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What I’m watching this weekend: Gino Hernandez

By Gino Hernandez, Lifestyle Writer | September 29, 2022

It’s that time of the year again when the weather gets colder, and the leaves begin to change their color. With autumn on the horizon, here are a select few shows which should fit this colorful season. SONNY BOY (Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu) “Sonny...

Ashlie Amber will perform her show “Ashlie Amber: I Will Always Love You” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Egyptian Theatre to host Anime Film Festival

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | September 20, 2022

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre is hosting an Anime Film Festival on Saturday at 6 p.m. The festival is sponsored by the NIU Division of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion along with the NIU Asian American Resource Center and is free for all who...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Daija Hammonds and Laqes Davis | August 25, 2022

Take some time this weekend to relax and catch up on some shows or movies. Here are ideas if you’re stumped on what to watch. Vampire in the Garden (Netflix) “Vampire in the Garden'' takes place in a world where humans and vampires are at war with...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #38

By Lifestyle staff | February 6, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist:  Madelaine’s picks Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Maps” Rebounder - “Japanese Posters” Lorde - “A World Alone” Formed in...

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A retrospective look at the anime series “Bleach”

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | January 19, 2022

When it comes to Shonen anime, titles such as “One Piece,” “Dragon Ball,” “Hunter X Hunter” and “My Hero Academia” stick out, while “Bleach” seems to have faded from recent memory. This changed with the release of the trailer for the...

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TV review: ‘Cowboy Bebop’

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | January 13, 2022

Netflix’s adaptation of the classic anime series “Cowboy Bebop” is one of the most controversial shows to come out of Netflix, quickly reaching the service’s number one spot of its top ten. Longtime fans and casual viewers alike have very strong...

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An in-depth look at the anime series “Attack on Titan”

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | December 23, 2021

“On that day, humanity received a grim reminder.” These words uttered in the first episode of the “Attack on Titan” series immediately give a strong impression of what the series would be about.  “Attack on Titan” has had a massive impact...

Casting ignites controversy

By Sophia Phillips | February 27, 2017

The live action movie adaption of the Japanese anime, “Ghost in the Shell” has faced criticism for “white-washing” because Scarlett Johansson was cast as the main character of the film.The movie, which is set to release March 31, stars Johansson...

Karoshi-Con to bring cosplay to campus

By David Stenger | March 20, 2013

Don’t be surprised if you happen to see people on campus dressed up as colorful characters this Saturday. It’s perfectly normal. Anime Association NIU will host Karoshi-Con from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Holmes Student Center. “Karoshi-Con...