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The Link Between Body & Mind

We tend to think that a transcendence from flesh, leaving the body behind for the mind, would advance us to new heights; but is that really the case? Serial…

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The Line Between Man & Beast

Senselessly acting on fear, opening the door to destruction, the wolf in human skin refuses to think. What is the path of the beast? Jin Roh (/Rou) is a…

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Finding Joy in Responsibility

Life is full of things that we have to do, mundane chores eating up our time. But could these things actually be some of the most valuable moments……

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Is There Value in a "Human" Definition?

If someone asked you “what is a human,” could you answer? What does it mean to be human after all? Time of Eve (both the movie and the anime)…

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The Loss Experienced in Change

What can living, breathing gemstones teach us about being human? Quite a lot actually. Land of the Lustrous (Houseki no Kuni) is a 2017 manga adaptation set in a…

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AI Shouldn't Work For You

Having AI do your work or make money for you? You may be compromising your well being in ways you never thought about. 2023 began the age of AI,…

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The Fear of Transformation

the fear of transformation | Tokyo Ghoul What do you do when you have to become something new? Tokyo Ghoul, at least when you don’t count Root A and :re,…

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living in a story

Millennium Actress is a great anime movie to watch by Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika). Similar to Kon’s other films, Millennium Actress blurs the border between fiction and…

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Moving Passed the Past

What does fooly cooly even mean!? FLCL (fooly cooly) is a 2000 anime from Gainax (Evangelion), who formed an eventual offshoot of Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill), which shows…

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the fear of being genuine

Only you will remember the next 24 hours before time is undone; what do you admit to the people you love most? Steins;Gate is a popular anime following the…

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Drowning in Faith

If the world around you was empty and dead, what would lead you to carry on anyway? Angel’s Egg (Tenshi no Tamago) is a 1985 anime film from Mamoru…

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves

I need scissors! 61! Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, is the brainchild of Hideo Kojima, featuring a pair of the most loved and hated characters respectively, Solid…

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The Mistakes that End Love

What would you do if you found a child thrown in the garbage on Christmas Eve? *note: this description is written using terms commonly associated with the film for…

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(Don’t) Fight the Past

An anime about past mistakes correcting the past mistakes of its movie… kind of. Scott Pilgrim vs the World took the younger generation, one much more intertwined with and…

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avoiding "wasted youth"

The desire to relive those wasted youthful years. How can we prevent this feeling… or is it a part of life we can never avoid? A Place Further than…

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the spice of life

If your dreams instantly became reality, would the world be a better place? Or is the very idea of such a thing self centered evil? Paprika is a 2006…

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the power of a stupid game

A silly game can be the thing that makes your life Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon are two of the most nostalgic properties of the 90s and 2000s, surely topping any…

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The Ethics of Judgment

Is efficiency the savior of human value, or the thing which destroys it? Death Parade is a 2015 anime telling the story of an Arbiter (Decim) and his human…

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The Necessity of Violence

Violence, while its form will change greatly with time and place, may always be a necessity in the meeting of beings. Psycho-Pass, the all-time great anime from Gen Urobuchi…

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the desirable disease

Gossip, pink dogs, bent bats, and lifelong lies; how can all these things be an escape from reality? And just how harmful can such a thing be… Paranoia Agent…

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Fate is Awful For You

Are we free agents acting on will, or merely puppets of something greater; of fate? Your Name is one of the most popular anime movies of the past decade,…

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the depths of obsession

“I don’t want to do this. I *have* to do this.” These are the kinds of words spoken in obsession, a state that’s easy to see from the outside,…

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The "Good" Tyrant

How do we respond to an imperfect world which makes us suffer? The root of society is seeking a better future for the people within it, but there…

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How Memory is Manipulated

Can you prove that your memories are true? Wouldn’t all of the evidence, which itself relies on memory, have the potential to be just as false? With the…

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The Dystopia We’re Sold

Dystopia is something you buy, every single day. Planned obsolescence, ignored diminishing returns, false innovation, consumerism, these seemingly mundane aspects of daily life lay the framework of a purchased…

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A Quick Channel Update | New Schedule

A ProfessorViral Channel update for 2023. I really don't know what to put here, I'm so used to writing descriptions for videos I think will be seen!

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how to see things you wouldn't believe

Do you think you could see something that would change your whole life? And could that thing, or rather person, been standing right next to you the whole…

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The Cost of Kindness

In a cruel world, when should we be kind? And if we understand how, would humankind be able to rid the world of evil? The 2023 release of Trigun…

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The Soul of a Story

How do we deal with “products of their time,” stories we love, with their problematic elements that can teach us the wrong message, even when we just want…

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The Ethics of Sacrifice

Are the systems of ethics we know and love spelling the end of humankind under our noses? Madoka Magica is a Gen Urobuchi anime with a shoujo, magical girl…

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why we're together, but alone

Together, but alone. Is this common feeling a pessimistic creation of mankind? Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most popular anime of all time, a 90’s classic from…

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don’t live each day like your last

Live each day as if it was your last; an excuse, like any other, *not* to live true. There are many common statements saying something like “live like you’re…

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Evangelion's Insane "Psychology" Explained

Neon Genesis Evangelion and Sigmund Freud. Two controvertail topics at once, what could go wrong? Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most popular anime of all time,…

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the father in the caves (The Survivalist)

A dark cave, a lonely hum, and the end of the world. What can it teach us? The Father in the Caves, also known as the survivalists logs or…

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A Great Anime You Don’t Know | Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Are you looking for a new anime to watch? Nothing in the 2023 releases doing it for you? Well, what about a "hidden gem" recommendation, an unknown great…

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the fear of love

Love. One of the things in this world most worthy of fear. Capable of building worlds up and destroying them in the same exact breath. Why some live,…

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The Harsh Truths of "Care"

“It’s because I care about you.” Is this common statement love, or manipulation? Arcane’s aired season is a great animated show (based on the League of Legends video game,…

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Becoming What we Hate

One day, years after declaring your ideals and sticking staunch to them, you look back and realize how far off the path you are, how much you've changed,…

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Unknown Great Anime | Planetes

Are you looking for a new anime to watch? Nothing in the 2023 releases doing it for you? Well, what about a "hidden gem" recommendation, an unknown great…

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The Insane "Psychology" of Anime

From Evangelion to Akira, Lain to Ghost in the Shell; what do all your favorite 90’s anime have in common? Two “psychologists:” Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Yes,…

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Akira is Wrong. Here’s Why

One of the greatest anime movies of all time… is wrong? Or is Akira simply overrated trash? Akira is an all time classic movie, a must watch for any…

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success is a myth

Our whole lives, we’re told “work hard and you’ll succeed.” But this is just a myth. Success is deadly. The idea of having a villain arc is thrown around…

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30 Years of Anime in 13 Minutes

Anime is one of the most bright and vibrant art forms out there, often being quite wild and wacky. While animation allows it to tell some of the…

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The Power of Trust

The Promised Neverland is an anime that discusses the idea of trust through its main characters, Emma, Norman, Ray, and Isabella. Here’s a whole video essay analyzing The…

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Anime & History | Fabiola | Black Lagoon

An anime video essay analyzing Fabiola from Black Lagoon, and her ties to the history of Venezuela and Capoeira. Black Lagoon, the 2006 anime from Hiroe’s manga by the…

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Technogenesis | Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell is one of the most prolific anime movies of all time, influencing anything from future cyberpunk anime, to the Matrix. At its core is…

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why are we human? | Cyberpunk Anime

Cyberpunk, an offshoot of science fiction, or sci-fi, is often defined by a few core aspects; cyberization, dystopian settings, adapted technology, and a general "style over substance vibe"…

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"Heroes" are a Lie

Metal Gear Solid (MGS) is one of the most loved video games of all time, written and directed by Hideo Kojima, and tells the story of Solid Snake;…

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why humanity should die

The human race should end... The extinction of the human race is one of the most grim narratives. From disease to otherworldly invaders, humans have imagined what it would…

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The Best Sacrifices in Anime

The death of a beloved character is one of the fastest ways to draw emotion from a viewer, especially in great anime series. We build bonds with them,…

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