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The Monogatari Series: A (Problematic) Favorite Anime

The Monogatari Series: A (Problematic) Favorite Anime

Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for the Monogatari anime series. Anime—it can be so problematic, and yet, I love it so much! Like all forms of media, anime can be entertaining and thought-provoking, but also highly offensive. It contains its [...]

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REVIEW: Puella Magi Suzune Magica, Vol. 1

REVIEW: Puella Magi Suzune Magica, Vol. 1

A magical girl fights a monster in an alley. Just when things look dire, another magical girl with white hair saves her in the nick of time. She’s never met another magical girl, and she’s eager to be friends, especially [...]

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REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 4

REVIEW: Love at Fourteen, Vol. 4

Kanata Tanaka and Kazuki Yoshikawa are very grown-up for middle schoolers. Between Kanata’s womanly grace and Kazuki’s sophisticated manliness, the rest of Class 2-B is awed – and a little intimidated – by their maturity, seriousness, and good grades. But Kanata [...]

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REVIEW: Citrus, Vol. 3 by Saburouta

REVIEW: Citrus, Vol. 3 by Saburouta

Yuzuko Aihara, a high school girl interested in fashion and fun, is transferred to a conservative all-girls school following her mom’s sudden remarriage. On her first day of class, she manages to make enemies with the beautiful but serious Student [...]

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REVIEW: Solanin by Inio Asano

REVIEW: Solanin by Inio Asano

Isn't it better to regret things you've done than regret things you've never even tried? Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for the manga Solanin. Recently, I've been on the lookout for a short, one-shot manga with characters and a story that [...]

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REVIEW: So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 1

REVIEW: So Cute It Hurts!! Vol. 1

Twins Megumu and Mitsuru were named for historical figures, but only Megumu grew up with a taste for history -- so Mitsuru asks her to fill in at his all-boys' school to take his tests for him. They're twins, and they [...]

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