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Cardcaptor Sakura: Premium Edition Review

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With Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal and Puella Magi Madoka Magica commanding sizeable stateside audiences, a growing number of viewers are discovering the merits of the magic girl genre. But anime aficionados will quickly point out that the mahō shōjo ...

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Toradora! The Complete Series, Premium Edition Review

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As the overabundance of police procedurals and supernatural-themed teen lit have demonstrated in the West, a single success can spur an upsurge of copycats. Naturally, anime follows an equivalent route, with depictions of high-school romance just as ubiquitous as depictions ...

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Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress Premium Edition Review

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As a gainfully employed adult living in the United States, I frequently have to justify my appreciation for anime. Woefully, many still associate animation with children’s entertainment. A typical response involves a discussion between the differences of Western and Eastern ...

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Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Review

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One of the more fascinating elements of modern anime is the existence of fan service- material that is specifically included to gratify or titillate an audience. From manga drawn to reveal a sliver of shimapan to the protracted battle of ...

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YURUYURI: Happy Go Lily Season Two Review

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Last August NIS America published The Secret Lives of High School Boys, a thoroughly charming anime which cultivated humor from the unexceptional existence of a trio of good-natured friends. In execution, the series was unfalteringly frothy- shirking any kind of ...

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Natsume’s Book of Friends Season Four Review

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I’d like to think that there’s a bit of Takashi Natsume is every person. As the eponymous protagonist of Natsume’s Book of Friends, the high-schooler faced an unrelenting rivulet of adversity. Growing up, the youth inherited his grandmother’s ability to ...

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Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow S2 Review

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Although absorbing character arcs are ubiquitous in anime, few depictions of development have been as gratifying as the first thirteen episodes of Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow. Viewers witnessed protagonist Ohana Matsumae move from Tokyo to live and work at ...

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The Princess and the Pilot Collector’s Edition Review

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Unquestionably, shrewd thematic decisions propelled 1997’s Titanic to break box office records. Blending star-crossed romance with an ample supply of CGI spectacle, the film appealed to an exceedingly wide demographic. Similarly, director Jun Shishido’s The Princess and the Pilot (To ...

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