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  1. This Just In: William Shatner Has A Lot Of Opinions About Sailor Moon

    Set phasers to "supreme thunder," team.

    Today in "stuff that is surreally relevant to your very specific fandom interests," Captain Kirk uses a picture of Supernatural's Castiel and Kevin Tran to have a conversation about Sailor Jupiter. I am not making that up. It actually happened.

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  2. Gender Subversion, Tokyo Ghouls and Space Dandies—The 2014 Summer Anime Season In Review

    Get your Crunchyroll and Funimation tabs open, readers, because contributor/anime expert Dee Hogan is here to tell you which of this summer's animes are worth watching.

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  3. How to Survive and Succeed at Your First Anime Convention

    You’ve decided to go to your first anime convention, and that’s awesome. It’s also probably a little overwhelming, if not a bit terrifying. There are admission and travel arrangements to take care of ahead of time, budget concerns looming at every turn, and part of you is wondering if it might not be a better idea to just hide under a desk. Fear not. With a little preparation and some insider knowledge, it’s easy to survive and thrive as a first-time convention-goer.

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  4. Sailor Moon Crystal Sanitary Pads Will Soon Be An Officially Licensed Product

    For when the moon is punishing you.

    For many uterus-laden individuals, "that time of month" is an intense and occasionally emotional experience. You know what else is intense and occasionally emotional? Magical girl anime. Hear me out, I'm going somewhere with this.

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  5. This Is What It’s Like For a Dragon Ball Z Voice Actor To aaaaAAAAAH!!!!!

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNGGGGGGGGHHHH!!!!

    To promote the extended edition DVD of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods is coming out soon, FUNimation put out this peek inside the recording booth as voice actors for the English dub work on a intense fight sequence. Man, all of that screaming is hilariously infectious. I'm almost worried that if I watch it too long I'm going to start doing it along with those gueaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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  6. A Girl’s Gotta Have Guts: Representation of Women in Hiromu Arakawa’s Manga

    Beware passing housewives.

    As a creator of shonen ("boy's") manga, Hiromu Arakawa is a woman working in a male-dominated industry. I noted in my last article about Arakawa that she has spoken about how she actively tries to include a varied female supporting cast in her manga. Her efforts pay off—Arakawa's female characters are often well-rounded and dynamic with their own complex character arcs and personal goals.

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  7. The Philosophy of Fullmetal Alchemist‘s Hiromu Arakawa

    "There is no such thing as a painless lesson."

    Welcome to part two of my series on the work of Fullmetal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa.

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  8. Get to Know a Manga Artist: The Unstoppable Hiromu Arakawa

    Grab your fighting panties and learn about the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist!

    As the creator of the award-winning series Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa is among the most successful manga artists of this century. It, as well as Arakawa’s other work, falls into the category of “shonen manga”: Japanese comics targeted at preteen and teenage boys. And, incidentally, Hiromu Arakawa is a pen name. Her real first name is Hiromi, and she is among the growing number of female artists in the shonen manga industry.

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  9. Sailor Moon Newbie Recap: “Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle”

    In which Zoisite gets his hand smacked.

    The left side of Zoisite's hair says ponytail, but the right side says I don't want to get married, I want to stay single and let my hair flow in the wind as I ride through the glen firing arrows into the sunset.

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  10. GunxSword: The Best Big Damn Space Western You’ve Probably Never Seen

    Ten reasons to give it a chance.

    GunxSword is like if Kill Bill, Trigun, and Firefly had a threeway that produced a revenge-fueled, East-meets-West post-apocalyptic romp with mecha, messy morality, and nuanced characters. If that doesn't catch you, here are ten more reasons to give it a shot.

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