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True Mothers (朝が来る, Naomi Kawase, 2020)

Adoptive parents face a moment of crisis after receiving a message from a woman claiming to be their son’s birth mother in Kawase’s hugely empathetic family drama

Windows on Worlds

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(RAW) Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 202 and 203 (original Japanese broadcast)

N’cha! Dougo13 has once again graciously allowed us access to his amazing collection of Japanese broadcast recordings, some of which haven’t seen the light of day in over…

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50 Years in Times Square: Kurosawa and his Western Remakes

On April 8, 1971, 50 years ago today, I made my first trip to see a Japanese movie on the big screen. It was Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI…

Brian Camp's Film and Anime Blog

yurimother:New Yuri Mystery Game from ‘Flowers’ Writer Releases in Japan this MonthEl...

yurimother:New Yuri Mystery Game from ‘Flowers’ Writer Releases in Japan this MonthEl Dia announced a new Yuri mystery adventure visual novel Kanda Alice mo Suiri Suru which will…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

New Yuri Mystery Game from ‘Flowers’ Writer Releases in Japan this MonthEl Dia announced...

New Yuri Mystery Game from ‘Flowers’ Writer Releases in Japan this MonthEl Dia announced a new Yuri mystery adventure visual novel Kanda Alice mo Suiri Suru which will…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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5 Times I Preferred the Manga to the Anime

I usually prefer the anime adaptation to the manga they are based on but not in these five cases. These were better as mangas.

I drink and watch anime

Kemono Jihen – 12 (END)

「怪物事変」 (Kemono Jihen) "Kemono Incidents" Saying goodbye to Kabane, Akira, Shiki and Kon but not for long I hope.

Random Curiosity

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Your Anime is Political: The Radical Revolutions of Akira and Evangelion

Some anime are more than political. In fact, our author argues, two of the most well-known anime in history are downright revolutionary.

Unseen Japan

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Kemono Jihen – 12 (Fin) – How to Melt a Frozen Heart

Nobimaru presses his attack on Yui, but learns he can’t even touch the nullstone without freezing and cracking his arm, as the thing literally feeds on life. Nobimaru, who…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 11

The animationIt burns! My eyes, it burns them!Please, take it away! Welcome to the Climax Episode! Not a lot happens, so it can be summarized very quickly: Beta…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Kemono Jihen – 11 – Let it Bro

Let it be said that the system the yuki-onna employ to keep the Snowy Village arrive is patently awful, not to mention extremely inefficient. And yet, with many…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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First Impressions: Kemono Jihen

Hello and welcome back to Otaku Thursday, this be Luna with yet another First Impression from winter anime. I know it’s getting late in the season, I know…

We be bloggin'

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 10

A decent fight sceneSome needless complicationsNo impact at heart So, today’s episode of Ex-Arm had two major lines: Akira versus Beta and Alma versus Soma. Second one first.…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 092

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 092 [780E1C79] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 092 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

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338 – One Shot 36 – Mermaid in the Bottle & Leaper & Mine-kun is Asexual

On this episode we answer lots of emails and dakazu reads about the devastation on the Sanriku Railway during the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Santetsu! Then we review…

Manga Machinations

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Kemono Jihen – 10 – Good for Something

When born in their snowy village far to the north, Akira and his twin brother Yui were the first male yuki-onoko born in a century. While they were treated…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 091

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 091 [DD6BFE11] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 091 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

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Kemono Jihen – 09 – Kabane the Casanova

After she was born and learned to control her golden webbing, Aya had been treated like a tool, and when she was insolent she’d be beaten “like banging…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Vol. 1

If your chief criticism of King of Eden was “not enough boobs,” have I got the manga for you: Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, a comedy…

Manga Bookshelf

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Kemono Jihen – 08 – A Sister Richer

Right in the middle of Shiki considering killing his Uncle Akio with neither Inugami nor Nobimaru not standing in his way, a filthy Akira emerges from the woods…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Goukaku Tame no! Yasashi Sankaku Kakei Nyuumon ( 合格のための! やさしい三角関係入門)

Mayuki is determined to get into the school of her choice to be close to the girl she likes, her old sempai on the basketball team, Akira. But…

Okazu

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ビルマの竪琴 – Plucking the Burmese Harp: A Film Review

Director Kon Ichikawa plucks the fruits of Eastern spirituality throughout a film that at once condemns the horrors of war and celebrates the spontaneity of life.

Nicholas Andriani

335 – The Flowers of Evil part 3

This week Seamus catches up on Vinland Saga,dakazu struggles to read Meisou Senshi Nagata Kabi Gurume de GO!, and we examine the new license announcements! Then we return…

Manga Machinations

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Kemono Jihen – 07 – The Spider with the Golden Silk

At Shiki’s request, the agency gang is off to his home village of Kinshigo, now that he’s ready to learn the fate of his parents. It’s bound not…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 090

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 090 [68070F2E] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 090 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

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The Anti-Social Geniuses Review: Strawberry Fields Once Again Volume 1

The Anti-Social Geniuses review Strawberry Fields Once Again, where Akira says she's swearing off 3D romances, but Pure aims to change that!

TheOASG

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Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Vol. 1 (Review)

Akira Tendo had found his dream job, working in the world of commercials and media—or so he thought. After being forced to work more than 24 hours straight…

Beneath the Tangles

Books: The Impact of Akira

By Andrew Osmond. If you were asked which singer comes to mind in connection with Akira, most readers would think of Kanye West cosplaying Tetsuo in his pants…

All the Anime

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Kemono Jihen – 06 – Raiding the Pantry

As he tries to hide from the stunned kononba sister, the fear grips Shiki. He recalls little from his earlier life except that he lived happily with his mom,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yoshiaki Kawajiri: My Favorite Anime Filmmaker

Anime films are incredibly important to the history of the medium, with works like Akira and the Ghibli movies being among the first anime localized in any official…

DeathBy1kSlimes

Episode 1: Akira Vol 1

It's the first episode of Mangasplaining, the podcast where we make Chip Zdarsky Read Great Manga to see what he thinks! Featuring Chip, Deb Aoki, David Brothers, and…

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Episode 0: Welcome To Mangasplaining!

Welcome to Mangasplaining, the manga podcast! In this first episode you'll get to know the team including Deb Aoki, David Brothers, Christopher Butcher, and Chip Zdarsky. … Continue…

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Kemono Jihen – 05 – Don’t Let the Bugs Bite

While Kabane is cleaning the back room, he’s pulled into a room Inugami told the kids never to enter. That’s because the room is the domain of Mihai,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 089

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 089 [A8EF4862] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 089 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

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Kemono Jihen – 04 – The Iceboy Cometh

The next case with Kabane and now Kon on board involves Yoruno, a young man who has fallen in love with a woman who is actually a nekomata…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Review: Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana), Blu-Ray

Reunited as teenagers after spending their middle school years apart, Fumi and Akira don’t recognize each other at first, especially since the latter has far surpassed her friend…

Beneath the Tangles

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Kemono Jihen – 03 – Good Fox Girl

This week Inugami sends Kabane to the woman he spoke to at the end of last week: Police Superintendent Inari Yoko, performed by Kana-Hana in her most imperious…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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On Japanese Cinema – A 10-Part Patreon Exclusive Examining the 100+ Year History of 日本映画 “Nihon Eiga”

“Japanese Cinema: A 10-Part Choose Your Own Adventure in Subtitles!” Addressing such age-old questions as: What is reality? Did George Lucas rip-off Japanese Cinema in the production of…

Niko's Floating World ニコの浮世

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Cyber City Oedo 808 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review

Anyone who survived UK anime fandom in the early-to-mid-1990s, can effortlessly list the most prominent hits of the time — Akira, Ghost in…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 088

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 088 [665AA0F5] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 088 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

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Strawberry Fields Once Again, Volume 1

Akira is resigned to being a loner. She doesn’t want to deal with real people and is content, she tells herself, with keeping her relationships 2-dimensional. So when…

Okazu

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Kemono Jihen – 02 – The Strong, Sad Type

Inugami introduces Kabane to his new roommates and colleagues at the “kemonoist” agency: Shiki, a fellow hanyo one year older than Kabane who adopts a hostile attitude towards him…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Seasonal Anime Impressions - Winter 2021 - Part 4

 Seasonal Anime ImpressionsWinter 2021Part 4It's been a few days since the last one of these. While that means I will be less topical, ... Well that's actually all…

Slug Gardens

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Kemono Jihen – 01 – (First Impressions) – Tokyo Dreamin’

Detective Inugami is on his way to a remote village to investigate strange instances of rotting livestock corpses. Yataro, the innkeeper’s son, is quick to show off to…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Hi Score Girl Volume 5 Review

TheOASG reviews Hi Score Girl Volume 5, where lots of 3D fighting games exist, but Haruo, Akira, and Hidaka each have big challenges to face.

TheOASG

Anime Fingerprints: Anime Series That Had Lasting Influence on The Anime Industry

The arrow of time will always march forward. In that momentum, you see progress happen in both small and wide spheres. One such small sphere is anime, where…

Recommend Me Anime

Adachi to Shimamura Episode #12

Here’s both Taeko Nagafuji and Akira Hino where they’re participating in a PE activity. Speaking of Nagafuji, I wonder what happened to her after spending the night at…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

Adachi & Shimamura – 12 (Fin) – Having a Wuvly Time

When Adachi learns Hino and Nagafugi not only spent the night together, but bathed together before school, she decides she can’t fall behind; she must be bold and…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 087 (MERRY CHRISTMAS!)

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 087 [22F737E1] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 087 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

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