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  1. Josei Gems: Anime for Adult Women

    Card games, jellyfish, and running from the cops

    Josei is anime and manga created mostly by women for an audience of adult and young adult women. Since it's aimed at an older demographic, it tends to focus more on the concerns of adulthood and is far more likely to include mature themes. The three anime and manga below show a wide range of stories that explore the rich experiences of a colorful variety of unstoppable women.

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  2. Bloodiest Timeline: Attack On Titan New Season, 2 Movies Rumored

    Something hungry this way comes.

    Ready your eye balls for gory delights: Bleeding Cool reports that Attack on Titan's second season is rumored to already be in production, plus two theatrical films may be slated for release beginning in November.

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  3. Heroine Boys and Princely Girls: How Nozaki-kun is Challenging Gender Roles in Fiction

    On the funniest—and smartest—show of the summer anime season.

    For those who haven’t seen Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun ("Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun") yet, it’s a comedy about a high school girl who finds out her crush is secretly a popular shoujo mangaka (comic artist). She ends up working for him as one of his assistants, and the story follows the two of them and their friends/assistants as they navigate life at school and at work.

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  4. TIL: Japan Has a Marvel-Themed Anime, Complete With Their Own Guardians of The Galaxy

    Fingers crossed for a Sailor Moon Crystal crossover.

    The Guardians are making their debut in the Japanese Marvel Disk Wars television show, and they look... pretty much exactly how you'd expect them to look.

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  5. Sailor Moon Crystal Recap, Act 5: “Makoto—Sailor Jupiter”

    Rock you like a Flower Hurricane

    I gotta say, this episode was worth the extra week of waiting—not only was it one of the best looking of the series so far, but it also brought us the fourth member of the team, Sailor Jupiter! I had a lot of feelings about it. Let's discuss them meticulously.

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  6. Six Leading Ladies of Shonen Anime Part 2: The 21st Century

    Meet the beast tamers and demon killers!

    We're continuing our look at dynamic leading ladies from anime and manga aimed towards boys, this time getting into more modern stories. Here there be monsters! Lots of monsters.

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  7. Margot Robbie In Talks To Take On Motoko In The Ghost In The Shell Movie

    The net is vast and infinite.

    Cyberterrorists better watch out; Deadline is reporting that Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is in talks to play the lead character, Motoko, in the Ghost in the Shell live-action film. The real-people Ghost in the Shell adaptation is being made by Dreamworks, with Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) directing, and William Wheeler (...some episodes of The Cape?) writing the script.

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  8. Six Leading Ladies of Shonen Anime Part 1: The ’90s

    In the world of anime, there was a girl who was a Slayer long before Buffy.

    Female leads in Shonen are important because not only do they give us more female action/fantasy heroes, they also teach boys that they can identify with female main characters. It's very interesting to look at how shonen female leads can differ from shoujo ones. After you read this two-part series, perhaps you'll discover some new stories and new things to think about!

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Why Did Nobody Tell Me There Are Official Pacific Rim Bomber Jackets?

    WANT.

    And at $184.99, I can totally afford one! If I don't buy food for a month. That's feasible, right? The official Legendary site has Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha, and Striker Eureka.

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  10. The Women Who Dress Like Men: Shoujo Staples of Anime and Manga — Part 3

    The host with the most.

    Welcome to a three-part series where Caitlin Donovan gives you an in-depth look at three of the biggest staples in this particular subsection of shoujo manga and anime: stories with female main characters who live their lives in male dress. Whether a show or comic has a lot to say about gender or a little, there’s still a lot to explore, so let's get going with part three!

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