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  • Fun With Names: Ryuugamine Mikado (竜ヶ峰帝人)

    Fun With Names, Episode 1: Ryuugamine Mikado from Durarara!!

    Durarara!!
    Welcome to the first ever Fun With Names, where we will be exploring the hidden messages layered into the names of characters and series, starting off with the protagonist of Durarara!!, a dialogue-heavy, supernatural adventure featuring intense gang warfare in Tokyo's Ikebukuro District.
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS WILL REQUIRE HEAVY SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK
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  • Fun With Names

    Much of the debate within the anime community surrounds the question, "Subbed or Dubbed?". Most people who don't live in Japan owe their initial exposure to the medium through dubbing, dubbing is the reason why anime has grown in popularity globally. Ah, but as an anime fan and as a polyglot, I can tell you that many issues with story inconsistencies can simply be traced back to things being lost in translation. To be honest, I'm completely pretentious and watch all my anime in Japanese because I think Japanese sounds better than English (it does), but as someone who speaks a little bit of Japanese, things do get dicey with direct translation and of course, lost nuances in the interactions between characters.
     

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  • Blackish & The Carmichael Show: Why The Carmichael Show is Better

    ABC’s Blackish (2014 – present) started off promising as the quintessential family show which addresses and sheds light on relevant issues in which race, gender and sex relations take place. The series, about an upper class black family who try to unravel their cultural and social identity in White America, has received critical acclaim and gone on to win multiple awards.

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  • Film Movement: Entering Mzansi-Neorealism.

    A few months back I wrote a (tiny) article about “Kasi Film Movement”, where I basically stated why eKasi: Our Stories and Lokshin Bioscope are two platforms that launched films that would go on and form South Africa’s “Kasi Film Movement”. I’m back now and this time I’ve watched a little more South African cinema and I’ve noticed something, which I think is ushering a new era in South African cinema and is probably the new phase in South African film movements.

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  • Eso Es Gay! (10 Amazing Gay Spanish Films)

    Today we’re looking at 10 fantastic LGBTQ+ themed films to come out of Latin America. Latino cinema has its ways of capturing the raw essence of human life and emotion, while showcasing rich extraordinary characters. The films are rooted in realism and more often than not they reflect the real world rather than escape it and that puts them in a league of their own design.

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  • Five Sci-Fi/Fantasy Mystery Anime Movies with Kickass Mythology

    Mythology is what has made me a fan of DC Comics from the day I had decided to take upon alternative reading, from my usual novel escapades. Since insuing on my comic book-enthusiast career, I've come across a variety of lores of monsters, gods and magic, and I have since been on a quest to find stories that carry suchlike potency and attention to detail.

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  • That's What You Get When You Let Your Heart Win (10 Movies With "Bleak" Endings)

    Okay, okay it’s been awhile since I’ve done a recommendations list of top 10 movies, so I have decided to gift you guys with this list of awesome movies with what some might call “bleak” or “unhappy” endings-ish (p.s there will be typos/grammar mistakes). I had to dig deep into my memory of films that I’ve seen in my entire 24 years of existence so that I can compile this list of movies that had characters listen to their hearts and well that didn’t end very well (and sometimes it wasn’t their hearts just circumstances).

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  • Three theme-heavy animated movies that will leave you emotionally screwed

    Traditional animation is generally kid-friendly, although Pixar often manages to push the boundaries by embeding underlying adult/explicit themes as seen in the movies Up and Wall-E, as well as the the more recent Inside Out. It's not very often that you come across animated movies that are bare bat-shit heart-rendering and grievious.

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  • Do You Trust this Computer (Documentary): What I've learnt about artificial intelligence

    "We created it, so I think as we move forward this intelligence will contain parts of us. And I think the question is, will it contain the good parts or the bad parts?"

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  • Third Lane Flows by Luke (EP Preview & Review)

    Sanele Mhlungu, going by the moniker “Luke”, is a recording artist from Pietermaritzburg, eMbali. Luke first got exposed to the music scene while taking up dancing as a hobby with a group of his friends. In 2011, one of his friends randomly asked him to write and record a “hook” for his track titled (For my Town), and that's when a rap genius was born.

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