Tag Archive: manga

Haru Hana

Despite being marketed towards Japanese teenagers, Shōjo manga can often be hilariously entertaining.  Haru Hana is no exception.

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Basilisk manga: a mini-review

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Ninja and ancient Japan are common themes in manga.  Basilisk is one of the best in the genre.

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Azumanga Daioh

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High school is a common theme amongst anime and manga.  One of the best in the genre is Azumanga Daioh.

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It’s Akira!

Akira is a film that, even by today’s standards, is jaw dropping in its complexity and nearly immeasurable in size.  Based on the otherworldly 2100+ page epic manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, lets take a look back at this monumental achievement in film.

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Mini Review: Appleseed (1988 OVA)

Masamune Shirow is a legend amongst legends.  The creative mind behind Black Magic, Appleseed, Dominion Tank Police, Ghost in the Shell, and Galgrease is widely regarded as one of the most talented individuals in the world of Manga.  The 1988 OVA of Appleseed has joined the ranks of classic anime whose impact will never diminish.

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Perfect Blue…the perfect anime?

Sometimes, an anime comes along that changes all the rules.  Conjuring up unsettling images that provide the viewer with a sense of intense dread, you don’t just begin to identify with the main character; you actually find yourself becoming a part of her plight, wondering when “they” will get you.

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