Author Archives: Digibro

Guilty Crown 2: Holland of the Rebellion ~Psalms of Anemone~

Guilty Crown episode two—sure is Eureka Seven and Code Geass in here, amirite? Do you even need to watch Code Geass episode two anymore after this? (Answer below.) No one’s surprised that this show is a lot like Code Geass. … Continue reading

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.hack//QUANTUM is the Gundam Unicorn of its Franchise

I freely admit that I’m a failure as a fanboy. I’m not the type of person who’d watch every part of a franchise just because it’s part of that franchise. As such, it’s hard for me to make a statement … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Himura Kenshin

[SPOILERS FOR RUROUNII KENSHIN TSUIOKUHEN AND SEISOUHEN] A new Rurouni Kenshin project has been announced to debut next year—which makes this a great time to reflect on the life and death of the Hitokiri Battousai. Rurouni Kenshin was a wildly … Continue reading

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The Many Ways Avatar: the Last Airbender Remembers Love For Anime

There’s a good reason that many people mistake Avatar: the Last Airbender for an anime, and it’s not just the stylized character designs and facial expressions (though those are a big part of it). In the last ten years, a number of Western cartoons have emerged that emulate those aspects of anime, but more often than not, they ultimately have more in common with other Western cartoons than Japanese ones. That isn’t true of Avatar—the series shows its influences proudly, and without a doubt, those influences are mostly anime. Continue reading

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Another Violent 70s Robot Cartoon For Your Enjoyment: Shinzou Ningen Casshan

If you regularly watch and appreciate 70s anime, then I recommend Casshan without question. I’m not ordinarily able to handle 70s anime, but this might already be my favorite. As for those who haven’t tried to watch any anime of this era, this might be a good place to start. Continue reading

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