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Eureka 7 (2005)

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Like most otaku, I lie awake at night and come up with my perfect anime series. During the late nineties it was Neon Genesis Evangelion as done by Studio Ghibli. Two things caused me to recently revise my dream team: Miyazaki hadn’t returned my calls in close to ten years and Full Metal Alchemist turned up on the scene with its perfect mix of action, character and cerebelum-rattling, ‘good guys on the bad guys’ team’. Disturbingly then Eureka 7 almost … (read more)

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Read or Die (2001)

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Just goes to show, never judge a book by its cover.

I’m looking at the cover of Read or Die and I’m thinking “Oh God. Cute girl. Big eyes. There’s gonna be panties in this isn’t there.” I’m not thinking this DVD is going to be a quality piece of work, with a strong cast who don’t need their integrity compromised by overly-gratuitous exposure of their smalls in order to maintain interest. I’m similarly not thinking this is going to … (read more)

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