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First Impression: Sakugan

A little girl is running from a man with a gun through a sci-fi city. The tension grows. He is near. He looms over the square, then jumps.…

Beneath the Tangles

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A Long Time Coming: King Fang

About four years ago, a gentle Swede who goes by the handle Go no Ken found a rare VHS tape of the 1978 TV special Daisetsuzan no Yuusha…

Collectr's Blog

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Mecha Anime Was Always About The Characters | GITM Podcast Ep. 101

Mecha anime pretty much always concerns the characters in it. Although this may sound like a fact to some, other people have a different viewpoint. In this episode…

Get In The Mecha

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100 Days of Anime – Day #2: Favourite Anime You’ve Watched So Far (One of…)

I have talked about Hunter x Hunter more than I could ever imagine. I’ve also talked a lot about my second favourite, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and the…

AHOGE GIRL

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The Otakusphere: Devil’s Candy, moe Zombies and when did Lelouche get this popular?

Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are out there in Internet land. By my reckoning, it is Sunday in my little corner of the hinterlands, so it’s…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Best Protagonist in Anime

Code Geass is one of the most popular anime of all time, and more than that, it’s a personal favorite. It reinvigorated my interest in mecha, especially when…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Anime Review 11 Kill La Kill

Studio Gainax has a survival story, despite having humble beginnings during the early 90s economic crisis the studio has produced one of the most iconic anime ever made…

TakamakiJoker Anime 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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Artist spotlight: Hiroyuki Imaishi

Hiroyuki Imaishi is no doubt the most important artist to rise out of the Kanada school in the last 25 years: the renewal he contributed to trigger with…

Animétudes

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Gainax and the Neo-Kanada Renaissance

1998 was one of the most important years in the history of the Kanada school. On the one hand, it was when Yoshinori Kanada himself left Japan—and, with…

Animétudes

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My Top 5 Manga/Anime

Time to judge! If you are going to read my views on manga/anime I feel it is right for you to understand my taste and as I said…

Undercover Otaku

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With a Sharp Grin: 15 Anime Characters With Shark Teeth

While there are those who enjoy the cute little moe fang, there are others who demand a whole mouth of sharp teeth. For some characters, they can come…

Recommend Me Anime

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Top 5 Anime Religions

This is my list of fiction religion found in anime that I think bring something to the story. I would love to learn about yours.

I drink and watch anime

MangaTokyo Exhibition Panel – Shigeto Koyama, Yoh Yoshinari & Tsuyoshi Kusano (December 9th 2018)

The post Manga<->Tokyo Exhibition Panel – Shigeto Koyama, Yoh Yoshinari & Tsuyoshi Kusano (December 9th 2018) appeared first on Full Frontal.

Full Frontal

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 01 (First Impressions) – Battle, Go!!

Like its predecessor Gainax, Trigger is known for ambitious, sumptuous, stylish, and sometimes chaotic action bangers that usually pay tribute or homage to anime history in some way.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Who The Hell Do You Think I Am? – Gurren Lagann Spoiler Review

Now, here’s a show I’ve alluded to before – the whirlwind of illogical, enjoyable energy known as Gurren Lagann. Part of me wants to just jump right in,…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Holy Week and Anime: Arise

Gurren Lagann, the classic series by Gainax, is known for its bombastic attitude, expressed through its animation, characters, and music. But it’s also famed for a certain character’s…

Beneath the Tangles

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Otafu Susume 38 – Believing in the Movie That Believes in You (Gurren Lagann the Movies)

It's been 14 years since Gurren Lagann first came out and otaku spouses decide to re-watch it despite one of them forgetting everything.

ANIBROS ☆ CREATIVE

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Top 5 Red-Heads (Female)

Here we are with my very first top 5 list. Naturally I chose a topic near and dear to my heart and that is counting down my favourite…

100 Word 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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Morphing Animation – An Art of Control & Manipulation

Morphing cuts and sequences involve the animated transition of a subject from one form to another. These are pretty complex on the basis that they take many factors…

Full Frontal

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Five)

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

Beneath the Tangles

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Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

In this review of Gunbuster 2, also known as Diebuster, I compare this 20th-anniversary anime to Gainax's original hit series.

DoubleSama

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16 Good-But-Not-Too-Weird Anime Series to Watch With Your Parents

For younger anime fans, even today their parent may not be fully familiar with what anime is. To them, it might seem little different than the cartoons on…

Recommend Me Anime

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Gurren Lagann – An Animation Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 82

I’ve always found Gurren Lagann quite an attractive anime.  From its inspiring message to its varied cast, it simply had so many things I like in a single…

Get In The Mecha

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Does Gurren Lagann Survive the Test of Time?

At this point, between the essay on Evangelion that inspired this series, and the initial installment about Code Geass, that this series has only focused on mecha anime.…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Gunbuster

Gunbuster is Gainax's first hit anime. In this review of the series, I discuss my favorite sci-fi concepts it uses.

DoubleSama

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Little Witch Academia: A Good Trigger anime?

Trigger isn’t a studio I’ve had much experience with. The only Trigger anime I’ve reviewed was the rubbish Kill La Kill. Some people also count Gurren Lagann as…

Anime Reviews

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BACK ARROW – Episode 1

It's familiar, like Gurren Lagann meets Escaflowne---but familiar doesn't have to mean bad.

Anime Feminist

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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

Secret Santa Review: Basquash!

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

Ani-Gamers

What's ACTUALLY Wrong with the Dragon Maid Dub?

The English Dub for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has become infamous within the anime community for various rewritten lines. While we do think it’s unfair th...

The Cartoon Cipher

Fate Versus Choice – Did Yoko’s Kiss Kill Kamina?

I am the odd sheep out, but Yoko’s kiss didn’t kill Kamina.

Fortress William

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What Am I Watching? | GITM Podcast Ep. 72: A Fillersode

This week has been a weird week in the podcast schedule for a few reasons, so I decided to put together a little ‘fillersode’ discussing what I have…

Get In The Mecha

Anime Gift Recommendations

By Andrew Osmond. If you’re buying anime as a present for someone this Christmas, here are our recommendations! If they like action… Cowboy Bebop may have spaceships, but…

All the Anime

The Best First Episodes of Anime | Glass Reflection

The first episode of a show is supposed to grab you, get you interested and keep you that way as you decide if you want to keep watching…

Glass Reflection

Reviewing Fall 2020 Anime First Episodes, pt. 1 (ft. @Caribou-kun & Dunekun)

Seasonal anime podcast time, my ningens. As is our SWORD DUTY, we'll be going through each and every new anime airing in Fall 2020 to give our thoughts…

KHANTEHNT!

Breaking Down The Legend of Korra's Incredible Animation | Animator Spotlight

(VISUAL SPOILERS FOR THE LEGEND OF KORRA) Canipa breaks down the animation and creation of Legend of Korra to establish how Bryan and Mike's team worked hand...

The Canipa Effect

Falling in love… 1000 times later

These are the girls I used to fall in love with, and here’s to the girls who I have yet to meet.

Artificial Night Sky

Why Do Anime Dubs Recast Actors?

Anime dub actors have very often been recast, so in this video we attempt to get to the bottom of why it happens sometimes (although there will always…

The Cartoon Cipher

What Inspired Gurren Lagann

It was never just a love letter to Super Robot anime. 00:00 Intro 02:24 Part I 21:33 Part II 43:47 Part III 1:02:52 Part IV 1:23:29 Part V…

Caribou-kun

The infamous Gurren Lagann episode that broke the internet

The reaction, and subsequent fallout, to episode 4 of Gurren Lagann was extreme, to say the least. In the immediate aftermath, bemused anime fans still buzzi...

Ghost of Animes

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – 27 (End) and Series Reflections

More than anything Gurren Lagann, like so many successful epic series, is personal. Read more

Lost in Anime

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – 26

My thoughts on this episode are so colored by my feelings about what happens in the next one that it's hard to discuss the one without bringing in…

Lost in Anime

Weekly Round-Up, 12-18 August 2020: Kotaku Work Culture, Witch Hat Atelier, and Ainu Lawsuit

AniFem Round-Up How Berserk’s Casca challenges the myth of the “Strong Black Woman” Jackson P. Brown explores how Berserk’s female lead averts stereotypes of one-dimensional, superhumanly tough Black…

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

Ani-Gamers Podcast #142 – BNA: Brand New Anime with Kyle Cardine

  There’s a new Trigger show out and naturally Evan is on the case. In this episode he’s joined by fellow Trigger super-fan Kyle Cardine from Crunchyroll to…

Ani-Gamers

“Who the Hell Do You Think We Are?” Gurren Lagann’s blunted message of liberation

A distinct antiauthoritarian spirit runs through Imaishi's works. Yet nowhere is the director's call for collective action more realized, but most glaringly compromised, than in the show that…

Anime Feminist