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The Vision of Escaflowne – 7/8 [Unexpected Partings/The Day the Angel Flew] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another week of Escaflowne! These episodes see our time in Asturia come to an abrupt but eventful end. Once again a king flees a burning…

Star Crossed Anime

Animecast: The Ultimate Isekai Podcast!

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast revisit the topic on Isekai (Transported to Another World) anime and how it’s shaped itself over the last 5 years, seen…

Otaku Spirit

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 5/6 [Seal of the Brothers/City of Intrigue] – Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone! Apologies for being late on this, Thanksgiving will kinda do that to a man. Food coma’s are dangerous don’t ya know? This week we finish up…

Star Crossed Anime

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5 Reasons To Skip: Geneshaft

It almost feels like Geneshaft was intended as a parody at some stage of its creation, before going down the edgy route instead.

Reasons to Anime

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 3/4 [The Gallant Swordsman/The Diabolical Adonis] – Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Vision of Escaflowne! This week we meet our next party member, receive our mandatory exposition dump and get to know our…

Star Crossed Anime

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 1/2 [Fateful Confession/The Girl From the Mystic Moon] – Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone and welcome to a new season of Throwback Thursday! This time, for those who weren’t already aware, we are watching The Vision of Escaflowne from the…

Star Crossed Anime

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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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Kaizoku Oujo Episode 10

First and foremost, I have to give a big fat disclaimer at the beginning of this post and say that I will try really, really hard to not…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubōi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira)

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubōi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) 2001 Another powerhouse film from the dawn of Bones as a studio. Back when I was reviewing the Escaflowne…

The Review Heap

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11 Reviews Unit I Hit 200 (Suggestions Welcome!)

Afternoon! A fair while back I posted seeking votes on what my 150th review should be, offering a few options at the time, and from that shortlist it…

The Review Heap

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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 98: The Vision of Escaflowne 25th Anniversary Talk with NewTypeLady

s ubscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! April 2nd, 2021 marks the 25th An...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Interview with Elizabeth Maxwell

No, the TangleCast has not returned. However, we do have some new audio for you! Voice actress Elizabeth Maxwell (Fruits Basket, RWBY, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of…

Beneath the Tangles

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Utawarerumono – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Utawarerumono   Related: Utawarerumono: The False Faces (sequel) Similar: Tears to Tiara Vision of Escaflowne Scrapped Princess   Watched in: Japanese & English Genre:…

Nefarious Reviews

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6 Years and I give you my Top Ten favourite anime. . . what????

I’m sorry what?!?  Wait. . . this is a post most bloggers would avoid writing. . . about favourites ?? I’m sure you’re confused. 

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Mechs & Magic – The Vision of Escaflowne Spoiler Review

Escaflowne is an… interesting production. It’s a sprawling story spawned out of the lawless pre-2000s zeitgeist that didn’t require shows to inhabit particular genre boxes quite as insistently…

Harper Anime Reviews

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You Don’t Have to Kick Ass to Be Kickass: Shoujo fantasy and the value of the noncombatant hero

Over the years, the number of lady action heroes has slowly but significantly risen. And this is a good thing... for the most part. But the ability to…

Anime Feminist

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“Do You Remember Love?” In 3-Part Multimedia Harmony, pt. 1

Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. CONTENT WARNING: DESCRIPTIONS OF WAR, ABUSE, MISOGYNY, QUEERPHOBIA SPOILERS FOR THE MACROSS SERIES, THE AQUARION SERIES, ESCAFLOWNE The 1984 anime…

Home Theater of Cruelty

Tokyo Mew Mew (with Mercedez Clewis)

Covers all of Tokyo Mew Mew and Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi.In the early 2000s, this series about a team of five…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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20 Best Action Romance Anime Series

While some may not readily admit it, a little romance in your action anime can be a great addition. You root for the hero, and you also root…

Recommend Me Anime

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BACK ARROW – Episode 1

It's familiar, like Gurren Lagann meets Escaflowne---but familiar doesn't have to mean bad.

Anime Feminist

After School Nightmare Pt. 2 (with Mouna Toure)

Covers volumes 6–10 of After School Nightmare by Setona MizushiroWelcome back to discuss the second half of a manga that is full of twists and turns. This episode,…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Cover Art Comparison: Escaflowne (Movie)

To wrap up the month, here’s another short post – a second entry in what I might make a regular thing, a bit of ‘Cover Art Comparison’. Last…

The Review Heap

Rescue Romances – 15 Anime Series Where Lovers Rescue Each Other From Peril

It is one of the the oldest and most effective romance cliches in the book. A heroine finds herself in danger, and a hero sweeps in to save…

Recommend Me Anime

Escaflowne (Esukafurōne)

Wow, talk about a shift in tone! Escaflowne (Esukafurōne) 2000 I’d always considered the Escaflowne movie as only vaguely related to the series but now that I’ve re-watched…

The Review Heap

150th Review: The Vision of Escaflowne (Tenkū no Esukafurōne)

The Vision of Escaflowne (Tenkū no Esukafurōne) 1996 I want to quickly preface my [spoilery] review today with a link to a post from ThatRandomEditor, Where are the…

The Review Heap

Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2020 Preview

Nonon discusses the Fall 2020 Anime Season and the anime he'll be watching in the return of Otaku Theater!

TheOASG

Anime Series Like Mr Love: Queen’s Choice

After her father’s death, a girl inherits a near bankrupt company. She becomes the producer in order to help secure the funds to keep the company running. During…

Recommend Me Anime

Revisiting Escaflowne, Part 4

The end of Revisiting Escaflowne is here! Check out Nonon's final thoughts of the series as this summer project concludes.

TheOASG

Revisiting Escaflowne, Part 3

Time for part 3 of this project. I made the decision to forego the Summer 2020 season for real-life reasons. Perhaps that might have been for the best…

TheOASG

Ultimate Isekai Guide: 50+ of the Best Isekai Anime Series Out There

Over the past decade, isekai has proven to be the trend that isn’t going away. Like moe, it may very well shape the future of anime in a…

Recommend Me Anime

Revisiting Escaflowne, Part 2

Back again, for post number two. I’m writing this just as we discovered the news that Crunchyroll are taking down a fair number of shows from their already-massive…

TheOASG

Revisiting Escaflowne, Part 1

Nonon's Revisiting Escaflowne series begins! Nonon relieves the series he grew up watching in his youth and how it stands up so far in 2020.

TheOASG

Haruka Pt. 2 (with Asher Sofman)

Covers volumes 10–17 of Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time by Tohko Mizuno.We’re back to discuss the second half of Haruka, a manga series based on one of…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Launching Revisiting Escaflowne Series!

Nonon's summer project begins! Instead of tackling the season, he'll instead revisit The Vision of Escaflowne this summer, which launches on TheOASG today!

TheOASG

12 Isekai Anime Series With a Female Protagonist

Isekai is the big thing in anime that doesn’t seem to be going away. Every new season has at least one isekai series, and usually they follow a…

Recommend Me Anime

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Tune of the Week(ish) Vision of Escaflowne’s People

The Vision of Escaflowne is a beloved series, especially for my generation. The art, the music, the world, the mechs, the music. It holds a special place in…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Yutaka Nakamura X Masahiro Ando: Superaction animation Talk

This is the first of a series of articles dedicated to Yutaka Nakamura, without a shadow of a doubt the best known contemporary Japanese action animator, but at…

artist_unknown

#MechaMarch Star Driver: Youth, Love, and Mecha

As you’ve noticed, I’ve got a lot of retro anime in Mecha March yet again. Maybe ones that people remember because how can you not remember Escaflowne and…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Basara Pt. 3 (with Caitlin)

Covers volumes 19–27 of Basara by Yumi Tamura (the last third of the series).The war epic that is Basara finally comes to an end in this long denouement…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Hello, friends!

I know that right now is kind of a scary time for many, so I wanted to take a moment to make a post of free resources that…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

#MechaMarch The Vision of Escaflowne: Playing With Fate

It’s about time an Escaflowne post appeared on this blog. I first watched it a couple years ago and talked about it with a collab with other bloggers…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Basara Pt. 2 (with Caitlin)

Covers volumes 10–18 of Basara by Yumi Tamura (the middle third of the series).The middle third of Basara contains some wacky stuff, like a baby who's not really…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Designer and Assistant Director on Genre Conventions and Walk Cycles

At Otakon 2019 in Washington, DC we had the opportunity to sit down with two of the creators behind That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, an…

Ani-Gamers

20/20 Vision of Escaflowne: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for January 2020

Here we are, at the dawn of a new decade. It means a new anime season, naturally, but there’s this combined sense of wonder and dread at what…

OGIUE MANIAX

Introduction – “My chariot will blaze a path anywhere you wish!”

Hello hello! I'm Iskendaris and it's lovely to meet you. In true anime fashion, I blushed when asked to join RandomC – someone pinch me, is this real?…

Random Curiosity