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Rising Sun: Fruits Basket Twists Old Legends (14)

Rising Sun: Fruits Basket Twists Old Legends (14)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

September 25, 2015


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Another day, another Rising Sun. And this is one you probably shouldn't hug. Quite a few anime fans are fond of the show Fruits Basket. The series is an adaptation of the first half of a manga by Natsuki Takaya. The show follows a young girl named Tohru Honda, who is invited to stay at the home of ...

Rising Sun: Second Kingdom Hearts Film Paves Way for New Installments (13)

Rising Sun: Second Kingdom Hearts Film Paves Way for New Installments (13)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

August 28, 2015


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Good morning, everyone. It's time for another Rising Sun, but this time, we're going to talk about a game movie. There are millions of Disney fans out there, and most of them have heard of Kingdom Hearts. In the simplest, Kingdom Hearts is a series of Disney RPGs created by Square-Enix, the company behin...

Rising Sun: Miyazaki’s Debut Film Shines Even Today (12)

Rising Sun: Miyazaki’s Debut Film Shines Even Today (12)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

July 10, 2015


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Welcome back to Rising Sun. Today, we'll talk about one of anime's most famous directors, Hayao Miyazaki. Hayao Miyazaki first entered the animation industry at Toei Animation, afterwards joining TMS and later co-founding Studio Ghibli. The first movie he directed, Lupin III: The Castle of Caligostr...

Rising Sun: Fullmetal Alchemist Addresses Society’s Problems Spectacularly (11)

Rising Sun: Fullmetal Alchemist Addresses Society’s Problems Spectacularly (11)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

July 3, 2015


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Time for another Rising Sun! And it's time to clap our hands together and transmute a recommendation for a great series, and one of the most acclaimed anime of the last ten years, that being Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is the second adaptation of the Fullmetal ...

Rising Sun: Ranma 1/2 Punches into Romantic Comedy (10)

Rising Sun: Ranma 1/2 Punches into Romantic Comedy (10)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

June 26, 2015


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Welcome back to Rising Sun! Today's post is #10, so we have a classic of a series ready for discussion today! When anime was first being distributed on American TV, it was mostly edited to appeal to American sensitivities. Case in point, early Americanized episodes of Dragon Ball Z had dialogue alon...

Rising Sun: Pani Poni Dash Comes Up the Pipe (9)

Rising Sun: Pani Poni Dash Comes Up the Pipe (9)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

June 19, 2015


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Hey hey hey! It's time for Rising Sun again. And if you're ever wondering what it would be like to enter the work force at age 10, get ready to find out. A while back, I decided to try out Pani Poni Dash, a animated comedy about Rebecca Miyamoto, a MIT graduate who is working as a teacher in Japa...

Rising Sun: Hidamari Sketch is Simple and Fun (8)

Rising Sun: Hidamari Sketch is Simple and Fun (8)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

June 12, 2015


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Ohaiyo! (Good morning!) It's time for another Rising Sun, but this time I think we should slow down a little. Not many people know the artist Ume Aoki. But those that do love her for her work on Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Hidamari Sketch. While on Madoka, Aoki was just the character designer, Hi...

Rising Sun: Dragon Ball Sequel Announced (7)

Rising Sun: Dragon Ball Sequel Announced (7)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

June 5, 2015


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Yo! Welcome to today's episode of Rising Sun. We've got some big news for you guys so stay tuned! Anime has grown incredibly popular in recent years, thanks in no small part to Dragon Ball Z airing on Cartoon Network from 1999 to 2003. Dragon Ball Z was the second half of the saga of Saiyan warrio...

Rising Sun: Madoka Sequel Defies Expectations (6)

Rising Sun: Madoka Sequel Defies Expectations (6)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

May 30, 2015


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Time for another Rising Sun already? Man, I think I found a movie that's better than Frozen, but first let's talk a little history. Puella Magi Madoka Magica was many things to many people. It was a director’s attempt to breathe life into a stale genre, a writer’s search for self-redemption, a fledgling art...

Rising Sun: Uncut Sailor Moon Pleases Fans and Newcomers (5)

Rising Sun: Uncut Sailor Moon Pleases Fans and Newcomers (5)

Noah Meyer, Blogger

May 23, 2015


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Welcome back to Rising Sun, and we have a little Moon Prism Power to shine on you today! Who here remembers the Toonami block on Cartoon Network? Personally, I was never one of the “Toonami Faithful”, although last year, I have fallen in love with one of the oldest shows on the block, Sailor Mo...

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