Manga Predicted Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go

hisui_icon_4040_round If you are unaware of the works of Kazuma Kamachi I will lay down a quick primer on his series. His most famous work is A Certain Magical Index and the tagline of the series is “When Magic and Science collide, the story begins…” It is set in a world where magic exists in the shadows as a secret hidden away from the mundane majority. Think of a set up like that of Harry Potter or Mage: The Ascension. At the same time, the center of scientific learning is Academy City. It is such an advanced hub of research and development that the city is often several years ahead of the curve in technological advances as compared to the rest of the world. While the residents of Academy City have no access to magic they have instead cultivated psionics to an art form. The main characters, the physic Touma Kamijou and the magical Index Librorum Prohibitorum, are the bridge between these two worlds.

As the series went on the psionic side character Mikoto Misaka became insanely popular and got her own spin-off series, A Certain Scientific Railgun. As the name implies the series almost entirely deals with the science side of Academy City and the various machinations and misadventures of the super-sensory inhabitants within.

But the clairvoyant skills might not just be limited to the characters within the book. Kazuma Kamachi himself might actually be an esper. It turns out that he predicted Pokémon Go years before it came out. Just look at the craze around the fictional app introduced in chapter 72 of A Certain Scientific Railgun. It is worth noting that the chapter came out on October 27 of 2014, but Pokémon Go was just released July 6, 2016.

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S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2016

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The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful.

Sentence: Free to Go

First impressions of Thunderbolt Fantasy from Pili International Multimedia. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Mob Psycho 100 from BONES. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Battery from Zero G. It is streaming on Amazon. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi from EMT Squared. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of 91 Days from Shuka. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Orange from TMS Entertainment. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Cheer Boys! from Brain’s Base. It is streaming on Funimation. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Sweetness and Lightning from TMS Entertainment. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of DAYS from MAPPA. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of The Morose Mononokean from Pierrot Plus. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

Sentence: On Parole

First impressions of Maho Shojo? Naria Girls from Studio Bouncy. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Alderamin on the Sky from MADHOUSE. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Time Travel Girl from Wao World. It is streaming on Funimation. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Taboo-Tattoo from J. C. Staff. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of ReLIFE from TMS Entertainment. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

Sentence: Lock ‘Em Up and Throw Away the Key

First impressions of Berserk (2016) from Millepensee. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Qualidea Code from A-1 Pictures. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars from Actas. It is streaming on Funimation. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of This Art Club Has a Problem! from Feel. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of hitorinoshita The Outcast from Emon Animation Company. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of New Game! from Doga Kobo. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Handa-kun from diomedea. It is streaming on Funimation. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K from J. C. Staff. It is streaming on Funimation. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Bananya from Gathering. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

All Points Bulletin: Blond Ambition World Tour

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narutaki_icon_4040_round Blonde warriors.