Category Archive: ANIME AND MANGA

Mangamania: Kamen Rider Spirits

Welcome back to Mangamania and it’s time for Mangamania’s contribution to the 45th anniversary of Kamen Rider with my review of Kamen Rider Spirits, a manga series based off the Showa Era of Kamen Rider, starring every single Showa Era Kamen Rider before Kamen Rider Black. It’s a manga that honors the Showa Era of Kamen Rider in a way that many Heisei Era Writers, like Shoji Yonemura of the Kamen Rider Taisen Films, failed to do. It’s a series that is dark, yet hopeful. New, yet familiar. A series about Heroes that come to the aid of the people in their time of need. A legacy of Masked Heroes. They are the Kamen Riders. Here we talk about my second favorite Manga series of all time.

Anime Kenkai: Fan-Exploitation and Me

Good day class, today is going to be our lecture day and unfortunately I’ve chosen a bit of a heavy topic for us to start with. It’s the meaning of “Fan Service” or more what it should be called “Fan Exploitation”. I know, I know, this is something everyone has an opinion on and everyone wants to discuss what to do and what not to do, but please pay attention to what I have to say. It’s one more opinion for you to hear and to think on and the faster we go over this, the sooner we can move on to something a little more light-hearted for us. So get comfortable and lets get this over with.

Tokyo Transmission : Final Cut – Myriad Colours Phantom World

Greetings! It’s Winter my fellow readers! It’s finally Winter! If you couldn’t tell, Winter has always been my favourite season, and it’s finally decided to roll around and consider getting colder, because franky it could try harder. Enough about Winter though, welcome back once again as I sit down and decode some of these Tokyo Transmissions straight from Japan! This week I finished off Myriad Colours Phantom World and…well…I guess you’ll have to read it. Wrap up and get some hot chocolate, let’s get right into it.

Tokyo Transmission : First Impressions – Myriad Colours Phantom World

Welcome back once again as we look into the world of Myriad Colours Phantom World. I heard good things about this fairly new anime, and with the season recently completing I thought it was a good time as any to see what the fuss is about. In this world of false perceptions and hidden phantoms, we examine exactly what’s going on in the first episode as I decode this latest Tokyo Transmission. So let’s open our eyes and see what we can

Anime Kentō: The Big O

Alright class, let’s take a look into the archives a bit here. Nothing too dramatic though, let’s move forward from the originals like Astro Boy, maybe further past the Gundam, and little more over to when Anime started to make it’s way to the West…Ah here. Here is a good spot, this one is a particular favorite and with good reason. Everyone pay close attention, this will be on your next quiz. Now, how many of you have heard the tale of The Big O?

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