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Competitive Classrooms: 10 Anime Series Where Classmates Compete With Each Other

All society is built on a certain level of competition since there can indeed only be one number one. This competition can start early in those school years,…

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Some April Quick Takes

Hisashiburi da, ne? Yours truly is going to try to make up for the long gap between now and my last post with some quick takes. I rely…

Medieval Otaku

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 01 (First Impressions) – Battle, Go!!

Like its predecessor Gainax, Trigger is known for ambitious, sumptuous, stylish, and sometimes chaotic action bangers that usually pay tribute or homage to anime history in some way.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Anime Discussion: The Anime Characters I absolutely despise

Recently on Twitter Karandi asked “Is there an anime character you would want to punch” and my first response is Shinji Matou from the fate franchise so here…

Art Of Anime

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Weekly Round-Up, 3-9 March 2021: Burakumin Issues, Yuri Exhibit Online, and Outsourced Crunch

AniFem Round-Up Reading Code:Realize as Queer Allegory Naomi “Bez” Norbez shares how the otome game resonated with his journey of coming out and finding a queer family. Dressed…

Anime Feminist

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Dressed to Kill la Kill: The overlooked power of fashion’s rebellious history

While Kill la Kill was all about clothes and the way commodification objectifies bodies, it missed the opportunity to talk about the rich history of rebellion using fashion.…

Anime Feminist

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In My View: Was Gatekeeping guy wrong?

So gatekeeping made its way around the AniTwitter circle in a dramatic fashion this week with a tweet that was so hyperbolic that the only non-attention-seeking response is…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

Kill la Kill

By Jeannette Ng. Kill la Kill rests on a panoply of ridiculous puns, the central pair of which work just as well in English due to them being…

All the Anime

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #152 – Be Gay Do Akudama Crimes with Paul Chapman

Evan reviews the 2020 anime series Akudama Drive with Greatest Movie EVER Podcast host Paul Chapman. Plus, Evan, David, and Paul discuss Donkey Kong Country 3, Metal Gear…

Ani-Gamers

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Little Witch Academia: A Good Trigger anime?

Trigger isn’t a studio I’ve had much experience with. The only Trigger anime I’ve reviewed was the rubbish Kill La Kill. Some people also count Gurren Lagann as…

Anime Reviews

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Wonder Egg Priority Episode 3: Blonde Bomber

This time Ai met the blonde member of the soon to be quartet. Must be a fan of both Kill la Kill and Xenoblade Chronicles.

The Yuri Empire

Tokyo Mew Mew (with Mercedez Clewis)

Covers all of Tokyo Mew Mew and Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi.In the early 2000s, this series about a team of five…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Oh, So Tropical: The Nose Bleed

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: tropes exist because they work. If you’re a writer like I am, tropes is your friend. Here’s a question…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Back Arrow — First Impressions

A naked guy falls from space. Our heroes try to cook him, then he turns into a giant robot.

Draggle's Anime Blog

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First Impression: Back Arrow

A wall surrounds the island of Ringarindo, but it’s more than a boundary—the structure is seen as a provider and caregiver, and worshiped as a god by the…

Beneath the Tangles

Anime’s aspect ratios

Aspect ratios go unremarked, but few things can be more fundamental to an anime than its shape. To my knowledge, few things have been said on the topic.…

327 Robots

15 Anime Characters With The Most Unique Hair Styles

Oh, anime. You can be so wonderfully weird. Everything from the plot all the way down to the minor details can get so odd. One of those fun…

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After School Nightmare Pt. 2 (with Mouna Toure)

Covers volumes 6–10 of After School Nightmare by Setona MizushiroWelcome back to discuss the second half of a manga that is full of twists and turns. This episode,…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Top 5 Anime Swordsmen … and ladies

Like with most of my lists the term “top” here is not to be taken too seriously. In this case, it actually means top characters with a sword…

I drink and watch anime

Ani-Gamers Podcast #147 – Happy Hells-oween

To celebrate the spooky season, Evan and our editor Patrick Sutton review the 2008 action-comedy anime film Hells, which has some incredible design and animation work but a…

Ani-Gamers

10 Best Ecchi Anime For Your Wildest Fantasy

Looking for spicy and naughty ecchi anime to watch? Come check out the 10 best ecchi anime for your wildest fantasy now!

The Anime Basement

Top 5 Anime Characters with Huge Appetites

Cute Girl Edition! I should probably have put that cute girl part in the title of the post. It seems that once again, I fail at internet. I…

I drink and watch anime

Genice Chan on BNA and Collaborating with Studio Trigger

Studio Trigger is no stranger to cross-cultural exchange. Their anime projects (Promare, Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) frequently pull inspiration from Western sources ranging from American children’s…

Ani-Gamers

Top 5 Anime Schools I Would Never Want to Attend

So I guess these are more like bottom 5 schools. But that ruins the flow of my Top Five Fridays… Just humour me! I’m sure we have all…

I drink and watch anime

Top 5 Studio Trigger Projects

Studio Trigger is an animation studio established in 2011. Since then the studio has produced several high quality anime.

Otaku Orbit

14 Cute and Innocent-Looking Villains in Anime

Some anime characters you can look at and think, “Oh yeah, that’s definitively a villain,” but some of the best villains are exactly the opposite. Nothing hits harder…

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Top 5 Magical Girl series

I created a lists of the top 5 magical girl series. The top 5 included Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Otaku Orbit

Ani-Gamers Podcast #142 – BNA: Brand New Anime with Kyle Cardine

  There’s a new Trigger show out and naturally Evan is on the case. In this episode he’s joined by fellow Trigger super-fan Kyle Cardine from Crunchyroll to…

Ani-Gamers

15 Anime Series With The Best Soundtracks Outside of the OP / ED

For some, animation is the most important thing to their enjoyment of an anime. For others, the plot is crucial for them. Yet, while likely not the most…

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Swords of Legend – 8 Iconic Anime Swords

Simple and versatile, a sword can be an extension of the arm and useful in a wide variety of battle situations. It is a weapon for heroes, especially…

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The Anime Music a Marathon Runner Listens to

Hey, hey, hey everyone. A common question we get for the DilKokoro Podcast and folks as me in general is about the anime music I listen to. Now,…

AniTAY

BNA: An Ambitiously Flawed Furry Extravaganza

I have complicated feelings about Trigger. As the offshoot of the legendary Studio Gainax, their projects are stylized and ambitious but sometimes lack consistency. For every time they’ve…

Starting Life From Zero

It's Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Canipa discusses the issues of low pay and overwork on anime simulcast translations, particularly at Crunchyroll, a company built on the foundations of unpai...

The Canipa Effect

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Another Top 20 Fanservice Moments in Anime and Manga

An anime and manga blog, devoted to all kinds of amazing things from Japan. Reviews, articles, lists and more!

Otaku Nuts

Yoh Yoshinari (吉成曜) MAD

Anime List: IGPX Dead Leaves Kill La Kill Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Top Wo Nerae 2! Diebuster Indivisible Pokemon Movie 14 Re: Cutey Honey Mahoromatic Danta...

Sakuga Boy

Anime Series That Are Good But Hard to Recommend

It is, this week, our fourth anniversary! I’ve been working on this site for four long years, and it is doing great despite sometimes feeling like I’m running…

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Promare

Promare is an anime original movie by studio Trigger about the clash between humans and the "Burnish." And no, it's nothing like Fire Force.

DoubleSama

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Top 5 Blind Anime Characters

I created a list of the top 5 best Blind anime characters. Issho from One Piece, Sara from Samurai Champloo, Tosen from Bleach, and Yomi from Yu Yu…

Otaku Orbit

My Top 5 Great Anime with Questionable Premises

Anime can be kind of weird in general, however for this list I’m not just picking anime that is weird to watch. These are series where the actual…

I drink and watch anime

Untangled: Beloved Anime with Problematic Scenes

In our Untangled column, we answer questions (edited for clarity) from the readers. Feel free to email us a question or ask us one through any our social…

Beneath the Tangles

Anime Spring Season 2020: First Impressions

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the 2020 spring anime season that just started~ BNA Studio: Trigger • Genre: Action, Fantasy,…

YuriReviews and More

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

March of the Magical Girls – [OFFICIAL PLAYLIST]

As promised, here is the official playlist of March of the Magical Girls!

GALVANIC

Kill la Kill: A Rare Retraction

Kill la Kill was... actually really good the second time around?!

Baka Raptor

The 10 Must-See Anime Series of the 2010s (2010 – 2014)

Click to ReadThe 10 Must-See Anime Series of the 2010s (2010 – 2014)

Biggest In Japan

Ryuko Matoi is Definitely a Magical Girl | Kill la Kill

March of the Magical Girls Begins! But... does this first entry even belong here? Stay Toon'd!

GALVANIC

The Best Anime of the 2010s

Here it is, the third and final installment in our Best of the 2010s series! We’ve gotten manga and video games out of the way, so it’s time…

Ani-Gamers

PROMARE: the fire fighting Gurren Lagann

Do you like Mecha anime? Did you watch Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and love it? What about the art style of Kill la Kill? If any of those…

Rogue Shogunate

Reflections: Yes. I still want to buy stuff. So can I please have these?

I recently went on a tear of buying anime. I collected Pat Labor, Dennou Coil, bought Serial Experiments Lain and a Sengoku Basara and a few others. I’ve…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog