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2021 Fall Premiere Digest

This fall brings passion projects by big-name creators, long-awaited adaptations, and some unexpected surprises!

Anime Feminist

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 96: Fall 2021 Anime First Impressions

After a great Spring season and not so great Summer season, it seems balance has been restored to the anime world. The crew gives their first impressions of…

The Glorio Blog

Lupin III Part 6 #01 — Herlock Sholmes

  Conan Doyle's litigious descendants definitely stopped caring. Impressions: Well, better than the 'tribute to Jigen' episode, but still not great. The issue wasn't that it was more…

Tenka Seiha

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Lupin the Third Part 6 – 01 (Sherlock Holmes!)

AstroNerdBoy reviews Lupin the Third Part 6 - 01. Lupin & Albert are reunited as a lord is killed. Sherlock Holmes isn't happy to see Lupin.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Lupin the 3rd: Part 6 – Episode 1

Does a bromance await Fiction’s Greatest Detective and Greatest Thief? Is Watson still out there hoping his beau will save him? Is Zenigata going to get, like, supes…

Anime Feminist

Please Wait Warmly

I'm out of town from basically now until late Sunday for a wedding. Not my own. There are a couple shows I plan on covering in that span…

Tenka Seiha

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Fall 2021 First Impressions: Komi-san wa Komyushou desu, Lupin III Part 6, Shikizakura

Komi-san wa, Komyushou desu Short Synopsis: Internet’s collective waifu finally gets her anime. Armitage: I have not read the Komi manga but I am aware of the literal…

Star Crossed Anime

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Lupin the Third Part 6 – 00 (Farewell, Kobayashi-san #Lupin6)

AstroNerdBoy reviews Lupin the Third Part 6 - 00. After getting caught by cops using high tech gear, Jigen ponders calling it quits with Lupin

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Fall 2021 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 9

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Fall 2021 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of The Blue Period, The Faraway Paladin, My Senpai Is…

Biggest In Japan

Lupin III Part 6 #00 — Abusing Octogenarians

  What a tribute. Impressions: This is actually a bit of a tribute episode to Jigen's original voice actor finally retiring, but if it's what they're using as…

Tenka Seiha

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 95: First Final Previews

It’s strange times in the anime world as we try to do first looks, final thoughts, and Fall 2021 season previews in one single episode.

The Glorio Blog

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Tobira o Akete

Tobira o Akete is a sword-and-sorcery fest from 1986. It's based on a 1984 short story by the Japanese fantasy and science fiction writer M...

Collectr's Blog

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My Most Anticipated Anime of Fall 2021

With the new fall anime season on the horizon, you may be wondering what to watch. I have a few I'd recommend checking out.

Biggest In Japan

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Lupin III: The First (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

Lupin and the gang are celebrating their 50th anniversary and one of those titles is their first CG anime film, which is now available on Blu-ray in the…

The Normanic Vault

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This Thursday: The return of Anime Nostalgia's Pen Pal Mailers!

Some of you might remember that last year, I used the fanart sketch cards I did for the #sixfanarts challenge on Twitter to make "Pen Pal Ma...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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What’s an Anime Everyone Should Watch?

AstroNerdBoy was recently asked, "What's an anime everyone should watch?" Immediately, the title that got me into anime sprang to mind.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Reel Japan 15 – Lupin III: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy

Reel Japan Podcast review of the 1974 live action movie Lupin III: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy.

ANIBROS ☆ CREATIVE

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Kasei Yakyoku v2

When Orphan released Kasei Yakyoku in late 2018, we had to use a VHS tape for the first two episodes. At the time, I said we'd redo…

Collectr's Blog

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Kaitei 3-man Mile

Toei Douga pioneered the feature-length theatrical cartoon in Japan, starting with 1958's Hakujaden . Orphan has released several Toei featu...

Collectr's Blog

Lupin III The First

by Jeremy Clarke. A character with a long history in Japan in anime, manga artist Monkey Punch’s celebrated gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III is a descendant of the…

All the Anime

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Gainax and the Neo-Kanada Renaissance

1998 was one of the most important years in the history of the Kanada school. On the one hand, it was when Yoshinori Kanada himself left Japan—and, with…

Animétudes

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Abandoned #10 (Lupin III Part 4, Space Adventure Cobra, Cannon Busters, Space Dandy & The Future Diary)

While I procrastinate/struggle to finish my Perfect Blue review I thought I’d whip up another of my ‘Abandoned’ posts :D Standard disclaimer as usual: not ruling out one…

The Review Heap

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The (Almost) Definitive Fall 2020-Spring 2021 English Shogakukan Manga Guide!

  Hello readers! Marion here, reporting back in after an extremely busy seven months. It's still busy where I am, since I work at a local mo...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

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Hashire! Shiroi Ookami

Orphan hasn't done a critter feature in a while, so we're quite chuffed to present the first English-subtitled version of the 1990 movie Has...

Collectr's Blog

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

Full Frontal

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Sensou Douwa: Boku no Boukuugou

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

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Takeshi Koike’s Lupin the Third

Ever since 1967, Lupin the Third has been a staple of Japan’s animation culture and one of the most storied and recognizable icons in the international market’s perception…

Sakura Sunrise

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Yasuo Otsuka Special Interview – Lupin III Perfect Book (2003)

Translation of an interview with Yasuo Otsuka published in the 2003 Lupin III Perfect Book as a celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary.

Full Frontal

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In Memoriam – Yasuo Otsuka (1931-2021)

Yasuo Otsuka is, without doubt, the most important and influential animator in anime history. We retrace his career and legacy to pay respects to the man.

Full Frontal

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 4: Astro Boy, Lupin III, Tenchi in Tokyo

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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Ani-Gamers Podcast #153 – Best of 2020 with Dawn

Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins Evan and David to celebrate their favorite anime, manga, and video games of 2020 and look back on one hell of…

Ani-Gamers

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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 95: Lupin III: The First with Tricia

  Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! Happy 2021! I’m starting the fir...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Anime Robin Hood: 11 Anime Series With Outlaw Heroes

Everyone loves a bit of a rogue. Or perhaps more specifically, people love the type of rogue you often see used in anime. What you see in anime…

Recommend Me Anime

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Anime of 2020

If you’re stuck at home, it's easy to become frustrated when, say, a plague makes your regularly scheduled programming go on hiatus. But we must remember that COVID-19…

Ani-Gamers

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This month on the podcast!

  New Year, New Lupin?? For the 1st episode of the new year, let’s do something fun: Old Fans watch NEW Lupin! That’s right, the lovely folk...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

Collectr's Blog

Animation fundamentals – Layout and storyboard, what’s the difference ?

Animation Fundamentals teaches you about the essential principles behind animation. In this piece we delve on the difference between Storyboard and Layout.

Full Frontal

Understanding Russian Anime Characters From History to the Present

This video examines how Japanese ideas about Russia were and are expressed in popular culture through anime characters. From the Cold War, to the 90s, and co...

Thixotrofic

324 – Creator Cross Section 7 – Shigeru Tsuchiyama

On this episode Seamus discusses the penultimate volume of Ôoku: The Inner Chambers and dakazu learns about Miki Yakata’s breast cancer recovery in 27-sai no Nyugan Diary! Then…

Manga Machinations

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Botchan

Orphan is proud to present the first English version of the 1980 TV special Botchan . (It should not be confused with the shorter version th...

Collectr's Blog

20 Anime “Dere” Character Types That You Have Never Heard Of

Permit me to be old for just a moment, but back in my day, we only had a handful of “dere” type classifications in anime. You had: the…

Recommend Me Anime

Review: Lupin III: The First

Lupin III: The First not only serves as the swansong for franchise creator, the late great Monkey Punch, but marks the franchise’s first foray into CG animation. To…

littleanimeblog.com

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Sensou Douwa: Tako ni Natta Okaasan

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

Why Do Anime Dubs Recast Actors?

Anime dub actors have very often been recast, so in this video we attempt to get to the bottom of why it happens sometimes (although there will always…

The Cartoon Cipher

How to Watch Lupin III in Order

While not unwieldy like Detective Conan in size, the many entries of Lupin III can be off-putting to those who are potentially interested in the series. However, of…

Recommend Me Anime

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Sweet Spot

Here's an almost totally unknown work from director Sugii Gisaburou, the 1991 OVA Sweet Spot . Based on a manga by Chuusonji Yutsuko, it tel...

Collectr's Blog

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Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den

In these disastrous times since the 2016 US election, I've taken solace in watching (and endlessly rewatching) The Great British Baking Sho...

Collectr's Blog

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

Collectr's Blog

Lupin III The Woman Called Fujiko Mine – 4 [Vissi d’arte, Vissi d’amore]

This week on Fujiko Mine we get a deeper look into Zenigata, more Lupin, and a whoooole lot of sexual jokes.

Star Crossed Anime