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25 Iconic Anime Duos With an Unbreakable Bond

Every anime series has a main character, but no anime series has a main character alone all of the time. Even a well made character needs someone beside

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#60 Doron Dororon (Ft. Mehgan from the Volume One podcast)

Is this series a step up from the author’s previous work Golem Hearts?   We and our guest Mehgan from the Volume One podcast discuss Gen Oosuka ‘s…

Shonen Flop

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#59.5 First Thoughts on Doron Dororon

Even if you’ve listened to this on Patreon stay tuned for a bonus Q&A!   David and Jordan give their first thoughts on the Shonen Jump manga Doron…

Shonen Flop

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Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #39 2022 Roundup

The Weekly Shonen Jump roundup continues for another week and looks like we have an anime announcement! to be adapted by David Production and TMS Entertainment the Undead…

Japan Curiosity

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Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #38 2022 Roundup

Finally, back with a new Weekly Shonen Jump roundup and the first of 2022, which in late August is just terrible, and the fault lies squarely on my…

Japan Curiosity

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I’ve seen this before… and done better too…

One of the oddest things I remember about Ex-Arm, was how annoyingly consistent Akira was screaming about getting his body back. I had it written in my notes…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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How Dororo changed my opinion on the samurai/historical genre

Hey friends! I hope everyone is doing lovely at whatever time/day you come across this post! I noticed on my blog I tend to rant a lot about…

mosaicboy's Interest Nook

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17 Anime Villains That Actually Had Good Intentions

For some shows, they create their antagonist as a flimsy character who does bad things simply to do bad things and they call it a day. However, a…

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Junkers Come Here: Memories of You

Stop me if you've heard the one about the talking dog... Junkers Come Here and its sequel were novels by Kine Naoto. They featured a Schnau...

Collectr's Blog

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Keroro Gunsou Episode 121 (Comedy Hijinks)

AstroNerdBoy reviews Keroro Gunsou episode 121. Viper returns to Earth to destroy Dororo, but finds himself running from two Keronian girls.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Director Spotlight #13:

Dir. SHIOTA Akihiko (The World of You) Born in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture in 1961, ​Shiota has ​been a regular participant in the…

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Dororo to Hyakkimaru (1969) Surprisingly Dark! - Spoiler Free Anime Series Review

Dororo to Hyakkimaru from 1969 shattered my expectations for 1960s anime for its intense action, suspenseful monster reveals, tragic character backgrounds, and more. Its first 11 episodes were…

BobSamurai Anime Reviews

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Previously Unreleased Osamu Dezaki Interview

A previously unpublished Osamu Dezaki interview, brought to light thanks to the 2018 book “Complete Analysis! Osamu Dezaki, the Man who Created the Tomorrow’s Joe Anime”

Heisei Etranger

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Yuri on Ice: Homoerotic Ice Skating

Yuri on Ice was an original anime from late 2016. It was brought to us by MAPPA, one of the studios behind Dororo & Sakamichi no Apollon. So,…

Anime Reviews

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Akio Sugino’s Brief Reflections on a Long Career

In this 2018 book, Osamu Dezaki’s long-time partner in crime Akio Sugino briefly takes us through his recollections of Dezaki and others throughout his career.

Heisei Etranger

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Wrap Up: January 2022

We’ve reached the end of another month, and it’s time to roll everything up like a shawarma so we can have ourselves a wrap up. Let’s read on.

The Pantless Anime Blogger

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Dororo (2019) Review

This is review number four hundred and fifty eight. This anime is part of the Winter 2019 lineup, and it’s called Dororo. It’s an anime about a fifty…

The Pantless Anime Blogger

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Happy Halloween with GeGeGe no Kitaro & Dororon Enma-kun

GeGeGe no Kitaro – episodes 01-22 Because I watch every episode many times to check for typos and such before releasing it, batch releases can be a real…

THE SKARO HUNTING SOCIETY

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To-Y Blu-ray

To-Y is a 1987 OVA about a Japanese indie rock band and its lead singer. It is based on a ten-volume manga by Kamijou Atsuji. To-Y …

Collectr's Blog

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Day 1: Call me when you want, Call me when you need – Demon Contracts in Anime

Hello hallowed souls and welcome to the first day of Otakutober! Today, hot off the press to kickoff this celebration of spook is contracts. But not any old…

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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…

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Danmachi is Fun Fantasy Done Right

I did not intend for this to become a series. If I’m being perfectly honest, Dororo: Dark Fantasy Done Right was a title I devised simply because it…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

THE SKARO HUNTING SOCIETY

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

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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

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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…

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5 Binge-Worthy Anime

Since most of us have been in isolation lockdown mode for a very long time (and many of us have no current end in site), I thought it…

I Watched an 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

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