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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. myanimelist.net/profile/renegadeviking

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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