people: Netflix


2017


'Neo Yokio': Rising Below Badness
It's not good, to be sure -- but maybe being its own special kind of bad is more valuable than we think
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'Death Note' (2017): D.O.A.
This isn't 'Death Note'; it's barely Cliffs Notes
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Netflix's 'BLAME!': Killy Walk With Me
Recast into a two-hour movie, Tsutomu Nihei's metamorphic cyberpunk hellscape manga emerges all the more as a graduate of the 'Mad Max'/Man With No Name school of drifter/loner heroes
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Anime Roundup: March 24, 2017
'Ghost In The Shell''s opening scene; the first U.S. 'Death Note' trailer; 'Outlaw Star' and 'Big O' are headed back onto shelves
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'Gantz: O': Kill, Die, Repeat
'Gantz' was never long on story to begin with, and so this new adaptation, an eye-popping CGI killstravaganza, works best as pure spectacle. Would that it didn't have to, though
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2016


'A-JIN': Live, Die, Repeat
After 'Knights of Sidonia', Netflix and Polygon Pictures aim -- sucessfully -- for darker and harder-hitting territory
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2015


'Knights of Sidonia', Season 2: Once More Into The Breach, Dear Pilots
The best parts of 'Sidonia' remain its visuals and its gut-wrenching combat sequences; it's a shame its human elements aren't quite as strong
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2014


'Knights of Sidonia': For The World Is Hollow And He Has Touched The Sky
The first anime to be distributed exclusively on Netflix is dazzling and enjoyable enough to feel new, but plays it safe enough to go mainstream
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