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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...

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Alice in Cyberland, the Sequel

In my blog post on the original Alice in Cyberland , more than three years ago, I commented on the mystery of the missing second episode.…

Collectr's Blog

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Let’s Talk About Arcane

Spoiler Warning! You know how every year usually tends to have that one big thing that gets you excited beyond belief and borderline obsessed? In 2019, it was…

YuriReviews and More

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Mother: Saigo no Shoujo Eve

Here's another project whose antecedents are lost in the mists of time: an English subtitled version of the 1993 sci-fi movie Mother: Saigo ...

Collectr's Blog

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Shin Takarajima

It's no secret that practically every staff member in Orphan is mad for Tezuka Osamu. The team has done more shows by the God of Manga that ...

Collectr's Blog

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Beloved One: Why I Love Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Part 1)

Travant, Arvis, and Manfroy are the true heroes of Fire Emblem 4 and if you say otherwise you support systematic oppression.

Yuki The Snowman

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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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Tone Shifts are Really Cool (Rambling on about Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

It’s no secret that video game stories are kind of terrible. Rarely do you find a phenomenal story in a video game, and oftentimes, the story instead takes…

Convoluted Situation

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Reader’s Corner: Kyle’s Little Sister, Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, and Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend

I Refuse to Be Your Enemy!, Vol. 6 This volume is a lovely conclusion to the reincarnated-as-a-villainess isekai story of Kiara. She was reborn into the world of…

Beneath the Tangles

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(Maris) The Choujo

I'm not as familiar with the works of Rumiko Takahashi as an anime fan ought to be. I've never watched Maison Ikkoku , Urusei Yatsura , Ranm...

Collectr's Blog

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Instagram Live Stream with Xanthe Nyugen

Check out the second stream of our brand new interview series! If you missed it live on Instagram, enjoy listening to the lovely and talented Xanthe Huynh as…

Beneath the Tangles

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Interview with Xanthe Huynh

Come catch the recording of our recent live stream with the lovely and talented Xanthe Huynh! We chat about about voice acting, including her roles in anime and…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Otakusphere: Good ideas for bad shows and bad ideas for good shows

Welcome back to the end of another week and the beginning of another Otakusphere. After binging the second and third seasons of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU last…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Instagram Live Stream with Persona 5 and FE3H VA, Xanthe Huynh

Following our Instagram live with Elizabeth Maxwell last week, we’ll be doing another one this Friday with Xanthe Huynh (Twitter / Instagram), who has voiced many characters from…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword – My Teenage Nostalgia Revisited

Like many old-school Nintendo fans, I first discovered Fire Emblem from Super Smash Bros. Melee. The long-running strategy RPG series was Japan-exclusive for the longest time, since Nintendo…

Starting Life From Zero

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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

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Sensou Douwa: Boku no Boukuugou

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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Lunn Flies into the Wind 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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Rain Boy 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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Anime/Video Game Cross Recommendations

If you’ve spent a decent amount of time on social media engaging in fandom activity, you might have noticed there is a decent amount of overlap between fans…

A Certain Dazed Producer

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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

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

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Let’s Talk About 2020 – A Yuri Recap

With this post, I would like to put aside all of the bad that has happened in 2020 and instead focus on what people that come here actually…

YuriReviews and More

About this blog

Hello folks, and welcome to my blog. My name is Bliss Cast, but you can also call me Eugi (basically my shortened name). I go by the pronouns…

Blisscast

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Ipponbouchou Mantarou

Stop me if you've heard this one before. The son of a local grub shop is goaded by his father into seeking his fortune as a chef. He…

Collectr's Blog

Game of the Month: December 2020

We are now in the last month of 2020, which means I will be sharing one final Game of the Month for this year. I’ll tell you what,…

Rory Muses

Fire Emblem Arcs: Understanding Edelgard’s War

SPOILERS for the Crimson Flower and Azure Moon routes of Fire Emblem Three Houses. In every route of Fire Emblem Three Houses except one, Edelgard is the primary…

Starting Life From Zero

OSMcast? Show #167: Itsudatte My Santa!

Not all OSMcasts, like many things, are created equal. Most OSMcasts end in am exclamation point (!). Some end in a question mark (?). Because sometimes we have…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

Fire Emblem Arcs: Dimitri’s Fall and Redemption

“I am a murderous monster. My hands are stained red. Could one such as I truly hope for such a life? As the sole survivor of that day,…

Starting Life From Zero

My 5 Favourite JRPG Franchises

Lately I have really been in the mood to play a classic JRPG series. Here are some of my favourites from years past.

I drink and watch anime

Character Arcs: Claude Von Riegan’s Dream For A Better World

(Yup, it’s another Three Houses character post. This is slowly becoming a Fire Emblem blog, but I promise I’ll have some anime content too, eventually. Much of the…

Starting Life From Zero

Character Arcs – Dorothea Arnault’s Inner Beauty

Maybe it’s just because the pandemic has made everyone bored and stressed out of their minds, but all I’ve wanted to do lately is play Fire Emblem: Three…

Starting Life From Zero

Character Arcs – Dorothea Arnault’s Inner Beauty

Maybe it’s just because the pandemic has made everyone bored and stressed out of their minds, but all I’ve wanted to do lately is play Fire Emblem: Three…

Starting Life From Zero

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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

Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer Mugen Train, Fire Emblem News, and a New Power Rangers Franchise

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of October 18th through 24th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Switch Port: My Raw Random Thoughts

Editor’s Note:   This is a collection of notes I’ve written down in my notebook about my thoughts of the Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of…

Yuki The Snowman

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Best Japanese Dramas of 2020

What Japanese dramas do best aside from being creative with their plot is how they incorporate societal issues without feeling forced. In fact if done right it makes…

ThatJapaneseDramaGuy

Fire Emblem – Swords, Strategy, and S-Rank Romance

JRPGs are awesome. They’re like anime that you can play! The old-school Final Fantasy series will always be the gold standard for me, and I recently re-kindled my…

Starting Life From Zero

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Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den

In these disastrous times since the 2016 US election, I've taken solace in watching (and endlessly rewatching) The Great British Baking Sho...

Collectr's Blog

Using Basic Coding to Explain Why Hunter x Hunter Has the Most Consistent Power Scaling in Shounen

I finally checked out Hunter x Hunter and it somehow was just as good as everyone made it out to be. People overhyped it to me but it…

Jiffy

How to Bring Content to the Fire Emblem Fan Creation Community Table

If you’re involved with the Fire Emblem fan community in any fashion, then you may be aware of the recent controversy that has plagued the community for a…

Yuki The Snowman

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Fire Emblem: Awakening

A blog about reviewing anime, anime episodes, anime movies, books, manga and other things.

The Lucy Review!

Episode 658: Uchuu Patrol BURST

This week on Anime Pulse we got video games that look like anime, tasty not-doughnuts, and TRIGGER goes full TRIGGER while patrolling space. First up IRL news gets…

Anime Pulse

Erwin Smith - A Devil With A Dream (Attack on Titan)

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Aleczandxr Twitter: https://twitter.com/aleczandxr MAL: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Alecz... In case you'd like to make ...

Aleczandxr

Louis - A Journey From Trauma (Beastars)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aleczandxr MAL: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Aleczandxr Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Aleczandxr In case you'd like to mak...

Aleczandxr

Edelgard + Lelouch: The Cost Of Ideals

A video analysis Edelgard and Lelouch from Fire Emblem and Code Geass. A look into how they are similar in ideology and what their revolutions cost them. The...

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OSMinterview! Deva Marie on 4/15/2020

Our boy John is back with yet another amazing interview! This time, he sits down virtually with the wondrous Deva Marie. You may recognize her voice best as…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

A Low-Brow Ode to Fire Emblem Part One: Melee, An Holy War, And My Racism Towards Folks With Blue Hair

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Fire Emblem series (with the release of the first game of the series, “Fire Emblem: Dark Dragon and Sword of…

Yuki The Snowman

Fire-Forged Bonds and Three Houses

(Disclaimer: I tried to make this post light on spoilers for the title game, enough that it could maybe guide someone choosing their first house, but there are…

Cast into the heart

The Beauty of Fire Emblem Three Houses

Fire Emblem Three Houses is a tactical role playing game released on July the 26th, 2019. It follows Byleth, the player avatar who works as a teacher at…

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