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Berserk 2016 Uncensored: Jan 2018 US Blu Ray Release, Better Animation

I’m a sucker for Kentarou Miura’s Berserk and its epic bloody battles in a dark fantasy setting. Back in 2016, a new Berserk anime series debuted, marking the series’ return to animated form. One of the main criticisms leveled at the modern release was the heavy use of CG in the animation, a point I’ve […]

Netflix's Death Note Movie Review - Everything is Just a Little Bit Off

Netflix’s Death Note Movie Review – Everything is Just a Little Bit Off

Death NOT Warning: Spoilers to Follow Warner Brother’s adaptation of a Japanese manga, Death Note, follows more closely along to its source material than I expected. They keep all the awkward names and it’s littered with references left and right. At the same time, the 2017 adaptation comes off as inconsistent in various ways, such […]

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Bad CG Animation, But Still a Good Story – Review: Berserk (2016) Season 1

There may not be an objective best manga of all time, but if I had to pick one then Berserk would be at the top of my list. In many ways, I feel Berserk is underappreciated and flies somewhat under the radar due to its hyper-violent dark fantasy world, long lead times between releases, and […]

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Does Ghost in the Shell Require an Asian Lead? A Roundtable Discussion

If you haven’t heard, Ghost in the Shell–a classic anime–is now in theaters in a re-imagined American adaptation. The movie had a disappointing opening weekend with a take of only $19 million, behind Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Not the best news for a movie with a $110 million budget. One possible reason is the […]