Review Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, besides being a ridiculously long title, is a spin-off series of light novels written by Keiichi Sigsawa. Sigsawa as opposed to series creator, Reki Kawahara, though Kawahara supervises production. Why this particular spin-off, which features its own cast of characters completely separate from the main series, received…

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Producer: Seven Arcs Director: Akiyuki Shinbo Writer: Masaki Tsuzuki Starring: Christina Vee, Jennifer Alyx, Marianne Miller, Lauren Landa Distributor: Geneon Entertainment Genre: Magical Girl Rating: PG-13 First released in 2004, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha has become a well-known name among magical girl aficionados. Like most shows of this genre, the series follows a young girl…

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Producer: Studio Gokumi Director: Seiji Kishi Writer: Makoto Uezu Starring: Xanthe Huynh, Erika Harlacher, Erica Mendez, Brianna Knickerbocker, Sarah Anne Williams Distributors: Ponycan USA Genre: Magical Girl Rating: PG-13 What would you do if one day your whole reality was turned upside down? This is the story of the Hero Club–a group of middle school…

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Producer: J.C.Staff Director: Sakurabi Katsushi Writer: Fumihiko Takayama Starring: Ohwada Hiomi & Oosuka Akio Distributors: Funimation Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Seinen Rating: PG-13 Winner of the Japan Media Arts Festival’s New Face Award for manga, Alice & Zouroku began its serialization in 2012 and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, as its anime adaptation testifies. In…

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Producer: J.C.Staff Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki Writers: Michiko Itou Starring: Yukari Tamura, Mamoko Noto, Rie Kugimiya, Saori Sakura, Nobuyuki Hiyama Distributors: J.C.Staff Genre: Magical Girl Rating: PG-13 Anything can be an inspiration for anime: light novels, manga, video games, card games, spinning tops… slot machines? Yes, slot machines. Believe it or not, that is the origin…

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