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Digimon, Doremi, and the Time Dilation of Nostalgic Sequels

 Nostalgia is a powerful force ever-present in media and in entertainment. It conjures up memories and experiences of the past, and it takes many different forms. For anime and manga, this often comes to us as new versions of old beloved works, sometimes accompanied by anniversary merchandise to really get the memories going. In recent years, the focal point of nostalgia has been the 1990s up to the early 2000s. The 2020 Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime is a retelling of the original story, which originally began as a light novel series before being adapted into anime in 1998. Slayers Volume 16, released in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus, picks up right where the story left off. But the Digimon Adventure...

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A Tribute to Digimon Singer Wada Kouji

On April 3rd, 2016 the voice of Digimon, Wada Kouji, passed away at the age of 42 due to cancer of the pharynx. First diagnosed with cancer in 2003, Wada disappeared from the music world multiple times before coming back determined to show that the disease hadn’t defeated him. Each time he returned, his voice became weaker, clearly unable to deliver the soft yet powerful vocals that had originally made him famous. However, while his music changed it was clear that the heart, determination, and talent had never left.

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