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Meet the Real-World Stars Behind the Cast of Luminous Witches

Meet the Real-World Stars Behind the Cast of Luminous Witches Meet the Real-World Stars Behind the Cast of Luminous Witches

Meet the Real-World Stars Behind the Cast of Luminous Witches

When Strike Witches first premiered, few of us probably believed that the pantsless, animal-eared fighters would kick off a multi-series franchise. But now in 2020, we’re looking at multiple spinoffs. One of them, the music-centric Luminous Witches, continues the tradition of featuring heroines inspired by real-world figures. …Read more  »

Ideo-Syncratic

Ideo-Syncratic Ideo-Syncratic

Ideo-Syncratic

Anime News Network founder Justin Sevakis once dismissed Yoshiyuki Tomino—creator of the Gundam franchise, Space Runaway Ideon, and dozens of other series both influential and forgotten—as “one of anime’s naked emperors,” a storyteller with a style “muddled and distracted,” lacking for “dramatic timing and emotional …Read more  »