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365 – One Shot 44 – Gogo Monster

October Extravaganza continues with Night 3 as we do a One Shot on Taiyo Matsumoto’s Gogo Monster! dakazu also read the end of Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, watched Ranking of Kings, talks about Kamen…

Manga Machinations

Off Village: Daisan Bougyoheki

A manga about a secret village hidden in Japan where the dead reanimate. When the reanimated eat a living human they transform into a horrifying skinless monster. Continue…

Manga Machinations

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Godzilla Singular Point (2021) [Anime Review]

Godzilla Singular Point; or, Kaiju;Gate      It’s about exploring the structure of the universe. In order to truly understand the world, we ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

Manga the Week of 10/20/21

SEAN: As we inch ever closer to Halloween, beware of the manga yokai, which look like Shonen Jump volumes but lure children to their doom. ASH: I absolutely…

Manga Bookshelf

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Watanabe Kills the Great Spider

This week continues spooky October with another Watanabe and Raiko monster adventure. You can find modernized versions of these and other stories in my compilation “Tales from Old…

Japan Powered

The Fruit of Evolution #01 — Check the Status Screen

  Can we… not? Impressions: The most impressive thing about this is that it isn't named "I Accidentally Spawned In The Last Dungeon And Somehow Beat a Monster So…

Tenka Seiha

Neko wo Hirotta Hanashi

A manga about a man who saves a cat-like creature that is probably a monster but he loves it anyway. Continue reading →

Manga Machinations

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Episode 11) – Children and Warriors

Things seem to be going well for Dead End. However, they take on a job that two other parties have signed up for and things take a horrific…

The Otaku Author

Manga the Week of 10/6/21

SEAN: October! Time for scary manga! ASH: Ooooooo! MICHELLE: Scary manga and super creeps? SEAN: Airship has, in print, Monster Musume The Novel – Monster Girls on the…

Manga Bookshelf

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Rosario + Vampire – Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#7)

Another month, another random anime. This time we get a harem series about monsters. Tsukune goes to monster school, but will he fall in love or get eaten…

| Side Of Fiction

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Anime that has you Rooting for the Bad Guy!

For fans of isekai, it’s only natural to root for the good guy, the hero, the monster slayer who lays waste to multitudes of jiggly little slimes and…

Anime Hanabi

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Anime Series Like Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory

After their home burns down and he is abandoned by his father, Koushi Nagumo wanders homeless until he collapses on the street. He is found by a woman…

Recommend Me Anime

Daimajin

By Tom Wilmot. Despite a studio system in decline, monster movies continued to roar on into the Japanese film industry of the 1960s. While icons like Godzilla, Mothra,…

All the Anime

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The Detective Is Already Dead – 09 – Foregone Conclusion

We’ve now arrived back at that scene on the boat where Siesta, Kimihiko, and Char—who is still not really a character—are headed to Secret Evil SPES Island. It’s…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 can Either be a Decent JRPG or a Min-Maxing Hellhole. Take Your Pick.

I was always interested in the Monster Hunter series ever since I watched one of my relatives play one of the 3DS installments. The problem is that I’m…

Weeb Revues

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Top 5 Anime With Bad First Episodes

Sometimes a really great show has a bad first episode and that can discourage some viewers. These are 5 times I'm glad I stuck with it.

I drink and watch anime

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6-7, Tantei, Kobayashi, 100-Man

Okay, that’s a cool-looking monster. I’ve talked about Peach Boy hopping around time, but Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru does the same thing. At least with episode 6 we…

Too Old for Anime

Interview with Monster Girls

Interviews with Monster Girls is a 2017 Comedy Fantasy anime series from a beloved anime studio to ever come into existence, A-1 Pictures. Whenever a studio creates any…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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“Tropical-Rouge! Precure”: Why Cure La Mer is More Powerful Than The Other Cures

A couple weeks ago, the Tropical-Rouge! girls visited Manatsu’s hometown and wrote wishes on rocks as part of an annual festival. Laura’s rock became the Monster of the…

Prattler's Paradise

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VINLAND SAGA VS MONSTER

This comparison post is gonna be a short one unlike JJK vs MHA. And also, these are entirely my opinions and thoughts, so don’t get offended. ART Without…

FreakSenpai

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Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild

Despite somewhat awkward animation for the human characters, the monsters move smoothly and showcase the franchise's designs very nicely.

Anime News Network - Views

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The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter (Episode 6) – The Tulip Lion

With his share of the reward money they received for saving Maria, Noir is thinking of opening a shop that sells rare monster items. Now, he’s just got…

Ecchi Hunter

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Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. | Episode 6 Review

So much conversation it drives me crazy. Why are you (Kimi and Siesta) having a conversation when there’s a massive monster literally just behind you? That literally made…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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The 12 Day Tale of the Monster that Died in 8 (8日で死んだ怪獣の12日の物語, Shunji Iwai, 2020) [Fantasia 2021]

Takumi Saito plays a version of himself raising “capsule kaiju” as means of combatting Covid helplessness in Iwai’s whimsical pandemic drama

Windows on Worlds

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Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu - Episode 6 - Tomoe Mio Offer to Share Bed

Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu - Episode 6. Tomoe and Mio planned on making Makoto sleep with one of the monster girls, but he had other plans.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Call Of Fame Review: Monster Musume

Monster Musume: Can an ecchi harem series really be worth inducting into the Caw of Fame? Absolutely! And it has a lot to do with Miia!

Crow's World of Anime

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Convenient Monsters: The problem with Frill and Wonder Egg Priority’s take on trauma

Just as the dreamscape Wonder Killers provide a convenient and killable representation of the issues that harm young people, the writers of the show invent a convenient “monster”…

Anime Feminist

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Stronger than God or Devil, but Mostly God, is Daimajin

Arrow Films released a very nice collection of the Daimajin films in 2021, and I have since watched two of the three. They’re honestly extremely interesting entries into…

Ideas Without End

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Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru - Episode 6 - Siesta Has Broken Foot

Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru - Episode 6. All that happened to Siesta after killing a monster and falling from Big Ben was a broken foot.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Review – “Monster”

I wrote this a long time ago, for a blog that no longer exists (it’s for the best, trust me). I can’t remember if I ever published it…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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Vanitas no Carte – 06 – His Lordship’s Guests

We learn the amorphous distorted-voiced monster isn’t named Charlatan, but is someone named Naenia who is merely part of Charlatan, when Noé is broken out of his jam by…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Anime Series Like Cheat Pharmacist’s Slow Life – Making a Drugstore in Another World

Formerly a corporate slave, Reiji was transported to another world. Using his skills, he started making potions that were effective, and most importantly, didn’t taste like absolute garbage.…

Recommend Me Anime

Manga the Week of 8/11/21

SEAN: August continues. It’s still 2021, you know. Not 2022 yet, I promise. ASH: I do sometimes wonder at what year it is, so I appreciate the clarification.…

Manga Bookshelf

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What is “Iyashikei” Anime? – 25 Healing Anime Series to Make You Feel Okay Again

While many people are interested in anime for intense action, vivid animation, or cerebral plot, there is a particular group of people that just want to watch something…

Recommend Me Anime

Inuyasha

By Andrew Osmond. Inuyasha is an adventure; it’s both an action show and a romcom, and it’s one of the most successful anime to cross male and female…

All the Anime

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Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls (Episode 6) – The Sea Monster Attacks

In order to investigate Sen’s older brother, Yoshihiko, the group head out to a beach resort that also contains a database which could shed some light on what…

Ecchi Hunter

How to Melt the Ice Queen’s Heart, Vol. 1

By Kakeru Takamine and Ichigo Kagawa. Released in Japan as “Kouri no Reijou no Tokashi Kata” by Monster Bunko. Released in North America by Tentai Books. Translated by…

Manga Bookshelf

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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Review Link

Reviewed this one as it is the only entry in the Wonder Boy/Monster World series with a female protagonist though Wonder Boy Returns has a secondary playable female…

The Yuri Empire

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First Look: The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace

The Idaten are gods tasked with defending the world from monsters. But with the last monster sealed away 800 years ago, will they be prepared if a new…

The Glorio Blog

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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

It's easy to say that Monster Hunter Stories 2 provided the most enjoyable gameplay experience I've had within the genre in recent years.

Anime News Network - Views

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Waifu of the Week (#111) – Moka Akashiya

Let’s go back in time once more for a waifu that I’d forgotten to cover back when I was covering Rosario to Vampire – Moka! Moka Akashiya She…

Ecchi Hunter

The Witches of the Orient

by Jeremy Clarke. This sports documentary, just out in UK and Irish cinemas, opens with a scene from the anime short Danemon’s Monster Hunt at Shojiji (Yoshitaro Kataoka,…

All the Anime

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Game of the Month: July 2021

This month, I’ll be skydiving back into an adventure that explores the origin of a certain blade. I also have an honourable mention before that.

Rory Muses

Seasonal Selection – Scarlet Nexus Episode 3

Oh crap, boss monster. Everyone playing both sides. The pace is awful. So, we start by finding out what weird way Naomi was going to ‘die’. Turns out,…

Harper Anime Reviews

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First Impression: Battle Game in 5 Seconds

A smug kid plays video games. Then on his way to school, a monster attacks him. He falls into a half-demolished building (?) and barely fends off of…

Beneath the Tangles

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Edens Zero - Episode 14 - Rebecca Shoots Monsters

Edens Zero - Episode 14. The virtual world Digitalis threw a monster horde event at the Edenszero crew. Rebecca and Happy handled the fodder wave.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Review: One Last Monster

How does prejudice turn into acceptance? How does a visionary veer away from the troubling decisions of the past? And what could make a woman sacrifice her own…

Beneath the Tangles

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To Your Eternity – 12 – Crushmore

Don’t let the punny review title mislead you; this episode did indeed crush me emotionally, just as it emotionally crushed Fushi and Rean and physically crushed poor Big…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog