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Fair warning, this will contain spoilers for the TV anime, and some spoilers for the movie itself. Nothing major, but like the anime it's difficult to talk about it without some form of spoiler.

In 2011 Studio Shaft captured lightning in a bottle with their wildly successful Madoka Magica anime series. It had a twelve episode run with a fairly conclusive ending, so few suspected that Shaft would churn out exactly what the series didn't need, that and a pair of recap movies for the series proper.

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Think of a movie sequel, and picture yourself never having seen the original. How lost would you be? read more
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Aug 30, 2015
DokiDoki! Precure (Anime) add
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Doki Doki Precure is the 10th season in the Precure, or Pretty Cure, franchise. Like all but two of the Precure seasons, it takes place in a completely separate universe and continuity from the others, allowing it to be easily picked up by viewers who have never seen another Precure season. As with most Precure seasons, Doki has a unique style to it that should be viewed as its own thing, rather than be compared to previous and future seasons.

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Our story begins with a lone warrior known as Cure Sword, gazing out at the ruins of her home, a magical realm known as read more
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Cross Ange is the very definition of exploitation. It exploits the viewers in virtually every way possible. It has an all-star voice cast, constantly bombards the viewers with the most pandering fanservice it can, all while failing to deliver any worthwhile material in its BD releases other than a Nana Mizuki concert ticket.

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The story is deceptively simple, a world where mankind has developed a magitech ability known as "Mana" that is used in their daily lives as if it were the most common thing in the world. However, there are a handful of people in the world who are incapable of using read more
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Nov 22, 2012
Fushigiboshi no☆Futagohime (Anime) add
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Fushigiboshi no Futagohime is a Magical Girl anime for those who enjoy watching a cute, funny show that doesn't take itself too seriously. Keep in mind that that Magical Girl shows are typically made with kids in mind, so if you're looking for depth and darkness, you're watching the wrong show.

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The Mysterious Star/Wonder Planet (depending on the translation, we'll go with the former) is the setting where this story takes place. It's essentially a hollow meteor with the various kingdoms, oceans and mountains lining the inner walls. Floating in the center of them all is the Sunny Kingdom, home of our protagonists. read more
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Nov 9, 2012
Okusama wa Mahou Shoujo (Anime) add
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The more Magical Girl shows I watch, the more the phrase "Don't judge a book by it's cover" rings true. In this case that is true yet again, as I honestly expected this to be some tasteless fanservice affair, and almost dropped it during the first episode because of the fanservice. Surprisingly enough that drops off the face of the Earth after the first episode, in order to pave the way for a rich story with memorable, lovable characters.

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Okusama wa Mahou Shoujo: Bewitched Agnes is the story of Tatsumi Kagura, a young man living in a town known as "Wonderland". Contrary to it's read more
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Apr 18, 2012
Otogi-jushi Akazukin (Anime) add
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Otogi-Jushi Akazukin is an anime that combines Fairy Tale motifs and Magical Girl elements into a colorful and fun adventure series. With title comes from a combination of the words "Otogibanashi" or Fairy Tale and "San Jushi" or Three Musketeers. In fact the series logo has "Fairy Musketeer" right on it, in English. Makes me think this was meant to licensed outside of Japan.

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True to it's name, Otogi-Jushi Akazukin has fairy tales as it's bread and butter. In fact there's an entire world where many Grimm fairy tales are blended into a vivid culture reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda series. Magical read more
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Apr 16, 2012
Heartcatch Precure! (Anime) add
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I was hesitant to jump into the Precure Franchise due to the large number of seasons, and how similar people said they were. I asked around for the best of all seasons. All signs pointed to Heartcatch and even now watching the very good Smile Precure, I agree that Heartcatch wins by a mile.

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The story is pretty typical for even a Precure season. A great evil was sealed away long ago and is returning to wreck it's own special brand of havoc on the world. Since Heartcatch is flower themed, this comes in the form of desolate wastelands, specifically of the desert variety. read more
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Oct 2, 2011
Nichijou (Anime) add
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If you're looking for a cutesy slice of life with exaggeratedly moe school girls doing nothing, you're watching the wrong KyoAni adaptation. Nichijou is a wild card among the slice of life genre, to the point that even the most mundane actions are filled with the kind of energy and exaggerated dialog you'd expect from a shonen action series. The simple act of keeping food from falling on the floor gets treated with the flare and drama of an intense battle.

The animation is stunning, true to KyoAni standards. Even more so than a couple of it's other works. One of the major beefs I found read more
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