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Otaku MMA Fighter Roxanne Modafferi

A veteran MMA fighter who has stepped into the cage about 30 times already, Roxanne Modafferi is not of Asian descent, but aside from studying multiple styles of Asian martial arts, she is fluent in Japanese, lived in Japan for … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Hamatora

Similar to X-men or Heroes, in the world of the Japanese anime Hamatora, there are some individuals called Minimum Holders that are born with special abilities. The skills range from electricity manipulation to healing to extreme analytical skills. They train … Continue reading

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Anime Review: The Irregular at Magic High School

Tatsuya and his sister Shiba enter into the Private Magic University Affiliated High School where they will train to utilize and maximize their magic powers using technological enhancements and tools. Upon entrance, though, they have to take an examination that … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Sunrise (Part 20C of 24)

I’m more of a night owl than a morning person, but there are definitely things in this world worth getting up before dawn for, and the Alishan Sunrise experience would have to be one of those. We were pretty bummed … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Fairy Tail

Another shonen (boy’s) series, Fairy Tail is action packed with a lot of competition, camaraderie, and tragedy. A young wizard named Lucy joins this guild called Fairy Tail, and the story revolves around the trials and tribulations she and her … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Hunter X Hunter

Hunter x Hunter is totally a shonen (stereotypically boy’s) anime. The story primarily revolves around two young boys who want to become Hunters, a sort of strong arm professional, highly skilled mercenary. There are a lot of characters that come … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Space Pirate Captain Harlock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCea94LRtPY This one is a movie remake of an old Anime series. The story is pretty interesting, set in a time when humanity has colonized most of the galaxy, but with resources drained, the species is in decline. Many look … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Appleseed XIII

I actually was trying to get my hands on the new Appleseed Alpha movie, which looks amazing, but I accidentally bought this. I thought it wasn’t a big deal, since I really enjoy the Appleseed franchise, so I started to … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘A Letter to Momo’ (2011)

A Letter to Momo (Momo e no Tegami) (2011) Japanese subtitled version: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Toshiyuki Nishida, Koichi Yamadera. English dubbed version: Amanda Pace, Stephanie Sheh, Fred Tatasciore, Dana Snyder. Directed and written by Hiroyuki Okiura. Twelve-year-old Momo has recently … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Fate Xero

The Holy Grail chooses 7 Mages it deems worthy of fighting for its power, and in this battle to the death, the mages are able to summon Servants, historic heroes like King Arthur, Alexander the Great, and Gilgamesh. The last … Continue reading

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Anime Review: My Little Monster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcigAiYTnbY My mom hates love stories and prefers horror or historical films over a romance any day. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of love dramas, because most of them just get too convoluted and the characters often become … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Silver Spoon

The creator of the wildly popular manga and anime Full Metal Alchemist, author Hiromu Arakawa, recently released a new highly anticipated series called Silver Spoon. It could not be more different from his previous successful anime. Full Metal Alchemist is … Continue reading

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