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The Cute Girl Collection

This week we explore the many facets of cute girls in anime starting with the most blatant use of it in Kantai Collection.  This is a show that reimagines warships into moe girls and then have them do cute things.  In contrast, Junketsu no Maria is a show that happens to have some cute girls, but their […]

Parasytes in April

It’s the start of a new season of anime which means that another new set of shows have ended their run.  We’ll run down some of the best and most talked about shows in the line up of recently finished anime.  Up first are two shows that were nothing but quality throughout their respective runs. […]

A Classic and a Wanna Be

This week we have for you a rare treat from Studio Ghibli called The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.  It has only recently seen wide release in the West, so if you have a chance to watch it, don’t miss out.  On the other end of the spectrum is a show not even I knew existed called Engage […]

Terror in Virtual Reality

Today we have two anime that have stirred up the anime community for two very different reasons.  The first is the ever popular Sword Art Online II which basically is an adolescent power fantasy that is just on the cusp of compelling but slips off because it just can’t stop making the protagonist look superhuman.  […]

Welcome to a New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! To continue our tradition of bringing light to the latest and greatest, have compiled for you our 2014: A Year in Review.  Though the year seemed tepid at first glance, there were some hard cuts that needed to be made once we got down to the actual details.  The opinions seem […]

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