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Otaku Corner: Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 2

Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 2 tackles war, death Editor’s note: Contains descriptions of drug use, suicide, use of children as war combatants and abuse involving medical treatment. I previously reviewed Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt, a Gundam story that takes place at … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Tokyo Tribes Vol 3

Tokyo Tribes Vol. 3 looks at dynamics of gang life Previously, I reviewed Santa Inoue’s Tokyo Tribes, an experiment mixing hip-hop with manga. Volume 3 is here and to be honest, this volume is a collision course of fathers concerned … Continue reading

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Anime Lounge: Ruroni Kenshin Ep. 1-12

Series: Ruroni Kenshin Episodes: 1-12 Premise: A mysterious samurai assassin – the Hitokiri Battousai – stumbles into the dojo of Kaoru Kamiya as a wandering swordsman in need of a place to stay. He defeats another swordsman claiming to be … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Death Note Vol. 11

The light at the end of the Death Note tunnel is clear Light, Light, Light. I keep finding more reasons for confining Mr. Yagami to a high-level mental health facility than having him in ANY level of employment in public … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 1

Gundam side story delves deeper in the mecha ethos “Only the dead know the end of war.” — Plato As many of our readers know of my love for the Gundam series, I have mentioned the series’ legendary mark on … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Tokyo Tribes Vol. 2

Tokyo prepares for all-out gang warfare in Tribes Volume 2 In a previous Otaku Corner column, I reviewed the first volume of the manga series “Tokyo Tribes.” Tokyo Tribes is the first manga series I’ve read that perfectly combines Japanese … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Death Note Vol. 9

Death Note wrapping up in its usual suspense-filled way Scholarly. Resourceful. If I had to describe Light Yagami, I would use these words to characterize him as well as to say that I could see him becoming a future minister … 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 … 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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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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