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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Review (Spoiler-Free)

I recently re-watched Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and seeing as I’ve never written about it, I figured I may as well this time around. Will keep it short though,…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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Doki Doki News: New Bravely Default, Where’s Luffy, and Guest Host Jordan Dash Cruz!

Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our third guest host! Today, Jordan Dash Cruz joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize his voice from…

Beneath the Tangles

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Artist spotlight: Yoshimichi Kameda

Yoshimichi Kameda is undoubtedly one of the most important animators of the last 15 years. He is also one of the last really major animators today whose style…

Animétudes

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Looking back, looking forward: Kanada’s late period

is generally held that Yoshinori Kanada went through two major shifts in the 1990’s, shifts that determined what the two last decades of his life and work would…

Animétudes

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Visual Kei&Anime – SID Part I

For the first, but not the last time in this section, we have a two part discography dive! Whoo! We’re jumping forward in the stream of VKei, but…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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[Tagless Tag] My Pirate Crew is 2 Years Late but Still Very Powerful

As the title says and as you should learn to expect by now, this tag has been in my backlog forever before I randomly decided to engage with…

The Moyatorium

Ep. 11: Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 1

The international smash-sensation, Hiromu Arakawa’s FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, is the subject this week on Mangasplaining! How can a universally beloved series be anything but universally beloved? Well you’re about…

| Mangasplaining

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic   Related: Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (2nd season – included in review) Similar: Fullmetal Alchemist The Twelve Kingdoms Fairy Tail…

Nefarious Reviews

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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

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30 Days of Anime | Day 2 Favorite Anime – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Welcome back to Day 2 of my 30 days of anime tag/challenge. Today it is my favorite anime and I had to go in for my fave, Full…

The Wonder Of Anime

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