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Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

The Fullmetal Alchemist series has expanded impressively, from the 2001 graphic novel, to the 2003 anime series and film to the 2009 reboot of the anime, and now Kazuya Murata's film, which picks up from the middle of the second anime reboot.
Animated alchemical battles
By MADDY MYERS  |  January 20, 2012
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Photos: Anime Boston 2011

Anime Boston , winner of the Best Nerd Gathering  award in the Phoenix Best 2011, takes over the Hynes Convention Center on April 22-24, 2011.
Anime Boston | Hynes Convention Center | April 22-24, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 29, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Tokyo Kid

Meet the Mayor: Tokyo Kid


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Tokyo KidChris FerrariDo you consider yourself mayor...
By Barry Thompson  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance

In Hiddeaki Anno’s second installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion saga, the citizens of Tokyo III continue their fight against an onslaught of spectral, Dementor–cum–Eye of Sauron super-creatures called Angels.
Battling Angels and daddy issues in Tokyo III
By MICAH HAUSER  |  March 04, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Kings of Leon pooped

It's been a pretty lively year for pop music, but haven't you felt that the ultimate jam of 2010 was still elusive? Well, it's finally revealed itself: if you listen to one track this year, make it SOULJA BOY 's "Anime."
Plus ultimate 2010 jam revealed, Joe Perry wrecked, and Neil Young unplayable
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 06, 2010


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Photos: ConnectiCon 2010

ConnectiCon, a multi-genre convention, took place at the Connecticut Convention Center on July 9-11, 2010.
  ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center | July 9-11, 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 16, 2010
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Review: Evangelion 1.0: You Are Not Alone

Once you get past the turgid and jargony title and backstory, and the dippy English dubbing, this episode of the popular Japanese anime series is really quite predictable and inane.
Never makes it out of the cartoon stage
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 14, 2009
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Review: Blood: The Last Vampire

Despite inserting a jumble of backstory into his live-action take on an action experiment, director Chris Nahon ( Kiss of the Dragon ) captures some of the visceral thrills of the nine-year-old anime .
An interesting experiment
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 10, 2009
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Slideshow: Anime Boston at Hynes

Photos from Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center
Japanime lovers converged at the Hynes Convention Center on May 21, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX STREET TEAM  |  May 29, 2009
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The Big Hurt: The YouTube anime mystery

YouTube is now so shockingly complete in its catalogue of illegally uploaded music that it's like a cheap jukebox that plays every song, ever.
What the hell is wrong with the Internet? Thorpe utterly fails to investigate . . .
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 01, 2008


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To Hell and Harry

American hetero pornography is, most often, a fantasy celebration of exhibitionist sluttiness, itchy whores on their knees, opening their legs, without a moment’s hesitation or a flicker of shame.
Hell Girl, The IT Crowd
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 24, 2008
Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Cartoon Ambassador

Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Cartoon Ambassador


Our crazy friends in Japan have named popular anime character Doraemon their Cartoon Ambassador.  If the U.S. were to name their own Cartoon Ambassador who should...
By Special Ed  |  March 24, 2008
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Otaku you

In the 1980s, while Americans were worrying about losing dominance in the automobile industry, Japan was taking over the animation business.
The Five Japanese anime you should be watching now — and the five you will be watching in the future
By ROBERT BRICKEN  |  May 26, 2006