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The long-lost censored dialogue of Angel Cop

So I thought the oh-so-controversial part of Angel Cop was supposed to be the dialogue on the helicopter – which just goes to show that my Japanese listening comprehension is nil. No, the controversial part doesn’t appear in the standard … Continue reading

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Violating the law of conservation of energy

If you’ve ever studied any physics, you might have felt a desire to inflict some pain on sci-fi writers who casually allow their fictional characters to summon huge amounts of energy out of nowhere.

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Amazing 1980s nostalgia from Angel Cop

The ending theme sounds a little bit like Enya, who was just starting her solo career in 1984. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enya It has the fake-voice-over-the-phone trick from 1984’s hit movie The Terminator. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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There’s “small eye anime,” and then there’s SMALL eye anime

Some people refer to manly shows like LoGH and Cobra as “small eyes anime,” or “small eye anime” because they pre-date the tendency to moe-ify adult characters. Obviously Betty Boop and cartoons of her generation had big eyes, and Japanese … Continue reading

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Retro anime: Angel Cop is a much-needed 1980s antidote to moetrash

When watching post-2000 anime, you may often feel that you’re overdosing on moe. You may notice that the cast is 95% female, and that all these females have baby faces even if their breasts are huge and gravity-defying. You may … Continue reading

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