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Hiatus, Involuntary (Again)

I'm giving advance warning that my fansubbing activities, and releases from the Orphan team, will be curtailed for a few months. This time, ...

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Bride of Deimos

Deimos no Hanayome: Ran no Kumikyoku ( Bride of Deimos: The Orchid Suite ) is a 1988 one-shot OVA. It's based on an incomplete 17-volume ma...

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Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy – S2 17 – Making Lemonade

When Ilumgand goes berserk, transforms into a giant monster and eats his teammates, the battle between him and Makoto’s students would normally happen immediately. But thanks to a…

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Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy – S2 16 – Dirty Tricks

While visiting Luria’s land of Aensland in Kaleneon, a young Ilumgard Hopleys makes a promise to fight with her someday. Here, in the present, he’s using real weaponry,…

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Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy – S2 15 – Out of His Element

Half of this episode is given over to the academy tournament, and while I thought Makoto’s students would face stiffer competition, the fact is no other students are…

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Izumo Taisha: The Shrine You Must Visit At Least Once

Once a year, Japan's multitude of gods leave the rest of the country. Where do they gather? At Izumo Taisha.

Unseen Japan

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 12 (Fin) – See No Evil

After all that battling and a tense meeting in Mephisto’s office, everyone’s head is spinning about Shima being a spy and a double agent. Rin thinks everyone still…

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Ao no Exorcist - Shimane Illuminati-hen - Episode 12 [END] - Shima Pulls Sword Out of Chest

Shura did not appreciate a bunch of possessed yahoos ruining her resort pool fun. Ao no Exorcist - Shimane Illuminati-hen - Episode 12 [END]

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Chained Soldier – 12 (Fin) – Money on the Table

While Tenka saw her future with Yuuki and Aoba flash before her eyes last week, we get more of Kyouka’s past flashing by here in the finale, as…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 11 – His Precious Pieces

Shima’s brother Juuzou tells Bon and the others that Renzou has been a double agent all this time. Even before he started at True Cross Academy, Pheles wanted…

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Chained Soldier – 11 – A Common Enemy

While it looked like the humans were poorly matched against their opponents last week, the tables are gradually turned here in one battle after the other. While Kyouka…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 10 – Alone No Longer

Nine Tails is an ancient intermediate demon Holy Cross has never figured out how to exorcise, but the Kamiki clan is a different story. Freed from Nine Tails,…

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Chained Soldier – 10 – Caught in the Middle

Naon tells Yuuki the story of how she was just an ordinary human model doing a shoot when she ended up in the middle of a Mato mishap.…

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Satsujin Kippu wa Heart-iro v2

Satsujin Kippu wa Heart-iro ( The Murder Ticket Is Heart- Colored ) is a 1990 standalone OVA based on a series of young adult novels for wo...

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 09 – Cry for Help

Gedouiin, who I’m thoroughly sick and tired of because he’s such a pathetic joke of a non-character (he’s just evil incarnate), fills in our baby exorcists on just…

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Chained Soldier – 09 – Is My Big Sister a Baddie?!

After another battle in which Yuuki takes care of the last Shuuki on his own, Kyouka praises him, and it motivates him to keep getting stronger so he…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 08 – There’s No Going Back

Gedouiin may be the Absolute Ruler of Illuminati’s Far East Laboratory, but in the presence of a temporarily conscious Lord Lucifer he devolves into a blubbering, idolizing supplicant.…

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Chained Soldier – 08 – Getting Personal

This is the second straight week where there’s not a lot of action out in the field, but this episode makes up for it with action elsewhere. Tenka…

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Pon no Michi - Episode 2 - Nashiko Chun Beam at Riche

Nashiko tried her inside joke on Riche about a mahjong tile looking like a weapon, but it fell flat. Pon no Michi - Episode 2

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 07 – Mall of the Damned

Now that we’re up to speed on the horrific circumstances of her past and torturous circumstances of her present, what does the future hold for Kamiki Izumo? Can…

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Chained Soldier – 07 – Housekeeping

Rairen thinks he’s hot shit with his lightning, but 6th Squad Commander Izumo Tenka is able to dogwalk him, thanks to her mastery of portals and singularities. She…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 06 – Outfoxed

This week is given over entirely to the story of Kamiki Izumo’s childhood—if you can call it that—and it’s a tough watch, even during its more comedic moments.…

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Chained Soldier – 06 – Eyes on Me

Having witnessed how “physically demanding” Yuuki can be on his masters, Shushu wants a piece of him too. She wants him to watch while she kicks the sleepy…

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Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy – S2 05 – Class Is in Session

In the week leading up to his first lecture as a part-time instructor, Makoto frequents the restaurant where Luria works, where Shiki becomes addicted to the “cream hot…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 05 – On the Back Foot

Both True Cross in general and the Exwires in particular are in a bad way. The former, decimated into disarray by the Illuminati’s Seraphim and scrambling to pick…

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Chained Soldier – 05 – Out of Time

Himari and Yuuki’s duel starts out well, with them scoring a hit on Yachiho before she can complete her pose and catchphrase (thus exposing a key curiosity in…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 04 – Angels and Demons

Damn Takara Nemu, the little shit! Izumo is about to be fashionably late for her food stall duty, showing she really does care about not breaking her word…

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Chained Soldier – 04 – Self-Growth Through Face-Sitting

6th squad commander Izumo Tenka (Uchida Maaya) has come to inform Kyouka that due to the discovery of humanoid Shuuki their squads will be working more jointly. Her…

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Eureka Seven Ep. 46: Planet Rock

Summary Aboard the Ginga, Ageha Squad members pinpoint the control cluster being at the center of the Tenshan Mountain range. Dewey is pleased and says they will proceed…

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Eureka Seven Ep. 44: It’s All in the Mind

Summary On the Izumo, Dominic tells Gulliver to get off of his bed but it just sits there non-responsive. He wonders who sent him here and wonders if…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 03 – Let’s Dance

The Cross Academy Festival is upon us, the main event of which is a dance that causes a flurry of couples and mad dash of asking out. Apparently,…

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Chained Soldier – 03 – The Mistress’s Nemesis

Yuuki joins Kyouko on his first scheduled R-and-R, and gets to see Kyouko in civilian going-out clothes for the first time. A quasi-date ensues, starting with a somber…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 02 – Mean Girl Ghost

After being summoned to a high-ranking council at the Vatican and being made to seal a contract with his blood, Yukio is troubled by the blue flame he’s…

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen – 01 – Family Portrait

Hello, old friend. That’s not even a euphemism: I wrote about the first Ao no Exorcist episode back on April 17, 2011! I last wrote about it back…

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The Accidental Trauma of the Negators (Undead Unluck)

The past few years, the word trauma has been thrown around a lot. Everyone's going through something. While one can argue who is suffering more, there's one thing…

Drop-In to Manga - Manga, Mental Health & Community

Ai to Ken no Camelot

Some anime is great; some is awful. And some just leaves you scratching your head, not in confusion (like Genji, Part 1 ), but in bemusement...

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Okama Hakusho (Okama Report)

This one needs warning labels: Borderline hentai! Outdated stereotypes! Nudity! Sex, mostly gay, some straight, some consensual, often not! ...

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Inochi no Chikyuu: Dioxin no Natsu

Here's another project that has been stuck in limbo for a very long time: the 2001 movie Inochi no Chikyuu: Dioxin no Natsu ( Life on Earth...

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Genji Part 1

Here's another project that's been on my "to do" list for a long time: 1992's time-travel sci-fi mind-fuck OVA Genji (Part One) . The "Part ...

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This Anime Is About A Bizarre Duo

This Anime is About 2 People Who Want to BIte The Dust. Fuuko Izumo hates her ability which can cause extreme misfortune. She does want to be on…

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This INSANE Anime is FINALLY HERE...

Undead Unluck episode 1 was amazing. A wild anime following Fuuko Izumo who brings extreme mistfortune and Andy who is immortal. Now I jsut need a dandadan and…

Kito Senpai

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First Impression: Undead Unluck

A palimpsest of tragedy plays out before our eyes: a snowscape of post-apocalyptic desolation; young lovers who breathe their first shared breath and their last; an engine bursting…

Beneath the Tangles

Fire Hunter 1: Fire in Spring - Part 1 Chapter 4 - The Black Forest

  Fire Hunter Series 1: Fire in Spring Hinata Rieko Part One : Bonfires in Spring Chapter 4: The Black Forest     "The village we're going to is a weaving…

Translations by Ainikki

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This NEW Anime Will GO NUTS 😮

Undead Unluck anime will be insane. Following the story of Fuuko Izumo who brings misfortune to anyone that touches her and Andy who is immortal trying to die.…

Kito Senpai

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Behind the Scenes of Action-Comedy Anime Undead Unluck

We spoke to voice actress Moe Kahara (Fuuko Izumo), Shonen Jump editor Takumi Hashimoto, and series producer Ryōta Hasegawa about balancing the series' unique brand of chaos.

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Behind the Scenes of Action-Comedy Anime Undead Unluck

We spoke to voice actress Moe Kahara (Fuuko Izumo), Shonen Jump editor Takumi Hashimoto, and series producer Ryōta Hasegawa about balancing the series' unique brand of chaos.

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Is K Project anime worth watching?

Is K Project anime worth watching? Find out the plot, characters, themes, and reasons to watch this amazing series in this article.

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Dallos (Blu-ray)

It's been more than ten years since Orphan first released Dallos . After release posts for the DVD version , the HD web version , and the la...

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Izumo no Okuni: The Woman Who Created Kabuki

Modern-day kabuki actors are mostly men, but a woman from rural Japan founded this iconic traditional art.

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