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Megumi no Daigo Episode 1 Review: Courage in Crisis

In Megumi no Daigo Episode 1, Tokyo, Japan finds itself on the precipice of disaster, as a devastating calamity unfolds with the city teetering on the edge of…

Zerogaya-kun Anime Review Blog

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First Impressions Digest – MF Ghost, Megumi no Daigo: Kyuukoku no Orange, Ragna Crimson

Three anime previews from the lower end of the Fall 2023 table. Will any of them capture my interest enough to stick around?

Lost in Anime

Rurouni Kenshin 2023 – 13

「死闘の果て」 (Shitou no Hate) "Battle's End" Megumi frankly gets a better deal than she deserves here, but that just puts the onus on her to do the right thing with…

Random Curiosity

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Jujutsu Kaisen – 34 – The Taste of Regret

A word from Gojou and the remnant of the real Getou’s soul still within his body starts to choke the person currently controlling the rest of his body,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Fall 2023 Preview

You know fall is here when the days grow shorter, the mornings cooler, school starts up, and anime, well, comes on in force. And oh boy is it…

Random Curiosity

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The Speakeasy #153: Netflix One Piece, The Great Cleric, Megumi Hayashibara + More

This month we talk about: Oooku The Great Cleric Free The Final Stroke Part 2 Netflix One Piece The Characters Taught Me Everything (Megumi Hayashibara’s memoir) The Type-Moon…

Reverse Thieves

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Anime with MIND-BLOWING ART 😍

Nagi no Asukara is an emotional and underrated anime following the adventure of Hikari, Manaka Mukaido, Chisaki, Tsumugu, Miuna, Kaname and Sayu in a world witha race of…

Kito Senpai

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This Anime MAKES YOU ANGRY 😡

Gamers is a hilarious romance anime. Following the misunderstandings between Karen Tendou, Chiaki, Aguri, Keita Amano and Tasuku. It has amazing japanese voice actors or seiyuu like Manaka…

Kito Senpai

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Jujutsu Kaisen – 31 – Imminent Domain

Roughly two thirds of this week’s JJK is given over to the battle between Muta Koukichi in his Mechamaru Evangelion and Mahito, who is a slippery little punk who…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Watching Jujutsu Kaisen (ep 1-6)

It sucks when your domain is about to expire and anytime you visit your site you can’t look at it because a popup will appear. And even after…

A Nerdy Fujo Cries

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Jujutsu Kaisen – 30 – Transformations

It’s been just under a month since the last JJK episode aired, and now we’re back in the present with Yuuji, Nobara, and Megumi. We’re eased back into the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Exposing some of my favorite ships

Hi there friends! I hope you’re all doing well! Today I wanted to expose myself. No, not that kind of exposure, the one you’re thinking of. But I…

mosaicboy's Interest Nook

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Jujutsu Kaisen (Volume 2) – Fearsome Womb

Yuji and Megumi were trapped by a Special Grade Curse and there appeared to be no way out. That was until Yuji allowed Sukuna to take over, but…

The Otaku Author

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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Episode 5: Premature Death

Throughout Jujutsu Kaisen Hidden Inventory arc Gojo Satoru and Geto Suguru have been shown as having two different views on strength.

Otaku Orbit

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An Interview with Anshul Chauhan, Director of December 赦し (2022) [New York Asian Film Festival 2023]

An interview with director Anshul Chauhan on his third feature film December 赦し. He goes in depth behind the scenes on an impressive courtroom drama, from research to casting…

Genkinahito

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Jujutsu Kaisen – 29 – Like Cheers in Rain

A year after Riko and Touji’s deaths, Satoru continues to develop and refine his abilities, while Suguru looks worn out. He’s haunted by the Star Religious Group’s applause…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Short-movie Time: 3 Intestine Road, Fish Island (2022) review [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]

A splendid animation short about the importance of accepting some of the other’s Otherness.

psycho-cinematography

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Insomniacs After School (2023) review [Fantasia Film Fest 2023]

Ikeda’s narrative contains all the right ingredients, but the final mixture is not able to give the narrative the emotional impact it looks for.

psycho-cinematography

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Insomniacs After School (君は放課後インソムニア, Chihiro Ikeda, 2023) [Fantasia 2023]

Two teens begin to overcome their fears and anxieties after bonding over their shared insomnia in Chihiro Ikeda’s adaptation of the Makoto Ojiro manga.

Windows on Worlds

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Jujutsu Kaisen – 25 (S2 01) – A New Vessel

After two years, JJK returns, but not with its youthful main trio of Yuuji, Nobara, and Megumi. Instead, we’re reintroduced into some of the creepier investigative aspects of the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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What if Megumi Can Revive The Dead?

As a manga reader, you know that Megumi is dealing with some “Emotional Damage!” And what if this is the reason why Megumi will kill Gojo Satoru?

QTA

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Oshi no Ko – 11 (S1 Fin) – O Children of the Star

I like how this Oshi no Ko starts out from the POV of two strangers; first an idol from another group who is curious about a “cutie” in B…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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December (2023) review [Nippon Connection]

A highly moving and emotionally powerful narrative that explores the struggle of a subject to shake of the winter of his subjectivity.

psycho-cinematography

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Oshi no Ko – 10 – The Rookie

When Ruby and MEM-cho foist the position of center onto Kana, she rejects the honor, and when they praise her voice, it forces her to bring up that…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Oshi no Ko – 09 – It’s Feeling Official

During her interview with Miyako to join B Komachi, MEM-cho reveals a little secret: she’s been flubbing her age to the public. She’s not really 18…she’s 25. Miyako…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Magic Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More Volume 4 Review

Dahlia's new life carving her own path continues to become even more hectic in Volume 4 of Magic Artisan Dahlia Wilts No More!

TheOASG

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Otogirisou 弟切草 (2004) Dir: Ten Shimoyama

Otogirisou 弟切草, by Ten Shimoyama, is a solid horror film adaptation of a same-name visual novel. Don’t expect anything frightening, just something mildly entertaining. Otogirisou 弟切草 (2004) D…

Genkinahito

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Oshi no Ko – 05 – My Love Wth a Star Begins Now

Ruby and Kana are like two cats who for whatever reason just don’t like each other. Yet Kana is Ruby’s best chance to become an idol ASAP, so…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

A Condition Called Love - Volumes 1 and 2 (Manga Review)

Review of the manga A Condition Called Love volumes 1 and 2 by Megumi Morino

Yuri Stargirl

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Oshi no Ko – 04 – Big in Little Circles

Unlike the lead of the TV drama, Aqua prepares diligently for his time in the spotlight, and while he admits he only has a fraction of Ai’s talent…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Sunday Cinema: Detective Conan Iron Submarine Interview (Minami Takayama and Megumi Hayashibara)

 Hey all! Hope you're having a great Golden Week. What that means is no WSS thread on twitter, but that doesn't mean we take a break! (As mu...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

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Little Nights, Little Love (2019) review

“A very enjoyable and heart-warming romance narrative.”

psycho-cinematography

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The Return of Rurouni Kenshin

After 27 years, Rurouni Kenshin returns with a new anime adaptation based on Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original manga series. Learn what to expect from the new version, as well…

All About Anime and Manga

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Oshi no Ko – 03 – Struggling Out Here

The moment Arima Kana saw Aqua, he should have known he’d be going down the path of acting, regardless of whether he’ll be studying it in school. She’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

A Condition Called Love Vol. 1 Manga Review

花野井くんと恋の病, Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai Genre: Romance, School Life Written By: Megumi Morino Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Dessert Volumes: 12 Summary Sixteen-year-old Hotaru has always been ambivalent about romance. So when…

Core Reviews

A Condition Called Love Vol. 1 Manga Review

花野井くんと恋の病, Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai Genre: Romance, School Life Written By: Megumi Morino Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Dessert Volumes: 12 Summary Sixteen-year-old Hotaru has always been ambivalent about romance. So when…

Core Reviews

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December (赦し, Anshul Chauhan, 2022)

Bereaved parents are confronted by the unresolved past when the woman who killed their daughter appeals her sentence in Anshul Chauhan’s empathetic courtroom drama.

Windows on Worlds

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December 赦し (2022) Director: Anshul Chauhan [Osaka Asian Film Festival 2023]

December 赦し is director Anshul Chauhan’s third feature film. An impressive courtroom drama, it takes us through a harrowing criminal trial that constantly keeps us empathising with and questi…

Genkinahito

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Ju-On: The Grudge (2002) review

Shimizu’s narrative remains, after all these years, an effective horror film and a J-horror classic in its own right.

psycho-cinematography

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah; or, Highway to Hell      First you come and see me to warn me not to make an Oxygen Destroyer. Now you want me to…

Watching Asia Film Reviews

I've stopped watching anime-original episodes of Detective Conan

I did not actually watch this episode. I just skipped through it to find a scene where Ran bends over. Ran bends over a lot in this show.

Karmaburn.com

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla; or, Neon Genesis Crystals      Godzilla, thank you for staying alive for me. After the successful release of God...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Megumi & Tsugumi Vol. 1 Manga Review

Megumi & Tsugumi Manga Review - A tough-guy omega who believes he can control his heats through sheer willpower meets his match when he faces off with an…

Blerdy Otome

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Carmen from Kawachi (河内カルメン, Seijun Suzuki, 1966)

Suzuki’s anarchic take on Bizet’s opera sees its heroine transcend the forces which oppress her to find true freedom and independence.

Windows on Worlds

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II; or, Superior Firepower      The time has come to finally put our technology to the test. I continue to press ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

Check out the first images and voice actor information for Princess Kakyuu, Sailor Galaxia and Chibi Chibi

We’ve got more cast details and our first look at Princess Kakyuu, Sailor Galaxia and Chibi Chibi from the upcoming Sailor Moon Cosmos films. The movies will start…

Sailor Moon News

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Hole in the Sky (2001) Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri

Hole in the Sky (2001) Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri is a great character study of a lonely man finding the will to move on after meeting a woman he…

Genkinahito

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Space Travelers (スペーストラベラーズ, Katsuyuki Motohiro, 2000)

A trio of orphans decide to rob a bank only to bond with their hostages in a shared desire for something better in Katsuyuki Motohiro’s quirky crime comedy.

Windows on Worlds

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Jujutsu Kaisen: Summer of Ashes, Autumn of Dust Review

Hi friends, I hope you’re doing well! Today we’re going to be talking about a light novel standalone that was one of my first reads of the year:…

mosaicboy's Interest Nook

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Sakugabooru Animation Awards 2022

It’s time for a final look at the greatest animated works of 2022. We’ve gathered commercial and independent animators, directors, designers, writers, musicians, and everything in betwe…

Sakuga Blog