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Yes My Dork: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for December 2022

I’m riding high off of three things: recent elections defied expectations, the VTubers of holoX have just been celebrating their one-year anniversaries, and it’s been 15 years of…

OGIUE MANIAX

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27 Anime Series Where The Main Character Has Amnesia

What is a quick and easy way to make an anime character relatable to the audience? Amnesia. No, it's not that we have all had our bouts amnesia…

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Chasing Sunsets in Puerto Princesa and El Nido

A timeless sunset at Nactan Beach in El Nido, Palawan. After spending a lovely four days at the Philippines’s #1 party destination, Boracay Island, I took a plane…

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Finding Paradise on Boracay Island

After spending a relaxing weekending in Manila, I decided to fly to the Philippines’s #1 getaway and party destination: Boracay Island. Boracay is a small island located in…

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A Lonely Island in the Distant Sea (절해고도, Kim Mi-young, 2021)

A dejected artist finds himself reconsidering his life’s choices when his teenage daughter drops out of education to become a Buddhist nun and he falls in love with…

Windows on Worlds

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah; or, There Can Only Be One      I nearly died on Lagos Island, along with my entire Garrison, but the dinosaur sa...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Exploring two of Cebu’s Best Diving Spots: Oslob & Moalboal

Swimming next to a whale shark is a memory you’ll hold for a lifetime! During my stay in Cebu, I decided to book snorkeling tours to two of…

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Cebu City Highlights & Bohol Island (Part 2)

A tiny Bohol Tarsier clings to a tree at the conservation area. After an adventurous day of getting acquainted with all of the major sights of Cebu City,…

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Cebu City Highlights & Bohol Island (Part 1)

Standing at the very top of Cebu City in Sirao Garden! Now that borders have finally opened in Japan and international travel isn’t as discouraged as it was…

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Blue Island (憂鬱之島, Chan Tze-Woon, 2022)

Chan Tze-Woon’s melancholy documentary places the protestors of today into the protests of the past and asks them what is Hong Kong that Hong Kong means to them.

Windows on Worlds

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The Most Confusing Anime Ever

Hello and welcome back to another video today we will be taking a look at what I call the most confusing anime ever this anime is titled Island…

WeebSack

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The Results Matter: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for November 2022

The new anime season is in full swing, but while I’m enjoying the hell out of so many things (like Gundam: The Witch from Mercury!), my mind is…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Return to Monkey Island Is Pretty Good… Even as a Newcomer! [PC]

So I know some consider it a sin to play this game without playing the others in the series, but that is exactly what I did and you…

cublikefoot

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First Impression: To Your Eternity S2

For forty years, Fushi has stranded himself on an island where his isolation is interrupted only by the occasional appearance of the Beholder, who warns him of coming…

Beneath the Tangles

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BLog: Dick Fight Island Vol. 2

BLog reviews recent boys love, yaoi and LGBTQ+ English translation manga. Dick Fight Island Vol. 2Story and art: Reibun IkeTranslation: Adrienne BeckPublisher: SuBLime MangaRelease Date: March 8, 2…

MJ Lyons Writes

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Nagi’s Island (凪の島, Masahiko Nagasawa, 2022)

A young girl begins to put the past behind her while comforted by an idyllic island community in Masahiko Nagasawa’s gentle human drama.

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The Island Closest To Heaven (1984) review

“This might be the purest idol-film Obayashi made and the clearest example of how Kadokawa wanted to exploit the audio-visual medium.”

psycho-cinematography

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The Man from Island West (西部來的人, Huang Ming-chuan, 1991)

Two indigenous men find themselves searching for a place to belong in a changing Taiwan in Huang Ming-chuan’s poetic drama.

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 271

In Boruto Episode 271, Hana-sensei takes her Academy students on an overnight trip to a deserted island. What could go wrong?

DoubleSama

Even the Good Homer Nods (Don Dracula)

The Roman poet Horace noticed that in the Iliad , Homer reintroduced a character that he had previously killed off. Horace's comment was "Qu...

Collectr's Blog

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The Island Closest to Heaven (天国にいちばん近い島, Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1984)

A young woman comes to a new understanding of herself while travelling abroad in Nobuhiko Obayashi’s laidback kadokawa idol movie.

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Review: Summer Time Rendering

Rating: A- When Shinpei Ajiro left his home island of Hitogashima to attend school in Tokyo, his childhood friend Ushio (whose family he had lived with since the…

USA Anime

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Why Did Eren Yeager Betray Humanity?   

The Fritz King saved his subjects and then erased their memories. Faced with worldwide hatred, Eren decides to betray humanity and save only Paradis Island.

In Asian Spaces

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Lupin the 3rd: Part 1 20 (Ludicrous Nonsense #LupinIII)

AstroNerdBoy reviews Lupin the 3rd: Part 1 20. Lupin tracks down thieves using his name to an island where they worship his grandfather.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 80s Kadokawa Years (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

Four more films by Nobuhiko Obayashi make their way into the UK on Blu-ray in a limited edition box set from Third Window Films.

The Normanic Vault

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Reader’s Corner: Mission: Yozakura Family (Vol. 1), Wandance (Vol. 2), and I Will Forget This Feeling Someday

Among the offerings we cover this week are a couple of one-volume releases from the mangaka of Beastars and the author of I Want to Eat Your Pancrease,…

Beneath the Tangles

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Time and time again, a classic island ghost story where K-Drama meets Anime: Tale of the Nine-Tailed vs. Summer Time Rendering

So the story goes, a person is drawn to an island off the coast of a city. Once there, they start to discover an eerie secret plaguing the…

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His Motorbike, Her Island (1986) review

Obayashi ensures that this narrative, after so many years, still succeeds in captivating and mesmerize the spectator.

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Mobseka 02 – Protagonist role stolen

Due to his efforts in the previous episode, Leon (the protagonist) has his life back to how he wanted it. He now has his own floating island, and…

Anime Ataraxia

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Rock-Troll Remake: “Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island“

Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island can be described as one of the most elaborate shitposts ever.  This doesn’t mean the film is bad—quite the opposite, in fact.…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Episode 739, “Luffy’s Rare Cards

On this week’s episode of The One Piece Podcast we have hosts Ed, Steve & Alex for our recap of One Piece Chapter 1061, “Future Island Egghead”! This week we are joined by special guest and…

The One Piece Podcast

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Nagi’s Island (2022) review [Camera Japan Festival]

The power of Nagasawa’s narrative does not simply lie in the engaging emotional rhythm, as dictated by the musical decorations, but in the genuineness that oozes from every…

psycho-cinematography

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Fiery Bouquets: Exploring Japan’s Fall Flowers

As the heat of summer wanes, fall brings a fresh batch of flowers to gardens across Japan. Read on below for five of the most representative blooms of…

Savvy Tokyo

Cucuruz Doan’s Island

By Andrew Osmond. The film Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island goes all the way back to the start of the Gundam franchise. Gundam is like Star Trek;…

All the Anime

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“Black Sails” part 1: Our Flag Means Freedom

MAJOR SPOILER WARNINGS FOR “Black Sails” seasons 1-4. “They paint the world full of shadows, then tell their children to stay close to the light. Their light. Their…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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Goats From a Small Island – Some Thoughts on Cucuruz Doan’s Island (that aren’t about its production history)

There is not much to say about the peculiar production history of Cucuruz Doan’s Island – the “missing episode” of Mobile Suit Gundam – that has not already…

Ideas Without End

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First Look: Kamen Rider Geats

So, a hundred Kamen Riders drop onto an island…

The Glorio Blog

Exploring the Wonders of Teshima Island

A very vibrant Japanese garden displayed outside the Yokoo House. After a successful two days of sightseeing on Naoshima and Shodoshima, our final destination was Teshima, the smallest…

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Summer 2022 – Week 8 in Review

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Though this article title claims there’s somehow still a third of the summer season to go, it certainly doesn’t…

Wrong Every Time

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Summertime Render – 19 – Haine-ous Affair

No sooner does Shinpei wake up in what might be his final loop does Haine swoop down on him in the form of a mocking, gloating crow. She…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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100% Blind ONE PIECE Review: END OF WANO!!!

Go to https://expressvpn.com/notmark and find out how you can get 3 months of ExpressVPN free! The 100& Blind One Piece review of the end of Wano!!! I've covered Dragon Ball…

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Magical Hat Episode 3

Episode 3: The Luster of a Mysterious Island Email | Discord Download it on Nyaa !

Inka-Subs

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A Glimpse at the Films at the Tokyo Student Film Festival 2022

A Glimpse at the 12 films programmed for the Tokyo Student Film Festival 2022, which runs from August 20th to August 21st in Shibuya Eurospace

Genkinahito

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100% Blind ONE PIECE Review: Raid on Onigashima! (WE'RE BACK!)

Get 20% OFF + Free Shipping at Manscaped with code NOTMARK20 at → http://manscaped.com/totallynotmark #manscapedpartner The 100& Blind One Piece review of Wano is BACK!!! I've covered Dragon Ball…

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Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

By Tom Wilmot. Nearly fifty years after he re-emerged from the jungle, Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda remains a fascinating and controversial figure. The World War II soldier famously surrendered…

All the Anime

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Plain Bad Heroines written by Emily M. Danforth, illustrated by Sara Lautman

In 1902, at a boarding school for young women in Rhode Island., a book is making an indelible impact upon both the student body and the school headmistress,…

Okazu

Engage Kiss – 02

「欲望に浮かぶ島」 (Yokubou ni Ukabu Shima) "The Island of Desire" Once she has the house key there's no going back.

Random Curiosity

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Special Tests and Subterfuge – Classroom of the Elite S2 Ep 1 Review

On the heels of the Island Arc, Class D is thrown into yet another special test that divides them all. How will Ayanokoji Kiyotaka and Mars Group succeed?

In Asian Spaces

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Summer Time Rendering Episode #10

Well everyone, looks like it’s raining in Hitogashima as I’m worried that the summer festival on July 24 will be cancelled. Since the island is having a downpour…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Yurei Deco

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Original Episode Summary: On Tom Sawyer Island, love is a ruling force. Or at least that’s the ideal – as people interact with…

Season 1 Episode 1