Category: Anime

REVIEW: My Hero Academia Season 1 (2016)

I always feel like I have to proceed with caution when I start a new action/adventure anime. This is especially true when it’s being adapted from an ongoing manga that has no intentions of ending anytime soon. The common pitfalls of these longer-running anime usually mean I skip them, but this...

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REVIEW: Spice and Wolf (2008)

One criticism I have for anime as a whole is that it seems like there is a lack of variation in their stories. If you’re exposed to enough anime, it’s easy to identify that certain shows are blatant ripoffs of others. This is why I get excited when I find a series that isn’t like &...

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You Should Be Watching: Paprika (2006)

Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, where I recommend films and series that I think are underrated. Based on a novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui (who voices a bit part in the movie), Paprika was the last film of Satoshi Kon, a brilliant artist, writer, and director who passed away in 2010 at the age &he...

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REVIEW: Hal (2013)

As much as I love anime, I will admit that the one genre I tend to stay away from is romance. There’s something about typical romance anime tropes that make the relationships completely unbelievable. When I do decide to dive into the genre, I typically grab a Makoto Shinkai film because I know...

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REVIEW: AnoHana (2011)

*By special guest writer L.B. Bryant* Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (or just AnoHana) first premiered in the Spring of 2011 as part of that season’s Noitamina block, but it seems like only yesterday that I first sat down to watch it. Animated by A-1 Pictures (Asterisk...

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Hunter x Hunter (2011) Review: Hunter Exam Arc

Based on the work of renowned manga artist Yoshihiro Togashi, Hunter x Hunter was initially developed into a television series in 1999 to 2001. A reboot of the series was later announced in July 2011, with the new Hunter x Hunter airing in October of the same year in Japan. A new generation of anime...

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