Engaged to the Unidentified: Hakuya is a strong, silent type

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Wicked City has beautiful art, but there’s no way a muscular mesomorph like that guy can weigh less than 70 kg

Wicked City is like a soft-core porn OVA interspersed with a well-drawn adventure story.

Years of Internet-delivered “explicit content” have jaded me. Soft-core porn looks ridiculously old-fashioned to me now. But I don’t doubt that Wicked City was very shocking and stimulating when it first came out.

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The nudity isn’t limited to various female demons. The hero gets a lot of opportunities to flex his muscles with his shirt off. This show offers equal-opportunity voyeurism.

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Pet Shop of Horrors Ki-Rin are not really horses, but happy Year of the Horse anyway

The Lunar New Year is upon us. It is the Year of the Horse.

A Ki-Rin is a mythical creature with some slight resemblance to a horse, and there’s a Ki-Rin in Pet Shop of Horrors, so the Year of the Horse is a good time to discuss Pet Shop of Horrors.

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Wizard Barristers Episode 3: No, BOOM!

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Stress-activated super-power awakening is a celebrated stereotype of 20th-century fiction. The excellent textbook Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga names this trope “No, Boom,” because a potential super-heroine is put under stress, to which she screams, “NO!” and then her telekinetic super-powers awaken and destroy the bad guys with a huge “BOOM!”
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