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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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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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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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50 Must-Watch Slice of Life Anime

After months of watching and re-watching dozens of slice of life anime, I can finally present my 'definitive' slice of life anime list!Support me on Patreon:...

Leepsilon

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…

Beneath the Tangles

Genshin Impact's Homage to Anime | Anime Studio Spotlight

Canipa discusses how a group of hardcore anime fans became animation experts through creating the cutscenes of Honkai Impact 3rd and eventually found themsel...

The Canipa Effect

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…

Beneath the Tangles

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 Perfect Introduction of Hyouka's First Mystery [Remastered]

Hyouka's first episode is a masterpiece from start to finish, but what if I told you that all of the usual "introductory" matters are handled all within the…

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Top 5 Anime Like Oregairu :

Anime Like Snafu Anime Like Oregairu Here are five anime like oregairu

The Lost Otaku

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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

Miscellaneous Musings #6 - A Novel Adaptation of Hyouka Episode 22

On this miscellaneous musings we take start a trilogy of Hyouka discussions specifically about the novels. Unsurprisingly we begin with a discussion of adaptation, the final episode versus…

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How Senjougahara's Voice Acting Influences Our First Impression

The next edition of the 5-hour Analysis Blitz asked me to talk about the voice acting in the first episode of Bakemonogatari - which was quite the hard…

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[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

Oregairu's Genuine Scene - Subtext to Text and Beyond

Oregairu (My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected / Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru) is one of my favorite romance anime, especially Season 2…

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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…

LitaKinoAnimeCorner

Classical Musicians "React" to Evangelion!

A discussion about how Evangelion’s use of classical music can be interpreted. A lot of folks seem to miss the music-based content we used to do so here…

The Cartoon Cipher

You Gotta Watch Babylon - Interrogation Done Right

Front-runner for the new season is a crime thriller which isn't exactly surprising...but it isn't Psycho-Pass Season 3. Babylon came out of nowhere to impress with incredible tight…

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Clair de Lune - A Thematic Journey Through Anime

As I've had some serious writers block - I decided to challenge myself to edit a "thematic evolution" without using the same anime twice in the video. Clair…

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The Mysterious Origin of Wrath - Hyouka Episode 6 Analysis

After the Sekitani Jun Arc we have a quick breather of two standalone episodes. This episode features a discussion of the seven deadly sins, Chitanda getting angry, and…

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Are Original Stories Superior to Adaptations?

Are original stories superior to stories that are being adapted into a new medium? We answer that question by plunging into a tangible benefit of adapting material and…

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Notes on Hyouka as an Exploration of Detective Fiction

This is a repost of Notes on Hyouka as an Exploration of Detective Fiction as published on Altair & Vega on July 5, 2012. As the post’s original…

atelier emily

My Inadequate Tribute to KyoAni

This week, an angry man barricaded the exits of one of Kyoto Animation's studio buildings and started a fire. Thirty-three workers died in the attack. The rest of…

🦊 Against Moe

The Spring Term Special Strawberry Tart Case

米澤穂信 ( Y ONEZAWA Honobu , born 1978) is probably best known outside Japan for a series of everyday life mysteries, starting with 氷菓 (hyouk...

My Japanese bookshelf

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Fan-made Videos are Better than the Actual Anime: Top 3 Favorite AMV’s

Hey, long time no see.  These last few months I was pronounced MIA.  My lack of motivation to write and major events, i.e., graduating and moving out of…

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