Some of My Favorites: Five of the Best Endings in Anime

The ending of an anime is what separates “great” from “legendary.”

An ending is the last hurrah, the thematic synopsis, the final moments in which an anime can distinguish itself from the rest.

These are some of my personal favorites, not the greatest literary, thematically satisfying, most powerful of all time.  So, other endings that would probably be considered the “top” might not be here!  Also, obviously, be prepared for spoilers!

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Reading Between Reviews: Your Name

Okay, so I’m hopping on the anime bandwagon with this one, sorry, but it’s gotta be done.

Kimi No Na Wa has been making HUGE waves ever since its premiere in Japan, in July of 2016.  From that beginning, it’s outdone the Miyazaki classic, Spirited Away, to become the most profitable anime movie of all time.  On top of this, it boasts essentially universal critical acclaim, from basically anyone you ask.

Moving over to America on April 7th in theaters across the country, Your Name continued to receive buckets of positive reception, from critics of all kinds, and as of this moment, is still out in theaters.  But really, how good can it be?  An independent anime film, in actual Western theaters?  It can’t be THAT good?

…I’ll be honest here, this review is just a chance for me to say how DAMN good Your Name is.  There will be no spoilers in this review, for those who happen to not know about the movie themselves!  That said, let’s get to it.

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RB Weekly News #13: Typhoon Studios and “Kimi No Na Wa’s” Opening Weekend

Hello friends, back again with RB Weekly News, bringing you the latest and greatest from the anime and gaming worlds.  Today, we’ve got some info regarding the creation of a new gaming studio, the anime movie, Your Name, and yet MORE controversy regarding Gamestop.

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