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KADOKAWA’s Weekly Top 5 Manga and Light Novel: May 8 – May 14, 2024

Please note that from the looks of it, the rankings provided by KADOKAWA are limited to that of Japan only. The methodology is not provided, however, it is…

Erzat

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Captain Bal

The Young Animator Training Project , variously known as Anime Mirai, Anime Tamago, and now, Anime no Tane, is an annual project sponsored b...

Collectr's Blog

Tied by Fate—Destiny Star Girlfriend 2 soon in English!

You can expect Destiny Star Girlfriend 2 this year!

Fuwanovel

Tied by Fate—Destiny Star Girlfriend 2 soon in English!

You can expect Destiny Star Girlfriend 2 this year!

Fuwanovel

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One YOU:ME’s thoughts on ME:I’s “Mirai” EP

My Oh My ME:I ~ Hello one and all. This is a bit of a long time coming on my end. I’ve been not so secretly invested in…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo! 3 – Episode 01 Review

「この明るい未来に祝杯を!」 (Kono Akarui Mirai ni Shukukai wo!) "God's Blessings on This Bright Future!" It's as though the gang never left

Random Curiosity

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Library Loot: MIRAI

In my first Library Loot post, I mentioned that I would cover both manga and anime – I haven’t cover anime yet. This has obviously changed with this…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Jojo's BIzarre Masculinity Makeover: an Aesthetic Analysis

Men. Muscles. Melodrama. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has it all and more. Sources Cited 1. JoJo’s Bizarre Wiki. (n.d.) https://jojo.fandom.com/wiki/JoJonium/Special_Interviews 2. Bensound.com. “Sexy.” Bensound.com/royalty-free-music 3. Avildsen, John G. Rocky. United Artists, 1976. 4.…

Josei Cafe

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The Things I Loved, Liked, Disliked and Hated about Mirai Nikki

I’ve recently been watching Akame ga Kill, a show that was sold to me as the quintessential “I’m 13 and this is deep” series. I’m about halfway through…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Shadow of Fire (ほかげ, Shinya Tsukamoto, 2023)

The ruins of a firebombed city become a purgatorial space haunted by the tortured souls who cannot escape the traumatic wartime past in Shinya Tsukamoto’s eerie voyage through…

Windows on Worlds

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COMIC ZIN Weekly Manga Sales Ranking via Natalie: January 22 – January 28, 2024

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. It is thanks to the amazing…

Erzat

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 12

This is the madness I wanted to see – something on screen more strange and engaging than the panel with Yoko Taro in a leprechaun mask hyping it…

Harper Anime Reviews

Helck – 23, 24 (END)

「選んだ道 / 希望ある未来へ」 (Eranda Michi / Kibou aru Mirai e) "The Chosen Path / Towards a Hopeful Future" I'm going to save you and you're going to like it!

Random Curiosity

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 11

Dimension-bending mayhem is upon us! Those of you who have joined me on this ride, I think we’re now being at least somewhat rewarded for our patience.

Harper Anime Reviews

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Review: Destiny Star Girlfriend

Destiny Star Girlfriend is a fantasy romcom about being bound to the school's cutest girl after a twist of fate makes you inseparable!

Fuwanovel

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 10

Just when you thought this thing looked normal, Yoko Taro decided it was time to remind you of his involvement.

Harper Anime Reviews

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 7

Goro may be only mostly dead, but that still means it’s Honoka’s turn to steal the show. So, what’s Yuno minus the -dere up to today?

Harper Anime Reviews

Review Index: 70-79/100

Heres the index for all reviews rated 70-79 out of 100. Arte - 79/100 Ascendance of a Bookworm - 79/100 Astra: Lost In Space - 79/100 The Case…

joyousmenma93

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 6

The long-awaited debut of Goro’s Idol, Iyo, appears to be slightly posthumous.

Harper Anime Reviews

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 4

Cast felt naked for a bit, we’ve got some new friends (and enemies) to eventually kill.

Harper Anime Reviews

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 3

Well, there’s a degree to which this was inevitable. Something of a surprise it was so soon.

Harper Anime Reviews

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 2

Now with extra Fate/Stay Night parts? Well, it’s worth a chance at least.

Harper Anime Reviews

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First Impressions: The iDOLM@STER Million Live!

Mirai Kasuga is seeking direction in her life. She’s in at least eight different clubs, trying to find something she wants to do, when she happens to get…

Beneath the Tangles

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 1

So we have a first episode that pitches Mirai Nikki by way of Bubuki Buranki. Done by Yoko Taro and Jin. This is, at least, going to be…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Time Leap: Analyzing Its Influences and Significance in Anime Media Culture

Introduction Mamoru Hosoda is a well-acclaimed Japanese Film Maker known for his work in Wolf Children, Mirai and perhaps, his famous work yet, The Girl Who Leapt through…

Zetsubō Free Zone

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We Couldn’t Become Adults ボクたちはみんな大人になれなかった  (2021) Director: Yoshihiro Mori

We Couldn’t Become Adults ボクたちはみんな大人になれなかった  (2021), by director Yoshihiro Mori, is a well-acted and well-shot drama about a 40-something man in contemporary Japan looking back at his life (v…

Genkinahito

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Otomate Party 2023 Roundup

Otomate Party is a yearly event for Otomate where they invite fans (and their moneys) to join them at a venue for a whole weekend (two days) where…

ときめきレイジーライフ💛

Five Best Openings (OPs) of the Summer 2023 Anime Season

Summer 2023 may be a little slow as it has to do with anime series, but it’s been surprisingly strong in the OP department! In fact, our man…

Beneath the Tangles

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As Long As We Both Shall Live (わたしの幸せな結婚, Ayuko Tsukahara, 2023) [Fantasia 2023]

A young woman with chronically low self-esteem learns to love herself after bonding with a taciturn nobleman in Ayuko Tsukahara’s adaptation of the light novel series.

Windows on Worlds

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for August 14 – 20

Summer in Tokyo only seems to be ramping up. This Obon weekend, join the fun at any of the festivals happening around town. From Minato Mirai to Shimokitazawa…

Savvy Tokyo

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Shin Kamer Rider (2023) review [Fantasia Fest 2023]

Anno delivers an action-hero experience that is both incredibly fun and emotionally touching.

psycho-cinematography

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Mountain Woman 山女 (2023) Director: Takeshi Fukunaga [New York Asian Film Festival 2023] 2

Mountain Woman 山女 (2023), by director Takeshi Fukunaga (Ainu Mosir), is an atmospheric drama about outcasts struggling in a small famine-hit village in Tohoku, circa the late 18th Century.…

Genkinahito

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Concert Blu-Ray

Get hype! Ladholyman’s top 3: Hand in Hand 39 Music Hated by Life Itself Maceart’s top 3: Greenlights Serenade Sekai You-pedia Torrent link - https://nyaa.si/view/1689022

Doremi-Fansubs.com

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Mountain Woman (山女, Takeshi Fukunaga, 2022)

A young woman walks into the mountains to die but unexpectedly discovers what it is to feel truly human in Takeshi Fukunaga’s bleak folk tale.

Windows on Worlds

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Future Diary: A Critical Analysis Part 13 – Episodes 25 and 26

Compared to my usual anime analyses, a critical analysis takes much more care in identifying and discussing the flaws of an anime. The goal of a critical analysis…

Anime Rants

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The NIER: AUTOMATA ANIME Deserved Better | Animation Spotlight

Canipa breaks his hiatus to talk about how sad he is about NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a's hiatus. Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheCanipaEffect Video edited by penlum and U.N. Owen Additional…

The Canipa Effect

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Future Diary: A Critical Analysis Part 12 – Episodes 23 and 24

Welcome to Anime Rants. I’m a bit of a completionist, so in order to begin my next big anime analysis series, I must first finish the one I…

Anime Rants

Firechick's Anime Reviews: Deemo Memorial Keys

Rating : 50/100 Dear lord, its been a while since I sat through something thats both ugly and mind-numbingly boring. Basically, DEEMO: Memorial Keys centers on a girl…

joyousmenma93

Reincarnated Mage with Inferior Eyes: Breezing through the Future as an Oppressed Ex-Hero, Vol. 1

y Yusura Kankitsu and Ruria Miyuki. Released in Japan as “Rettōgan no Tensei Majutsushi: Shiitagerareta Moto Yūsha wa Mirai no Sekai o Yoyū de Ikinuku” by Dash x…

Manga Bookshelf

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Death Parade Was Scary

Death Parade is one of my favorite anime of all time, it's really unique, really scary and it's filled with a bunch of unique stories. Chapters: 0:00 Game 1 [Death…

Huno

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Anime Memories 2018

As the year is coming to a close, I decided to ask the staff one simple question – what was your favorite anime related memory from 2018? It…

Beneath the Tangles

Day 2 in Tokyo - Visiting Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Taking a Taxi

Back to the Highlights Of My 2022 Japan Trip main page . When I woke up this morning, I checked to see how my foot was.  Something was…

Tokyo Excess

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An Anime Otaku Guide and Itinerary For Tokyo

If you're an anime fan, then a visit to Tokyo is not just a visit to Japan, but a bit of a pilgrimage to the heart of Anime…

Tokyo Excess