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This Week in Games - Uguu Stocks On The Rise

The touchstone visual novel Kanon is coming to Steam! Plus, Gundam in Call of Duty, Nintendo's latest studio buy, and more!

Anime News Network - Views

Kanon In English?!

Holy shit!! It was just announced today that Keys first visual novel, Kanon, is FINALLY getting an official English release in the US via Steam, nearly 25 years…

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Firechick's Anime Reviews: Air

Rating : 83/100 Ive been watching anime since I was a kid, growing up with stuff like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon , and Hamtaro , but it wasnt until…

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The Moon On A Rainy Night, Volume 4

In Volume 3, Saki found herself seen in ways that were both complicatedly affirming and deeply confusing. Now that she knows Kanon’s history, her one comment is that…

Okazu

Firechick's Game Reviews: Atri: My Dear Moments

Rating : 73/100 On December 19th, 2019, the anime and music production company, Aniplex, announced that they were launching a brand made for the purpose of creating and…

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Bad Lands (2023) review

The incredibly well-crafted narrative structure, fuelled by Sakura Ando’s extremely satisfying performance, ensures that the spectator remains engaged from start and finish

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Firechick's Game Reviews: One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e

Rating : 48/100 Many know the company Visual Arts/Key for their visual novels: Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters, Rewrite , their kinetic novels, and so on. But while…

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Third Window Films Release Tak Sakaguchi’s ONE PERCENTER on Blu-ray and Digitally on March 11th

Details on the Third Window Films release of ONE PERCENTER on Blu-ray and Digitally on March 11th!

Genkinahito

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New Release Yuri Manga in February 2024

The Moon on a Rainy Night 3 Saki’s confusion about her feelings for Kanon only deepens when Kanon ends up spending the night due to a situation at…

THE YURI TIMES

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13 Anime Set in Winter That Capture Snowy Melancholy

This means anime set in winter often has a distinct somber tone even if the series can explore a number for different plots. If you are looking for…

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Susumu Hirasawa - Forces

Rating : 80/100 As of 2024, I have now seen a total of four anime based on Visual Arts/Keys properties: Air, Kanon (The 2006 version, not the Toei…

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Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha II Episode #12

The climax of Season 2 has arrived. You have Avos Dilhevia who wants to prove that she’s the real Demon Lord of Tyranny, while there’s Anos Voldigoad who…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Love Live! Superstar!! (Season 2) – Ep. 11

Kanon studying abroad and dealing with Wien’s ego is a good enough premise to be its own show.

Xenodude's Scribbles

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Ninja vs Shark (妖獣綺譚 ニンジャVSシャーク, Koichi Sakamoto, 2023)

A small village is plagued by giant sharks and an evil devil-worshipping clan in Koichi Sakamoto’s fedual-era monster movie.

Windows on Worlds

One Visual Novel Coming To US Soon?!

So for anyone not familiar with the history of visual novels, one of the pioneering games in the medium, simply titled One , popularized VNs that prioritized storytelling…

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An Uncomfortable Look at Who I Could Have Been – Gachikoi Nenchakujuu

Well, well, well if it isn’t another live action adaptation of a manga series I’ve never read. This comes as a surprise to no one at this point,…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The Moon On A Rainy Night, Volume 2

In Volume 1, we met Saki, a high school student who meets and befriends Kanon, a student who is hard of hearing. Kept at a distance by Kanon,…

Okazu

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This Week in Anime - Key, The Landmark Visual Novel Studio

The visual novel studio Key created some of the most heartwrenching stories adapted to anime. Christopher and Steve look back on CLANNAD, Kanon, Planetarian, and more to see…

Anime News Network - Views

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Three Generations of Love Live Idols on Overcoming Challenges and Finding Yourself

Aika Kobayashi (Yoshiko/Yohane), Mayu Sagara (Kasumi Nakasu), and Sayuri Date (Kanon Shibuya) shared how they overcame challenges in their career and found inspiration from their own characters.

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The Case of the Photo Finish

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

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Kokia - Follow The Nightingale

Rating : 87/100 Not many people know this, but visual novels, in spite of their seemingly limited gameplay and interface, are actually a more versatile medium than theyre…

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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Precious Friends – Movie Review

Given how barren the summer season is, as stated in my summer preview, I will start taking a look at Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Precious Friends. Synopsis…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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December (2023) review [Nippon Connection]

A highly moving and emotionally powerful narrative that explores the struggle of a subject to shake of the winter of his subjectivity.

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Ouchi ni Kaeru made ga Mashimaro Desu (Marshmallow All the Way Home)

This visual novel is about Ryo, an hardworking and straightforward teenage boy, that ends up homeless and starving to death in a public park. He is saved by…

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Amayo no Tsuki, Volume 4 ( 雨夜の月)

Well, wow. A whole lot of story happened in this volume. First, Saki finds Kanon’s former best friend – the one Kanon feel betrayed her – and learns…

Okazu

Merry Month of Shojo Review #3: CANON

It figures when I need to talk about a good but overlooked shojo manga from the past, I can always turn to CMX. CANON ( Kanon ), by…

The Manga Test Drive

Merry Month of Shojo Review #3: CANON

It figures when I need to talk about a good but overlooked shojo manga from the past, I can always turn to CMX. CANON ( Kanon ), by…

The Manga Test Drive

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Higurashi Ruined My Life

I dedicate this video to my beloved sister, Satoko. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT8nnszdBtO9VisYoTiSdNRlh4j0EU01U MUSIC: Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara Opening Expelled From Paradise OST - Vacation 7.92 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Anime OST…

Keksi

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December (赦し, Anshul Chauhan, 2022)

Bereaved parents are confronted by the unresolved past when the woman who killed their daughter appeals her sentence in Anshul Chauhan’s empathetic courtroom drama.

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The Reincarnated Princess Spends Another Day Skipping Story Routes, Vol. 6

By Bisu and Yukiko. Released in Japan as “Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Hata o Tatakioru” by Arian Rose. Released in North America by J-Novel Heart. Translated by…

Manga Bookshelf

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12 Days of Aniblogging 2022, Day 9 This is your usual anime blogger’s girlfriend speaking. We watched a lot of the same anime together this year, so in the…

Floating Catacombs

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12 Days of Anime 2022 – Day 08: Kaginado

Kaginado is an anime which parodies all of the major KEY works (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!, Rewrite, Planetarian, Angel Beats). For anyone familiar with the works, seeing…

Anime Ataraxia

Love Live Superstar - Kanon's House Building

In addition to Kanon's House Location , I also visited the actual building it was based on. Image from S1E1 - 02m33s …

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

Love Live Superstar - Onden Shrine Part 3

And finally there's also a longer scene in episode 9 of the second season of Love Live Superstar at Onden Shrine . Image…

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Love Live Superstar - Onden Shrine Part 2

In episode 4 and 5 of the first season of Love Live Superstar there's also longer scenes at Onden Shrine . Image…

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Love Live Superstar - Spica

Another Love Live Superstar place I checked out was what was shown as Spica** in the show. Image from S1E1 - 03m06s …

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Love Live Superstar - Keke's Apartment

Next I checked out the place that's shown as Keke's apartment in Love Live Superstar. Image from S1E1 - 15m54s …

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

Love Live Superstar - Statue Place

Along Omotesando street there's an area with a statue named something like Yonder or Yunderu that's also shown in several episodes of Love L...

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

Love Live Superstar - Omotesando Overpass

On Omotesando street there's also a pedestrian overpass that's shown in Love Live Superstar. Image from S1E1 - 21m27s …

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

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Anime Harem Protagonists: do they deserve their best girl or best boy?

High School DxD’s partial harem? Hi friends, I hope you’re doing well! We’re doing a bit of a different post today, one I had talked about previously doing…

mosaicboy's Interest Nook

Love Live Superstar - Omotesando Crossroad

The crossroad between Omotesando street and Meiji street is also shown in several other episodes of Love Live Superstar in addition to the f...

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

Love Live Superstar - School Road

In the first episode of Love Live Superstar we see Kanon heading for school so I took pictures of the road she takes. …

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

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27 Anime Series Where The Main Character Has Amnesia

What is a quick and easy way to make an anime character relatable to the audience? Amnesia. No, it's not that we have all had our bouts amnesia…

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Love Live Superstar - Mozart Street

Mozart Street is another street shown in Love Live Superstar. Image from S1E2 - 23m06s These stairs shown…

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

Love Live Superstar - Kanon's House Location

Next I visited the location where Kanon's house is shown in the anime. Image from S1E1 - 14m59s …

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys

Love Live Superstar - Takeshita Street

Near Harajuku Station there's also Takeshita street that's shown in Love Live Superstar. Image from S1E9 - 19m27s …

MikeHattsu Anime Journeys