Secret House of Anime: Shonen

Shonen is one of the most popular and expansive genres of anime. Dating back to the works of Osamu Tezuka, Shonen has traditionally largely been targeted at boys but has been enjoyed of people of all ages and genders. Usually focusing on action, the power of friendship, and known more…

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The Secret House of Anime: The Movies of Hayao Miyazaki

It’s impossible to talk about anime movies without talking about the influence of Hayao Miyazaki. Often noted as the one of the most important anime creators in Japan and as the co-founder of the major studio, Studio Ghibli; Miyazaki has had an enormous impact in Japan with his varied and…

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Who Done it? (It Was Probably the Butler)

Murder mysteries are classic, the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and many more have had the reader trying to deduce “Who done it?” up to the last pages, trying to piece together all the clues before the final reveal. Games like Clue, Mafia, and Jury Box continued…

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The secret house of anime-Magical Girl Series

The magical girl genre is an extremely important and popular genre of Anime. Starting with the shows like Sally the Witch (1966) and Himitsu no Akko-chan (1962), the magical girl genre continues to this day to be one of the most influential and widely used genre’s. Involving young or teenage…

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The secret house of anime-The Essential Directors and Creators March 2018 Part 2: The Series

Shinichirô Watanabe: Known for his eclectic and varied style Watanabe has had a huge influence in Japan and United States. His works include an emphasis on music and are directed around a musical theme. He also often has a flexible story style, and frequently uses American pop culture within his…

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The secret house of anime-The Essential Directors and Creators March 2018 Part 1: The Movies

Introduction Japanese animation which is known as anime is an amazing thing. No other form of animation contains such a diverse variety of genre and themes. With years of watching anime I have found that there is literally an anime movie or series that can appeal to anybody. Anime though…

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Nami’s Review Corner February 2018!

Manga: Those of you who found Valentine’s Day discouraging, like to call it singles awareness day, and/or want an empowering shojo story will find a lot to relate with in the series Skip Beat. Skip Beat is a manga (Japanese comic) series focuses on finding yourself, following your dreams, and…

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Sci-Fi Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Be warned, spoilers are ahead! I’ll be talking about some plot points of Scythe as well as Thunderhead in this review, especially after the break. I just finished Thunderhead, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman, and it certainly delivers. If you’re not familiar,…

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