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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Review Pompo Hills needs a hero and Seth, sorcerer-in-training, can be that hero. He is an infected—one who has survived an encounter with a Nemesis, a great beast which has fallen from the sky—and so is capable of wielding magic in protection of those around him. Too bad he’s better at destroying everything and making…

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Seeing how anime comes from a different culture than most audiences reading this article, I think it’s important as consumers for us to recognize some of the words and phrases that crop up while we watch (or read) our favorite series. People who have been indoctrinated into the world of manga and anime for a…

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Review From MAPPA, a studio with a short history in the industry, comes the Arabian Nights-esque political fantasy, Shoukoku no Altair. Based on the manga of the same name, Shoukoku no Altair (henceforth, SnA) takes some of the vibes you’d get from Magi and brings them down to earth. The word “Altair” supposedly means a “record of battles,” and…

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Review I recently wrote a review on Studio Trigger‘s Kill La Kill, which I branded “utterly insane.” From the context, you’ll notice I meant this in a positive way. I am now going to resurrect that phrase, but with the exact opposite connotation. Clockwork Planet, insofar as the first episode, is almost objectively unappealing. With mechanical precision, it…

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