**As the title implies, this post speaks towards suicide—how we consume it in media, how it functions culturally, how it affects personal experience. If this is a sensitive topic for you, be mindful of continuing.** High school was the first time suicide directly impacted my life. A minor friend of a few years had convinced…

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2017 may have been one of the worst years in recent decades for box office earnings, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t a few gems along the way. Reflecting on the movies we’ve seen this year, a few of us in GUG’s movie department have decided to share our top 10 picks, along with…

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Distributor: Eleven Arts Director: Naoko Yamada Writers: Reko Yoshida, Yoshitoki Oima (manga), Kiyoshi Shigematsu (original author), Amanda Winn Lee (English translation), Clark Cheng (English translation) Starring: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki Genre: Drama, Romance Rating: Not Rate (for comparative purposes, it was rated 12A in the UK, M in Australia, and PG in Singapore)…

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If you haven’t yet, you should go check out the first and second installments of this series, which cover the roots of manga, anime, and some of the names that helped generate the medium’s earliest waves of influence. (Do me the favor of listening to the above video/song while you proceed through the rest of this…

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