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Daniel Kurland

About Daniel Kurland

Daniel Kurland is a freelance writer, comedian, and critic, who lives in the cultural mosaic that is Brooklyn, New York. Daniel’s work can be read on ScreenRant, Splitsider, Bloody Disgusting, Den of Geek, and across the Internet. Daniel recently completed work on a noir anthology graphic novel titled, "Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Noir: A Rag of Bizarre Noir and Hard Boiled Tales" and he’s currently toiling away on his first novel. Daniel's extra musings can be found @DanielKurlansky on Twitter.

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10 Romantic Comedies That Are Actually a Different Genre

Romantic comedies remain one of cinema's most popular genres. However, sometimes rom-coms come in surprising forms.

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10 Dragon Ball Fights That Went Absolutely Nowhere

The Dragon Ball franchise produces so many fights, between alien warlords like Frieza and Super Saiyans, that some are bound to lead nowhere.

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How The Cell Saga Solved (And Intensified) DBZ's Super Saiyan Problem

DBZ fans are well aware of what Super Saiyan transformations mean to the franchise; the Cell Saga had the opportunity to make perfect the plot device.

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10 Best Chainsaw Man Manga Panels

Tatsuki Fujimoto has taken the world by storm with the art in Chainsaw Man's manga, leaving fans starstruck with its memorable imagery.

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Why a Mainline Princess Peach Game is Super Important

Finally receiving a mainline game after decades of sitting on the sidelines, Princess Peach gets to prove why she's one of the best Mario characters.

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10 Best Sci-Fi Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of

While some sci-fi films like Star Wars are household names, other genre movies slip through the cracks but are still just as deserving of recognition.

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15 Worst Writing Decisions In Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is an iconic anime staple, but that doesn't mean the series hasn't been marred by bad writing decisions.

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10 Dragon Ball Character Arcs Akira Toriyama Abandoned

Akira Toriyama crafted one of the best manga and anime franchises of all time with Dragon Ball, but he also abandoned some pivotal character arcs.

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10 Best Final Fantasy Mini-Games, Ranked

FFXVI is turning away from minigames, but previous Final Fantasy titles made great use of these fun little distractions and side systems.

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10 Canceled Anime That Still Have Great Endings

Just because anime like Bleach and Baccano! were canceled before they were actually completed doesn't mean they didn't have satisfying endings.

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10 Worst Cases Of Power Creep In My Hero Academia, Ranked

With random new abilities and instant power boosts, My Hero Academia has fallen victim to handing out undeserved upgrades to several characters.

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10 Best Battle Royale Anime, Ranked

High-stakes anime like Hell's Paradise and Future Diary make for the best battle royal series.

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10 Best Heteromorphs In My Hero Academia, Ranked

My Hero Academia characters like Tokoyami and Wash prove that heteromorphs are just awesome, if not more so, than "normal" Quirk users.

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10 Things Shonen's Big Three Does Better Than The Dark Trio

From stronger comedy to playful filler, Shonen Jump's Big Three has the Dark Trio beat in a number of ways.

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10 Best Boxing Anime, Ranked

Sports anime have always been popular, and boxing series like Megalobox and Rokudenashi Blues rank among the best.

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25 Best Dragon Ball Z Characters, Ranked

DBZ is iconic, with fan-favorite characters like Goku, Piccolo, and Android 18 often stealing the spotlight.

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The Dragon Ball Super Manga Gives Gohan His "My Bulma" Moment

The Dragon Ball Super manga echoes a fan-favorite Vegeta line as Gohan desperately rescues his daughter in an emotionally charged training exercise.

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10 Harsh Realities Of Playing Old Final Fantasy Games

The Final Fantasy series has a long and storied history, but it has evolved so far that revisiting old titles can be quite jarring to modern audiences

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The Worst Plot Hole In Every Part Of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has been running for decades but each of its parts has its own inconsistencies, from Phantom Blood to The JOJOLands.

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10 Best Anime Of Spring 2023, Ranked

Anime fans were treated to a bevy of great anime in Spring 2023, with titles like Hell's Paradise, Oshi no Ko, & Heavenly Delusion especially popular.

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