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‘Weathering with You’ encompasses challenges of life, love

'Weathering with You'  encompasses challenges of life, love

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

Humanity vs. nature has never been so extreme and heartwarming. Makoto Shinkai, director of award-winning Japanese animated film “Your Name,” surpassed his previous creation with his newly released romantic-fantasy film “Weathering with You” produced by CoMix Wave Films. The film follows Hodaka, ...

‘NiNoKuni’ takes audience on whimsical adventure

'NiNoKuni' takes audience on whimsical adventure

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

When it comes to saving loved ones, two average teenagers are willing to do anything in “NiNoKuni.”  “NiNoKuni,” an animated film, follows best friends Haru and Yu in an unexpected adventure to save their friend Kotona from danger. When all three find themselves in a near-death experience...

‘Assassin’s Pride’ anime is wasted potential

'Assassin's Pride' anime is wasted potential

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 14, 2020

Nothing is more disappointing than being hyped up for a show that ultimately falls flat and leaves you unsatisfied. Crunchyroll’s fall anime season is drawing to a close, and with it, the show “Assassin’s Pride.” The anime follows protagonists Kufa and Melida. Kufa is a trained assassin sent ...

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ lacks originality, background

'Mary and the Witch's Flower' lacks originality, background

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

A world of fantasy and adventure is explored in the first film of Studio Ponoc, “Mary and the Witch’s Flower.”  The movie is a combination of Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation film studio known for its anime feature films, and the world of Harry Potter. The animated film follows a young girl,...

Super hero series on success, failure

Super hero series on success, failure

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Wikimedia Commons With Marvel and DC movies coming out left and right these days, it’s easy to miss other great superhero franchises. One of these is the “My Hero Academia” anime, or “Boku no Hero Academia” in Japanese. The story follows a junior high boy named Izuku “Deku” Midoriya...

New anime ‘stunning but lacks development’

New anime 'stunning but lacks development'

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

wikipedia commons “Devilman Crybaby” is a new Japanese anime series based on Go Nagai’s manga “Devilman” that is currently streaming on Netflix and receiving all kinds of hype. The story follows a sensitive high school student named Akira Fudo who is one day informed by his mysterious fr...

Comics come to life

Comics come to life

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 29, 2017

  Cambria Tobin’s red mini-dress flounced around her legs as she danced around the costumed children, parents and young adults. White lace hung just an inch lower than the red fabric, complemented by a white apron. Pins and buttons decorated the apron like an artist’s haphazard splatter paint. Pink stickers in th...

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