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Has The Isekai Bubble Burst Yet?

Or at the very least changed to a setting that’s not fucking discount Dragon Quest.

Standing On My Neck

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To Wake the Dead

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

ボクの事件簿

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Oh, So Tropical: The Soul Girl

I don’t know how many times I’ve looked at a trio of characters and seen them forming a classic Mind-Body-Soul trio. Sure. How about Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles,…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Sakugabooru Animation Awards 2021

Our yearly animation awards have once again gathered animators, directors, producers, writers, translators, fans, and everything in between to pick the greatest contributions to anime and the world…

Sakuga Blog

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Nonon’s Best Anime of 2021

With the year coming to a close, Nonon picks his best anime of 2021, ranging from a girl and her cub to one kaiju anime on Netflix.

TheOASG

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Stand Out’s and Favorites from Anime 2021

Hey it’s that sequel post I promised! This time being the animated version of my own personal awards show, and a favorites list at least for this year.…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Asakusa Kid (2021) [Film Review]

Asakusa Kid; or, Make’em Laugh      Listen, Take. Don’t suck up to your audience. You tell them what’s funny. I have been waiting patiently ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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#117 - Detective Conan! Franchise Intro & Review of Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths

One truth prevails, and that truth is that Bill is a huge Detective Conan fan. Yet, he's never had a chance to gush about it on the podcast.…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

Animecast: Attack on Bubbles!

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is a 2021 Coming-of-age Romance anime film from Japanese animation studios Signal.MD and Sublimation. For viewers who are having a hard time…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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I wanted to like this more – Girls Gaku drama review

Seemingly a lifetime ago (i.e. July) I wrote up my first impression of this drama. Given it’s outside my usual bubble of drama-watching habits, I wasn’t sure how…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Mieruko-chan – 05

Damn, this bubble is crowded.  Read more

Lost in Anime

Rumble Garandoll #02 — Silly Costumes

  The costumes are silly because we like silly things! I have no real plan on catching up, but I will prioritize the two Monday mech shows, though…

Tenka Seiha

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Words, Bubble, Up, Like, Soda, Pop

A short haiku (adapted with 5-7-5 syllable, which I tried to) appreciation post, for a movie on finding themselves, and finding love. Literally, searching for love that is…

Anime as a Cup of Tea

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop: A Quiet Reveal

Do you ever feel like you are on top of things until some things slipped through your fingers or mind without any notice? I like to think that…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

If the RPG World Had Social Media…

By Yusuke Nitta. LOL, and Yukinatsu Amekaze. Released in Japan as “Moshi Role Playing Game no Sekai ni SNS ga Attara” by Media Factory. Released in North America…

Manga Bookshelf

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The Frontline Report [9/19/21]

This week: Heike Monogatari is struck with prophetic visions, Kageki Shoujo enters its tense final act, and the girls of Love Live Superstar put on a show.

The Magic Planet

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Magic Planet Monthly Movies: WORDS BUBBLE UP LIKE SODA POP is Simple Summer Sweetness

Sweet, simple, and summery, “Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” hits all the right notes and goes down smooth.

The Magic Planet

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OtakuGeneration.net :: (Show #849) Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Shownotes :: (show 849) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Mangirl!, recorded live September 5th, 2021. This week, a special project film about the…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (2020) by Kyohei Ishiguro

Yui Sakura (Someguro Ichikawa), known familiarly as ‘Cherry’, is a quiet, thoughtful young high-schooler, working part time at a day care centre for the elderly, and spending his…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The Otakusphere: Controversy, more controversy and FIVE ALIVE!

Good morning, afternoon or evening to everyone out there on the internet. It’s Sunday in my corner of the hinterlands, which means it’s time for another trip around…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Magia Record – 18 – The Future They Chose

Not content to sleep beside Kaede’s isolation bubble, Iroha sneaks out to meet with Nemu, not wanting to further burden the others with her problems. Once more, it’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Cider no Yō ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru Movie Review

Will the Cider no Yō ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru movie be the summer anime film of the year? Check out my review on this latest movie.

Raving Otaku

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Newly Nostalgic – Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (Movie Review)

It’s a movie I’ve been waited a year and a half for, thanks to the pandemic. But I absolutely don’t mind spoiling it right here and now; it…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

News Update - Mon, 2 Aug 2021

The Young Buck and the Five Seven Five. So, Allen decides to take on the colorful little drama movie Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, which he finds to…

THEM Anime Reviews

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Seasonal Sampler Summer 2021: Sonny Boy, Kageki Shojo!!, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, & More

Evan and Ink recap they shows they watched from last season — Oddtaxi, Megalobox: Nomad, SSSS.Dynazenon, Those Snow White Notes, and Wonder Egg Priority (technically two seasons ago…

Ani-Gamers

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Seasonal Sampler Summer 2021: Sonny Boy, Kageki Shojo!!, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, & More

Evan and Ink recap they shows they watched from last season — Oddtaxi, Megalobox: Nomad, SSSS.Dynazenon, Those Snow White Notes, and Wonder Egg Priority (technically two seasons ago…

Ani-Gamers

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Music in Anime – Yamazakura (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop)

The best insert songs aren’t just played over the movie for the sake of it. Words Bubble Up weaves Yamazakura into its central plot, in a way so…

Alo's Watchlist

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Supermarket Woman (スーパーの女, Juzo Itami, 1996)

A veteran housewife uses her long experience to save a failing supermarket while standing up for wholesome small-town values in Itami’s post-Bubble farce

Windows on Worlds

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This Week in Anime - The Sugar-Sweet World of Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

There's still room in the anime scene for poignant teen romances and Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop has that in spades.

Anime News Network - Views

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop – A Summer Flick as Sweet as Soda

The best movies are the ones told from the heart. Words Bubble Up brims with life and energy, with beautiful visuals and a dreamy soundtrack bringing life to…

Alo's Watchlist

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Review: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

This is a movie worthy of moving to the front of your watch list and then finding an excuse to take the next ninety minutes away from whatever…

Beneath the Tangles

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Experiencing Japanese Poems Through Anime: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Lights in the summer nightmake a false startIn the evening sunset Haikus are literary icons. Japanese poems that follow the simple rule 5 7 5, three lines, 17…

Otaku Post

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Kyōhei Ishiguro's debut feature film was the unfortunate victim of COVID-19 delays in 2020, but if you do manage to watch this, it is absolutely the perfect pick-me-up…

Anime News Network - Views

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Animecast: Mari Okada Puts Obi-Wan In A Dress

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Jojune Battle Tendency: Episode 11- Caesar’s Lonely Youth

CAAEEESAAAAAAR!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, sad to say we lose our favorite Italian, bubble blowing, Hamon user in this episode, resulting in what may very well be one…

Hanime on Anime

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Zodiac Killers (極道追踪, Ann Hui, 1991)

Melancholy exiles seeking a better future in the dying days of the bubble economy find only futility in Ann Hui’s nihilistic gangster noir

Windows on Worlds

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Crying Freeman and the 1980s Home Video Revolution in Japan

Straight out of the age of anime on VHS comes a series emblematic of the excess of the Japan of the bubble age, when new tech met new…

Unseen Japan

SSSS.Dynazenon #02 — Enemy Band Geeks

  How nice that they're similarly melodramatic. Impressions: I think I'm okay with putting this on the bubble pending a particularly strong episode next week. It didn't do…

Tenka Seiha

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A Furuba Kung Fu Tea Giveaway and Live Stream

Kung Fu Tea, a bubble tea chain found throughout the U.S. and in several other countries, is running a really cool promotion right now as they partner with…

Beneath the Tangles

Growing up Yurijin: My Childhood Experience with Lesbian Anime and Manga Part IThis article is the...

Growing up Yurijin: My Childhood Experience with Lesbian Anime and Manga Part IThis article is the first in a two-part personal essay about my childhood experiences growing up…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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Spring 2021 – What Will I Be Watching?

After somewhat successfully talking about my winter 2021 picks, I wanted to continue to make this section a somewhat regularly occurring part of my blog. It’s just a…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Oldtaku no Radio #052 – Speed Grapher

After an economic bubble burst in Japan, the Tennouzu Group buys a city and a nation by catering to its leaders’ perversions. The underground (literally) club that serves…

Ani-Gamers

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Anime, Dramas, Movies and more I’m looking forward to in 2021

After the shitshow that was 2020, I’m hoping that 2021 will be less terrible. I’m not delusional thinking that COVID is suddenly gone, climate change has stopped, or…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Sunday anime Surplus (Takahashi/Kumanomata/Hata interview pt.2)

 Hi all! Been waiting long? Here's part two of the Sunday anime mangaka interview! This time we got a little more insight into how Yashahime became a thing…

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

Fruits Basket 2nd Season Review

What does it mean to change? What is the name of that feeling of fear that comes with the thought of wanting to stretch out your hand and…

PyraXadon's Anime Archive

Cardcaptor Sakura – 58 – Within the Bubble

Whether you consider it testing Sakura or just plain fucking with her, Eriol keeps up his little secret game this week. Sakura, Syaoran, Tomoyo, Kerberus and Yue all…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Bubble? (The Bubble Tag)

These are the nine anime characters I want to be stuck in quarantine with.

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