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Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro – 03

「その道を紅く染めて」 (Sonomichi o akaku somete) "Stain the Road Crimson" ♪Disco inferno♪

Random Curiosity

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11 Anime Series About Parenting and Raising a Child

There are plenty of series about cute young children and the adults that fall under their spell. However, that does not necessarily become a series about

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Rumble in the Bronx (1995) [Film Review]

Rumble in the Bronx; or, A Fish Out of Water      That’s my uncle’s car! Fresh after the success of Police Story 3: SuperCop (1992) and Pro...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Is Time of Eve still one of my favourite anime of all time?

2008 was the first year I watched anime as it aired in Japan. The first was Spice and Wolf in winter. Then I watched a whole bunch of…

Day with the Cart Driver

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Mobile Police Patlabor The Movie

The two Patlabor movies directed by Mamoru Oshii are landmarks in anime history. Even without considering their intrinsic artistic qualities, their importance for the development of the aesthetics…

Animétudes

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Karate Girl (2011) by Yoshikatsu Kimura

10 years after her father was killed and her sister kidnapped, Ayaka Kurenai (Rina Takeda), descendent of the legendary Kurenai Karate-ka Shoujiro, is drawn back into a conflict…

Japanese Film Reviews

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The History of Tatsunoko – 2 – Experimental anime

The “realist” aesthetic and approach of the show was possible thanks to its director, who in fact debuted as chief director: the second of the three Yoshida brothers,…

Animétudes

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Crest of Betrayal (忠臣蔵外伝 四谷怪談, Kinji Fukasaku, 1994)

An ambitious samurai finds himself corrupted by the times in which he lives in Fukasaku’s etherial fusion of Yotsuya Kaidan and the Chushingura

Windows on Worlds

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Moving (お引越し, Shinji Somai, 1993)

A young girl struggles to come to terms with her parents’ impending divorce in Shinji Somai’s ethereal coming-of-age drama

Windows on Worlds

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Edens Zero - Episode 25 [END] - Shiki Scary Face

After Shiki defeated Madame Kurenai's massive robot, he wanted to do a specific thing to her. Scary! Edens Zero - Episode 25 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 24 - Rebecca Zips Up Suit

Rebecca belatedly remembered she was wearing only a short skirt to cover her bottom. A new battle suit solved her problem. Edens Zero - Episode 24.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 23 - Rebecca Shoots Happy Guns

Rebecca gave Homura the space to mourn at Valkyrie's resting place. That meant shooting a platoon of Punisher androids! Edens Zero - Episode 23.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 22 - Greedy Madame Kurenai

After taking over the rule of Sun Jewel from her deceased husband, Madame Kurenai mandated higher mining output. Edens Zero - Episode 22.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 21 - Shiki Gets Nice View of Rebecca

Rebecca totally forgot she never got her underwear back after Paul stole them from her. Shiki reaped the benefits! Edens Zero - Episode 21.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 20 - Homura Shiki Land in Prison

Edens Zero - Episode 20. Thankfully, the red beam did not disintegrate Homura and Shiki as it did the armed casino robbers. It dumped them in a mine!

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 19 - Witch Hermit Sister

Edens Zero - Episode 19. Witch looked happier than her Shining Stars colleagues that they would be reuniting soon with Valkyrie.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Animecast: Anime That Need More Attention

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give a rundown of many titles that they believe didn’t get enough spotlight in the anime fandom. Listen in and prepare…

Otaku Spirit

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Velvet Hustler (紅の流れ星, Toshio Masuda, 1967)

A gangster laying low realises there is no escape from his sense of ennui in Toshio Masuda’s post-modern re-imagining of his earlier Red Pier

Windows on Worlds

Anime Review #47: Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s lesser known titles, especially when you put it side by side with other greats like Castle In The Sky, Spirited Away…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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MAMORU OSHII book review [fiction] Part 11, RAINY DOGS

----- There're some Mamoru Oshii book lists on the Internet, but they don't have detailed explanations about the contents. My Mamoru Oshii book collection is far from complete,…

Manga/Anime Memorandum

Family By Choice – 15 Heart-Warming Anime Series About Found Family

Anime has a complicated relationship with families. Certainly you can presume that most characters have whole and happy families, but anytime someone needs even a minor tragic backstory…

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Deca-Dence – 12 (Fin) – A New Grand Process

When Jill tells Natsume that Kaburagi has connected with Deca-Dence to become Kabu-Dence, Natsume is momentarily bewildered by her Boss’ constant changing forms. But change is at the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 11 – Being a Mistake is What Makes It Right

Spoilers: Natsume does not meet her maker by Hugin’s hand this week. Instead she’s saved by two things: Hugin’s momentary distraction with the new Gadoll bug, and Kabu managing…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 10 – Not All Right At All

When Kaburagi tries to tell Natsume the truth in a masterfully-directed scene in which we feel her disorientation, Natsume passes out, much like Neo when Morpheus first tells…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 09 – Pushed to the Limit

After a cool Kaburagi warns Kurenai not die before he returns, calling her the “strongest, finest woman alive”,  he and Natsume take advantage of the chaos of the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 08 – Demolishing the Crap Factory

When Kaburagi announces his plan to destroy the Gadoll Factory to his fellow inmates, they think he’s touched. Their cyborg forms are trapped in the underground poop prison;…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 07 – Doing What You Can Do

Before Kaburagi dives back into Deca-Dence on a rogue account, Jill tells him there aren’t any battles going on, but he returns to the tank to find there’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 06 – The Shaw-Clank Redemption

When Hugin zaps Kaburagi, it doesn’t result in his death; he’s not even sentenced to be scrapped, despite becoming one of the bugs Hugin loathes so. Instead, he’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 05 – What the World Needs Now are Bugs Sweet Bugs

Squad 6 enters the Gadoll nest to find a gruesome mess of dead Gears floating in Gadoll alpha’s zone. Despite none of them being able to score a…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Deca-Dence – 04 – Changing the World That Is Yourself

Natsume happens to be thrust into her first battle by no fault of her own, but there’s no way she’s just going to stand around and watch. She borrows…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Anime Series Like Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Frustrated with her family, middle schooler Mirai Onozawa wishes to tear everything apart. Unfortunately, that wish comes true in an unexpected 8.0 earthquake. Suddenly, she and her younger…

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Deca-Dence – 01 (First Impressions) – A Study in Scale

Deca-Dance starts small and modest: a father on a mission to investigate artifacts; his young daughter Natsume tagging along out of a sense of adventure. It doesn’t end…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

The ‘best’ of Japanese Cinema I’ve Watched – My Thoughts

A few weeks ago I saw this list on the my Facebook feed, “The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now” which was curated…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

KonoSuba: Legend of Crimson

KonoSuba -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson follows Kazuma's party (and Yunyun) as they visit the Crimson Demons.

DoubleSama

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Nation, War, and Japan’s Future in the Science Fiction Anime Film Patlabor II

(Kido keisatsu patoreiba the movie 2, 1993) By Michael Fisch (original article here ) In the opening scene of Oshii Mamoru’s…

Nihon Cine Art

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OtakuGeneration.(Show #365) Cooking Master Boy

  Shownotes :: (show 365) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Cooking Master Boy, recorded live June 3rd, 2012. This week we watched ng Master Boy. Plus…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Kurenai 12 – I am disappointed (END)

Kurenai 12th nightI am. Oh THAT was fun, I leave my computer for one moment only to find it has restarted itself, taking my Photoshop and my post…

Lostlink ~ Wrong Way To Japan!

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