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Bocchi the Rock!

Bocchi the Rock! is the new hit anime about a band. Move over, K-ON!, there's a new girl in town and she has social anxiety.

DoubleSama

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A Deep Dive Into Anime Waifus

Waifus are a very well-known part of anime culture. So many have strong opinions on them, and yet very few know the full story. 💬 SOCIALS 💬 Support me on…

Lextorias

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481st G-View: BOCCHI THE ROCK!

Not the first Girls’ Club/Band anime starring a socially awkward girl but one that took the world by storm. Not since K-ON! has a show in this genre…

The Yuri Empire

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What Ruined Re:Zero

How one change ruined the entire legacy of a beloved series. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi MUSIC: Cardcaptor Sakura OST - ほえ? Re:Zero Season 2 OST - Echidna School Rumble OST - Next Episode (Run) K-On!…

Keksi

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Weebsmas Day 4: Holiday-Themed Anime Promo

It’s the 4th day of weebsmas and honestly I, Star, am shocked that we haven’t done this yet and it’s been around forever! For those of you who…

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East Meets West #24: The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya .vs. It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s not uncommon to have an episode of an anime set around the Christmas period, such as in Toradora, Digimon Adventure, and basically every single slice-of-life show (K-On,…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Anime Like Bocchi the Rock!

Having social anxiety but still wishing to make friends, Hitori Gotou started learning the guitar to help lure people into talking to her. Years later, she

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Girls Doing Stuff: Agency and motivation in girls’ hobby shows

By their very nature, these series’ protagonists are driven and motivated young women—motivated by something other than romance and men—who experience visible development across the narrative. As a…

Anime Feminist

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Bocchi the Rock! Review: K-On Can’t Communicate

Directed by Keiichirou Saitou Produced by Cloverworks Streaming on Crunchyroll I was in a bit of a pickle. I got ahead of myself and slated six reviews for…

The Otaku Exhibition

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K-ON! Season 2

K-On! Season 2 (K-On!!) is better than the first season because of its focus on character interactions instead of the music.

DoubleSama

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The BEST Anime of Fall 2022 - Ones To Watch

Chainsaw Man is just the tip of the iceberg. Fall 2022's Anime lineup is COMPLETELY STACKED! Get ready for some of the best anime you've ever seen. These…

Mother's Basement

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Bocchi the Rock! Episode #01

So, remember K-On! where that series got a legendary anime adaptation back in 2009? For those who watched K-On!, it’s undeniable that the show popularized Houbunsha’s Manga Time…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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K-On! (Part 1) - English Dub History Episode 18

The iconic 2009 anime of cute girls doing cute things has a complex dubbing history. Come learn about it! ****************** Yui-senpai Social Media Twitter: http://twitter.com/YuiHaruhara Twitch: https://twitch.tv/YuiHaruhara Support me on Patreon https://patreon.com/YuiHaruhara ****************** 0:00 - Intro 0:31…

Yui-senpai TV

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Fall 2025 Anime Season: What Will I Be Watching?

FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF SEASONAL IMPRESSIONS PARTY!!! PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi ~MUSIC~ Cardcaptor Sakura OST - Shopping Chainsaw Man Opening K-On! OST - 03 急げや急げ Now and Then, Here and There OST - The Bottom The Melancholy…

Keksi

Naoko Yamada & Friends

By Andrew Osmond. Naoko Yamada is the best-known female director in anime. Most of her directing credits are for TV series made at Kyoto Animation, where she spent…

All the Anime

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K-On!

In this review of K-On!, I discuss my surprise when I found out people didn't like the anime at all when it first aired.

DoubleSama

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A review of K-On! (Season 1)

I finally got around to watching another anime standard. K-On! is one of the first names in relaxed slice-of-life comedy anime, a manga adaptation by the first-rate studio…

Everything is bad for you

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My Fans Wrote The ENTIRE Script For This Video

This was the best worst idea I've ever conceieved. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi Very special thanks to my patrons for making me do this to myself! I want to shout out…

Keksi

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Are All Anime Characters Right-Handed?

Approximately 10% of people are left-handed. That’s 1 in 10 people! But does this 10% translate over into anime? Well, it certainly is easier to stick to characters…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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The BEST Anime of Summer 2022 - Ones To Watch

🕹 Join the millions of gamers optimizing their setup with the Opera GX browser. Throw resource-hungry browsers away, and click with confidence with Opera GX: https://operagx.gg/MothersBasement Thanks to…

Mother's Basement

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Top anime characters with brown hair and brown eyes

Anime characters with brown hair and brown eyes may seem run of the mill on paper, but they are anything but!

I drink and watch anime

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Anime Review #83: K-On! The Movie

So yeah… it appears there’s some unfinished business regarding K-On! that I must attend to. About a year ago I thought I had finally finished analyzing the intricacies…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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25 Wealthy and Elegant Oujo-sama Characters in Anime

She is beauty and she is grace, she is sometimes laughing right in your face. The ojou-sama, or proper young lady archetype, is one widely utilized in

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Weekly Round-Up, 16-22 March 2022: AceAro TV Series, Gendered Labor Statistics, and Revisiting K-On!!

AniFem Round-Up In the Name of Art: Academic burnout in Blue Period Olivia “Livi” Burke discusses the normalization of burnout among students and creatives and how Blue Period…

Anime Feminist

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #170 – The Daily Lives of High School Boys

Evan and David reminisce on their youth with a review of the 2012 anime series The Daily Lives of High School Boys (a.k.a. “Nichibros”), based on the manga…

Ani-Gamers

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9 Anime Series That Seem An Awful Lot Like Product Commercials

As long as its entertaining, there really isn’t anything wrong with any anime. Certainly the animation can be faulted, and the content can be dubious, but if someone…

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Anime Series Like Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

Living in a rural area and previously going to a small one-room school with no other girls her age, Akebi holds the dream of going to the prestigious…

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Anime Review #75: K-On!

So yeah, last July I watched all two seasons of K-On! – you know, that show about five girls who spend their after-school days drinking tea and playing…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Why K-On! Deserved its Second Chance

K-On! has had a deeply important influence on modern anime aesthetics and themes, and played a major role in launching the careers of those involved.

Anime Herald

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Top 5 Anime Characters Who Would Probably Fail High School

Just because an anime character is super cool and powerful, doesn't mean they are smarter than a 5th grader. These guys probably aren't.

I drink and watch anime

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MAL Map Revisited

One common complaint with MAL Map is that it shows sequels of anime. And when I came back, it was changed for the better. So now, I decide…

cFreeze's Anime Blog

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Storytelling in the Midst of History: Reflections on Heike Monogatari

While the initial reception has been relatively subdued, many will no doubt look back on Heike Monogatari both for what it is and for what it represents; a…

Animétudes

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12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 5: K-On!

I remember when I was younger, I would always wake up on Christmas Day and the first thing I would do was open the curtains to see if…

Beneath the Tangles

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A Double Edged Sword: Reconsidering Moe Through a Neurodiverse Lens

Many criticisms of moe characteristics stem from the idea that these girl characters are created to be appealing to male viewers, and therefore cannot be relatable to any…

Anime Feminist

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K-ON! Revisited

I watched K-ON! years ago and then sort of forgot about it. I revisit the classic after years have past to see how I like it now!

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K-ON!!

Title: K-ON!! (K-ON! Season two)Genre: Comedy, Music, Slice of LifeRating: 7.0/10 Summary: After School Tea Time is back in action in the second season of K-ON!. Review: The…

Anime Anthology

K-ON!!

Title: K-ON!! (K-ON! Season two)Genre: Comedy, Music, Slice of LifeRating: 7.0/10 Summary: After School Tea Time is back in action in the second season of K-ON!. Review: The…

Anime Anthology

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Day 9: All Halloweeb – American References in Anime, Anime with Halloween References

Hello and welcome back to 13 Days of Otakutober! Thank you all for joining us today for day 9! We have been doing a LOT of writing. Like,…

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Reivew: K-ON!

I guess it was inevitable that I would have to cover one of those 'cute girls doing cute things in a cute after-school club' stories for thi...

The Manga Test Drive

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K-On! : Celebrating nostalgia and adolescence

This post will contain spoilers for K-On! (both seasons + movie) and is intended for those who have experienced the show in its entirety. I don’t think we…

The Fabulaphile

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The Anime Curriculum- What Anime can teach you

Hey peeps! As some of the world gets back into school we thought it would be amusing to talking about anime that you can actually learn things from.…

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Why Kyoani’s Yamada Naoko is the greatest director of our time: Part 1 — K-On

I’ve talked throughout this blog about Yamada Naoko — Kyoani’s poster director. Throughout the years of watching anime or media in general, I’ve come to grow immensely attached to this…

Convoluted Situation

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What is “Iyashikei” Anime? – 25 Healing Anime Series to Make You Feel Okay Again

While many people are interested in anime for intense action, vivid animation, or cerebral plot, there is a particular group of people that just want to watch something…

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slowdeath of moé

We live in a post-Love-Live world.

Artificial Night Sky

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Sweet But Stupid: 15 Lovable Idiots in Anime

Not every bulb can be the brightest bulb in the box. Sometimes you have those defective bulbs that flicker, light on fire, and burn out in five seconds.…

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OtakuGeneration.net :: (Show #837) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Shownotes :: (show 837) :: () :: () :: () :: () With K-ON! The Movie, recorded live June 13th, 2021. This week we got weird and…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration.net :: (Show #836) K-ON! The Movie

Shownotes :: (show 836) :: () :: () :: () :: () With K-ON! The Movie, recorded live June 13th, 2021. This week we did nothing, we…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Recommend Me Slice of Life Anime

I’ve never quite been a fan of the slice of life genre. I’m unsure why but the pastel colour scheme, character relationships, and plot lines never quite interested…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Character Analysis: Yui Hirasawa

My writer friend Kate (look, she’s a girl and a friend but she’s not a girlfriend) declared a comic book and comic book movie weekend. The object is…

Confessions of an Overage otaku