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ESSAY: Is Filler Really That Bad? A Simple Inquiry Into the Nature of Time

October 06, 2020 10:00am CDT
I swear that this article appeared in the original manga

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Imo, it all depends on the nature of the filler itself.

I’m gonna be controversial here, and say I didn’t mind the bount arc in Bleach. While lackluster, the story did feel like it could have been part of the manga.

Then we have a whole nother tangent. The first season of To Love Ru is over half filler, but most of it is perfectly fine, as it does capture the mangas energy very well.

Mid-season recaps however. I can’t stand them. It’s a 12 episode show, and sometimes as early as episode 4, you get an episode telling you what has happened in the series so far. Like do they not want you to watch the first half of the show? I know it’s a necessary evil, but that doesn’t mean I can like it.

Anime Shows Its Power in List of 100 Influential Animation Sequences

October 06, 2020 5:24pm CDT
Read about and watch some of the highlights all the way through to today

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Bōkyaku Battery Event Anime Reveals Staff, Visual

posted on 2020-10-08 04:36 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
MAPPA produces baseball anime short streaming on Saturday


MAPPA Animates Jump Special Anime Festa OVA Boukyaku Battery

October 08, 2020 3:06am CDT
The OVA premieres at the virtual event this weekend

FEATURE: Happy 10th Anniversary To Every Anime Opening Ever Made (The Video)

October 09, 2020 12:00pm CDT
Let’s celebrate one of the classic anime community videos from ten years ago!

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ROUND-UP: The News In Anime 10/05/2020-10/09/2020

October 09, 2020 5:00pm CDT
It’s merch time!

Utena’s Kunihiko Ikuhara Is Working Now on His Next Work

posted on 2020-10-10 09:59 EDT by Alex Mateo
Ikuhara directed Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sarazanmai anime

ANNual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2020

October 10, 2020

10 anime with compelling female characters to enjoy


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Masaya Hokazono’s Kichikujima Manga Gets Kaoru no Taisetsu na Mono Short Anime Spinoff

posted on 2020-10-12 07:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff anime premieres on November 18, puts horror manga’s characters in slice-of-life situations

ANN Survey - Choose Your Daily Streaming Reviews: Fall 2020



Teikoku Databank: Anime Industry Growth Slowed in 2019 to 11-Year Low

posted on 2020-10-14 10:03 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime productions decreased for 2nd consecutive year, down from 2017 peak

FEATURE: Unmasked! Rating the Best and Worst Masks in Anime

October 14, 2020 10:00am CDT
Don’t take this at face value

Your Fall 2020 Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule

posted on 2020-10-14 16:00 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Your Favorite English Voice Actors Want You to Vote!

October 14, 2020 6:00pm CDT
SungWon Cho, Stephanie Sheh, and more come together to urge you to vote


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ROUND-UP: The News In Anime 10/11/2020-10/16/2020

October 16, 2020 5:30pm CDT
Let’s dig into some anime news!

10 new fall anime series that our Japanese reporter recommends you watch

High school girls, sleepy princesses, and outlaws — this fall is bursting with creative anime.

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Can confirm that at least half of those series are guaranteed full watches :grin::+1:

Sleepy princess FTW!

(At least she’s getting sleep lol)

Alice Gear Aegis Game Gets Original Video Anime in Summer 2021

posted on 2020-10-19 10:46 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Smartphone 3D shooter launched in January 2018