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13 Anime Series About Sinister Mysteries in Small Towns

While it is fully possible to create horror and mystery in a big city, there is a particular reason that those two genres are drawn to the country.…

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Anime Series Like Another

Ever since 1972, class 3-3 in Yomiyama North Middle School has had a strange tradition of pretending that one of their students did not exist. When

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17 Anime Series With Exceptionally Satisfying Endings

There are a lot of ways to end an anime. You could cleanly cut off at the end of an arc or leave things particularly vague in hopes…

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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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Review: FROM THE NEW WORLD

In their time, Vertical Comics had a passionate fanbase of readers who considered the company to have better-than-average taste in licenses....

The Manga Test Drive

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Anime Series Like Shiki

The fifteen-year-old Megumi Shimizu dreamed of leaving her small country town behind for the big city, but those dreams died when she did. It was her

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22 Mindfuck Anime Series Designed to Leave You Ponderous

Mindfuckery – You're supposed to avoid swearing in articles you are writing. It's not professional. However, there is no better way describe some anime

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Anime Cult Classics: 15 Anime Series Lacking a Broad Audience Appeal

It is easy to forget sometimes that anime in and of itself is an art form, and art is an explosion! I mean, art is expression, and experimentation,…

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23 Dark Anime Recommendations Full of Chaos and Trauma

There is a time for cozy slice of life and wholesome romance, but that time is not now. You, my edgy friend, wish to dwell in the darkness…

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15 Anime Series Where You Watch the Characters Grow Up

Coming-of-age is a big theme in not just anime, but many forms of storytelling. However, the unique thing that can be done with anime, since it isn’t utilizing…

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Anime Series Like Sonny Boy

One normal day during summer vacation, the school and the 36 students inside began to drift into another dimension. Once there, many of the students begin to develop…

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Five Anime Characters Who Deserve Spinoffs

There are a lot of good main characters, but there are also plenty of great side characters as well.

Animated Observations

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Making A World Feel Real

If you have noticed, every week that I’ve done for a while has some sort of connecting theme in it. Some are just as basic as being just…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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From The New World – A Whole Society Gone Wrong

Man, this show. This is yet another show that I’ve watched a decade ago yet still remember a lot about it. So, I am grateful for watching it…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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25 Saddest Anime Series To Crush Your Soul

Sometimes… Sometimes you just want to be hurt. It’s a seemingly weird response, but one that a lot of people have. Maybe you have a lot going on…

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From the New World and the problem of unused weaponry — an #Anitwitwatches post

The rest of the #anitwitwatches crew and I finished From the New World, and I have some thoughts. Oh, boy. Do I have some thoughts. Wait. You out…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Power of Two: Saki and Satoru

I don’t like to work with relatively obscure works since no one’s seen them, and if no one’s seen them no one can tell me how badly I’ve…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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#AniTwitWatches Rd. 12: Shin Sekai Yori 1 – 2

If you’ve seen one of these posts around, you know the drill already. See this post by Jon for more details.

The Animanga Spellbook

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Weekly Round-Up, 17-23 March 2021: Rap in Japan, Villainess Light Novel, and Marriage Equality Update

AniFem Round-Up Non-Binary Orochimaru and the homophobic legacy of queer-coded villainy Danny McLaren unpacks the troubling implications behind the fact that the Naruto universe’s first confirmed LGBTQ+ character…

Anime Feminist

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How racial inequality in From the New World mirrors the Black American struggle

When your cries are constantly dismissed under thinly veiled apologies, it can be hard to feel seen or heard, but that is exactly what happened when I stumbled…

Anime Feminist

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Shinsekai Yori (From The New World) MBTI Types

Shinsekai Yori fans, tune in for learning the personality types of the characters!

Anime Rants

Anime Series Like Talentless Nana

Earth has been assaulted by monsters that have come to be known as the enemy of humanity. To combat this, secluded schools were formed to train children with…

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Anime Series Like Ultramarine Magmell

When a new continent known as Magmell emerged, it launched a new Age of Discovery among mankind. However, while it is filled with new flora and fauna, danger…

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20 Adventure Anime Series With a Real Sense of Discovery

“Adventure” is a pretty easy tag to slap onto your standard action anime, but not every anime series really captures that feeling of adventure. You know the feeling.…

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Cliche Crushers: 10 Anime Series That Skip Cliches to Do Something Original

Cliches and anime are old buddies. Lewd hand-holding buddies that go for long walks on the beach. And that’s not a bad thing! You know how cliches are…

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Anime Series Like Blast of Tempest

Hakaze Kusaribe is a sorceress tasked with protecting the Tree of Origins. However, when a rival member of her family seeking to revive the Tree of World’s End…

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Anime Series That Start Off Slow Before Getting Good

Not all anime series start off with a bang. Certainly an exciting first episode is a good way to hook those new viewers, but many shows want to…

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Anime Series Like Ergo Proxy

The domed city of Romdo is the last bastion of civilization. Inside, humans are assisted by AutoReiv androids in their daily life. However, when the AutoReivs start going…

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18 Dark Romance Anime Series That Shatter The Fairy Tale

There is nothing wrong with a good gushy romance, but few relationships ever go like that. Sometimes you just want something that hits a little harder. Perhaps you…

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Anime Series That Are Good But Hard to Recommend

It is, this week, our fourth anniversary! I’ve been working on this site for four long years, and it is doing great despite sometimes feeling like I’m running…

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11 Dystopian Anime Series in Which One Class Rules Above the Rest

There are a lot of ways to create a dystopian society in anime. However, one of the easiest ways to create one and also make it relatable to…

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The Best Anime of the 2010s

Here it is, the third and final installment in our Best of the 2010s series! We’ve gotten manga and video games out of the way, so it’s time…

Ani-Gamers

30 Day Anime Challenge Two: Day Seven

It is day seven of the second 30 Day Anime Challenge. #7: Character You Wish Had Died Instead The One That Did Can I just say most of…

Animated Observations

Peace is power: pacifism in shonen

When the Soul Eater manga came to an end in 2013, it took a bold stance and chose to have a win for peace, with no fists or…

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“Bloody History” — The Truth of the False Minoshiro

Are we . . . the “bad guys?” The short answer is yes, obviously. The lengthier one involves a surprising amount of nuance and one, specific moment in…

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Top 10 Anime of the 2010s

The 2010s were a major decade for myself personally and solidified my anime fandom as a permanent fixture in my life going into adulthood. Early in the decade…

Otaku In Review

#2 — From the New World (2012)

I hadn’t rewatched From the New World until I reviewed it specifically for this list. Because it has been seven years, I had forgotten the actual opening of…

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Anime of the decade!

An elegiac rundown of my favourite anime of the last ten years. Dedicated to everyone that loves anime.

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Shinsekai Yori: A Review

I had actually dropped Shinsekai Yori when I had first watched it- due to being rather uncomfortable at a certain "bonding" scene in episode 5. It was just…

Anime Locale

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My Top 10 Anime Characters Discovered in 2016

Belated New Year’s greetings dear readers! Whatever you did to acknowledge another trip around the sun, I hope you enjoyed it! This time last year I cast my…

The Omega Geek

Humanity is Screwed: Dystopian Visions in Psycho-Pass and Shin Sekai Yori (Colloquium)

Since I somewhat recently finished Shin Sekai Yori (SSY), Josh and I were talking (bickering) about it — as we are wont to do whenever I finish a show that…

Chromatic Aberration Everywhere

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DDA Top 10: #3: Shinsekai Yori

If you have any pretense to watching this show and haven’t done so yet, you should consider this your last warning.  Part of the fun in great storytelling is…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #479) OTAKON

  Shownotes :: (show 479) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With OTAKON, recorded live August 11th, 2014. This week we discussed our…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #478) InterventionCON

  Shownotes :: (show 478) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With InterventionCON, recorded live August 6th, 2014. This week we talked with…

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Shin Sekai Yori / From the New World

Shin Sekai Yori (adapted from the novel of the same name by Yusuke Kishi) is an anime that aired late 2012 that I actually intended to review late…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #462) Spring Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 462) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Impressions, recorded live April 14th, 2014. This week we continued…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #461) Spring Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 461) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Spring Impressions, recorded live April 7th, 2014. This week we started the long journey to…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #460) Detroit Metal City

  Shownotes :: (show 460) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Detroit Metal City, recorded live April 2nd, 2014. This week we…

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