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Murder by Matchlight

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Me, Myself, And Manga, Part Deux

It’s the cusp of the New Year, and I might as well finish up 2023 with a year-end overview of the manga that I’ve read so far, as…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Fanart Friday x 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: Classics Club Christmas

Welcome to day two of this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Anime! Instead of a regular article today, we’re crossing over into our Fanart Friday series and this…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: My Life As An Anime

If you go to any YouTube comment section of a song video, you might come across a comment where someone’s like “Hey, I can really relate to this…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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It’s Spooky Season! – Day 10: Hyouka Episode 7

For many years I was kind of the de-facto anime provider for the anime club I attend. Mostly this was because I had been maintaining a version of…

Season 1 Episode 1 Anime Reviews

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15 Dialogue-Heavy Anime Where Talking Carries The Plot

Dialogue-dense anime certainly isn't for everyone, and it certainly isn't for those who watch with subtitles and have slower reading comprehension. Sometimes

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St. Pius V Corner: Curious About The Divine Mysteries Of Life

God’s economy is directed toward a single end in each of these lives: our salvation and good repute. Even if it is divided in two with regard to…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Currently watching: KyoAni backlog edition (Hyouka, K-On! S2)

Yeah, it’s a “currently watching” post about two decade-plus-old anime series made by the rightfully popular studio Kyoto Animation. Why write something like this? I wouldn’…

Everything is bad for you

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The Portrayal of Introverts in Anime

In anime, Introvert is one of the most common yet well executed personality trait where some goes as far as it turning into Social Anxiety, like in the…

Huno

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AniMarch Madness 2023: Play-in Matches

Welcome, March! And hello, AniMarch Madness! The craziness begins today with our six play-in matches (plus one exclusive to Patreon) to determine the final entrants into the field…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Me, Myself And Manga

When it comes to the topic of manga, I quickly tap out because although I’ve been involved in the anime sphere since 2016, I haven’t bothered to deal…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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5 Reasons To Skip: Hyouka

As low-stakes as the mysteries in Hyouka are, they still make unreasonable demands of the audience if they wish to participate.

Reasons to Anime

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Anime Series Like Gosick

Kujou Kazuya is a transfer student to the elite Saint Marguerite Academy in the Southern European country of Sauville. However, because of his Japanese

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Life in Colour - Haruhi, Hyouka & Clannad

Kyoto Animation believe in a beautiful world - though sometimes their heroes take some convincing. Today, I'm talking about three of my favourite shows - The Melancholy of…

Beyond Ghibli

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25 Wealthy and Elegant Oujo-sama Characters in Anime

She is beauty and she is grace, she is sometimes laughing right in your face. The ojou-sama, or proper young lady archetype, is one widely utilized in

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What’s Your Favourite Anime Genre?

There are so many genre within anime! I know that there seems to be a consensus that people who don’t watch anime assume it’s just all the same…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

The Castle Conundrum

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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The Case of the High School Mystery – Hyouka Spoiler Review

The basic premise of Hyouka is this: the main character is Houtarou Oreki, a high-school freshman who fancies himself an “Energy conversationalist”, which is to say he hates…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Playing Dumb – 15 Anime Series Where The Main Character Pretends to be Oblivious

We all expect our main characters to be a certain level of talented and clever, but them playing coy is a common character defense. Maybe they want to…

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She is Best Girl

One of the best shows of this season covered by an absolute novice, apologies in advance. MARIN KITAGAWA BEST GIRL BABY WOOOOOO ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ Timestamps: 0:00 - Disclaimer 0:28 - Story Recap 5:19 - But…

Allen

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5 Anime I Thought I Would Hate (but didn’t)

Sometimes there are anime you just know you're not going to like. These were 5 cases for me but it turns out, I was wrong!

I drink and watch anime

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Kyoto Animation: A Story Of Hope

Written by: Saumar Saikia (History, Batch of 2024) Kyoto Animations, also known as KyoAni, is a Japanese light novel publisher and animation studio. Over the years it has…

Zetsubō Free Zone

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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…

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Anime Review #67: Hyouka

Anyone who’s been to my Twitter is probably aware about how highly in regard I hold Hyouka. Indeed, I’m quite the promoter when it comes to this high…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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The True Mystery of Hyouka

I finally managed to watch Hyouka and now I know what everyone was on about. But there are still some mysteries to solve.

I drink and watch anime

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Anime Series Like The Detective is Already Dead

Kimizuka Kimihiko is a magnet for bad events. He constantly gets caught up in everything from witnessing drug deals to getting kidnapped. This time, he was forced to…

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Anime Review 195 Hyouka

If you would ask me what anime studio, I respect the most, it would be Kyoto Animation or KyoAni for short. Even since the days of Air in…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: 7 Favorite/Disliked Anime EDs

Apart from consuming hours upon hours of Stanley Cup playoff hockey action, namely those involving the upstart New York Islanders, I also find myself trawling across several other…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Hyouka Quote

Hey every one, these days I am experimenting with Canvas! I made yet another quote or famous line, so I hope you guys like it! It just a…

Anime and me

Episode 707: Log Hyouka: Destruction of the Kininarimasu!

This week on Anime Pulse we got curiosity that infected the Oreki, renting overweight men and woman, and the attack of the killer hay fever. Up first IRL…

Anime Pulse

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Recommend Me Slice of Life Anime

I’ve never quite been a fan of the slice of life genre. I’m unsure why but the pastel colour scheme, character relationships, and plot lines never quite interested…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Hyouka’s Ingenious Cinematography and Aesthetics

Expositions are boring. This was how I used to think for the longest time. I mean, who really wants to watch characters talking while sitting in a cafe…

Convoluted Situation

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Top 5 Anime Detectives

Since I love mysteries, I have gotten to know a lot of anime detectives. Some are better than others. These are my current 5 favouries.

I drink and watch anime

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Weekly Round-Up, 17-23 February 2021: Academic Fact-Checking, Signs of Affection, and The Eccentric Family

AniFem Round-Up How BL and Yuri Helped Me Face My Sexuality Cynthia Millsap shares her coming out journey and how BL and yuri helped her tackle her internalized…

Anime Feminist

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ADHD as Investigation: How Hyouka’s Chitanda carves space for herself as a leader

ADHD is often maligned as strictly a lack of the willpower necessary to concentrate, or a simple inability to ignore distractions. But through her investigations, Chitanda exhibits behaviors…

Anime Feminist

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11 Anime Series Where the Main Character Hates Everyone

Misanthropy – the general dislike of humankind. A sentiment even the most positive of us can get behind sometimes. In these anime series, the main character feels those…

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Give Into The Curiosity – #The25AniCheer

The minute we need to know something, Chitanda comes into my mind instantly. ARE YOU CURIOUS? AREN’T YOU?

LitaKinoAnimeCorner

20 Anime Series With Incredibly Intelligent Main Characters

Crafting a strong character is easy. Slap some muscle on that bad boy and put your budget in to visual affects – Bam! However, crafting an intelligent anime…

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Hyouka – Is A Season 2 Possible?

In this article, we're going to be discussing if a season 2 of Hyouka is possible and its potential release date.

Cradle View

What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!

One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite…

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Anime Series That Are Good For Practicing Your Japanese At Any Level

I won’t generalize the community by saying “everyone does it,” but chances are if you enjoy a lot of anime, you’ve had a thought that maybe you should…

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Q&A with Our New Staff: Josh, sleepminusminus, Joseph, and Paris!

Over the last couple of months, we’ve brought in four new staff members to join our ministry. A couple of them have been running our social media accounts…

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Guest Post: Love, Christianity, and Other (True) Delusions

Today’s guest post is by sleepminusminus, who previously wrote a wonderful article on Hyouka for us. Today, he posts on another beloved anime of that era: Chuunibyou, Love,…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

[One] This post is reserved for Kyoto Animation

I have no idea if I’ll do Kyoto Animation justice after all that happened this year, so here goes nothing. The moment I hear of a friend or…

atelier emily

#8 — Hyouka (2012)

Hyouka has always meant a lot to me for myriad personal reasons. It aired at a time when I still didn’t know who I was or what I…

atelier emily

We All Want To Belong And Hello Boys Love Again!

  I’m doing that thing. . . Remember in my plan forward for this blog that we watch, read and write. It’s happening and completely unplanned to watch…

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