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Review: "Is This A Zombie?" Is a Delicious Genre Stew

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Let’s be real for a moment. It’s 2013, and zombies and zombie humor have become so culturally rampant that even complaining about their over exposure is itself a bit trite and played out. So, if you’re in the “not another freakin’ zombie-related thing” camp, just leave. In fact, if you can’t handle healthy dose of […]

Review: "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" DVD Box Set: Subversively Sardonic But Egregious In English

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The last decade of anime has been dominated by one trend above all others. Moe. I could spend some lines describing what exactly that means, but I think this is easier: Moe is the opposite of character like Fujiko Mine from Lupin The 3rd and Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Instead of a strong, adult […]

Review: "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Vol. 2 LE: Die a Hero or Become a Villain

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Well, we’re now on volume 2 of fan favorite and deconstructionist magical girl anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The so-called Evangelion of magical girl series continues to shock and delight with intense revelations and fantastic character development, yet the question still lingers from volume 1: is this worth $100 a volume for it’s limited editions? […]

Review: "G.I. Joe" Series 2 Season 2 Surrenders to the Suck

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I thought that the previous season of the DiC G.I. Joe series would prepare me for what was to come in the second and last one, now available on a 3-disc set from Shout! Factory and Hasbro. However, it turns out that even my lowest expectations weren’t sufficiently low, because G.I. Joe Series 2 Season […]

Out for the Count: "Gankutsuou" Triumphant!

I always find it fascinating when a piece of art endures longer than its author intended. Conan Doyle never considered his Sherlock Holmes stories masterpieces. It was work for a periodical that took on a life of its own, so much so that when he tried to kill the detective off he was forced to […]

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