Kyoto Animation's Usage Of A Composed Score Shines Brightly In Their Latest Anime Tsurune

Kyoto Animation's Usage Of A Composed Score Shines Brightly In Their Latest Anime Tsurune

Kyoto Animation are known for their brilliant work in animation, but the way they are able to utilize the original soundtrack of a production is also one of their strong points. Case in point, a less than three minute scene from Tsurune that captures the feeling of relief and adulation, but quickly becomes one of heartbreak and dread. How are they able to pull off that quick and sudden change so swiftly? Click through to learn more!

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A Trip to Tokyo Is What Truly Defines Love Live! Sunshine!!

A Trip to Tokyo Is What Truly Defines Love Live! Sunshine!!

A simple trip to Tokyo is at first seen as a big opportunity for Aqours, but becomes the biggest turning point of Love Live! Sunshine!!. How are Aqours able to come back from the brink of failure and how were they set up to fail from the beginning? Clickthrough to see why this arc is where the series really kicks off.

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The End of HANEBADO!: Ayano Hanesaki's New Badminton

The End of HANEBADO!: Ayano Hanesaki's New Badminton

Ayano Hanesaki has been through the ringer during her journey in HANEBADO!, but how does her journey end? Does the match with Nagisa end up helping or hurting her in the long run? Will she finally break free of her mother’s chains or does the show fumble that encounter? Clickthrough to see exactly what I thought about how HANEBADO! wraps up.

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The All Stars of the K-ON! English Dub

The All Stars of the K-ON! English Dub

The debate between subs and dubs will rage on until we are long gone. In reality, it is an absolutely silly fight as you should watch which version you are more comfortable with and will enjoy better. When I decided to get back into anime in 2013, one show I constantly saw gifs of on Tumblr was of the 2009-2010 series, K-ON!. For whatever reason, I decided upon the Sentai Filmworks English dub of the series (not to be confused with the other English dub that preceded Sentai) and breezed through both seasons and the movie. The performances of the cast are good on their own and accentuated the show for me in many ways. Looking at the cast of the dub today, it is clear that the K-ON! dub should be viewed as an all-star cast and perhaps one of the best dubs of the 2010s.

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The 50 Year Legacy, The Fun, and The Intensity of Tiger Mask W

Professional wrestling is at times bad, amazing, fun, ridiculous, or intense. Within this year alone, there have been all time classic matches in multiple organizations, an empty arena match inside the Tokyo Dome, and the tragic loss of Daryl the cat. Yet, with everything that has happened in wrestling over the past year, my favorite thing has been a wrestling anime of all things. Tiger Mask W hit the airwaves in October of 2016 as a sequel to the original Tiger Mask series.

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From Baby Steps to the Pinnacle of Sports Anime

When I booted up Yakuza 5 for the first time earlier this week, I expected features that were already widely known. Being able to go into a Club Sega and play Virtua Fighter 2 was one that the game features unlike most other open-world games in the genre. It is also a sad commentary that this might be the last time we see a Virtua Fighter game in a Sega release ever, but that’s a different story for another time. One fact of Yakuza 5 that I certainly wasn’t expecting was it for to have the licenses for numerous popular magazines in Japan. Immediately I was drawn to seeing Weekly Famitsu, the popular video game magazine that was once notorious for the strict reviews it gave games. Another magazine that caught my eye, especially its cover, was of Weekly Shonen Magazine. On the in-game cover is a big feature on Fairy Tail, but in the corner I spied what looked like Baby Steps’ Eiichiro and Natsu. 

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Does It Hold Up?: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

For most franchises, going back to the origin can have dire consequences. Usually, this can be seen as a cash grab or an attempt to catch fan nostalgia. When Gundam decided to go back to the events of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, it might have seemed like an odd choice especially coming off of Gundam Wing

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