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Reader’s Corner: Though I’m an Inept Villainess, Manga Metamorphosis, and Alice in Borderland (Vol. 3)

While settings, archetypes, and genres are so often limited in manga and light novels, this week’s selection demonstrates how creative writers and artists can be within these confines,…

Beneath the Tangles

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Tokyo Art Scene: Summoning Our Inner-child

From beloved childhood characters to vibrant contemporary art, these exhibitions will encourage you to take a plunge back into your youth.

Savvy Tokyo

Secrets of the Silent Witch, Vol. 1

By Matsuri Isora and Nanna Fujimi. Released in Japan as “Silent Witch” by Kadokawa Books. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Alice Prowse. A book…

Manga Bookshelf

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Brief Thoughts On: Rance

The greatest hero of all time it also the greatest lecher known to man. When Rance comes to save the day, be sure to hide your daughters.

Reasons to Anime

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Alice in Bishounen-Land GN 1-2

Find out why Alice in Bishounen-Land is a "pitch-perfect send-up of idol genre."

Anime News Network - Views

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Who’s the Red Queen and The Fairy’s Secret

A kind of  remaster of a dark and gay Alice in Wonderland and a rare sequel to an Ebi-Hime yuri game. Need I say more?

The Yuri Empire

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Recommendations: Anime About Witchcraft

A rundown of various anime about witches and witchcraft, separated by historical fantasy and urban fantasy.

Reasons to Anime

Dead Justice

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

ボクの事件簿

Death Casts a Spell

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

ボクの事件簿

406 – Dorohedoro part 3

This week we discuss everything in BEASTARS vol. 19 and dakazu examines the Manga Up! app. Then we continue our descent into chaos with part 3 of our…

Manga Machinations

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Gushing About Taisho x Alice

Taisho x Alice is the favorite otome game of both writers of this blog, Danda and Djinny, as of yet. This post will serve as an introduction to…

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5 Reasons To Watch: Flip Flappers

I initially compared Flip Flappers to a mixture of Alice in Wonderland and Madoka Magica, but in truth it's more like anime Psychonauts.

Reasons to Anime

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3 Reasons To Watch: Flip Flappers

I initially compared Flip Flappers to a mixture of Alice in Wonderland and Madoka Magica, but in truth it's more like anime Psychonauts.

Reasons to Anime

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How to make a best friend, shojo manga-style

In a throwback to an early tongue-in-cheek blog entry listing some of the best romantic tips shojo manga has to offer, I thought I’d write a similar post…

Shojo Corner

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A-Z Movie Challenge: Zenin Kataomoi

Well, here I am. I’m finally at the finish line. It’s the Z title of this challenge!! It’s been a long time coming, and luckily it’s now to…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Tsundoku and my many manga monster

According to Wikipedia “Tsundoku is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.” Yeah. . . . I might have a problem…

Anime Hanabi

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

Collectr's Blog

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SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 | Anime Review

The final battle against the Dark Territory drags on, as players from all over the world flood the Underworld's servers and plunge the Human Empire into utter chaos.…

Otaku Central

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Raccoon Rascal 15

“I Wish I Could Be Friends With Alice” Ep 15: Nyaa.si* | Anidex.info* *Is this post more than 1 month old? Get up-to-date links from the Projects page!…

South Wind Subs

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Love Tyrant

Love Tyrant is a 2017 Supernatural Romantic Comedy anime series from the Japanese animation studio EMT Squared. While a lot of anime fans may not recognize this studio,…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland (Vol. 2), To Strip the Flesh, and Golden Gold

Horror and the ancient world weave in and out of the manga and light novels we’re reviewing this week, with moments that will make you squirm and others…

Beneath the Tangles

2022 Early Summer Japanese Snack Haul and Travel Update

Time flies pretty fast right now.  Summer is starting and the sun is shining.  Getting Japanese snacks is still problematic in Canada as the...

Tokyo Excess

Pick of the Week: Alices, Gundams and Food

SEAN: Given the recent kerfuffle regarding Seven Seas, it feels awkward to pick a title of theirs for Pick of the Week. But the union has said they…

Manga Bookshelf

VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral After Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream, Vol. 1

By Nana Nanato and Siokazunoko. Released in Japan as “VTuber Nanda ga Haishin Kiri Wasuretara Densetsu ni Natteta” by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Released in North America by J-Novel…

Manga Bookshelf

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I Reincarnated as Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I’m Courting is Death Volume 2 Review

I Reincarnated as Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I'm Courting is Death is a little light on death flags, but it is heavy on pure fun.

TheOASG

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Bubble (2022) by Tetsuro Araki

Mysterious bubbles descend on Tokyo, destroying the city and leaving it mostly submerged under water. Years later, the survivors have formed into teams who compete in parkour competitions…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Taisho x Alice All in One Now Available in Nintendo eShop

PROTOTYPE is publishing Primula's fantasy otome game, Taisho x Alice All in One to the Nintendo Switch in English.

Blerdy Otome

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A Sweet Wonderland – Alice & Zoroko Review

Welcome to the World of Sweet Dreams Alice & Zuroku features some cute characters that drive the anime. It’s not the best story-wise which I will get to…

Real Life Otaku

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Primula Launches Site for New Title, “Qualia/Δ” Tentative English and Simplified Chinese Support

There is even more news for the joseimuke community! Yesterday, Japanese publisher, Primula (the team behind the much beloved, Taisho x Alice series) launched the official site for…

Blerdy Otome

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Alice in Borderland Volume 1 & Season 1

After reading Volume 1 and watching Season 1 of the live action series. I discuss my thoughts on both. Similarities and differences. Timestamps (00:00)intro (14:40) Real Spoiler warning…

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Reader’s Corner: Solo Leveling (Vol. 4), Alice in Kyoto Forest (Vol. 2), and Kaiju No. 8 (Vol. 2)

Run On Your New Legs, Vol. 1 It’s an amazing feeling when a manga you’ve desperately looked forward to exceeds your expectations. That was the case for me…

Beneath the Tangles

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What I Watched This Week – 3/20-3/26

Alice and Zoroku – This was an interesting little series in that the first half was an action-heavy sci-fi thriller about a girl with psychic powers trying to…

The Romantic Goldfish

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MVM Licenses Alice in Borderland and Release the Spyce

MVM has announced via a tweet that they have licensed Alice in Borderland and Release the Spyce set for a July release. Release the Spyce Collector's Edition will…

Japan Curiosity

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Alice in Borderland Vol 1 Review

I’m not a big horror person, but the idea behind Haro Aso’s manga series, Alice in Borderland, sounded interesting enough that I decided to give it a try…

Al's Manga Blog

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Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland, Fly Me to the Moon, and The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen

Kunoichi Bunny This charming picture book shows the adventures of a young toddler, her dad, and a stuffed bunny as they make a visit to the park. And…

Beneath the Tangles

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Reader’s Corner: Mame Coordinate, Alice in Kyoto, and When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

We have a varied slate of reviews for you today, from large publishers to self-published, a popular series receiving a light novel release to brand new series, and…

Beneath the Tangles

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#WonHobby35: Figma Reveals and Displays

I really consider these WonHobby shows as more of Figma-oriented events, but that doesn’t mean a mecha collector wouldn’t have anything interesting to see here. Especially with the…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Dorohedoro

With a cyberpunk/Alice in Wonderland vibe, this is a fun, gritty, fantastic adventure unlike anything I’ve seen.

At a Glance Anime

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Alice in Kyoto Forest GN 1

We can tell very quickly that she's no longer in our world, not just because most of the people are gadding about in kimono and hand-drawn carts, but…

Anime News Network - Views

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Reader’s Corner: Tribute to Star Wars, Rosen Blood Vol. 2, and Endo and Kobayashi Live!

Forget Being the Villainess, I Want to Be an Adventurer, Vol. 1 At age three, Serephione realizes she’s in one of those reincarnated-as-a-villainess isekai. Amid the stereotypical trappings…

Beneath the Tangles

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What Anime cast would make the best Wizard of Oz?

This old story needs some anime improvements! This post was inspired by an awesome blog post I read over the holiday break. The post Recasting Gremlins with Anime…

Anime Hanabi

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How to Vex a Vampire by Alice Winters Book Review

Recently, my social media has been flooded with book recommendations. Mostly my fault for joining a Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Facebook group and liking book related reels on…

Bloom Reviews

250th Review: Hell’s Garden: Office Royale (2021) [Film Review]

Hell’s Garden: Office Royale; or, The Art of Delinquent War      Your problem is you don't know what you are missing. Dignity. Your fighting...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

Planning My Tokyo 2022 Trip Highlights and Attractions (for Anime and Regular Tourists)

Tokyo is a megacity that is constantly changing.  Old attractions go away, new attractions arrive, and even the vibe of the place is in flux...

Tokyo Excess

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Oliver Knight | Character Review | Ikémen Revolution

Your snarky knight in shining armour – Oliver’s story is an intricately woven tale befitting an adaptation of the beloved Mad Hatter of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Advent…

Sweet & Spicy | Otome Game Reviews

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East Meets West #13: Spirited Away .vs. Alice In Wonderland

This week I continue my next batch of posts for the East Meets West series, dedicated to comparing/contrasting anime and Western media of similar premises, and, based on a specific…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Resident of Alice (2021) review

“Sawa pleases the spectator with his elegant and, at times, poetic compositions, but also delivers a narrative with a satisfying psychological depth and a rich emotional texture.”

psycho-cinematography

2021 in Review

The world continues to go to hell in a handbasket. The pandemic continues to rage. The world supply chain is borked. Inflation is rampant. W...

Collectr's Blog

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Silent Tokyo (サイレント・トーキョー, Takafumi Hatano, 2020)

A mysterious serial bomber brings Christmas terror to an otherwise peaceful Tokyo in Takafumi Hatano\s seasonal thriller

Windows on Worlds