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Pre-2000s Anime With Multi-Channel Audio

This list is a work in-progress. I don’t care that much about “home theater” setups myself but I figured this would be a helpful list to make as…

Genga Land

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 6: Texhnolyze, Viewtiful Joe, Heat Guy J

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

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10 Obscure 90s Anime Worth Watching

Among the well-known 90s anime classics exist hundreds of obscure shows, OVAs, and movies. If you're on the hunt for a new show, start here!

90sanime.com

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My beautifully dark escapist fantasy

This 2.5D dream has finally been realized in the way not many might have been expecting, but offers an interesting proposition to the onlooker: Vtubers present casual escapism.…

Artificial Night Sky

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The Exciting Times of 90s Cyberpunk Anime

Looking for the best in 90s cyerpunk anime? Look no further, this is your guide to the best cyberpunk anime the decade has to offer.

90sanime.com

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Secret Santa Review: Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and currently run by the AGC Podcast — where the gifts are…

Ani-Gamers

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What Makes Anime, Anime?

It used to be anime was animation from Japan. That was why in the old, pre-Internet days it was often called Japanimation. It was known for being stiff,…

Japan Powered

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Does it Hold Up? Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

This uncertainty towards a shadowy entity on the periphery of our society, manipulating its many tiers, is exactly the framework which is utilized within the classic anime series.…

Anime News Network - Views

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Interview: Director Mamoru Oshii Reflects on His Anime Classic Beautiful Dreamer

Back when Anime Now! was on its last legs, I got to interview acclaimed Ghost In The Shell director Mamoru Oshii. Sadly, that interview never had the chance…

Biggest In Japan

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society

Title: Ghost in the Shell: Solid State SocietyGenre: Sci-FiRating: 7.0/10 Summary: In 2034, two years after the events of 2nd GIG, it is revealed that Major Motoko Kusanagi has left counter-terrorism task force…

Anime Anthology

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Interview: A Philosophical Talk with Legendary Director Mamoru Oshii

Back when Anime Now! was on its last legs, I got to interview acclaimed Ghost In The Shell director Mamoru Oshii. Sadly, that interview never had the chance…

Biggest In Japan

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Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots: 20 Anime Series Featuring Intelligent Technology

You know what’s strange? We have never been further along with research into robotics, yet the popularity of intelligent technology anime has fallen off significantly. Finding a good…

Recommend Me Anime

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #163 – Star Wars Is Anime

Much to our chagrin it’s time to talk about Star Wars content. Evan reviews Star Wars: Visions, a surprisingly varied anthology from star anime creators like Hiroyuki Imaishi…

Ani-Gamers

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #163 – Star Wars Is Anime

Much to our chagrin it’s time to talk about Star Wars content. Evan reviews Star Wars: Visions, a surprisingly varied anthology from star anime creators like Hiroyuki Imaishi…

Ani-Gamers

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Why Are Certain Legendary Anime Figures Not Good Anymore?

At this point, I think Rintaro is doing himself a favor by not making anime anymore.

Standing On My Neck

Weekly Manga Update: Magical Sempai, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, & More

Welcome to your weekly new manga update from Azuki! This time we’ve got new chapters for four great series, each revolving around characters who are a little ……

Azuki

S2E8 - Ghost in the Shell

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John, Jason, and guest host Dr. Brian Ruh discuss Mamoru Oshii's 1995 animated masterpiece, Ghost in the Shell. They spend a…

Heroic Purgatory

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Gundress (1999) [Anime Review]

Gundress; or, Mecha Charlie’s Angels      I lived according to your word. You were everything to me.Your eyes were like those of… a stray ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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The Strangely Sanitary Role of Police in Cyberpunk Anime

Have you ever noticed how often cyberpunk anime focus on law enforcement? Cyberpunk is the anti-establishment genre of sci-fi, one designed to showcase

Anime Herald

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Characters I Would Cosplay If I Still Sewed

I think most people who have been in the anime/manga sphere for awhile are aware of cosplay, i.e. costume play. It’s the practice of dressing up as a…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Why Does Vlad Love Exist?

It’s not everyday that you hear about Mamoru Oshii being behind a new anime production. You know, the guy behind the original Ghost in the Shell Film, Patlabor…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Black Magic M-66 (1987) [OVA Review]

Black Magic M-66; or, Do Androids Dream of Electric Granddaughters?      In all honesty, I don't know if any of this really happened. It's...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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The Amazing Staff of ‘Star Wars Visions’

Disney unveiled an exciting project at Anime Expo Lite on Sunday, July 8, revealing a previously announced animated anthology series for Star Wars. Originally

Anime Quarterly

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Angel Egg (1985)

Type: Brilliant! Synopsis: I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Pros: Angel Egg is an incredibly beautiful and though provoking anime film. It was created by Mamoru…

Gentlemanotoku's Anime Circle

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B: The Beginning- Ambitious but lacking

B: The Beginning is one of those Netflix produced original anime. It came out in 2018 and the studio behind it is Production IG. Yes, the studio behind…

Anime Reviews

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The new generation of the 1990’s

More than the Kanada school, whose members appeared throughout  the 80s, this new group of animators deserves the word “generation”. The six major animators I will focus on…

Animétudes

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40 Anime on ANIMAX in South Africa

2007-2010 South Africa’s DSTV provided the channel ANIMAX. It was a TV network that offered English dubbed anime. Here is a list of 26 anime that the channel…

All About Anime and Manga

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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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Ex-Arm – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Ex-Arm   Similar: Ghost in the Shell Akira Guilty Crown   Watched in: Japanese Genre: Action Science Fiction Length: 12 episodes   Positives: Nothing Negatives: Uglie…

Nefarious Reviews

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Ghost in the Shell – Manga Review

Japanese Title: Koukaku Kidoutai: The Ghost in the Shell   Related: Ghost in the Shell 1.5 (included in review) Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface (included in…

Nefarious Reviews

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Happy Women’s History Month – Powerful Females Tag

I am among the later contributors to this tag, forgive me Annie! I really like the prompt a lot and I wanted to put some serious thought into…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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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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On Japanese Cinema – A 10-Part Patreon Exclusive Examining the 100+ Year History of 日本映画 “Nihon Eiga”

“Japanese Cinema: A 10-Part Choose Your Own Adventure in Subtitles!” Addressing such age-old questions as: What is reality? Did George Lucas rip-off Japanese Cinema in the production of…

Niko's Floating World ニコの浮世

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On Waifus

Well, I can’t just talk about husbandos, and not talk about the better halves. It just wouldn’t be right. I also just happen to like follow ups because…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The History of Anime: Part 4 – Taking Over The World

The anime industry reached its artistic high point in the 1980’s, but the good times wouldn’t last. The Japanese stock market crashed in 1991, thanks to (what else?)…

Starting Life From Zero

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13 Cyberpunk Anime Series That Revel in Futuristic Technology

While Cyberpunk 2077 may have floundered a bit, it has reminded people what they appreciate about the genre – or forced them to remember it. The cyberpunk genre…

Recommend Me Anime

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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

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex(Anime Review)

I am right now on a journey to watch some of the highly rated older anime and was confused about which one to watch. I thought maybe I…

Just Another Anime Blog

The Cyberpunk World of Akudama Drive | Anime Studio Spotlight

(VISUAL SPOILERS FOR AKUDAMA DRIVE)Canipa takes a look at the unique cyberpunk world of Kazutaka Kodaka's Akudama Drive and discusses the ways that the backg...

The Canipa Effect

Mystery Box of Misery Volume 1: Boy Meets Misery

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

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Sensou Douwa: Tako ni Natta Okaasan

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

#OshiiOct Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence – Makings of Humans

I once again ask you guys; how do you follow up an almost perfect film. You are the original director of a film and you are tasked to…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

#OshiiOct Ghost in the Shell (1995): Blue Transcendence

There has been a lot of things that I’ve been worried to write about. Anime like Evangelion, FLCL, Utena, and Kyousougiga. That last one is one I’ve finally…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Anime On the Big Screen: “Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul”

Venue: Dendy Cinemas, Level 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra City, ACT Date: Thursday 8 October 2020 Distri...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den

In these disastrous times since the 2016 US election, I've taken solace in watching (and endlessly rewatching) The Great British Baking Sho...

Collectr's Blog