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Figure: Revoltech VF-1J Super Valkyrie

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Pre-ordered this from HobbyLink Japan as soon as I saw it cross the various Japanese figure blogs. Had heard good things about the Revoltech line of figures ...

Review: Afro Samurai

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Fusing pop culture from the East and West, Funimation has released Afro Samurai and its brutal tale of revenge. Read my review and find out how this fusion ...

Review: 3x3 Eyes Volume 02

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Geneon has re-released the second half of the classic series from the early 1990s on DVD; read and see if it fared better than the first volume. Add your th...

I’m big in Japan: Tōdai-ji (2005 May 15)

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Next stop on the tour was Tōdai-ji, the largest wooden building in the world and home to a colossal bronze Buddha statue. The temple was in the middle of Na...

I’m big in Japan: Kinkaku-ji (2005 May 15)

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Next on the tour turned out to be one of my favorite spots near Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji, the "Golden Pavilion". The centerpiece of the large temple grounds is the...