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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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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

Collectr's Blog

Omonomono Newsletter, Apr. 12 Update

Sign up for these as emails here. Talking about Gundam and Macross in 2021 feels quaint, but such is the world we live in. Omonomono Newsletter, 2021-04-05 This…

Omonomono

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Hideaki Anno’s Macross Movie Production Comic

As an up-and-coming young animator, Hideaki Anno worked on big animated films like Nausicaä and Macross: Do You Remember Love? For a brief time in 1984, he had…

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi

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RahXephon does NOT equal Evangelion

I am writing this post in the hope of ending a needless and futile debate. I’m writing it knowing that I’m talking about the anime community, and unnecessary…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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(Original Story Data Files) Arc Incidents Chapter 3: Data Files: Noah 3 Stats

So a funny story about this. When I was thinking about the statistics of my Noah 3 Ship I originally thought of the SDF Macross because that is…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

Collectr's Blog

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Triangle Of Unity In Space | Macross Delta | Mecha March 2021

It’s March. . . not just any march MECHA MARCH! I didn’t mention I would be participating did I oops? To kick this annual tradition I must participate…

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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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Old-school anime Valentines!

Another year of old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & prin...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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“Do You Remember Love?” In 3-Part Multimedia Harmony, pt. 3

Click here for PART 1: “DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE?” AND “SDF MACROSS” AS A SYNTHESIS OF TWO GENERATIONS OF ARTISTS. Click here for PART 2: A LOOK AT…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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“Do You Remember Love?” In 3-Part Multimedia Harmony, pt. 2

“Macross” series* creator Shoji Kawamori Click here for PART 1: “DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE?” AND “SDF MACROSS” AS A SYNTHESIS OF TWO GENERATIONS OF ARTISTS. Click her…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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“Do You Remember Love?” In 3-Part Multimedia Harmony, pt. 1

Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. CONTENT WARNING: DESCRIPTIONS OF WAR, ABUSE, MISOGYNY, QUEERPHOBIA SPOILERS FOR THE MACROSS SERIES, THE AQUARION SERIES, ESCAFLOWNE The 1984 anime…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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Super Dimension Fortress Macross – Anime Review

A spaceship with an entire human city inside tries to make its way back home while under alien attack, leaning on culture for comfort.

Nefarious Reviews

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Anime Series Like Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle

In a world where women govern, the creation and use of weapons is outlawed. Yet, conflict still exists. Now, instead of violence, fights are conducted via rap battles…

Recommend Me Anime

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Secret Santa Review: Basquash!

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

Ani-Gamers

Birth of the OAV: Talking Dallos and the Emerging Rental Market with Shigeru Watanabe

In this mid-80s Animage interview with Shigeru Watanabe, he talks about the reception of the first OAV Dallos and the emerging home video rental market.

Heisei Etranger

Top 5 Favourite Watches 2020 – #The25AniCheer

  The one thing 2020 couldn’t spoil my anime watching and I watched a fair amount.

LitaKinoAnimeCorner

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flying low #23: trinity rising

I don’t remember when or why I first watched this video, other than that it was at some point in the last 3-4 years. I was immediately captivated…

subculture diaries

10 Ladies Who Defined Mecha Excellence… 80s Edition (Part 1)

Hey you pilot that giant robot like a girl! Once considered a “man’s job“, like several other jobs, the occupation of being a mecha pilot has over the…

The Classic Anime Museum

Genshin Impact's Homage to Anime | Anime Studio Spotlight

Canipa discusses how a group of hardcore anime fans became animation experts through creating the cutscenes of Honkai Impact 3rd and eventually found themsel...

The Canipa Effect

Are They Out There? – Top 20 Anime Series About Aliens

Like ghosts and the supernatural, it is only natural to be captivated by the fact that we may not be alone in the universe. As such, you can…

Recommend Me Anime

#222 : Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flashback 2012

“1,2,3,4. 1,2,3,4. 1,2,3,4… Ah 1! 2!” I love, love, love the original Macross. This was a cornerstone series, via Robotech and eventually the original, that I can say…

The Classic Anime Museum

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Nagasaki 1945: Angelus no Kane (The Angelus Bell)

The atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, is less well known that the bombing of Hiroshima three days earlier, for several reasons. ...

Collectr's Blog

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld – 23 (Fin) – A Hug and a Sword

She may have put up a brave front for most of last week’s episode, Alice’s cracks show at a cocktail party and culminate in an escape from Rath…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Holding out for a B-Club: Toshihiro Hirano Commentary

Courtesy of this B-Club special, character designer and director Toshihiro Hirano gives us commentary on his 80s work in anime. Find out what he has to say about…

Heisei Etranger

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Elf 17

Orphan's projects get started for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, a raw intrigues one of the translators. Sometimes, an orphaned series ge...

Collectr's Blog

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The Decade in Review: The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 2

And now it’s on to the second part of my decade review of the English language adaptation industry as well as fandom, which of course cove...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 67

 Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!With yet another new Macross TV show seeming to…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

#194 : Okubyo na Venus

Pop idols are plentiful in terms of anime. Creamy Mami, Lynn Minmei (Macross) and Eve Tokimatsuri (Megazone 23) are three that come to my mind from the 1980s…

The Classic Anime Museum

Gender roles in Gundam and Macross

In a previous essay about otaku identity and militarism, I mentioned that the issue of gender was a central one to understand the development of otaku identity, and…

Animétudes

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Studio Graviton

I have been researching Studio Graviton for a while, a small studio notable for its activities during the ‘80s, and I’ll articulate what I found in this post…

Alex

So lets recap UK Anime Fans

Thank you dear reader, for taking the time to scan and take-in what I have posted over these years, on My UK Anime Fandom Journey of nosta...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Militarism and otaku identity : from Gundam to Macross

I would roughly say that, in English-translated works, there have been two general historical accounts of the phenomenon called “otaku” : the first, embraced by Toshio Okada, reads…

Animétudes

Shigeru Watanabe and Fans Reminisce About Royal Space Force on Japanese Twitter

Former Bandai Visual producer Shigeru Watanabe shares some previously unseen production documents and stories about Royal Space Force with the fans. Also no, the featured image doesn’t make…

Heisei Etranger

Watch Some Old Anime 2: Movie Edition

Let's return to old anime and make it a yearly thing, alright anon? This time around have some old movies. All footage from these movies: - Venus Senki (Venus Wars) - Crusher…

Nyard

Of Rough-and-Tumble Women and Unfinished Films: Shoji Kawamori’s Maimu

In the years after Macross, Shoji Kawamori and Haruhiko Mikimoto collaborated again on a film about a young girl and her bicycle.

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi

Of Rough-and-Tumble Women and Unfinished Films: Shoji Kawamori’s Maimu

In the years after Macross, Shoji Kawamori and Haruhiko Mikimoto collaborated again on a film about a young girl and her bicycle.

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi

5 Older Anime Films I Enjoyed In 2019

2019 wasn’t just a great year for newer films in their presence. Like those new films that were completely amazing and had a lot of interesting things going…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Top 10 Sexiest Mechas

12 Days of Aniblogging, Day 4Mecha is one of the most intimidating genres for anime newcomers. The plots seem overly complex, the episode counts too long, and the giant robot…

Floating Catacombs

Introduction – “My chariot will blaze a path anywhere you wish!”

Hello hello! I'm Iskendaris and it's lovely to meet you. In true anime fashion, I blushed when asked to join RandomC – someone pinch me, is this real?…

Random Curiosity

In My View: Where I talk about Robotech, Macross and get called a corporate shill

So a few weeks ago I talked about how I got into anime, and I won’t belabor the point, but Robotech was part of that process. There is…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

Urusei Yatsura: The Triumphant Return of Some Terrible Bastards

I have to say I’m glad that there are still anime and manga licenses that can surprise me. Despite the number of crazy anime licenses (that are not…

Reverse Thieves

山下清悟 Shingo Yamashita sakuga MAD (ver. 2)

A collection of scenes animated by Shingo Yamashita (山下清悟) Click "Show More" for some notes on the animator and sources: -Shingo Yamashita is a digital animator, meaning he hand-draws his…

PurpleGeth Sakuga

Redshift #34

Welcome back! This post covers blogging, podcasting and translation activity up to 31 August, in keeping with our trial of a monthly posting schedule. If things go to…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

Anime World Order Show # 178 – YOU LOVE DRUGS Don’t You, Dennis? 224 Trimethylpentane Is In There, It’s a KILLER!

We’ve got a short window between conventions, writing assignments, and natural disasters to release an episode, so let’s take advantage! We give our convention report for Otakon 2019,…

Anime World Order Podcast

Skies, Planes, and Macross Plus: A Shoji Kawamori Interview

The first volume of Macross Plus was released on August 25, 1994. To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of one of the most iconic OVAs of the 1990s, we're…

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi

Skies, Planes, and Macross Plus: A Shoji Kawamori Interview

The first volume of Macross Plus was released on August 25, 1994. To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of one of the most iconic OVAs of the 1990s, we're…

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi