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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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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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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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Anime Lounge #12: Special A

Series: Spe­cial A Episodes: 1 to 12 Premise: A group of extra­or­di­nar­ily tal­ented stu­dents are iso­lated in their school. The group is com­prised of the top seven stu­dents from each class at Hakusenkan: Kei Tak­ishima, Hikari Hana­zono, Jun and Megumi Yamamoto, Tadashi … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Tenjho Tenge Vol. 2

Ten­jho Tenge heats up in sec­ond vol­ume of action Wel­come back to another install­ment of Otaku Cor­ner. This time, we’re going back to school, which means we’re enrolling again at the renowned Todo Acad­emy where stu­dents learn the three basics: … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #22: No fat-shaming allowed of any kind

Let’s be real for a moment: I am what you would call a fat girl. I’ve been fairly over­weight for a large por­tion of my adult life. It’s noth­ing I don’t already know and it’s noth­ing that I haven’t tried … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: The All-New Tenchi Muyo Vol. 5

Tenchi Vol. 5 pro­vides enjoy­able escapades Tenchi, Tenchi, Tenchi. As a college-aged otaku, I remem­ber when Tenchi and com­pany graced Car­toon Network’s air­waves in 2000 when I had my first expe­ri­ence with harem anime, a kind of com­pro­mise that gave … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #11: Cowboy Bebop

Series: Cow­boy Bebop Episodes: 1 to 13 Premise: A bounty hunter crew fea­tur­ing a for­mer syn­di­cate mem­ber, Spike Spiegel; a con artist, Faye Valen­tine; a retired police detec­tive who pilots a ship named Bebop, Jet Black; a genius child hacker, … Con­tinue read­ing

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