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TWO AVERAGE   FILMS: “THE BOY” (2016) and “THE FOREST” (2016)—AND MORE EBOOKS! 

TWO AVERAGE   FILMS: “THE BOY” (2016) and “THE FOREST” (2016)—AND MORE EBOOKS! 

Ebooks and more ebooks! Cheap and plentiful; Steve finds them for you! Oh, and Steve reviews two so-so "horror flicks" that should have been better. But that's what the film industry seems to be offering this week! Read More »

April Nostalgia for the Land of the Rising Sun

April Nostalgia for the Land of the Rising Sun

Morgana explores the wide-ranging consequences of watching anime. Cue the Vapors. Read More »

Yoshihiro Togashi and Growth As A Creator

Yoshihiro Togashi and Growth As A Creator

A look at Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi in comparison with his other major manga-turned-anime, Yu Yu Hakusho Read More »

An Homage To Feminine Male Characters (And The Women Who Voice Them)

An Homage To Feminine Male Characters (And The Women Who Voice Them)

It has long been a fascination that the shonen manga industry has allowed male characters who are not typically masculine to be interesting, complex, and relatable characters, as well as allowing women to take on the roles of young men. Read More »

Thank You, Hayao Miyazaki

Thank You, Hayao Miyazaki

As we grow older, we are forced to accept the fact that those people who helped to form our childhood are also getting older. We are made to understand that being influential does not make one immortal, at least not in a literal sense. And so, thou... Read More »

Why Hollywood Needs to Stay Out of Anime (At Least For Now)

Why Hollywood Needs to Stay Out of Anime (At Least For Now)

Media apologists everywhere would have you believe that Hollywood only runs the way that it does because of this concept called "marketability." We could never have Asian-American headliners in an Akira movie because we don't have enough big-name As... Read More »

Where (Comic Book) Art Meets Philosophy: A 1000 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists Review

Where (Comic Book) Art Meets Philosophy: A 1000 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists Review

A review of the art book: 1,100 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists Read More »

A Year With Amazing Stories: My Anime Blogiversary!

A Year With Amazing Stories: My Anime Blogiversary!

Morgana Santilli reflects on a year of posts and blogging. Happy Blogiversary! Read More »

Is the Anime Renaissance Upon Us?

Is the Anime Renaissance Upon Us?

An examination of the world of anime in its current state and with its current offerings. Read More »

Living With the Nazis

Living With the Nazis

With its haunting portrayal of the unthinkable, Fatherland sired (ha ha...) the alternate history sub-genre one might call: "What if ... the Nazis won?" Read More »

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