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Japan PM’s Secretary Retracts Anti-LGBTQ+ Comments

Just days after his boss threw cold water on marriage equality, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio's secretary makes blatantly anti-LGBTQ+ comments.

Unseen Japan

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The Anti-Social Geniuses Manga Review: My Happy Marriage Volume 2

The Anti-Social Geniuses continue to see Miyo navigating her new life amidst relationship and family troubles in My Happy Marriage Volume 2.

TheOASG

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The Savvy Tokyo Guide to Marriage in Japan

Your step-by-step guide to getting married in Japan.

Savvy Tokyo

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My Happy Marriage Volume 3 Review

With family politics and more of the supernatural aspects explained, this is the volume where My Happy Marriage truly becomes a series.

TheOASG

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Tonikaku Kawaii (TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You)

Tonikaku Kawaii is essentially an anime about marriage. There’s some backstory about they get there but what matters is that the two main characters, Nasa and Tsukasa, end…

Hexa Blog

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No, That’s Not a GN Twin Drive: MODEROID Godannar Twin Drive Mode

We’re just a week or so away until 2022 ends yet Good Smile Company was still able to dish out another solicitation from their Mecha Smile Impact event…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Horimiya and Relationships of the Season

In episode 12 of Horimiya, the manifold relationships are bouncing in all different directions. Some are growing toward romance, some are in a weird in-between state, and some,…

Beneath the Tangles

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SPY×FAMILY (Part 2) (Episode 12)

It seems Yor is still anxious about her role as a wife in Loid’s fake marriage arrangement. She is almost sure that Loid will soon replace her with…

Andreea's World

My Happy Marriage, Vol. 3

By Akumi Agitogi and Tsukiho Tsukioka. Released in Japan as “Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon” by Fujimi L Bunko. Released in North America Yen On. Translated by David…

Manga Bookshelf

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To Your Eternity – S2 06 – The Church of Heavy Metal

When Parona!Fushi mentions how they’ve been reading up on the concept of marriage and the “fluffy feeling” she gets from Kahaku and others, he embraces them, and that’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Japanese Law Made Me Change My Name Three Times

A Japanese woman's first-hand account of how Japan's law requiring joint spousal surnames impacted her life and sense of identity.

Unseen Japan

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A Marriage of Convenience (Spy x Family First Impression)

Don’t hurt me, but I’ve started this anime in dub.. >_< I used to talk a bit of shit about dub watchers a few years ago, but here…

It's An Anime Thing

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Weekly Round-Up, 9-15 2022: 100% Union Power, Tokyo Trans March, and Marriage Equality Fundraiser

AniFem Round-Up My Fave is Problematic: Bleach E.B. Hutchins looks back on one of the most influential series of her teen years, the arcs that hold up and…

Anime Feminist

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Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Volume 12

An arranged marriage is taking place in the twelfth volume of cookjyousinnjya’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga, but there are plenty of people who are pretty keen to…

Rory Muses

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More than a married couple, but not lovers. – 03 – Starting over from zero

Akari knows Jirou is in love with Shiori, but wants to know specifically why he’s drawn to an earnest, family-oriented girl, and what he wants such a girl to…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Beloved (2022) [Film Review]

Beloved; or, Stay With Me      I have an idea. How about we spend one last day together? Go somewhere, walk around, have dinne r… Director B...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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More than a married couple, but not lovers. – 02 – Hearing her out to the end

Jirou is having a lovely dream about Shiori visiting him in the night, only to be woken up by Akari wanting the same thing. Not so fast: she…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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When the Dawn Comes (黎明到來的那一天, Zhang Hong-Jie, 2021)

Zhang’s documentary follows LGBTQ+ activist Chi Chia-Wei in the run up to the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Windows on Worlds

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Urusei Yatsura – 01 (First Impressions) – The Winner Takes It All

In this reboot of a sci-fi/rom-com anime from 1981 (41 years ago) we’re introduced to Moroboshi Ataru (Kamiya Hiroshi), an unrepentant horndog in a Waldo shirt who ogles…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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My Happy Marriage Volume 2 Review

I could tell right away the translator for My Happy Marriage had changed. I wrote in my volume 1 review Miyo’s “Danna-sama” (“My husband” basically) was localized as…

TheOASG

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First Look: More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers

Nerdy loser Jiro must participate in the “marriage practical” at school: a test where a male and female student must live together as a married couple and score…

The Glorio Blog

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More than a married couple, but not lovers. – 01 (First Impressions) – Mismatch

Fuukoi, as it is also known, begins with the two female leads meeting at a shrine. The “plain” but cute Sakurazaka Shiori stumbles on the stairs and into…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Love Life (Koji Fukada, 2022)

Cracks in the foundations of a recent marriage are exposed by unexpected tragedy in Koji Fukada’s melancholy study in grief and loneliness.

Windows on Worlds

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Things To Keep In Mind Before Marrying A Japanese Salaryman

Understanding your Japanese partner’s work culture is the first step to building a stronger relationship with them.

Savvy Tokyo

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My Happy Marriage (Light Novel Review)

My Happy Marriage feels like a fun romance of two characters from a complex fantasy saga, and sidelined all unique elements in the process.

Jotaku Network

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My Wife is the Student Council President! (Episode 12) – More of the President’s Family

Warning – This post is Not Safe For Work! Proceed with caution!!! Ui’s mother is coming to visit again, but this time she’s brought another family member along.…

The Otaku Author

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A Rare Marriage: How to Grill Our Love (Grilling for Two)

Are you looking for an honestly heartwarming romance manga? How about some yummy BBQ recipes? How to Grill Our Love has you covered?

I drink and watch anime

Review: Return to Dust (2022)

Return to Dust 隐入尘烟 China, 2022, colour, 1.55:1, 132 mins. Director: Li Ruijun 李睿珺. Rating: 6/10. Indie Mainland film-maker Li Ruijun’s warmest film since Fly with the Crane,…

Sino-Cinema 《神州电影》

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Middle-Age Divorce in Japan Is (Still) On the Rise

The divorce rate in Japan has been stable for years. But one number keeps going up: older couples who've gotten sick of each other.

Unseen Japan

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Fairy (요정, Shin Tack-su, 2021)

The arrival of a mysterious guest illuminates the cracks in a recent marriage in Shin Tack-su’s marital parable.

Windows on Worlds

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The Anti-Social Geniuses Manga Review: My Happy Marriage Volume 1

Justin: It was early in Miyo Saimori’s childhood where she considered herself happy — when her mother was alive and well. But unfortunately, she died and her father…

TheOASG

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Was Divorce in Japan’s Edo Era Easy?

Divorce in Japan's Edo era was a simple affair...if you were a man. For women, "divorce temples" provided a way out.

Unseen Japan

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Weekly Round-Up, 7-13 September 2022: BL in Italy, Marriage Equality in Harvest Moon, and Misogyny in Manga Discussion

AniFem Round-Up JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure actor Tiana Camacho discusses her favorite shoujo and systemic casting hurdles for actors of color Vrai sat down with Camacho at Otakon 2022…

Anime Feminist

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Tokyo Court Denies Transgender Parent Legal Rights To Own Child

How an outdated Japanese law and no same-sex marriage rights denied one transgender parent legal guardianship of her own biological child.

Unseen Japan

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A Couple of Cuckoos – 20 – Nagi Be Shopping

If you want a perfect encapsulation of Nagi’s plight, look no further than when he comes home after a fruitless talk with his biological father, and Erika insists…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Reader’s Corner: Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Vol. 3), Assassin’s Creed Dynasty (Vol. 3), and The Elusive Samurai (Vol. 2)

We’ve got a lot of romance to share with you this week, from simple and sweet to more complex tales involving bullying and arranged marriage. But lest you…

Beneath the Tangles

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My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex – 05

This episode was all about taking advantage of these two former couples for maximum comedic benefit. The funny thing is that the one pair doesn’t actually know that…

Anime Evo

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7 Ongoing Shoujo Manga You NEED To Read

I often talk about shoujo manga not getting licensed in English but today I want to talk about some that ARE! There are plenty of ongoing shoujo series…

Colleen's Manga Recs

Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo - Episode 4 - Michio Cuddles Roxanne

Michio's first day of owning Roxanne felt like partners of an arranged marriage on a first date. Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo - Episode 4.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 195 (Theory of Love Inflation #Tonikawa)

AstroNerdBoy reviews Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 195. Kaguya wants to get taller by learning about Nasa and Tsukasa's marriage.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex – 03 – Lettuce and Cheese

Yume looks back with no small degree of unfondness upon her “old” self—from six whopping whole months ago—as an “exceptionally introverted” girl who would save everything Mi…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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My Happy Marriage Light Novel – Tickling All My Fancy

It’s not a crime to start a book because the cover visuals are stunning which was the case here. 

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My Happy Marriage, Vol. 2

By Akumi Agitogi and Tsukiho Tsukioka. Released in Japan as “Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon” by Fujimi L Bunko. Released in North America Yen On. Translated by David…

Manga Bookshelf

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: Mizuto and Yume are new to living under the same roof. After the marriage of their parents, they’re stuck…

Season 1 Episode 1

The Festivities of Marielle Clarac

By Haruka Momo and Maro. Released in Japan as “Marielle Clarac no Shukusai” by Ichijinsha Bunko Iris NEO. Released in North America by J-Novel Club. Translated by Philip…

Manga Bookshelf

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Our Fake Marriage Volume 9 Review

Most readers are probably into Our Fake Marriage for Takumi and the spice, and fortunately, Tokina delivers on both fronts in Volume 9.

TheOASG

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Weekly Round-Up, 15-21 June 2022: Fruits Basket Prelude, Reclaiming Lollipop Chainsaw, and Osaka Upholds Marriage Equality Ban

AniFem Round-Up  Queer resonance and critiquing heteronormativity in SPY x FAMILY While there are no canonical LGBTQ+ characters in the series, it’s undeniably satirizing what society demands in…

Anime Feminist

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Crystal Project: An Unexpected Marriage of Hollow Knight and Final Fantasy V

I got a long story with this Crystal Project. Basically, I haven’t actually beaten it. I have played the vast majority of it, though; enough that I feel…

Weeb Revues

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Day 3 of Niji Nights: 5 of our favorite BL Couples

Happy Day 3 of Niji Nights everybody! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the posts we’ve been doing so far. I thought Star did a great post on…

We be bloggin'

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