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If you were watching anime in 2006, you would have at the very least heard of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. The mech/school/magic/political anime was a phenomenon that engulfed us all. Memes were created and conspiracy theories ran rampant. It ended its two seasons on a fairly conclusive note and, sadly, most additional material since released dealt with alternate universes and characters. Now, 10 years on, it's finally getting a direct sequel.

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For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn't have to be.

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The idea of a live-action American remake of the seminal anime movie Akira has always seemed like a disaster in the making to me, and the fact that the movie has languished in various forms of development hell seems to corroborate that idea. But after seeing this concept art of Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Kaneda and Tetsuo roles, I almost want to change my mind.

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Naruto Scott Murphy was born earlier this month at 5:23am in Titusville, Florida, to parents Devon Scott Murphy and Deedra Lee Newsome. The baby, whose legal name — and I cannot stress this enough — is Naruto, was of normal health, aside of course from the giant, mythical nine-tailed fox sealed inside him.

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Only a handful of TV shows, movies, books or cartoons can be called "life-changing," masterpieces that transform you and the way you perceive yourself and/or the world, or let you understand something you never did before. These 10 anime series will change you if you watch them. But it's not a definitive list, so add your candidates in the comments!

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Designed to be the ultimate celebration of anime and Japanese culture, Madman Anime Festival will debut later this year in Melbourne. Held on 3 and 4 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event is a collaboration between Madman and Animelab.

What can you expect? Think international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, live stage performances, pop-up shops, screenings, and "exclusive anime events".