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Day 4: Don’t light the Blue Flame Candle – Horror and Thriller Anime for Noobs

Hey everyone! Welcome to another day of Otakutober! This was inspired by a conversation I was having a while ago with a friend who also watched Horror Anime.…

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362 – Triple Dip 54 – Uncle From Another World, Mieruko-chan, Eniale & Dewiela

Ryan aka RUSH is back to fill in for Morgana and Seamus! He’s been reading Mashle: Magic and Muscles, Claymore, BEASTARS, BLAME!, World Trigger, and more to impress…

Manga Machinations

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15 Anime Recommendations About Monsters Fighting Their Own Kind

It is a common set up in anime. A situation where the nature of a creature clashes with the ideals that have been instilled in them through outside…

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#112 - Interview with Jonathan Tarbox! Talking Leiji Matsumoto, Anime Conventions, and working in Manga!

Hey everyone! Look, another interview! For the third entry in our Leiji Matsumoto interview series, Sully chats with Jonathan Tarbox about Matsumoto’s WWII comic The Cockpit and how…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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13 Anime Series That Could Use a Reboot

As we move ever closer to proving that Twain was right and there is no such thing as an original thought, remakes and reboots of older things are…

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My Love Affair with Dark Fantasy: Claymore

Dark Fantasy is a genre that I hold dear in my heart, but that doesn’t make it any less complicated. One that can craft some of the most…

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Claymore

I like Claymore. It’s a bit different and a bit typical all at the same time. Occasionally I talk about how typical can work, how it’s not always…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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Mini Haul!!

Hey there! I hope your day has been good! I’m super stoked that I was finally able to get my hands on the COMPLETE claymore manga collection! I…

BlerdyMama

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15 Anime Series That End Up Differently Than The Source Material

There are plenty of good anime adaptations out there, even if every single one comes with a fan of the manga who has a problem with it. The…

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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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Top 10 Most Iconic Swordsmen in Anime

Anime is known for strong fighters, especially swordsmen. Here's Swords of Northshire top 10 best characters who use a sword as their main weapon.

Anime Shelter

329 – Triple Dip 47 – Basara, Claymore, MPD-Psycho

Morgana and Seamus are back to hear dakazu talk about all thing Paru Itagaki with BEASTARS, Beast Complex, and Bota Bota! dakazu also gives his impressions on the…

Manga Machinations

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Fragglepuss Anime Review 299: Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni

Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sentient Gemstones First Aired: Fall 2017, 12 episodes Summary: A…

Fragglepuss

325 – Triple Dip 46 – Radiant, A Bittersweet Life, Amazing Agent Luna

This week dakazu talks about heliocentrism with Chi. ~Chikyu no Undou ni Tsuite~ and shoujo romances with Busu ni Hanataba wo.! Then the hosts dive into a non-Japanese…

Manga Machinations

Dark Fantasy Anime Recommendations

This is a list of some dark fantasy anime recommendations, it is neither all inclusive nor definitive.

Fortress William

Day 7 of Otakutober: Bring me darkness– Gothic Anime

Here we are again with another post roulette in our annual 13 Days of Otakutober event! This time it’s about a theme that is honestly overlooked more than…

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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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309 – Kasane part 5

It’s time to bust out your Manga Machination bingo cards as we hit on all our classic references for this final Retrospective episode on Daruma Matsuura’s Kasane! The…

Manga Machinations

12 Anime Characters That Had to Kill Something They Loved

Anime series occasionally make the mindless slaughter of background characters unrelated to the main characters look easy. However, it is a heavy burden to end a life, but…

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Anime Series Like Gleipnir

One morning, Shuichi Kagaya woke up as a monster. Complete with brute strength, a strong sense of smell, and big fluffy paws, he struggles to hold onto his…

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Sunday Variety

Two updates in a month? Yes it is indeed true and not an illusion! On the side I write a bit for the great folks at Toonami Faithful…

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

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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Claymore

A manga about half demon female warriors who wield Claymore swords with superhuman strength to hunt down evil demons. Continue reading →

Manga Machinations

Newman’s Nook: Living Tools

Claymore was a manga (and later anime) series set in a medieval fantasy world filled with monsters called Yoma. To combat the monstrous Yoma, an unnamed organization establishes…

Beneath the Tangles

Claymore (Manga): Buff Women and Swords and Yoma, Oh My

Having watched the Madhouse Claymore anime years ago and being very disappointed by the ending yet interested in the concept, I was always wanted to read the manga.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

5 Unfinished Anime

5 Unfinished Anime Lately, I’ve been thinking (and chatting with Curtis at Iridium Eye Reviews) about the idea of ‘Top’ Lists and why I hesitate to do them.…

The Review Heap

Top 100 Greatest Anime Endings Of All Time: #40 ~ #21

Top 100 Greatest Anime Endings Of All Time: #40 ~ #21 When we talk about anime endings, we’re talking about that 1 minute 30 seconds that closes off…

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Pandora Hearts and the Permanence of Disabilities

This post contains spoilers from the Pandora Hearts Manga. If you are not up to date and do not wish to be spoiled then I advise you do…

Through the Frozen Glass

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OtakuGeneration (Show #245) Steel Angel Kurumi

  Shownotes :: (show 245) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Steel Angel Kurumi, recorded live February 14th, 2010. This week we talked about a fun…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #229) Castle of Cagliostro

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 229) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Castle of…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #214) OTAKON (preview)

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 214) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With OTAKON (preview),…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #207) Memorial Day

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 207) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Memorial Day, recorded live May 25th,…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #206) Gundam

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OtakuGeneration (Show #199) Ethics and Fansubs

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OtakuGeneration (Show #191) Kenshin

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OtakuGeneration (Show #184) Movies...

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OtakuGeneration (Show #175) AnimeUSA

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 175) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With AnimeUSA, recorded…

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