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The Speakeasy #141: JoJo’s Part 6, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Backflip!! + More

This month we catch up on a variety of shows! Backflip!! Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Zero’s Tea Time Odd Taxi: In The Woods JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part 2…

Reverse Thieves

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Backflip!! And the New Nostalgia

It's been a while since I stumbled across an anime I really ended up liking by surprise. Backflip!! was way more enjoyable than I thought it would be.

I drink and watch anime

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I’m noticing a new trend in anime ladies, and I like it!

Slowly, it seems that there are more and more sex positive ladies in anime and I for one, am loving it. I hope I'm not alone!

I drink and watch anime

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AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline ep25 – The Future Belongs to the Kids — I drink and watch anime

This hasn’t happened in… well as long as I have had AniList at least. I have a clean slate of currently watching anime. I am just finishing up…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Inland Empire, Backflip!!, and Dance Dance Danseur

I went to two White Sox games here while they were in Anaheim. They only won half...

Taiiku Podcast

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It's STILL Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Following on from his 2020 video, Canipa revisits the topic of low pay for translators and how the one billion dollar Funimation buyout makes that even more ridiculous. It's…

The Canipa Effect

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How Anime Creates Appealing Fanservice | The Canipa Effect

Follow the link to play GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon now: https://bit.ly/3LQ4Vj3 #ad Canipa discusses the work that goes into great anime fanservice and what separates it from the boring ecchi…

The Canipa Effect

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Backflip!!

On the surface, Backflip!! might look like another entry in a boys sports team series. Caitlin Moore discusses what makes it something special.

Anime News Network - Views

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Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2021

This year had a range of anime for just about every taste, and the result is one of our biggest year-end lists ever!

Anime Feminist

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The Anime Curriculum- What Anime can teach you

Hey peeps! As some of the world gets back into school we thought it would be amusing to talking about anime that you can actually learn things from.…

We be bloggin'

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Demystifying Anime and the Olympics– Then to Now

Hey everyone! I couldn’t NOT do a post on the Olympics this year because of how many anime references were jammed in! Given this year it was in…

We be bloggin'

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 081 – Spring 2021 Season Review

0:00:00 Intro 0:01:53 Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway 0:03:18 86 EIGHTY-SIX 0:06:18 Backflip!! 0:07:15 Burning Kabaddi 0:08:15 Combatants Will Be…

Anime B&B

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Anime Feminist Recommendations of Spring 2021

Let's look back at spring, a season so full of good stuff that there wasn't space to recommend everything we liked!

Anime Feminist

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First Impressions: Bakuten!

Hello and welcome back to Otaku Thursday! Today, we’re going to be talking about–no–not a new anime from summer season, but about spring 2021 anime–because there’s jus…

We be bloggin'

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BACKFLIP!! REVIEW

Hello! This review is brought to you by youthful energy and lots of exclamation marks. Bakuten!! (or Backflip!!) was one of the two sports anime that I wanted to keep…

IT'S YOUR FAULT THAT I'M NOT POPULAR!

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Backflip!! Review: Not Just Another Haikyuu Rip-Off

Studio: Zexcs Director: Toshimasa Kuroyanagi Streaming on: Crunchyroll You cannot overstate the importance of Haikyuu, and the impact it has had across spheres of influence. It catapulted the…

The Otaku Exhibition

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The Speakeasy #125: Mars Red, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, Horimiya, SK8 the Infinity

We talk about new and old in this episode. First we wrap up our first episode reviews of the spring 2021 season with: Jorun: The Princess of Snow…

Reverse Thieves

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S.A.W. Spring 2021: Backflip Episode 2-4

I got a chance to watch Backflip today. Yeah, I binged the 3 episodes. Lol. It was fun. Good thing I decided to watch this sports anime.

Sirius Writes

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Spring 2021 Anime Overview And The State Of The Anime Industry

It’s time to go over the many interesting offerings in the Spring 2021 anime season to talk about their creative teams, the themes they’re touching on, and their…

Sakuga Blog

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Seasonal Anime Watching: Spring 2021 – What I’ll be watching

It's already Spring, which means new animes to watch! Like what I did for the previous season, I will be identifying new animes to watch this season.

Sirius Writes

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Bakuten!! #03 – Production Notes

Storyboard/Episode DirectorYoshiyuki FujiwaraChief Animation DirectorYuka ShibataAnimation DirectorMiki Muto, Naho KozonoAction SupervisionFumiaki Kouta Key AnimationShino Kuzuhara, Miki Muto, Susumu Matsunaga, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Miyako Yatsu, Naho KozonoKeiichi Ishikura, Nana Fujiki,…

artist_unknown

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Backflip!! – Episode 1

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today I’ve got an unusually timely article for you all, as I’ll be exploring a show that’s airing this…

Wrong Every Time

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Bakuten!! – 03

Uchiyama Kouki must have had his do not disturb on. Read more

Lost in Anime

Spring 2021 Schedule

Sunday Sentouin, Hakenshimasu! 21:00 AT-X (04/04) Dragon, Ie wo Kau. 22:00 Toyko MX (04/04) Yuukoku no Moriarty 2nd Season 22:30 Tokyo MX (04/04) Nomad: Megalo Box 2 23:00…

Random Curiosity

Bakuten!! #02 – Production Notes

Storyboard/Episode DirectorSeishiro NagayaChief Animation DirectorAya NakanishiAnimation DirectorAya Nakanishi, Shogo MatsumotoAction SupervisionFumiaki KoutaKey AnimationAika Kawasaki, Shuto Enomoto, Shino Tsuzurahara, Takuya Yoshihara, Ayumu Ikeda, Toumitsu Ina, Shou Ochiai, Yui Kinoshita,…

artist_unknown

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2021 Spring Premiere Digest

The latest shower of premieres brought us a huge bouquet of new shows to watch!

Anime Feminist

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Spring 2021 First Impressions – Backflip!!

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Original Story Summary: Shotaro Futaba has been a bench-warmer all three years on his middle school baseball team. After the conclusion of their…

Season 1 Episode 1

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Second Impressions – Bakuten!!

I must confess I've seen few second episodes that did less to change my impression about a series. Read more

Lost in Anime

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First Look: Backflip!!

Shoutarou Futaba is ending his middle-school days as a perpetual bench-warmer for the baseball team, but when he accidentally stumbles into a rhythmic gymnastics competition he’s captivated b…

The Glorio Blog

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BACKFLIP!! – Episode 1

Like a siren song, BACKFLIP!! called out to me from the veritable ocean of anime, begging me to watch what might be my favorite new sports anime for…

Anime Feminist

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 2

Yes, he's 26, and yes she's 17 - all preconceived notions of age gap will instantly be in play for viewers, but the premiere of Hige wo Soru.…

Seasonal Prattle

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First Impression: Bakuten!! (Backflip!!)

“I’ve always gone where people have invited me, just going with the flow…” Shoutarou Futaba is okay with sitting in the baseball’s team bench and watching the birds…

Beneath the Tangles

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First Impressions – Bakuten!!

It's very clear what series this one is trying to piggyback on, right down to the two exclamation points. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Spring 2021 Anime Premier Reviews – Day 7

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Spring 2021 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega, Fairy…

Biggest In Japan

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Backflip!! #01 — Demerits for Lack of Fidelity to Program Regulations

  Boy, that's a lot of CGI. Impressions: I looked this up on the internet, and a group rhythm gymnastics program is 2:15 to 2:30 long. This is…

Tenka Seiha

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10 Anime I am Watching This Season

The new anime season, spring 2021, has just begun. Some of the below-mentioned anime have already aired their first episode. These lists reveal a lot about my tastes…

All About Anime and Manga

Last Time on Videogames: Sandboxes and Simulators

While S&S is harder to say and sounds distinctly dirtier than D&D, it's actually a genre mashing that I think goes fairly well together.  Run around and do…

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