Review Going into the 2019 winter season, there were only a handful of series I was personally excited to watch. Chiefly among these was the unconventional Shonen Jump hit, The Promised Neverland, which I’d started reading a couple years earlier. I walked in with a meteoric opinion of the series, and so did what I could to…

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Producer: Studio Bones Director: Kenji Nagasaki Writer: Yosuke Kuroda (script) &  Kōhei Horikoshi (mangaka) Starring: Justin Briner/Daiki Yamashita & Christopher Sabat/Kenta Miyake Distributor: Toho Genre: Superhero, Action Rating: PG-13 A series that really needs no introduction, My Hero Academia seemingly cannot be stopped. It is the quintessential, contemporary shonen titan which has everybody and their great-grandmothers talking about it, and not without reason. With…

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Producer: Madhouse Director: Satoshi Kon Writer: Satoshi Kon Starring: Darren Pleavin, Russel Wait, and Candice Moore Distributor: Sony Pictures & Entertainment Japan Genre: Drama, Family Rating: R The late Satoshi Kon saw no shortage of accolades in his lifetime. With only a small handful of movies and a serialization to his name, he is now branded among the ranks of anime’s greatest…

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Banana Fish is the modern rendition of a timeless manga by the same name, penned by author Akimi Yoshida. This adaptation is speared by Studio Mappa, with Hiroko Utsumi at the directorial head. The name of this series reveals little about its premise. In short, the story follows prodigious gang youth Ash Lynx, who wears the skills and…

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Producer: Madman Entertainment/Funimation Director: Kenji Nagasaki Writer: Yosuke Kuroda (screenwriter) & Kohei Horikoshi (mangaka) Starring: Justin Briner/Daiki Yamashita & Christopher Sabat/Tessho Genda Distributor: Madman Entertainment/Funimation Genre: Shonen, Superhero, Action Rating: PG-13 My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) has seen no shortage of popularity since it Texas Smash’d its way into the anime limelight back in April 2016 (read our review here).…

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