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Manga the Week of 6/5/24

SEAN: June manga, and the temperature is rising as I type this. ASH: It's been pretty warm here where I am already; I'm not looking forward to the…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 18

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Airship. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by Lorin Christie. Well,…

Manga Bookshelf

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Manga the Week of 4/10/24

SEAN: Spring is here, tra-la, tra-la. It's raining every day. Just like winter, actually. ASH: Life is skittles! SEAN: We start with Airship's print releases, as they have…

Manga Bookshelf

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Manga the Week of 3/13/24

SEAN: Middlemarch, and no manga adapting George Eliot. Alas. MICHELLE: That would be interesting! ASH: Surely, this must exist somewhere already, right? ANNA: I may be more curious…

Manga Bookshelf

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 17

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Airship. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by Lorin Christie. We…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Like A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life

Taichi Tanaka is a middle-aged office worker who enjoys playing video games in his free time. Upon the release of a new VRMMO called One More Free Life

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Anime Like I Shall Survive Using Potions!

While walking home from her office job, Kaoru Nagase is approached by a man dressed all in white who apologizes for a mistake that led to her early…

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Japan Top Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: November 27 – December 3, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. It is thanks to the amazing…

Erzat

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TSUTAYA Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: November 27 – December 3, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. All of the data you find…

Erzat

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Anime Like Shangri-La Frontier

For high schooler Rakurou Hizutome, he enjoys playing games like any teen. However, his pleasure in gaming comes from playing trash games.

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Thoughts on Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Volume 7 (Manga)

It’s all business in the seventh volume of Sergei’s Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear manga adaptation, with Yuna getting everything in order to open a bakery. And then it…

Rory Muses

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 16

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by Lorin Christie.…

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Anime Like Yohane the Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror

Yohane is a girl who has never quite fit in with everyone else in the scenic town of Numazu. While Yohane takes up a job as a fortune-teller…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch

Oh well. I guess we still have to BEAR with it! That’s right. If you think the first season wasn’t enough and was just BEARABLE, then there is…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 15

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by Lorin Christie.…

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Manga the Week of 8/9/23

SEAN: Getting geared up for back to school, which manga will you sneakily read behind a textbook... ah hell, it's all gonna be on tablets now, isn't it?…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 14

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by Lorin Christie.…

Manga Bookshelf

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Comfy but Considerate, Why There’s More to Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear

When the first season of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear aired, I think that it was a classic example of an anime where everyone established their…

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I’m going to watch a lot of isekai anime this season

With the Summer 2023 anime season just beginning, I have looked at what anime I’m going to watch, and I found out that a lot of anime I’m…

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 127 – Spring 2023 Season Review

00:00 Intro 01:16 The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventures: Serving Gods who Go Too Far 02:59 The Cafe Terrace and Its Goddesses 04:21 A Galaxy Next Door 05:15 I Got…

Anime B&B

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Spring 2023 Anime Awards

Time to take a look back over the spring season of anime, and celebrate all my favourite things from it. The shows I watched were: – Alice Gear…

Rory Muses

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 12 (END) – Milquetoast Noble’s Son Faces Yuna’s Wrath

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 12 as Farrengram family nobles, especially their son, are up to no good. Of course, their son did the…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 11 – Dealing with Milquetoast Villainous Nobles and Yuna’s Surprise Party Outfit

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 11 as Yuna brought back a replacement chef from the royal capital. That is after pulling some strings thanks…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 10 – The Rogue Nobles from the West

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 10 as Yuna, Noa, and Fina finally arrive at Misa’s family castle for a birthday party. Little Yuna knew…

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Eights: Kuma Bear, Loafer, Explosion, Nyan, Insomnia

Nothing much happens this episode. Kuma Bear 8 is nothing at all. The show likes to indulge in cute characters eating delicious things, and this is just about…

Too Old for Anime

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 9 – Preparing for a Noble’s Birthday Party

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 9 as Yuna promotes her new confectionary and learns how to make tea, she and Yuna get invited to…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 8 – Learning to Make Tea and Eating Cake

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 8 as Yuna's strawberry shortcake is getting rave reviews, she decides to pitch the idea to the Bear bakery.…

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Spring 2023 Anime: Thoughts So Far

You probably know the drill by now: it’s (just after) the middle of the season of anime, so I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the shows I decided…

Rory Muses

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6-7s: Lv999, Kuma, Jijou no Shiranai, Loafer, and Explosion!

Momo is bored. After the last story arc of Lv999 I thought we’d see less of Runa for a while. Instead, episode 6 starts with a whole fairy-tale…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 7 – Fina’s Big Upset and Making it Up With Cake

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 7 as Yuna defeated the Mithri Golem, it’s time for her to pick Fina up. However, Fina gets angry…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 6 – Yuna Rush for the Mithril and “Saving Fina”

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 6 as Yuna really wants to get a hold of Mithril, she can get Fina the best knife she…

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Kimi wa Houkago 2-3, and 4-5s of Lv999, Kuma, Jijou no Shiranai, Loafer

Busted. But it turns out all right. I thought Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia was going to be about two restless, sleepless kids wandering around at night, but in…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 5 – Yuna’s Quest to Get the Best Knife for Fina

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 5 as Yuna help Anz set up her restaurant, it’s time for Yuna to have time for Fina. That…

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Spring 2023 Schedule

Sunday Tousouchuu: Great Mission 09:00 Fuji TV (04/02) Ao no Orchestra 17:00 NHK-E (04/09) Mobile Suit Gundam: Suisei no Majo Season 2 17:00 MBS・TBS (04/09) Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. 22:00 Abema (04/02) World Dai…

Random Curiosity

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 4 – A Little Girl with A Dream

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 4 as Yuna takes it easy now that she returned from her escort mission. Anz brings a bunch of…

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Spring 2023 — Seasonal Impressions

Sequels: Ancient Magus Bride, Birdie Wing, Boku to Roboco, Demon Slayer, Dr. Stone, Duel Masters, Edens Zero, Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, Isekai Smartphone, Kaguya-sama, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch!…

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2-3s: Lv999, Boku no Kokoro, Jijou wo Shiranai, Tensei Kizoku, Kuma

The important things. Three episodes in, and Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi o Suru is turning into quite a good series. It’s managing to balance the shoujo aspects…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 3 – Yuna Shows Her True Self and Defeats the Black Tiger

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 3 as Yuna continues to escort her students, remember those goblins? Are they an indication of something?

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Spring 2023 Impressions: Ao no Orchestra, Summoned to Another World for a Second Time, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear S2

Ao no Orchestra Short Synopsis: A former violinist is conscripted by his gym teacher to teach a schoolmate how to play. Mario: Adding to the long list of…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 2 – Yuna and the Forced Job of Escorting Students

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 2 as thanks to Ellalaura, Yuna tags along with Shia and three other nobles to help escort them in…

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Spring 2023 Anime: First Impressions

The second anime season of 2023 has now started, so its about time for me to share the first impressions of each show I’ve chosen to watch this…

Rory Muses

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Spring 2023 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 3

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Spring 2023 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of alice gear aegis Expansion, Kizuna no Allele, and Kuma…

Biggest In Japan

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch! – 01

「帰ってきたクマさん」 (Kaettekita Kuma-san) "Bear Comes Home" Bee there or bee square.

Random Curiosity

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New shows spring 2023

Good to be back, and ready for the Spring 2023 anime season. I’ll do this like I always do: I’ll watch shows that I might actually want to…

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First Impression: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear -Punch!

Yuna is back in her superpowered bear pajamas, continuing to help the orphanage kids run a cafe, and helping out with various monster issues that crop up. This…

Beneath the Tangles

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch – Episode 1 – Yuna Puts an End To the Honey Shortage and More Errands

Episode impressions of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Episode 1 as after defeating a Kraken last time, Yuna returned after that faithful moment with Fina. Now, Yuna created…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch! First Impressions

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear is possibly the cutest and fluffiest anime I ever watched! The absolutely gorgeous costumes! The adorable characters! The setting! Even the main character’s personality!…

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Spring 2023 Preview Guide

Last Update: Welcome to my seasonal Guide! (For the debut schedule, see here.) I expect to cover every full-episode series that will be debuting this season and several…

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Spring 2023 Anime: What I Will Be Watching

A new season approaches, so its time for the usual drill. Here’s a list of shows that I’ll be watching for said season, streaming services permitting. Information, as…

Rory Muses