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Emara: Emirates Hero art-copying masterpost

First, the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iyD2D4J7yY Now for the comparisons. To begin we have RE: Cutie Honey, and the most egregious example: the jewelry store robbery scene. Is this completely traced? Not really, but neither is that one Bleach comic that everyone … Continue reading

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Character design stuff

We all know the ‘default’ anime design; the template that’s often used to build upon and create a new design. Perhaps it’s sometimes not as simple as “change the hair and clothes and call it a day” but the basic … Continue reading

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Secret Mountain Fort Awesome

Initially I just wanted this to be a blog for Eastern stuff, mostly covering either obscure or unfairly hated Japanese animation. But then I absolutely had to branch out, because the recent Cartoon Network show “Secret Mountain Fort Awesome” fits … Continue reading

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From sheer fun to sheer disappointment – K.O. Century Beast Warriors

Released throughout 1992 to 1993, K.O. Century Beast Warriors is a little-known comedic adventure OVA series featuring animal people, Team Rocket-like villains and surprisingly charming and enjoyable comedy… throughout most of its run, at least. It’s an underrated and under-watched, … Continue reading

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Animal Treasure Island/Doubutsu Takarajima

Animal Treasure Island is a criminally underrated Toei anime film from 1971. If the “1971” part instantly made you think “no, there’s no way I’m watching this”, you might need a little backstory. For one, this is from an era … Continue reading

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Hiroyuki Imaishi Panty & Stocking manga preview

A while ago it was revealed that Hiroyuki Imaishi would be doing a new manga for Anime Style magazine.  Well, there’s now a preview up and the artwork is honestly looking very impressive and uniquely Imaishi-esque. If you look at … Continue reading

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