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Pixar, Disney, and Final Fantasy are All in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Now there has actually supposedly been a rumor going around about Marvel and Star Wars being in Kingdom Hearts 3 – but actually reading the quote it says fuck all to that effect. I bring this up as it’s relevant to the discussion I am about to pose, and despite their bullshit claim I find it very hard to point to actual evidence that could include Star Wars in the Kingdom Hearts universe other than people’s recent boner over lightsaber redesigns that make folks want a key shaped lightsaber. Since that’s a load of hogwash let’s keep my journalistic integrity intact and move on.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Rainbow and A Call For Non-Fiction

I doubt anyone who’s reading this or even who’s been watching current anime for the past 3 years can recall the title Rainbow. If you think you know the name you likely associate it with some sparkly bubbly throwaway anime, but it’s very much not that. Rainbow is a dark seinen about a group of men imprisoned and then adjusting to life outside of the slammer. It’s like anime’s response to Shawshank Redemption but instead of running to Mexico, there’s boxing.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Steins;Gate and The Joy of Insanity but Tempered With Consequences

I’ve made it clear on this column before on my love for Space Dandy. This is part because it’s a genuinely surreal/dadaist experience and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Other animes though throw in these sort of crazy elements, and then for the most part they are ignored, or have no point other than ‘lol aren’t we random’.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Akame Ga Kill! and Anime Should be About Telling Stories

I had a recent discussion with a person when the topic of my anime watching habits came up (that they’re terrible, I should be ashamed, and disgraced.) and this person wanted to know if I was watching and enjoyed Akame Ga Kill! The answer is of course – no. The reason why is because in an effort to describe it I resorted to calling it trashy – like a soap opera/reality show/other garbage television.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Sanzoku no Musume Ronja and The Life and Times of Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki has been the Michael Jordon of anime production in that he’s announced retirement a few times, and then has kept coming back. However he’d recently announced that most likely he’ll be making anime until he no longer can. A fact that filled many (even me) with profound hope and joy. I however also had a twinge of sadness.

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Dead Space 3 Was the Build-up to the Best Dead Space Ever

I’ve long had a fascination and enjoyment from Dead Space. I recall playing the first Dead Space in pitch black night, dealing with random door slams from our own faulty door, friends jerks making noises, and one time a laundry room acting up. However I as many gamers were disappointed with the series third outing – Dead Space 3. I was content to let it be the lackluster finale to a series I had loved so much.

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