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Reading Log 2023 Wrapped

What did That Manga Hunter read in 2023? - My Year in Review Hey, it's 2024. It's February. That means time to start (or break) New Year's resolutions,…

That Manga Hunter

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My Top 25 Anime of 2023

2023 was quite a roller coaster ride of anime releases, there's a lot of really good releases, 2nd seasons and painful to watch ones as well. And across…

Welcome to MY World

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Japan Top Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: November 13 – November 19, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. It is thanks to the amazing…

Erzat

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TSUTAYA Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: November 13 – November 19, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. All of the data you find…

Erzat

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In/Spectre’s Problem of Atonement

The last episode of In/Spectre S2 unveiled a fascinating moral problem. The episode stands outside of the other story arcs, so all the spoilers below only relate to…

Medieval Otaku

🎃 October eBook Additions on Azuki 🍂

Thanks to our friends at Kodansha, you can purchase & unlock more of your favorite manga on Azuki! 💖 Now’s the time to catch up on/finish reading manga…

Azuki

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Kyokou Suiri S2

It’s time for me to once again fall for the pretty face trick. Oh heck, who am I kidding? That happened in the first season so it’s obvious…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

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Unpopular Opinion: Kyokou Suiri

If you’ve never heard of or seen Kyokou Suiri and want a spoiler free review, this will not help you very much. It is a supernatural detective-type show…

Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto

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A Good Light Novel With a Bad Title

Light novels are infamous for their “clickbait” titles, but honestly, any general book lover can probably tell you about a title that was single-handedly responsible for reeling them…

Frog-kun's Blog

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 121 – Winter 2023 Season Review

0:00:00 Intro 0:02:00 Ayakashi Triangle 0:03:02 BOFURI 0:04:18 Misfit of Demon King Academy 0:05:29 NieR Automata 0:06:39 Giant Beasts of Ars 0:07:30 Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold…

Anime B&B

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In/Spectre (Volume 1) – Kindred Spirits

Kotoko Iwanaga is the God of Wisdom to the yokai and spirits. She solves their disputes and offers guidance. However, they are concerned about a boy Kotoko is…

The Otaku Author

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023 Season Review

It’s April now, and most shows are over, making way for new ones. I know that many anime studios usually wait until the Fall season to deliver the…

TheOASG

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 12

Shows are ending now, and I echo what I said last week about us all now really itching for new seasons to begin. Since I never watched MHA…

TheOASG

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In / Spectre – 24 (S2 Fin) – Naked Lunch

In/Spectre’s second season concludes with a wry and clever “quickie” episode—a case that doesn’t seem like a case at all, but simply two good friends regarding a doll-like…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 10 & 11

So back to the grindstone. Personal real life issues meant that I had to skip last week’s column, so I have even more anime to catch up on.…

TheOASG

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Kaiseki Anime Ep. 120 — Youkai

A lot of anime about youkai this season! 00:00 Intro 02:08 The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague 09:20 Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari 15:36 In/Spectre 2 24:10 Outro…

Draggle's Anime Blog

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 120 – The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague, Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari, & In/Spectre 2

00:00 Intro 02:08 The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague 09:20 Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari 15:36 In/Spectre 2 24:10 Outro 05:43 correction of “fox girl” to “cat girl&#8221…

Anime B&B

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In / Spectre – 23 – The Merciless Protector of Order

Kotoko’s Columbo-style “One More Thing” involves the remainder of her interrogation of Fubuki, the yoko with whom President Otonashi contracted to murder Sumi. At the end of their…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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In / Spectre – 22 – Squirrel Lion

During a brief recess when Goichi’s heirs get some air, Kurou lies down, but doesn’t get to rest long as a frisky Kotoko pounces on him with the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 9

Tomo-chan is a Girl!, In/Spectre Season 2, & NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a's latest anime episodes are reviewed in this week's Otaku Theater.

TheOASG

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In / Spectre – 21 – Clearing the Air

Of the three Otonashi family members gathered, Rion (voiced by Iwami Manaka) is the only one whose thoughts we’re privy to. She rightfully wonders just what the hell…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 8

Nonon discusses Tomo-chan is a Girl!, In/Spectre Season 2, & NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a's latest episodes in this week's Otaku Theater.

TheOASG

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I Hate In/Spectre, and here's why... | Glass Reflection

Get Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/glassreflection - Enter promo code GLASSREFLECTION for 83% off and 3 extra months for free! ► Support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/Arkada ► Follow me on Twitter:…

Glass Reflection

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In / Spectre – 20 – Paranormal Succession

Kotoko’s next case is brought to her by her parents, and the client is Otonashi Goichi, the president of a successful international hotel and hospitality chain. He ascended…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 7

Nonon discusses Tomo-chan is a Girl! & In/Spectre S2's latest episodes and his out-of-season show Dorohedoro in this week's Otaku Theater.

TheOASG

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In / Spectre – 18 – Meteorite Boy

Kotoko meets with Tae about the details of the case, and Tae informs her that Zenta infused a meteorite into the right arm of the wooden doll. The…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 6

Nonon discusses Tomo-chan is a Girl! & In/Spectre S2's latest episodes and his out-of-season show Dorohedoro in this week's Otaku Theater.

TheOASG

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In / Spectre – 18 – The Pinocchio of Port Totomizu

Ms. Tae is a woman pushing eighty who doesn’t just walk every day, she jogs. In other words, she’s a badass. When a starving orange cat showed up on…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Kyokou Suiri - Episode 15, 16 - Ghosts Yuki-onna Freezes Lover

The goddess of wisdom may have given Yuki-onna her blessing to love a mortal, but that guy still needs to watch out. Kyokou Suiri - Episode 15, 16

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Murder Digs Deep

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

ボクの事件簿

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 5

NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a is still off for the meantime, sadly. I have this feeling that when productions/adaptations are delayed at this point in a season, it’s never…

TheOASG

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In / Spectre – 17 – Stigmatized Property

It’s been a year since Kurou’s cousin Sakuragawa Rikka went into hiding, and finding her remains a priority for him and Kotoko. When we see her, she’s cheerfully…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Kyokou Suiri - Episode 14 - Yuki Onna Licks Lips

Yuki Onna, the snowwoman, met the man whose life she saved years ago. She did not expect to meet him again. Kyokou Suiri - Episode 14

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Every Anime Worth Watching in Winter 2023

The Winter 2023 anime season is quite a packed season full of decent anime that you can enjoy. #Anime #animereccomendations Chapters: 0:00 Intro 1:03 Buddy Daddies: Action, Comedy 3:00 Spy Classroom: Action,…

Huno

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 4

Nonon discusses Tomo-chan is a Girl! & In/Spectre S2's latest episodes and his out-of-season show Dorohedoro in this week's Otaku Theater.

TheOASG

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In / Spectre – 16 – Honeymoon Period

Kotoko tells Masayuki and Yuki-onna that she knows precisely who the culprit is, and furthermore, that the police aren’t really seriously suspecting him at the moment, which explains…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Camping-Out Murder

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

ボクの事件簿

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 3

Nonon reviews Tomo-chan is a Girl! & In/Spectre Season 2, then discusses NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a's delay in this week's Otaku Theater.

TheOASG

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In/Spectre Season 2

In/Spectre Season 2 is currently streaming on Crunchyroll....

Anime News Network - Views

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In / Spectre – 15 – So Generous, It’s Creepy

This episode was an emotional roller coaster! It begins by rewinding from Yuki-onna’s request to Kotoko to the police detectives questioning Masayuki. Their reasons for suspecting him of…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Winter 2023 — Seasonal Impressions

Sequels: Blue Lock, Bofuri S2, Bungo Stray Dogs, By the Grace of the Gods 2, Cardfight Vanguard, Danmachi, D4DJ All Mix, Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro 2,…

Draggle's Anime Blog

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2023, Week 2

Nonon takes a look at Tomo-chan is a Girl!, In/Spectre Season 2, & NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a's second episodes in this week's Otaku Theater.

TheOASG

In/Spectre S2 is my favorite show this season

It's fine. She specifically asked for approval first.

Karmaburn.com

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In / Spectre – 14 – Youkai Alibi

In/Spectre can really spin a good yarn. This week we meet Muroi Masayuki, who is pushed off a mountain by his best friend. As he lays contemplating his…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Winter 2023 Impressions: Kyokou Suiri S2, High Card, Mou! Ippon

Kyokou Suiri 2 Short Synopsis: Two youkai specialists talk and exorcize an evil spirit. Mario: It’s fun to check back on Kotoko and Kuro and just listen to…

Star Crossed Anime