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Kaitei 3-man Mile

Toei Douga pioneered the feature-length theatrical cartoon in Japan, starting with 1958's Hakujaden . Orphan has released several Toei featu...

Collectr's Blog

Dororo (2019): Anime Review

Genre: Dark Fantasy Episodes: 24 episodes Studio: MAPPA Lately, I have been super busy with my job and keeping up with college classes. All these responsibilities has caused…

Black Girl Otaku Blog

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Chainsaw Man’s first trailer is out and it’s good

The much anticipated trailer for Chainsaw Man has arrived and MAPPA studio didn't disappoint fans.

Otaku Orbit

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My Top 5 Manga/Anime

Time to judge! If you are going to read my views on manga/anime I feel it is right for you to understand my taste and as I said…

Undercover Otaku

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Anime Series Like To Your Eternity

One day, an entity, for reasons unknown, threw an orb to Earth. With no emotion or identity, the orb is meant to gather sensations and is able to…

Recommend Me Anime

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Hashire! Shiroi Ookami

Orphan hasn't done a critter feature in a while, so we're quite chuffed to present the first English-subtitled version of the 1990 movie Has...

Collectr's Blog

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Kimetsu no Yaiba [Anime review]

Seasons: 1 Episodes: 26 Runtime: 23 min/eps Genres: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural Movies: 3 After watching Dororo and falling head over heels in love with it, I…


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Dororo [Animé review]

Season: 1 Episodes: 24 Run time: 24/Eps Genre: Action, Adventure, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural I cannot believe I am just now discovering this. I am not okay. This…


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MAPPA’s Best – Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Review

So like. I’m definitely seeing it a lot more these days but when are we as a collective anime community going to really start giving MAPPA their flowers?…


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The Green Cat v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

Collectr's Blog

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Only Kiss is Allowed to Rock This Late at Night

I stumbled upon Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up / Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera on VRV/Crunchyroll. I was intrigued so I watched the first episode. It is so cheesy, but…

Empath Meets Anime

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Check Out The 3 Most Promising Winter Anime Releases

SK8 the Infinity was another surprise, similarly because I had no idea it existed until very shortly before its release. In this instance, however, I'm more

Anime Quarterly

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Dororo: Dark Fantasy Done Right

It is difficult to take an old piece of art and make it relevant to younger generations. To make Troy, they had to turn the Trojan War from…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Amatsuki Re-Revisited

You might wonder, with good reason, why Orphan is releasing a new version of Amatsuki , six years after our first release. That release is q...

Collectr's Blog

Dororo | Anime Universe

Dororo is a dark fantasy, an adventurous tale with supernatural elements and dealing with the characters’ emotional journey of discovery. From its very few episodes, I noticed an…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

15 Best Anime Reboots and Remakes That Improve on Older Series

Rebooting things is all the rage these days, isn’t it? It isn’t limited to movies and video games, even anime has gotten on the train. While some fault…

Recommend Me Anime

Anime OP-ED (November 2020)

Third in this little regular post – you can jump back to September where the first post can be found, but this time around it’s a couple of…

The Review Heap

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Cool Cool Bye

When a laserdisc of the 1986 fantasy OVA Cool Cool Bye turned up in a pile of discs the team bought in Japan, I thought it would…

Collectr's Blog

Wandering Witch #06 — Everyone is Evil But Teenage Girls

  The land of petty, spiteful jackasses. Impressions: Like Dororo, I keep waiting for the episode from this show that actually hits the right notes so I can…

Tenka Seiha

Happy Halloween from Kitaro, Akuma-kun, and Dororon Enma-kun!

While knocking on the front doors of strangers and sticking your fist into a shared bowl of candy might not be the move this year, you can always…


Anime OP-ED (October 2020)

Number two! The first post for my OP-ED monthly thing can be found here, but I want to jump right into things tonight with these two, both a…

The Review Heap

Dororo (2019)

There are a few gaps when it comes to my knowledge of Osamu Tezuka’s works beyond Astro Boy, which is something I’ve been wanting to fix for a…

The Review Heap

Let’s Play Favorites – Anime ABC Challenge

Something I’ve come to realize, between Scott’s series “Anime I like, but I haven’t talked about yet” and how Lita framed her ABC Challenge post, is that I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

The infamous Gurren Lagann episode that broke the internet

The reaction, and subsequent fallout, to episode 4 of Gurren Lagann was extreme, to say the least. In the immediate aftermath, bemused anime fans still buzzi...

Ghost of Animes

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Sensou Douwa: The Cake Tree in the Ruins

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

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,…


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Year 1 Issue 26

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 26 June 24 - 30, 2020 Finally! Finally I'm all caught up! Welcome back to…

Arcadia Dragnet

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…

Recommend Me Anime

Kaguya-sama: Love is War 2 – 01 – Happy Life Game

With Re:Zero, SAO, and SNAFU all postponed due to These Times, Love is War emerges as our #1 most-anticipated sequel of the Spring. That’s not to say it wasn’t…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

The Red Spider Lily - Anime's Hell Flower

For this video I decided to examine the flower known as the 'Red spider Lily'. I'd been curious about it for quite a while and eventually after watching…

Yata Kun

Reflections: Yes. I still want to buy stuff. So can I please have these?

I recently went on a tear of buying anime. I collected Pat Labor, Dennou Coil, bought Serial Experiments Lain and a Sengoku Basara and a few others. I’ve…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

Ani-Gamers Podcast #129 – Best of 2019 with Gerald from Anime World Order

It’s our annual roundup of the best anime, manga, and video games of the past year! This time Evan and David are joined by Gerald (@Gerald_AWO), one-third of…


Anime in 2019

Read the manga/light novel source material of some 2019 Anime digitally on BOOKWALKER here: ※Use coupon code GIGGUK for 600JPY off! If you think this video is late you…


Impressions: The end of 91 Days has brought a Concrete Revolutio to Dororo

I’ve been under the weather for the last couple days, so I’ve been doing what any right-thinking anime fan should do — I’ve been watching anime. Specifically, I’ve…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

Announcing The Results of the Reader's Poll – The Best Anime of 2019

I asked and you voted - it is time to reveal the reader's choice for 2019's Anime of the Year. This one was definitely surprising.

100 Word Anime

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Best Anime of 2019 – The Award Edition

I would like to formally welcome you all to our second annual anime awards here on You Can’t Know! After watching almost every single anime from the entire…

We be bloggin'

Ty’s Year in Review (2019)

2019 was another awesome year for the anime fandom. Sure, it saw its fair share of controversies – while everybody else was getting all worked up over Fire…

Watashi Wa Bucho!!

Best Anime of 2019

With 2020 just beginning, we want to look back at a fantastic year in anime, one that featured a number of very strong series and a few that…

Beneath the Tangles

Unpopular Opinion: My Top 50 Anime of Decade

On the one hand I’m kind of excited to do this because this was the first decade of anime where I was really into it.  I’ve watched plenty…

Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto

SpaceWhales’ Top Components & Moments of Anime in 2019

With the top anime of 2019, overall, out of the way, let's look a little closer at the bits that made each anime what they were, shall we?

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

12 Days of Anime 2019 – Ty Gets Motherly

Many of you already know this, but for the benefit of the few of you who don’t, I’ve been an anime fan for a long time. An entire…

Watashi Wa Bucho!!

5th Day of Anime: Dororo

It was with great surprise and pleasure that I learned about the anime adaptation of Dororo, an Osamu Tezuka’s late 1960s manga which I encountered first in its…

Anime B&B

Vote for the Best Anime of 2019

While anime is more popular than ever, is it better than ever, too? Judging by the sheer number of wonderful series this year, that might just be the…

Beneath the Tangles

Oldtaku, New Tricks: Dororo

Install Raid for Free ✅ IOS: ✅ ANDROID: Start with💰50K silver and get a Free Epic Champion 💥 on day 7 of “New Pla...


I Want More Anime like O Maidens in Your Savage Season!

2019 has seen no shortage of amazing anime. There’s been an abundance of big-money sequels, like Mob Psycho Season 2, Attack on Titan Season 3, and My Hero…

Watashi Wa Bucho!!

A Review of Dororo

More and more lately I find shows and films that I call “pseudo-nostalgic.” They are stories that fill me with a sense of yearning for the days of…

Sakura Sunrise

Ani-Gamers Podcast #124 – Can Murder Quest Become Not-Murder Quest?

Evan and David team up to review the anime movie Blackfox from Studio 3Hz (Dimension W, Flip Flappers, Princess Principal), which is ostensibly a sci-fi ninja revenge story.…


Clair de Lune - A Thematic Journey Through Anime

As I've had some serious writers block - I decided to challenge myself to edit a "thematic evolution" without using the same anime twice in the video. Clair…

Replay Value

Morality in Dororo

The 2019 anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s classic 1967 manga, Dororo, places a large focus on the morality of its characters’ actions. In this video, I exp...