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Top Anime of 2023 (And Year in Review)

Another year has come and gone, leaving us undeniably older and presumably wiser, though at this point it’s hard for me to tell if each new year of…

Wrong Every Time

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Anime OVAs You Missed - Boyfriend (1992)

To be real.. An anime titled boyfriend would never be my first choice of an anime to watch. And actually.. It wasn’t. I’ve seen over 500 before I got to this. All jokes…

animebackwhen

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Transmasculinity and queer sexuality in the works of Ikeda Riyoko

Unlike many other gender-bending stories of the time, which often fall back on a “born in the wrong body” story, or a Mulan-style passing narrative, Ikeda acknowledges a…

Anime Feminist

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Dear Brother – Episode 7

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today I’m eager to dive back into the nest of vipers that is Seiran Academy, as we bear witness…

Wrong Every Time

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Dear Brother – Episode 6

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today I’m delighted to be returning to the tangled drama of Dear Brother, wherein Nanako has found herself isolated…

Wrong Every Time

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Obsession: Dear Brother

Minor spoiler warning. 0:00 Introductory AMV "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? 2:38 The Self Healing Messages Of Dear Brother 3:55 Nanako (Tomoko is goofy) 5:12 Rei (Tomoko is goofy 2) 5:59 AMV:…

Spirit Chaser

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Anime Like Yuri is My Job!

With a cute face, good grades, and a flawless friendly facade, Hime Shiraki hopes to land herself a rich husband by being the picture of perfection.

Recommend Me Anime

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What I Watched This Week – 6/4-6/10

Dear Brother Ep.1-20 – I’ve wanted to watch this classic shoujo yuri for a long time, but the only place it was streaming was Retro Crush and their…

The Romantic Goldfish

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My First Blogger Tag!?

Hi friends! I hope you’re all doing well! Today, in lieu of missing a post last week due to me being sick and honestly just not having anything…

mosaicboy's Interest Nook

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Dear Brother – Episode 5

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today I am feverishly impatient to get back to Dear Brother, and continue Nanako’s descent into the vicious rivalries…

Wrong Every Time

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Balmy Wind (Dear Brother AMV)

Made this mostly for fun while working on the next two big videos. Support me: https://www.patreon.com/spirit_chaser Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Contreras2992 My Anime List: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Spirit_Chaser Anilist: https://anilist.co/user/SpiritChaser #anime #animeedit #dearbrother #oniisamae #amv #amvedit #amvanime

Spirit Chaser

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Dear Brother – Episode 4

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today I am absolutely beyond eager to get back into Dear Brother, and at last find out however Nanako…

Wrong Every Time

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Dear Brother – Episode 3

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today I’m eager to dive back into Dezaki’s majestic Dear Brother, whose last episode presented us with a dizzying…

Wrong Every Time

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Dear Brother – Episode 2

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today I’m delighted to announce we’re returning to Dear Brother, and continuing to explore its fusion of Ikeda’s propulsive…

Wrong Every Time

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Dear Brother – Episode 1

Hello folks, and welcome to Wrong Every Time. Today I am delighted to announce we’re checking out one of the most essential anime series I’ve yet to see,…

Wrong Every Time

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Weekly Round-Up, 28 December 2022 – 3 January 2023: Dear Brother Out of Print, Otome Localization Survey, and Year’s Best Yuri

AniFem Round-Up Nonconforming in the ‘90s: How Pokemon’s gender variance caught the hearts of a generation With Ash’s time in the anime coming to an end, it’s worth…

Anime Feminist

Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago title list

 Thanks so much to everyone who came to my panel "Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago" at Anime Frontier 2022! For those who wanted a complete li...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Laughing Target

Orphan concludes (for now) its Rumiko Takahashi festival with the third Rumic World OVA, 1987's Warau Hyouteki ( Laughing Target ). This is...

Collectr's Blog

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A Couple of Cuckoos – 16 – Full Throttle Sachi

Sachi wants to know more about this Segawa Hiro girl her dear brother loves so much he’s willing to date her even while engaged to Erika. Rather than…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Hayou no Tsurugi

Hayou no Tsurugi was a series of forty (!) light novels by Maeda Tomiko, published between 1989 and 2017. (A spinoff series, Hayou no Tsuru...

Collectr's Blog

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Chatty AF 164: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 32-39

Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana check in on the kids one last time, grit their teeth through some tragic lesbians, and give a warm send-off to…

Anime Feminist

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Chatty AF 163: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 24-31

Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana finally find out what exactly Fukiko's Deal is and talk about how the leftist protests of the 1960s may have influenced…

Anime Feminist

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 April 2022: Gunbuster Influences, Marriage Equality Film Festival, and Nintendo Labor Complaint

AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Premiere Digest All of this season’s premieres, listed with content warnings. Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23 The classic shoujo retrospective…

Anime Feminist

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Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23

Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana dig into Nanako's love confession, the series' influence on Class S stories, and what makes the series such a potent depiction…

Anime Feminist

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Chatty AF 158: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 8-15

Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana continue their watchalong with episodes 8-15 of the quintessential anime melodrama, Dear Brother!

Anime Feminist

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Chatty AF 158: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 1-7

Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana begin their watchalong of the quintessential anime melodrama, Dear Brother!

Anime Feminist

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Anime Review 231 Dear Brother

Disclaimer the show that I’m going to talk about contains sensitive topics of suicide and heavy drug use. Therefore, if you’re not comfortable with these subjects, feel ready…

TakaTempest Reviews

Baby Love

Baby Love is such a familiar shoujo romance that it seemed like a refugee from the Margaret Video Series, but it was actually made somewhat ...

Collectr's Blog

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Guest Episode: Dear Brother Part 2: The Spoilercast! with The Anime is Lit Podcast

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! Happy New Year, everyone! This mon...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Guest Episode: Dear Brother with The Anime is Lit Podcast

  Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! This month on the podcast, celeb...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Holiday Review: A WHITE ROSE IN BLOOM

I could have done an entire month's worth of reviews just of yuri manga just from 2021 - that's how popular the genre has become.  I've got ...

The Manga Test Drive

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Oniisama e… and the Role of Girl’s Love in Founding Modern Shoujo

12 Days of Aniblogging 2021, Day 3 I finished Dear Brother/Oniisama e this year! Everything I brought up in my 2020 blog post on the series remains true. It’s…

Floating Catacombs

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Anime Review 223 Kageki Shoujo!!

If someone were to ask what was my most anticipated anime of summer 2021 anime season barring squeals, it would be Kageki Shoujo!!. When I saw the trailer…

TakaTempest Reviews

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13 Old School Anime Worth Remembering (and Watching)

There are a lot of feelings about modern anime, but it is a medium that has never been larger and more widely available. We are also entirely spoiled…

Recommend Me Anime

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Anime Series Like Opera Girl

After being forced out of her idol group due to a stalker fostering her discomfort with men, Ai Narata seeks to use her talents at the prestigious Kouka…

Recommend Me Anime

This Is Where I Came In...

I just had the pleasure of editing the Blu-ray version of episode 58 of Yawara! - the last one I had never touched (or seen) before -…

Collectr's Blog

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Sensou Douwa: Kiku-chan to Ookami

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

Collectr's Blog

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Guest Spot: "Dear Brother" part 2 with Anime Is Lit

  Part 2 my guest spot on the Anime is Lit podcast on Dear Brother is now up ! This episode is ALL spoiler talk, so make…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Ep 17 - Dear Brother - Part 2 "The spoilers... they just won't stop flowing"

Continuing part 2 of our discussion on the classic shoujo masterpiece Dear Brother (Oniisama e), now no-holds-barred, all-spoilers-all-the time. Dawn and Diana are with us to go in-depth…

Anime is Lit

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Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode #04

Well you look at that, seems that Miyuki Shiba is dressing up for style towards her dear brother Tatsuya. Then again, it’s not like Tatsuya-niisama has romantic feelings…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Guest Spot: "Dear Brother" part 1 with Anime Is Lit

  While you wait for this month's episode of my podcast (which will be out probably sometime later this week), you can listen to my guest sp...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Ep 16 - Dear Brother - Part 1 (Spoiler-Free Edition!)

We’re back with a supercast on the unmissable classic shoujo masterpiece Dear Brother (Oniisama e)! Joined by our friends Dawn (of the Anime Nostalgia podcast) and Diana, we…

Anime is Lit

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How Watching Dear Brother Can Hurt You

This post is the spoiler filled companion piece of the post that came out yesterday and it’s a very personal piece as well. If you want more context…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Dear Brother: When the Walls Fell

Well, it’s time to discuss this Dezaki directed anime adaptation of Riyoko Ikeda’s Girl’s Love manga from years ago. You know, pretty much the same crew and creator…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

OSMcast! Show #175: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Ever wonder what's next in life? Perhaps even in the next life? Sure, reincarnation is a possibly, but have you ever considered reincarnating into a JRPG? Chances are…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

OSMcast! Show #175: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Ever wonder what's next in life? Perhaps even in the next life? Sure, reincarnation is a possibly, but have you ever considered reincarnating into a JRPG? Chances are…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

Floating Catacombs 2020 Roundup

Merry Christmas!  I’m really happy with how my creative endeavors this December turned out. Thank you to everyone who stumbled upon my blog this year, it’s always nice to…

Floating Catacombs

Dear Brother... and Homosociality

12 Days of Aniblogging 2020, Day 4 I’ve been watching through Oniisama e…, known in English as Dear Brother, at a delightfully glacial pace. Never more than one episode…

Floating Catacombs

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Sensou Douwa: Tako ni Natta Okaasan

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

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Sensou Douwa: The Boy and the Sea Turtle

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