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Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden

Long before Miaka and Yui entered the Universe of the Four Gods, there were two other priestesses. The first of these was Takiko Okuda, a high school student living in 1920s Japan. Hurt by the recent death of her mother, … Continue reading

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Revisiting Fushigi Yuugi

Content warning: sexual assault will be discussed later in this article Towards the end of 2019, I decided to embark on a rewatch of one of my first anime – Fushigi Yuugi. The headline work of mangaka Yuu Watase, Fushigi … Continue reading

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Ever 17: The Out of Infinity

It was just meant to be a fun day out at LeMU, the underwater theme park. But when the uppermost level of the park floods, a group of visitors are left trapped inside. The damaged structure of the park will … Continue reading

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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

Abducted from their homes, nine individuals awaken on a sinking ship. Their abductor, the mysterious Zero, tells them that they have nine hours to escape, before they all drown. Can this group of strangers work together to solve the puzzles … Continue reading

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Dark Cloud

When the Dark Genie is awakened, the only way the Fairy King can save the world is to seal all of its buildings and people inside magical orbs called Atla. With the Atla now scattered across the world, it falls … Continue reading

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The House in Fata Morgana

You awaken by a fireside in an ancient mansion, a maid by yourself. You remember nothing of this place, or who you even are. The maid takes your hand and promises to help you reclaim your memories, by taking you … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake vs Star Trek Picard: is more always better?

You can’t pet the cats in FF7R. A couple of months ago, I replied to a forum thread about the games I was looking forward to in 2020. After I listed said games, I realised something – everything I’d put … Continue reading

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Baten Kaitos

Long ago, the ocean disappeared and humans became creatures of the sky, developing wings and living on floating islands. Although this world is mostly peaceful, the Empire of Alfard seeks to unseal an ancient dark power. Caught up in the … Continue reading

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Ni no Kuni the movie

Yu, Haru and Kotona are best friends who are all attending high school together. When Kotona’s life is threatened by a mysterious man in black, Yu and Haru discover that the key to saving her is to travel to another … Continue reading

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20@20: Celebrating the PS2 catalogue

The PlayStation 2 turned twenty years old recently – and for some of us, that’s an event that’s bound to make us feel old. I got my very first PS2 on its European release – an early 18th birthday present … Continue reading

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