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The itunes $0. 99 movie of the week: ‘ghost in the shell’

The iTunes $0.99 Movie of the Week: ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99. I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard-earned dollar. This week, the line between human and machine becomes all but indistinguishable in Ghost in the Shell. Everyone…

Is youtube helping or hurting anime?

Is YouTube Helping or Hurting Anime?

When YouTube was first getting popular, I remember joking with my brother that anything you needed to watch was on YouTube. Whenever someone did something amazing in the world it’s up on YouTube in what seems like a matter of seconds for the whole world to enjoy. The internet has come a long way in…

Japanese anime creator hayao miyazaki out of retirement one last time

Japanese Anime Creator Hayao Miyazaki out of Retirement One Last Time

An amazing holiday gift was given to Studio Ghibli fans this month as the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announced that he is coming out of retirement once again to bring the world another one of his feature-length anime films by 2020. Hayao Miyazaki is famous for many films, such as his more popular ones, Princess…

‘beyblade burst’ coming to disney xd in december

‘Beyblade Burst’ Coming to Disney XD in December

Beyblade has been around for quite a few years now and has captivated the hearts and minds of boys and girls across the globe. Beyblade took the classic tops, resembling that of the Jewish dreidel, and made them into a fierce battling mechanism that exists in and out of the virtual world. Opponents spar against…

Your name: anime about body-swapping teenagers is breaking records

Your Name: Anime about Body-Swapping Teenagers is Breaking Records

Your Name, a Japanese animated film originally titled Kimi no Na wa, is quickly breaking records other major anime have set. The only other animators to come close in popularity is Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The creator of the film, Makoto Shinkai, has been dubbed Miyazaki’s successor. Your Name is now the ninth-highest grossing Japanese film, and the…

Iron-blooded orphans: the darkest gundam yet?

Iron-Blooded Orphans: The Darkest Gundam Yet?

Gundam is one of the longest running anime series in history, beginning in Japan in 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam. Now, almost forty years later, Iron-Blooded Orphans is one if its latest iterations. The first season reached its conclusion in the fall of 2015 and Toonami began airing an english-dubbed version back in June. The…

Anime godzilla? ‘crayon shin-chan’ episode to feature godzilla

Anime Godzilla? ‘Crayon Shin-Chan’ Episode to Feature Godzilla

Godzilla is one of the most famous monsters in the history of cinema. He has starred in numerous films that have displayed his ability to wreak havoc on cities and the small and helpless people that inhabit them. There has also been times that Godzilla has been in the corner of the people and has…

Top 5 nerdy conventions to attend this summer

Top 5 Nerdy Conventions to Attend This Summer

Don’t miss out on these top 5 geeky conventions. It’s summer time, which means no excuses. It’s time to get out there and show your fandom for some of the geekiest conventions coming up. NatsuCon 7/22/16-7/24/16 ‘Natsu’ means summer in Japanese and ‘Con’ of course, means convention. This Saint Louis metro-area based anime convention has…

Sword art online: anime you need to watch

Sword Art Online: Anime You NEED to Watch

Every gamer dreams of becoming a character in one of their favorite games. This dream becomes a reality for Kirito in Sword Art Online. On November 6, 2022, ten thousand players get trapped in the new virtual Mass Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) called Sword Art Online. As many gamers know, if you are killed…

Katawa shoujo: the 4chan dating sim

Katawa Shoujo: The 4Chan Dating Sim

When I first heard that 4Chan had released a video game, I expected something raunchy, vile, discriminatory and generally, highly offensive. To my surprise, the game wasn’t what I expected. Katawa Shoujo has its ups and downs just like any other game. It goes to show that not everyone on the website is part of…

Top five anime from 2015 to watch in the new year

Top Five Anime From 2015 to Watch in the New Year

2015 proved to be a very packed and overwhelming year for anime viewers. With around 200 titles this year, it gives us all the more reason to look ahead to an optimistic 2016 with old anime titles such as Berserk and D. Gray Man returning, among a plethora of exciting new shows. To celebrate the…

Anime worth watching: ‘inu x boku ss’

Anime Worth Watching: ‘Inu x Boku SS’

What viewers look for first when watching an anime is a good storyline. Then comes good graphics and amazing voice acting. But what would probably be the least interesting would be a relatable plot. After all, we aren’t watching anime because we’re interested in how it relates to what’s going on in our own lives, are…

Sound! Euphonium: bringing back the band geeks!

Sound! Euphonium: Bringing Back the Band Geeks!

If any of you have had the opportunity to play an instrument in your school band, then you know all about the frustrations and pressure to perform as well as the rewards to be reaped in the end. Sound! Euphonium captures the everyday essence of band class as well as the difficulty to master an…