Highschool of the Dead Cover Photo

There are a number of different things that can separate anime fans in their enjoyment of the medium; sub or dub, manga or anime or the go-to for any DBZ fanatic – Can they beat Goku? However, one thing that certainly divides the community is the inclusion of excessive fan service. Though the name would

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Every generation has a movie or TV show that collectively traumatized it. Whether it was Tommy Lee Wallace’s It adaptation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Cory in The House, we keep close to our hearts the fear these pieces of cinematic art inspired in us. Manga and anime are not an exception of this phenomenon.

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Persona 3 Featured Image

  Atlus’s Persona series is a critically acclaimed video game franchise which depicts a group of high-school students battling creatures known as Shadows by using “Personas.” Personas in this context are a combination of Pokemon and Harry Potter’s Patronus, manifestations of the psyche which possess special abilities, taking inspiration from Jungian psychology and Tarot cards. The

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Minky Momo Anime Curse

Before the likes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica instilled dark elements into the ‘Mahou Shoujo‘ (magical girl) genre, there came an anime called Magical Princess Minky Momo. While presenting an overall cuteness factor that could account for 95% of the show, there lies that leftover 5% which can be linked to the notorious Japanese curse

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yandere

Sometimes love makes you crazy, and sometimes makes you want to stab someone right in the middle of their chest. Just as the Japanese term defines it, a “yandere” is a mix between being lovesick and insane in equal parts. This juxtaposition usually leads to abnormal behavior, violence, and, in some cases, mess with the

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In 2015, someone posted on 4chan asking a simple question: “What’s the most ***** up thing you have seen on the Deep Web?” Skipping all the explanations why this question exudes naivety and inaccuracy on all things ‘Deep Web’, one reply stood out. Someone allegedly said to have seen something that really messed them up.

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Anime opening and ending songs are often the presentations for whatever show you want to watch for the first time. They try to convey the tone and themes that the story will explore in the best way possible. However, some creators are sneaky and like to sucker punch their viewers by making them believe their

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Japan and the West have a long history of fruitful cultural exchange, which has birthed some of the most iconic media franchises. Star Wars, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and The Matrix are all the result of these two societies being inspired by one another. There are, however, cases where a piece of media has had

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Body Horror Anime of the 80s & 90s Cover Photo

When it comes to horror subgenres, body horror is, by far, the most impressive visually – the loss of body autonomy in the most horrendous in an intimate way. As such, this element is incredibly strenuous to effectively pull off in live-action cinema, usually requiring both a large budget and tremendously skilled special effects teams

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Happy Sugar Life is an incredibly unique viewing experience. At first, it’s easy to write it off as merely a Higurashi copy: yet another cute, slice of life story hiding the contrasting extreme content and violence. While it contains those things, there is much more to it. While many series of this type exist as

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