Monthly Archives: April 2013

Marvel Character Highlight #13: Silver Samurai

Name: Kenuichio Harada Affiliation: HYDRA, Big Hero Six, Viper, Mandrill, Yashida Clan Special abilities: Silver Samurai has the ability to generate a tachyon field through himself, though he can project the energy through anything he chooses. Frequently, he chooses a … Continue reading

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Property review: Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai Funimation Entertainment, 2007 Afro Samurai is a concerto of high-quality hack and slash There were never that many black samurai in history. Save for their fictional counterparts, let’s just say diversity wasn’t the thing in ancient Japan. But … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Tenjho Tenge Vol. 1

Don’t miss a great fighter anime in Tenjho Tenge Welcome back, readers, to another edition of Otaku Corner. I know that most of you wanted to get back to the battle between Ryuzaki and Light in “Death Note,” but in … Continue reading

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Top 5 on The Strip: Asian superheroes

Psylocke Betsy Braddock wasn’t born Japanese. No, that didn’t happen until she switched bodies with Kwannon, a Japanese assassin. Braddock’s original body was compromised by the Legacy Virus, and Kwannon died. The six-armed mutant Spiral the cause of the mind … Continue reading

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Strip Talk #14: My love of anime began with comics

Many a time, my origins as a comic book nerd has come up in this column. And it’s no surprise, given that I spend a lot of time researching my favorite franchises and characters as well as playing various video … Continue reading

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Anime Lounge #04: Junjou Romantica 1

Series: Junjou Romantica Episodes: 1-12 Premise: Junjou Romantica is broken up into three storylines: Romantica, Egoist and Terrorist. Romantica is the story of main couple Misaki Takahashi and Akihiko Usami, who are brought together by Misaki’s older brother, Takahiro, so … Continue reading

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