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1 hr ago | Sun-Star

Maglana: You say Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno; I say criminality...

IT COULD very well just be part of the post-final exam syndrome, but watching the first installment of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno got me thinking about criminality and lawlessness in societies transitioning from say, colonialism to post-colonialism, or from armed conflicts to stability.

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6 hrs ago | Kotaku

This is the World's First "Live Anime"

You've seen live sporting events and live concerts. Now Japan brings you the world's first "live anime," Minarai Diva .

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6 hrs ago | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

Tim's Toons: In praise of the long-dead Osamu Tezuka

"Personally, I'm opposed to capping wins or even nominations, even if seeing Modern Family win year after year drives me up the walls.

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9 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

"Les Mis," "Pride and Prejudice," manga-style

Captain Comics: A manga 'Les Mis'? UDON can take a bow By Andrew A. Smith McClatchy-Tribune News Service If anyone needs evidence that comics can tell any kind of story, adaptations of two Western literary classics by UDON should put the subject to rest.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Examiner.com

'Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment' review: Sheep in wolf's clothing

Sword Art Online : Hollow Fragment is ingenious. Based off the popular Sword Art Online anime , where players trapped inside a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game must struggle to survive -- because if they die in the game, they die in real life -- Hollow Fragment is a simple experience masked in an intricate format.

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Los Angeles Times

'A Letter to Momo' delivers quirky comedy, realistic despair

Movie review: Hiroyuki Okiura's 'A Letter to Momo' is a quirky tale of a despairing girl and the spirit world "A Letter to Momo" does things its own way.

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PC World

Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

It's half the size of the Statue of Liberty, has flashing eyes and steam rising from its body as it towers over puny humans by Tokyo Bay.

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Trend Hunter Magazine

Feline Hot Dog Stamps - Turn Your Wieners into Hello Kitty Cat...

It was recently announced by the Hello Kitty creator that the beloved Hello Kitty cat actually isn't a cat at all, but instead a little girl.

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The Escapist

Ghibli Co-Founder Calls Evangelion Director the Next Industry Leader

Hideaki Anno, director of Neon Genesis Evangelion , could be one of the next anime industry leaders following Hayao Miyazaki's retirement.

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The Memphis Flyer

TV Watch: Doctor Who

Doctor Who is now entering its 51st year. The BBC sci-fi TV show is older than Harry Potter , Star Wars , and Star Trek .

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The Escapist

ADHD Says Goodbye to Studio Ghibli

It's still a bit unclear what's actually happening at Japan's Studio Ghibli. It was reported a month ago that the anime powerhouse would be shutting down in the wake of the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki, but it was subsequently "clarified" that the company is only planning to stop production temporarily to restructure - though it's still not clear ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Technabob.com

Naruto Track Jacket Is Now Shippuden

Anime fans will immediately recognize this jacket. It's orange, black, and is embellished with the iconic Uzumaki Clan symbol from Naruto: Shippuden.

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ABC News

Colourful characters invade Adelaide to celebrate International Cosplay Day

Around 300 superheroes, anime stars, video game villains and costumed characters will invade Adelaide's Elder Park this Saturday to celebrate the global craze of cosplay.

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Crow

Deadline approaching to claim early-bird tickets for 2014 Royston Arts Festival

Tickets at a lower price for the festival, which is being run by Creative Royston, will be available until this Sunday, August 31. Creative Royston chairman Graham Palmer said: "As in the past we have attempted to make events and activities as diverse as possible in the hope that there will be something for everyone."

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IamExpat

Camera Japan Festival 2014 | October 02 - October 12, Other

Camera Japan returns to film theatres and performance venues in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam to present snippets of Japanese culture through cinema, lectures and culinary delights! Japan has an extremely rich and varied film culture that often goes overlooked in the West.

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LA Weekly

Road to Ninja - Naruto the Movie

Hayato Date's anime Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie is the ninth feature film spun off from the Naruto manga and television series, yet it's surprisingly accessible for newcomers.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Orlando Weekly

Netflix original anime, 'Knights of Sidonia,' embraces humanity in the space-pocalypse

In an unexpected turn of events, it looks like Netflix is jumping on the anime boat with its first original Japan-based effort, Knights of Sidonia.

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SciFi Japan

Paranormal Action Comedy Blood Lad on Limited Edition Blu-ray and DVD

An Otaku Vampire Obsessed With the Human World Falls for a Pretty Girl That Becomes a Ghost Source: VIZ Media , MediaLab press releases Official Site: bloodlad.jp Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, gives fans and viewers the opportunity to add BLOOD ... (more)

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Crosscut.com

'The Mikado's' yellowface through the eyes of my Asian daughter

Guest Opinion: What my adopted daughter's experience performing in "The Mikado" taught me about white guilt, musical theater and cultural appropriation.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Musical Theater, Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Family, Kids, Life, Hobbies

SciFi Japan

Bluefin Bandai Tamashii Nations February/March 2015 Web Exclusives

Bandai Figures and Collectibles to be Sold in Japan and America Source: Bluefin Corp. Bandai Tamashii Nations Official Site: tamashii.jp Special Thanks to Xavier Lim Distributor Bluefin Corp. has provided product specs and high-res photos for upcoming limited edition figures and collectibles available in Japan and parts of Asia only through the ... (more)

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