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Strip Talk #24: Get ready for the deluge of comic book movies

The del­uge of comic book movies these days is like heaven-sent mana for a geek like myself. The sheer vol­ume alone is over­whelm­ing, and the major­ity of them hap­pen to be good. I will prop­erly con­fess that I wasn’t antic­i­pat­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #14: Death Note

Series: Death Note Episodes: 1 to 6 Premise: A young man named Light Yagami is bored and incred­i­bly gifted men­tally. He’s look­ing for things to do out­side of hack­ing the national police data­base and is prepar­ing to go to law school for … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Things wrong with the Super Mario Bros. movie

1. Their names aren’t Mario and Luigi Mario Accord­ing to the author­i­ta­tive guide to all things Mario – MushroomKingdom.net – the script called for the Mario Bros. to have a last name. The char­ac­ters were never given names in the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Death Note Vol. 8

L con­tin­ues to inspire jus­tice in Death Note Vol­ume 8 Four years after his death, the world’s great­est detec­tive L con­tin­ues to chal­lenge Light Yagami in the most intense  game of cat and mouse via his suc­ces­sors. Will L and com­pany … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Super Mario Bros. Super Show & The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Mario impresses in car­toon form Super Mario Bros. Super Show Vol. 1 When you’re able to have a live-action show and you’re a house­hold name through­out the world, you can afford to do what­ever you want and take what­ever licenses you want … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #23: Animated Mario has wins, losses over the years

Car­toons, to me, fall in the same sphere as anime and comic books. If you tell a good story, I don’t care what medium you choose to tell it in. If it hap­pens to be about some­thing I love, chances … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #13: Free!

Series: Free! Episodes: 1 to 12 Premise: Three friends — Haruka, Nag­isa and Makoto — decide to begin a swim club after a fourth in their group, Rin, reap­pears in their lives after liv­ing abroad and rejects their offer to swim … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Cosplay is not Consent

Say it loud and proud: Cos­play is not Con­sent I’m divert­ing from the nor­mal course of review­ing the lat­est in anime and manga for a new seg­ment called “the otaku tent.” I’ll give my thoughts on issues that not only … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Best X-Men arcs

1. God Loves, Man Kills The mutant strug­gle against one of the X-Men’s most human pro­tag­o­nists is a tragic tale of self hate and big­otry. It’s eas­ily one of the most sor­row­ful tales of the lengths homosapi­ens will go to in … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Burning anime questions

1. Big O What was the event that caused the amne­sia 40 years before? It’s hinted that an event caused every­one in Par­a­digm City to lose their mem­o­ries. Every so often the city resets itself, but it’s also explained that a … Con­tinue read­ing

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