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Weekly Round-Up, 5-11 January 2022: Winter Premieres, Animator Unionization, and New Higashimura Manga

AniFem Round-Up Tokyo 24th Ward – Episode 1 An ambitious, intriguing bit of spec-fic from the Steins;Gate author that’s already facing down production issues. Orient – Episode 1…

Anime Feminist

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Why Is CLAMP Like This, Part IV

12 Days of Aniblogging 2021, Day 10 Yet again I am here to review each CLAMP manga in chronological order. We've finally reached the 2010s, and yet again I…

Floating Catacombs

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Top 5 Characters Voiced By Miyano Mamoru

I don't give voice actors enough credit on my blog. They can really make or break a character and an anime, but other than Daisuke Ono I've never…

100 Word Anime

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Top 5 Anime Gadgets

Some anime feature impressive techs but it's those little anime gadgets that always capture my imagination. Here are five that I like!

I drink and watch anime

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30 Best Mystery Anime Series With Intrigue to Unravel

The term “mystery” tends to evoke images of hard-boiled detectives tracking down criminals, but mystery is a blanket term. A lot of situations can be mysterious, and that…

Recommend Me Anime

Seasonal Selection – Scarlet Nexus Episode 22

The time travel rules Say Karen is needed here That will take doing This was, in isolation, a better episode – it’s determined that the Kunad Gate will…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Ten Year Anniversary: Tribute To 2011’s Greatest Anime Series (Part 2 of 2)

Celebrating 2011 anime-- part 2. Penguindrum, Future Diary, Nichijou, Steins;gate, Yuru Yuri

Anime Rants

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The Exo-Drive Reincarnation Games Vol 1 Review

With it’s unnecessarily lengthy title, The Exo-Drive Reincarnation Games: All-Japan Isekai Battle Tournament is poking fun of isekai manga and light-novel tropes right out of the gate. Writte…

Al's Manga Blog

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Tokyo Dragon Chef (2020) by Yoshihiro Nishimura

Two former Yakuza start a new life opening a ramen restaurant in this lighthearted musical comedy about the joy of food. Recently released from jail, Tatsu (Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi)…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Steins;Gate MBTI

It's been 10 years since the Steins;Gate anime aired! In celebration, here's a writeup of the characters MBTI

Anime Rants

Steins;Gate

Title: Steins;GateGenre: Sci-Fi, ThrillerRating: 9.7/10 Summary: Steins;Gate is set in the summer of 2010, approximately one year after the events that took place in Chaos;Head, in Akihabara. Steins;Gate is about a group…

Anime Anthology

Rio Rainbow Gate!

Title: Rio Rainbow Gate!Genre: ComedyRating: 6.5/10 Summary: In an island casino called the Howard Resort, Rio Rollins Tachibana is a popular casino dealer with the ability to bring good luck to gamblers…

Anime Anthology

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Top 5: Use of Phones in Anime

There are so many anime that incorporate the use of phones into their story. So what are my favourite uses of phones in anime? And what are yours?

100 Word Anime

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Godzilla Singular Point (2021) [Anime Review]

Godzilla Singular Point; or, Kaiju;Gate      It’s about exploring the structure of the universe. In order to truly understand the world, we ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

Review: Leaping over the Dragon Gate (2020)

Leaping over the Dragon Gate 龙门相 China, 2020, colour, 2.35:1, 113 mins. Director: Xiao Yifan 肖一凡. Rating: 6/10. Blackly humorous crime story, set in snowy northeast China, is…

Sino-Cinema 《神州电影》

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Real Gamer? Don’t Know Her.

For those who don’t know, I am writing this blog for a class. It’s been a wild time trying to develop what I wanted to make this blog…

Say Words For Nerds

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First Impression: BUILD-DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK

A girl wakes up in the middle of a parking lot, and a boy, in a bed of asters at the foot of a tori gate. Cut to…

Beneath the Tangles

Border Mechs #01 — All Glory to Japan!

  What does this think it is, a Call of Duty game? Impressions: Oof. This lays on the nationalism and xenophobia thick and right out of the gate.…

Tenka Seiha

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The Importance of the Final Impression

With the recent ending of Seirei Gensouki which kind of left a sour taste in my mouth at least, I decided it was timely to revisit my thoughts…

100 Word Anime

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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 20 – “Lunar Gate”

Again, apologies for the delay between chapters! I have no excuse. But on the bright side, the next chapter is now available for download. This puts us halfway…

Moon's Cocoon

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Magia Record – 19 – Not a Bad Fate

While Kuroe struggles with trying to keep her Doppel under control so she can get back to Iroha, Yachiyo encounters Madoka, Sayaka, and Akemi…and it’s just an extremely…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

2nd Anniversary Special: Top 10 Anime Openings (Action and Non-Action lists)

Well, it’s that time of year again – time for a Top 10 list! This is one that’s probably going to be deeply contentious: there are so many…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Steins;Gate 0: The Despair Horizon

The question that every sequel to a popular series, both anime and not, is simply “did we need this?” Does the story they are telling in the follow…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Top 5: Character Poses

Everyone know anime characters like to pose but what are the top 5 anime character poses? These are my pick

100 Word Anime

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Tune of the Week(ish): Steins;Gate 0’s Fatima

I have mixed thoughts on Steins;Gate 0. I’m not finished it yet, but I am really trying to see what the entire point was, and it has really,…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Sensor GN

Sensor is easily one of the strangest Junji Ito yarns to date, combining Christian mythos, Lovecraftian beings, and a Heaven's Gate-style cult.

Anime News Network - Views

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Boku no Hero Academia S5 – 19

If nothing else things got pretty serious with this episode. Of course the horrors that All for One could unleash was already fairly well understood. But this episode…

Anime Evo

Time to Fail – RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time Spoiler Review

If my last two reviews hadn’t been so generally positive, I’d feel like I was picking on Takuya Satou. In case you’re wondering, he’s the man who directed…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Otherside Picnic (Episode 12) – Sorawo and Toriko

Sorawo and Toriko are up against the Kakandara which is desperately trying to stop the American soldiers from returning home. It even seems to be aware of the…

The Otaku Author

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Anime Series Like Cheat Pharmacist’s Slow Life – Making a Drugstore in Another World

Formerly a corporate slave, Reiji was transported to another world. Using his skills, he started making potions that were effective, and most importantly, didn’t taste like absolute garbage.…

Recommend Me Anime

El Psy Congroo – Steins;Gate Spoiler Review

So, Steins;Gate… I’ve talked about the Science Adventure series before, and brought up this show many other times. On one side, it’s amazing that I haven’t given it…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Otherside Picnic (Episode 11) – Operation Rescue U.S. Forces

Sorawo and Toriko return to the cafe with Lady Hasshaku’s hat in order to see if they can open a gate to the Otherside and find the American…

The Otaku Author

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Steins;Gate [Review]

Steins Gate Some context before I jump in. (Just doing this to show how good this show was)Back before I watched Steins;Gate I used to not be interested…

shadikk's Blogspot

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Top 6 Anime Mad Scientists

Who doesn't love a good anime mad scientist? You would have to be crazy not to! See what I did there?!? Meet 6 of my favourites!

I drink and watch anime

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Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu – 01 [First Look]

It is tough for an isekai to make a good mark in present times. Seasons are so saturated with them that it is easy to either tune out…

Anime Evo

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New York Asian Film Festival Announces 20th Edition for August 6 – 22

On August 6, 2021, the New York Asian Film Foundation and Film at Lincoln Center will kick off the 20th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival…

VCinema

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New York Asian Film Festival Announces 20th Edition for August 6-22

On August 6, 2021, the New York Asian Film Foundation and Film at Lincoln Center will kick off the 20th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival…

VCinema

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Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 24 Review

Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 24: Zorzal has one option left: leverage his jailed sister to keep the throne. What will Itami do?

Crow's World of Anime

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Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 23 Review

Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 23: It's raining men! The JSDF paratroopers descend into Zorzal's city. Can they rescue the hostages?

Crow's World of Anime

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Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song – 13 (Fin) – Mission Accomplished

The finale to Vivy, entitled simply Fluorite Eye’s Song, hits all the right notes, as our titlar AI diva gets her second and final chance and doesn’t waste it. I’m…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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My Top 5 Anime With Time Travel

I love stories with time travel so whenever I find an anime that uses it, it gives me a little thrill. Here are 5 anime with tie travel.

I drink and watch anime

Ikebukuro West Gate Park

The ingredients for a simple but effective crime thriller are here, which may make wonder why you have heard so little about it. The reasoning becomes apparent: despite…

Anime News Network - Views

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Anime Series Like Tokyo Revengers

For Takemichi Hanagaki, his second year of middle school was when he peaked. He had a small amount of respect as a thug, a loyal group of friends,…

Recommend Me Anime

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Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 22 Review

Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 22: The Pied Piper still targets Leilei with the help of a traitor. Pina's situation gets worse.

Crow's World of Anime

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Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 21 Review

Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 21: Sherry refuses to look away from the soldiers as they fight to protect her. Lelei in danger...

Crow's World of Anime

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Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 20 Review

Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 20: Zorzal unleashes the new Oprichnina on his enemies. Sherry's family are in its sights.

Crow's World of Anime

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Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 19 Review

Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 19: Zorzal's plans take shape. Lelei -- and Tuka and Rory -- claim Itami. Arpeggio has had enough.

Crow's World of Anime

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Tech Otakus Save The World – Robotics;Notes Elite – Review

Today I’m going to review yet another visual novel! This time we’re going to talk about Robotics;Notes Elite, another entry in the Science Adventure series. You might already…

Blisscast

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Anime Series Like Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

In a theme park ran by AI, there is a lonely stage where the first-ever autonomous humanoid sings in order to fulfill her mission of making everyone happy…

Recommend Me Anime

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Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 18 Review

Gate Thus the JSDF Fought There Episode 18: Lelei prepared for her dissertation, but her sister is displeased. Peace talks try to begin.

Crow's World of Anime