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Locating Lost Anime

A deep dive into lost anime stuck on film. Is all lost anime on film? Well, some is on VHS, & others are so lost we only know…

kenny lauderdale

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

Collectr's Blog

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Read These Manga to Learn Kanji!

Learn Japanese with Yuta: https://bit.ly/3k9pZ7S Support me on Patreon: https://goo.gl/aiWNd5 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatYuta Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatyuta/ Facebook: https://bit.ly/381qpHS Blog: http://www.yutaaoki.com/blog/ 0:00 一週間フレンズ (Kindle link in description) 0:51 ドラえもん (Kindle link in description) 1:29 徒然チルドレン (Kindle link in description) 2:28…

That Japanese Man Yuta

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What’s Your Favourite Anime Genre?

There are so many genre within anime! I know that there seems to be a consensus that people who don’t watch anime assume it’s just all the same…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

The special Momo release...

...is Doraemon - Boku Momotarou no Nannano sa ! Get it? MOMOtarou? Momo release? I bet you thought I was talking about Minky Momo, didn't yo...

Inka-Subs

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ( Superdimensional Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ) is a 1986 sci-fi fantasy that makes no sense along m...

Collectr's Blog

Planning My Tokyo 2022 Trip Highlights and Attractions (for Anime and Regular Tourists)

Tokyo is a megacity that is constantly changing.  Old attractions go away, new attractions arrive, and even the vibe of the place is in flux...

Tokyo Excess

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This Week in Anime - Stand By Me Doraemon and 80 Years of Gadgets

Somewhat obscure in the U.S., Doraemon is one of the most recognizable characters in Japan. After 80 years of high-tech shenanigans, the time-travelling cat's two latest films are…

Anime News Network - Views

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Anime Movies 2021: Pokémon, Doraemon and Pretty Cure

The best new anime features I saw in 2021 were the newest movie spin-offs of three long-running TV anime franchises, Pokémon, Doraemon, and Pretty Cure (aka Precure). I…

Brian Camp's Film and Anime Blog

Sensou Douwa: Aoi Hitomi no Onnako no Ohanashu

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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Bakumatsu no Spasibo

Yet another project that began in the deep, dark past. Bakumatsu no Spasibo ( Gratitude in the Bakumatsu ) is a 1997 movie about Russian adm...

Collectr's Blog

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1989, The Year in Japanese Cinema: An Introduction

Chief Cabinet Secretary Keizo Obuchi announces the Heisei era I was recently watching a few films in my collection and happened to notice ho...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Ask John: What Makes Certain Anime Evergreen?

Question: In your opinion, how is it that certain ideas in anime can last generations without becoming stale while others fall by the wayside? What separates something like…

AnimeNation Anime News Blog

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Return of the Otakon

  Greetings, fellow Sunday enthusiasts! Like Otakon I, Sakaki have also revived from the depths to bring you a review of the little con that...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

The Laughing Salesman NEW

The Laughing Salesman NEW is a 2017 Tragic Comedy, often described as Tragicomedy, an anime series from the longtime Japanese animation studio, Shin-Ei Animation. While some viewers may…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

Bookshelf Briefs 4/16/21

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, Vol. 9 | By Inio Asano | Viz Media – By the ninth volume of Dead Dead Demon, any hope that this series…

Manga Bookshelf

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Anime of 2020

If you’re stuck at home, it's easy to become frustrated when, say, a plague makes your regularly scheduled programming go on hiatus. But we must remember that COVID-19…

Ani-Gamers

Aho Girl

Yoshiko Hanabatake is an idiot beyond all belief. Yahoo, sensei this girl makes Nobita, from Doraemon, seem like a genius. She Somehow managing to consistently score zeroes on…

BlazTavern

Master List of Christmas Anime Episodes

A tradition as hallowed as the beach episode, and nearly as common, the Christmas anime episode is an opportunity to put anime boys and girls into festive (and…

Beneath the Tangles

Review: Lupin III: The First

Lupin III: The First not only serves as the swansong for franchise creator, the late great Monkey Punch, but marks the franchise’s first foray into CG animation. To…

littleanimeblog.com

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Makoto-chan the Movie

Some western anime audiences are familiar with Crayon Shin-chan , a very long running Japanese anime series about a five-year-old boy with l...

Collectr's Blog

JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Author Ko Hiratori Discusses World-Building and Realism

Ani-Gamers’ light novel review podcast, the Ani-Gamers Book Club, so enjoyed the light novel JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World that I reached out to…

Ani-Gamers

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! – 04 – Curry and Rain

This episode starts with Hana paying Shinichi an unannounced visit to his apartment. It’s Golden Week, and she had a reasonable expectation he’d be home and wouldn’t have…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

The history of TMS – Part 5 : Becoming Tokyo Movie Shinsa

The second half of the 1970’s was no doubt a transitional period for Tokyo Movie. As a whole, the anime industry had set up a stable structure that…

Animétudes

Reflections on Sasurai-kun

I’ve typically never been highly enthused by any anime created by either of the Fujiko Fujio team. Typically their manga and subsequent anime adaptations have either felt redundant,…

AnimeNation Anime News Blog

Doraemon

A manga about a cat based robot that time travels back from the 21st century to help a boy change his future with amazing gadgets. Continue reading →

Manga Machinations

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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

287 – Triple Dip 42 – Doraemon’s Long Tales: Noby in Devilfish Castle, Noby vs. the Mecha Army, Noby and the Dino Knights

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doraemon by doing a Triple Dip on Fujiko F. Fujio’s Long Tales manga adaptations of the anime movies! We’re reading VOL. 4:…

Manga Machinations

Ani-Gamers Podcast #132 – Wash Your Hands Edition

Grab some canned goods and hunker down, it’s time for a COVID-19-centric episode of the Ani-Gamers Podcast. Evan and David discuss the impacts of the global pandemic on…

Ani-Gamers

One for the Family — Lupin III: The First

Since Golgo 13: The Professional, anime has had a rocky relationship with CG graphics. However, this has started to change in recent years with the emergence of certain…

Analog Housou

Doki Doki News for the Week of February 24-March 1

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 24th through March 1st! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime On the Big Screen: “Children of the Sea”

Venue: Dendy Cinemas, Level 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra City, ACT Date: Sunday 22 December 2019 Dist...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

The Other Half of the Golden Combo: Akio Sugino Interview – Mushi Production Era (Part 1/6)

“I barely got published in two [gekiga] magazine volumes. I have those volumes stored away. No one has seen them. (Osamu) Dezaki was under the impression that none…

Heisei Etranger

Your Name’s Producer is Kind of a Big Deal

Like most anime fans, I only heard of Genki Kawamura after Your Name became a smash hit around the world. As one of the producers of Your Name, Kawamura is sometimes credited…

Frog-kun's Blog

Doraemon The Movie: Paper Cup Edition

I’ve tweeted this and FBd it and just have to blog it: a fantastic piece of animation made with three paper cups and a ton of love for…

Helen McCarthy: A Face Made for Radio

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Seiyuu Veteran Shirakawa Sumiko Passes away

  Shirakawa Sumiko aka Shirato Sumiko she was 80 and was famous for her role in Doraemon as Dekisugi and recently Sazae-san as Nakajima-kun. Shirakawa’s final episode on Sazae-san as Nakajima-…

The CyberNauts Cast Podcast

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Samurai Spirit in the Stands: A Look at Japanese Football (Soccer) Culture

It’s only a few months since the FIFA World Cup wrapped up in Brazil, though for Japanese fans it may well seem like an eternity since thei...

Red Ronin

OtakuGeneration (Show #477) Summer Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 477) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Summer Impressions, recorded live July 27th, 2014. This week we finished…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #471) Servant x Service

  Shownotes :: (show 471) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Servant x Service, recorded live June 15th, 2014. This week we discussed Servant x Service…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Animated Adaptations of One Thousand and One Nights

All of us are familiar with Disney's Aladdin , but there are a surprising number of other cartoons based on similar premises.  Backgr...

The ANIMATORIUM

Hello, Doraemon

The English-language ebook editions of Fujiko F. Fujio's classic manga "Doraemon" have started coming out. AltJapan translated it for Voyager Japan in association with Fujiko Productions - some…

AltJapan

2003, Part 1: The Cresting Wave of Cool Japan

When Bradley Meek is not coding, sleeping, reading or playing Dota 2, he's watching every kind of anime he can get his hands on. At times,...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

1996: Pivot Point

Kadian1364 grew up with anime since middle school during the Pokemon and Toonami boom in the late 90's, and developed a voracious appetite...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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Japanese Weekend Box Office, March 31st to April 1st

1. Doraemon The Movie: Nobita And The Last Haven -Animal Adventure* (Toho) 2. We Were There, First Love* (Toho/ Asmik Ace) 3. Sherlock Holm...

Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow

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OtakuGeneration (Show #260) Angel Beats!

  Shownotes :: (show 260) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Angel Beats!, recorded live May 30th, 2010. This week was our 5 years of podcasting...and do you…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #63) with Trish Ledoux

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 063) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #36) V-Day!

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 036) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With us talking…

otakugeneration's Podcast