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SAKUGAN – 01 (First Impressions) – SOMEDAY IS RIGHT NOW

The all-caps up top are no mistake—this is a big, loud first episode, starting with a father-daughter quarrel through an impossibly complex subterranean metropolis that’s shot like a Mission …

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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First Impression: Scarlet Nexus

The metropolis of New Himuka is constantly under threat of invasion by alien creatures called the “Others,” who descend upon the city in waves. To protect New Himuka’s…

Beneath the Tangles

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(Maris) The Choujo

I'm not as familiar with the works of Rumiko Takahashi as an anime fan ought to be. I've never watched Maison Ikkoku , Urusei Yatsura , Ranm...

Collectr's Blog

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Mars (Mitsuteru Yokoyama Manga): This Giant Robot Will Self-Destruct in Five Volumes

Born on June 18, 1934, Mitsuteru Yokoyama would be inspired to become a mangaka after reading Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis & would make his de...

The Land of Obscusion: Home of the Obscure & Forgotten

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part Two: Battle Tendency Retrospective

I last left you and this retrospective series with the deaths of Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando in a sinking ship over the Atlantic Ocean. I return a…

The Otaku Exhibition

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The Green Cat v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

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Update Quest 2020 (8)

More updated reviews – again, mostly images but some text here and there: Violet EvergardenNausicaa of the Valley of the WindVampire Hunter DMetropolisMemories

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#225 : Patlabor: The Movie

A man examines a woman’s passport and asks, “Sightseeing?” The woman responds, “No.” And then tips her sunglasses finishing with, “Combat.” … Tokyo is becoming the great metropolis…

The Classic Anime Museum

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Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den

In these disastrous times since the 2016 US election, I've taken solace in watching (and endlessly rewatching) The Great British Baking Sho...

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Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis | Better Than The Original

Let us dive in and explain Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis's themes while talking about the development of this Anime Classic from Rintaro and Otomo Follow me on Twitter for Updates…

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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

Metropolis: Sprawling Cityscapes and Robot Hate

I wasn’t expecting my first two film reviews in this Halloween week to be related in some way. Katsuhiro Otomo, the guy who wrote and directed the Akita…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

METROPOLIS - The Best Anime Film You've (Probably) Never Seen

It's the classic German sci-fi film, but an absolute mad lad called Osamu Tezuka went and stuck a load of anime girls in it and now here we…

We Heart Giant Robots

Redshift #29

Here’s our latest gathering of attention to older anime from around the web, from 1–14 April! There’s a lot of Gundam content this time around, thanks to the…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

The Anime Film Renaissance of the 2000s

An examination of one of the most critically under-discussed periods in anime filmmaking: the 2000s, specifically from 2001-2007. Featuring a close look at Metropolis, Spirited Away, Ghost in…

Oh no, Anime!

2001: 21st-Century Digital Toys

Alexandra Roedder is finishing her Ph.D. in musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, writing about Joe Hisaishi's Ghibli so...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

OtakuGeneration (Show #128) AnimeUSA 2007

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 128) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Anime USA…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #59) with Brian T. Price

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 059) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Brian T.…

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