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Anime Series Like Odd Taxi

Blunt walrus Hiroshi Odokawa drives a taxi for a living which has caused him to get to know his various eccentric customers. One day, his simple life is

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Juni Taisen And The Inevitability of War

Over the course of his career, author NISIOISIN has earned a reputation for marrying genre tropes with exploration of heady philosophical themes. In

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Anime OST’s on my music journey!

I recently started learning how to play the piano, something I’ve wanted to learn since I was a little kid. Like, I remember watching my older sister playing…

Anime Hanabi

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Teasing Romance – 12 Romance Anime Where The Main Character Gets Mercilessly Pestered

Teasing – it is the new big thing in a genre that has done love up, down, and sideways. Except it isn't so new, is it? Everyone has…

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Favorite AMVs of 2020 (#50-#41)

This is the first entry in my top 50 AMVs of 2021. More will be posted every day this week, hopefully. In the event that this does not…

Cutfilm Tovent

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The Otakusphere: Hello? Is this thing on?

Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are out in Internet land. I have returned from my sojourn in the wilderness of the hinterlands for another trip around…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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In-depth Analysis of Bakemonogatari: Hitagi Crab Episode 1 and visuals

This series will be an analysis of Bakemonogatari, attempting to look at every single element of the show, frame by frame, for me to truly understand why I…

Convoluted Situation

A Story of Monsters, Feelings, and Wordplay – Bakemonogatari Spoiler Review

So, Bakemonogatari is arguably the starting entry of the Monogatari series. As a series it’s long, storied, a little strange, and somewhat confusing. Which, I suppose is fair…

Harper Anime Reviews

2nd Anniversary Special: Top 10 Anime Openings (Action and Non-Action lists)

Well, it’s that time of year again – time for a Top 10 list! This is one that’s probably going to be deeply contentious: there are so many…

Harper Anime Reviews

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The Tsubasa Cat Arc (Bakemonogatari Analysis & Review) | GITM Podcast Ep. 96

It has been a long journey… but we finally made it to the final arc of Bakemonogatari, The Tsubasa Cat Arc! In this episode, let’s talk about the…

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The Nadeko Snake Arc (Bakemonogatari Analysis & Review) | GITM Podcast Ep. 93

The Bakemonogatari re-watch is back! This week let’s discuss the fourth arc of the series, The Nadeko Snake Arc. This arc marked a real turning point for me…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 6

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by M.B. Hare.…

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Hyouka’s Ingenious Cinematography and Aesthetics

Expositions are boring. This was how I used to think for the longest time. I mean, who really wants to watch characters talking while sitting in a cafe…

Convoluted Situation

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The Otakusphere: It’s still Sunday, right?

I’m always impressed by the amount of effort the various anime bloggers put in. I have a list of about 150 blogs that I peruse when I start…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Suruga Monkey Arc (Bakemonogatari Analysis) | GITM Podcast Ep. 85

Even though there have been a few twists and turns, the Monogatari Series has been quite ‘comfortable’ so far. All of that is about to change. This week…

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Watching Anime As A Feminist

It’s Women’s History Month and since yesterday at the time of posting was International Women’s Day, I figured I’d write a little something for the occasion that’s bee…

Sakura Sunrise

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20 Longer Length Anime Series to Get Lost In

Certainly it is believed that the 12-episode format or even the longer 23-episode format is good for telling a good self-contained story. However, for some, anime isn’t about…

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The Mayoi Mai Mai Arc | GITM Podcast Ep. 79

Last episode, I looked at the very beginning of the Monogatari Series and the story of Hitagi Senjougahara; this time we move onto the story of Mayoi Hachikuji!…

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Monogatari

This is the greatest anime I’ve ever experienced, without question. There are so, so many things that are great about this series. It transcends this artform. From amazing…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

14 Blood-Pumping Vampire Romance Anime Series

Even if you are well out of your Anne Rice/Twilight phase, sometimes there is just something to be enjoyed about vampire romances. The vampire, as a creature, is…

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Anime Series Like Arakawa Under the Bridge

Kou Ichinomiya, as the son of a wealthy businessman, has vowed never to become indebted to anyone. However,when he falls in the river under Arakawa Bridge, someone dives…

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Anime Series Like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Nozomu Itoshiki is a high school teacher that is so pessimistic that even small misfortunes can send him spiraling into a pit of despair. Surrounded by increasingly insane…

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Creating my first AMV; Bakemonogatari | Cannibal

In my continued mission to make more video content, I produced my very first AMV, pretty much on a whim, after listening to Tally Hall’s Cannibal a great…

Sakura Sunrise

Nekomonogatari: Kuro Episode 2 – Tsubasa Family, Part Two

We continue through the motions of the story that was already covered in Bakemonogatari, with more detail this time. Tsubasa Hanekawa has revealed that her parents are not…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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Is Bakemonogatari Worth Watching?

Bakemonogatari and the Monogatari series in genreal is a very popular anime. So what makes this anime so interesting for viewers to watch

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18 Anime Girls That Feature the Cute Little Moe Fang

The moe fang, also known as the tsundere fang or “yaeba” as the the dental trend in Japan is called, is a feature that is pretty telling on…

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Kizumonogatari (Light Novel)

In this review of the Kizumonogatari light novel, I compare the differences to the anime movie trilogy, specifically the fights.

DoubleSama

Bakemonogatari (Light Novels)

In this review of the three Bakemonogatari light novel volumes, I discuss how the novels compare to the anime adaptation.

DoubleSama

Bakemonogatari: A Review

A review on the 2009 Shaft series Bakemonogatari and its unique use of writing and visual directing

Rogue Shogunate

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Bakemonogatari: A Review

A review on the 2009 Shaft series Bakemonogatari and its unique use of writing and visual directing

Rogue Shogunate

Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2009 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…

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7 Anime I Irrationally HATE

Bakemonogatari The Monogatari series is famous and beloved for 3 main reasons, I think. 1) A unique style of story telling. 2) Fascinating visual components. And 3) Being…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 15 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Five

This is it, the conclusion of Bakemonogatari!15 episodes just fly by, don’t they? Where we had last left off, Black Hanekawa had just confessed to Koyomi Araragi on…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Bakemonogatari Episode 14 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Four

Part Four?! That Tsubasa Hanekawa is getting quite the arc here, even if one episode of hers was actually hijacked by Hitagi Senjougahara… And there’s still one more…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Bakemonogatari Episode 13 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Three

Koyomi Araragi is on cloud nine after his stellar date with Hitagi Senjougahara. But then he get’s a message from Tsubasa Hanekawa asking him to skip school to…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 12 – Tsubasa Cat, Part Two

The Tsubasa Cat tale continues, only, without Tsubasa herself.Remember how Tsubasa was constantly bringing up Koyomi’s relationship with Hitagi? Well… Synopsis Hitagi asks Koyomi out on a date…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 11 – Tsubasa Cat, Part One

With the aberrations that were afflicting Nadeko dealt with, it’s time to move onto the next issue at hand. While on the surface she seems perfect, underneath lies…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 10 – Nadeko Snake, Part Two

Nadeko Sengoku has been cursed, and as a result, has scales wrapping around her body. Koyomi Araragi was able to find out about this, but now he needs…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 9 – Nadeko Snake, Part One

A trip to a nearby abandoned shrine ends up sending Koyomi Araragi down another rabbit hole. This time involving a girl from his childhood named Nadeko Sengoku… and…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 8 – Suruga Monkey, Part Three

Recently Koyomi Araragi met Suruga Kanbaru, underclassman and friend of Hitagi Senjougahara from middle school. In addition to being attacked by Suruga, he learned about her love for…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 7 – Suruga Monkey, Part Two

We’ve now been introduced to Suruga Kanbaru, an athletic underclassman who has a past with Hitagi Senjougahara. After meeting Suruga, Koyomi Araragi began collecting information on her and…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 6 – Suruga Monkey, Part One

Let’s take a look at just another day in the life of Koyomi Araragi.The latest development? Koyomi is now dating Hitagi Senjougahara. Synopsis Koyomi is on his way…

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In/Spectre Review – 60/100

I love yokai shows.  Almost every season, sandwiched between your generic isekai and the high school drama, you’ll find some spooky yokai and poor humans who have to…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 5 – Mayoi Snail, Part Three

Koyomi Araragi snuck out of his house on Mother’s Day in order to avoid his family. While at Namishiro Park, he runs into Hitagi Senjougahara, as well as…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 4 – Mayoi Snail, Part Two

On Sunday May 14th, Koyomi Araragi came across a lost elementary school girl named Mayoi Hachikuji. Due to his kind nature, Koyomi was able to strong-arm Mayoi into…

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Bakemonogatari Episode 3 – Mayoi Snail, Part One

With Hitagi Crab having concluded, the story of Koyomi Araragi continues. Ever since that incident with a vampire, Koyomi’s life has become much more involved with the supernatural.…

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My Favorite Women of Anime

International Women’s Day was this past Sunday and ever since my hiatus I have been excited to take the opportunity to praise some of my favorite female characters.…

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #129 – Best of 2019 with Gerald from Anime World Order

It’s our annual roundup of the best anime, manga, and video games of the past year! This time Evan and David are joined by Gerald (@Gerald_AWO), one-third of…

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