Month: July 2014

Lenny Henry Gives Advice To BAME (Black, Asian, And Minority Ethnic) Filmmakers (Video)

Brilliant talk on need for people of color not just in front of the cameras but behind them…as well as POCs in decision-making and greenlighting positions. Note, also, advice to POC film makers about how to represent.

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Akame ga Kill! The Best Anime of Summer 2014

Great review! Thanks, Nerdophiles!

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Akame ga Kill!

Cast: Sora Amamiya, Soma Saito, and Yukari Tamura
Director: Tomoki Kobayashi
Episode Numbers: 24
Genres: Drama, Action, Anime
Based On: Akame ga Kill! manga by Takahiro

Rating: ★★★★☆
Review Spoilers:  Low
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To be frank, most modern anime disappoints me to a certain degree. In the popular shōnen genre, characters have become incredibly one dimensional, plots recycled to the point of staleness, and I feel like I’m being forced to be sympathetic to the characters as opposed to actually caring about them. 

“Akame ga Kill!” has blown me away though. Casually deciding to try out the series, I was told that it was addicting and one of the better animes of Summer 2o14 and I’m going to have to agree with that. “Akame ga Kill!” tells the story of Tatsumi, a young teenage who goes to the Imperial Capital with the hopes of working for the…

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