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Monsters, Magic, and Romance – Quick Manga Reviews

The Metamorphosis Japanese Title: Henshin Genre: Historical Drama Length:  5 chapters (1 volume) This batch of manga has a Western and horror focus, with a little romance to…

Nefarious Reviews

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20 Romance Anime Series Told From the Female Perspective

In romance anime, it takes two to make a couple, but there will almost always be a main character that takes the reigns of the story. Most commonly…

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Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (I)

I was fourteen years old, Shinji Ikari´s age, when A Bridge to Terabithia made its movie debut. Like his fated stay in Misato’s house, only in time have…

Beneath the Tangles

Ao Haru Ride Pt. 2 (with Shojo Beat Senior Editor Nancy Thistlethwaite)

Covers volumes 8–13 of Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka.One year after recording about the first half of Ao Haru Ride, we’re back on the bandwagon to talk…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Blue Spring Ride

Spring is the time for love! Ao Haru Ride, literally meaning “Blue Spring Ride,” is a sweet little anime about the reblooming love between two young people who…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

Socrates in Love (with Asher Sofman)

A discussion about the manga adaptation of Socrates in Love by Kyoichi Katayama and Kazumi KazuiGet ready to cry at this one-volume melodrama about a teenage couple torn…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Post #149|Ao Haru Ride

“… tenderness that doesn’t go anywhere and that doesn’t lead to anything.”

OBDURATE

All My Darling Daughters (with Asher Sofman)

Covers All My Darling Daughters by Fumi YoshinagaThis one-volume manga about three generations of women in a family is masterfully told and extremely relatable. Shojo & Tell host…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Ao Haru Ride

Basketball is coming back, and I cannot wait to be disappointed by yet another team I have picked up. I didn’t choose the Bears or White Sox, but…

Taiiku Podcast

Love Me, Love Me Not Vols 4 and 5

Love Me, Love Me Not Volumes 4 and 5 by Io Sakisaka With the conclusion of Ao Haru Ride, I’m glad that the Shojo Beat imprint has another…

Manga Bookshelf

Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 13

Ao Haru Ride Volume 13 by Io Sakisaka I have this issue sometimes when I really like a series and the final volume comes out, I tend to…

Manga Bookshelf

Otaku Reader’s Corner: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, TPN Side Story, and the Final Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 13 After thirteen volumes, Ao Haru Ride has come to an end, but instead of celebratory feelings, I couldn’t shake an irksome question: Why…

Beneath the Tangles

Pick of the Week: Beginnings and Endings

MICHELLE: I’m excited by all the final volumes out next week. I’m definitely interested to read the conclusions of Ao Haru Ride and The Demon Prince of Momochi…

Manga Bookshelf

Review: Ao Haru Ride Vol. 11

It’s a tricky thing to engage in a new romantic relationships when you’re still entangled in a past one, or at least in one that you desired would…

Beneath the Tangles

Ao Haru Ride, Vol 11

Ao Haru Ride Volume 11 by Io Sakisaka Throughout this series, nostalgia and feelings of being haunted by the past have come up in a variety of ways,…

Manga Bookshelf

10 Year Retrospective, Month #5: Throwback to May 2014

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

Beneath the Tangles

Ao Haru Ride Pt. 1 (with Shojo Beat Senior Editor Nancy Thistlethwaite)

Covers volumes 1–7 of Ao Haru Ride (aka Blue Spring Ride) by Io Sakisaka.Ao Haru Ride is the story of sweethearts Futaba and Kou after they were separated…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Preview Guide 3: Ao Haru Ride and Kira-kun Today

Discusses the first volumes of Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka and Kira-kun Today by Rin Mikimoto After September brought no new shojo manga series debuts in the US,…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Strobe Edge (with Alyssa from Anime Intensity)

Covers all ten volumes of Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka First: Strobe Edge is an amazing title, and we take many opportunities to remind you of this throughout the…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #544) Blockade Battlefront

  Shownotes :: (show 543) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Blockade Battlefront, recorded live November 8th, 2015. This week we talked…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #543) Boy and the Beast

  Shownotes :: (show 543) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Boy and the Beast, recorded live November 1st, 2015. This week…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Summer 2014 Anime: Halfway Impressions

Summer’s really been flying by for me, and before I knew it, the halfway point for the summer anime season came by.  I guess maybe it’s not my…

Anime Anemoscope

OtakuGeneration (Show #477) Summer Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 477) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Summer Impressions, recorded live July 27th, 2014. This week we finished…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #476) Summer Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 476) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Summer Impressions, recorded live July 20th, 2014. This week we the…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #475) Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun

  Shownotes :: (show 475) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun, recorded live July 13th, 2014. This week…

otakugeneration's Podcast

Anime Power Rankings: Summer 2014 Week 2

Rank Anime (First Place Votes) Studio Episode Change 1 Zankyou no Terror (7) MAPPA 1 — 2 Aldnoah Zero (4) A-l Pictures 2 1 3 Barakamon (2) Kinema…

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