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Doki Doki News: Coco Retires, Kenshin to Netflix, and Yoko Kanno Returns

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of June 6th through 12th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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So What if yoko kanno is Involved?

A small rant about live action Cowboy Bebop, Yoko Kanno, and the spirit of Cowboy Bebop. Sorry.

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Your Anime is Political: Cowboy Bebop & Samurai Champloo

How the classic series by Shinichiro Watanabe present a vision for radical acceptance and multicultural soul-searching.

Unseen Japan

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A Celebration of Black and POC Characters in Anime

A celebration and exploration of Black and POC characters that thrive within the anime landscape, from Jet Black to Michiko Malandro.

Anime Herald

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How Mai Yamane brought angry lesbian anthems to the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack

Surprisingly enough, I really haven’t written that much about the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack here. The OST was so hugely influential on my music taste that it’s actually difficult…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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Animecast: The VTuber and Netflix Influence

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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Does Sub vs. Dub Matter Anymore?

The debate has long reigned supreme in the anime community, whether or not subtitled anime was truly superior to dubbed. In the early days of anime dubbing, this…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer to the U.S., Cowboy Bebop Wraps, and Nana’s a Mama!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of March 14th through March 20th! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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Powerful Ladies of Animation (Tag Post)

Thanks to the wonderful Pinkie for tagging me here! I don’t do a lot of tag posts, but I really liked this one and thought it would be…

Starting Life From Zero

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Sweet Sixteen (Day Four)

Round three concludes with two match-ups today, one from each of two our four “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to…

Beneath the Tangles

Utena: After the Revolution (with Rose Bridges)

Covers all the short stories in Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution by Chiho SaitoFor the 20th anniversary of Revolutionary Girl Utena, we were gifted this volume of…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Two)

Round one continues with four match-ups today, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2021: The Field (Full Bracket)

The play-in games are done! And now, AniMarch Madness 2021 is less than a week way! On March 1st, we begin our voter-determined tournament where we annually select…

Beneath the Tangles

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Character Analysis: Faye Valentine

I have said before and will say again that Shinichiro Watanabe treats his female characters more fairly than just about any director either of us can name. Well,…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Anime Love & Hip-Hop with D.J. Lewis: The Past!

When you think of anime; the first thing that comes to mind for most people (if they happen to be fans) would be pioneering shows like Sailor Moon,…

D&A Anime Blog

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My Top 10 Favorite Anime of All Time!

So the day I’ll be posting this will be my birthday. I decided that I want to keep up with my how my favorite anime my change from…

Welcome to HaruKafe!

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An All-Time Classic – Cowboy Bebop Review

“In the year 2071, humanity has colonized several of the planets and moons of the solar system leaving the now uninhabitable surface of planet Earth behind. The Inter…

Welcome to HaruKafe!

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The History of Anime: Part 4 – Taking Over The World

The anime industry reached its artistic high point in the 1980’s, but the good times wouldn’t last. The Japanese stock market crashed in 1991, thanks to (what else?)…

Starting Life From Zero

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13 Cyberpunk Anime Series That Revel in Futuristic Technology

While Cyberpunk 2077 may have floundered a bit, it has reminded people what they appreciate about the genre – or forced them to remember it. The cyberpunk genre…

Recommend Me Anime

Future Blues 2020 — Last Session: See You Space Cowboy

I am sitting here in front of my laptop, sipping on whiskey, and listening to the vinyl release of the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack while banging out this final…

Analog Housou

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

Collectr's Blog

Future Blues 2020 — Session 6: The Motion Picture

There is a myth that Cowboy Bebop didn’t enjoy any popularity in Japan. While one can argue that the show gained more notoriety in the US compared to…

Analog Housou

Future Blues 2020 — Session 6: The Motion Picture

There is a myth that Cowboy Bebop didn’t enjoy any popularity in Japan. While one can argue that the show gained more notoriety in the US compared to…

Analog Housou

What's ACTUALLY Wrong with the Dragon Maid Dub?

The English Dub for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has become infamous within the anime community for various rewritten lines. While we do think it’s unfair th...

The Cartoon Cipher

Anime Gift Recommendations

By Andrew Osmond. If you’re buying anime as a present for someone this Christmas, here are our recommendations! If they like action… Cowboy Bebop may have spaceships, but…

All the Anime

Future Blues 2020 — Session 5: The Players

With finely crafted visuals, a slick soundtrack, and tireless devotion to style, Cowboy Bebop already has a lot going for it. That said, if not for its characters,…

Analog Housou

Future Blues 2020 — Session 5: The Players

With finely crafted visuals, a slick soundtrack, and tireless devotion to style, Cowboy Bebop already has a lot going for it. That said, if not for its characters,…

Analog Housou

Doki Doki News: Yoko Kanno, Promised Neverland S2, and PS5 News

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 1st through 7th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!

One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite…

Beneath the Tangles

Character Analysis: Edward

Sometimes when you’re just walking around thinking about nothing you think of something. Like, I mean, think about Ed from Cowboy Bebop, right? What a great character! Why…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

FGO, Danmachi, Cowboy Bebop, or Genshin Impact: Pick What Twwk Plays or Watches Next

The new anime season is off and running and I’m currently continuing on with almost a dozen shows. So naturally, it’s a perfect time to look into trying…

Beneath the Tangles

Why Do Anime Dubs Recast Actors?

Anime dub actors have very often been recast, so in this video we attempt to get to the bottom of why it happens sometimes (although there will always…

The Cartoon Cipher

Future Blues 2020 — Session 4: The Craft Behind the Jam Session

Cowboy Bebop is an incredible production. As a prepubescent anime fan nearly 20 years ago, what grabbed me about Cowboy Bebop at first were its looks and sounds.…

Analog Housou

Future Blues 2020 — Session 4: The Craft Behind the Jam Session

Cowboy Bebop is an incredible production. As a prepubescent anime fan nearly 20 years ago, what grabbed me about Cowboy Bebop at first were its looks and sounds.…

Analog Housou

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

Collectr's Blog

Anime Series Like Great Pretender

After life turned him down the path of crime, Makoto Edamura cockily thinks himself the best swindler in Japan. However, after trying to swindle a tourist only for…

Recommend Me Anime

Future Blues 2020 — Session 3: Going Out With a Bang

The final two episodes of Cowboy Bebop are the series’ strongest outings. And if you haven’t seen them, I do not recommend reading any further. Up to this…

Analog Housou

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The Samurai Steps Out on Faith…

“Would you consider joining our team?” I have to admit, when I saw those words appear on my screen a few months ago, I was beyond stunned. Me?…

Beneath the Tangles

Future Blues 2020 — Session 2: My Bebop Setlist

One of the aspects that defines Cowboy Bebop is its episodic structure, along with the varied approaches in style to each Session. In the context of Space☆Dandy a…

Analog Housou

Is The Dub BETTER Than The Sub? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Does the Baccano! Dub Hold Up? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Future Blues 2020 — Session 1: A Personal History With Bebop

It’s an understatement to say Cowboy Bebop is a “big show.” To a generation of anime fans, Bebop was instrumental in nurturing their love of the medium–myself included.…

Analog Housou

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

15 Anime Series With The Best Soundtracks Outside of the OP / ED

For some, animation is the most important thing to their enjoyment of an anime. For others, the plot is crucial for them. Yet, while likely not the most…

Recommend Me Anime

Letter To A Friend

A Letter to one of my dearest friends. #narration #shortstory #anime SOCIAL MEDIA Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sagesrain Twitter: https://twitter.com/sagesrain Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sagesrain/ Tumblr: https://sagesrain.tumblr.com/ WRITING PAGE: @wordsbysage Now available on iTunes' Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Works Used:…

Sage's Rain

Throwback Thursday: The Interviews

One of the best parts of this ten year journey has been the connections I’ve made with some extraordinary people. Not everyone I’ve met has been nice, that’s…

Beneath the Tangles

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Look at This Ending: El Cazadore de la Bruja

The end of a narrative is supposed to do two things, resolve the conflict and wrap up the loose ends. Some anime try to spread those two functions…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

The Anime Music a Marathon Runner Listens to

Hey, hey, hey everyone. A common question we get for the DilKokoro Podcast and folks as me in general is about the anime music I listen to. Now,…

AniTAY