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Neon Genesis Evangelion November Spotlight

Neon Genesis Evangelion November Spotlight
Neon Genesis EvangelionFor November we celebrate an internationally known classic: Neon Genesis Evangelion, a mecha anime television series produced by Studio Gainax. The story takes place fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm, where a teenage boy Shinji Ikari is recruited by his father to join ...
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Anime and Manga in France

Anime and Manga in France
In recent years, anime has become a staple of the global pop culture. Whether it’s the long term arc-based storytelling, visually-spectacular fight scenes, frustratingly-adorable creatures, or the introduction of giant robots and magical girls, anime has certainly captured the world’s ...
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Historical Elements in Rurouni Kenshin

Historical Elements in Rurouni Kenshin
One of the cornerstones of 1990s anime and responsible for bringing a new generation into the medium, Rurouni Kenshin is definitely a series worth talking about. It is legendary for appealing to audiences beyond the usual age and gender barriers, and is quite possibly the most famous historical ...
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Japanese Folklore – Yokai: The Kitsune and the Tanuki

Japanese Folklore – Yokai: The Kitsune and the Tanuki
Shapeshifting magical animals are a staple of folklore of cultures around the world, and Japan is no different. As two of the most iconic and well-known yōkai, the kitsune and the tanuki hold an important place in Japanese culture, and today we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at these two ...
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The Anime Industry - Demographic Groups

The Anime Industry - Demographic Groups
This is the second of a two-part series, where we cover the basics of the anime and manga industry. The first part covered manga magazines, and you can find it here! In this part, we’ll cover the basic demographic groups prevalent in the industry. Though there are various different minor and ...
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The Anime Industry - Manga Magazines

The Anime Industry - Manga Magazines
Anime. If you’re reading this then clearly you have some sort of interest in this wonderful medium. While you may have seen many different anime series, you might not be totally aware of how the industry works. In this two-part series we’ll talk about two major characteristics of the anime ...
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Arsène Lupin and Phantom Thieves

Arsène Lupin and Phantom Thieves
When you hear the words ‘master thief’ in modern Japanese media, you will most likely think of Lupin III. Star of countless manga, anime, and film series, Lupin is the definite trendsetter of the various master thieves you see in other anime series, accompanied by his equally iconic supporting ...
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Creator Highlights: Ikki Kajiwara

Creator Highlights: Ikki Kajiwara
Welcome back to the series where we put some of anime and manga’s most notable creators under the spotlight. Last time we covered one of Japan’s most prolific horror writers, so today we’re going to take a closer look at an undisputed master of another genre: sports.We all know anime have ...
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Japanese Folklore - An Introduction to Yokai

Japanese Folklore - An Introduction to Yokai
Welcome to the first part of a series of articles where we take a look at some of the well-known pieces of folklore from Japanese culture, and how they have influenced our favourite anime. In this installment, we’ll be taking a brief look at Japan’s indigenous supernatural creatures: yōkai. A ...
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Exploring Jazz in Anime

Exploring Jazz in Anime
Anime may seem like an unlikely contributor to the jazz scene. However, the inclusion of jazz in multiple series and features tells a different narrative. Particularly in its relation to the sci-fi genre, there is a notable connection between anime and its use of jazz both as soundtrack and ...
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