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15 Anime Series Where You Watch the Characters Grow Up

Coming-of-age is a big theme in not just anime, but many forms of storytelling. However, the unique thing that can be done with anime, since it isn’t utilizing…

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First Impression: Kaginado

A familiar little girl wearing a sailor fuku with stuffed dango in hand walks into a planetarium, where she’s greeted by another familiar face, an android with blue…

Beneath the Tangles

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Happily Never After: 15 Tragic Romance Anime Series

Not everything ends up happily. Not even in anime where technically, if they wanted to, they could make everything end happily. This is because sometimes it is more…

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Top 5 Supernatural Romance Anime – Great Characters, Worldbuilding, and Just Sweet Moments

I love a good supernatural romance anime - probably because it combines my favourite elements of fantasy and horror anime with my favourite elements of romantic comedies. When…

100 Word Anime

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25 Saddest Anime Series To Crush Your Soul

Sometimes… Sometimes you just want to be hurt. It’s a seemingly weird response, but one that a lot of people have. Maybe you have a lot going on…

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Clannad

Clannad is a 2007 Romance Comedy-drama anime series from one of the most beloved Japanese animation studios, Kyoto Animation. While one can look on any top ten list…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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Animecast: Aliens Speed Watch My Censored Anime at 1000x Speed

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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Recommend Me Slice of Life Anime

I’ve never quite been a fan of the slice of life genre. I’m unsure why but the pastel colour scheme, character relationships, and plot lines never quite interested…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Top 5 Characters with Completely Inappropriate Occupations

This week I want to look at characters who are just completely ill suited to their job. I’m going to be honest, keeping the list to 5 was…

100 Word Anime

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

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UNBOXING: Charlotte Complete Series Blu-ray

It’s a series we know a lot of you have experienced, but there are also many of you haven’t had seen the super-powered hijinks that ensues in Charlotte.…

All the Anime

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20 Romance Anime Series Told From the Male Perspective

In romance anime, it certainly takes two to tango. However, in most narratives, the story is told from one perspective, though shared perspective romances are a thing as…

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The Colorful Stories Tag

I recently had the honor of being nominated for a blog challenge tag! Big thank you to Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan for tagging me, you should all…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Disaster Report: Angel Tales

There are many reasons behind what shows I choose to cover for Disaster Report.  Sometimes it may be due to its distasteful, even controvers...

Renaissance Josei

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Anime I Wish That I Lived In — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 7)

Like last time, I’ll assert that I enjoy my real world existence and those therein involved to sacrifice them in order to live in an anime world. I…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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Shuraki Trinity. Aged Anime 2007 - 2008.

Shuraki Trinity was an original IP between Good Smile and Red Entertainment back in 2007.  While there wasn't an anime, like Black Rock Shoo...

Tokyo Excess

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Give Clannad Season 1 More Credit!

I try to only make posts that I think bring something new to the table. There’s a reason I made my Berserk post about my personal experience with…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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The burden of foreknowledge

When I decided to finally watch Clannad Afterstory this past weekend, I slowly began to notice that this weight had begun to morph into a heavy burden to…

Artificial Night Sky

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Anime Series Like One Room

This is the tale of your interaction with three unrelated girls who live in different circumstances throughout Tokyo. I usually give POV anime series the big ol’ skip,…

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Who is Jun Maeda?

When it comes to the world of anime (manga) writers there are some that a lot of casual anime viewers know most of their works but not their…

Otaku Post

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Describe Yourself Using Anime Characters! (The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award)

Rules The purpose of this tag is very simple! Describe yourself through anime! To do this you will answer all of the questions below! After this is done…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

Anime Series Like The Day I Became a God

During his last summer of high school, Yota is furiously studying for his entrance exams in order to go to the same college as his crush. However, one…

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20 Anime “Dere” Character Types That You Have Never Heard Of

Permit me to be old for just a moment, but back in my day, we only had a handful of “dere” type classifications in anime. You had: the…

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Clannad Collector’s Edition Unboxing

With 2020 doing 2020 things, I kind of forgot about this. But hey, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t happy to get a game about sad girls! (Wait, that…

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The Day I Became a God – 01 (First Impressions) – O Ye of Chibi Faith

From Maeda Jun and Key (Air, Clannad, Angel Beats!, Charlotte) comes a new show with a wonderfully simple premise. Ordinary high school senior Narukami Youta encounters a little…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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As Time Changes – Clannad #11

As Time Changes – Clannad #11 Episode 11 is primarily exposition, with much of its focus dedicated to building relationships between Kotomi and the rest of the cast. We get…

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Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2007 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

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Clannad Review

“it is stuff like Clannad that represent the worst of television”

SpaceWhales Anime 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

Anime Series That Start Off Slow Before Getting Good

Not all anime series start off with a bang. Certainly an exciting first episode is a good way to hook those new viewers, but many shows want to…

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Tune of the Week(ish): Date A Live III’s I swear

I’ve always prided myself on keeping it together when watching anime. It doesn’t make me cry. Flashbacks from One Piece? Nothing Clannad? Drier than desert. Mother’s Rosario? Hand…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fragglepuss Anime Review 294: K-On!

K-On! Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans Genre: Music, Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Band First Aired: Spring 2009, 13 episodes Summary: Yui Hirasawa is having a difficult time…

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Commanding KyoAni’s Animation: Character Designers & Chief Supervisors Roundtable

KyoAni’s renowned quality is built upon a special culture and many years of cultivating talent in different creative departments. Today we’ll focus precisely on their animation, with a…

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Anime Series Like Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Frustrated with her family, middle schooler Mirai Onozawa wishes to tear everything apart. Unfortunately, that wish comes true in an unexpected 8.0 earthquake. Suddenly, she and her younger…

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What Clannad Means to Me

Clannad. It’s one of the most popular, and depending on who you ask, divisive anime in KyoAni’s catalog, and yet it is one of my absolute favorites. Clannad…

Daikichi's Ramblings

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Top 5 Romance Anime

We all love the anime romance genre, but what are those memorable series that you never forget? In this blog I’ll be detailing all the anime I’ve seen…

Cradle View

Breaking Down the Greatest Sports Episode Ever: "3 on 3" from Clannad

When we are all old and dying at the various corners of the world, I am certain there will be critical questions we face as tertiary aging sends…

AniTAY

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Top 10 Video Games of the Decade

Compared to how often I watch anime or listen to music, I hardly play video games. I have a lot of problems with the medium in general, and…

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9 Anime Series Possibly Ruined By Their Bad Endings

While I would argue that the initial episodes of an anime series are more important than its ultimate ending, the way a series ends can be crucial. You…

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Anime Series Like Sing Yesterday For Me

After college, unsure of what to do with his life, Rikou gets a job at a convenience store. There he becomes visited by a high school drop out…

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As Time Changes – Clannad #10

As Time Changes – Clannad #10 Posts may contain spoilers for the entire series. Episode 10 marks a transition out of Fuko’s arc and into Kotomi’s, as well as…

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Throwback Thursday: BtT’s Top 10 Anime

As we look back to ten years of Beneath the Tangles, it only makes sense to inspect the anime we’ve been analyzing all these years. I was interested…

Beneath the Tangles

[Review] Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai – Oregairu and Clannad’s Love Child

As somebody who can never pin down what genre I’m a fan of, the one constant that I have noticed about my preference in storytelling is this: I…

Lumi Reviews Things

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As Time Changes – Clannad #9

As Time Changes – Clannad #9 Posts may contain spoilers for the entire series. After a long hiatus, it’s finally time to finish Fuko’s arc. Given the gap in…

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Izzy Stars’ Anime Of 2019: The Good Shows I Watched

fine I’ll finish this. 17. Clannad For what are pretty sad reasons, I completed a fair number of Kyoto Animation classics I had been meaning to get to…

Izzy Stars

[One] This post is reserved for Kyoto Animation

I have no idea if I’ll do Kyoto Animation justice after all that happened this year, so here goes nothing. The moment I hear of a friend or…

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