Living in the database: the appeal of the unreal

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Ever since the Wachowskis repackaged the themes and imagery of Masamune Shirow’s cyberpunk staple Ghost in the Shell for western audiences in 1999, the notion of living in a virtual world has become something of a fascination among creatives, consumers and conspiracy theorists. The most frightening aspect of The Matrix was in how perfectly the […]

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Weekly round-up

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Happy Saturday, happy round-up, and hugs all around. We hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Days, and even if not, found some warmth and happiness in anime and comfort food. This week, we bring you the cast of the live-action My Brother’s Husband being adorable, the new Japanese voice of our beloved Bulma, and the pieces we most […]

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Sword Art Online live-action series bought by Netflix

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After a long sleep mode since the live-action Sword Art Online series got announced in 2016, there’s been rumblings in the database now the show has been bought by Netflix. In an interview with Collider, screenwriter and producer Laeta Kalodigris said this would not erase its Japanese origins, and that “Kirito and Asuna will be […]

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Weekly round-up

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Hello there! This week’s been all go for Gun Gale Online, Cutie Honey and a brand new Sherlockian anime from the director of Voltron: Legendary Defender. What with that and all the great blogging and podcasting you’ve been doing, it’s hard to know where to start! Oh yes, that’s it – with the best of the news. News Bleach […]

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Gun Gale Online anime adds staff from My Hero Academia, Celestial Method

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A commercial for a quick look at Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online was released on its official website with key staff announcements for the series. Check out the ad below, featuring little Llen in action, then we’ll get to the nitty gritty of the names. via pKjd Armed and ready for battle, it’s Masayuki Satoi of […]

Review: Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

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Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions was one of the more middling titles on the Winter 2016 slate and up against some pretty stiff competition in Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Erased and Ajin. But it’s the earlier Sword Art Online that tends to overshadow the series. While both were produced by A-1 Pictures, the similarities all but […]

Weekly round-up

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Don’t know about you, but we’re tuckered out from this rollercoaster of a week. A Silent Voice flung out of the Oscar runnings, Dragon Ball Super officially ending, and in amongst that feeling slightly starstruck by your thoughtful discussions of Darling in the FranXX. We’ve got it all covered right here in our round-up, so it doesn’t feel like so […]

Weekly round-up

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Hey there, friends! Welcome to our first round-up of 2018. This week for us was all about that Devilman. We blitzed through DEVILMAN crybaby and felt so fired up we just had to write a feature about it. You can check that out as you read on, as well as the year’s top news stories […]

Gun Gale Online anime fires up in April

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The latest anime update for Sword Art Online is downloading fast, the official Twitter for Gun Gale Online announcing the series will premiere in April. Among the locked and loaded cast, we have Tomori Kusunoki as Llenn, Flip Flappers’ Yoko Hikasa as Pitui, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s Kazuyuki Okitsu as M and Food Wars!’ Chinatsu Akasaki as Fukaziroh. The Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online light […]

Persona 5 arrives with launch trailer, spoiler deterrents from Atlus

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The delays seemed like they would go on forever, but Persona 5 is finally here. The game stole its way onto shelves in North America and Europe on Tuesday, and to mark the date, Atlus USA posted a launch trailer. Atlus then took the chance to post a warning against streaming or spoiling the game for other fans. […]

Japanese news station tests out first virtual newsreader

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We’ve established that we essentially inhabit Ghost in the Shell through our evolving reality, so a Japanese TV first that took place days ago comes as little surprise. Shizuoka Broadcasting employed its first CG announcer from Sony and Kyodo Digital News’ ‘News Manager’ program on March 31st, giving the futuristic method a test run. The program can […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome to another weekly round-up, where we’ll be bringing you the very latest from our blog and the wider anime world. Whether it’s news, the best of the week’s aniblogs or features about magical girls, you’re well taken care of here. Especially if you’re after the latter, because we have two of those to share this […]