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359 – State of Shonen 2 with Ryan aka RUSH – Dr. STONE

This week dakazu and Darfox are joined by their friend Ryan(RUSH) who has been helping out with content on our YouTube channel! Ryan joins us to tell us…

Manga Machinations

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Hunting Flying Saucers: Contextualising ‘The UFO’ in Anime

Those that follow the Japanese animation scene closely would know that the so-called ‘UFO’ has made a decent number of appearances in the past year and a half.

Full Frontal

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Top 5 Most powerful Shonen Anime Poison Users

In anime poison isn't the most popular form of offensive power. Unlike, fire, ice, or lightning, poison is more subtle.

Otaku Orbit

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HOW WELL FEMALE CHARACTERS ARE WRITTEN IN ANIME – Part 2

This list contains SLIGHT SPOILERS as it’s made while taking both anime and manga in consideration. BLACK CLOVER Black Clover breaks boundaries in many ways, including the inclusion…

FreakSenpai

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The 2nd User Of One For All Is Bakugo’s Ancestor- My Hero Academia THEORY DISCUSSION

This doubles as a “Theory” post AND a “Discussion” post. Because it’s like……….kind of obvious? Like; this is just kind of TOO MUCH for it to be a…

Demon God Tadd

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Asta And His Connection To The Megicula- Black Clover THEORY

Hello, everyone out there in internet land!! It’s funny; this post originally started as a Follow up/ Addendum to my very first “Black Clover Theory” post about Asta’s…

Demon God Tadd

354 – New Chapter Check-in 7/Darfox Dabbles 7 – Black Clover/MANGA Plus 3

We’re giving Morgana and Seamus a break to bring you our first mashup episode! We’ll be combining a long-overdue New Chapter Check-in with a Darfox Dabbles on more…

Manga Machinations

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Asta’s New Weapon- Black Clover DISCUSSION

Hello, all! This post was originally going to be a “catch up” discussion to Nakaba Suzuki’s Seven Deadly Sins sequel series- Four Knights Of The Apocalypse. But the…

Demon God Tadd

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Weekly Round-Up, 12-18 May 2021: MAPPA Animator Conditions, Intersectionality, and Nagata Kabi Interview

AniFem Round-Up The Feminist Potential of the Lolita Fashion Subculture Sarah Alexander explores the history of lolita fashion as a rebellious outlet and highlights marginalized voices in the…

Anime Feminist

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15 Anime Series Where a Ragtag Group of Misfits Thrive Together

It is a tale as old as time. There will be great heroes that are draped in their accolades, and then there will be these jerks and jerkettes.…

Recommend Me Anime

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She’s Fighting for Him: Black Clover and battle shounen’s male-centrism

Women in shounen battle anime and manga have traditionally been sidelined, even as it became more and more common to include women as fellow fighters. When the guys…

Anime Feminist

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Merry Month of Manga: BLACK CLOVER

Weekly Shonen Jump doesn't dabble too much in fantasy these days, and the most recent example is...divisive, to say the least. BLACK CLOVER ...

The Manga Test Drive

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So many interesting new Anime on Crunchyroll lately

  …Which is good considering the rest of Attack on Titan’s final season is on hiatus, Black Clover’s final episode aired on my birthday (March 30) and it’s…

Aurabolt's Anime and Manga

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The Top 10 Black Clover Fights Ranked

My 3rd Black Clover post in a day, but what I can say I love this show. While the animation isn’t that great a lot of the time.…

HaruKafe

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Ranking The Black Clover Openings (1-13)

So I talked about this in my review of Black Clover but it’s kind of crazy how much it holds true to me. Very few long-running anime have…

HaruKafe

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Something Special – Black Clover Anime Review

Black Clover has had a wild ride. From shaky production circumstances that resulted in a sub-par product in the beginning. To the Immense hate for Asta and the…

HaruKafe

341 – Manga in Motion 46 – ON-GAKU: Our Sound

This week Morgana talks about Harley Quinn variant covers, Darfox chomps into the sadness burrito of Violet Evergarden the Movie, and dakazu thinks Bokurano: Ours is effective at…

Manga Machinations

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The 5 Best and Most Interesting Moments from Black Clover Manga Volume 3

Asta and Mars fight. Mars uses Mineral Creation Magic: Talos Doll Swarm to create clones. He views Asta as “weak,” and targets him.

Otaku Orbit

Bookshelf Briefs 3/31/21

Black Clover, Vol. 24 | By Yuki Tabata | Viz Media – New arc, new villains, new desperate fighting, new nameless characters being killed to give our named…

Manga Bookshelf

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Shingeki no Kyojin – Final Season – 16 [Part 1 End]

Well... That was a bit of a letdown, wasn't it? After sixteen episodes of Shingeki no Kyojin's Final Season, under new studio MAPPA and a new production staff,…

Anime Evo

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Manga Chapter Review Dump Post 6: Yeah; Get Used To This For A While

Hey, guys. If you saw my first post about Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, then you’ll know that I’ve gone on a different kind of “hiatus.” As such; we’re…

Demon God Tadd

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Nacht Faust: The Origins! Black Clover Chapter 286 BREAKDOWN

Are you guys like my brother and are fascinated by Demonology? If you are, then cool- Demons are pretty cool. If not, then hey- I hope you enjoy…

Demon God Tadd

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Black Clover Manga Volume 2: Recap and Review

Volume 2 of Black Clover focuses on the first part of Asta’s first mission with the Black Bull Magic Knight.

Otaku Orbit

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A Devil’s Will To Survive! Black Clover Chapter 285 BREAKDOWN

Oh man; Nacht’s in some sh!t. These Qliphoth Devil’s prove to be a lot stronger than he had thought they’d be. But it’s not like he’s just gonna…

Demon God Tadd

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Lightning Demon Luck! Black Clover Chapter 284 BREAKDOWN

Y’ello all you great readers of manga and my blog! I think that I should like this chapter a lot more. Between the content of the chapter; the…

Demon God Tadd

Episode 661, “OPP SpankDown” (with @MitchJGonzales)

On this week’s episode of The One Piece Podcast we have hosts Zach, Ed, Alex and Steve with special guests Kelly (our Editor-in-Chief), Sam Leach (our Anime Recap host), and Mitchell Gonzales (animator…

The One Piece Podcast

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Kirito’s Top 10 Anime Opening (Feb 28th, 2021)

Having watched the ridiculous amount of anime that I have…there are a lot of opening that I’ve seen so creating this top 10 is also a restriction for…

KiritoNarukami

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Cells at Work Season 2, Black Clover Updates and Tales of Smyphonia on Crunchyroll?!

  Ok so Season 2 of Cells at Work started earlier this month (and somehow I didn’t know it was coming). To say it’s a nice surprise for…

Aurabolt's Anime and Manga

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Manga Chapter Review Dump Post 4- Alternative Discussion

Hello again, everyone!! Sorry to do these posts so close together, but as I said in my review for the recent chapter of Black Clover- I’m feeling a…

Demon God Tadd

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ASSEMBLE! Black Clover Chapter 283 BREAKDOWN

…………….I was gonna do out usual “cheery, happy-go-lucky” cliche opening paragraph that we usually default to when I have nothing more “interesting&#82…

Demon God Tadd

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AniMarch Madness 2021: The Play-in Matches

It’s that time of year again! In just a couple of weeks, we start our annual AniMarch Madness tournament where you, our dear readers, determine the best anime by…

Beneath the Tangles

Animecast: Music of Winter 2021 Anime

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are finally here to give their favorite picks of music for the Winter 2021 anime season. Put the headphones on and…

Otaku Spirit

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Black Clover Manga Volume 1: Recap and Review

Black Clover Manga Volume 1 opens with the “Boy’s Vow.” The Magic Emperor defeats a demon that was attacking humankind.

Otaku Orbit

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The Return Of The Wizard King!- Sort Of! Black Clover Chapter 281 BREAKDOWN

Heh heh heh…………Ladies and gentlemen- I told y’all last week that Tabata is doing some MAJOR foreshadowing- in much the same way that Naruto foreshadowed Naruto becomin…

Demon God Tadd

333 – The Flowers of Evil part 2

This week Darfox and dakazu return to indie manga with Glaeolia 2! Also dakazu regrets returning to Saikin Kono Sekai wa Watashi dake no Mono ni Narimashita......! And…

Manga Machinations

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Doki Doki News: Howl’s Real Life Moving Castle, Black Clover Ends, and Demon Slayer to Sci-Fi Romcom?

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 31st through February 6th! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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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…

Recommend Me Anime

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The Underworld- UNLEASHED! Black Clover Chapter 280 BREAKDOWN

………..I honestly did not know what to title this review. This is the first time in quite a while that that’s happened to me(note that I didn’t link…

Demon God Tadd

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Pirate Warriors 5: Combat Chaos! One Piece Chapter 1002 BREAKDOWN

Hello again, everyone! Did you guys enjoy my review for Dragon Ball Super Chapter 68? Did you enjoy reading Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Chapter 54? And did you…

Demon God Tadd

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Granolah The Story- The Lone Sniper. Dragon Ball Super Chapter 68 BREAKDOWN

Hey guys! Came this close to making this, My Hero Academia, and Black Clover another “Manga Chapter Review Dump.” It took me quite a LOT longer to write…

Demon God Tadd

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THEY’RE HE~~RE!!! Black Clover Chapter 279 BREAKDOWN

Tabata is a FAN-F*CKING-TASTIC artist. Like; I FINALLY read all of his previous series Hungry Joker, and the character art in that series was just on a whole…

Demon God Tadd

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WINTER 2021 | Watch List

Since I have recently gotten back into anime, finding new airing shows that I enjoy has been my primary objective. While I’m sure my taste when it comes…

SLOANER ANIME

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What Crunchyroll’s Most Popular Anime List Reveals About Fans

Crunchyroll Popular Anime Fan Worldwide My Hero Academia Black Clover Boruto Jujutsu Taisen

100 Word Anime

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“Gravity Cutter” Jack! Black Clover Chapter 278 BREAKDOWN

You know “Black Clover” has been blowing up recently? It trended twice on twitter, and the anime’s been blowing up! Not to mention the fact that it’s more…

Demon God Tadd

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An Update on my Reviews

An anime and manga blog, devoted to all kinds of amazing things from Japan. Reviews, articles, lists and more!

Otaku Nuts

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The Queen Of Roses Charolette vs The Bloodbath Princess Vanica! Black Clover Chapter 277 BREAKDOWN

You know: I expected none of this. I was full prepared to see what Jack and Nacht could do against Dante. But I’m SO GLAD I was wrong…

Demon God Tadd

Bookshelf Briefs 1/4/21

Black Clover, Vol. 23 | By Yuki Tabata | Viz Media – Given we came to the end of a very long arc last time, it makes sense…

Manga Bookshelf

328 – New Chapter Check-in 6 – One Piece

Darfox and dakazu are here to kickoff 2021 with a New Chapter Check-in! dakazu talks about One Piece chapter 1000, Darfox praises Black Clover but feels lukewarm on…

Manga Machinations