Utawarerumono — teen review 2

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Review by McKenna Blackshire, grade 8 Utawarerumono by Leaf Utawarerumono, much like the classic anime Fruit Baskets, explores the nature of humans with animal characteristics and features. The anime introduces many characters to the audience, but manages to individualize them enough for you to recognize them and get a sense of their identity. It also […]

Utawarerumono — teen review 1

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Review by Elisabeth Eubank, grade 12 Utawarerumono¬†by Leaf In episodes six to ten of Utawarerumono, we watched Hakuoro rally men around him, attacking the imperial city and gaining the role as emperor after his former adversary Benawi kills the former emperor in an act of valor. Onkami visits the new ruler, deeming him much more […]

Anime Club: Review and Overview

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Review of the Santa Catalina Branch Anime Club by Coleman S.,¬†teen reviewer A while ago, I started watching anime and thought, “Man, it would be great if I could share this with someone.” Well, fast forward about five years and I met Deborah Takahashi, a Branch Librarian for the Pasadena Public Library. Immediately, we both […]

Watch the Anime, Read the Manga

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Have you seen the new Toonami lineup yet? Yes, anime almost all night, every Saturday. Even better, we have the manga for almost the whole lineup. You can read the printed versions, which are often very different from the version which shows up on American television. The ones we have in the collection include: Bleach […]