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2019


'Hells': Infernal Affairs 
Visually and stylistically uninhibited, but a narrative and logistical jumble, this afterlife fantasy is as divisive as it is inventive
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2018


'Kyōsōgiga': And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird? 
Buddhist lore, supernatural slapstick action, and domestic drama all combine to make this idiosyncractic instant classic
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2017


Patreon 'Kaiba': This Body Holding Me 
Masaaki Yuasa's psychedelic exploration of the mutability of bodies and memories, in the form of a child's tale, is a one-of-a-kind masterwork
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Anime Roundup: June 16, 2017 
'In This Corner Of The World' gets its first U.S trailer; Discotek blesses us with the likes of 'Kaiba' and 'HELLS'; and start saving up for the new 'Gurren Lagann' box set
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'Captain Harlock: Arcadia Of My Youth': Paradise Lost 
Leiji Matsumoto brings his mythmaking style to the origin story of his legendary space pirate, a showcase for both the best and worst instincts in the man's storytelling style
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2016


On Studio 4°C's Netflix Disappearing Act 
When an anime title vanishes from streaming services, it hurts the works of the little guys far more than the big ones -- and it's often the little guys whose work most needs preserving
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Patreon 'Night On The Galactic Railroad': We Are All Made Of Starstuff 
The animated version of Kenji Miyazawa's fable isn't just a Classics Illustrated; it finds a voice of its own with which to tell its story of eternity and afterlife
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