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Ghost in the Shell’s “whitewashing” scandal is a case of good intentions aimed in the wrong direction

Before it ever hit theaters, 2017's Ghost in the Shell (GITS) was condemned for "whitewashing" because of the casting Scarlett Johansson as the film's lead. It may be an unpopular opinion, but I believe that this is an unfair condemnation.  7551

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Season 1

This series premiered in 2013 and the first season showed up on Netflix, seemingly, immediately. I put off watching it for a while, but I finally decided to give in and watch Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. I was going to just do a write-up of the entire series, but the story is so heavily partitioned that I thought it best to do this one season at a time. 4680

Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona)

Season 1 of Yona of the Dawn (YotD) has come and gone. It's a show with a lot of positives that's reminiscent of some older, long running, shows like Fushigi Yuugi. This first season really just sets the groundwork for the story. So, if it doesn't get a second season, this show will end up just being an entryway into the manga for viewers who want to complete the story. 3561

Log Horizon – Season 2 – Episodes 1-12

After Shiroe's economic wizardry in the first season, Akihabara has a problem. Put simply, the Akihabara round table doesn't have the funds they need to keep things going the way they have been. Shiroe's solution to this problem involves an obscene amount of money, more than possibly exists. Recap Shiroe heads out on the mission without letting anyone know the full scope of his plans. He leaves Akihabara taking only Naotsugu and Regan with him. As a first step he sets up a meeting with Kinjou, a representative of the Kunie clan (also called the Sacrifice clan).  With the help of Regan, the Sage of Miral lake, Shiroe has figured out that clan is responsible for the flow of money in the game/world. The source of the flow of money in Elder Tale is in a place called Depths of Palm, which is controlled /guarded by the Kunie. Shiroe had spoken to Kinjou as a pretense so that he could size him up before trying to get to the "golden whirlpool" that all the money in Elder Tale flows through. Before he leaves, Kinjou tells Shiroe that he'll have to complete a raid in order to get the gold. Most of this setup is explained in the first episode of the season, but it's a little hard to keep track of because the first episode jumps around through past, present and future. Actually there's a few episodes that are out of time or overlapping as they depict incidents that are going on

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