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Tangle x Cast 2: Halloween, Horror Anime, and Holiness

Happy Wednesday, boys and ghouls! With Halloween just around the corner, the Tangle x Cast team haunts the world of horror anime, walking us through some of their…

Beneath the Tangles

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Day 5: Dressed to Distress – Anime Characters and their Halloween Costumes

Hello and welcome back to 13 Days of Otakutober! First off, yes we are still in a different time zone, and secondly we need a bit of breather…

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Episode 227 - Black Butler

This week, October has rolled around, whether Shaun wants it to or not! So what better way to kick into the spooky season than with 5 episodes of…

Anime Out of Context

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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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News Update - Mon, 19 Sep 2022

Making Waves in the Dead Sea. Well, apparently Allen just had the pleasure of going on a journey on a zombie-filled Titanic! Am I reading that right? We're talking…

THEM Anime Reviews

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15 Anime Series That Switch Main Characters Part Way Through

It could be a cheeky little screw to the audience in the first episode, it could be a shocking death mid-way through the series. Regardless of which

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20 Anime Series With Master-Servant Relationships

I'd like to say that anime has an inordinate fascination with the master-servant relationship, but watch enough period pieces and you will know that it

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5 Epic Anime Cats

A simple list featuring five epic cats from different anime for International Cat Day on the 8th of August 2022.

All About Anime and Manga

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Black Butler Volume 31 Review

But if you don't mind Black Butler continuing to focus on the supporting cast, volume 31 has a great mix of action, mystery, and comedy.

TheOASG

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“Book” Your Cruise

I am worried about this series. I mean, initially, “Black Butler” was one of the meanest and cruelest series I had ever seen, where harsh justice is dispensed…

AniRecs Anime Blog

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Anime confessions

Sometimes you like animes that aren't very good, sometimes you fail to appreciate masterpieces. I do both on a regular basis!

I drink and watch anime

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Top 5: Anime With Demons or Devils

There are a lot of anime that include demons and devils in their cast and I know that a list of 5 can’t even begin to cover all…

100 Word Anime

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Manga Review: Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)

Don’t worry. Its spoiler free. There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to Black Butler. I picked up this series since I enjoyed the anime, and it…

A Tiny Ray Of Light

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This Week in Games - Twisted Winter Wonderland

What is Twisted Wonderland? Heidi introduces the mobile game with designs by Black Butler's Yana Toboso. She also bids farewell to Seattle's Gameworks, a convention hangout and arcade…

Anime News Network - Views

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Black Butler: Book of Circus Series Review: Let’s Go To The Circus and Hang Out With Demons and Reapers

Review: I’ve previously reviewed Black Butler (loved it) and Black Butler 2 (be gone from my sight). However, I wrote my review of Book of Circus after watching…

100 Word Anime

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Weekly Round-Up, 17-23 November 2021: Translator Union Letter, Uninsured Medical Costs, and Tokyo Trans March

AniFem Round-Up Slut-Shaming and the Fetishization of Queer Childhood: A love letter to Alois Trancy Mélina Ghorafi digs through the troubling wreckage of Black Butler’s second season to…

Anime Feminist

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Slut-Shaming and the Fetishization of Queer Childhood: A love letter to Alois Trancy

Since his introduction, despite the fact that he's a character quite hated by the audience, I've loved the Earl Alois Trancy as a multi-layered character that carries many…

Anime Feminist

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Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga Sensei is a 2017 Comedy Ecchi Drama anime series from one of the most beloved Japanese animation studios, A-1 Pictures. While seasoned anime veterans are well adverse…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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Day 1: Call me when you want, Call me when you need – Demon Contracts in Anime

Hello hallowed souls and welcome to the first day of Otakutober! Today, hot off the press to kickoff this celebration of spook is contracts. But not any old…

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Review: GODCHILD

 It's once again time to look at some spooky manga, and it's been too long since we looked at a manga from the unofficial queen of spooky sh...

The Manga Test Drive

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My Favorite Junichi Suwabe Roles

As much as I love, English Voice actors I love Japanese Seiyu’s and I can pick a few voices out in Japanese including my favorite Japanese Voice actors.…

Art Of Anime

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Anime Series Like The Case Study of Vanitas

Scorned by his vampire peers for being born under a blue moon, it is said that the vampire Vanitas created a powerful grimoire known as the Book of…

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Top 5: Supernatural Anime – They aren’t always creepy but these anime all do something a little beyond the ordinary.

I love a good supernatural anime so cutting a list down to just 5 was quite the challenge. Here are my 5 favourite supernatural anime but I'd love…

100 Word Anime

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Black Butler Volume 30 Review

The good news: Black Butler Volume 30 is a pretty good volume. The bad news: It's pretty much a side story stretched into a full volume.

TheOASG

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Top 5: Non-Weapon Items Used as Weapons (not usually of mass-destruction)

There's a lot of non-weapon items being weaponised in anime. Sometimes they are very effective and sometimes they are hilarious but they are worth noting. Here are five…

100 Word Anime

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Moriarty the Patriot – Not So Smart

What if Moriarty had committed his crimes for the good of Britain?

Nefarious Reviews

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Feature: I Am Human – But What Does That Mean?

Anime does a lot of things. It shows us amazing places and takes us on wild adventures. It can make us laugh or cry or wince or groan.…

100 Word Anime

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Visual Kei&Anime – SID Part II

Welcome back to the second half of my discography dive into legendary band SID! This month, we have a few more entries to make it through for some…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Black Butler: Book of Circus Series Review

Ciel is asked by the Queen to investigate a circus after a number of children have gone missing and the police have no clues. In order to get…

100 Word Anime

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Visual Kei&Anime – SID Part I

For the first, but not the last time in this section, we have a two part discography dive! Whoo! We’re jumping forward in the stream of VKei, but…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Black Butler 2 Series Review

With The Promised Neverland Season 2 falling hard this year and How Not To Summon a Demon Lord quickly following in its wake, I was reminded of another…

100 Word Anime

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Why Do We Criticise Main Characters For Being Overpowered?

Why is an overpowered main character considered a bad thing? Admittedly, I do like anime where the underdog comes forward and finally overcomes the seemingly unbeatable peril, but…

100 Word Anime

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With a Sharp Grin: 15 Anime Characters With Shark Teeth

While there are those who enjoy the cute little moe fang, there are others who demand a whole mouth of sharp teeth. For some characters, they can come…

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15 Anime Series That End Up Differently Than The Source Material

There are plenty of good anime adaptations out there, even if every single one comes with a fan of the manga who has a problem with it. The…

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Gude Crest

Orphan's presents a new English release of the 1990 sword-and-sorcery OVA Onna Senshi Efe & Jira: Gude no Monshou ( Woman Warriors Efe & Ji...

Collectr's Blog

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Black Butler OVA: Book of Murder

Rating: 9/10 Episodes: 2 Source: Manga Genres: Mystery, demon,supernatural, historical Premiered: Winter 2015 Synopsis At the behest of the Queen, Earl Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish dinner party…

Art Of Anime

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Black Butler Season 1 Series Review

Black Butler has for a long time been one of my favourite anime. For all the historical inaccuracies and potential plot problems, it remains a series that is…

100 Word Anime

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Why Black Butler Season Two is the Worst Continuation in Anime Ever

Greetings, fabulous people of the Internet! Hanime on Anime here! And suppose you’re wondering why I’m bringing up Black Butler for no particular reason today. In that case, the short…

Hanime on Anime

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Top 5 Red-Heads (Female)

Here we are with my very first top 5 list. Naturally I chose a topic near and dear to my heart and that is counting down my favourite…

100 Word Anime

Original Anime ‘Auatrope of White Sand’ Announced for Summer 2021

On January 15, P.A. Works announced for its new original anime series Auatrope of White Sand (Shiro Suna no Auatrope). The studio uploaded a teaser PV and launching…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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I Reincarnated as Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I’m Courting is Death Volume 1 Review

For Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Black Butler fans, I Reincarnated as Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I'm Courting is Death is worth it.

TheOASG

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Anime Series Like Moriarty the Patriot

William Moriarty is the second son of the noble Moriarty family. During the day, he is a mathematics professor, but at night he uses his keen mind in…

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Amatsuki Re-Revisited

You might wonder, with good reason, why Orphan is releasing a new version of Amatsuki , six years after our first release. That release is q...

Collectr's Blog

Black Butler: Book of Circus (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Black Butler’s 2014 anime series brings the adaptation back to canon and was released in the UK a few years ago, so here’s a look at Anime Limited’s…

The Normanic Vault

Dropped – A look at what could have been – Manga Part III

Welcome back to the third installment of the “Dropped”, the manga edition. By now, you guys know the drill and may or may not be curious as to…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Dropped – A look at what could have been – Anime Part II

Welcome back to “Dropped”! This is a series of posts where I talk about a bunch of titles that at one point or another I started and then…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

20 Anime “Dere” Character Types That You Have Never Heard Of

Permit me to be old for just a moment, but back in my day, we only had a handful of “dere” type classifications in anime. You had: the…

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Visual Kei&Anime – the GazettE

It is now the 8th edition of Visual Kei&Anime! What a time! This time, is a short and sweet, to the point post with only one connection. However,…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Day 5 of Otakutober: Nihongo Legends–Shinigami

Welcome to another Day of Otakutober and why not add to the series of blogs called Nihongo Legends where I set the records straight in a spark note…

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