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Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 series) Parts 1 & 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 2020 Ver.) Unboxing

I decided to double-dip for the Region B version of Fullmetal Alchemist’s 2003 adaptation, this time through Anime Limited’s 2020 re-release. Both parts are here also.

The Normanic Vault

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Winner

The polls are closed, the votes are in, and we have a winner for the 2021 AniMarch Madness tournament! But before I announce it, let me just thank…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Championship

One month, 48 matches, and nearly 15,000 votes later, we’re down to the final two. Advancing from their semifinal matches last week, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, in its return…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Final Four (Match Two)

And then…there were three. Attack on Titan in easily its best showing in the tournament is the first team into the championship round, winning fairly easily against last…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime Discussion: The Anime Characters I absolutely despise

Recently on Twitter Karandi asked “Is there an anime character you would want to punch” and my first response is Shinji Matou from the fate franchise so here…

Art Of Anime

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Does Sub vs. Dub Matter Anymore?

The debate has long reigned supreme in the anime community, whether or not subtitled anime was truly superior to dubbed. In the early days of anime dubbing, this…

The Otaku Exhibition

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Final Four (Match One)

Forty-six matches later, we’re finally down to the final four! Welcome to week four of AniMarch Madness! The quarterfinals held few surprises, with all three number one seeds…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Quarterfinals (Day 1)

Welcome to week three of AniMarch Madness! Voting continued to be heavy in round two, and unlike the first round, it was full of surprises, none bigger than…

Beneath the Tangles

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Reminder: Re-watching A Series Is A Good Thing

I’m usually able to list the reasons as to why I liked or disliked it, my favourite parts of the show, my favourite character etc. Dialogue about the…

A Girl & Her Anime

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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

Collectr's Blog

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Watching Anime As A Feminist

It’s Women’s History Month and since yesterday at the time of posting was International Women’s Day, I figured I’d write a little something for the occasion that’s bee…

Sakura Sunrise

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Sweet Sixteen (Day One)

Welcome to week two of AniMarch Madness! Week was was spectacular—we had more than 8,000 votes pour in for the 18 matches, the most we’ve ever had. While…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Three)

Round one continues with four match-ups today, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our…

Beneath the Tangles

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Yamatarou Comes Back 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…

Collectr's Blog

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AniMarch Madness 2021: The Field (Full Bracket)

The play-in games are done! And now, AniMarch Madness 2021 is less than a week way! On March 1st, we begin our voter-determined tournament where we annually select…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fanart Friday: Expecting Edward Elric

Sweet, pregnancy fanart? Very rare indeed. Enjoy this lovely illustration of Van Hohenheim and Trisha Elric—looking beautiful, I might add—expecting Edward (I assume)! ★ 【Kotikomori】 「 Parents 」…

Beneath the Tangles

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The History of Anime: Part 5 – Dawn of the Digital Era

Last time, anime rose from a nationwide economic crisis to become a global juggernaut. The 1990’s saw enormous growth for the industry, but an even bigger change was…

Starting Life From Zero

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You Don’t Have to Get an Otaku Lover

"I wish I had a girlfriend who was into anime.” For as long as I’ve been involved in anime/manga fandom, I hear this line quite a bunch from (mostly)…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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“It was total Boy Love bait.” –Fandom/Anime Viewership and IRL 2020 Reflection Podcast

In this podcast, I discuss: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Given, Fruits Basket, Merman in my Tub, The Untamed, Scumbag System, The World’s Greatest First Love, Magic-kyun! Renaissance, …

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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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

15 Best Anime Reboots and Remakes That Improve on Older Series

Rebooting things is all the rage these days, isn’t it? It isn’t limited to movies and video games, even anime has gotten on the train. While some fault…

Recommend Me Anime

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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

World Building in Log Horizon

Since the appearance of Log Horizon Season 3 is coming, I finally watched the second season of Log Horizon recently. Finally, after who knows how long since I’ve…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Anime Ancients – 17 Anime Characters That are Hundreds of Years Old

When you bend reality as anime does, it opens up tons of possibilities, including characters whose life and influence can span centuries. Demons, gods, lolis – anime has…

Recommend Me Anime

Weebsday Q+A | 11/25/2020

It is Weebsday, my dudes! This week’s question is all about Bush-era political commentary in anime. I guess it’s what the 2020 holiday season deserves. I recently rewatched…

Weebservations

My 5 Favorite Anime Endings

It’s the end of 2020… nearly. For December, I’m taking another hiatus to do some fiction writing. While I wouldn’t call it a grand finale, given how rough…

Sakura Sunrise

Fullmetal Alchemist – Ratings, Trend and Fanbase Analysis

Synopsis: Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the…

animegoodreads

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Ratings, Trend and Fanbase Analysis

Synopsis: Alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange—something the young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric only realize after attempting human transmutation: the one forbidden act of…

animegoodreads

Dropped – A look at what could have been – Anime Part I

Welcome back to “Dropped”! This is a series of posts where I talk about a bunch of titles that at one point or another started and then stopped…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Enjoy Veterans Day AND Pocky Day with this Royai Art

November 11th brings together two unlikely bedfellows—Veterans Days, likely to be ignored by younger audiences except those that get the day off from school, and Pocky Day, which…

Beneath the Tangles

A Look at Olivier Armstrong: Loyalty Is A Soldier’s Tool

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so I am infinitely nervous when starting it. Still, I rewatched Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with dad recently and…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

My Top 10 Anime Shows

My blog focuses primarily on One Piece, since that’s the anime that I’m watching through right now. Since I’m not watching any other anime for now, I created…

One Piece Bazaar

Nendoroid Edward Elric (Rerelease) Review

Come check out my review for Nendoroid Edward Elric (Rerelease), originates from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

The Anime Basement

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Waza no Tabibito

Here's a modern OVA that slipped under the radar, 2011's Waza no Tabibito ( Skills Journey ). Waza is virtually a one-man production - cr...

Collectr's Blog

Yoshimichi Kameda (亀田祥倫) MAD

Anime list: 00:00 - Shingeki No Bahamut: Genesis 00:11 - Asura Wrath (Video Game) 00:18 - Mob Psycho 100 00:22 - Fullmetal Alchemist The Sacred Star Of Milos...

Sakuga Boy

Fullmetal Alchemist: Finally!

  Genre: Action, supernatural, drama Episodes: 64 Studio: Bones   Amestries is on the brink of revolution. Still licking its wounds from the bloody Ishval war, the nation maintains…

I drink and watch anime

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Elf 17

Orphan's projects get started for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, a raw intrigues one of the translators. Sometimes, an orphaned series ge...

Collectr's Blog

311 – One Shot 29 – Buffalo 5 Girls

This week Seamus revisits Yuichi Yokoyama with World Map Room and Iceland, Morgana picked up Magician A on a whim, and dakazu talks about the bittersweet Caterpillar Girl…

Manga Machinations

14 Cute and Innocent-Looking Villains in Anime

Some anime characters you can look at and think, “Oh yeah, that’s definitively a villain,” but some of the best villains are exactly the opposite. Nothing hits harder…

Recommend Me Anime

Are there any anime remakes you like as much or more than the original?

What about the new version made it appealing? If you like both equally, is there one you recommend more? Extra points will be awarded if you name something…

Anime Feminist

Is The Dub BETTER Than The Sub? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Arakawa’s Truth in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Studio Bones (Original Work Hiromu Arakawa)

The world molded by Hiromu Arakawa is mysterious and intricate, yet there is a familiarity to it. Though the journey of the Elric brothers, our protagonists, may take…

ANIMATOPOEIA! | Writing about Anime

Does the Baccano! Dub Hold Up? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Twwk’s Top 30 Anime Series

Professional otaku ProZD tweeted out his top 30 anime, anime movies, and manga this week, and I enjoyed his recommendations greatly—they cover series old and new, and lift…

Beneath the Tangles

Breaking Down Avatar: The Last Airbender's Incredible Animation | Animator Spotlight

(VISUAL SPOILERS FOR AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER) Canipa looks back on a recently revived classic and discusses how Avatar: The Last Airbender was able to exc...

The Canipa Effect

No, You CAN'T Judge An Anime From Just One Episode

Blog Version: https://wtwhivemind.com/225-2/ There are many videos that talk about this idea that you can judge an anime from just one episode, an idea that is prevalent among many in…

WatTheWut

The End of Fullmetal Alchemist

I’m thinking about re-reading Fullmetal Alchemist again because it’s still a well-paced series. I’ve written a good amount of posts on FMA too. Also, this post at Crunchyroll…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

Megalobox and Invented Nostalgia

Megalobox is available to stream on Netflix and Crunchyroll Everybody loves the good ol’ days, huh? Reboots and revisits are nothing new; how many times have we told…

This Thing Is Neat

The Shōnen Guide to the Eucharist

Well, what a time! I´m 27 this year, and as I start to resemble more a seinen protagonist that a shōnen one, I know I want to be…

Beneath the Tangles

It's Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Canipa discusses the issues of low pay and overwork on anime simulcast translations, particularly at Crunchyroll, a company built on the foundations of unpai...

The Canipa Effect