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Lost Village and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Two Spring 2016 Anime with Intriguing Ideas That Could Have Been Better Executed

Lost Village Genre: Supernatural/Mystery Synopsis: A bus tour filled with people wanting to leave their old lives behind heads for Nanaki Village, an urban legend that may not even exist. And even if it does, those who go there don’t … Continue reading

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Durarara!!: Intrigue, Adventure, and Urban Legends in the Streets of Ikebukuro

(video) Genre: Supernatural Synopsis: In the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo, the supernatural comes into contact with the mundane. A headless fairy spawns her own local urban legend as she rides through the streets on her motorcycle. A preternaturally strong man with a hair-trigger … Continue reading

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Erased: Crafting a Mystery Story That’s Deeply Personal

Genre: Mystery/Supernatural Synopsis: When Satoru was a child, a kidnapper and killer went after several of his classmates. Those kids were never heard from again, and the case remained unsolved thereafter. Later, he learned he had an odd ability. Sometimes, something … Continue reading

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Roundup: Titansgrave, Death Parade, and Outlander

Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana Genre: Sci-fi fantasy RPG web series Synopsis: A party of adventurers take on Wil Wheaton’s created universe in an RPG, with him as the game master. In a world still defined by a cataclysmic event … Continue reading

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