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NieR:Autoeroticism

I asked a friend for a picture of 2b that wasn’t hentai and he failed

 

NieR:Automata should just be called Automata and has more lines thrown out for fans of Yoko Taro games than a pier on a weekend.

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Tales of Xillia 2: Overall Thoughts

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If you haven’t finished the Tales of Xillia, I suggest you tread carefully as I’ll be spoiling twists from it. Unless you don’t plan on playing it, in which case whatever.

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Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike Review

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A prequel movie to one of the most popular Tales of games to have ever come out of Japan, Tales of Vesperia The First Strike promises to be an engaging prequel telling the story of a younger Yuri Lowell. Alas, plot and character inconsistencies (with the Xbox 360 version of the game) prevent this movie from being anything more than slightly enjoyble.

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Tamako Love Story – My Love Letter

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Everybody loves somebody. I love this film.

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Copy Kitty – First Impressions

Do you hate your GPU? Do you like laser kitten girls? Then I've got a game for you!

Do you hate your GPU? Do you like laser kitten girls? Then I’ve got a game for you!

FOREWARD

Now this might come as a surprise to some of you, the readers, that Moe-Alt is doing a rather shameless plug of a video game; when the norm is to write about anime or other such topical industry and community interests.

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GitS Arise: Ghost Tears Review

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Ghost Tears opens with Motoko making passionate love to her then-lover, Akira, later even featuring the two attending another couple’s wedding with Motoko wearing a rather promiscuous, alluring dress. Her colleagues, especially Batou, make fun of how fatuous and short-lasting this relationship is. How does Motoko respond? She hacks Batou’s prosthetic arms, again reminding him of how humiliating it is to be punched by your own fists.

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Shamanic Princess – A Diamond in the Rough

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A slightly obscure yet ambitious OVA for its time period, Shamanic Princess is a peculiar fusion of demonic motifs, metaphysical imagery and unorthodox chronology.

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Writing About Anime 101 – A Review Guideline Collaboration Post

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A collection of tips, tricks, and pro strategies to help budding young writers on their merry path into the world of writing about anime and reviewing them, written by resident authors Don Don Kun and Aleksei!

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Kyousou Giga – Future, Past, & Present Quarrels

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A journey into Kyousou Giga is an experience like no other. It is perhaps, out of all things, most analogous to wandering in a circus, stumbling upon the Hall of Mirrors, and coming back having witnessed a sensational light show. In other words, Kyousou Giga is a show that stands out for its use of exuberant visuals; it displays a charm that is unique and impressive.
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Galilei Donna – Look, Galileo’s Rolling in His Grave!

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Recently, anime adaptations of western culture have become somewhat of an outlandish trend. Not only are these adaptations capitalized by world-building over historical accuracy, but they are also filled with unremarkable plot twists that occur spontaneously. Instead of quality writing and a substantial narrative, one will find uninspired executions of characterization and pretentious attempts at making grandiose, explosive scenes seem more than they really are. Regrettably, Galilei Donna is an anime that exhibits the very shortcomings of this trend.

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