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2003 Anime: Last Exile

Last Exile is a big classic adventure anime featuring a heavy steampunk aesthetic and dodgy early 00’s Gonzo CGI. It tells the story of Klaus and Lavie, two pilots of little messenger aircraft-type things called Vanships. They take over a mission to deliver a little girl called Alvis to a renegade sky ship called the […]

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Looking for recommendations for 2004 anime

As I did with 2001, 2002, and 2003, I’m looking for recommendations for what anime to watch from 2004. Wikipedia’s list is probably the easiest to browse. Same rules copy-pasting from last time. Don’t recommend anything too long (so no Sgt. Frog). Don’t recommend any sequels (so no Bible Black New Testament Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig). Don’t go […]

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2003 Anime: Wolf’s Rain

It used to be the case that if you wanted to start a fight in an anime clubroom, all you had to do was stand up and proclaim “Wolf’s Rain is pretentious” and watch the chaos unfold. Fandom has since moved on. Now they get fights about whether Madoka Magica is a deconstruction or not. […]

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2003 Anime: Gungrave

I saw the first episode of Gungrave a few years ago and thought it was shit. However a number of people told me that the first episode is not representative of the rest of the series at all and that IT GETS BETTER I SWEAR!!! For the most part they were right, you really are […]

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2003 Anime – Mr. Stain on Junk Alley

From the creator of Popee the Performer was all I needed to know about Mr. Stain on Junk Alley to give it a shot. The more time passes, the more I realise how truly original, inspired and deeply traumatising Popee was. Mr. Stain has a lot of the same stylistic choices. It’s entirely CG animated […]

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2003 Anime: Kino’s Journey

My shorthand way of describing Kino’s Journey is that it’s Aesop’s Fables the Anime. The characters do not act like real humans, nor do their dialogue and actions seem like those of normal humans. That is because it is not a story about people. It’s a story about society. It’s about democracy and religion and […]

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2003 anime: Summer in Andalusia

I got a kick out of seeing this dude. That’s actually a real life guy who follows cycling races in Europe, mostly the Tour de France. His name is Didi Senft, a crazy old French inventor who dresses up as a devil and drives around in a yellow van painting tridents on the course in front […]

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Looking for recommendations for 2003 anime

My little manga break is over. I’d say it was a fairly big success because I came out thinking that maybe manga is not so bad after all, unlike my stint with visual novels. I’ll still be checking out some of the other manga recommended to me and possibly review them. I’m slowly making my […]

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