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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.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Chained Soldier Episode 7 Review

Mato Seihei no Slave Episode 7 reveals and explains Tenka Izumo's peach ability. Though, we've already seen her use it before.

DoubleSama

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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.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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…

MAHQ

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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,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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...

Collectr's Blog

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...

Collectr's Blog

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 ...

Collectr's Blog

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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.

Anime News Network - Views

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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.

Anime News Network - Views

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.

ForMyAnime

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...

Collectr's Blog

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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.

GaijinPot

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Late Chrysanthemums (晩菊, Mikio Naruse, 1954)

Four former geishas struggle to find their place in a changing society in Miko Naruse’s melancholy melodrama.

Windows on Worlds

Sanada 10 Special

Once upon a time, in the ancient days of the mid-oughts, there was a TV series with the rather long title of Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densets...

Collectr's Blog

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Song of the Flower Basket (花籠の歌, Heinosuke Gosho, 1937)

The daughter of a tonkatsu shop finds herself with an overabundance of suitors in Heinosuke Gosho’s generally cheerful yet occasionally dark melodrama.

Windows on Worlds

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Undead Unluck (Volume 1) – Today’s My Lucky Day

Anyone Fuuko Izumo touches suffers extreme misfortune. Basically, she brings about bad luck and that’s caught the attention of a man who cannot die. Maybe, she will hold…

The Otaku Author

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Thoughts on The Demon Girl Next Door Volume 6

Yuko and Momo get around to some serious business in the sixth volume of Izumo Ito’s The Demon Girl Next Door manga. Or at least they would, if…

Rory Muses

Star Dust

Orphan's last release for 2022. The 1992 sci-fi OVA Star Dust is the brainchild of Itano Ichirou, a well-known action director who worked o...

Collectr's Blog

Fire Tripper

Orphan's Rumiko Takahashi mini-festival continues with 1985's OVA Fire Tripper . This is a terrific time-travel adventure, the first of the ...

Collectr's Blog

Hameln no Violin Hiki

Here's a project that everyone on the team loved: the 1996 short movie Hameln no Violin Hiki ( The Violinist of Hamelin ). Based on a 37-vol...

Collectr's Blog

Sugata Sanshiro

When Orphan released Botchan , I mentioned that YES raws had an equally good rip of the 1981 TV special, Sugata Sanshirou , just waiting to ...

Collectr's Blog

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The Age of Assassins (殺人狂時代, Kihachi Okamoto, 1967)

A mild-mannered professor is dragged into an international conspiracy in Kihachi Okamoto’s absurdist adventure.

Windows on Worlds

Nana Toshi Monogatari

Here's another project that BlueFixer asked Orphan to redo: the two-part sci-fi OVA Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen ( A Tale of S...

Collectr's Blog

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Hit and Run (ひき逃げ, Mikio Naruse, 1966)

A grief-stricken mother hatches a desperate plan of revenge against the woman who killed her son in Mikio Naruse’s dark psychological drama.

Windows on Worlds

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Thoughts on The Demon Girl Next Door Volume 5

In the fifth volume of Izumo Ito’s The Demon Girl Next Door, we get smartphones, camping, a new Magical Girl, and Yuko’s birthday – as well as plenty…

Rory Muses

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Director Spotlight #12:

Dir. NISHIKORI Yoshinari (The Takatsu River) Film director and screenwriter. Born in January 1962 in Izumo, the birthplace of Kabuki, Sake and Sumo…

News - Chicago Japan Film Collective

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Thoughts on The Demon Girl Next Door Volume 4

Summer arrives in the fourth volume of Izumo Ito’s The Demon Girl Next Door manga, which means it is time for a summer break. If only Yuko knew…

Rory Muses