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Review: Bakuman volumes 14-15
In volume 14 Bakuman. has blundered further into what always has been nefarious territory for the underdog shounen sports ilk: what happens if the protagonist in the question is no longer an underdog? Bakuman. has so far handled the duo's rivals well, with ...
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Anime break: From the New World
Watching From the New
World is a bit like watching my twelve-year-old cousin argue: He’s talking
about completely inane things gathered haphazardly from the stuff he’s seen on
TV, neither he nor I have any idea where this is all going, and he expects to
be ...
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Skinnydipping in Anime: Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea
Let’s get it out of the way that Detective Conan: Private
Eye in the Distant Sea fails as a
mystery, fails at telling a satisfactory, cohesive story, and badly needs some
subtlety—any subtlety! All of which are side effects, I suppose, of being a fan
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Yuri Detour: Futari Dake
Futari Dake is my
favorite type of manga for all that it is not a typical manga, and I’m not even
talking about the dark-and-edgy bullshit. For one, Futari Dake is technically a doujinshi; for another, Futari Dake is
a thirty-page one-shot. Compact, quiet, ...
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