anime: Blade of the Immortal

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2017


On Missing Out And Yet Not Missing Out 
How to stay honest and review what sincerely interests you, when there's so much out there that clamors for your attention
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'Blade Of The Immortal': But That's The Way I Like It, Baby, I Don't Want To Live Forever 
With the first of the three-in-one reissues of Hiroaki Samura's epic fantasy about a nigh-unkillable assassin, there's never been a better time to rediscover one of manga's high points
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2016


Is This The Real Life, Or Is This Just Fantasy? 
Live-action adaptations of anime are arriving at a head-turning pace. Is that great news for fans, or a portent for a flood of mediocre cash-grabs to come?
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The Long And Winding Review 
Covering an ongoing series can become an exercise in minutiae or futility. Here's the strategy I chose to keep my involvement active without also having it eat me alive
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2015


Let's Film This: 'Blade of the Immortal' 
In which we ponder a live-action adaptation (in Japan, that is) of Hiroaki Samura's long-running classic manga -- a project that could be both cheap and relatively feasible
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