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13 Best Sports Anime Rivalries That Push Characters To Grow

For a good chunk of sports anime, the appeal isn't in the sport it presents. You can only present soccer, basketball, or baseball in so many different ways

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Studying Water & Visual Storytelling In Anime | GITM Podcast Ep. 114

Water is extremely versatile in the real world and the same can be said for its place in animated filmmaking. In this episode of Get In The Mecha…

Get In The Mecha

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What’s Your Favourite Anime Genre?

There are so many genre within anime! I know that there seems to be a consensus that people who don’t watch anime assume it’s just all the same…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Anime Series Like Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

Living in a rural area and previously going to a small one-room school with no other girls her age, Akebi holds the dream of going to the prestigious…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 4

It’s the final day of round one! Help us decide on these last eight matches as we cut the field of 64 down the 32 headed into week…

Beneath the Tangles

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Episode 195 - March Comes in Like a Lion

This week, it's our anniversary (approximately)! And that means it's time for Shaun to remind Remington why he submits himself to regular torture by showing him something that…

Anime Out of Context

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Do You Need Characters You Can Relate To? Do You Like To Look In The Mirror?

Is relatability a necessity for enjoyment? I'm kind of on the fence because while I am drawn to characters I can relate to I frequently enjoy stories where…

100 Word Anime

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Help Select our “Bubble Anime” For AniMarch Madness 2022!

AniMarch Madness, where you decide the anime to rule them all by voting on our social media platforms, begins in under two weeks, on February 28th! We’re nearing…

Beneath the Tangles

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 – Tsumi

I take a look at the second season of the critically acclaimed March Comes in Like a Lion. A story that manages to be both frail and strong.

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March Comes in Like a Lion season 1

It took me a long time to finally watch March Comes in Like a Lion but I finally did it. And this is what I thought of it.

I drink and watch anime

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Anime Series Like Blue Period

In his second year of high school, Yatora Yaguchi goofs off with his friends and studies hard enough to make good grades. However, neither makes him happy. Bound…

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Five Anime Characters Who Deserve Spinoffs

There are a lot of good main characters, but there are also plenty of great side characters as well.

Animated Observations

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Top 5: Male Glasses Wearing Characters – Updated

We all love a good megane male in anime. So much so that narrowing down my top 5 male glasses wearing characters was actually quite the challenge. Revisiting…

100 Word Anime

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Anime Series Like Those Snow White Notes

After watching his grandfather perform the shamisen at a young age, Setsu became entranced. However, after his grandfather’s death, he runs away from his small village and quits…

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25 Saddest Anime Series To Crush Your Soul

Sometimes… Sometimes you just want to be hurt. It’s a seemingly weird response, but one that a lot of people have. Maybe you have a lot going on…

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 01 (First Impressions) – The Immovable Beanpole vs the Unmovable Idol

The apathetic, man-loathing, recently disgraced idol Narata Ai (Hanamori Numiri in top form) enrolls and is accepted into the exclusive Kouka School for Musical and Theatrical Arts, which…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 21 and 22 Review

Episode Twenty One and Twenty Two Thoughts On the real, I absolutely loved both episodes. I loved episode 22 more than episode 21 because it gave an interesting…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 19 and 20 Review

Episode Nineteen and twenty Thoughts Let’s be real here, whenever we have a scene Kawamoto family, we’re only really there for Momo. I love her; She’s great. Momo…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 17 and 18 Review

Episode Seventeen and Eighteen Thoughts You know at first, I didn’t whether or not I liked the new OP “Haru ga Kite Bokura (春が来てぼくら)” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN”…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 15 and 16 Review

Episode Fifteen and SIXTEEN Thoughts Episode fifteen for me was interesting. There were a few things that I disliked about the episode. One of my dislikes were surrounding…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 14 Review

Episode Fourteen Thoughts Yes, I am back. Took me a while, but we back. It’s now time for episode fourteen! Up until this point was on Hina and…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 13 Review

Episode Thirteen Thoughts Coming off the heels of episode twelve, we have the reconciliation episode. Not only was there a severe crackdown on the bullying within the class…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 12 Review

I love how 3-gatsu no Lion is that anime that I’m willing to let sit for a long time before resuming. I don’t know why that’s the case…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 10 and 11 Review

Episode Ten and eleven Thoughts Considering how long it’s taking me to finish the second season of 3-gatsu no Lion, I’ve come to the conclusion that longer length…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

338 – One Shot 36 – Mermaid in the Bottle & Leaper & Mine-kun is Asexual

On this episode we answer lots of emails and dakazu reads about the devastation on the Sanriku Railway during the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Santetsu! Then we review…

Manga Machinations

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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season | Episode 8 and 9 Review

Yup, it’s back. I was scrolling through my list on MAL, thinking to myself “What do I really want to watch?” and 3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season stuck…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

Pick of the Week: Penguins, Legends and Childhood Friends

SEAN: Given that it turns out Manga Bookshelf are top-tier futurists, I’m tempted to pick March Comes in Like a Lion, but that will have to wait for…

Manga Bookshelf

337 – One Shot 35 – Sawanabe Zombie & Ikyoudo

This week we agree that Yusuke is superior to Gon, we celebrate the licensing of March comes in like a Lion, and we review Kakio Tsurukawa’s Sawanabe Zombie…

Manga Machinations

Pick of the Week: Listen to Our Picks

MICHELLE: I’m looking forward to getting caught up on Wave, Listen to Me! and Haikyu!! and Spy x Family are extremely high on my list of favorites, but…

Manga Bookshelf

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March Comes in Like a Lion, Pornographer: Playback, Under the Turquoise Sky, You with a 1-meter Radius, Let’s Walk Upward Japanese Film Trailers

Genkinahito

Manga the Week of 3/3/21

SEAN: March comes in like a lion with a pile of new manga, though sadly none of them are March Comes in Like a Lion. Get on that,…

Manga Bookshelf

TangleCast 84: Goodbye from Our Crew and a 3-Gatsu New Year

The day is here: After more than two years and 33 episodes later, our team of David, Holly, Peter, and editor, Celetron (Marcelo), are stepping away from the…

Beneath the Tangles

Hikaru no Go – Anime Review

A young boy finds the spirit of an ancient Go master, who will force him to play the game.

Nefarious Reviews

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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

Throwback Thursday: 三月のライオン (Sangetsu no Lion)

As we close out 2020, and complete our 10th year anniversary celebration, we’ve been posting a final series of Throwback Thursday posts from writers, past and present, revisiting…

Beneath the Tangles

Master List of Christmas Anime Episodes

A tradition as hallowed as the beach episode, and nearly as common, the Christmas anime episode is an opportunity to put anime boys and girls into festive (and…

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Weekly Round-Up, 25 November – 1 December 2020: Quinton Flynn Updates, Disability in Manga, and Heart of the Woods

AniFem Round-Up The Fractured and Famous: Celebrity culture and control in Perfect Blue Priya Sridhar explores how Perfect Blue’s depiction of toxic fan culture and industry abuse still…

Anime Feminist

The Speakeasy #119: Rose of Versailles, Log Horizon, March Comes in Like a Lion, Blue Period + More

We discuss all the things we’ve been watching and reading lately: Burn the Witch, Smile Down the Runway, Higurashi New, Blue Period, March Comes in Like a Lion,…

Reverse Thieves

How The Queen’s Gambit Feels Like An Anime

The answer? Tournaments. Dynamic characters are the bread and butter of virtually every tournament anime. The Queen's Gambit is no different.

Anime Evo

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…

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Interview with Xanthe Huynh, Suzie Yeung, and Brandon McInnis of Appare-Ranman!

During this fall anime season, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with directors and voice actors involved in the English-language version of P.A. Works’ stirring and beautifully crafte…

Beneath the Tangles

The Best of Us, The Worst of Us, The Lot of Us: Rei Kiriyama

Rei Kiriyama is one of the most overlooked characters in anime. Here’s why.

Animated Observations

Feeding the Flames: A Series of Hot Takes

Taking another break this week and throwing out a few anime/gaming hot takes.

Animated Observations

Kiriyama Rei’s painful privilege to success

No friends, no family, and far beyond his competition in terms of skill; the peerless Kiriyama Rei was painfully alone. The struggle to overcome loneliness is one of…

Artificial Night Sky