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Perfect Girl Evolution

Also known as Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (ヤマトナデシコ七変化), it’s a comedy lasting 10 episodes based on the manga of the same name. A funny drama that does not make sense at all.

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Welcome to the N.H.K.

Based on the novel and the manga series of the same name, Welcome to the N.H.K. tells the story of a Hikikomori called Satou Tatsuhiro, who’s lived like a Hikikomori for almost four years, until a girl named Misaki decides to take him on as a project to make him better… as well as help herself.

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How to Train your Dragon

How to Train your Dragon tells the story of Hiccup, a geeky very un-viking boy from a dragon-slaying Viking village. One day, Hiccup gets to meet an unusual dragon, whom he names Toothless, that will challenge all the knowledge that his people have of these creatures.

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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland tells the story of 19-year-old Alice visiting Wonderland for the second time to liberate its people from the evil Red Queen.

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Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood (Tokio Blues)

Norwegian Wood (or Tokio Blues, in Spanish) tells the non-chronological story of Watanabe Toru, who remembers Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend in high school, who ended up killing himself. It deals with the aftermath of the suicide and their lives pre- and post-suicide.

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Jongkook Kim – Eleventh Story

One of Korea’s “ballad kings” comes back to the music stage with an album that is filled with just that. Well, it’s not just ballads, there is also something else for his fans in the album, but it is definitely not dance music.

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Avatar (2009)

I had the displeasure of enduring James Cameron’s preachy, unoriginal, over-indulgent sci-fi brain rapist, Avatar. I’d like to shake the hand of the netizen who named it Avatar: The Last Samurai of the Ferngully Who Dances With Wolves.

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YAM – Issue 008

Well, we’ve got reviews for Bright Star, Nine, Princess and the Frog, New York I Love You, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Sa Dingding’s sophomore album Harmony, SNSD, 2AM, Mosquito-voice Kim JongKook, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie and more!

Plus! We’ve got articles on the direction of Chinese Pop music, our list of actresses that should get a cable show, and our picks that should have been Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards.