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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train Review

It’s not hard to see why Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba has catapulted to the heights of battle shonen stardom in such a short time. After years of running in Shonen Jump magazine, the lauded animation studio Ufotable picked up the adaptation for the […]

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8 Must Watch Anime From 2020

With this no-good terrible year coming to a close, it is time to look back at the anime that offered some small bastion of escapism amidst the dire circumstances. Although production was understandably affected by COVID, there was still an […]

Dark Sun
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Dungeons & Dragons Greatest Settings: Dark Sun

Welcome to the latest in a short series on the various campaign settings from Dungeons and Dragons. In this series we plan to outline the origins and details of the various campaign settings, the related products and whether they are […]

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What Are Megagames?

Gaming can run the gamut of scales. From the solo paperback RPG’s like Fighting Fantasy or a computer game, to a crowded table with seven or eight players huddled around for a session of Secret Hitler or Twilight Imperium. This […]

Forgotten Realms
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Dungeons & Dragons Most Iconic Settings: Forgotten Realms

Welcome to the first in a short series on the various campaign settings from Dungeons & Dragons. In this series GameRVW plans to outline the origins and details of the various campaign settings, the related products and whether they are […]

Board Games Lockdown
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How To Play Board Games During Lockdown

The “because of COVID” memes are wearing thin and our board game collections are starting to gather dust. That itch to play a game of Ticket to Ride or Undaunted is getting stronger and we all began to think of […]

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First Cow Review | A New Vision of the Old West

Classic Western films tend to conjure a specific set of images. Laconic gunslingers with lethal aim, dusty planes stirred by an ominous breeze, Boomtowns with their creaky saloons. Many Westerns exist in their own universe, a romanticized fable, a version […]

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Why You Should Watch Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken

Masaaki Yuasa has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting creative voices in the anime industry, routinely helming projects that transcend the many cliches and ingrained assumptions that frequently define the medium. His latest project, Keep Your Hands […]

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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising | Review

While superhero fiction has arguably reached an over-saturation point, Studio Bones’ adaptation of My Hero Academia has consistently stood out through incredible animation, strong battle shonen trappings, and an abundance of heart. The series’ latest film, My Hero Academia: Heroes […]

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Three Must Watch Movies from 2019

In light of the film award season coming to an end, it seems an appropriate time to pass on a few recommendations for the standout pictures of 2019. And thankfully there is quite a lot to choose from, with the […]

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Three Must Watch Anime From 2019

As we hurtle forward into a new decade, it seems as good a time as any to take stock of the previous year’s standouts in televised Japanese animation. As per usual, there was probably way too much anime released, with […]

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Why Baby Yoda Is So Essential In The Mandalorian

Warning: This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian up to the end of Chapter Four At first glance, I wasn’t particularly excited about The Mandalorian. While the initial trailer showcased intricately designed sets and impressive production value, it seemed as […]

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Parasite Review | High and Low

As worldwide outrage over wealth disparity grows, who better to speak to bubbling class tension than Bong Joon-Ho? The South Korean auteur has made a career out of wickedly entertaining flicks that tease at societal rot, whether that be in […]

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Promare Review | A Fiery Spectacle

Since its founding in 2011, Studio Trigger has gained a reputation as the trailblazing punks of the anime scene. Their style, largely defined by studio co-founder and director Hiroyuki Imaishi, utilizes punchy, manic, and creative animation to deliver a particular […]

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The Farewell Review | East vs West

Goodbyes are hard. And they are unbearably more difficult when they are final. Billi (Akwafina), the heroine of The Farewell, finds herself in this situation when she journeys to visit her sick grandmother in China. However, there is a twist. […]

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The Best Anime Of Spring 2019

As we head into a stacked Summer lineup of exciting action series and character dramas, it’s time to take stock of the shows that just concluded or wrapped up their first cours. Undoubtedly, Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 […]

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Detective Pikachu Review | Pokémon Noire

It’s no secret that video game adaptations have quite a bad track record. There are many reasons for this, from the fact that many of the most iconic game franchises aren’t very narrative focused, to the expensive nature of these […]