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  1. Vashdaman

    Are you proud to be British (or wherever you're from)

    So, are you? I always used to shrug my shoulders when asked this, I always used to tell myself I shouldn't or just didn't, or rather I suppose I used to think it limiting to think along those lines, or rather I suppose I always thought my connection to the country I've lived all my life in was...
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    what kind of anime do you like?

    What kind of escapism do you prefer from your anime? Do you like you like fantasy to suspend disbelief for, yokai, and faries? Idealistic, chivalrous romances big on feel good factor? Pokemon and the like. Or do you like a little more realism and modernism (not too sure what that word means)...
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    multiculturalism

    I'm a believer in multiculturalism, I raised was in it, I think it makes a society richer, more vibrant, stimulating and tolerant. I've always believed the benefits far outweigh any potential negatives. It's a vision of how I've always thought the future of the world should be, multifarious...
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    community or ptooey?

    What are your views on the notions of community and responsibility to society vs. individualism? I know most of us here enjoy at least a spot of individualistic consumption, this being an anime forum, but I'm sure some people here also feel a certain estrangement from larger society. So I'm...
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    Is Fashion really fascism?

    For a long time I thought that in the best case scenario fashion was just another medium of self expression, and I still kind of think it is, or at least can be, but even when it is, maybe that's even more dangerous? More and more I'm realizing that as a medium that entirely hinges on the...
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    LAST 24 HOURS OF Shenmue 3's KICKSTARTER

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3 If anyone has been on the fence up to now, it's do or die time!! Hope off that uncomfortable looking picket and become a part of gaming history, nay, general world history. Shenmue 3 is bigger than just gaming. This is about dreams. This is...
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    The best thing since sliced bread...

    is a slice of life! I'm sure we all agree on that. Now the question I'm asking you is this: what is the greatest slice of life anime ever made?? I'm a relatively recent convert to genre so may have missed out on many classics, and I'd love to hear everyone's opinion! As for my choice, well I...
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    Ichi ban SLAM DUNK!

    I seem to have read in few places now, that SLAM DUNK is Japan's all time favourite and most popular manga. This surely can't be correct, can it? Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Inoue fan, but how can it possibly be Japan's all time no.1 manga? I mean, first of all, it seems considerably less...
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    It was chilly today/ so I ate some chili/ am I in Chile?

    .../or is Chili in me! Whoa! Hold on to your hat, but I've got more of that kind of word play up my sleeve/you better believe! So yeah, this is actually the poetry thread. A thread where anyone can write anything they want basically. As long as it's poetic that is!! Let me try and get the...
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    #SaveShenmue

    I'd like to bring the slick new Team Yu website to everyone's attention again: http://teamyu.net/Shenmue.III The forum and site of the campaign to help Yu Suzuki realize his ambition to continue the seminal Shenmue saga. You can find all kinds of relevant information about the campaign there...
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    General anime thoughts/discussion thread.

    Feel free to lock this badboy down if it is not deemed beneficial mods, but I thought there was a gap in forum for a general anime talk thread. What do I do when I have a random anime thought in my head I feel I must share; post it in the general news thread? Not unless I want to induce the ire...
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    The Japanese media system

    Yo, basically a university I applied to has asked me to support my application with an essay on the 'Japanese media system'. Its not exactly my first choice uni, but I still want to give it a bash. I don't know much about the Japanese media system and am currently commencing research on it...
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    Quote of the day!!

    I thought this would be a nice little thread (even though it will probably die a swift death). Of course, the quote doesn't actually have to be from today(for the more literally minded of you out there). I'll start with People buy things they don't need, with money they don't have, to...
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    Is God a dork or is Dawk a God?

    Whoa, that was bad thread title, even for my standards. Anyway this thread will act as a continuation of the discussion me and Ayase were having in that other thread in the general anime section. Basically I don't think very much of the Scientist/ wannabe philosopher Richard Dawkin's and...
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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica discussion (from The News Thread)

    Wow, you know the anime industry had a disastrous year when a show called Puella Magi Madoka Magica won all those awards. But.......there is so much genuinely good anime out there....even if you had thing for pink haired 7 year old moe children it would still be utterly incomprehensible to...
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    What is love? (split from the AF17 thread)

    If you are in love does that mean you are sure without a shadow of a doubt that this is the person you wan't to spend the rest of the life with and can't imagine it any other way? or does the "grass is always greener"syndrome always strike, meaning we simply have to train our minds out of such...
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    Tottenham riot

    The voices of the unheard? The senseless acts of mad criminals? What's your opinion of what went down last night? Personally I think this was probably a long time coming and probably just as much to do with decades of mistreatment by the London police and distrust of them, the recent event...
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    Homeopathy

    Thats right I said it, the H word! Don't get scared now. The purpose of me starting this topic is basically because I'm interested to find out what the everyone here's stance on it is, or indeed how many even know what it is. By all means express your opinions, but the purpose of this...
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    Wolfs rain boxset book of the moon edition, GITS SAC 2nd gig

    The Beez book of the moon set, which comes in the beautful book. The book itself and all the pages are in excellent nearly perfect condition, however the dvd and CD disks themselves have surface scratches(don't know why, but it was sent to me like that even though I buoght it brand new and...
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    What's the dealio with Black Lagoon

    Most people seem to love Black Lagoon, so I keep wondering if theres something about it I'm missing. I mean I admit to not having actually watched more than like one episode at a time(if that), but that's the problem. everytime soneone tells me how great it is I decide to give it a try and...
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