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Instagram Live Stream with Persona 5 and FE3H VA, Xanthe Huynh

Following our Instagram live with Elizabeth Maxwell last week, we’ll be doing another one this Friday with Xanthe Huynh (Twitter / Instagram), who has voiced many characters from…

Beneath the Tangles

Appare-Ranman!: Steel Ball Run Got an Anime?

In the wake of Stone Ocean’s announcement, there is a significant sector of the JoJo fandom who only care about how this brings us that much closer to…

The Otaku Exhibition

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The race is on!– First Impressions: Appare-Ranman!

It’s a fictional period piece? About some drag racers in LA? In the steam era/cowboy? Sign me up, fam. It’s cute colorful and funny. I can see it…

We be bloggin'

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Tagging Anime with Color Challenge!

We’ve been tagged! Thank you so much Edy from Convoluted Situation for thinking of us in this beautiful tagging challenge! We had a few good laughs putting this…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #153 – Best of 2020 with Dawn

Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins Evan and David to celebrate their favorite anime, manga, and video games of 2020 and look back on one hell of…

Ani-Gamers

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Sadly Mediocre – Appare-Ranman! Review

“No dream is too big for Appare Sorrano, a socially-awkward inventor living in a small rural town in Japan in the late 19th century. Fascinated since childhood by…

Welcome to HaruKafe!

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Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2020

In an exceptionally hellish year, good anime managed to provide some brief moments of reprieve. Here are the staff's 2020 favorites!

Anime Feminist

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A Very GLORIO 2020: Zigg’s State of the Union

Zigg looks back on a year that soared and stumbled in equal measure, and picks out the stories that shone the brightest.

The Glorio Blog

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Best Anime Characters of 2020

BEST MALE CHARACTER Sorano Appare (Appare-Ranman!) Having the protagonist of a racing anime be a serendipitous inventor makes for an interesting dynamic. Appare chafes against the cultural norms…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Top 10 Anime of 2020

It’s time for my top 10 anime of 2020. It’s been a great year for anime, even better than last year. I gave a lot of good ratings…

A Certain Dazed Producer

Anime Awards 2020

It’s that time of the year. Time for the anime awards. I wanted to make sure I watched a good amount of anime so I could make an…

A Certain Dazed Producer

A Very GLORIO 2020: Gee’s Highs and Lows of the Year

Like many people, this year has been rather busy for me for a variety of reasons both personal and practical. So rather than my usual arbitrary awards show…

The Glorio Blog

Charting a Course in Appare-Ranman!

In times where most of us can’t go to America, the next best thing is entertainment set there.

The Animanga Spellbook

Interview with Xanthe Huynh, Suzie Yeung, and Brandon McInnis of Appare-Ranman!

During this fall anime season, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with directors and voice actors involved in the English-language version of P.A. Works’ stirring and beautifully crafte…

Beneath the Tangles

Ode to Anime Studios – PA Works

Appare-Ranman knocked my socks off and this studio is busy with Kamisama ni Natta Hi this season anyway, so it’s a good time for a look-see…

The Animanga Spellbook

Interview with Lee George, Ivan Jasso, and Emi Lo of Appare-Ranman!

Following up our recent interview with the directors of Appare-Ranman, Caitlin Glass and Shawn Gann, we’ve had the opportunity to also speak with a number of the voice…

Beneath the Tangles

Anime Feminist Recommendations of Summer 2020

One series out of Netflix jail and another delayed from the spring season ride in to save an otherwise slim summer.

Anime Feminist

20 Adventure Anime Series With a Real Sense of Discovery

“Adventure” is a pretty easy tag to slap onto your standard action anime, but not every anime series really captures that feeling of adventure. You know the feeling.…

Recommend Me Anime

Dick Dastardly’s Gun Kata: Appare-Ranman!

The anime studio P.A. Works generally follows a consistent formula: establish an interesting setting such as an old-fashioned hotel (Hanasaku Iroha), an animation studio (SHIROBAKO), or a small…

OGIUE MANIAX

Summer 2020 Final Thoughts

The winds of change are coming. No one knows what the next month will hold for us. Hell, we didn’t even know what this past week held in…

FOR GREAT JUSTICE

Log Time Seasonal Podcast | End of Summer 2020 — Summer of Suffering

Get your band-aids and tissues ready, because the end of the Summer 2020 anime season has come out swinging. And good god, is it swinging hard. Thankfully, we’re…

The Backloggers

Doctorkev's Summer 2020 Anime Postmortem

This season, I started off pretty despondent at the lack of anime, hence the obviously exasperated tone of my halfway impressions article. Now that Summer 2020 is over…

AniTAY

The GLORIO Chat Episode 70: Summer 2020 Anime Wrap Up

We tie a neat bow on a messy season, including final thoughts about Appare Ranman, DECA-DENCE, and whatever else we managed to finish.

The Glorio Blog

Appare-Ranman Review

I’m just gonna assume someone at P.A. Works decided to throw caution to the wind and suggested something stupid for their next project. Which, if this is really…

PyraXadon's Anime Archive

Diversity in P.A. Works’ Appare-Ranman: Video Interview with ADR Directors, Caitlin Glass and Shawn Gann

Appare-Ranman, one of last season’s notable anime, has begun to receive the ADR treatment from Funimation. Each Friday, the company is releasing an English-dubbed episode of the P.A.…

Beneath the Tangles

Appare-Ranman! – 13 (End) and Series Review

If there was ever a show that qualified as a tweener, it's Appare-Ranman!. Read more

Lost in Anime

Appare-Ranman! – 13 (Fin) – Crossing the Finish in Style

It’s Final Boss time, and the battle with Gil takes on a decidedly Final Fantasy flavor, in no small part due to everyone’s outrageous costumes and the fact…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Summer 2020 Seasonal Anime Wrap-up

What is time? I think most of you know what I’m referring. Speaking of it, being on the internet can be both exciting and exhausting depending how you…

ThatRandomEditor's Anime Blog

Appare-Ranman! – 12

If I were to apply one word to this episode of Appare-Ranman! it would be "conventional". Read more

Lost in Anime

Appare-Ranman! – 12 – Showdown at Stone Hill

Holed up in a ghost town chapel, Gil once again demonstrates how ridiculously EEEEEEvil he is by forcing two of his three hostages to shoot the other if they…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Appare-Ranman! – 11 – A Break in the Clouds

The Bad Brothers managed to survive having a train car derail on top of them, meaning they have the one working car with which to rush Kosame to…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Appare-Ranman! is Cooler Than Whatever You're Watching

It's Steampunk Steel Ball Run, With Cowboys and Samurai Racing Across America in Retro REDLINE Cars. Need I say more? Well, the video's 17 minutes long, so c...

Mother's Basement

Appare-Ranman! – 11

Appare-Ranman did that in a fairly convincing fashion. Read more

Lost in Anime

Appare-Ranman! – 10 – Snakes on a Train

Their respite over, it’s time for the racers to get back to work, this time racing a train out of Nebraska with Big Boss hoping to prove the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Appare-Ranman! – 10

If you ask me what I hope really happens next week, I'm not sure. Read more

Lost in Anime

Summer 2020 Summary: Week 8

Mario: Hello everyone, this week I decided to drop Appare Ranman. It did have what I consider its best episode (episode 7) a few weeks back, but I…

Star Crossed Anime

The GLORIO Chat Episode 68: Now We Know What Happened to Shinzo Abe

Coming down the home stretch of a weird season with show ending at odd times, we wrap up Great Pretender (for now), Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise, and Kamen…

The Glorio Blog

The Speakeasy #116: Otakon Online, Brand New Animal, + Summer 2020 Anime

Our con report for Otakon’s 1-day online convention. Then we discuss Brand New Animal, and some of the new shows of the summer: Gibiate, Deca-Dence, and God of…

Reverse Thieves

Appare-Ranman! – 09 – Taking a Load Off

The car companies decide that despite the threat of Gil, the race will go on. The route to the next supply point is adjusted for the safety of…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Appare-Ranman! – 09

We were so close to being freed of that hair... Read more

Lost in Anime

The Journey of Appare-Ranman in Reality: Ocean to Ocean in 1909

How Appare-Ranman came to be set in America, and the real life-story of a transcontinental race that occurred in 1909 and may have influenced the anime. Also...

Thixotrofic

Summer 2020 Mid-Season Rankings! (Week 7 Check-in)

Okay, folks – it’s here. It’s week seven, and all shows have at this point finally hit the middle of their cour, which can only mean one thing.…

The Backloggers

Blogging About Anime, August 2020

It’s been a while since I wrote about my seasonal watches. Having MLB back on TV seems to provide me a kind of anchor, rhythm-wise. It is arguable…

Omonomono

Appare-Ranman! – 08 – Cutting Through the Past

Appare, Xialian and Al leave Eli, Nevada at dawn in pursuit of the lead pack, only to find them massacred on the road. Only Rich Riesman survives, and…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Appare-Ranman! – 08

Just give Kosame his moment in Leone fashion, and don't sweat the details. Read more

Lost in Anime