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427 – Manga Machinations Awards 2022

We’ve got an amazing gift just in time for Christmas! Get ready for another year end celebration with the Manga Machination Awards! Seamus, Morgana, Darfox8, and dakazu are…

Manga Machinations

417 – Triple Dip 66 – Franken Fran, Wonderland, Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation

October Extravaganza continues with Morgana and Darfox returning from New York Comic Con! We discuss their trip, Bad Boys, Happy Home, Fire Punch, Chainsaw Man, and more! Then…

Manga Machinations

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Anime Series Like Bucchigire! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

After the rise of a group called the Masked Demons delivering powerful evil swords that corrupted weak individuals, the Shinsengumi stood up to fight

Recommend Me Anime

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 12 (End)

“Let’s watch helplessly while the plot resolves itself” is a kind of annoying problem. Once you’ve begun to notice it, you can’t unsee it. And that’s largely what…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 11

We’re almost done with the show, maybe now we can actually thwart an evil scheme? So, this episode is mostly setup for the inevitable finale. Rashomaru tries to…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 10

The “Bad Boys” are kind of bad at their job, when you think about it. So, today’s mission? Protect the American Black Ship from the Masked Demons. Result?…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 9

The calm both before and after the storm is our theme this week. Most of the episode is dedicated to the cleanup of Kyoto, and looking at how…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 8

So, the events at least ramp up here in what is a fairly decent episode, but it does leave something of the question “where do we go from…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 7

It’s hard to believe we’ve got five episodes left after this. More or less I would get, but five seems a little awkward. The main gist of this…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 6

In which we hit the obligatory low point turning point. In this episode, Ichibanboshi goes out drinking to drown his sorrows regarding his brother. He runs into a…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 5

So, we get an episode focused on our Monk and Doctor this time, allowing them to provide a fairly interesting contrast, all while progressing the main plot. After…

Harper Anime Reviews

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2022 Summer Three-Episode Check-In

We've battled through the desert of the summer season to find out what shows have beat the heat.

Anime Feminist

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 4

Well, at least the show doesn’t try to pretend like things aren’t obvious when they are. In this episode, we follow up with an attempted assassination of the…

Harper Anime Reviews

Episode 762: Andrew’s Lost Previews

Andrew's an idiot and lost his half of the Previews for Anime Pulse 762 (the part in the anime podcast where we talk about anime..). So here's a…

Anime Pulse

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Original Episode Summary: In the Bakumatsu era, the Shinsengumi were nearly wiped out by a mysterious group of masked foes. In order to…

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 762: Summer 2022 Previews #2

This week on Anime Pulse we got good gatcha luck, the return of Vic, and a man Joseph hates as much as Andrew hates Rent-a-Girlfriend's Kazuya. First up…

Anime Pulse

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Summer 2022 Bite-Size Menu

Sitting inside in the protection of the AC in avoidance of a record heatwave, it feels like summer is definitely here attempting to cook me alive. There are…

Anime B&B

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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The Speakeasy #139: Birdie Wing, Bakumatsu Bad Boys, Bastard!! + More Summer 2022 Anime

This month we discuss the end of Birdie Wing S1 and take a peek at a bunch of new anime for the summer 2022 season. Extreme HeartsTeppen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing…

Reverse Thieves

Summer 2022 Schedule

Sunday Love Live! Superstar!! (2022) 19:00 NHK-E (07/17) Renmei Kuugun Koukuu Mahou Ongakutai Luminous Witches 21:00 AT-X (07/03) Isekai Yakkyoku 21:30 AT-X (07/10) RWBY: Hyousetsu Teikoku 22:30 TOKYO MX (07/03) Yurei Deco 23:00 TOKYO MX (07/03) KJ File 24:00 TV…

Random Curiosity

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Bucchigire! Episode 2 Review

I should really pick up a definite schedule for summer, so Saturday for Bucchigire! and Thursday for Isekai Ojisan – that should fix this messed up schedule (I’m…

OTAKU SPACE

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Bucchigire! Episode 1 Review

It took me much longer than I’d expected to finally come and post the review for this anime but make no mistake, that’s definitely not a reflection of…

OTAKU SPACE

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Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 2

It’s so rare that a show I use for these seasonal writeups stays on course for an episode. I’m almost shocked. Because this was, basically, what we’d expect…

Harper Anime Reviews

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First Impressions – Bucchigire!

Anime needs series that gives creative people a chance to express themselves, and this one clearly does. Read more

Lost in Anime

Seasonal Selection – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys Episode 1

Some shows, you watch the first episode, and you’re pretty sure they’re going to suck. Others, you watch episode 1, and you have a fairly strong impression that…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Summer 2022 Impressions: Bucchigire!, Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting

Bucchigire! Short Synopsis: Seven rainbow-haired criminals are spared execution in exchange for their loyalty to the Shinsengumi. Wooper: Bucchigire’s first episode didn’t get off to the best start,…

Star Crossed Anime

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Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! – Episode 1

The original Shinsengumi were killed off and now their replacements must keep the peace and figure out the mystery behind their death.

Anime Feminist

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First Impression: Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

After having watched his family get cut down by a mask-wearing samurai, Ichibanboshi, the Samurai Killer wanted by authorities, is seeking revenge for his family. However, after encountering…

Beneath the Tangles

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Bucchigire! #01 — Non-Suicide Squad

  Is it really being pressganged if it's just a pinky promise to behave? Impressions: A bunch of captured criminals are told "join the Shinsengumi or die." There,…

Tenka Seiha

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398 – Triple Dip 62 – Bad Boys, Happy Home, A White Rose in Bloom, Banana Fish

Happy Pride Month everyone! Just like last year, we’re dedicating our episodes in June to LGBTQ+ manga/anime! This year we’re calling it Pride and Panels! We’re starting with…

Manga Machinations

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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Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 3 Review

Please be advised this review contains *major* spoilers for Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 3 by SHOOWA & Hiromasa Okujima, published by SuBLime. When my copy of Bad Boys, Happy…

The Wonder Of Anime

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Bad Boys Happy Home Manga Review

Bad Boys Happy Home is a slice-of-life boys love manga series by Shoowa with art by shounen artist, Hiromasa Okujima and published in English by SuBLime Manga. High…

Blerdy Otome

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Holiday Review: BAD BOYS, HAPPY HOME

BL manga came back in a major way over 2021.  I could have picked all sort of examples, but I decided to go with this interesting debut from...

The Manga Test Drive

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BLog: Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol. 2

BLog reviews recent boys love, yaoi and LGBTQ+ English translation manga. Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol. 2Art: Hiromasa OkujimaStory: ShoowaTranslation: Adrienne BeckPublisher: SuBLime MangaRelease Date…

MJ Lyons Writes

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Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 2 Review

Please be advised this review contains *major* spoilers for Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 2 by SHOOWA & Hiromasa Okujima, published by SuBLime. If you read my review…

The Wonder Of Anime

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Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 1 Review

Are you ready for a story about some tough boys playing house? Written by Shoowa and with art by Hiromasa Okujima, Bad Boys, Happy Home is a humorous…

Al's Manga Blog

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BLog: Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol. 1

BLog reviews recent boys love, yaoi and LGBTQ+ English translation manga. Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol. 1Art: Hiromasa OkujimaStory: ShoowaTranslation: Adrienne BeckPublisher: SuBLime MangaRelease Date…

MJ Lyons Writes

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Two Bad Boys, Make A Happy Home – Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 1 Review

Please be advised this review contains *major* spoilers for Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 1 by SHOOWA & Hiromasa Okujima When I saw the cover of Bad Boys,…

The Wonder Of Anime

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July Manga Haul – Love of Kill, 10 Count, Horimiya & More | The Wonder of Anime

July was definitely a good month for me with manga! I ended up winning an Amazon gift card from work so I ended up using that as an…

The Wonder Of Anime

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Bad Boys Happy Home Volume 1: Notable Newcomers

Content Warning: This manga review discusses sexual themes and homophobia Spoiler-free Zone I don’t think it’s a secret at this point that I enjoy yaoi, especially given that…

Anime & Manga are My Favorite Prose

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Bad Boys, Happy Home, Vol. 1

I really loved this volume , going in, I wasn’t expecting too much, but it turned out to be a fun spin on BL. I love how the…

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