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Personalized Anime Recommendations for the Discerning Geek

Shiawase na Kyujitsu mina-san! Happy holidays to you all! In my never-ending quest to get more people interested in manga and anime, I’ve learned that one of the easiest ways to get people to try new things is to make suggestions based on the type of entertainment that they enjoy.  Today, I’ve compiled a list of items that you should include on your anime wish list. Are you a fan of the Hunger Games? Breaking BadSupernatural? Game of Thrones? Then boy, do I have suggestions for you!

 

If you like Hunger Games, give Battle Royale a try.

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Geeks You Should Know: Gwendoline Christie

The geek community reserves a special place in its collective heart for those members of the entertainment industry who share the geeky mindset—particularly those who fly their banner high.  One such thespian is Gwendoline Christie, who is best known for her acting role as Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Christie was born in the UK and grew up in a small village near South Downs.  Her first love was gymnastics and she trained semi-professionally for most of her childhood until a spinal injury forced her to retire and find a career elsewhere.  Her high school drama coach, actor and author Simon Callow, mentored Christie and guided her into theatrical, and then on-screen acting, and she graduated from Drama Centre London in 2005.

Christie at a Game of Thrones Exhibit Party displaying the Brienne of Tarth FunkoPOP figure (@gameofthrones, 2014)

Christie at a Game of Thrones Exhibit Party displaying the Brienne of Tarth FunkoPOP figure (@gameofthrones, 2014)

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