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Joffery Baratheon: The Villain We Loved to Hate

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The best villains draw viewers in with their charisma, enticing audiences by sheer force of will to sympathize with their villainous plans. Icons such as the Joker, Loki, Doc Ock and half the cast of Game of Thrones possess legions of fans because people want to see them do bad things with conviction. People can only watch their hero of ...

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Anime review: Accel World


Accel World is an anime set in a futuristic Japan where virtual reality has been heavily integrated with the real world. The show’s unlikely hero, Haruyuki, who considers himself a loser and gets bullied at school, takes pride and finds strength in his skill at video games. However, when the “princess” of his school takes an interest in him, everything ...

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Dan’s Top 5: How I Met Your Mother


Now that How I Met Your Mother wrapped up its impressive 9-season run last Monday night, there is a rather large void in the Monday night viewing lineup. Now, you could dive into one of the new or returning shows that are still on the air to fill the void, but it’s just not the same. You need that daily ...

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Brynhildr in the Darkness


Writer of Elfen Lied, Lynn Okamoto seems to have done it again in his new anime, Brynhildr in the Darkness. Originally a manga airing in Weekly Young Jump – a magazine for a mature male audience typically focusing on violence, women, and gambling – in 2012 it is still running. Its first anime episode aired this month. Brynhildr in the ...

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Anime review: Witch Craft Works


When Witch Craft Works first started airing this season, I wrote a first reaction article about it in which I said “while I don’t think it will be a truly brilliant show, it does seem to be shaping up as entertaining and a little quirky” – which now, at the end of its 12-episode run seems entirely fitting. Witch Craft ...

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Anime review: Air (Movie)


Air – the movie – is a condensed version of the anime, although it apparently released in the middle of the anime’s running during 2005. It tells the story of Misuzu and Yukito, who meet by chance in the summer and end up spending a lot of time together. Sounds like a fairly cheerful story but – spoiler alert – ...

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Enough Already, Tom Cruise


Tom Cruise’s new movie “Edge of Tomorrow” is an adaptation of a military sci-fi light novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka called “All You Need is Kill”. His light novel is pretty sweet if you just like action and cursing. The main character, Keiji Kiriya  is a new recruit – let me restate that – NEW recruit in the United Defense Force. ...

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