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Anime Secrets Photo Suite @ Louisianime 2014!!

Anime Secrets Photo Suite @ Louisianime 2014!!

In less than two weeks, AnimeSecrets.org will be hosting and operating a Photo Suite at Louisianime 2014 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Professional photographs will be taken by Rogue Pixels Photography for anyone with a valid Louisianime 2014 pass, and prints will be sold on-site.

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Brynhildr in the Darkness: Episode 05-07 Review

Brynhildr in the Darkness: Episode 05-07 Review

I have to say, I think Brynhildr in the Darkness is smoothing out the hiccups I encountered previously this season. The characters have established themselves, and the plot is finally rolling.

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Baby Steps: Episode 05-07 Review

Baby Steps: Episode 05-07 Review

Eiichiro's first tournament is here, and he's matched against the fifth seed! He may not realistically stand a chance, but he's not going to go down without a fight, or without gleaning copious amounts of new information. After the tournament is over, he must determine what to do with what he has learned, both in competition and in practice.

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Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 08-10 Review

Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 08-10 Review

Ten episodes in, and things for Ressha Sentai ToQger are starting to feel stagnant. Nothing really significant has occurred so far, other than new Support Ressha acquisitions (extra zords, for those unfamiliar) and some character development. The plot has remained more or less stationary since the start of the series. Despite this, I've been enjoying this sentai series a lot.

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One Week Friends: Episode 05-07 Review

One Week Friends: Episode 05-07 Review

In short, episodes five through seven introduce the audience to a new core friend named Saki Yamagishi, to Fujimiya’s mother (and the story behind Fujimiya’s memory problem), and finally to Hase craving some alone time with Fujimiya and freaking out about summer vacation.

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Nanana’s Buried Treasure: Episode 02-04 Review

Nanana’s Buried Treasure: Episode 02-04 Review

The self-proclaimed "master detective" Tensai Ikkyu and her maidservant, Daruku, enter the island school, hot on the trail of the treasure stolen at the end of episode one. They cross paths with Juugo Yama, their suspect, and the trio joins the school's Adventure Club, tasked with hunting down Nanana's lost cache.

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La Corda d’Oro: Blue Sky: Episode 02-04 Review

La Corda d’Oro: Blue Sky: Episode 02-04 Review

Lots of new characters are introduced between episodes two and four, but their introductions help further the plot. Primarily, we meet many of Seisou Academy's rivals from other schools that are competing in the ensemble competition, including members from Amane High School and Shiseikan High School.

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The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 2

The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 2

It's also easy to say we should thank the male fans who bought Dragonball Z fifteen times over and buy the premium boob-shaped box sets of harem series, but I don't believe they were enough on their own to stem the tide of the industry's downturn, and they certainly weren't the only viable sustaining customers in the companies' minds. And this holds true both for North America AND Japan.

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The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 1

The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 1

2014 has been an immensely landmark year for the North American anime industry, particularly as of May 16th, when Viz announced the streaming and home video rights to Sailor Moon. To get a better glimpse of how and why this is a big deal, we need to take a look at where we were a decade ago.

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Kamigami no Asobi Episode 02-04 Review

Kamigami no Asobi Episode 02-04 Review

Mostly I find myself constantly amused by how far into tropes and caricatures the characters get. They could play everything straight, and with Apollo they get dangerously close to doing so, but then Hades will physically back away quickly if anyone gets too close to him, everyone strips at the beach to flowery backgrounds and borders, and Zeus changes the seasons at the snap of his fingers. We literally go from spring to summer to fall in one episode. Everything's so ridiculous and over the top that you can't help but laugh.

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