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Revival reveries: our top five anime that need a sequel

Who would have thought we’d be hanging out with Cardcaptor Sakura again, after all this time? It’s a special feeling to be reunited with a show and characters that meant so much to so many of us in our younger otaku years. The trouble is, this ecstatic return has opened our hearts to mourning the many anime series we’d welcome back in a heartbeat. Here … Continue reading Revival reveries: our top five anime that need a sequel

The medium is the message: how anime creates reality

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 and signifiers, making it a fertile medium in which to … Continue reading The medium is the message: how anime creates reality

Review: No Game No Life

Our world is one where, with a little charisma and ingenuity (plus a web connection) you can create a new version of yourself from ground zero, and use the anonymity of your real identity to make it seem as though it never existed. Shut-in siblings Sora and Shiro employ this opportunity to their utmost advantage by merging into one virtual being known only as Blank, … Continue reading Review: No Game No Life