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The Coolest Boy Is the Depressed One - You and I Are Polar Opposites

A new romantic-comedy manga focused on total attraction of the opposite kind has gotten the attention of manga fans over the world. Kocha Agasawa’s You and I Are…

Drop-In to Manga - Manga, Mental Health & Community

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Japan’s Morioka Hailed as New Top Tourist Attraction

Want to do something a little something different on your trip to Japan? Get out of Tokyo and Kyoto and head north to Morioka instead.

Unseen Japan

The Manga Review: Coming Attractions

According to the collective wisdom of the internet, Best of 2022 lists are out, and What to Read in 2023 lists are in! So in that spirit, here…

Manga Bookshelf

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12 Days of Aniblogging 2022, Day 9 This is your usual anime blogger’s girlfriend speaking. We watched a lot of the same anime together this year, so in the…

Floating Catacombs

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More than a married couple, but not lovers. – 11 – Giving Love A Try

Shiori may have been sacred by the voices she heard on the beach, but she’s even more troubled when she hears that both Akari and Jirou were on…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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More than a married couple, but not lovers. – 10 – All the different parts

As expected, Shiori was not gesturing towards the love hotel, but the beach nearby to make a sand castle. She invites Jirou to make a tunnel through it like…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start with Magical Tools, Vol. 5

By Hisaya Amagishi and Kei. Released in Japan as “Madougushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai” by MF Books. Released in North America by J-Novel Heart. Translated by Osman Wong. The…

Manga Bookshelf

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Pulse (2001) review

“An extra-ordinary apocalyptic horror narrative that explores, in a refined way, the destructive impact of consumption – the pulsating attraction of injecting solitary enjoyment by enga…

psycho-cinematography

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The Story of Puppet Princess

Karakuri no Kimi (2000) https://myanimelist.net/profile/animebackwhen Puppet Princess Review This is a true story.. It happened to a friend of a friend of mine. So one day back in ancient Japan when 2…

animebackwhen

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My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex – 02

This show remains good fun and the supporting cast really added to an enjoyable second episode. The dynamic between the leads is good. I can’t see a future…

Anime Evo

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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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Comedic Highs and Objectified Lows: The girls of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is a hilarious supernatural comedy in which a cast of teenagers tries to live ordinary lives amidst extraordinary shenanigans. The female characters…

Anime Feminist

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Animating Attraction

How Faith and John Hubley made a timeless film about love.

Animation Obsessive

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Why Tokyo Disneyland’s Space Mountain Announcement Was a Great Power Move

On April 27th, The Oriental Land Company surprised everyone with the announcement that they would give Tokyo Disneyland’s popular Space Mountain ride and Tomorrowland a new modern look.…

Japan Info

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What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

What’s the deal with Slice of Life anime? What is the attraction? What keeps us fascinated?

Full Frontal

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Fabiniku – 03 – No One’s Watching

Jinguugi learns that the beast he slew was a guardian deity, just not the one the villagers worship. Tachibana learns that having long, lustrous hair means it takes…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Fabiniku – 02 – Fanning the Fires of Fancy

Jinguuji and Tachibana discover that they can summon the latter’s apartment—recreated in perfect detail, right down to the trash—anywhere they want, a portable inn. Unfortunately, Tachibana o…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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Fabiniku – 01 (First Impressions) – Old Pal-idigm Shift

Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout is a stupendously ludicrous title; honestly, even my horribly punny title would be better. Fortunately, the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Bokutachi no Remake! Episode #11

Well look what we have here, it appears that one of Kyouya Hashiba’s colleague has come up with a solution on fixing Mystic Clockwork. And here’s the thing…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Bokutachi no Remake! Episode #10

It’s been a month since Kyouya Hashiba transported into the future and while he doesn’t know how his life progressed after college, Hashiba got used to working at…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Bokutachi no Remake! Episode #09

This is Kyouya Hashiba in 2018 where to the surprise of many (Hashiba included), he’s married to Aki Shino and became a family man. Now, Kyouya is commuting…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S – 03

It was certainly nice for the show to bring a bit of focus back to Kanna again. Even if things aren’t really changing for Kanna the show makes…

Anime Evo

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Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 7 - Diane Likes King's New Look

Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 7. Diane always loved King, but his new mature style made her feel romantic attraction!

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #158 – Flawless Victory: Mortal Kombat (2021)

David and Patrick host a rare no-Evan episode (he’s busy moving to New York). First the boys discuss the news about a new Madoka sequel movie, NieR: Replicant,…

Ani-Gamers

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

Full Frontal

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Wrath of Desire (愛・殺, Zero Chou, 2021)

A religious lawyer’s ordered existence is turned upside down by her attraction to a female tattoo artist accused of murder in Zero Chou’s heady drama

Windows on Worlds

Urasekai Picnic – Episode 3 – The Cold Truth Behind Sorawo’s Attraction To Toriko

Episode impressions of Urasekai Picnic Episode 3 as it seems that Sorawo may be falling for Toriko as she drags her deeper into the Urasekai for some supplies.

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Adachi & Shimamura – 08 – Venus and Mars

Adachi’s push-and-pull, engage-and-retreat campaign to woo-or-not-woo Shimamura proceeds apace, with her becoming fixated on a kooky TV astrologer’s horoscope’s freewheeling roman…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Adachi & Shimamura – 07 – Friendship Chocolate

Just before midnight, Adachi texts Shimamura and they exchange New Years greetings. Shimamura is lying in her kotatsu and is reminded of Adachi’s thighs, the mention of which…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Adachi & Shimamura – 06 – Throwing a Boomerang in a Chinese Dress

What is Christmas? What’s a date? What is it, exactly, Adachi really wants from Shimamura? Adachi doesn’t know, aside from the basics, and this is an episode in…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Adachi & Shimamura – 05 – Running Towards Sparkly Things

Throughout the episode Adachi is on edge until she achieves her objective: ask Shimamura to hang out with her for Christmas. Because she knows it will sound like…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Adachi & Shimamura – 04 – The Joy of Being Patted on the Head

Shimamura calls Adachi to ask if she can do a sit-up. It’s a weird and random conversation, but who cares? They’re enjoying talking on the phone together; the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Adachi & Shimamura – 03 – Chipping Away

Shimamura isn’t sure why Adachi suddenly ran away from her, but it looked to her like she had something to say but couldn’t say it. Unlike Adachi, who…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Adachi & Shimamura – 02 – Casting Your Line, Awaiting a Bite

Adachi starts out by saying Shimamura will “always probably just be Shimamura” in her heart, as we watch her fantasy of the two of them in pure white…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Adachi and Shimamura – 01 (First Impressions) – Let’s All Skip Class and Play Ping Pong

Adachi Sakura and Shimamura Hougetsu, are friends and partners in crime, skipping class to play ping pong together. The way the ball is volleyed back and forth, the subtle…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

アイマス15周年記念 – 過去から未来へ、「アニマス」から受け継がられた思いと意志

    15年の時を経て、『アイドルマスター』は様々な業界にその名を轟かせてきた。その記念として、2011年にアニメ化された『アニマス』が大ヒットになるまでの道のりだけではなく、それを可能にした情熱と、それがシリーズの未来とどう繋がるのかを振り返ってみたいと思います。…

Sakuga Blog

Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 2

Love Me, Love Me Not, Volume 2 by Io Sakisaka At two volumes in, I’m not feeling quite as connected to the characters in Love Me, Love Me…

Manga Bookshelf

The Millionaire Detective’s Daisuke Kamba: A Playground of Attraction

A short post on the fun of enjoying the extremely awful main character of The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited (Fugou Keiji). In my little corner of the anime…

Mage in a Barrel

How Kindred Spirits on the Roof both represents and exploits queer teen girls

The first time I read Kindred Spirits on the Roof, I was surprised and even grateful, because it often felt like the game was speaking to my questioning…

Anime Feminist

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The Attraction of the Subs vs Dubs War

Hopefully this will not put me in the fire for making this my second post on this site. But, it seems like this is the ongoing battle since…

Awaseru

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The Attraction of Shōnen

Shōnen manga or anime typically aimed at boys younger than the age of 15. Yet, people flock to this genre as their first time exposure to the world…

Awaseru

Yuri Manga: Yuri to Koe to Kaze Matoi, Volume 1 (百合と声と風纏い)

In Yuri to Koe to Kaze Matoi, Volume 1 (百合と声と風纏い) Matoi is a young woman who doesn’t really get love. She can see her sister and her friends…

Okazu

Return to Yamacon

For my second year in a row, I have made the Appalachian anime fanatic’s pilgrimage to Gatlinburg in the first week of December for Yamacon, in what has…

Beneath the Tangles

You Fucked Up with the Glasses Symbolism!

12 Days of Aniblogging 2019, Day 9While we’re on the topic of tropes, glasses. While in other stories glasses represent positive traits such as vision, intelligence, and dignity, in coming-of-age…

Floating Catacombs

The Beauty of Koi Kaze

While many anime toy with the idea of being attracted to a sibling thanks to the popularity of the "cute little sister" archetype, none of them…

Anime Locale

The Coming of Age Themes of O Maidens in Your Savage Season

O Maidens in Your Savage Season is a coming of age anime by Mari Okada about a group of girls dealing with topics like romance and sexuality. But…

Anime Locale

[Feature] Kase-san and Queer Thirst: Depicting sexuality in a “pure” yuri manga

“Purity” is most commonly used as a shorthand for chastity or sexlessness, and generally refers to stories that don't engage with sex at all. Though Yamada's sincerity and…

Anime Feminist

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r#92 – keion

Let’s refer back to our lesson in #moe404’s most recent class of fifty shades of a weaboo and take a look at a certain word; moe, which has a…

#moe404, the not so great anime BLOG

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Takahashi’s Musings in Interviews with Monster Girls Episodes 9 and 10

Warning: Contains spoilers! Episodes 9 and 10 of Interviews with Monster Girls focus heavily on the physical consequences of being a demi. For example, how does a succubus’s…

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