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Kamisama Kiss: The Complete Series

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  When Nanami Momozono’s father skips town, their house is seized to pay off his gambling debts. Nanami is alone, broke, and about to spend her first night on the streets—but everything changes when she helps a man who is afraid of a…

Space Dandy, Season 1

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  Good times are ahead with Shinichiro Watanabe at the helm. The director of the critically-acclaimed Cowboy Bebop returns with a series that is the antithesis of that musically-infused sci-fi noir action drama. Space Dandy is raucous and nonsensical, nonlinear and absurd, unhesitatingly…

Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 1-5

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  Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z is as popular now as it was in 1986, and I’d like to think FUNimation’s numerous rereleases have something to do with its continued success. From the early Pioneer dubs to the truncated Dragon Ball…

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sets 1-3

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  Produced in the mid-nineties and based on the manga of the same name, Revolutionary Girl Utena is usually considered a “Magical Girl” anime series. The series even shares its director, Kunihiko Ikuhara, with the iconic Sailor Moon—but the similarities end…

Future Diary, Part 1 and 2

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  If given the power to see through time, what would you do? Help mankind advance civilization, or exploit it for personal gain? Or perhaps you’d use it to compete in a battle royale wherein the victor will become the new god of…

Wolf Children

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  Wolf Children is a beautiful film about the struggles of a mother raising two kids by herself. Stories about single mothers are not new, but what distinguishes this movie from the rest are the children who have inherited the ability…

Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar

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Forget everything you know about the Tenchi Muyo universe! Well, almost everything. Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar ditches everything relating to Tenchi and his gang of interstellar beauties in favor of a whole new cast of colorful characters and personalities.…

Emma: A Victorian Romance, season 1

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Attention all anime-loving teachers and librarians! Are you tired of fielding complaints from concerned citizens about the library peddling filth and smut disguised as wholesome comic books to unwitting children? Do you grow weary having to explain to angry parents…

Persona 4:The Animation, Vol. 2

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The mystery surrounding the Midnight Channel continues in volume two of Persona 4: The Animation. The action picks up immediately after Yu Narukami and his friends from Yasogami High School traveled inside the TV world to track down and capture…