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Pick of the Week: Mixed-Up Picks

SEAN: Lotsa stuff this week, including 80 gabillion Yen On light novels, as well as a new Shojo Beat title. But I’m gonna go with the new volume…

Manga Bookshelf

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Animecast: Anime Databases and Review Brigading

The Hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast decide to dive into the interesting realm of anime databases (commonly referred to as Anime Lists). Not only this, but the…

Otaku Spirit

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17 Sports Anime With a Female Lead

Serious sports anime is a bit of a boy’s club, and it’s easy to see why when you do find the occasional anime with a female lead. It’s,…

Recommend Me Anime

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My 10 Favorite Anime Episodes

Alright time to talk about my 10 favorite anime episodes of all time. As I saw this video on youtube ranking the highest rated episodes all time. So…

SAE With a K

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Anime Series Like Those Snow White Notes

After watching his grandfather perform the shamisen at a young age, Setsu became entranced. However, after his grandfather’s death, he runs away from his small village and quits…

Recommend Me Anime

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 01 (First Impressions) – The Immovable Beanpole vs the Unmovable Idol

The apathetic, man-loathing, recently disgraced idol Narata Ai (Hanamori Numiri in top form) enrolls and is accepted into the exclusive Kouka School for Musical and Theatrical Arts, which…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

S4E10 - Chihayafuru, A Certain Scientific Railgun

In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy have a card-slapping, raingun-firing good time!Series Discussed: Chihayafuru Vol. 1, A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 1Assignments for next Episode:…

ScreenTone Club

S4E09 - How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?, A School Frozen in Time

In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy get locked in a school and forced to learn about exercise! How will they survive???Series Discussed: How Heavy are…

ScreenTone Club

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TOP 5 SPORTS ANIME COACHES!!

Hello! I’m back at it with another ‘top 5’ post. They are fun and easy to make, but hard to find interesting topics. Irina does a wonderful job…

IT'S YOUR FAULT THAT I'M NOT POPULAR!

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On Kodansha US’s New Tagline

One of the North American manga publishers recently got a new revamp as Kodansha Comics became consolidated into a more centralized Kodansha with a new logo and also a…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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Doki Doki News: Anime Awards, Demon Slayer, and Playstation State of Play

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 21st through 27th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

Bookshelf Briefs 2/20/21

Chihayafuru, Vol. 24 | By Yuki Suetsugu | Kodansha Comics (digital only) – Hooray, I’m finally caught up again on Chihayafuru! This volume finds Chihaya and friends lending…

Manga Bookshelf

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Jujutsu Kaisen – 03 – Gauging the Crazy

Here I thought we’d be spending more times in the woods of Tokyo’s outskirts, but Yuuji joins Gojou and Megumi to Harajuku to pick up Jujutsu Tech’s third…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2020

In an exceptionally hellish year, good anime managed to provide some brief moments of reprieve. Here are the staff's 2020 favorites!

Anime Feminist

Reader’s Choice – Best of Anime 2020 Poll

The end of the year is here and it's time for the 15th Annual Reader's Choice poll. Do you have a favorite series you'd like to see win?…

Random Curiosity

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Why I Blog About Anime, Japan, and Tokyo

Life takes funny turns.  Way back in 2003 I really wasn't terribly interested in Japan or anime or manga. This is even though I had grown up...

Tokyo Excess

Pick of the Week: Yona and Friends

MICHELLE: There are a few things coming out this week that appeal to me a great deal, not least of which is the latest Yona of the Dawn,…

Manga Bookshelf

Oldtaku no Radio #048 – Chihayafuru (Season Three)

Six years after the end of its second season, the Chihayafuru anime that adapts Yuki Suetsugu’s josei manga returned for its third season. After what seemed like a…

Ani-Gamers

Chihayafuru Volume 10 Review

The Mizusawa Karuta Club's next challenge awaits as the All Japan Senior High School Karuta Championship kicks off Chihayafuru Volume 10.

TheOASG

Gunslinger Girl Anime Review – 57/100 – Throwback Thursday

I really wanted to like Gunslinger Girl. Made by MADHOUSE, Directed by Morio Asaka of Chihayafuru and Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card fame, Gunslinger Girl has a simple but compelling…

Star Crossed Anime

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Sensou Douwa: The Cake Tree in the Ruins

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

Twwk’s Top 30 Anime Series

Professional otaku ProZD tweeted out his top 30 anime, anime movies, and manga this week, and I enjoyed his recommendations greatly—they cover series old and new, and lift…

Beneath the Tangles

Pick of the Week: I Spy

MICHELLE: I suspect this’ll be another of those weeks where most or all of us say the same thing. So, before I get to the inevitable, I’ll also…

Manga Bookshelf

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Top 50 Anime of the Decade

A new decade starts and immediately everyone is stuck inside. I can’t really do much, so what better time to think about the past? The ’10s are well…

Please, no hate.

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Kuro’s Favorite Anime: #8 Chihayafuru

It’s Monday and time for my #8 favorite anime! Today’s anime is one that I didn’t initially see entering my favorites list when I first watched it but…

Kuroonuma

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Year 1 Issue 19

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 19 May 6 - 12, 2020 Hello all! Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet, thank you…

Arcadia Dragnet

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I Found an Online Karuta Game

I was watching the third season of Chihayafuru (I still haven’t finished it) and I suddenly had the urge to search for something similar to Karuta to play.…

Getting Up Early

OSMcast! Show #158: Chihayafuru 3

When I listen up atThe wide-stretched plain of podcasts,Is the audio the sameThat peach on Mount MomoconIn the land of Taiiku?We never thought we would have the excuse…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

Chihayafuru 3: Worth the Wait

We finally get a third season after six years, and it's the best season yet.

Baka Raptor

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Top 5 Anime Series to Binge-watch In Quarantine!

Has this quarantine been way longer than you expected? Are you bored out of your mind and have no idea of what to do to pass this extra…

Ryuuji Tatsuya's Anime Corner

[Post #900] Chihayafuru Season 3: Growing Up Sucks

It’s so strange to write a complete season review for a show that I looked into with episode reviews. A rare scenario for me where I look at…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

OSMinterview! Deva Marie on 4/15/2020

Our boy John is back with yet another amazing interview! This time, he sits down virtually with the wondrous Deva Marie. You may recognize her voice best as…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

Chihayafuru S3 – Episode 24

Well shit, guys. We’re really in the depths of it now, aren’t we? Taichi at last confessed, was rejected, and responded in the most dramatic possible way: by…

Wrong Every Time

CRUNCHYROLL ANIME 2020 Trailers And New Anime

The latest CRUNCHYROLL ANIME 2020 Trailers And New Anime + announcements! In this video were breaking down the latest and greatest currently streaming on Crunchyroll and what is…

Anime Forefront

Anime Feminist Recommendations of Winter 2020

As if to balance out the light lists of 2019, the new year roared in with so many quality shows we almost didn't have space to recommend them…

Anime Feminist

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Year 1 Issue 15

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 15   April 8 - 14, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet! My back…

Arcadia Dragnet

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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

Some Thoughts on the Winter 2020 Anime Season

A quite reasonable reason to get back into watching anime more regularly, I’d say. As you may remember, back in January I said that I was going to…

Mage in a Barrel

A Seasonal Review — Winter 2020

Dropped: Ahiru no Sora, Aikatsu on Parade!, ARP Backstage Pass, Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu, Chihayafuru S3, Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia, Haikyuu!! To…

Draggle's Anime Blog

Chihayafuru Podcast with Arkada (Glass Reflection) and Daniel (Trickster's Treatise)

Welcome to the Subtitled Podcast! Today Arakada of Glass Reflection and Daniel from Trickster's Treatise join me to discuss studio Madhouse's hit Chihayafuru. We have done a few…

Subtitled Anime

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Year 1 Issue 13

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 13   March 25 - 31, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet, everyone, hope all…

Arcadia Dragnet

Chihayafuru 3 – 24 (END)

The love triangle of the decade has parted ways...for now. I know this is almost a week…

Random Curiosity

Chihayafuru Season 3 Episode 24 (Finale): Investments Payoff

I had the hardest time hitting the button to start this episode. You know, for a lot of reasons really. For instance, you guys mostly know I am…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Chihayafuru S3 – Episode 23

Hello again, everyone. You all ready for Taichi’s Birthday Party Tournament? I know I certainly am – frankly, I wasn’t aware quite how much stress I was carrying…

Wrong Every Time

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Year 1 Issue 12

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 12   March 18 - 24, 2020 Well folks, I've had a tough week to…

Arcadia Dragnet

Weekly Round-Up, 18-24 March 2020: Gender-Neutral Dresses in Animal Crossing, Chihayafuru Behind-the-Scenes, and How to Support Stars Align

AniFem Round-Up How Kingdom Hearts helped me assert my gender identity Latonya Pennington shares their struggles with the strict binary often enforced by character creators, and how they…

Anime Feminist

Why It Works: A Lifetime of Competition: Growing Up in Chihayafuru

With the spring season rapidly approaching, it felt like about time to write some sort of thematic wrap-up for this season of Chihayafuru. I’ve been thrilled by Chihayafuru’s…

Wrong Every Time

Chihayafuru Season 3 Episode 23: Dark Taichi Crossroads

I’m finding this review hard to write. It’s not because I’ve sat in front of a keyboard more then I’m used to today. That does have an effect…

Mechanical Anime Reviews