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Straight Build Preview: HGAC Gundam Deathscythe

With just more than a week before its release, Bandai Spirits has released the box art for the upcoming HGAC Gundam Deathscythe kit. After skipping the previous Gundam…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Fumetsu no Anata e – 04

「大きな器」 (Ookina utsuwa) "Large Vessel" World building involves a lot of heavy lifting, and that isn’t always the most gripping or elegant part of a story to watch play out.

Random Curiosity

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Fumetsu no Anata e – 04

World building involves a lot of heavy lifting, and that isn't always the most gripping or elegant part of a story to watch play out. Read more

Lost in Anime

S4E09 - How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?, A School Frozen in Time

In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy get locked in a school and forced to learn about exercise! How will they survive???Series Discussed: How Heavy are…

ScreenTone Club

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 05 – Hurry Up, But Don’t Run

Chise is honing her piloting skills while suggesting Yomogi and Koyomi combine Soldier and Striker, which turns out to be too top-heavy. There isn’t time for further training,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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LOVELY★END & Hoshi no Chime ga Kikoetara Doujinshi Lookthrough

I got some goodies from Japan recently, so let’s take a look at some doujinshi by an artist you probably have heard of! Warning: image-heavy post ahoy! Spoilers…

Daiyamanga

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Boku no Hero Academia S5 – 04

I’m glad this episode found a good degree of balance. It would have been really easy to just let Shinso mostly win this thing on his own to…

Anime Evo

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KonoSuba: God’s blessing on this wonderful world! (Episode 19) – Sightseeing in This Pitiful City!

Kazuma has a plan to get rid of the Runner Kite Hawks although it seems a little barbaric, even for Kazuma. It works, but then as they rest…

The Otaku Author

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CESTVS -The Roman Fighter- – Episode 1

On paper, this premiere is heavy stuff. Fortunately, it’s all portrayed with such staggering incompetence that the brutality lands with the impact of a discarded tissue.

Anime Feminist

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What’s your favorite tearjerker anime?

What’s your favorite title? What makes a sad series feel earned rather than cheap or manipulative? Do you find it harder to recommend a series with heavy themes…

Anime Feminist

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SHADOWS HOUSE – Episode 1

Here we have a series that hits pretty much every one of my buttons: an anime steeped in gothic aesthetics, themes about identity and perception, visual design that…

Anime Feminist

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Uma Musume - Pretty Derby S2 - Episode 13 [END] - Teiou Catches Up to Biwa

Uma Musume - Pretty Derby S2 - Episode 13 [END]. Heavy favorite Biwa Hayahide was on track to win the Arima Kinen race, but Teiou had a higher…

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Anime March Madness Overview

Adding madness to the challenge title was a good call. Watching 31 anime in 31 days was quite the task to take on. I had not really planned…

All About Anime and Manga

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Sentimental Trickster BL Game Review

Sentimental Trickster is drama heavy slice-of-life boys love visual novel developed by Lovenuts and published by Y Press Games. This game was a long time coming, five years…

Blerdy Otome

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Day Twenty-Eight: Adaptation. (MotM 2021)

Another short post today. Running out of time and work was heavy today.

The Visualist's Veranda

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Shingeki no Kyojin – Final Season – 14-15

Plot twists, pivots and deconstruction, with a heavy dose of nihilism to boot, its quite the different look for Shingeki no Kyojin. As we reach the so called…

Anime Evo

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My Wife is the Student Council President! (Episode 10) – Sawatari-san’s Midsummer Presentation

Hiyato helps Rin’s friend, Sawatari who has overdone it carrying heavy books, but while at the nurse’s room, she overhears something that spikes her suspicions. Will she uncover…

Ecchi Hunter

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon x ANNA SUI Special Collaboration Book Unboxing

I saw this coming out, and I just had to preorder this book and mini purse set! So was it worth it? Find out below! Warning: image-heavy post…

Daiyamanga

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yurimother:Light Novel ‘I’m in Love with the Villainess’ English-Language Alterations Draw Attention and Outrage; UPDATE: Seven Seas to Restore Cut ContentUPDATE: Seven Seas says they will revise…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

Light Novel ‘I’m in Love with the Villainess’ English-Language Alterations Draw...

Light Novel ‘I’m in Love with the Villainess’ English-Language Alterations Draw Attention and Outrage; UPDATE: Seven Seas to Restore Cut ContentFans on Twitter were quick to express their…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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Heavy Lies the Crown— A BL novel worth your time

Title: Heavy Lies the Crown Author: Pan Volumes: 1 Where to read: Tapas | 120 ink (web) | 96 ink (mobile one-touch unlock) It’s been a while and…

FujoshiTings BL Reviews

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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

A Tribute to Tokusatsu – SSSS Gridman Spoiler Review

“Tokusatsu” is a Japanese term for effects-heavy live action film-making. Most often, it’s associated strongly with a very particular few styles. Flashy costumes, suitmation monsters, and very often…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Horimiya – 8-9 [The Truth Deception Reveals/It’s Hard, but Not Impossible]

It makes sense that Horimiya would follow a heavy episode (like the one we got two weeks ago) with a lighter affair, so I was prepared for “The…

Star Crossed Anime

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1001 Nights in Andromeda

1001 Nights in Andromeda Manga Chapter 14-4 TV Episodes 103 - 104 Manga Chapter Summary: Many shots pass by the…

A Fan's Guide to Galaxy Express 999

Anime Review 183 Heavy Object

Anyone that has been following me for a long time you know that I have a complicated relationship with the Raildex franchise. It was a franchise that both intrigued and disappointed me. I found the setting of academy setting to be engaging as filled with mystery and lore in it.  It’s such a shame that the main series A Certain…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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How to Cook a Series: Domestic Girlfriend

Okay, let’s throw something on the floor here: You got this high school student named Natsuo. He’s got a heavy crush on this girl named Hina. In the…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

Wonder Egg Priority – 07

「14才の放課後」 (Juuyon-sai no Houkago) "After School at 14" It impresses me how Wonder Egg Priority doesn't shy away from exploring heavy concepts like self-harm and suicide, by handling these subjects…

Random Curiosity

OSMcast! Show #171: Lu Over the Wall

Oh, would you look at the time! As it so happens, almost a year ago we did a podcast on an anime movie from Science Saru, directed by…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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The Garden of Words.

Spoiler Free Using a sleepy Saturday afternoon I decided to watch a rather short film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Keeping true to his animation weather-heavy style,…

Otaku Post

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #153 – Best of 2020 with Dawn

Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins Evan and David to celebrate their favorite anime, manga, and video games of 2020 and look back on one hell of…

Ani-Gamers

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The burden of foreknowledge

When I decided to finally watch Clannad Afterstory this past weekend, I slowly began to notice that this weight had begun to morph into a heavy burden to…

Artificial Night Sky

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Wonder Egg Priority – 03/04 [A Bare Knife / Colorful Girls]

Billed for many as the most ambitious anime of this Winter season (myself included), Wonder Egg captures difficult, heavy topics with striking imaginaries and raw emotions from its…

Star Crossed Anime

The Dark Side of Time Travel

By Andrew Osmond. Anime Limited is releasing new editions of two landmark anime series, Erased (carrying the full 12-part anime) and Re: Zero (carrying the complete first season).…

All the Anime

Mangaka Are Flawed People Like You and I

If Shonen Jump is considered to be the “World’s Most Popular Manga,” then you can bet that the creators behind the magazine’s landmark series are some of the most…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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Winter 2021 Summary – Weeks 2-3

Wooper: There seems to be a consensus online that Winter 2021 is one of the strongest seasons in recent years, but not everyone agrees on which shows are…

Star Crossed Anime

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Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou – 16 – Escaping the Doom

In the fifth and final loop before Rika calls it quits, Satoko wakes her up in bed as usual, but she has a heavy fever and hurts “all…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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SK8 the Infinity – 02 [Awesome for the First Time]

Am I watching a 2021 anime series or a 2001 Jimmy Eat World music video? That’s the question I had to ask myself at a couple points during…

Star Crossed Anime

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Chainsaw Man and Women in Refrigerators

WARNING: HEAVY CHAINSAW MAN SPOILERS The manga Chainsaw Man by Fujimoto Tatsuki recently concluded “Part 1” of its story, and having heard fans both real and virtual praise…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Winter 2021 First Impressions: Horimiya, Cells at Work: Code Black, Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun

Horimiya Short Synopsis: Two Japanese teenagers have secret identities. Except they’re boring. Amun: The multi-coloured shadows are weird. Like the anime just randomly T-poses in different colours for…

Star Crossed Anime

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Egg Sale

The air is heavy. It’s been a rough week, with the events in DC, the world, and the pandemic. I find it bizarre that people would sweep things…

Empath Meets Anime

For the sake of Glory: The King’s Avatar Review

Probably the best eSports anime to date and its not even Japanese. My review about the story one man goes through for glory.

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

ONE ROOM ANGEL — HEAVY AS A FEATHER

I know I’ve been writing on almost nothing except Haikyuu and for those of you who don’t follow the series it was probably very boring. Or boring even…

IT'S YOUR FAULT THAT I'M NOT POPULAR!

Could This Be My Last Vita Game Ever?

And by “last”, I mean my last new game. Warning: image-heavy post ahoy! Item Info: ROOT√DOUBLE -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition ルートダブル~Before Crime After Days~Xtend edition…

Daiyamanga

Invaders of the Rokujouma!?, Vol. 34

By Takehaya and Poco. Released in Japan as “Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?” by HJ Bunko. Released in North America digitally by J-Novel Club. Translated by Warnis. This is a…

Manga Bookshelf

On a Major Loss in the Anime Community in 2020

I was browsing through Twitter today and I found out from a thread that it has been 7 months since the U.S. anime community lost one of its…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

Slayers: The Ghosts of Sairaag

By Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi. Released in Japan by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Released in North America by J-Novel Club. Translated by Elizabeth Ellis. Like virtually every English-speaking…

Manga Bookshelf

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

Review: Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy, Vol. 1

I once beat an old-school, combat-heavy, indie RPG called Geneforge 3 as a technical pacifist, never once performing an attack. There were combat-focused zones I couldn’t clear of…

Beneath the Tangles

Understanding Russian Anime Characters From History to the Present

This video examines how Japanese ideas about Russia were and are expressed in popular culture through anime characters. From the Cold War, to the 90s, and co...

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