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Episode 761: Summer 2022 Previews #1

This week on Anime Pulse we got hot new summer anime, the latest COVID vaccine craze, and teacakes. Up first Joseph talks about the Tunnock's Milk Chocolate Teacakes…

Anime Pulse

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Mangaka AKAMATSU Ken Wins Seat in Diet’s Upper House

AstroNerdBoy notes mangaka AKAMATSU Ken-sensei's ("Love Hina", "Negima", "UQ Holder") political victory and examines Sensei's policies.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

Disaster Report: TENCHI IN TOKYO

AIC produced a lot of hits over the years, but few of them could compare to the success and impact of the 1992 OVA Tenchi Muyo! .  What…

Renaissance Josei

Review: HINADORI GIRL

Nothing hurts like getting your hopes up only to be disappointed, even by obscurities like this.  HINADORI GIRL, by Mari Matsuzawa.  First p...

The Manga Test Drive

Review: HAPPY LESSON

Of course, I couldn't let the month pass without talking about a bad harem manga, but this one is both different from the rest and yet not a...

The Manga Test Drive

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Brief Thoughts On: Itsudatte My Santa

Though anime that actually feature Santa are rare, Itsudatte My Santa is not worth bothering with, even for its novelty value.

Reasons to Anime

“UQ Holder” Creator AKAMATSU Ken Going Into Politics

AstroNerdBoy discusses the announcement from AKAMATSU Ken-sensei (UQ Holder, Negima!, Love Hina) to run for political office in Japan.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Weekly Round-Up, 24-30 November 2021: Female Animator Roundtable, Game Localization Talk, and Relatable Komi-san Anxiety

AniFem Round-Up Love Hina and the Normalization of Male Abuse Anthony Gramuglia looks at a pivotal fanservice anime and how the decision to change its self-insert protagonist from…

Anime Feminist

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Love Hina and the Normalization of Male Abuse

The abuse women can inflict on their partners is a topic taken seriously by intersectional feminist discourse, but often dismissed and even normalized in mainstream media. In anime,…

Anime Feminist

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30 Best Romantic Comedy Anime Series Full of Love and Laughs

Romance and comedy – It is a simple recipe, but an effective one. The intoxicating mix of genres that is “rom-com” just go together like a warm mug…

Recommend Me Anime

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Anime Series Like Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory

After their home burns down and he is abandoned by his father, Koushi Nagumo wanders homeless until he collapses on the street. He is found by a woman…

Recommend Me Anime

MM!

MM! is a 2010 Comedy anime series from the Japanese animation studio, Xebec. While the series may not be well known to some, the studio behind this show…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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50 Best Harem Anime Series Loaded With Ladies

You like harem series for reasons, like the “plot” and the “development” on of the characters. You need more harem anime in your life, like, right now. Maybe…

Recommend Me Anime

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Manga Review – Love Hina

Love Hina ラブひな AKAMATSU Ken Shounen – Comedy, ecchi, harem, romance 14 Volumes / 5 Omnibuses (complete) Tokyopop / Kodansha Comics Summary: After failing his entrance exams to…

Daiyamanga

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Disaster Report: Angel Tales

There are many reasons behind what shows I choose to cover for Disaster Report.  Sometimes it may be due to its distasteful, even controvers...

Renaissance Josei

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Full Metal Panic! Aged Anime 2002 - Mecha Action

Full Metal Panic! was the first mecha anime I had seen in a long time back in 2003.  Prior to this I had seen super robot anime like…

Tokyo Excess

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 3: Ground Defense Force Mao-Chan, Mermaid Forest, Ultra Maniac

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

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Why I Blog About Anime, Japan, and Tokyo

Life takes funny turns.  Way back in 2003 I really wasn't terribly interested in Japan or anime or manga. This is even though I had grown up...

Tokyo Excess

Sepia Nightmare

The fact that Boogiepop Phantom exists still eludes me to this day. One could chalk it up to simply being another product of the post-Evangelion boom in late…

Artificial Night Sky

Anime Series That Are Good For Practicing Your Japanese At Any Level

I won’t generalize the community by saying “everyone does it,” but chances are if you enjoy a lot of anime, you’ve had a thought that maybe you should…

Recommend Me Anime

Anime Series Like Rent a Girlfriend

Recently dumped by his girlfriend, college student Kazuya Kinoshita tries to fill the void with an app that lets him rent a girlfriend. While Chizuru seems like the…

Recommend Me Anime

The Quintessential Quintuplets, Vol. 14

By Negi Haruba. Released in Japan by Kodansha, serialized in the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. Translated by Steven LeCroy. (Obviously this…

Manga Bookshelf

Anime Series Like Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!

Sakurai Shinichi just wants a little peace and quiet, but his senpai Uzaki Hana wants to hang out. This peppy, loud, and well endowed woman just wants to…

Recommend Me Anime

15 Romance Anime Series NOT Set in High School

It is the elusive beast for the discerning romance anime fan of a certain age. As you grow out of your tender youthful years, you yearn for the…

Recommend Me Anime

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A Very Akamatsu Christmas – Holiday Special w/ Third Seat By The Window

It’s a Very Akamatsu Christmas as Third Seat by the Window and Warui Deshou join forces to take on two Ken Akamatsu “beloved” Christmas “classics,” as well as…

warui deshou

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Third Seat Special 5 – A Very Akamatsu Christmas (Warui Deshou Crossover)

It’s a Very Akamatsu Christmas as Third Seat by the Window and Warui Deshou join forces to take on two Ken Akamatsu “beloved” Christmas “classics,” as well as…

DaLadybugProductions

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Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo episode 5

I should fix my machine...so I can go back to hell. A night full of posts continues! I am super tired and thought about eating ice cream...

Tenchi's Thoughts

2000, Part 1: Last Stop of the Millennium

Patrick Stoeckel began his anime life with the Toonami line-up, then moved on to the unedited DVDs. After that, it's been a steady stream...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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OtakuGeneration (Show #336) Usagi Drop

  Shownotes :: (show 336) :: () :: () :: () :: () With more Usagi Drop, recorded live November 13th, 2011. This week we chatted about the anime series…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #335) Autumn Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 335) :: () :: () :: () :: () With more Autumn Impressions, recorded live November 6th, 2011. This week we discussed more fall/autumn shows. Plus,…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #334) Autumn Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 334) :: () :: () :: () :: () With more Autumn Impressions, recorded live October 30th, 2011. This week we watched more fall/autumn shows for…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration.net (Show #268) OTAKON (preview)

  Shownotes :: (show 268) :: () :: () :: () :: () With OTAKON (preview), recorded live July 25th, 2010. We're going OTAKON this weekend and we discussed…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #267) Bakemonogatari

  Shownotes :: (show 267) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Bakemonogatari, recorded live July 18th, 2010. This week we watched more Bakemonogatari and actually discussed…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #266) Summer Preview

  Shownotes :: (show 266) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Summer Preview, recorded live July 11th, 2010. This week we watched Bakemonogatari, but had such…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #265) Valkyria Chronicles

  Shownotes :: (show 265) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Valkyria Chronicles, recorded live July 5th, 2010. This week we discussed…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #194) Kingdom Hearts

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 194) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Kingdom Hearts,…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #182) Love Hina

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 182) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With the Love…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #96) with the F.M.J.M. Show

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 096) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With the F.M.J.M.…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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The price of my anime tastes: Anime that I am ashamed not to have finished…

Now everyonewho reads here will know that I have an extremely bad taste in anime (c.f. 10 anime I am ashamed to have watched), for instance, I have…

Yuri to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito