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Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Episode 5) – Showdown

Dark Schneider and Sheila find the fire god Efreet blocking their way. And since Dark Schneider doesn’t know any cold spells, it’s not looking good. If he uses…

The Otaku Author

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Taking a look at the obscure 90s anime OVA, Heavy

Heavy. An obscure anime OVA from 1990, made by the director behind Legend of the Galactic Heroes and the studio behind Mushishi. This series piqued my interest due…

Anime Top Scholar

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Bookshelf Briefs 2/28/24

Blue Box, Vol. 8 | By Kouji Miura | Viz Media - After a couple of volumes that have been heavy on the sports, it makes sense that…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Fuwa Fuwa!

Reading this post’s title, you might be wondering, What is fuwa fuwa? And more importantly what is Fuwa fuwa anime? Fuwa fuwa is a Japanese term meaning fluffy…

Anime Hanabi

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Winter 2024 Season Week 8

The is definitely the week where a lot of episodes resolved or at least pushed the heavy conclusions from last week while others had their heavy episodes that…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Episode 4) – Invasion

Dark Schneider leads Sheila Tuel Metallicana and her knights to Gara’s fortress. Sheila is ready to fight, but she’s just getting in the way. Dark Schneider decides to…

The Otaku Author

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Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Episode 4) – Invasion

Dark Schneider leads Sheila Tuel Metallicana and her knights to Gara’s fortress. Sheila is ready to fight, but she’s just getting in the way. Dark Schneider decides to…

The Otaku Author

Dosanko Gal wa Namara Menkoi - Episode 7 - 10 Second Anime

Tsubasa agrees to Rena’s tutoring to achieve top ten scores on his final exams. But Minami grows jealous. Dosanko Gal wa Namara Menkoi - Episode 7

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Doctorkev’s Thoughts on the Winter 2024 Anime Season — New Shows

Yesterday, I covered this unexpectedly heavy anime season’s returning shows and sequels. This time, it’s the turn of a surprisingly strong…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

You are going to carry that weight: Revisiting Cowboy Bebop [Editorial]

  Men always seem to think about their past before they die, as though they were frantically searching for proof that they truly lived. ~ Je...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Episode 3) – Abduction

Knowing that the Lords of Havoc are hoping to revive the evil god Anthrax, Metallicana puts together a force to fight back against them. For this, they will…

The Otaku Author

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Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Episode 2) – Rampage

The kingdom of Metallicana is under attack once more. The Four Lords of Havoc have sent a hydra to take care of the one using Venom. Yoko summons…

The Otaku Author

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Bastard‼ Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (Episode 1) – The Arrival

The kingdom of Metallicana was under attack from the Dark Rebel Army and seemingly had no chance of surviving. That was until Yoko released the mighty wizard Dark…

The Otaku Author

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Weekly Round-Up, 24-30 January 2024: Racial Profiling Lawsuit, KyoAni Arson Trial, and Blogging Burnout

Content Warning: This week’s round-up includes a number of heavy topics including sexual abuse, racial profiling, suicide, and hate crimes AniFem Round-Up Anime Feminist Recommendations of Fall 2023…

Anime Feminist

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[MMV] Goodnight Punpun x My Time

Here's my Goodnight Punpun MMV! Might be a change of pace from my normal stuff, but I hope you still enjoy it! Also, if you plan to read Goodnight Punpun,…

NinjaristicNinja

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Heavy Object

Heavy Object is a series of light novels set in a future where the world has fractured into four world powers, each possessing a different ideological basis for…

Hexa Blog

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Winter 2024 Season Week 3

I don’t know how this week turned out to be the heavy and messed up one, but it’s certainly given me a lot to think about. Especially when…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Winter 2024 Taste Test: The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil

Have previous seasons always been this heavy on the sadism? Because yet again, in a place I didn’t expect it, is another instance of chains and collars. Only,…

Anime B&B

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A Review of You Cannot Kill David Arquette

You Cannot Kill David Arquette is a film about righting a wrong. In 2000, David Arquette won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in a storyline decided upon by…

Ostensibly Extant

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The Obscure OVA From The Wild Adapter Manga

When I first looked into Araiso.. Private High School Student Council Executive Committee, I knew this was gonna be an anime I loved. Boy was I wrong. Talk about catfishing. It…

animebackwhen

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Anime OVAs You Missed - Tales of Yajikita College (1989)

Yajikita Gakuen Dōchūki This are the Tales of Yajikita College. From the 1989 J.C Staff OVA adapted off a 24 year long running manga. Shinokita Reiko (Kita) and Yajima Junko (Yaji)…

animebackwhen

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A 90s Shoujo You Need To Know

Baby Love The age old story of childhood love.. this little girl swears to be this guys bride someday.. And he replies.. So only 4 years later.. She.. Turns into her.. and…

animebackwhen

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Doctorkev’s Autumn 2023 Anime Postmortem — Crunchyroll Part 1

It’s been one hell of a heavy season for anime, with such a high concentration of fantastic shows crammed into the last three months of…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Sorcery in the Big City - Another Christmas Anime Gem

Itazura Majo to Nemuranai Machi When you throw on sorcerey in the big city.. The first thing you’ll be taken back by is the phenomenal Christmas themed setting with the…

animebackwhen

Hyakkano - Episode 12 [END] - Girls Drool

The girls kept telling each other not to drool over Prince Nano kissing the crossdressing Rentarou-chan as they drooled! Hyakkano - Episode 12 [END]

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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A Very GLORIO 2023: I don’t know what I expected.

Iro looks back on the media of 2023 and considers what he expected to get and what he wanted to get.

The Glorio Blog

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On my Radar for Winter 2024: New Series and Slim Pickings!

Fall 2023 is rapidly coming to an end and it has been a big season with a lot of heavy hitters. I don’t think the same can be…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Popcorn Pulse 211: Aims Long

More Bond for the Bond god. We’ve got a whole crate of Gold Bond medicated powder. Because all these movies are old and old people like talc. Plus…

Anime Pulse

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Quick Dive into 'The Midnight Parasites' | Yoji Kuri's Surreal Vision Explored"

Why do dogs bark.. Cats meow, Birds chirp.. Spiders make webs, or squirrels and other animals run in front of moving vehicles on purpose. Why do healthy people get cancer out the…

animebackwhen

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Stuff Back from After-Sales Support: SND “The One” (IDW Optimus Prime)

Upon its announcement, I really became interested with SND’s “The One,” their take on one of the IDW designs for Optimus Prime. Mostly because of how the figure…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Anime OVAs You Missed - Handsome Girl (1992)

From 1988 - 1992 A manga ran 9 volumes by the name of Handsome na Kanojo, translating to handsome girlfriend.. often shortened to handsome girl. Hagiwara mio. 15 year…

animebackwhen

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A Ninja Alien Blood Bath! Kyomu Senshi Miroku (1989)

Here we go again bringing to light yet another hidden gem that noone acknowledges anymore, if they ever did. Following a war between two factions that go back…

animebackwhen

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Fall 2023 Anime Season Week 10

This week is truly one that you can tell the season is ending. Basically because each one has hit incredibly hard in their own ways. Some have been…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Rumiko Takahashi's Failed Boxing Anime

Ichi-Pondo no Fukuin 1 Pound no Fukuin So Today another animebackwhen triliogy comes to a close with Rumiko Takahashi’s One Pound Gospel. A 1 hr OVA from 1988 based on a…

animebackwhen

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Another 90s Boxing Anime That Went Away As Quick As It Came

Heavy (1990) is the.. other 90s boxing anime we’ll be getting into this week, and tho it’s not as thematically, dramatically, aesthetically, or electrically exciting.. it’s still something…

animebackwhen

Holiday Review #6: I DON'T KNOW WHICH IS LOVE

 OK, that's enough heavy stuff.  We need to move on to something lighter, something more frivolous, and something much, much gayer. I DON'T ...

The Manga Test Drive

Holiday Review #6: I DON'T KNOW WHICH IS LOVE

 OK, that's enough heavy stuff.  We need to move on to something lighter, something more frivolous, and something much, much gayer. I DON'T ...

The Manga Test Drive

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132 - Petshop of Horror vol. 7

Today we talk about the importance of character-based story telling superseding social and political commentary, be it human trafficking, weight loss and police brutality. Albeit a fantasy story,…

We Appreciate Manga

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Goblin Slayer Season 2: Episode 8 Review

Surf’s up, Gobbos. The eighth episode of Goblin Slayer Season 2 has aired. The attack on the Goblin Horde begins in earnest in this episode. Will things go…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal Fantasy- -Hell’s Requiem Arc- : Conquering One’s Self

Sometimes, Netflix Can be Good Guys, it’s Coldrain. I feel like that is a hot take considering how the whole Netflix jail thing is stuck into people’s minds.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Goblin Slayer Season 2: Episode 7 Review

It’s the little character moments that I love the most. The seventh episode of Goblin Slayer Season 2 has aired. A dinosaur has rolled up to the village…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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Goblin Slayer Season 2: Episode 6 Review

So, this is an elephant? Checks out. The sixth episode of Goblin Slayer Season 2 has aired. The group has fallen into a Goblin ambush on the river…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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128 - Petshop of Horrors vol. 3

Dog lovers will love this one yet we are now seeing author Akino experiment with the characters. She also explores some social commentary and posing morally difficult questions.…

We Appreciate Manga

RGM-111X Heavygun II

General Information Unit type: mobile suitOverall height: 15.8 metersFull weight: 23.3 metric tonsArmament: vulcan gun x 2, beam rifle x 1, beam saber x 1, 4-tube grenade rack…

MAHQ

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Goblin Slayer Season 2: Episode 5 Review

May the embrace of the goddess cleanse them of impurity. The fifth episode of Goblin Slayer Season 2 has aired. The training camp arc has ended and thus…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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Netanyahu and Hamas

I realize this has inadvertently become a rather Israel-heavy blog in the past year or so, only because I visited Israel this past summer, and have been just…

上り口説 Nubui Kuduchi

Goblin Slayer S2 - Episode 4 - Priestess Earns Steel-Rank Tag

Priestess had worried about not advancing her adventurer rank, but rescuing trainees from goblins earned a new tag. Goblin Slayer S2 - Episode 4

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Goblin Slayer Season 2: Episode 4 Review

And so a new adventuring duo sets out. Where their story will take them is anyone’s guess. The fourth episode of Goblin Slayer Season 2 has aired. Goblins…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

Kingdoms of Ruin #04 — Behold My Lemon

  …Okay, but why do you even have a lemon? Impressions: A pretty boring exposition-heavy episode mostly about things that don't actually matter, especially in the first half.…

Tenka Seiha

Goblin Slayer S2 - Episode 3 - Guild Girl Talks to Goblin Slayer

Guild Girl visited the Guild's brand-new training facility. Who are we kidding? She stopped by to see Goblin Slayer. Goblin Slayer S2 - Episode 3

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds