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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?

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How an outdated Japanese law and no same-sex marriage rights denied one transgender parent legal guardianship of her own biological child.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

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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[Review] Spy x Family-Eps 9

Yuri is questioning Yor and Loid's marriage. And, Yor is questioning her abilities as a wife, while Loid is questioning Yor's motives. The post [Review] Spy x Family-Eps…

Couch and Chill

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Spy x Family – 09 – Best Selves

When Loid moves in for that kiss to prove he and Yor are in love, both Yor and Yuri panic; Yor because she’s never been kissed, and Yuri…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Spy x Family – 08 – Into the Briar Patch

Anya’s adventures at Eden are placed on hold this week as the adults navigate various difficulties. Miss Handler warns Twilight that the enemy is stepping up their game,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Spy x Family Episode 8

In Spy x Family Episode 8, Yuri learns of Yor's marriage to Loid and wants to meet the man his sister is allegedly married to.

DoubleSama

Kakkou no Iinazuke - Episode 1 - Nagi Lands on Erika

Nagi accidentally met his arranged marriage partner Erika. Or he met her in an accident! Kakkou no Iinazuke - Episode 1.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Our Fake Marriage Volume 8 Review

Takumi still isn't able to keep his hands off Yae, and the spice seems to be Our Fake Marriage's defining feature at this point.

TheOASG

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A Couple of Cuckoos – 04 – Sister Act

Within the two weeks he and Erika are living together, Nagi apparently is able to study enough to ace the exams and conquer the legend that is Segawa…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Hard Love (“炼”爱, Tracy Dong, 2021)

A series of single women in their 30s reflect on love and marriage in Tracy Dong’s probing social documentary

Windows on Worlds

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A Couple of Cuckoos – 03 – Too Close to the Sun on Wings of Okonomiyaki

Just like that, Erika and Nagi are living alone together under the same roof. A text from Nagi’s mom and birth dad seals their fate: they’re stuck here…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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A Couple of Cuckoos – 02 – A Princess in a Doghouse

At the breakfast table, Nagi is adamant that he’s not going through with the marriage, but his parents, who very much still possess delinquent streak, will book no…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Far Away, Further Away (遠くへ,もっと遠くへ, Shinji Imaoka, 2022)

A lonely young woman exiting an unhappy marriage bonds with a lovelorn estate agent in Shinji Imaoka’s frosty romantic drama

Windows on Worlds

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Spy x Family – 03 – A Grand Ooting

Yor arrives at her new home and the Forger family is complete. Loid is surprised by how little luggage she has and how quickly and efficiently she puts…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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A Couple of Cuckoos – 01 (First Impressions) – Family Knots

Umino Nagi is a straight-A student at a good school who spends most of his time studying and battling his academic rival. He was also accidentally switched at…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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New Shoujo Releases Week of 4/19/22

New Shoujo Releases Week of 4/19/22 Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 April 2022: Gunbuster Influences, Marriage Equality Film Festival, and Nintendo Labor Complaint

AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Premiere Digest All of this season’s premieres, listed with content warnings. Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23 The classic shoujo retrospective…

Anime Feminist

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Spy x Family – 02 – Put a (Grenade) Ring on It

The world Loid and Anya live in is extremely paranoid and treacherous, with people fucking each other over as easily as breathing. Kind, innocent souls like Yor risk…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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My Happy Marriage Novel 1

Set to become an anime series, check out this variation of the Cinderella story about a down-trodden girl as she embarks on a fantasy romance with a side…

Anime News Network - Views

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Increasing Echo (修行, Chienn Hsiang, 2021)

Marriage is a curse from which there is no cure in Chienn Hsiang’s horror-inflected pandemic-era social drama

Windows on Worlds

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Will I Be Single Forever? (ずっと独身でいるつもり?, Momoko Fukuda, 2021)

A series of young women find themselves contemplating the meaning of a modern marriage in Momoko Fukuda’s empathetic social drama

Windows on Worlds

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 21 – Marriage For Political/Monetary Gain

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom has a lot of talking this week. Talking about marriage, business deals, border rules and so on.

100 Word Anime

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The Genius Prince’s Guide – 10 – Cooperative Relationship

Princess Falanya leads the people out of Mealtars, past the armies of Lowa’s brothers, and into the waiting arms of Caldmellia and King Gruyere, who were not prepared…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu Episode #09

Oh boy, looks like Lowellmina Earthworld wants to butt in as she announces her marriage with Wein Salema Arbalest. And speaking of Prince Wein, he supported Demetrio’s marriage…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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The Genius Prince’s Guide – 09 – The Princess Pride

At first, Wein thinks he’s arrived in Mealtars at the absolute worst time: just when Falanya has insisted that Demetrio seek Wein’s approval for his marriage to her.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Volume 11

Discussions of marriage come up in the eleventh volume of coolkyousinnjya’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga. The daily lives of humans and dragons continue as well, but perhaps…

Rory Muses

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Shoujo Releases Of The Week 2/15/22

Shoujo Releases Shoujo Releases Of The Week 2/15/22 Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

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My Happy Marriage Volume 1 Review

My Happy Marriage will be too mild for some romance fans, but if you prefer subtler or slow-burn love stories, it's a sweet fairy tale with a twist.

TheOASG

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15 Romance Webtoons

Another Valentines day so another romance-related post. This time focusing on webtoons. I put together a list of 15 webtoons that feature romance and have a really good…

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