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January 30, 2017

Elfen Lied review

Elfen Lied is an R-rated complete 13 episode supernatural horror seinen anime, based on a manga of the same name created by Lynn Okamoto in 2002, directed by Mamoru Kanbe produced by studio Arms in 2004 and broadcasted in the summer of the same year.

 

From the very first second we’re confronted with mild nudity and excessive violence, as a captured girl in some sort of high security laboratory breaks out, wreaking havoc on her way without touching anything, harvesting metal and flesh without distinction.

With only some bandages that barely cover her and a helmet that covers he head, she gruesomely kills her way out of the facility, getting stricken on her [...]

 
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January 23, 2017

Battle Royale manga review

Battle Royale is a survival horror seinen of 15 volumes written by Koushun Takami and illustrated by Masayuki Tagushi in 1999, published by Young Champion Magazine in 2000.

The manga is an adaptation of a novel of the same name and author, it made such a success that it spawned a live-action movie with the same name.

 

In a post-cold war martial-law Japan where authority is strict with its rule, the japanese government created a death game show in a way to show off its power and tenacity to the world.

The game show called “The Program” consists of choosing a random school each year, choosing within it a random class that is afterwards dropped in a [...]

 
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January 2, 2017

Gantz Manga Review

Gantz is a Seinen manga written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku published by Young Jump from 2000 to 2013. It  contains a total of 383 chapters divided in 38 volumes, and  is categorized as a Sci-Fi, Psychological, Thriller, Horror and Ecchi manga. It mad  such a hit that it got an anime adaptation of the same name, two live action movie adaptations (Gantz 1 and Gantz 2: Perfect Answer), a CGI movie adaptation (Gantz: O) and a spinoff manga of a gender bend alternate universe Kurono Kei named Kurona Kei (Gantz: G).

The story begins after the death of two students, hit by a Tokyo subway, both Kurono Kei and Kato Masaru find themselves afterwards inside a locked room in [...]

 
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December 15, 2016

Hito Hutari Futari Review

In the last 2 months, news of earthquakes hitting Japan spread a lot in the media, and it led me to remember the earthquakes that hit Japan in 2011 and the Fukushima power plant incident. Today I bring you another gem by Tsutumo Takahahsi; Hito Hitori Futari that is pretty much related to this matter, which was released in 2011.

It’s a political drama that tells the story of  Riyon Fuji who later became, after her death, the spiritual guardian of the Japanese prime  minister Souichirou Kasuga.  The prime minister gained weird abilities that enabled him to see and talk with his spirit guardian.

What I loved about this manga in particular is the uniqueness [...]

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