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From Villains To Heroines: Dissecting The Four Main Precure Redemption Arcs

Good luck finding an all-villain pic with Twilight, and RIP Cure Dark Dream and Cure Dark Precure ;_;

Good luck finding an all-villain pic with Twilight, and RIP Cure Dark Dream and Cure Dark Precure ;_;

Redemption arcs as a whole are pretty popular in all forms of media, most likely due to the fact that the concept of redemption usually requires a lot of focus and development of the character being redeemed. Precure too has had various different redemption arcs for its villains, but the most known arcs are the ones where the villain ends up becoming a Precure as well. In the currently airing Go! Princess Precure, we also have a villain who sees the light and becomes a Precure, but with three other varying redemption arcs straddling behind it, how does it fare compared to its redemption arc ancestors?   Note! Spoilers for Futari wa Precure: Splash Star, Fresh Precure, Suite Precure, and Go! Princess Precure will be discussed here. 

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Waifish Waifus – A Commentary

Today's waifu on the go: No longer restricted to a dusty shelf or placed near a monitor, this Houki "nendo" has been taken for a ride by it's owner.

Today’s waifu on the go: No longer restricted to a dusty shelf or placed near a monitor, this Houki “nendo” has been taken for a ride by its owner. Picture Source: Nitroxide, wild man and anime enthusiast.

This isn’t your sister’s figurine,

It’s a much beloved and treasured article for an anime fan. At least the ones that like Houki Shinonono from the anime Infinite Stratos.

In this particular editorial piece, I will discuss some of my thoughts on the concept of the waifu, and the meaning that it has for today’s hustle bustling “on the go” anime fan.

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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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VALKYRIA CHRONICLES – Now out on Steam!

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Saying that I like the first Valkyria Chronicles game is a huge understatement. I love the game.

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It’s Easier Than You’d Think.

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I love blogging, and I love certain things that happen to be Japanese; so it would make sense that I write here at the lovely 燃えAlternative right? In this article, I will talk about the pursuit of learning the foreign language that is Japanese from my own experiences a bit.

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Hakaiju Chapter 8 released!

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Another concerted effort by yours truly, resident writer Hss, Sage01, and Xlore.

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PROVOCATIVE, YET MOE

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Anime Studies Online is a recently assembled website with a focus on the collaborative nature of academic journals – except with anime. A far more professional attempt at coverage of anime as the sum of its parts rather than a homogenous and general summary. Despite their provocative domain name, their intent is clear and concise.

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Hakaiju – Chapter 7 Completed!

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Yesterday, the completed translation of Chapter 7 was put up on Batoto and a few other sites I’m sure, and it feels great.

The pacing of the story is intense and lives up to the expectations of the suspense genre with ease. Especially with all the multiple-story tall genocidal monsters hunting you down like it’s going out of fashion.

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An Insight on Storytelling

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With any kind of media, the weight and subsequent value of a good storyline can make or break most concepts. Originality has some factor in this; however a well written rehashed concept is still better than an original concept/soon to be flop because the story can’t hold itself together. It’s a “the worst of the best is far better than the best of the worst” situation that all content creators and their producers deal with all the time. Objectively and alternatively, a bad story made with heart is still better than manufactured “good” story.

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Sailor Moon: Crystal First Impressions – Is This Really Moon Pride?

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You know you’re in for a bumpy ride when the most inspired parts of the Sailor Moon: Crystal pilot episode were its eye-catches and title cards.

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