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Kimami ni Idol

Kimama ni Idol (Free-Spirited Idols) is a 1990 comedy OVA based on a manga by Kotani Kenichi. It tells the madcap tale of three teenage girl...

Collectr's Blog

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The Drab Princess, the Black Cat, and the Satisfying Break-Up Volume 1 Review

Seren, the prince’s fiancée, knows she’s not nearly as beautiful and charming as her sister, Marietta, but it still very much stings when she overhears Prince Helios and…

TheOASG

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Prima Doll – Episode 10 – Haikagura the Secret Mole?

Episode impressions of Prima Doll Episode 10 as Haikagura started to act funny and decided to burn down the Black Cat Café. Thankfully, everyone made it out as…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Drab Princess, the Black Cat, and the Satisfying Break-up Novel

While there are very clear reverse harem aspects to the story – Viol's not the only one crushing on Seren by midway through the novel – the real…

Anime News Network - Views

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Anime Series Like Engage Kiss

After discovering a new energy source, Bayron City became a metropolis that works independent of other governments. However, the city is occasionally

Recommend Me Anime

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Prima Doll – Episode 8 – Special Operation to Save Nagi

Episode impressions of Prima Doll Episode 8 as the Imperial Army detained Nagi. After Karasuba hears from Otome that she has lost contact with Nagi, she starts acting…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Prima Doll Episode 7: Heart of the Little Soldier

Back to the little one this episode. Remember kids, be careful how much brandy you pour onto a dessert in order to prepare a flaming ice cream.

The Yuri Empire

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Prima Doll – Episode 6 – Black Cat Cafe’s New Show

Episode impressions of Prima Doll Episode 6 as Retzel is part of the café, I wonder how she acts around Haizakura as business slows down. However, Haizakura might…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon (Vol. 11), A Sign of Affection (Vol. 5), and Magical Explorer (Vol. 1)

Fantasy romance and the modern kind take center stage in Reader’s Corner this week, as we dive into light novels and manga that revolve around love, some with…

Beneath the Tangles

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ONE PIECE Every Day – Chapter 40

Farewells and castings-off abound as the Black Cat Pirates arc draws to a close in chapter 40 of One Piece.

The Magic Planet

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ONE PIECE Every Day – Chapter 39

The Black Cat Pirates arc reaches its climax on the beach outside Usopp’s village.

The Magic Planet

The Drab Princess, the Black Cat, and the Satisfying Break-Up, Vol. 1

By Rino Mayumi and Machi. Released in Japan as “Jimihime to Kuroneko no, Enman na Konyaku Haki” by M Novels F. Released in North America by Cross Infinite…

Manga Bookshelf

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Prima Doll – Episode 1 – The Awakening

Episode impressions of Prima Doll Episode 1 as we see the pink-haired doll wake up after being repaired. However, she has no memories whatsoever as she walks through…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Episode 10: Taisho Magazines and Akutagawa’s Vision of Hell

“Woman Holding a Black Cat” by Yumeji Takehisa, circa 1919 (via Wikimedia Commons) Check out Episode 10 of the Read Japanese Literature podcast. The father of the Japanese…

Alison Fincher

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Translation Chat Podcast 08 – Morgan Watchorn chats about Black Cat

Morgan Watchorn, a professional manga translator, chats about the English dub for the anime Black Cat and the amazing adaptation work!

J-En Translations

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16 Anime Series Following Cold-Blooded Assassins

Anime is awash in killers, but assassins aren’t just killers, now are they? Hard in heart and body, assassins are killers trained specifically for the task. They carry…

Recommend Me Anime

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The Sky Is Always Blue: Exploring Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Anti-War Trilogy [Editorial]

       We really fear another war might break out at any time. I have lived a life full of mistakes. I regret my mistakes, but I…

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Anime Series Like The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

The greatest assassin on Earth lived only to be a tool by those that wished to wield his mastery. That is, until they decided that he was no…

Recommend Me Anime

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The Duke of Death and His Maid – 06 – Knight in a Top Hat

By introducing the overgrown conservatory this week the show finally acknowledges that it’s hella hard to maintain a vast mansion with just two servants, one of whom has…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Black Cat Mansion (亡霊怪猫屋敷, Nobuo Nakagawa, 1958)

A rationally minded doctor and his sickly wife find themselves trapped in the haunted house of post-war Japan in Nobuo Nakagawa’s eerie gothic horror

Windows on Worlds

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Black Cat Series Review: This is A Hot Mess of A Show

Black Cat tries to run multiple plot lines across a vast array of characters and mostly ends up being a mess. That said, there's some highly enjoyable moments…

100 Word Anime

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#112 - Interview with Jonathan Tarbox! Talking Leiji Matsumoto, Anime Conventions, and working in Manga!

Hey everyone! Look, another interview! For the third entry in our Leiji Matsumoto interview series, Sully chats with Jonathan Tarbox about Matsumoto’s WWII comic The Cockpit and how…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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Top 5: Anime Eye Patch Wearing Characters

Anime eye patch wearing characters are kind of everywhere and there's an endless stream of reasons for why the character needs to have any eye-patch (or sometimes there…

100 Word Anime

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40 Anime on ANIMAX in South Africa

2007-2010 South Africa’s DSTV provided the channel ANIMAX. It was a TV network that offered English dubbed anime. Here is a list of 26 anime that the channel…

All About Anime and Manga

Cosplay Beats! Kiki and Jiji

Our resident cosplayer, Paris, goes the way of the witch in this photo set, cosplaying Studio Ghibli heroine, Kiki! And look, she’s with Jiji (actually Lupin from My…

Beneath the Tangles

Black Cat: The Best at what it does

Last October and November, I decided to take a season long look at the manga series Black Cat. I discussed the manga from cover to cover, looked into…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Akudama Drive – 03 – Ocean’s Seven

As the Black Cat continues to describe the plan to infiltrate Kansai Station, the Ordinary Person tries not to stand out too much, lest her Swindler persona be…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Akudama Drive – 02 – 1.5 Meters for a Billion

With all the players introduced, the robotic Black Cat reveals she’s the mastermind who had them all collared as an insurance policy. The mission to rescue Cutthroat was…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Abandoned #8 (.hack//sign, Black Cat, Buddy Complex)

Generally with these posts, I don’t rule out returning to the shows featured (unless I say so specifically for an individual title) so I’ll include my usual disclaimer,…

The Review Heap

Stranger Things Book Tag (Strange Reads Indeed)

As usual, I am about a year late to a tag (that’s better than average, actually), but Keiko, I do hope you get to read this when you’re…

The Moyatorium

Manga First Impression: Ayakashi Triangle

Ayakashi Triangle is a new Shonen Jump manga series from Kentaro Yabuki, who is best known for Black Cat and serving as the artist for To Love Ru.…

Beneath the Tangles

287 – Triple Dip 42 – Doraemon’s Long Tales: Noby in Devilfish Castle, Noby vs. the Mecha Army, Noby and the Dino Knights

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doraemon by doing a Triple Dip on Fujiko F. Fujio’s Long Tales manga adaptations of the anime movies! We’re reading VOL. 4:…

Manga Machinations

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The Autumn of Black Cat: Final Thoughts on the Series

The Autumn of Black Cat concludes! It’s been a journey and now it, like the series has to come to an end. I’ve discussed all the volumes, talked…

Shallow Dives in Anime

The Autumn of Black Cat: Volumes 15 through 20: The Creed Arc

The Autumn of Black Cat continues! We have now finally reached the last handful of volumes of the story, the final arc of the series, and where everything…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Episode 546: A Clocksmith’s Wet Dream

Joseph and Andrew are back with their second ever joint review, this one with the question of "what if the world was a clock?" in mind. Before we…

Anime Pulse

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Sword Art Online Anime Review

Welcome to DubSub Anime Reviews Blog - Your source for anime reviews online! Search our reviews for suggestions on what to watch next!

DubSub - Anime Reviews

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Sword Art Online Anime Review

Welcome to DubSub Anime Reviews Blog - Your source for anime reviews online! Search our reviews for suggestions on what to watch next!

DubSub - Anime Reviews

OtakuGeneration (Show #479) OTAKON

  Shownotes :: (show 479) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With OTAKON, recorded live August 11th, 2014. This week we discussed our…

otakugeneration's Podcast

1999: Towards A New Era

In middle school, Naru appreciated anime, fanfiction, and pretty guys just as much as the next internet-surfing pre-teen, but it was actua...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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OtakuGeneration (Show #364) Ai Yori Aoshi

  Shownotes :: (show 364) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Ai Yori Aoshi, recorded live May 27th, 2012. This week we watched Ai Yori Aoshi. Plus…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #363) Mardock Scramble

  Shownotes :: (show 363) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Mardock Scramble, recorded live May 20th, 2012. This week we watched Mardock Scramble. Plus segments and…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #362) Level E

  Shownotes :: (show 362) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Level E, recorded live May 13th, 2012. This week we discussed Level E. Plus segments and…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #361) Trigun Badlands Rumble

  Shownotes :: (show 361) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Trigun Badlands Rumble, recorded live May 6th, 2012. This week we watched the Trigun movie:…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #360) Capeta

  Shownotes :: (show 360) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Capeta, recorded live April 29th, 2012. This week we watched an anime about kart racing. Plus…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #266) Summer Preview

  Shownotes :: (show 266) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Summer Preview, recorded live July 11th, 2010. This week we watched Bakemonogatari, but had such…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #265) Valkyria Chronicles

  Shownotes :: (show 265) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Valkyria Chronicles, recorded live July 5th, 2010. This week we discussed…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #210) TEKKONKINKREET

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 210) :: () :: () :: () :: () With TEKKONKINKREET, recorded live June 15th, 2009. Over…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #158) VG Franchises

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 158) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Video Game…

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