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Manga Classics — A New Way To Experience Literature

I feel that Manga Classics does a great job at competing with similar efforts like the World Masterpiece Theater anime and Variety Art Works.

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Anime Series Like Requiem of the Rose King

In the Middle Ages, the English Crown has been hotly contested in a civil war, dubbed the War of the Roses. The Duke of York seeks to unseat…

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Anime Series Like 91 Days

Set during Prohibition, a man named Avilio returns to Lawless, a town famed for brewing illegal liquor, after the murder of his family by the mafia. A mysterious…

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S2E9 - Whispering Corridors/Memento Mori

 Hi everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the first two entries in the South Korean Whispering Corridors horror franchise: Whispering Corridors (1998) and Memento…

Heroic Purgatory

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15 Anime Series With Distinct Art Styles

There is a general conformity to the art of anime that actually kind of defines it as a genre. However, as an art form, there is always a…

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Revenge Anime: 20 Anime Series Featuring the Sweet Taste of Vengeance

While there are moments when it can go a little over the top, watching an anime character enact their most clever or brutal plan of revenge can be…

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Mars Red Episode 1 Review — 100 Word Anime

Mars Red had one of the more unusual anime premiers I’ve seen in recent years. In some ways it reminded me of Gankutsuou. Please see our full review…

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Episode 147 - Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

This week, Shaun is slightly hangry, and there’s no better cure than a good sandwich. Unfortunately, Shaun wasn’t paying attention and ordered 4 episodes of 2004’s Gankutsuou: The…

Anime Out of Context

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Watson Watches: Gankutsuou

Way back in 2014, a friend and I collaborated on a series of articles we called Watson Watches, in which I forced enticed Watson to examine a bunch…

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15 Anime Series Where the Main Character Gets Betrayed

Hell hath no fury like a main character scorned. They are the pillar of their series, the series just doesn’t know it! However, betrayal can be both an…

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Anime Series Like Blast of Tempest

Hakaze Kusaribe is a sorceress tasked with protecting the Tree of Origins. However, when a rival member of her family seeking to revive the Tree of World’s End…

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What is your personal anime golden age?

For me, a personal anime golden age is any consecutive run of 3 years in which the highest number of your favourites are gathered. 3 years may seem…

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Weekly Round-Up, 10-16 June 2020: Studio D’ART Shtajio, Gender in FukaBoku, and Black-Owned Lolita Fashion Brands

AniFem Round-Up The intersection of queer and Deaf identity in I Hear the Sunspot Lex discusses the importance of intersectional representation, how this college romance manga succeeds, and…

Anime Feminist

A Thousand Good Excuses: LGBTQ representation in Gankutsuou vs. The Count of Monte Cristo

If all representation is good representation, then Gankutsuou's two LGBTQ characters should win out against Dumas' one. But if we are to examine representation with a more critical…

Anime Feminist

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo 2004 It must be daunting to take on such a classic – often adapted and widely revered, the Alexander Dumas novel is…

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Disaster Report: Dog & Scissors

So stop me if you’ve heard this one before: there’s a story about a teenage boy.  He’s not particular good at social graces, lives alone fo...

Renaissance Josei

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[Anime Review]: Gankutsuou

Director: Mahiro Maeda Writer: Shuichi Kouyama Animation Studio: Gonzo Version Watched: Subbed It’s been a fair while since I first watched The Count of Monte Cristo and despite…

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2004, Part 2: Respectful, Yet Rebellious

Over 130 new anime shows debuted in 2004 on Japanese television, a number in magnitude that would be the norm for the next decade. Naturally...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

OtakuGeneration (Show #203) Gurren Laggen

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 203) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Gurren Laggen,…

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