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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For August 15-21

This week is all about making summer memories. Be it watching a grand fireworks display with a loved one or grabbing a pint of cold beer on a…

Savvy Tokyo

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The Devil is a Part Timer!! – S2 E05 – Change of Scenery

After last week’s huge battle, you’d think a laid back rest episode would be in order…right? WRONG! On the very same day, Maou learns he’ll be without a…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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A Couple of Cuckoos – 15 – Alliance of the Engaged

This episode sidesteps the cliffhanger of Hiro wanting to know why both Nagi and Erika called Sachi their sister, and for most of its running time focuses primarily…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 260

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 260 is a Romeo and Juliet-style episode about a feud over fireworks displays.

DoubleSama

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Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari (Episode 02)

It’s only episode 2 and Yaeka is already starting to come out of her shell! Thanks to Kirishima, she’s now more comfortable with expressing her emotions and desires.…

Andreea's World

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S - Episode 13 [OVA] - 10 Second Anime

Chloe comes to visit Kanna in Japan. She becomes friends with Kanna’s friends. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S - Episode 13 [OVA].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Pick of the Week: Pick It Again, Nakamura!!

SEAN: July 4th is always rough for me, as I live next to neighbors who love to shoot off fireworks and I have dogs. So I need comfort…

Manga Bookshelf

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Star Spangled Surprise: The Anime blogger Like Starburst!

Happy US birthday! It’s 4th of July aka the US Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate the home of the stars and stripes than to talk…

Anime Hanabi

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Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai- I Choose Darkrai

Greetings, fabulous people of the Internet! Hanime on Anime here, and welcome to a brand new review to kick off July (besides 4th of July fireworks here in…

Hanime on Anime

Manga the Week of 7/6/22

SEAN: July, and the fireworks are here. Oh god. They’re everywhere. *whimper* MICHELLE: Someone in my neighborhood actually set off fireworks for Father’s Day. My cat was not…

Manga Bookshelf

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Summer 2022 – Looking forward to a new season!

Ahhh… Summer!  That means Summer Break, beaches, fireworks…  And a whole new slate of anime to consider.  Hit the jump and let’s talk about what’s coming our …

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

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Anime to Celebrate Summer!

Whoo! Summer is here with all it’s barbecues, fireworks, and days at the beach! The weather might be a bit too warm, but cooling down with some shaved…

Anime Hanabi

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Happy Birthday Anime Hanabi!

On June 19th, one year ago, is the day I posted my first anime blog post on this site! I remember being so excited to start my anime…

Anime Hanabi

Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de - Episode 6 - Desumi Bombshell

Desumi enjoyed the last big bang firework after a long, fun day at the beach with Fudo. Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de - Episode 6.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Kaguya-sama: Love is War S3 – 08

It really feels as if things are about to take off this season! Each season of this show tends to have one or two big events that shakes…

Anime Evo

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai – 08 – Esteem in the Bloodstream

Toubaru-sensei has taken note of the supreme squeeness of AhaRaidou and its deleterious effects on her health, which is why she’s made a habit of imagining the pair in…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Episode 6 – Obligatory Fireworks

In this week's Shikimori, we end summer on a bang, both the sound of the fireworks and also Izumi almost falling down steps and murdering himself.

| Side Of Fiction | Side Of Fiction

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 06 – There’s Always This Year

Izumi is still recovering from the sunburn he incurred at the river, but he’s still not missing the fireworks festival for the world. Shikimori says yes before he…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Love After World Domination – 06 – Beauty and the Beach

Summer’s here, and Desumi wants to do summer dating stuff with Fudou. Fudou’s completely on board, but doesn’t know if he can handle Desumi in a swimsuit (even…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Summertime Render – 04 – Ushio Deux

Last week Shinpei encountered Ushio on the beach, dramatically backlit by the festival fireworks. But it’s only this week that she says anything, and actually tackles Shinpei. Nagase Anna…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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My Dress-Up Darling – 12 (Fin) – Not Nuts at All

I respect the hell out of Dress-Up Darling for not making Marin and Wakana’s love hotel, er, experience, like, a big thing. In fact, it’s not even mentioned this week! What…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Sasaki and Miyano ep10 – Fireworks — I drink and watch anime

I’m officially going back to the office this week. Only one day a week but it’s quickly going to go up to three. I’m not too thrilled about…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Sasaki and Miyano ep10 – Fireworks

I have been looking forward to Sasaki and Miyano. It was such a sweet manga and I was eager to see how it would translate to anime!

I drink and watch anime

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Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai! - Episode 20 [END] - 10 Second Anime

Jahy joins her friends in the shopping district’s festival activities. Season Finale. Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai! - Episode 20 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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My Senpai is Annoying – 09 – Once More Unto the Beach

Futaba initially thought she’d be going on a trip to the beach with just Sakurai and her brother Yuuto, but Sakurai also invites Kazama (of course), Takeda, and…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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The Sky Is Always Blue: Exploring Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Anti-War Trilogy [Editorial]

       We really fear another war might break out at any time. I have lived a life full of mistakes. I regret my mistakes, but I…

Watching Asia Film Reviews

Bookshelf Briefs 11/14/21

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, Vol. 10 | By Inio Asano | Viz Media – The end of this volume states in big, bold letters that there’s twelve…

Manga Bookshelf

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S - Episode 12 [END] - 10 Second Anime

The dragons and human friends attend a summer festival, then enjoy viewing cherry blossoms. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S - Episode 12 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 08 – The Bus Stop by the Sea

Back at school after summer break, Hoshino Kaoru is sporting a new super-short hairstyle, in keeping with her goal to become an otoko-yaku, but soon  scolds Sarasa and Ai…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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That Summer 2021 Schedule

Summer, O summer, how I loathe you. You and your ever so brilliant heat, you and your tiny shiny beam of light. Sun, cicadas, moon, beaches, watermelons, festivals,…

Anime as a Cup of Tea

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Anime Review #59: Fireworks – Should We Watch It From The Side Or The Bottom?

There exist two classes of romance stories: on one side, there are the timeless, heartwarming stories which continue to captivate readers and enthrall them with the life, struggles…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 10 – Moblie Suit Yourself

After the group ended last week in the very highest of spirits, enjoying their own little summer fireworks festival, this week everyone seems a bit board. When it’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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86 – 08 – We Weren’t Ready

A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.—Kay, Men In Black The Alba are right: the Eighty Six aren’t human. They’re better than that.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 09 – Teamwork Makes the BEAM Work

This week’s Dynazenon has a little bit of everything, which is only fitting because it’s about the merits of simply jumbling everything together. It begins with a much-anticipated laser…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

S2E3 - Hana-bi (1997)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss Takeshi Kitano's (Beat Takeshi) 1997 Golden Lion winner, Hana-bi (aka Fireworks). They talk about the film's uniquely…

Heroic Purgatory

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Higehiro – 08 – Such Sticky Sweet Sorrow

In hindsight, it was already over for Sayu the moment Issa showed up at her workplace. A man of her brother’s means and drive surely wouldn’t rest until…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 7 - 10 Second Anime

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 7. Senpai meets Nagatoro and friends at the summer festival. Later, they enjoy fireworks from a special spot.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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86 – 07 – Nobody Comes Back

86’s structure returns to more of a mix of the processors’ and Lena’s perspectives rather than being split evenly, starting with the unit launching fireworks on the anniversary…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro – 07 – Senpai Unleashed

Naoto knows there’s a summer festival going on, and he knows he wants to go with Nagatoro, but instead of simply texting or calling her, he plays video…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Ω - Episode 7 - Fanis Makes Fireworks

Isekai Maou Ω - Episode 7. Fanis wants to make fireworks for Diablo outside and inside the bedroom to celebrate and thank him. Will Diablo accept?

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Three-foot Ball & Souls (2017) by Yoshio Kato

Four individuals learn about one another’s lives when they gather to commit joint suicide. Happa (Kanji Tsuda) has created a 3-foot sphere packed with fireworks with which to…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Isekai Maou Ω - Episode 6 - Shera and Lumachina

Isekai Maou Ω - Episode 6. Shera and Lumachina learned about a wonderful new spell called "teleportation" from Diablo. This guy has the best toys!

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Tokyo Revengers – 04 – Crybaby Hero

So far Takemichi’s mission has been all about saving Hinata, and just in case we forgot, she demonstrates that she’s a hero in her own right, using her…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun – 11 – Shedding the Mask

If Hinami was genuinely scared of the cicada, it was only for a moment. It certainly didn’t keep her from getting back to her feet by herself. No,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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The Bird Man of Kilimanjaro

The Bird-Man of Kilimanjaro TV Episode 107 TV Episode Summary: On board the 999, Tetsuro and Maetel eat in the dining…

A Fan's Guide to Galaxy Express 999

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Four

It’s the final part of Kabukimonogatari! After discovering why the world has fallen to ruin and become infested with zombies, Koyomi Araragi and Shinobu Oshino light off some…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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Fireworks

An interesting, mysterious story that while gorgeously animated, feels more like a stand-out episode of a Sci-Fi TV series than a standalone movie.

At a Glance Anime

TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You – 12 (Fin) – I Want You to Live

In the first half, Nasa lets his tendency to get really involved in something get the best of him, and he works on a computer project all day…

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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle – 10 – Demons in Humanland

Princess Sya has her most far-flung adventure yet, though it begins with a false start as she attempts to travel to the Human Realm on her own to…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

The Day I Became a God – 06 – Magical Festival Dream Team

How does The Day I Became a God follow up its most emotionally effective episode to date? The same way it’s followed up every episode: with Something Completely Different. In…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog