Fanart Friday: Makise Kurisu
The experience of watching Steins;gate, when it was originally released, was like no other. Before YouTube was huge and Twitter and Reddit were mainstays, bloggers were losing their…
2022 in Review
2022 winds down as catastrophically as most other recent years. The war in Ukraine grinds on. A "tripledemic" rages in the US. Covid has ret...
Haruka Naru Toki no Nake de 3: Owarinaki Unmei
And now the other shoe drops; Orphan presents a new version of the 2010 TV special, Haruka Naru Toki no Nake de 3: Owarinaki Unmei ( In…
To Heart, Yowamushi Pedal, Gintama, Gravitation TV, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (2010)
Captain Yami Did What?! Black Clover Chapters 340 & 341 [Manga Review]
Asta continues training in Zetten, meeting a few more members of the Ryuzen Seven. Then, a bombshell of a reveal gets dropped about Captain Yami’s mysterious past! Chapter…
Anime Series Like The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting
Tooru Kirishima is known as the Demon of the Sakuragi crime family due to his overly violent tendencies. Because of his skill and loyalty, he has been
HINAMATSURI, Kotaro Lives Alone, Kurenai, Bunny Drop, Beelzebub
Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro – 03
「その道を紅く染めて」 (Sonomichi o akaku somete) "Stain the Road Crimson" ♪Disco inferno♪
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
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...
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…
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…
Mobile Police Patlabor, Photon: The Idiot Adventures, Twilight Q, Zillion, Grave of the Fireflies
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…
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,…
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
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
Title: Kure-naiGenre: Action, Comedy, Drama RomanceRating: 7.5/10 Summary: Kure-nai is about the adventures and misadventures of 16-year-old Kurenai Shinkurou. Shinkurou is an authority in settling disputes between people, and finds his life…
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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…
Kagewani, kemurikusa., Planet With, Sound of the Sky, Tsugumomo
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
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…
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,…
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…
HINAMATSURI, Kurenai, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, My Roommate is a Cat, Bunny Drop
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…
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…
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…
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…
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;…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Shop, Spirited Away, Summer Wars
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.
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!, Kurenai, KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson
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…
Otome Game Review: Koezaru wa Akai Hana
Alternative Titles: 越えざるは紅い花 Company: Operetta Due Release Date: 07.09.12 Official Site: Platform: PC Genre: PORN, hot fucking brill heroine, Arabian shit, kidnapping, sexy guys, didimentionPORN P…
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…
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike, Zakuro, Dragonaut - The Resonance, Kurenai, One Piece
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!
4 Koma – Oh Lord! Let my loli go!
Oh Shinkurou! You fail as a Loli-Kon, you do.
Lostlink ~ Wrong Way To Japan!