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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…

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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…

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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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Rise of the Machine Girls (2019)

Director: Yuki Kobayashi Starring: Himena Tsukimiya, Kanon Hanakage, Tak Sakaguchi, Kimono Negishi, Rie Kitahara In the not too far future, the selling of body parts is a lucrative…

Film Smash

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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…

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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…

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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

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All Eyes On: Hashikko Ensemble, Chapter 45

So much of what I’ve been wanting and anticipating has finally hit in what is one of the most impactful chapters of Hashikko Ensemble yet. Summary At a…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 11 - Liella! Makes Love Live! Regional Finals

Liella! saw they had made the selection for the regional finals. Their dedication starts to pay off. Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 11.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Love Live! Superstar!! – Episode 12 (END) – Crisis Averted and The Unsurprising Regional Results

Episode impressions of Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 12 as Kanon finally gotten over her lingering anxiety issues, can she and her friends make it to nationals? The answer…

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Love Live! Superstar!! – Episode 11 – Kanon and Overcoming Her Anxiety

Episode impressions of Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 11 as it’s obvious that Kanon and her friends make the cut. The headmistress apparently calls them to her office. I…

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First Impression: Kaginado

A familiar little girl wearing a sailor fuku with stuffed dango in hand walks into a planetarium, where she’s greeted by another familiar face, an android with blue…

Beneath the Tangles

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Interview: SAKUGAN Creative Staff and Cast

I spoke to director Junichi Wada, producer Takayuki Funahashi, mecha designer Stanislas Brunet, kaiju designer Shoji Kawamori, and Memempu's voice actress Kanon Amane about the new anime Sakugan.…

Biggest In Japan

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Interview: SAKUGAN Creative Staff and Cast

NN spoke to director Junichi Wada, producer Takayuki Funahashi, mecha designer Stanislas Brunet, kaiju designer Shoji Kawamori, and Memempu's voice actress Kanon Amane to get into the nuts…

Anime News Network - Views

Love Live! Superstar!! – Episode 10 – Sumire’s Center Dilemma

Episode impressions of Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 10 as Kanon and her friends figured out a name for their group, now comes the hard part. Yes, surviving preliminaries…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 9 - Keke Photo Bombs Chisato Kanon

In an episode about entering the Love Live contest, it's fun that traditions like the photo bomb come back. Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 9.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 8 - Keke Tako Hat

Chisato and Keke advertised the school festival using food, costumes, and wacky commercials. Love Live! Superstar!! - Episode 8.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Love Live! Superstar!! – Episode 8 – The Secret Behind Ren’s Mother and School Idols

Episode impressions of Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 8 as Kanon and her friends finds out that Ren has money troubles that can affect the school, can they change…

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