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Anime Like Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
Tsukumogami are objects that have gained self-awareness and are able to take human form, but manifest powers based on the object they once were. For many
Twin Star Exorcists, Beyond the Boundary, Kemono Jihen, Land of the Lustrous, Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
Music: Trigun Stampede
By Andrew Osmond. Just days after the news broke that Anime Limited licensed the soundtrack to Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume, the company has announced it also has the soundtrack…
Land of the Lustrous – Episode 7
Day by day, Phos’ quest for purpose and identity reaps fresh disappointments. The most common, unquestioned identity for these gems is “warrior,” and so Phos throws themself into…
424 – One Shot 53 – Drip Drip
This week it’s all about Paru Itagaki! We spoil BEASTARS volume 21 and discuss the new chapter of Beast Complex! Then we examine her strange manga about a…
Manga Haul Summer 2022
Dad Needs To Talk shares what manga he picked up and also read over the Summer months. Find out what hidden gems were found.
Land of the Lustrous – Episode 6
The sun rises on a new day and a new Phos, now equipped with striped pearlescent legs. Having surrendered themselves to the ocean in hopes of helping their…
5 Anime Encapsulated by Kate Bush Songs
There are people who got into Kate Bush because of Stranger Things, and there are people who got into Stranger Things because of Kate Bush. The latter will…
Mecha Never Dies - A Bandai Namco Story | Anime Studio Spotlight
Install Raid for Free ✅ IOS/ANDROID/PC: https://clcr.me/VcvPtK and get a special starter pack 💥 Available only for the next 30 days #ad Canipa takes a cynical look into the…
Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, SAKUGAN, Planet With, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars
Anime Series Like Claymore
In Claymore, the world is overcome with demons called Yoma that constantly plague humanity. After Raki's parents were killed by Yoma, he teams up with
Which Art Style is “Better”: Stylised or Realistic?
Quite often online, especially within the twitter space, I'll see a tweet asking "Which manga has the best art?". It's more a question that can be answered based…
Naruto, Hells, Kakegurui, Made in Abyss, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
The Anime That Was Ahead of Its Time
Houseki no Kuni/Land of the Lustrous is not just any anime, this is a 3D animated anime! Land of the Lustrous by Haruko Ichikawa is a brilliant…
Breaking Down Arcane: League of Legend's Incredible Animation | Studio Spotlight
Canipa breaks down the unique production of Fortiche Productions' Arcane: League of Legends, and why 3D anime in Japan struggle to reach its ambition. Support The Canipa Effect on…
D4DJ First Mix, Revisions, Rusted Armors, Super Cub, BEASTARS
December 2021 Review (Land of the Lustrous)
Ya know, CGI gets a bad rep sometimes. I mean, I remember being blown away by Toy Story in 1995 (I was 7-8 years old), just how awesome…
On Character Transformation and Loss in Anime
Character transformation and loss is a driving force behind so many plot lines (just think Spider Man or Batman), but I find I'm drawn to stories where the…
Land of the Lustrous – Episode 5
It is not some great moral conviction that drives Phos into the sea. If anything, it’s closer to the opposite – a total absence of feeling, and lack…
361 – One Shot 43 – Captivated, by You
Morgana is out on vacation but she left the guys a reading list for some Yen Press books! We're checking out Yama Wayama's pleasant collection of high school…
Anime Series Like The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace
800 years ago, as terrifying demons pushed mankind to the brink, they prayed to the gods and called for their aid. Emerging from these prayers, battle deities called…
Stranger By The Shore Was Great & I Wish It Was Longer
I’ve spoken about my thoughts on LGBT anime in the past. I’ve grappled with my thoughts on how homosexuality is portrayed in Japan and my feelings with shows…
15 Anime Series That Look Happy But Are Actually Depressing
You can look at some anime series and know exactly what you are getting with it. However, there is this thing that can happen – a thing that…
Magical Girl Raising Project, Shadow Star Narutaru, When They Cry, Girls' Last Tour, Happy Sugar Life
Land of the Lustrous
A strange and wonderful experience!
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
Weekly Round-Up, 26 May – 1 June 2021: Ace Attorney Localization, “Cool Japan,” and Gendered Translation
AnFem Round-Up The Girl with the Healing Kiss: How Talentless Nana explores gender, morality and the savior complex Avanya Manickum unpacks Michiru’s arc and how it implicitly plays…
Genderless Gemstones: The pros and cons of Land of the Lustrous as non-binary representation
In the discussion surrounding queer representation in fiction, things are not always so simple as stamping a work with “good rep” or “bad rep”. While the series is…
Wonder Egg Priority is 𝓽𝓻𝓾𝓵𝔂 Amazing
Wonder Egg Priority is probably the BEST anime of Winter 2021 and it says a lot of really interesting things about space and meaning, it's also a deeply…
Growing Into an Adult
IN THIS HOUSE WE RESPECT AND LOVE NANAMIN When I was a teenager, I was looking forward to being an adult, since I was longing for independence and…
Land of the Lustrous, The Promised Neverland, Terror in Resonance, Eden of The East
Favourite Anime I watched in 2020– They may have come out years ago
Once again it’s time for a favourite anime of the year post. I have a bit of a tradition with these posts! It’s a pretty straight up tradition,…
The World God Only Knows, Wandering Son, Dorohedoro, Kyousougiga, Kyousougiga
Land of the Lustrous Episode Guide
Land of the Lustrous Episode Guide: Phosphophyllite (Phos) wants to contribute. They're willing to change to do so! But how much is too much?
Anime OP-ED (December 2020)
Fourth in this series – I’m nearly running out of days in the month this time :D (Changed my mind re: metal and anime, but perhaps that style…
Land of the Lustrous Episode 12 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 12: Padparadscha had awakened, and Phos wasted no time asking for advice. Zircon goes on patrol with Bort.
Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni)
Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni) 2017 Land of the Lustrous seems to be cited fairly often as a show that can change minds when it comes…
Fragglepuss Anime Review 299: Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni
Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sentient Gemstones First Aired: Fall 2017, 12 episodes Summary: A…
Land of the Lustrous Episode 11 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 11: Bort defends Diamond from two huge Lunarians. Phos and Alexandrite try to help but have their own problems.
Land of the Lustrous Episode 10 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 10: Bort sees new potential in Phos and takes them on patrol. Neither were prepared for what they found.
Land of the Lustrous Episode 9 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 9: Phos tries to take on Antarcticite's responsibilities . Will there be anything left come Spring time?
Moe Anthropomorphism – 15 Anime Series Where Things are Personified as Cute Anime Characters
As you are likely familiar, anime artists have a passion for taking things and turning them into beautiful anime characters. They’ve done it to planets, fast food mascots,…
Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Kemono Friends, Land of the Lustrous, Moyashimon
Land of the Lustrous Episode 8 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 8: Antarcticite takes Phos to the Chord Shore, hoping to find Phos arm material. They find much more than that.
Land of the Lustrous Episode 7 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 7: Amethyst awakens after being reassembled. Can they forgive Phos for the deadly fight? Can Phos forgive Phos?
Land of the Lustrous Episode 6 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 6: Phos' new legs bring problems, of course. They're too fast! Can the others help Phos stop without shattering?
Land of the Lustrous Episode 5 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 5: As the Lunarians haul up Phos' broken body, Ventricosus awaits payment. The Lunarians have a different idea.
Land of the Lustrous Episode 4 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 4: Phos' bad luck continues. The snail wanted to date Sensei Kongou. Now it wants Phos to go into the sea! Why?
Land of the Lustrous Episode 3 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 3: Diamond and Bort fight to free Phos. But are they too late? Will anyone care? And how will Cinnabar react?
Land of the Lustrous Episode 2 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 2: Haunted by their promise to Cinnabar, Phos struggled with ideas to help. Diamond's response was unexpected.
Land of the Lustrous Episode 1 Review – Best In Show
Land of the Lustrous Episode 1: Kongou finally finds a job for Phos -- a job Phos hates. But soon a boring job is the least of Phos'…
Weekly Round-Up, 26 August – 1 September 2020: Nonbinary Monk/Makeup Artist, Masculinity in Yakuza, and Gender in Land of the Lustrous
AniFem Round-Up The Devils in the Details: The grotesquely charming world of Hayashida Q Kirsten Doroff looks at the author best known for Dorohedoro and the undercurrent of…
Anime Series That Start Off Slow Before Getting Good
Not all anime series start off with a bang. Certainly an exciting first episode is a good way to hook those new viewers, but many shows want to…
Gintama, Land of the Lustrous, Steins;Gate, Texhnolyze, Clannad
Weird names in anime & manga
Phosphosyte? Phosposlyte? Phosposite? I don’t know about you, but I am grateful that the writer behind Land of the Lustrous chose to shorten the protagonist’s name to Phos in…
3 Reasons To Watch: Land of the Lustrous
Join in and witness the internet’s latest fetishes.
LGBTQIA+ Representation in Anime
Hello all and welcome back to Niji Nights! Last time I talked specifically about transgender characters in anime in some old school vs. some newer anime. Today, I…
Bloom Into June – Episode # 95 – Pride Month Special feat. Meta and RetroSofa
Note: This podcast was recorded before the murder of George Floyd and was delayed in the hopes that people would focus in on the incredibly important social movement…
296 – Yu Yu Hakusho part 4
On this episode Seamus prepares to study Buddhist philosophy for Land of the Lustrous, Darfox checks out alternative manga Tsukiko and the Satellite and other stories, and dakazu…