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This Week in Anime - The Deer King's Beating Heart

The latest film from Ghibli alumni directors shares some themes with Princess Mononoke but proves it has the heart to stand on its own.

Anime News Network - Views

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Chainsaw Man (Series Review)

Welcome to Anime Rants! I’m 7Mononoke (Mono for short) and this is my review for the popular 2022 anime, Chainsaw Man. There will be spoilers in this review.…

Anime Rants

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Bloganuary – January Blog Challenge – Day 26

Hello, this is 7Mononoke at Anime Rants. I hope you’re doing well. Unfortunately, I woke up sick. I have very little energy, so for today’s Bloganuary entry, I’m…

Anime Rants

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Anime Like Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

Junji Ito Maniace brings to life 20 stories from the collected library of legendary horror manga artist Junji Ito. Adapted stories include works from Tomie,

Recommend Me Anime

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Announcement Concerning Anime Rants

Greetings, readers. This is 7Mononoke (Mono for short) and I have an important announcement. Long story short, I will be moving my main blog back here to WordPress.…

Anime Rants

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Announcement Concerning Anime Rants

Greetings, readers. This is 7Mononoke (Mono for short) and I have an important announcement. Long story short, I will be moving my main blog back here to WordPress.…

Anime Rants

Pre-2000s Anime with Multi-Channel Audio

 Had this in Drafts for about a year because I lost interest. Obviously this is an incomplete list, so I may come back and update it if I…

Genga Land

STUDIO GHIBLI LIGHTNING ROUND

12 Days of Aniblogging 2022, Day 8 Work’s been way busier than expected and it’s cutting into my writing time. This is annoying because I still have an absolutely…

Floating Catacombs

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52 Anime in 52 Weeks: September

An Anime challenge to watch an anime from beginning to end every week. Here’s how my weeks 35 through 39 of the 52 anime in 52 weeks anime…

All About Anime and Manga

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Chainsaw Man – 11 – Asking Nicely

“The Future Rules”, says the Future Devil, who resembles the Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke, but is a lot more happy-go-lucky. The terms of his new contract with Aki…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Spirited Away

Spirited Away is the fourth Studio Ghibli movie I've watched. But, how does it stack up against the other three?

DoubleSama

Holiday Review #16: SHUNA'S JOURNEY

 But let's take a diversion to a more highbrow sort of fantasy, created by the one anime director that literally everyone knows. SHUNA'S JOU...

The Manga Test Drive

Holiday Review #16: SHUNA'S JOURNEY

 But let's take a diversion to a more highbrow sort of fantasy, created by the one anime director that literally everyone knows. SHUNA'S JOU...

The Manga Test Drive

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Porco Rosso: The High-Flying Pig Prince of the Sky!

Porco Rosso flies high and battles with pirates, fascists, and foreign armies in this action-packed epic from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki!

90sanime.com

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A-Yokai-A-Day: The Bōrei of Tsuruga Province

Today I am in Kyoto attending the Mononoke Ichi flea market and hyakki yagyo night parade. It's been 3 years since the last time this event took place…

Matthew Meyer

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Blog Posts Worth Reading at my New Wix Site

Hello to all guys, gals, and nonbinary pals! This is Mono (7Mononoke) checking into the old Anime Rants to tell my followers about how things are going at…

Anime Rants

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Blog Posts Worth Reading at my New Wix Site

Hello to all guys, gals, and nonbinary pals! This is Mono (7Mononoke) checking into the old Anime Rants to tell my followers about how things are going at…

Anime Rants

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#60 Doron Dororon (Ft. Mehgan from the Volume One podcast)

Is this series a step up from the author’s previous work Golem Hearts?   We and our guest Mehgan from the Volume One podcast discuss Gen Oosuka ‘s…

Shonen Flop

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Giving Anime a Second Chance

Some anime that I used to hate suddenly clicked with me a lot better when I rewatch them years down the line.

Reasons to Anime

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#59.5 First Thoughts on Doron Dororon

Even if you’ve listened to this on Patreon stay tuned for a bonus Q&A!   David and Jordan give their first thoughts on the Shonen Jump manga Doron…

Shonen Flop

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HELP DECIDE AN EPISODE OF ENGLISH DUB HISTORY!

That's right, we're doing it again this year! Yui's page (Chibi Maruko-chan REMAKE): https://www.extra-life.org/participant/YuiHaruhara Ryan's page (Berserk REMAKE): https://www.extra-life.org/participant/486519 Dante's page (Princess Mononoke): https://www.extra-life.org/participant/488035 Austin's page (Porco Rosso): https://www.extra-life.org/participant/488038 Psion's page (Whisper of…

Yui-senpai TV

Anniversary Post: A quick look at Selected Films of Hayao Miyazaki

So… normally this time of year I do a big anniversary top 10 list. I had an idea to do the same this year, but real life concerns…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Experiencing the elsewhere in Hayao Miyazaki’s films

This article, centered on Hayao Miyazaki’s narratives, intends to highlight that his films are strongly structured around the themes of the hero’s uprooting and his opening to the…

Animétudes

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Ergo Proxy Episode 17: Never-Ending Battle (Terra Incognita)

-Introduction- Hey there, it's 7Mononoke, or just Mono. My new Wix blog seems to be going pretty well. On my old Wordpress blog, I was in the middle…

Mono's Anime Rants

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My History with Anime

Hello to all guys, gals, and enby pals. I am 7Mononoke or just Mono, and until recently, I had an active anime blog through Wordpress. I am transitioning…

Mono's Anime Rants

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Anime Rants' New Website

Welcome. I am 7Mononoke, AKA just Mono. On Wordpress.com, I had a blog called Anime Rants. Some of you may have migrated over from there. Due to monetary…

Mono's Anime Rants

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Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫, Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)

A young man from an exiled clan tries to make peace between the natural world and the industrial in Hayao Miyazaki’s landmark 1997 animation

Windows on Worlds

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This Week in Anime - The Psychedelic Horror of Mononoke

Mononoke remains a unique entry in anime horror, keeping its cards close to its chest and starring an otherworldly, stoic protagonist.

Anime News Network - Views

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Is Porco Rosso still one of my favourite anime of all time?

I’m a bit of a Ghibli hipster. When other people are listing their favourite Ghibli movies with Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke or My Neighbour Totoro, I’m out here…

Day with the Cart Driver

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Anime’s Traditional wooden sandals!

Geta are Japanese wooden sandals that have been around for about a thousand years and are still worn today. A hallmark of geta are the telltale “Clop Clop”…

Anime Hanabi

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4 Dumb Bishounen discuss Global Warming

When you think of anime that have the best environmental messages about climate change, you would probably pick Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind or Princess Mononoke.…

Andreea's World

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What’s Your Favourite Studio Ghibli Movie?

Our ‘favourites’ are often dictated by what we have an emotional connection to. It’s a complex idea that doesn’t have much explanation – but really the idea is…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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The Deer King In UK Cinemas from July 27th

Anime Limited have announced that Masashi Ando’s directorial debut The Deer King will head to selected UK cinemas from July 27th. 

Japan Curiosity

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10 Popular Iyashikei Manga

A list of 10 popular Iyashikei manga titles that I recommend fans of the subgenre and slice of life should read.

All About Anime and Manga

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A Trip Down Memory Lane With Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday - Monthly Retro Recommendations

There is no arguing that Studio Ghibli is one of the most famous anime studios in Japan. Especially to us in the west. And they have created many…

Anime Top Scholar

Outdoor Cinema Screenings at the Barbican include Princess Mononoke and Mothra this August 2022

The good folks from the Barbican in London have sent us details of their up coming Outdoor Cinema. It's set to run from Tuesday 23rd August ...

Otaku News - World Edition

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Anime Series Like Kakuriyo – Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Since she was a child, Aoi could see spirits. After one day feeding a hungry spirit, she is whisked off to the hidden realm where an ogre states…

Recommend Me Anime

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Mononoke Ichi Report

Last weekend saw the return of the Mononoke Ichi (モノノケ市) yokai flea market in Kyoto. Normally, this event takes place several times per year, with a spring flea…

Matthew Meyer

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is the best of the Studio Ghibli movies I've seen. It's a bit long. But other than that, it's great.

DoubleSama

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #167 – Anime Secret Santa 2021 Roundup

It’s a full house as Ink and Patrick join Evan and David to discuss the anime they watched for Anime Secret Santa, the annual blogger tradition wherein participants…

Ani-Gamers

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Secret Santa Review: Mononoke

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and currently run by the AGC Podcast — where the gifts are…

Ani-Gamers

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30 Best Mystery Anime Series With Intrigue to Unravel

The term “mystery” tends to evoke images of hard-boiled detectives tracking down criminals, but mystery is a blanket term. A lot of situations can be mysterious, and that…

Recommend Me Anime

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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

An Anime Steeped in History: Princess Mononoke

In a change to our regular scheduled news, we bring you an academic article titled Steeped in History: Princess Mononoke. It delves into his...

Otaku News - World Edition

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My 7 Most Hated Ghibli Movies

Though my stance on Ghibli has softened in recent years, there are still plenty of films competing to be most hated Ghibli movies.

Reasons to anime

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Princess Mononoke and the Effect on Studio Ghibli’s Global Presence

Princess Mononoke set Studio Ghibli on the path of global recognition with a compelling narrative, memorable story, and high quality visuals.

90sanime.com

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10 Videogame Characters Inspired By Japanese Folklore

Chinese and Korean traders introduced Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, and the ever present Confucianism while Japan provided various regional myths, legends, and lore. These ingredients were brewed int…

Nicholas Andriani

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Video Review: Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Art Book)

Anime art books are a dime a dozen (though the prices don’t reflect that!), even in the world of Studio Ghibli, which releases one for most every one…

Beneath the Tangles

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Mononoke / モノノ怪 by Ninagawa Yaeko

Once again, I am shamefully coming to you with a manga recommendation based on an anime. I had originally intended this blog… well, to be a podcast, but…

MangaKast – A PodCast of All Things Manga

Ghibli on Vinyl

By Andrew Osmond. The treasure trove of Ghibli vinyl soundtracks released by Anime Limited represent the composer-director relationship in anime. Joe Hisaishi has written music for Hayao Miyazaki…

All the Anime