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Bookshelf Briefs 2/2/24

Bakemonogatari, Vol. 20 | By NISIOISIN and Oh!Great | Kodansha Manga - This continues to take all the remaining arcs that Oh!Great wasn't going to have time to…

Manga Bookshelf

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Interview with Chiwa Saito at Anime Frontier 2023: On Homura’s Return, Harrison Ford, and Finding Time for Yourself

Chiwa Saito is one of anime’s most notable and skilled seiyuu, with a career spanning more than twenty years. But as she sat in front of press at…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Beauty Of Anime Backgrounds

https://www.apari-shop.com/?ref=internetpitstop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apariart/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ApariArt Shoutout @inakyu for the collab shoutout to https://twitter.com/Holdsworthands for the decades of the backgrounds pixel art map! A very short analysis deep dive into anime background art and…

Internet Pitstop

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15 Tsundere Romance Anime Where Communicating Feelings is Painful

While tsunderes are a little less popular than the used to be, tsundere and romance will always go together like wine and cheese. In fact, you could say…

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Bakemonogatari Manga Not Worthwhile After Watching the Anime

I have been reading a couple of manga of Nisio Isin: Bakemonogatari and Imperfect Girl. Both were part of a deal on Humble Bundle which I took advantage…

Medieval Otaku

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Anime Like Undead Murder Farce

In an alternate 19th century, supernatural creatures exist among humans, but have been hunted and persecuted to the point where they have become quite rare.

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Anime Like Nisekoi

Ten years ago, Raku Ichijou made a promise with a childhood friend to meet again and use the key she holds to open the locket he wears around…

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13 Weird Anime Girls Beloved for Their Eccentricity

However, when you see a weird anime girl out in the wild, they tend to stick out. You tend to not forget them as a character, and if…

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Bookshelf Briefs 7/9/23

Bakemonogatari, Vol. 18 | By NISIOISIN and Oh!great | Kodansha Manga - I hadn't been reviewing the manga version of Bakemonogatari, as, while stylistically fantastic, it was pretty…

Manga Bookshelf

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15 Dialogue-Heavy Anime Where Talking Carries The Plot

Dialogue-dense anime certainly isn't for everyone, and it certainly isn't for those who watch with subtitles and have slower reading comprehension. Sometimes

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Sasaki and Peeps: The Psychics and the Magical Girl Drag the Death Game Crew into the Fight ~Alert! Giant Sea Monster Approaching Japan~

By Buncololi and Kantoku. Released in Japan as “Sasaki to Pi-chan” by Media Factory. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Alice Prowse. I observed as…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime’s Many Monster Monikers!

In the Japanese language, there are sooooo many words to describe “monsters”. The variety of terms and the subtle connotations of the words, all so people could talk…

Anime Hanabi

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Anime Series Like Call of the Night

After rejecting a confession from a girl at school because he doesn't understand love, Kou stops going to school and starts wandering the night with

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40 Powerful and Iconic Anime Weapons

Anime is awash with weapons, but not all of them are particularly remarkable or memorable. No one fondly recalls the many times the lowly kunai saved the

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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

Anime Herald

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Azumanga Daioh 20th Anniversary Special

It's been exactly twenty years since the greatest anime ever crafted by human hands hit the airwaves, and in that time many strange and interesting things have followed…

PicotheSpicyWarlord

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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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The Existential Horror of Monogatari

I don't know about you guys but something seems a little off about Hachikuji... PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi ~Music~ Bakemonogatari OST - Date Bakemonogatari OST - Doutokutosetsu Bakemonogatari OST - Suteki Meppou Kizumonogatari OST - Spasibo! Welcome…

Keksi

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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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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 Animation of Rick and Morty

Canipa discusses the animation of Rick and Morty and how it differs from the creation of Japanese anime, from the advantages to the disadvantages. Support the channel on Patreon…

The Canipa Effect

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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…

Get In The Mecha

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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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Shounen Isn't For Me

Or is it? It's been bugging me so allow me to talk about why some of the ways in which people praise the things they like doesn't sit…

Craftsdwarf

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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

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Bakemonogatari: A Review

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

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