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The Best, Worst, and Skeeviest Summer Manga to Shonen Jump Into

A lot of people have been talking about the future of Shonen Jump now that big-name series like Kimetsu no Yaiba, The Promised Neverland, and Haikyuu have ended. Fortunately, it seems Shonen Jump has been stocking up for the famine. Sleeper hits like Chainsaw Man and Spy x Family are gaining momentum. And new series have…

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7 New Anime Series to Check Out This Summer

The summer season of anime is at our doorstep. In the deluge of new shows, it can be difficult for the untrained eye to separate the worthwhile from the worthless. Thankfully, you have me to do it for you. I’ve taken the liberty of picking out a few especially choice…

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Anime Voice Acting is Getting More International

As anyone who’s ever seen a “funniest Engrish compilation” on YouTube can attest, anime isn’t always great about foreign languages. Much of the time, this is for purely practical reasons — if you already have a non-English-speaking voice actor for the character in question, but you still need them to…

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Jorge Luis Borges’s New and Improved Pokémon Type System

It is a truth universally unacknowledged that Pokémon types are incomprehensible bullshit, to the degree that it would be easier to develop an entirely new system than to fix it. The taxonomy is a mess, for one. About half of them are roughly elemental — Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, and…

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Detroit Metal City Reminds Us That Fandom is for Fun

Fandom, in theory, is great. It’s a way for people to connect through common interests, share and deepen their love of something that’s important to them, and maybe even contribute to that thing through fanworks, analysis, archiving, and so on. The spread of the internet has expounded this, since now…

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There is No Them in Jordan Peele’s Us

This article contains major spoilers for Us, up to and including the final scene. Even with only two films, Jordan Peele has already made a name for himself as one of the best and brightest horror directors of our time. His much-lauded debut feature Get Out was a tight paranoia…

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Dororo is a Trans Icon

Gender non-conforming characters are quite common in anime. Ones that are actually handled well, though? That’s a little more unusual. There’s a reason transphobic slurs are flung around so freely in certain parts of anime fandom — more often than not, trans characters are used as fetish material, cheap gags,…

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Why Drakengard 3 is the Perfect Game For Troubled Times

The world of Drakengard 3 is doomed from the very start. The game is the chronological first entry in the universe of both the Drakengard and Nier series, and players of those games already knew that the future of the setting was pretty bleak. By the events of Nier, humanity…

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