Soulcial Sunday – AnimeNEXT 2018

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This is the last day of AnimeNEXT and it’s really been a blast we have so much content to push out that we hope you guys think about coming out to Atlantic City for next year’s AnimeNEXT. This weekend has been a never-ending fun filled con full of cosplayers, events, and games. I’ve said this before there is so much space the elbow room is so amazing and AnimeNEXT always has something going on so finding things to do is an easy part but this year felt like there were so many choices that picking where to go will be the hardest part.

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Childish Gambino – This is America Music Video is not revolutionary art.

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I can’t express how tired I am of seeing black death on my screens. I can’t seem to escape seeing a video of someone killing a Black Person, it’s even shown on the news on replay every hour. I am a Childish Gambino fan and I have to say this music video was disappointing to watch. I listened to the song before watching the video and I liked the song before the video but now I can’t stand to hear it. If you’re on the internet you will end up watching it because everyone is sharing the video, screenshots, memes and think pieces breaking down every meaning of the video. I wonder if it still okay to mention the triggers this video may contain for some people even though it has well over 72 Million views which means there’s a chance you saw the video already and was introduced to the chaotic scenes of death, massacre, suicide and chaos all while black people dance in the foreground.

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Kids on The Slope 坂道のアポロン

Kids on the Slope is twelve episode animated adaptation of the manga series 坂道のアポロン Sakamichi no Apollon by Yuki Kodama. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe with musical accompaniment by acclaimed composer Yoko Kanno. (Whom together previously worked on Cowboy Bebop).  KOTS follows high school student Kaoru Nishimi in the Summer of 1966. After moving to Kyushu to stay with relatives he meets bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi and Ritsuko Mukae things begin to change. Essentially, a coming of age tale set to the key of Jazz.

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