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The world of anime is arcane, hermetic, and nigh-unto impenetrable by outsiders. And that’s a good thing; part of the fun of anime is discovering something new in the seemingly-endless barrage of options. The Japanese style of animation is nothing like the American experience of happy anthropomorphic animals in stories aimed at kids (although that does make up a tentacle of the anime kraken). Anime allows for all sorts of stories to be told, from classic space opera (the Captain Harlock series) to the raunchy (Girls High) to straight romance (Emma). How do you know which series or stand-alones are right for you from among the thousands of films available? Find a guide, like one of the members of Fant-Asia St. Louis. The anime enthusiasts celebrate ten years of togetherness today from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the St. Charles Fantasy Shop (2426 West Clay Street, St. Charles; 636-947-8330 or www.fantasyshoponline.com). There’s a costume contest, art show, video gaming (the ninth anniversary party featured a lot of Dance Dance Revolution), and, of course, plenty of anime screening throughout the day. Admission is free.

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