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About animemidwesterner

I started watching in 2010. After the cruel and unusual treatment I received via silence from my conventional American culture journal(s), I decided upon an anime Japanese approach to meet new people and have otakus comment. I can finally emulate pursuit of happiness in some fashion. Pursuit of happiness wasn't happening in dead silence.

Hellsing review

The mysterious Hellsing organization has been protecting the British Empire from supernatural beasts that threaten the people and the crown; armed with the ultimate killing machine, an all-powerful vampire named Alucard, Hellsing has been slaying monsters for over 100 years. … Continue reading

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Spice and Wolf 2 review

Lawrence and Holo arrive at their next destination, Kumersun, just in time for the town’s annual festival. Lawrence is there to sell his cargo of nails; Holo is of course more interested in the festivities…and the food and drink. While … Continue reading

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When they cry (horror)

Teenager Keiichi Maebara has gradually adjusted to pleasant life in the small rural village of Hinamizawa, where he has joined a game-playing club with the older girls amongst his fifteen classmates. As Keiichi soon learns, however, even a village like … Continue reading

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Claymore (2007)

n a land ravaged by monstrous, shape-changing Yoma, humanity’s only hope is a breed of half-human, half-Yoma female warriors popularly called Claymores, who use their massive namesake swords and Yoki energy-based empowerment to dispatch Yoma on orders from their unnamed … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied

A monster in the form of a naked red-haired girl breaks free from her cell and wreaks bloody havoc before escaping outside. The next day a pair of college-aged cousins discovers the girl on the beach – but now she’s … Continue reading

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Top anime alternate list

1. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 2. Fullmetal Alchemist 3. Death Note 4. Cowboy Bebop 5. Code Geass 6. Code Geass R2 7. Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann 8. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 9. Eureka Seven 10. Baccano! 11. Last Exile 12. Samarai Champloo … Continue reading

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Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

In a decision between Monty Python’s Flying circus 16-ton and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, i went with Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.  Monty Python’s Flying Circus from 1974 is a tad dated. In 2003, Studio BONES produced an anime adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist, … Continue reading

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