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Old-School Anime Lives (and Dies) Again at Netflix

Maybe you’ve heard them whispered about in hushed tones, part of some diatribe about the way things used to be: the anime OVA, for “original video animation.” OVAs can be (and have been) just about anything, from cyberpunk action to horror-tinged porn to historical epic. We associate them with a…

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 17: Baki

merritt and Eric are joined by Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House to discuss Baki, the hyper-violent 2018 martial arts anime that teaches us how important constantly fucking is to becoming the world’s greatest martial artist. Oh, and don’t believe those urban legends about global nitroglycerin synchronicity. Never happened! You…

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BAKI is “Guys Being Dudes”: The Anime

Editor’s Note: This piece was written collaboratively by Eric McAdams and Thomas Loughney. “I want to taste defeat.”  This is the mantra spoken by five death row inmates at the beginning of Netflix’s BAKI, the second anime adaptation of Keisuke Itagaki’s manga Baki the Grappler. Instead of retreading the origins…

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