The Disastrous Life of Saiki K Perfectly Captures the Agony of Wanting to Be Left Alone

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Comics, shows, and films about people blessed with incredible gifts almost invariably end up telling stories about how understanding the balance between power and responsibility is what keeps them human despite the overly-dramatic lives they lead. Shūichi Asō’s The Disastrous Life of Saiki K dabbles in that space…

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This Stylish Cowboy Bebop Fan Film Kicks Ass

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Cowboy Bebop is one of the best animes of all time, and it’s all about mood. There’s a sheen of style, a slick jazzy vibe, that runs through the whole thing that makes it work. The only way to adapt Cowboy Bebop is to get that tone right, and this fan film nails it.

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The Your Name Remake Will Be Americanized, According to Its Screenwriter

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Ever since that whole Ghost in the Shell live-action debacle, audiences have been wary of how the J.J. Abrams-produced Your Name remake would adapt its source material. Would the live-action film stay close to Makoto Shinkai’s original film, or would it do the thing that most American anime adaptations do and, well,…

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A Skeletal Anime Star Is Teaching Me a Lot About the Japanese Comics Industry

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One of my favorite new anime this season isn’t full of explosive action or high drama. It’s not even the one about high school archery. It’s about a skeleton named Honda who sells books. As well as being hilarious, he offers some fascinating insight into the world of selling comics in Japan.

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