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Exploring the insane action of Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

Exploring the surprisingly good Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, which was released in 1994 and blew my mind. The fight scenes in this film are a thing...

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The Brutal Arc that began NARUTO | The Land Of Waves

In the mist and snow of the Land of Waves, we finally see how deep Naruto is willing to cut, in this brutal introduction to what it truly…

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The False End of Attack on Titan

This was supposed to be the end of Attack on Titan, the climax of Eren’s dream to finally reach the sea and set forth on an amazing adventure,…

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The perfect One Piece arc: Luffy's bar "fight" with Bellamy

Jaya is one of the best One Piece arcs. It’s only 9 episodes long, sandwiched between the sprawling Alabasta and Skypiea arcs, yet it contains so much of…

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The infamous Gurren Lagann episode that broke the internet

The reaction, and subsequent fallout, to episode 4 of Gurren Lagann was extreme, to say the least. In the immediate aftermath, bemused anime fans still buzzi...

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The forgotten One Piece movie that will scare you

One Piece’s Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island is a remarkable film. It was directed by the then up and coming Mamoru Hosoda, who only a year later…

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The Deca-Dence anime is sheer spectacle!

Deca-Dence is an anime of dueling aesthetics: a gritty human world akin to Attack on Titan being bossed by a society of walking toys. Sounds weird? Well, tha...

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Naruto Shippuden episode 82 is a masterpiece

After all these years, I still love watching Naruto. I’ll place it on hiatus every now and then, but it still is, and always will be, one of…

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Why do anime fans dislike Japan Sinks: 2020?

I’ve read more than a few people describe Japan Sinks: 2020 as a “dumpster fire”, but I don’t think that’s fair. In my opinion, it’s one of the…

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Re:ZERO vs Japan Sinks: anime for fans vs anime for everyone

I wasn’t going to bother writing about Re:ZERO, but then I started watching Japan Sinks: 2020 and it’s helped me contextualise why I like Masaaki Yuasa’s ani...

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(My) Anime Golden Age

A chilled, nostalgic meandering through memory lane as I look into my own anime "golden age" and lament the way that time can distance us from the anime…

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