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These Anime and Mangas are officially banned in China !

The Chinese Ministry of Culture has blacklisted the following anime titles from distribution in China, online or in print:

1.Terror in Resonance


3. Highschool of the Dead

4.Ergo Proxy

5. Parasyte

6.The Skull Man


8.Inferno Cop

9.Afro Samurai

10. Tokyo Ghoul √A

11. Sword Art Online II

12. Tokyo Esp

13.Tokyo Ravens

14. Devil May Cry

15. Rin – Daughters of Mnemosyne

16.The Testament of Sister New Devil

17. Attack on Titan

18. Corpse Party

19.Strike the Blood

20. Death Note

21. Deadman Wonderland

22. Date A Live II

23. Psycho-Pass

24. Devilman Lady

25.School Days

26. Those Who Hunt Elves

27. Elfen Lied

28.High School DxD

29.Samurai Bride

30.So, I Can’t Play H!

31.Girls Bravo: Second Season

32. Kanokon

33. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

34. Sakura Diaries

35.Black Butler

36. Claymore

37.Dance in the Vampire Bund

Senior Ministry official Liu Qiang stated, “The list is the result of evaluations by investigators, reviews by the ministry and the opinions of experts. It aims to guide websites
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60 Highly Recommended Anime Series Part 4: Super Powers

1. Hunter x Hunter

Gon’s father, long believed to be dead, is still alive and was once one of the greatest Hunters in existence. Gon believes he will be able to meet his father once he himself becomes a Hunter. However, before he can become one, he has to pass the Hunter Exam first, an exam made of numerous tasks and dangerous trials. Persevering and refusing to give up, Gon manages to reach the Hunter Exam, all the while keeping his innocent attitude. Throughout many of the tasks and trials of the Hunter Exam, Gon manages to make many unique friends. Kurapica, a sole survivor of his clan seeking revenge, Leorio, who wants to become a doctor, and Killua, a member of an infamous assassin family, all eventually join up with Gon in hopes of passing the exam together. Each of them have their own reasons for taking the exam,
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Blu-ray Review: Elfen Lied Bares Bodies And Souls

(... and often also the insides of both...) British distributor 101 Films seems to own exactly two anime licenses, and it released one of those a few weeks ago on Blu-ray, in a beautiful shiny steelbook (seen here). I'm talking about the famous and notorious series Elfen Lied. Based on a popular manga series by Lynn Okamoto and originally aired in 2004, Elfen Lied quickly became known for its strong content. Which is not surprising, considering that the anime combines a typical harem comedy with some extremely violent science fiction, meaning you get jail-bait nudity jokes mixed with decapitation and brutal torture. Wait, what? Time to see what this is all about... The Story: In a secret research facility, a girl with horns on...

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Pretty Packaging: 101 Anime's Elfen Lied Sure Is One Shiny Steelbook

In the struggling market of DVD and Blu-ray distribution, it's always a surprise when you suddenly see a known property appear, released by an unknown company. UK distributor 101 Film has been around for a (little) while, but 101 Anime? Yet a few weeks ago, they were the ones releasing a Blu-ray boxset for Elfen Lied, a pretty well-known title from almost a decade ago. Elfen Lied is a bit of a weird series, a very exploitative telling of a sad story, with loads of torture, (other) extreme violence and nudity thrown in. It is also a brutal send-up of the many harem-comedies and dating video games which were very popular at the time, in which the male protagonist had a slew of pretty girls...

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Horror movies: how big has their impact really been?

Have you ever stopped to consider the level of impact horror movies have on our society?

I’m not talking about theories where horror movies turn people into killers or whatever. I’m talking about how horror movies have impacted what we wear, the shows we watch on TV, the music we listen to and even the games we play.

If you’ve not, let me tell you this — the impact is pretty vast.

It has quite literally made its presence known in every other aspect of consumerist life. If you’re a horror movie buff, like me, then you’re bound to find it interesting to see an overview of how and where it’s done this. So let me quench that interest. Here’s an overview of how horror movies have impacted, well, everything.


Think back to your favourite thriller. It had an iconic sound to it,
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‘Kite’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Carl Beukes, Deon Lotz, DeVille Vannik, Zane Meas, Lionel Newton, Jaco Muller, Terence Bridgett | Written by Brian Cox | Directed by Ralph Ziman

Yasuomi Umetsu’s (chief animator for Arms Corporation who has also worked as a designer on Akira, Spriggan, Elfen Lied and Casshern) original anime Kite was, when first released in 1998, a highly controversial graphic story of hard, gory action and illicit eroticism. Banned in certain countries across the globe due to its scenes of rape and revenge, in Japan it has sold nearly a million DVD units. It has also been released in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Russian, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the United States – where it remains popular; yet the original Ova and its sequel, have never had a UK release. In fact this Us film adaptation is the first time the franchise has been legitimately available in this country.
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Top Ten Craziest Anime Movies

Anime as a sub-genre of nearly every other genre is pretty crazy in and of itself. The fact that there exists an anime somewhere covering just about every genre and subject that you can imagine is the product of a culture perhaps far more understanding and open to experimentation.

In the west we have very specific subjects for our animated films and very specific celebrity voices included in the attempt to include everyone and not offend anyone. In Japan….not so much.

The Anime market has changed a lot since the boom of the early 90s when Manga video was releasing all manner of craziness on to video and ramping up the language and the violence to generate love and word of mouth with teenage boys everywhere. At some point around 1997 however the well ran dry and all the back catalogue of crazy Japanese films from the late 80s and
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WonderCon 2013 cosplay: Seth Rogen and more celebs join the costumed fun

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WonderCon 2013, the little sister of ComicCon, touched down in Anaheim, Calif. this weekend with celebrity and writer-producer Q & A panels, workshops presented by film studios like Disney, and special sneak previews of upcoming shows like Eli Roth's horror series "Hemlock Grove" for Netflix.

In typical "Con" style, the cosplayers came out in full effect. And even some of the celebs got involved. Seth Rogen suited up in The Wolverine gear for the Sony Pictures panel, where he talked about his upcoming apocalyptic comedy, "This Is The End." Molly Quinn also jumped right into character as Supergirl for "Superman: Unbound." Check them out below, along with some of our favorite fangirl and fanboy costumes from the weekend.

Seth Rogen as The Wolverine

Molly Quinn as Supergirl

Lucy ("Elfen Lied")

Dr. Manhattan ("The Watchmen")

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn ("Batman")

Daenerys Targaryen ("Game of Thrones")

LeeLoo ("The Fifth Element")

The Joker
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[Tribeca Review] Beyond the Black Rainbow

Equal parts sci-fi as it is experimental film, Beyond the Black Rainbow is an odd trip down movie memory lane, taking you back to the drug fueled cinema of the 1970s that might leave you a bit hazy. The debut film from Panos Cosmatos takes place in an futuristic alternate reality 1983, crafting a unique atmosphere of paranoia, psychological experiments and meta-psychical powers. Clearly influenced by a myriad of films from the golden era of bizarre sci-fi, part of the enjoyment in experiencing BtBR is reveling in its influences. From 2001, Solaris, Scanners, Thx-1138, Tron and a slew more of old school films, Cosmatos is obviously a fan of vintage dystopia and successfully mutates somewhat stale sci-fi tropes into a surreal mind bending adventure.

Trying to decipher the story is only half of the challenge with BtBR, as Cosmatos is careful not to overly rely on the simplicity of his plot. Instead
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Gantz (2011)

Directed by: Shinsuke Sato

Written by: Hiroya Oku, Yûsuke Watanabe

Cast: Kenichi Matsuyama, Kazunari Ninomiya, Yuriko Yoshitaka

Music by: Kenji Kawai

What is it about live action film adaptations that are just so inferior to their original counterpart?

Without even including anything directed by Uwe Boll, I bet you can easily name five bad live action films that were adapted from either a video game, a book, an anime, or the like. It’s not difficult, is it? I can personally name five films simply from the last few years: Hitman, Dragonball: Evolution, The Last Airbender, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Now, I bet you can’t do the same for good live action film adaptations, can you? Off the top of my head now, I can give small kudos to films like Harry Potter, the original Resident Evil, and the original Spiderman. The point
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Ani-Mania: Time of Your Life

Someone once remarked that the thing about J.R.R. Tolkien fans is that they don’t want to Read about Middle Earth — they want to Go there. It was a stunningly brilliant observation, and I’m borrowing it for a moment because I think the same observation holds true for anime fans. At least, I know it does for me.

At any given time, I’ll have two or three series I’m watching or reading that I’m really hooked on. For a while it was Inuyasha, Big O, and Cowboy Bebop. Then it was Evangelion. I went through a Love Hina phase, a Negima and then a Haruhi phase. Mahoromatic was in there, too. Most recently it’s been Rozen Maiden and When They Cry. The final arc of Higurashi may not have been all that great in the way of resolving loose plot ends — heck, it left me
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