spaces for the reserved girls, so this time I wanted to celebrate our fave kuudere and dandere guys. They may come across churlish, aloof or outright furious, but we know all they need is a little time and care, and they will show you their loving and sweetly […]