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And the Winner is. . .

Last week I asked my wonderful readers what anime should be my new series to review every week, and I’ve gotten a wonderful response! With an impressive 1/3…

Anime Hanabi

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Help! I Need a New Anime Series!

Now that I’ve finally watched the last episode of Witch Hunter Robin (the final Witch Hunter Robin episode review will be available later this week) I’m left with…

Anime Hanabi

Requiem of the Golden Witch

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

ボクの事件簿

The Drab Princess, the Black Cat, and the Satisfying Break-Up, Vol. 4

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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Manga the Week of 12/27/23

SEAN: Ready to wrap up 2023? Scared of 2024? Let's go. MICHELLE: No and yes, respectively! ANNA: I'm scared! ASH: What meaning does time have these days anyway?…

Manga Bookshelf

Uma Musume - Pretty Derby S3 - Episode 6 - Satono Diamond Carries Black Cat and Crow

Satono Diamond tried to beat the Satono Jinx by leaning into bad luck, like embracing a black cat and a crow. Uma Musume - Pretty Derby S3 -…

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Uma Musume - Pretty Derby S3 - Episode 4 - Kitasan Black Catches Horse Girls

Was this an episode of Agent Aika or Uma Musume? Kitasan Black is strong enough to carry two horse girls! Uma Musume - Pretty Derby S3 - Episode…

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

The Drab Princess, the Black Cat, and the Satisfying Break-Up, Vol. 3

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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Cyborg Kuro-chan - English Dub History Episode 24

At last! The cyborg black cat gets the spotlight! Cyborg Kuro-chan has been an incredibly popular request, and it's been a series I've talked about in other videos,…

Yui Haruhara

Bungou Stray Dogs - Episode 41 - 10 Second Anime

Ranpo vows to get Kunikida out of prison by proving he did not commit his alleged crime. Archrival Poe helps. Bungou Stray Dogs - Episode 41

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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The Manga Review: Love Is All You Need

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, and two big conventions on the horizon, there were only a handful of news stories this week. The biggest?…

Manga Bookshelf

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Manga Review | Do Black Cats Dream of Wolf Princes? by udon nodu

The world is split into canines and felines. Within each group are multiple species, such as wolves and dogs in the canines and tigers and cats in the…

Eve Healy

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My Gently Raised Beast Volume 1 Manhwa Review (Spoiler‑Free)

Nothing is going well for Blondina, even after she goes from pauper to princess. That is, until an adorable talking black cat enters her life!

Yatta-Tachi

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Episode #03

Let’s begin with Megumin’s cute black cat in which it chows down a plate of fish and rice. Of course, calling this cat as Megumin is pretty confusing…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! – 03 – Signs Point to Maybe

For an academy formally known as the “Red Prison”, it sure is laid back! For the second episode in a row there are no real classes; the adults…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! Episode #02

Let’s begin with Komekko where she brought an ebon beast or should I say a black cat with cross on its forehead. While it doesn’t have a name…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! – 02 – Augmentation Surge

After picking out a new dagger for Yunyun and failing to get her to see how quickly she can stab between her fingers, Megumin returns home to find…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Reincarnated as a Sword (Volume 1) – Live by the Sword

A twelve-year-old Black Cat beast girl had been captured and enslaved. On her way to market, her carriage was attacked by a vicious monster. Her short life seemed…

The Otaku Author

The Drab Princess, the Black Cat, and the Satisfying Break-Up, Vol. 2

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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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

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

2021 Retrospective

Here's to another good one, friends. 3:02 - 2021 Recommendations 3:13 - Golden Kamuy 4:15 - Hina Change 5:21 - Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 6:57 - Curtains Up, I'm Off 8:01 - The Bones…

Weekly Manga Recap

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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

Slash of the Unchosen x Black Catcher (Black Clover Chapter 315 & 316)

Finally got some free time, so I made a quick Black Clover Edit! Gonna be grinding out the long-awaited MMVs next. Music: Black Catcher - Vickeblanka Programs used: Photoshop After Effects

NinjaristicNinja

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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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#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

Black Cat

I'd make a joke about bad luck crossing your path, but I think they already do that in the manga a couple of times...   2:13 - Black Cat 29:41 -…

Weekly Manga Recap

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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