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I’ll Follow the “Sun”

There are some absolutely brutal animes out there: “Berserk”, “Elfin Lied”, “Gantz”, “Deadman Wonderland” and “Redo of Healer”, to name a few. But the artwork supported the notion…

AniRecs Anime Blog

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10 Anime Series About Mercenaries Doing Any Job For The Right Price

For as many mercenary characters as there are littered throughout gritty action anime, there are profoundly little anime that actually follow the lives of

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My MASSIVE $10,000 Manga Collection (rare manga)

Go to https://buyraycon.com/notmark and use code EARLYBF for 20% off sitewide! Brought to you by Raycon. I'm Totally Not Mark and this is my manga collection. And whether it be…

Totally Not Mark

Pick of the Week: Spilling the Tea

SEAN: My pick this week is the final volume of light novel series Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen. There really is an AWFUL lot of torture and gore in…

Manga Bookshelf

Pick of the Week: More Sports Manga? In This Economy?

MICHELLE: Oh, man. I’m forced to choose between perennial fave Skip Beat! and a promising new sports manga. I reckon I’ve gone on record enough about the former…

Manga Bookshelf

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25 Iconic Anime Duos With an Unbreakable Bond

Every anime series has a main character, but no anime series has a main character alone all of the time. Even a well made character needs someone beside

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419 – Chainsaw Man part 1

October Extravaganza comes to a bloody end with the start of our Chainsaw Man Retrospective. But not before our special guest schools us on some of the current…

Manga Machinations

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 112: Berserk '97 25th Anniversary with Mayra

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! October is not only spooky month, ...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Nemure Omoigo, Sora no Shitone ni

From the depths of the unfinished projects vault, Orphan and M74 bring you a new version of the 2014 sci-fi anime, Nemure Omoigo, Sora no S...

Collectr's Blog

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8 Anime Series That Rely on Flashbacks To Tell Their Story

Flashbacks are a popular storytelling tool to freely give information and establish characters in visual media like anime as well as traditional

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Fall 2022 — Seasonal Impressions

Sequels: Berserk, Bleach, Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit, Golden Kamuy,  Idolish 7, Kankolle, My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100 S3, Muv Luv Alternative, Pop Team Epic, To Your…

Draggle's Anime Blog

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Fall 2022 Coverage & First Episode Awards

Amun: It’s that time again, where we give the all-important first episode awards.  I don’t have a pretty graphic this season, but I do have a few trophies…

Star Crossed Anime

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20 Chronic Damsels in Distress Anime Characters That Always Need Rescue

Everybody needs a little help sometimes. Even the most plot-armored shounen hero needs to get into a sticky situation they may need saving from every now

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Berserk - The Golden Age Arc Memorial Edition - Episode 1 - Guts Points Sword

Guts readied his two-handed sword to take on a band of bandits. Berserk - The Golden Age Arc Memorial Edition - Episode 1

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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20 Most Edgy Anime Series of All Time

What does it take to be considered “edgy” these days? There is such a delicately fine line between edge and cringe that one could argue that they are

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Fall 2022 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 1

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Summer 2022 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of My Master Has No Tail, I'm the Villainess, So…

Biggest In Japan

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The Only 100 Anime You Need To Watch

100 Anime Recommendations These are the only 100 anime you need to see! Some of the old.. some of the new, I’m sure there are dozens that are perfect…

animebackwhen

Episode 769: Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Okko’s Inn

This week on Anime Pulse we got dishonorable gangs, cat sitting, and a loli running an entire Inn. Up first Joseph's OCD is in full swing as he…

Anime Pulse

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#59 Duranki (Ft. esports content creator RossBoomsocks from)

What if all the characters of Berserk took on a different role? We and our guest esports content creator RossBoomsocks discuss Kentarou Miura’s manga Duranki.    Show Notes:…

Shonen Flop

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#58.5 First Thoughts on Duranki

This series by the creator of Berserk still has a lot of guts.   David and Jordan give their first thoughts on Duranki. Listen in as they give…

Shonen Flop

Nana Toshi Monogatari

Here's another project that BlueFixer asked Orphan to redo: the two-part sci-fi OVA Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen ( A Tale of S...

Collectr's Blog

Harley Quinn #33 — Shark Jesus

  Our underwater traditions are crazy. Impressions: This may seem like a weird thing to get hung up on, but the shark fight seemed so incredibly lazy to…

Tenka Seiha

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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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Kinsou no Vermeil - Episode 6 - 10 Second Anime

Obsidian tries to control a berserk Vermeil. Alto tries to save Vermeil’s sanity, but at what cost? Kinsou no Vermeil - Episode 6

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Hottest Trash Anime of Summer 2022

Summer 2022 may be one of the hottest on record, but you can make your summer EVEN HOTTER with this hot selection of Hot Trash Anime. The Hottest,…

Mother's Basement

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Anime Series Like Bastard!!

The kingdom of Metallicana is just the latest kingdom to be imperiled by the Four Lords of Havoc. They seemingly desire only destruction and no power can

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Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

Collectr's Blog

Manga the Week of 7/13/22

SEAN: It’s July, and I am joyful for the many volumes of manga we are getting. ASH: For sure! SEAN: Airship debuts, in both print AND digital, Wait…

Manga Bookshelf

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15 Great Anime Series You Can’t Find on Any Streaming Service Right Now

Crunchyroll, Hidive, Funimation, even Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have dipped their toes into putting some anime up for streaming. Take it from

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401 – Triple Dip 63 – New York, New York, Catch These Hands!, I Want to be a Wall

Morgana is out this week but she left us a great selection of books from Yen Press to read for Pride and Panels! Here’s our Triple Dip on…

Manga Machinations

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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: I don’t care about Yamato Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like the cast of Noragami, I keep falling from a building…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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1 year later… and some change

I had another kid! Gotta love the madness of life, change ever constant, stability and control fleeting if ever achieved in the first place. Suffice to say, I…

Anime Sunday

399 – Twiple Dip 4 – 10 Dance, Classmates: sotsu gyo sei, Dick Fight Island

Our celebration of Pride Month continues! Pride and Panels takes a turn for the perverse as we revisit 10 Dance, Classmates, and Dick Fight Island for a Twiple…

Manga Machinations

The Manga Review, 6/10/22

After Kentarou Miura passed away last year, fans feared that they would never see his long-running saga Berserk reach a proper conclusion. Then on June 7th, artist Kouji Mori announced…

Manga Bookshelf

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The Genius of Kentaro Miura | A Mangaka Spotlight

It's been a little over a year since, Kentaro Miura, the legendary mangaka behind the masterpiece Berserk suddenly passed away at the young age of 54. And in…

The Real Ams

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Ranking Retro Anime Watch Priority

List of anime: • Aim for the Ace • Akage no Anne • Akira • Angel’s Egg • Ashita no Joe • Barefoot Gen • Beck • Belladonna of Sadness • Berserk • Birdy the Mighty • Bubblegum Crisis •…

Anime Top Scholar

Manga the Week of 6/1/22

SEAN: The beginning of June! (Or, OK, the end of May if you go by most of these release dates.) What do we get? Airship has new volumes.…

Manga Bookshelf

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Review: STRAVAGANZA

Good news!  I found a fantasy manga to review this month that isn't  an isekai light novel adaptation!  The bad news?  Well... STRAVAGANZA (...

The Manga Test Drive

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #172 – Elden Ring with Kyle Cardine

In celebration of Elden Ring’s massive mainstream success, David records his first-ever full-length podcast review of a From Software title, featuring returning guest Kyle Cardine of Crunchyroll News!…

Ani-Gamers

The Manga Review, 5/13/22

April sales figures are in, and manga continues to dominate the NPD Adult Graphic Novels list. Though the list includes some perennial favorites–Berserk, Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia—Spy…

Manga Bookshelf

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The Executioner and Her Way of Life – 06 – Killing Her Properly

A part of me was disappointed with how relatively cleanly Menou’s path to redemption became when Orwell went full Genie Jafar levels of evil. But I shouldn’t have…

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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 106: ReView: BASTARD!! OVA

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! I’m finally back after my brief hi...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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BERSERK: A Massive Review

Use code NOTMARK16 for up to 16 FREE MEALS + 3 Surprise Gifts across 6 HelloFresh boxes plus free shipping at https://bit.ly/35k7U2W! Over the last 10 months I've spent…

Totally Not Mark

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Anime Series Like Claymore

In Claymore, the world is overcome with demons called Yoma that constantly plague humanity. After Raki's parents were killed by Yoma, he teams up with

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Manga the Week of 4/6/22

SEAN: April, the most important month of the year! What manga could be coming out? MICHELLE: In which two particular manga reviewers just happened to be born! SEAN:…

Manga Bookshelf

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BERSERK: A Blind Review - Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc P2

Try Dashlane for free on your first device! Head to https://www.dashlane.com/tnmark50 and if you decide to upgrade to premium use my code tnmark50 for 50% off Berserk has been on my…

Totally Not Mark

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Demon Slayer Is Carried By Its Animation

If it had been animated by the people who made those shitty CG Berserk anime, it wouldn’t be nearly as popular.

Standing On My Neck

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15 Biggest Simps in All Anime

It feels weird to base an entire list around a slang term, but sometimes, you just see an anime character and the only way to describe them is…

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Manga the Week of 1/26/22

The last week of January brings us no manga whatsoever!… OK, I lie, there’s a lot. ASH: You almost had me there! SEAN: Airship, in print, has the…

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