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The pop team: our favourite four-panel anime

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The four-panel manga uses the most basic of frameworks to fire off gags at startling pace, as well as offering unexpected, haiku-like views into life’s little dramas. It’s all on that third step of what’s known as Kishoutenketsu structure; the climax, an unforeseen development. Like or loathe it, the web-yonkoma-turned-anime Pop […]

Review: Hidamari Sketch Series One Collection

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The first few episodes of Hidamari Sketch don’t give a lot to go on as to why to keep watching, or where the series is going. Based on a four-panel strip manga by Ume Aoki, that same sparseness of animation and themes is present in the simplistically designed, almost creepy-looking […]