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Mou Hitotsu No Mirai Wo

If you could communicate with the future, what would be the first thing you would ask? Well, we might not be at that stage yet but the short…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

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Future Diary: A Critical Analysis Part 2 (Episodes 3-4)

Welcome to the continued analysis of Mirai Nikki (Future Diary). The point of this project is to practice critiquing things even if I really enjoy them. The goal…

Mono's Anime Rants

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Mirai Nikki: A Critical Analysis Part 1 (Episodes 1-2)

Good day to all readers! In addition to a couple other posts and projects in the works, I have decided on making some content about Mirai Nikki (Future…

Mono's Anime Rants

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 258

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 258 takes us back to the same haunted inn Mirai visited back in Episode 108.

DoubleSama

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Mirai

Mirai is a 2018 Fantasy Adventure anime film by the Japanese animation studio, Studio Chizu. While this film may not bring any attention to newcomers within the anime…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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Unlicensed Visual Novel Hell

It doesn't beat a fan translation or official release, but for unlicensed visual novels it's the best you can probably do.

Reasons to Anime

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5 Reasons To Watch: In Search of the Lost Future

In Search of the Lost Future feels like a successor to the romantic mystery anime that characterized the 2000s

Reasons to Anime

Time Driver - Bokura ga Kaita Mirai (2018, Anime Tamago short)

When Yuuto and Ai battled in Time Driver against Dark Matter, everything was simple. Now, years later, an adult Yuuto is visited by his youn...

Inka-Subs

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Korea Independent Animation Festival 2022 in Japan

A look at the films and talks that will be screened online at the Korea Independent Animation Festival 2022 – available to viewers in Japan

Genkinahito

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Mamoru Hosoda Retrospective: Mirai

Hosoda is completely aware that his chosen focus character is a little shit, in fact that’s the entire point.

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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A Painfully Honest Review of Platinum End

How does the team behind an anime as beloved as Death Note turn around and make something as baffling and painful to watch as Platinum End? Honestly, I…

Mother's Basement

SOS for Love- My Fave Tokusatsu Heroines [Editorial]

Welcome to a companion piece to my Valentine’s Day special post Too Hot to Handle- My Fave Tokusatsu Villainesses . Obviously, this time I a...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Mamoru Hosoda Retrospective: The Boy and the Beast

We’re almost there! One more movie after this (Mirai) and I’ll have fulfilled my promise of covering all of Mamoru Hosoda’s previous films…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Platinum End (Episode 23)

So.. we finally have a new God and it’s not Mirai! Yay! Normally I would be very happy with this outcome but unfortunately this episode was a total…

Andreea's World

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Platinum End (Episode 22)

Welcome to another episode where Platinum End tries too hard to be profound. I know this is a Shounen anime but it’s ridiculous to watch a Nobel Prize…

Andreea's World

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Inu-Oh (犬王, Masaaki Yuasa, 2021)

A blind Biwa player and a cursed young man exorcise the spirits of the Heike through musical expression in Masaaki Yuasa’s stunning prog rock anime

Windows on Worlds

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BTOOOM! – An Explosive story

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post.…

Harshit's blog

Too Hot to Handle- My Fave Tokusatsu Villainesses [Valentine's Day Special]

They are mean, they are bad to the bone, they want to rule the world, and they are ridiculously hot. Dear readers, in view of the fact that…

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Platinum End (Episode 18)

If you hate Mirai, you’ll probably going to love this episode! And no, he’s not dead. 😆 Jokes aside, I know a lot of people are just fed…

Andreea's World

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Cosplay Beats! My Bloody Valentine (Yuno Gasai)

Valentine’s Day is about romance, chocolates, and…yandere? Well, I hope there’s no yandere in your life! But why not enjoy the most famous of them all, Yuno Gasai,…

Beneath the Tangles

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Belle

Mamoru Hosoda is a director whose works I have had somewhat mixed reactions to. While I very much liked his Summer Wars, I found his Wolf Children to…

USA Anime

Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season – 20

「未来の記憶」 (Mirai no Kioku) "Memories of the Future" The point where this ride really begins.

Random Curiosity

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Platinum End (Episode 16)

The entire world was shaken after Susumu’s TV interview. #Godcandidate is trending everywhere on social media and past God candidates are getting exposed left and right. Things got…

Andreea's World

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Platinum End Episode 12 Review – He’s Melting, She’s Crying, And He’s Philosophising?

Post sponsored by Matt Doyle (Author of Ailuros) Platinum End hits its mid-way point with a bang (kind of) as Mirai has to figure out how to stop…

100 Word Anime

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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volumes 6 and 7 Review

A big revelation occurs in Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volumes 6 and 7 that might change the future of Nene and Hanako's relationship.

TheOASG

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope – 23, 24 (END)

「水族館の未来 / 白い砂のアクアトープ」 (Suizokukan no Mirai / Shiroi Suna no Akuatōpu) "The Future of the Aquarium / The Aquatope on White Sand" New dreams and aspirations can be reforged from…

Random Curiosity

Yuki (BD 720p)

This one's for you, DmonHiro. To prepare for encoding the 1080p version of Yuki , M74 made a "test" encode at 720p for review. It looked fin...

Collectr's Blog

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Underdog (2021) review

“Take’s film powerfully shows that the heroism of the art of boxing lies in the very subjective meaning that power the jabs, the hooks, and the uppercuts.”

psycho-cinematography

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We Couldn’t become adults (2021) by Yoshihiro Mori

A man in his mid-40’s begins to think back on his previous relationships and heartbreak. Makoto Sato (Mirai Moriyama) is working as a graphic designer, creating animations and…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Vision (ビジョン, Naomi Kawase, 2018)

A French scientist embarks on a quest for a rare herb to ease the pain of living in Naomi Kawase’s mystical new age drama

Windows on Worlds

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Print in Time - A Reverse Time Travel Short Story

Print in Time is an urban fantasy story about the destiny of a ukiyo-e artist that finds himself out of his time . The story introduces uki...

Tokyo Excess

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We Couldn’t Become Adults (2021) review

“An elegant and moving exploration of a how certain subjects unwillingly compose their own romantic failures.”

psycho-cinematography

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Anime Series Like Platinum End

After his parents died, Mirai Kakehashi was left in the care of abusive relatives. On the day he graduated from middle school, he decided to end his life.…

Recommend Me Anime

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Future Boy Conan

EN – Today we complete The Attic, the page dedicated to our predecessor group Aventurierii Spaţiului, with the addition of Future Boy Conan (Mirai Shōnen Konan, 1978). Kai…

South Wind Subs

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Ten Year Anniversary: Tribute To 2011’s Greatest Anime Series (Part 2 of 2)

Celebrating 2011 anime-- part 2. Penguindrum, Future Diary, Nichijou, Steins;gate, Yuru Yuri

Anime Rants

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Platinum End – 07

Mirai is basically fighting with both hands tied behind his back against a guy who has no moral guardrails at all. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Mirai no Mirai | The Inseparable Connections of Family

Charming and quirky, Mirai no mirai is one of Mamoru Hosoda’s weirdest films (and he’s no stranger to weird premises). Supernatural elements are always at the very core…

Blubbyweb

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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 105: The World of Future Boy Conan with Dave Merrill

  Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! This month on the podcast, we’re...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Feature: On Bad Romance in Anime

It's not just Lady Gaga who has issues with a bad romance. There are so many tropes and common traits that appear in romance anime that are just,…

100 Word Anime

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Autumn 2021 First Impressions – Platinum End

Streaming: Funimation Episodes: 24 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Ever since the death of his family and his adoption by an unloving aunt and uncle, Mirai hasn’t felt happiness…

Season 1 Episode 1

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Top 5: Use of Phones in Anime

There are so many anime that incorporate the use of phones into their story. So what are my favourite uses of phones in anime? And what are yours?

100 Word Anime

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Platinum End Episode 3 Review – When Mirai Meets Saki

Post sponsored by Matt Doyle (Author of Ailuros) Why do anime characters (actually most story characters) identify that something is a trap and then still walk straight into…

100 Word Anime

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Platinum End (First Impression)

“After the death of his parents, a young Mirai Kakehashi is left in the care of his abusive relatives. Since then, he has become gloomy and depressed, leading…

KiritoNarukami

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Candidate For A New God – Platinum End Ep 1 Review

On the brink of suicide, a guardian angel named Nasse is sent to bring Mirai Kakehashi hope in a bleak world. This is a review for Platinum End…

In Asian Spaces

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First Impression: Platinum End

Orphaned, abused, and without any comfort or hope, Mirai Kakehashi leaps off a skyscraper the day of his high school graduation, resolute in his decision to commit suicide.…

Beneath the Tangles

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A Whisker Away (2020) by Junichi Sato and Tomotaka Shibayama

Miyo (Mirai Shida), also known as Muge,  is a middle-schooler who seems to have boundless energy, her bright and cheery disposition masking a disatisfaction with her life and…

Japanese Film Reviews

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2nd Anniversary Special: Top 10 Anime Openings (Action and Non-Action lists)

Well, it’s that time of year again – time for a Top 10 list! This is one that’s probably going to be deeply contentious: there are so many…

Harper Anime Reviews