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Kanata Kara

Kanata Kara

Noriko is just your average high school student in present day Japan when a strange explosion launches her into another world. There, in a bizarre forest populated by dangerous monsters, she meets Izark, a young man with mysterious powers who grudgingly protects her. Unable to understand the language and trapped with no way of getting home, Noriko is forced to rely on Izark as they are hunted by monsters and evil men. It's only later that she discovers she is the long foretold Awakening and the key to the resurrection of the terrible Sky Demon, which is prophesied to destroy the world.

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Gravitation

Gravitation

Shindou Shuichi is the singer and songwriter for the up-and-coming rock group Bad Luck. One day while composing lyrics for a new song, he accidentally runs into the famous author Yuki Eiri, a famous author who proceeds to reads his lyrics and then promptly tells Shuichi that he has absolutely no talent. Insulted and determined to prove him wrong, Shuichi tracks Yuki down and pushes his way into Yuki's life. However, Shuichi's insistence on changing Yuki's opinion has much more far-reaching consequences than either of them could ever expect and transforms both of their lives forever.

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Blank Slate

Blank Slate

Zen is the most notorious criminal in history. With no memory of his past, he goes through the world doing whatever he wants: killing, stealing, and leaving destruction in his wake. However, his life of absolute freedom is not so free after all - someone has been controlling his actions from the shadows, driving him into criminal behavior. Determined to find out who it is, he and an unlicensed doctor named Hakka follow the trail of his past, while the army hunts Zen down in an effort to stop his heinous crimes.

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Otakon 2008

Otakon 2008

After many years of anime and manga fandom, Otakon 2008 was my first con experience. It was suitably impressive in scale, with over 26,000 attendees wandering the halls, many in elaborate cosplay. It also boasted hundreds of different scheduled events, from anime and live action screenings to panels and workshops and concerts. There were tons of interesting things for your average diehard fan to do, but unfortunately not so much for an overly discriminating fan like myself.

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