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Lasting until Tuesday, Marvel will be giving away 700 comic books for free on comixology as part of their Marvel First event. Right now the servers are experiencing with problems due the sheer volume of people rushing in to claim their comic books. However, it has lessen significantly since last night; so there's still a chance to grab your comic book.

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Genre: Mecha, Sci-fi

In the year 2110 the people of Earth have gone into space, gained control of some natural resource-rich asteroids, and have a handle on gene manipulation. Seems peachy, except then pan-galactic empire Ulgar ["urugaru"] invades via the boundary to outer space, Jupiter's orbit. Luckily, the genetically engineered kids of Team Rabbits ["rabittsu"] of the secret service MJP are given state of the art "battle devices," Ash ["asshu"] and sent to the front lines…under the pretext of evacuation? Is that allowed!? It's hard to say whether Earth will be saved or not.

-- Crunchyroll

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Alias: Arata Kangatari

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

Premiere Date: April 2013

In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a girl from the Hime Clan may take this position, but the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a boy named Arata Hinohara is starting his new life in high school. He wants to put memories of his difficult past behind him, but things aren’t going to be simple when he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata...

-- Viz

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Welcome to the Robotics;Notes Mini-Guide! In this guide, we will show you why you should try Robotics;Notes.

The anime series is based on 5pb's Visual Novel game for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 that is exclusive to Japan. It's produced by Productions I.G and broadcast by Noitamina and Fuji TV. It is directed by Kazuya Nomura.

The series can be streamed on Hulu.com and new episodes are be available every Friday until the series finale.


Setting: Tanegashima, Japan (2019)

It's about a school club called the Robotic Research Club that has a passion for robots. The club consists of two members named Akihoand Kaito, who have to save the club from being disbanded by winning the Robo-1 competition to prove that their club is worth keeping. As the club leader, Akiho has a dream of creating a giant robot modeled after her favorite anime show, Gunvarrel. Meanwhile, Kaito is searching for the Kimijima Reports with an A.I. named Airi to uncover the conspiracies and myths surrounding Gunvarrel's final episode and mysterious Committee of 300.


Here are the Robotics Research Club members plus one little cute A.I.

Kaito Yashio

He is the main protagonist who is a lazy student who's only interested in playing KILL BALLAD all day long. Though, his skills come in handy in the upcoming robot fights.

Akiho Senomiya

She is the main heroine who is hyperactive, passionate, and ambitious in her goals of building a giant robot.

Subaru Hidaka

He's an intelligent guy who has an alternate ego named Mr. Pleiades.

Junna Daitoku

She's a shy, new recruit who has some mad karate skills.

Furugoori Kona

She's a hikikomori who is the creator of the video game, KILL BALLAD, and the code master of the club.


She's an A.I. who has a brother complex with Kaito and loves doing weather reports. Her Geiji mode allows her to collect the reports.

Why Should You Watch It?

Appropriate audience for this anime series is everyone 10 and up. There is little blood and violence, but the characters do make suggestive comments.

For the most part, the anime has a slice of comedy feel with some supernatural elements. Those who liked the conspiracy elements from Steins;Gates will be happy to know that they will be appearing in this series. These elements are sprinkled throughout the first few episodes, but become more prevalent after episode 11.

The show is a must watch for Sci-Fi and mech lovers as well as for fans who have watch Steins;Gates or Chaos;Head. Those who familiar with the Mecha genre will easily pick up on the references that the show throws out. Though you don't need to know anything about the Mecha genre or Steins;Gate and Chaos:head to enjoy this series. It has great comedic pieces and good story if you like the slice of genre. If you are familiar with Steins;Gate or Chaos;Head, you will also pick up on the references that the series dishes out.

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