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423 – Chainsaw Man part 4

Order is up for our final Retrospective episode on Chainsaw Man! We’re joined by Darfox’s friend Amber to discuss the end of the Public Safety Arc with volumes…

Manga Machinations

Camping Out For Black Friday (Anime Style)

Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day, friends! It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of the year again, when some of the best deals of the season are happening.…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime Review 257 Fruits Basket Prelude

This review contains spoilers for Fruits Basket Prelude. When I heard that Fruits Basket was getting new content after the final season had finished I was very uber…

TakaTempest Reviews

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15 Romance Anime Series Where They Go From Friends to Lovers

While there is certainly something charming about two people falling in love at first sight, typically the best romances start with the characters

Recommend Me Anime

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Anime Recommendations by Demographic

Here is a complete list of all anime I’ve watched that are at least 8/10s in my book. The demographic categories they belong to are determined by the…

Blubbyweb

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Anime Series Like Romantic Killer

All high schooler Anzu Hoshino loves is video games, chocolate, and her cat, Momohiko. She has shunned everything else, especially a romantic life.

Recommend Me Anime

Kimami ni Idol

Kimama ni Idol (Free-Spirited Idols) is a 1990 comedy OVA based on a manga by Kotani Kenichi. It tells the madcap tale of three teenage girl...

Collectr's Blog

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How Fruits Basket Helped Me Work Towards a Better Life

This will be a personal reflective piece about what this show means to me rather than analysis of some overarching significance from the creators. Fruits Basket is the…

The Illusion of Memories

Arisa Good Luck

Here's a true bluebird: the 1999 one-shot OVA Arisa Good Luck . Last month, Tennouji, translator and proprietor of SakuraCircle, contacted m...

Collectr's Blog

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Baccano! and Durarara!! are Masterpieces!!! | The Canipa Effect

Download the Manta app here: https://manta.onelink.me/LvhZ/u9r9fgyw And use this link for a 7-day free, unlimited membership to Manta - https://manta.onelink.me/LvhZ/u9r9fgyw #ad Canipa discusses the creation of two of his…

The Canipa Effect

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Anime OVAs You Missed: Animation Runner Kuromi

https://myanimelist.net/profile/animebackwhen Special Shout out to Lord Cobi for the Recommendation! If I was to ask most of you which anime did a great job of giving an insightful experience on…

animebackwhen

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Anime Under Construction

Every Summer I take on a major project for my home. Some times it’s re-landscaping the yard, sometimes it’s moving the driveway, some times it’s renovating the garden…

Anime Hanabi

Nana Toshi Monogatari

Here's another project that BlueFixer asked Orphan to redo: the two-part sci-fi OVA Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen ( A Tale of S...

Collectr's Blog

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5 Anime Contradicting Hotties

Crow what a piece of hot work When was the last time I did a list post? I have to thank someone in my life for the inspiration…

litakinoanimecorner.wordpress.com

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How to Build a Series: Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket is one of those things that looks like a delightful piece of fluff but is actually a masterclass in story construction when you look at it…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Fruits Basket (2019) – 1st Season

A more intentional, palatable remake than the original. Characters get a bit more depth and the story as a whole is treated with a bit more respect.

At a Glance Anime

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Fruits Basket (2001)

While definitely an “Early 2000’s shojo anime” there is a lot here that really endures (and endears) that makes it worthwhile as more than just an important contextual…

At a Glance Anime

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Shaman King (Remake)

Here is another old classic anime that has been given the remake treatment. Yup, after Fruits Basket decided that the original TV anime needed some new breath of…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

My Favourite Anime of the Last Four Years 2019 - 2022 Part 1

  It's more than halfway through 2022 when I write this.  When I started this article, I really didn't think there were too many anime that ...

Tokyo Excess

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Anime Weeds

Weeds, dandelions, puffballs, to gardeners of the Western world they are a menace to our lawns and the invaders of our flower beds. Though some might look cute…

Anime Hanabi

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October 2022 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

The final part of Fruits Basket and Higurashi each make their appearances alongside the second-half of Slime Isekai!

The Normanic Vault

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

Collectr's Blog

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Top anime characters with brown hair and brown eyes

Anime characters with brown hair and brown eyes may seem run of the mill on paper, but they are anything but!

I drink and watch anime

401 – Triple Dip 63 – New York, New York, Catch These Hands!, I Want to be a Wall

Morgana is out this week but she left us a great selection of books from Yen Press to read for Pride and Panels! Here’s our Triple Dip on…

Manga Machinations

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Review: Fruits Basket -prelude- (Dub)

Just when you assume you’ve sobbed your last tear for Fruits Basket, the franchise returns to dampen your eyes once again with Fruits Basket -prelude-, a prequel film…

Beneath the Tangles

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Weekly Round-Up, 15-21 June 2022: Fruits Basket Prelude, Reclaiming Lollipop Chainsaw, and Osaka Upholds Marriage Equality Ban

AniFem Round-Up  Queer resonance and critiquing heteronormativity in SPY x FAMILY While there are no canonical LGBTQ+ characters in the series, it’s undeniably satirizing what society demands in…

Anime Feminist

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The ANN Aftershow - Is Fruits Basket -prelude- Worth Watching?

It's been a dry shojo season for way too long, so let's check out the new movie from the fan-favorite series Fruits Basket! Does this Kyoko and Katsuya…

Anime News Network - Views

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Fruits Basket -prelude-

Before there was Kyo and Tohru, or even Kyo and Kyoko, there was Kyoko and Katsuya. Kyoko was a troubled teen; Katsuya a student teacher with no actual…

Anime News Network - Views

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5 Anime Fathers Who Prove They’re The Best

Protagonists usually have a hard time growing up, but who is there for them behind the scenes? Who is nurturing them to be the courageous main characters they…

A Girl & Her Anime

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Super Lover’s

Super Lovers is a 2016 Boys Love Romantic Comedy anime series from the longtime Japanese animation studio, studio DEEN. While some newcomers may not recognize this studio by…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

Sotsugyou: Graduation

There are lots of OVAs with Graduation in the title. This one is the two episode OVA from 1995. It is based on a dating sim game and…

Collectr's Blog

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Boys to Men- Fruits Basket edition

Decided to do a special version of our best boy posts by focusing on character development within the male species in one anime. So we chose Furuba. Kyo…

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How shoujo manga helps me grapple with internalized misogyny

I’ve been a fan of shoujo manga for 20 years, and for much of that, I’ve been fighting to get other manga readers to take it more seriously.…

Anime Feminist

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My Manga White Whale(s??) – The Hunt

Recently, I was back to my childhood home where my limited English manga collection resides. I was overly delighted looking from bottom to top. The wonderful world of…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Top 10 Anime Closings [2021]

To be honest, this is one of my favorite Top 10s I do because I LOVE music. The pure joy I get just from hearing a good opening…

Official Home of Core Reviews

Pick of the Week: Beasts, Zombies, and Aliens

SEAN: I’ve always regarded Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, aka Fruits Basket for fantasy readers, so I’m going to make its final volume my pick. If…

Manga Bookshelf

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Hoppy Easter!

May your bunny dreams and anime wishes come true this Spring Season! Looking for some anime that are bunny-tastic? Check out: Bunny Drop This anime is about a…

Anime Hanabi

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Is Fruits Basket Overrated?

I understand that I am pushing my luck here. When I rip into Evangelion or Death Note, I am spared by the fact that those shows have a…

The Otaku Exhibition

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And the 2022 AniMarch Madness Champion Is…

We have a winner! After six rounds, stretching back more than a month, and more than 25,000 votes in the tournament, a champion has been determined by vote…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2022 Championship: Fruits Basket (2019) vs. Violet Evergarden

Welcome to the Championship Match of this year’s AniMarch Madness tournament! We started with 64 anime and are down to the final two—and boy, no one could have…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 2, Day 4

Round two of AniMarch Madness 2022 concludes with our final four matches! For those coming here for the first time, AniMarch Madness is our annual one-on-one anime tournament…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fruits Basket Prelude – A Brief Review

Ah, this film got me right in the feels. Anything in the Fruits Basket franchise tends to do that. While I wouldn’t say this was fully worth a…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 4

It’s the final day of round one! Help us decide on these last eight matches as we cut the field of 64 down the 32 headed into week…

Beneath the Tangles

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10 Favorite First Volumes

Fun Lists 10 Favorite First Volumes Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

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Character Analysis: Tohru Honda

Okay, I admit it: Fruits Basket is an anime I could easily have found to be annoying and Tohru Honda is a character I could easily have found…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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AniMarch Madness 2022: See the Field of 64! (Bracket)

The field is set. Sixty-four anime—a full tourney and the most we’ve ever had—are ready to go head to head. AniMarch Madness 2022 almost ready to begin! On…

Beneath the Tangles

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Top 5 Anime Valentine Episodes

With so many anime featuring a Valentine Episode it was hard to narrow down the list so pretty much I jut went with those episodes that left an…

100 Word Anime

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Valentine’s Day Special: My favourite Romance anime’s

Hi, Guys and Happy Valentine’s day! and for this special occasion, I will give you my top 10 favourite romance anime/movies I’ve watched over the last 8 years.…

Art Of Anime

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Day 6 Doki Doki Days – Reverse Harems, an introduction

Welcome to yet another day of Doki Doki Days! It’s finally my, Star, turn to post, haha. This year, we decided to focus on reverse harems as a…

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