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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

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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

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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…

Recommend Me Anime

Camping Out For Black Friday (Anime Style)

Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day, friends! It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of the year again, when some of the best deals of the season are happening.…

Beneath the Tangles

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Another bishoujo game anime adaptation

I would wager most people knew bishoujo games instead as “those H-games”; games with high school settings, cherry blossoms and the same five archetypes in a harem. Shows…

Artificial Night Sky

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Kanon

Kanon is a KyoAni adaptation of a visual novel by Key, and though not as highly regarded as the similarly produced Clannad, it is still generally viewed in…

Hexa Blog

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Love Live! Superstar!! 2nd Season

Love Live! Superstar!! 2nd Season follows the Yuigaoka Girls' High School's idol group Liella! as they recruit new members.

DoubleSama

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Paying It Forward: Love Live! Superstar!! 2nd Season

In 2021, the first season of Love Live! Superstar!! made a powerful impression on me. With its tightly written story centered around heroine Shibuya Kanon’s lifelong struggle with…

OGIUE MANIAX

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 12 [END] - Margarete Eats Takoyaki

Margarete started her heart-to-heart talk with Kanon by eating Chisato's takoyaki. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 12 [END]

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 Episode #12

Well everyone, looks like it’s time to hear Chisato Arashi’s important message to Kanon Shibuya as she wants her childhood friend to study abroad and let her singing…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Love Live Superstar 2 – Episode 12 (END) – Kanon’s Dream that Surprisingly Gets Achieved

Episode impressions of Love Live Superstar 2 Episode 12 as right before practice, Chisato wants Kanon to study overseas in Vienna. After some thinking, she changes her mind.…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 11 - Chisato Catches Margarete's Hand

Chisato saw Margarete hovering around Kanon's house, so Chisato ran after her. What's her deal? Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 11

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 10 - Chisato Photo Bomb

Chisato took the closest seat by the window to look at the first years practicing in their room. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 10

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live! Superstar!! 2.10: Singing For Truth

Our heroines were about to face their biggest challenge yet. Were they up to it?

The Yuri Empire

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Love Live Superstar 2 – Episode 10 – Winter Training Camp Bonding Time

The regionals are almost here. Wien being an obstacle in the way of Liella advancing beyond regionals, they decide to do a training camp. With regionals coming up,…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Arisa Good Luck

Here's a true bluebird: the 1999 one-shot OVA Arisa Good Luck . Last month, Tennouji, translator and proprietor of SakuraCircle, contacted m...

Collectr's Blog

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 9 - Chisato Talks to Manmaru Owl

Chisato always makes a point of including Manmaru in any strategic planning session. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 9

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 8 - Chisato Sells Takoyaki Balls

The school idol club decided not to put on a concert during their school's Open House. Chisato sold snacks! Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 8

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live! Superstar!! 2.8: Symbol of Excellence

After being forced to skip a week Liella are back in action. Let’s join them, shall we? “You daughter of a bitch”:

The Yuri Empire

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Love Live Superstar 2nd Season – Episode 8 – Finding the Perfect Spot

Episode impressions of as Love Live Superstar 2nd Season Episode 8 the preliminaries are finally here. Ren receives some new helpers as Kanon and others try to find…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 Episode #08

Let’s begin with Keke Tang where she discusses about the venue for Liella’s next live performance. Since they’re trying to qualify in the main competition, Kanon Shibuya and…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

Love Live! Superstar!! is still Kanon's show

You're not dressed for this, but at least your cardio is good.

Karmaburn.com

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[Japan Expo 2022] Interview with Mamoru Yokota

An interview with animator and illustrator Mamoru Yokota, animation director on Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai.

Full Frontal

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 6 - Natsumi Blinks Lies

Natsumi is not a good liar. Even if she were, her first-year classmates would not have followed her plan. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 6

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live Superstar 2nd Season – Episode 6 – Natsumi the Big Dreamer

Episode impressions of Love Live Superstar 2nd Season Episode 6 as Sumire catching Natsumi in the act, Kanon gives Natsumi the benefit of the doubt. With that, will…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 5 - Natsumi Thinks About It

Natsumi saw the new first-years in the school idol club and realized she had a VTubing opportunity. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 5

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 4 - Mei Shiki Come Here

Mei needed to talk to Shiki, but Shiki needed Mei to join her on the roof. How would this stalemate end? Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 4

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 3 - Margarethe Wiene Tosses Hair

Margarethe became Kanon's seemingly evil rival as she stalked her and vanished into thin air. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 3.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live Superstar 2nd Season – Episode 3 – The Mysterious Purple Haired Goals and Lofty Goals

Episode impressions of Love Live Superstar 2nd Season Episode 3 as despite Kinako's initial difficulties, she is finally getting the hang of it. But then, a mysterious purple-haired…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Fate/Art Online: Anime Herald Talks With ASCA

Anime Herald: You've recorded songs with Takanori Nishikawa (T.M.Revolution), Fox Capture Plan, and Kanon Wakeshima. Are there any artists, in particular,

Anime Herald

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 2 - Liella Makes Space for Circle

The senior Liella members welcomed new members regardless of their current skill levels. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 2.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 1 - Chisato Runs

Chisato is still Liella's performance coach at the start of the new school year. Love Live! Superstar!! S2 - Episode 1.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 Episode #01

It’s finally arrived as Love Live! Superstar!! begins its second season (still airing in NHK E-Tele) where Sunny Passion is shown on the big screen in Shibuya as…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Catching cicadas in the summertime

osuga no Sora is a series I unequivocally love. It captures a memory from a time I have longed for since I was a teenager and perhaps dates…

Artificial Night Sky

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Amayo no Tsuki, Volume 2 ( 雨夜の月)

In Volume 1, we met Saki, a high school student who plays piano, and her classmate (and piano teacher’s daughter), Kanon, who is hard of hearing. Kanon is…

Okazu

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Visual Kei&Anime – An Cafe

Welcome back to Visual Kei&Anime! This time, we’re covering a group who has a very nostalgic image for me. They’re very much rooted in the old school ideas…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Kaginado Final Thoughts

Kaginado is filled to the brim with references, easter eggs, and humor related to the characters. It was like this anime was made only for true Key fans…

Advanced495's Anime Blog

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Kaginado First Impressions

As soon as Kaginado was getting an anime adaptation, I knew I had to catch up on Key anime. This is an anime made only for fans of…

Advanced495's Anime Blog

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Intolerance (2021) by Keisuke Yoshida

A father comes to terms with his daughter’s accidental death in this powerful examination of grief. When Kanon (Aoi Ito) is caught shoplifting at a local supermarket, she…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Musicophilia (ミュジコフィリア, Masaaki Taniguchi, 2021)

An embittered young man rediscovers the joy of music after bonding with a collection of experimental musicians in Masaaki Taniguchi’s gentle musical drama

Windows on Worlds

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Love Live Superstar: Ep 5 Impression

Kanon and Keke’s performance of Tiny Stars at the School Idol Festival has given them more recognition than they initially thought. Their participation at the festival was only…

The Himouto Life

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Love Live Superstar: Ep 4 Impression

Kanon’s arc has finally come to a close. The next step in her journey in recruiting members for the school idol club leads her to meeting Sumire Heanna.…

The Himouto Life

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No End to Doing What You Love – Analysis of Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 1 [Video Script]

The debut of Love Live! Superstar!! is a bright new start for a delightful franchise. One reason why that’s the case is Kanon. She’s our new main character…

Chase the Light! Reflections

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Love Live Superstar: Ep 3 Impression

The first three episodes of Love Live Superstar have been very telling in how much of a fight Kanon can put up when against the odds. Kanon has…

The Himouto Life

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Like sakura petals crushed underfoot: Or, overthinking Da Capo II’s anime

On the surface, and perhaps even with a bit of context, Da Capo appears to be a fairly “vanilla” galge series with a heavy emphasis on slice-of-life and…

Artificial Night Sky

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Real Character: Love Live! Superstar!!

In my estimation, Love Live! Superstar!! is the best Love Live! anime from a storytelling perspective. It doesn’t necessarily have my favorite characters, but what it brings is…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 12 [END] - Keke Fired Up

Keke celebrated the good news that her school had a bright financial future. Liella! helped! Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 12 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds