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I’ve seen this before… and done better too…

One of the oddest things I remember about Ex-Arm, was how annoyingly consistent Akira was screaming about getting his body back. I had it written in my notes…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The Vampire Doll (1970) review

“Sounds, music, performances, and darkish visuals all blend beautifully together to deliver an unsettling but enchanting account of vampirism in Japan.”

psycho-cinematography

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 120

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 120 [12415B5B] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 120 in Japanese with English subtitles. Translated …

shiteatersubs

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The Pass: Last Days Of The Samurai (2022) review [Fantasia Film Festival]

A very engaging samurai narrative that does not only offer an intriguing glance at one of the most important crossroads of Japanese history, but also a melodramatic exploration…

psycho-cinematography

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The Pass: Last Days Of The Samurai (2022) review [Fantasia Film Festival]

A very engaging samurai narrative that does not only offer an intriguing glance at one of the most important crossroads of Japanese history, but also a melodramatic exploration…

psycho-cinematography

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Nine: Adachi's Origins

Happy Summer Koshien! While Mitsuru Adachi stands right alongside other mangaka titans like Rumiko Takahashi and Akira Toriyama in Japan and many other countries, he's been mostly overlooked…

fig57

●ANNOUNCEMENT● OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS update

Katsuhiro Otomo, Akira, Bibliography, Otomo, Animation, Manga, Steamboy, Japanimation,

ChronOtomo | Otomo Katsuhiro Chronology

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Animated Movie August: Chirin no Suzu

Welcome to the first edition of Animated Movie August. A pretty self-explanatory title if I do say so myself. I watch an animated movie of my choice, these…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Summer Anime 2022, Week 5

Shows usually get their stories really going at around this point in the season. Last week in Yurei Deco we had a bit of a weird time jump…

TheOASG

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 119

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 119 [1F82FE29] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 119 in Japanese with English subtitles. Translated …

shiteatersubs

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Call of the Night Episode 4 Review – Best In Show

Call of the Night Episode 4: Akira had trouble sleeping. She went out and "accidentally" saw Kou. How will Nazuna react to the extra visitor?

Crow's World of Anime

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Call of the Night Episode 4 — Spicing up a Relationship with a Third Person

Remember when I said last week that appreciated how Akira wasn’t being overly sexualized? Well, I spoke too soon. This episode starts out with shots of her undressing…

Dopey Likes Anime

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Yofukashi no Uta | Episode Three: Confusion.

Much to say, episode three of Yofukashi no Uta was a very confusing one. I say confusing because we now have one other individual who knows that ko-kun…

Otaku Central

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Let’s Watch CALL OF THE NIGHT Episode 4 – Isn’t This a Tight Squeeze?

This week on Call of The Night, is Ko really in love with Nazuna or is he just down bad? Also; a three-person hangout at the vampire apartment.

The Magic Planet

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Call of the Night – 04 – Lay Your Troubles Down

Asai Akira can’t sleep. She gets up way too early, and with nothing else to do, simply goes to school early. Her home life seems lonely. There’s nothing…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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THE GREAT ACROBUNCH REWATCH 8 – The Maiden of EMME YA

ACROBUNCH – THE QUEST FOR TREASUREEPISODE 8: The Maiden of EMME YA WRITTEN BY: Akira Goto BROADCAST DATE: July 28, 1982 So, as I said yesterday, there’s some…

J9 Hard Serenade

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 3

We get some extra development for Akira this episode, and the fake Shinsengumi actually get to show off their skills. The episode starts, though, with the resolution of…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Call of the Night – 03 – Night Fight

While I could absolutely keep watching just Kou, Nanaka, and the night for ten or eleven more episodes, the introduction of Asai Akira doesn’t ruin the vibes. In…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 118

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 118 [B77C388A] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 118 in Japanese with English subtitles. Translated …

shiteatersubs

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Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫, Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)

A young man from an exiled clan tries to make peace between the natural world and the industrial in Hayao Miyazaki’s landmark 1997 animation

Windows on Worlds

●ILLUSTRATION● POSTER for EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

Katsuhiro Otomo, Akira, Bibliography, Otomo, Animation, Manga, Steamboy, Japanimation,

ChronOtomo | Otomo Katsuhiro Chronology

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THE GREAT ACROBUNCH REWATCH 7 – The Mystery Man of the Megalith

ACROBUNCH – THE QUEST FOR TREASUREEPISODE 7: The Mystery Man of the Megalith WRITTEN BY: Akira Goto BROADCAST DATE: July 14, 1982 And, as always, this episode aired…

J9 Hard Serenade

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 117

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 117 [19989ABC] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 117 in Japanese with English subtitles. Translated …

shiteatersubs

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Our Favorite Anime Expo 2022 Cosplay!

Anime Expo was one week ago, and while the main attraction may have been all the incredible announcements, there was also a ton of awesome cosplay to see…

Beneath the Tangles

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What about ’17-Sai no Teikoku’ makes it worth watching?

It would probably be helpful to explain a little about this drama series before answering that question. 17-Sai no Teikoku, or A 17-year-old’s Regime, is the story of…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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An Outlaw (ならず者, Teruo Ishii, 1964)

Ken Takakura stars as a China-based hitman dragged into local intrigue when a job goes awry in an early crime thriller from Teruo Ishii.

Windows on Worlds

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Katsuhiro Otomo Retrospective: Akira

It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally watched and written about every animated production (available in English) contributed to by Katsuhiro…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Backlight (逆光, Ren Sudo, 2021)

A young Mishima obsessive brings a uni friend to Onomichi for the summer but struggles to express his feelings in Ren Sudo’s poetic indie drama.

Windows on Worlds

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 116

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 116 [F24AA431] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 116 in Japanese with English subtitles. Translated …

shiteatersubs

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One Day, You Will Reach the Sea (やがて海へと届く, Ryutaro Nakagawa, 2022)

A young woman finds a new accommodation with loss while searching for her missing friend in Ryutaro Nakagawa’s moving indie drama.

Windows on Worlds

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Manga Review – Creature!

Creature! ハカイジュウ (Hakaijuu) HONDA Shingo Shounen – Horror 1 Volume of 21 Volumes (complete) Media Do (Akita Publishing) Summary: Akira feels like he’s falling further and further behind…

Daiyamanga

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Throne of Blood (1957) by Akira Kurosawa

Based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, “Throne of Blood” tells the story of Washizu, a captain of the lord of Cobweb Castle, and his ill-fated supplanting of his former master.…

Japanese Film Reviews

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A-Kon 31 (2022): Remembering Community

Anime conventions aren’t about the guests, bands, contests, merch, or even cosplay. They’re about relationships. While the festivities are the impetus in bringing otaku together, servin…

Beneath the Tangles

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 115

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 115 [652894D2] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 115 in Japanese with English subtitles. Translated …

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The Manga Review, 6/3/22

Two weeks ago, Seven Seas’ employees formed the United Workers of Seven Seas (UW7S). Their goal? To negotiate a standard benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement plans,…

Manga Bookshelf

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Interview: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Composer Akira Senju

Anime News Network had the opportunity to talk to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's composer Akira Senju about the process behind creating the soundtrack to the massively popular anime series.

Anime News Network - Views

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Popran (ポプラン, Shinichiro Ueda, 2022)

A self-involved CEO gets a course correction when his genitals suddenly decide to leave him in Shinichiro Ueda’s surreal morality tale

Windows on Worlds

397 – Manga in Motion 55 – Nicky Larson

For the final installment of our City Hunter Multimedia Retrospective we’re joined by our friend Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast to discuss the 2018 French action comedy…

Manga Machinations

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Hibari Misora and the Last “Sannin Musume” Musical

Japanese actress and recording star Hibari Misora made a series of four musicals with two other singing stars, Chiemi Eri and Izumi Yukimura, who were known collectively as…

Brian Camp's Film and Anime Blog

Memories (1995) [Anime Review]

Memories; or, Space Butterfly      Memories aren't an escape! I think it would be fitting to begin this review by stating that After Akira t...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Ranking Retro Anime Watch Priority

List of anime: • Aim for the Ace • Akage no Anne • Akira • Angel’s Egg • Ashita no Joe • Barefoot Gen • Beck • Belladonna of Sadness • Berserk • Birdy the Mighty • Bubblegum Crisis •…

Anime Top Scholar

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They Say Nothing Stays the Same (2019) review [22nd Nippon Connection]

An exquisitely shot meditation about the impact change has on society and subjectivity.

psycho-cinematography

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 114

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 114 [863CB50A] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 114 in Japanese with English subtitles. Translated …

shiteatersubs

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Yet Another Curiosity Piece: PLAMAX “Godz Order” Godwing Celestial Knight Yuri Godbuster

I had a few glimpses of this new mecha musume / bishoujo plamo line from Max Factory, but they’ve recently opened a special page dedicated to explaining the…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

●BOOK● OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS 4: SAYONARA NIPPON (さよならにっぽん)

Katsuhiro Otomo, Akira, Bibliography, Otomo, Animation, Manga, Steamboy, Japanimation,

ChronOtomo | Otomo Katsuhiro Chronology

●BOOK● OTOMO THE COMPLETE WORKS 3: HIGHWAY STAR (ハイウェイスター )

Katsuhiro Otomo, Akira, Bibliography, Otomo, Animation, Manga, Steamboy, Japanimation,

ChronOtomo | Otomo Katsuhiro Chronology

AKIRA - The Architecture of Neo Tokyo Exhibition in Berlin

Fans of anime, Akira and architecture in Berlin are in for a treat with the AKIRA - The Architecture of Neo Tokyo at the Tchoban Foundation....

Otaku News - World Edition

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Komi Can’t Communicate S2 – 05 – Hanafuda Komi-Komi

Our cold open is also a silent one, as the first 3+ minutes of the episode progress with neary a line of dialogue, only the cozy soundtrack and…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Battle Game in 5 Seconds

Akira is not your average gamer. He owns records on every leaderboard he climbs, he has forum threads and articles written about him, and he is bored with…

Armchair Anime

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Thoughts on Strawberry Fields Once Again Volume 3

The story of Kazura Kinosaki’s Strawberry Fields Once Again comes to an end with this third and final volume. Akira can’t shake the feeling she’s lost something precious.…

Rory Muses