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Japanese Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction

Support RJL. Check out our Bookshop.org page. Learn more about Japanese apocalyptic fiction with the RJL podcast. (Coming soon.) — • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (translated by Jay…

Alison Fincher

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Anime Like The Foolish Angel Dances With The Devil

Akutsu Masatora is a demon that has infiltrated a human high school. He is looking to recruit candidates to aid Hell in their fight against the angels of

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[Anime Review] Dragon’s Dogma: Compare And Contrast

Source: Dragon’s Dogma, Episode 2 By: Krow Smith | @coffeewithkrow Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is a game I hold near and dear to my heart. It is a Japanese action RPG in a…

The Anime View

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Raiyantsuuri no Uta

Orphan is pleased to bring you the first English version of the 1994 movie Raiyantsuuri no Uta ( The Song of Raiyantsuuri ), a title so rar...

Collectr's Blog

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Juliet

Uhm… What… Erm… Eh… Well… What the… Uhm… Ah… Oh well, I thought when I stumbled upon this retro OVA, Juliet, I thought it was another one of…

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

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This Manga MAKES YOU SCREAM...

The Fragrant Flower Blooms with Dignity is a masterpiece of a manga following the chapters of Kaoruko Waguri and Rintarou Tsumugi in a romeo and juliet type highschool…

Kito Senpai

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Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet

MyAnimeList:  Episode(s): 12 Released: 2018 Genre(s): School, Romance, Comedy Art: -/10 Sound: -/10 Characters: -/10 Plot: -/10 Ending: -/10 Overall: -/10 DROPPED. Opening Theme (OP) Ending Theme (…

Aniwhat? Aniwho? Anime.

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Tips for The Boy and the Heron [2023 Sept. 22 draft]

This post includes a lot of spoilers for The Boy and The Heron. If you have not watched the film, I don't recommend reading it. Introduction Hayao Miyazaki's…

Manga/Anime Memorandum

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17 Historical Romance Anime About Love Through The Ages

Historical romance anime is often not steeped in much historical accuracy. In fact, for many of these historical romances, you will find flourishes of magic

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Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 7: Favorites

Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 7: Rudy learned a terrible truth: the Roxy figure he'd given Zanoba was wrecked. Someone will have to pay!

Crow's World of Anime

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Anime Like Nisekoi

Ten years ago, Raku Ichijou made a promise with a childhood friend to meet again and use the key she holds to open the locket he wears around…

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25 Fantasy Romance Anime With Whimsical Settings

A fantasy romance anime could be having a love affair with a ghost ala Dusk Maiden Amnesia. A fantasy romance could be falling in love with a girl…

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World Dai Star Episode #09

On this episode, the stage actresses and the staff from Sirius are having a vacation after their successful production of Romeo and Juliet. And here’s Chisa Sasuga where…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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World Dai Star Episode 8: Umpteenth Romeo and Juliet

Another stage girls anime, another rendition of this play. Thankfully it’s not a 2-parter.

The Yuri Empire

Birdie Wing - Golf Girls' Story - Episode 17 - 10 Second Anime

Eve takes a trip back to Nafrece she couldn’t refuse, where she reconnects with her mafia golfing past. Birdie Wing - Golf Girls' Story - Episode 17

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Merry Month of Shojo Review #4: KARAKURI ODETTE

 Sci-fi and shojo is a combination we don't see a lot of in English, and that's a real shame because this series demonstrates just what kind...

The Manga Test Drive

Merry Month of Shojo Review #4: KARAKURI ODETTE

 Sci-fi and shojo is a combination we don't see a lot of in English, and that's a real shame because this series demonstrates just what kind...

The Manga Test Drive

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RF 78.2 Radio Gundam episode 04 – Garma GameleGONE

Art by our very own Alex Alex, Sami, and Maxy are in your ears once again for a disturbingly long and increasingly NSFW episode of Radio Gundam, as…

The Bee Hive

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Birdie Wing: Golf Girls’ Story – 17 – Romeveo and Julaoit

Seira is so serious about separating Eve and Aoi as soon as possible, she has an employee knock her out with chloroform and ships her to the airport.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Mini Movie Reviews 7

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story - 6.5/10. I saw this when I was younger, but seeing it again as an adult, its not great. Its…

joyousmenma93

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108 - Welcome to the NHK vol. 1

Will gets Steven to read one of his fave mangas, a story that revolves around the lives of several young adults all living in or around the city of…

We Appreciate Manga

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15 Royal Romance Anime About Royalty in Love

Even if our appreciation for monarchies in reality has waned significantly, royalty will always be the beloved stuff of fairy tales and a royal romance anime

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The Manga Review: Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Earlier this week, ABLAZE announced that it will be publishing four manga by Osamu Tezuka. Two will debut this year: One Hundred Years, a story about an accountant…

Manga Bookshelf

Episode 242 - Boarding School Juliet

This week, Shaun has been feeling a little lonely and has been filling the void with cheesecake, sonnets, and anime; He also attempts to address the deep emptiness…

Anime Out of Context

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Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen (Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World)

This anime is often described as a Romeo and Juliet story, but I don’t think it quite fits into that mold. True, the main guy, Iska, is on…

Hexa Blog

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Do It Yourself – Episode 12 (END) – The Finishing Touches and Juliet’s Farewell

Episode impressions of Do It Yourself Episode 12 as secret hideout finally complete, will it bring new members? Also, we see Juliet say farewell as Miku invites Serifu…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Akiba Maid Sensou - Episode 10 - 10 Second Anime

Ranko’s tragic past, a new love interest, and a panda’s secret intersect in a bittersweet tragedy. Akiba Maid Sensou - Episode 10

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Do It Yourself – Episode 8 – Blueprinting the Secret Hideout

Episode impressions of Do It Yourself Episode 8 as things turn out with the DIY club finally finishing making the items they intended to sell? Is it enough…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Akiba Maid Sensou - Episode 6 - 10 Second Anime

A rival maid boss walks out of prison and brings back the old, violent ways, threatening Nagomi’s friendship. Akiba Maid Sensou - Episode 6

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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2002年米国最高裁「アシュクロフト対表現の自由連合」裁判判決文和訳

もうすでに20年前の判決文です。しかしながらこれからも色々参考になるところがが多いと思います。 2002年のアシュクロフト対表現の自由連合裁判は色々な影響を残しましたが、実在しない未成年に対して実在する未成年と同じ保護を与えるのは表現の自由を歪めるという判断は画期的であり、なおかつ内心の自由なる古い権利を再確認する重要な判決だったと今なお思っています。 この翻訳は弁護士の山口貴士、兼光ダニエ…

Dan Kanemitsu's Paper Trail

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Do It Yourself – Episode 4 – Jobko Crashes at Purin’s Place

Episode impressions of Do It Yourself Episode 4 as Juliet is part of the DIY club, Miku sees her staying at Serufu’s place out of the window. It…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Do It Yourself – Episode 3 – Queen Juliet and the Culture Shock

Episode impressions of Do It Yourself Episode 3 as a limbo rolled up to Serufu's school. Also, the blonde hair girl keeps visiting the DIY clubhouse for some…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu!

Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! ( I Am Shiratori Reiko! ) is a one episode shoujo romantic comedy from 1990. It is based on a 7-volume manga ...

Collectr's Blog

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Koi Wa Sekai Seifuku No Ato De

The old classic trope of Romeo and Juliet never dies until today. In the sense that romance between 2 people from 2 different rival sides is still going…

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

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 260

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 260 is a Romeo and Juliet-style episode about a feud over fireworks displays.

DoubleSama

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Noritsune Taira | Character Review & Walkthrough | Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

A spicy samurai take on the classic Romeo and Juliet star-crossed lovers trope — Noritsune Taira may hail from your family’s rival clan, but any romance fan knows…

Sweet & Spicy | Otome Game Reviews

Kageki Shojo!! Volume 6 (Manga Review)

A review of Kageki Shoujo!! volume 6 by Kumiko Saiki published by Seven Seas Entertainment.

Yuri Stargirl

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai S3 - Episode 11, 12, 13 [END] - Kaguya Shirogane Make Headlines

Shirogane and Kaguya are not in a Romeo and Juliet romance, but it's fun to think about. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai S3 - Episode 11, 12, 13 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Mizuno and Chayama

CW: Abuse, bullying, violence. In 2020, when I reviewed Mizuno to Chayama (水野と茶山), I called it “a modern Romeo and Juliet,” without the usual ending. I also said,…

Okazu

Bookshelf Briefs 6/30/22

Kageki Shojo!!, Vol. 5 | By Kumiko Saiki | Seven Seas – I really like the fact that Sarasa is choosing the more difficult option. They’re doing auditions…

Manga Bookshelf

Yuusha, Yamemasu - Episode 7 - Shutina Straightens Glasses

Shutina discussed Leo's plan to bring Edvard back to the castle. They still needed to keep his identity from Echidna. Yuusha, Yamemasu - Episode 7.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

News Update - Mon, 23 May 2022

Juliet and Vampire Juliet. This week, Allen jumps into another world inhabited by vampires. He really tries to like Vampire in the Garden, but only comes out of the…

THEM Anime Reviews

Kageki Shojo!! volume 5 (manga review)

A review of Kageki Shojo!! Volume 5 manga by Kumiko Saiki published by Seven Seas

Yuri Stargirl

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Anime Series Like Love After World Domination

Fudo Aikawa dons the mantle of Gelato Red, leader of a group of protectors that stand against an organization bent on world domination. Desumi Magahara is

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Heroines Run the Show – 05 – Their Juliet

Hiyori’s foot injury isn’t something that goes away overnight. Like Embiid being out with a fractured orbital, it ruins any chance of coming close to touching her goal.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Manga the Week of 5/11/22

SEAN: The week of Mother’s Day, and what manga will moms be reading? Yen On has a 5th volume of Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Series Like Requiem of the Rose King

In the Middle Ages, the English Crown has been hotly contested in a civil war, dubbed the War of the Roses. The Duke of York seeks to unseat…

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Angry Son (世界は僕らに気づかない, Kasho Iizuka, 2022)

A resentful young man comes to a better understanding of his place in the world while searching for his estranged father in Kasho Iizuka’s sensitive coming-of-age drama

Windows on Worlds

Spiraken Manga News Ep 38: March 3rd- 9th 2022

Let's find out the latest manga news with our latest podcast    In this episode, Xan discusses Yen Press' new Audiobook announcement, goes over the latest manga news and reacts…

Spiraken Review Podcast