Category: Anime

First Impressions: Goblin Slayer

When the fall anime season began, fans were scrambling to find the next big hit. Among the different anime introduced there seemed to be one that captured the eye of the community. Goblin Slayer quickly garnered a lot of attention because of the shocking inclusion of a rape scene in its first epis...

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REVIEW: Gurren Lagann (2007)

“Who the hell do you think I am?!” is a phrase often heard in Gurren Lagann. Whenever the characters run into a villain trying to take them down, they shout it out as an act of defiance. When I watch Gurren Lagann, it feels as if that phrase is not just for those villains in front of ...

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REVIEW: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (2018)

In 2016 the My Hero Academia anime was released. Back then, I don’t think anyone could’ve guessed how big the series would eventually become. The first season gave its audience likable characters to latch onto, and it turned the series into a global phenomenon. There are very few anime...

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REVIEW: Dragon Ball Z (1989)

Tons of anime come out every year, and some of them enjoy a brief moment of time in the spotlight; Dragon Ball Z is not one of those anime. Dragon Ball Z is a global phenomenon that is still as popular today as it was during its original run in the States. Its characters are instantly recognizabl...

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REVIEW: Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)

Most of the anime community agrees that there is one studio that casts a large shadow over all the others. For the last three decades, Studio Ghibli has given us some of the greatest animated films of all time. In 2014, the great Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement, which meant changes for the s...

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REVIEW: Summer Wars (2009)

Mamoru Hosoda is one of the best anime directors working today. When I watch his films, I can understand the comparisons he gets to the great Hayao Miyazaki. His movies have a strong emotional core and oftentimes deal with family as the main theme. Of them all, Summer Wars is the movie to which I ...

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