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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Jouran, Shaman King, SSSS.Dynazenon

Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood Short Synopsis: Emo magical-girl show set in period Japan. Lenlo: Everything about Jouran screams that it’s trying too hard. It has…

Star Crossed Anime

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Akudama Drive: Last Minute Pivot

I have already written about anime that start off slow and then finish spectacularly, helping recontextualize everything that we had seen so far. You cannot have the gut-wrenching…

The Otaku Exhibition

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AAA2020: The Artemis Anime Awards

Welcome to the eighth consecutive year of the AAA – the one-woman award ceremony where the tickets are on the house, the drinking policy is BYO, and the…

OTAKU LOUNGE

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#MechaMarch 2021: Question 3

Thank you for getting involved, everyone. I’m more and more excited by the Mecha March content that people are posting. Also, thank you for answer my questions too.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Kodaka Strikes Again: Akudama Drive is Stylish, Fun, Intriguing, and Absolutely Nuts

My hope last year was to make the optimal top 10 anime of the year list, by not missing anything clearly top 10 worthy. It seems I have…

A Certain Dazed Producer

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15 Spring 2021 Anime to Look Forward To!

It’s crazy how quickly Spring is coming upon us. It feels like just yesterday the Winter anime season started. Fall 2020 gave us Jujutsu Kaisen, another Haikyuu!! season,…

HaruKafe

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What some people do for money and fame– First impressions Akudama Drive

Setting is a cyberpunk Japan following a group of unlikely criminals all connected by a mysterious bounty to save another criminal that was commissioned by a cat. It’s…

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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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Ani-Gamers Podcast #152 – Be Gay Do Akudama Crimes with Paul Chapman

Evan reviews the 2020 anime series Akudama Drive with Greatest Movie EVER Podcast host Paul Chapman. Plus, Evan, David, and Paul discuss Donkey Kong Country 3, Metal Gear…

Ani-Gamers

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Chatty AF 133: Akudama Drive Retrospective

Vrai, Chiaki, and Mercedez look back on last season's powerful cyberpunk showstopper Akudama Drive!

Anime Feminist

OSMcast! Show #169: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Anime & Television Shows

The OSMawards for 2020 continue! Movin' right along, in this episode we cover our faves in anime and TV from last year. Oh, and Gundam Wing. Look, it…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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PODCAST: Worst Anime of The Winter 2021 Season

Stream the pain Watch us laugh and suffer We had a gap week between the Akudama Drive finale and our first Wonder Egg Priority podcast and so myself…

warui deshou

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A Criminally Underserved Niche

As inspired by a small rant I had in Scott’s comment section.

The Animanga Spellbook

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PODCAST: Akudama Drive Episodes 10-12 + ENDING Discussion And Analysis | Stream of Thought

It’s the final lap of the hell year that has been 2020 (Editor’s Note: It’s now 2021 and hooo boy is it off to a start) but Warui…

warui deshou

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Akudama Drive Episode 12 Discussion & Gallery

Thoughts about Akudama Drive episode 12, as well as some neat pictures that you can use as wallpapers or add to your Pinterest or website.

Anime Shelter

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2020 Anime Awards: The You Can’t Know Edition

Welcome weebs, otaku, and fans alike, to the 2020 You Can’t Know Anime Awards! On this special Otaku Thursday, we’re going to be bringing you our favorites from…

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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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Akudama Drive Episode 11 Discussion & Gallery

Thoughts about Akudama Drive episode 11, as well as some neat pictures that you can use as wallpapers or add to your Pinterest or website.

Anime Shelter

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The 5 Must-Watch Anime of Fall 2020

With the end of the year comes the end of the fall anime season. While 2020 had some serious ups and downs on the anime side of things,…

Biggest In Japan

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Akudama Drive Review (Spoiler)

There were so many animes in Fall 2020, but Akudama Drive was a spotlight for me. Akudama Drive Official Trailer The story begins in a place known as…

Anime Tokoyo

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Anime of 2020

If you’re stuck at home, it's easy to become frustrated when, say, a plague makes your regularly scheduled programming go on hiatus. But we must remember that COVID-19…

Ani-Gamers

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KiritoNarukami’s Top 10 Anime of 2020!!

Happy New Year! I hope you are all well and healthy! 2020 was quite the year that no one was ready for and to keep myself from sounding…

KiritoNarukami

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Akudama Drive Episode 10 Discussion & Gallery

Thoughts about Akudama Drive episode 10, as well as some neat pictures that you can use as wallpapers or add to your Pinterest or website.

Anime Shelter

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 77: The Best Anime of 2020

2020 bad but anime good? The GLORIO crew chats about the top 10 shows of the year.

The Glorio Blog

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Fall Anime 2020 Overall thoughts (**Spoilers**) Part 2

Here is part 2 of the Anime that have wrapped up this season. Although not all has confirmed a next season, we are looking forward to those that…

Anime Tokoyo

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Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2020 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

Recommend Me Anime

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Akudama Drive

Spoiler Free. After finishing up Talentless Nana (which I still need to write a review for) I was browsing Funimation and stumbled on a fall series that I…

Otaku Post

John’s Additional Picks for 2020’s Best TV Anime

I’ve observed Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Smile Down the Runway, Akudama Drive, Moriarty the Patriot, and Somali and the Forest Spirit as the best new anime series…

AnimeNation Anime News Blog

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Anime Feminist Recommendations of Fall 2020

Fall featured a lot of hotly anticipated titles from well-loved creators, but which managed to stick the landing?

Anime Feminist

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A Very GLORIO 2020: The Top 10

We can finally say good bye to 2020, but before we move on we’re going to take a final look at the best shows of the year. If…

The Glorio Blog

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Sakugabooru Animation Awards 2020

We’ve yet again gathered a team of fans from all over the world, as well as animators, directors, and indie creators to share their favorite works and creators…

Sakuga Blog

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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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Akudama Drive Review – 75/100

On the surface, Akudama Drive is far from my cup of tea. It’s a spectacle-first production that operates on the fringes of sanity, working with characters so thin…

Star Crossed Anime

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Akudama Drive Review

“It’s equal parts eloquently meaningful-cum-punkishly pissed off political critique, and adrenaline pumping thriller action. It excels at both.”

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

The Anime Of 2020

What is a GOAT if not an AOTY? Yup, that’s right, the goat is the animal of the year! And in the meanwhile, let’s look at 2020’s anime!

Beyond The Mountain Lies A World Of Frills

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

Akudama Drive – 12 [Akudama Drive]

Before I get into my thoughts on this episode, I want to note that what we saw this week wasn’t its final form. There’s an additional five minutes…

Star Crossed Anime

Akudama Drive Episode 12 Review (Final)

Swindler, Courier and the Children crawl out of the wreckage of the once revered Shinkansen. While the Children are unscathed, Swinder and Courier have significant injuries of their…

Two Happy Cats

A Very GLORIO 2020: Jel’s Best Anime Moments

It’s hard to look back on this dumpster fire of a year and get enthusiastic about anything, but hey, at least there was some good anime? And so…

The Glorio Blog

Akudama Drive – 12 (Fin) – Good Trouble

You could sense this was going to be a particularly intense finale when it starts with Swindler, Courier, and the kids surviving a violent Shinkansen derailing. Brother thinks…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

9th day of Weebsmas: Top 5 Anime of Fall 2020

On the 9th day of Weebsmas, Luna brings to you~ the top 5 anime of Fall 2020 (yes I know that didn’t rhyme). Welcome back to 12 days…

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VA Macy Anne Johnson Talks Akudama Drive, Star Wars, and Recording Remotely

Check out our video interview with voice actress Macy Anne Johnson (Smile Down the Runway), who voices Ordinary Person / Swindler in the Funimation dub of Akudama Drive,…

Beneath the Tangles