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Nayuta

Nayuta is a 1986 sci-fi OVA,based on a three volume manga by Sasaki Junko. (The manga is not available in English.) It's another show that a...

Collectr's Blog

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Things to read and watch before visiting Japan

From the beauty of anime to small form documentaries, we’ve put together a list of some of our and our communities’ favourite bits of Japanese content.

InsideJapan Blog

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Beginner's Guide to Musashi & Vagabond

Today's Beginner's Guide to Musashi & Vagabond is a bit outside the norm for me, since it covers the 1939 Musashi novel, 1950s Samurai Trilogy, and Vagabond manga.…

BobSamurai Anime Reviews

Genji Part 1

Here's another project that's been on my "to do" list for a long time: 1992's time-travel sci-fi mind-fuck OVA Genji (Part One) . The "Part ...

Collectr's Blog

Sanada 10 - The Battle of Sekigahara (Ep 1-3)

Sanada 10 - more formally, Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu Sanada Juu Yuushi ( New Legend of the Warring States Heroes: The Ten Warriors ...

Collectr's Blog

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Director Spotlight #9: “Twilight Cinema Blues”

Dir. JOJO Hideo (Twilight Cinema Blues) Born in 975 in Hachioji City, Tokyo. Jojo graduated from Musashino Art University and accumulated a career…

News - Chicago Japan Film Collective

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Memento Mori and Musashi stay 5 Seconds Ahead of the game.

5秒さき/Go-Byou Saki (5 Seconds Ahead) finds Memento Mori and Musashi flowing to a catchy, chilled out beat. It’s a J-hip pop track that’s easy to vibe to while…

SussySempai

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Your Life is What You Give Your Attention to

Pay attention, even to trifles. –Miyamoto Musashi You remember what you give your attention to. After all, you can’t remember what you didn’t observe or experience! This seems…

Japan Powered

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Orient (Volume 1) – My Dream is…

Musashi and Kojiro dreamed of becoming samurai and freeing the world from evil demons. However, by the time they had grown up, the demons were revered as gods…

The Otaku Author

Mega Moose #28 — Magical Baby Saves the World Again

  Is there anything the magic baby can't do? Impressions: So… Queen of Blades Arshem take the fleet to the Xel'naga, flares her inner pokemon at them, and…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #27 — Colony Drop

  Good thing we had a magical super baby on hand. Impressions: Yeah, yeah. A few weeks late, but I'll finish this today and tomorrow. I guess that…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #26 — Space Grappling Hooks

  That seems… convenient. Impressions: This show is now my personal purgatory. It will never end, and yet, never go anywhere. I just… just want it to be…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #25 — Lazy Couping

  Even a kindergarten would resist a coup better than this. Impressions: Meh. Another episode that was mainly explosions and loud noises. The obviously evil cyberpunk dudes do…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #24 — Panic at the Disco

  Oh, right. This show. Impressions: Back after finishing its season long arc for another 5 episodes for god only knows what reason. And apparently beginning a new one…

Tenka Seiha

Orient – Irina Not Being Picky

The Orient anime was a lot more fun than people are giving it credit for. At least it was for me.

I drink and watch anime

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Could Vagabond ever get an anime? Discussing the Similarities Between Musashi and Thorfinn *Spoilers

I find it strange that I no longer find it out of place for children to be playing war games like Call of Duty. At this point, if…

Great Days

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Mecha Smile Impact 2023: My Unsolicited #MODEROID Top Picks

It’s just day 1 of Mecha Smile Impact 2023, but I think they’ve already covered most of the MODEROID stuff and day two will focus on their other…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Mega Moose #23 — Pimping Isn’t Easy

Why are there so many episodes left? How are there so many episodes left? Forgive the lack of a screenshot dump. The episode aired as usual, but while…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #22 — Battleships For All

  Was it just sitting around in cold storage? Impressions: This episode was just all random explosions and babble. Partway through, their big plan having worked, but not…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #21 — Three Men and a Baby

  Did you even buy any baby food? Impressions: I feel like I missed something with how the stalker twins got access to all the top secret areas,…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #20 — Bart’s Badlands

  Just because it's the apocalypse is no reason not to properly plate food. Impressions: Boy, the stalker twins really went native in a hurry. They're already rushing…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #19 — Anthology of Disinterest

  Guess it's back to filler. Impressions: So… The Mad Max kids are going to high school now and… that's their whole deal which eats upabout five minutes.…

Tenka Seiha

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Musashino

Oh wow. They finally got it out?! The sequel that no one asked for nor cared about in the first place?! That’s right. Believe it or not, the…

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

Mega Moose #18 — Yet More Stalkers for Arshem

  As if she was at any point lacking them. Impressions: The best part of this episode was definitely when it cut to a bunch of the super…

Tenka Seiha

Review: GETTER ROBO DEVOLUTION

 Getter Robo is one of the defining works of mecha manga, but none of Ken Ishikawa's original series nor its many sequels have been released...

The Manga Test Drive

Review: GETTER ROBO DEVOLUTION

 Getter Robo is one of the defining works of mecha manga, but none of Ken Ishikawa's original series nor its many sequels have been released...

The Manga Test Drive

Tokyo Stroll web supplement updates from Oct 16-November 14

  Shall we say I've been busy. You should consider these to be first drafts, more will be added after I creat some other area pages. Jimbōch...

Koyagidō Kanwa子山羊堂閑話

The Witch From Mercury #06 — Powered By Dead Children

  Of course it is. It's a giant robot. Apparently this is having the same production issues as Megaton Musashi and will be off next week with a…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #17 — Field Trip to Australia

  Seriously, where are the rad scorpions? Impressions: Okay, the shine is fading fast as all the weekly bonkers nonsense that I associate with this show has fallen…

Tenka Seiha

Fall 2022 Schedule

Sunday Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo 17:00 MBS・TBS (10/02) Fumetsu no Anata e (2022) 19:00 NHK-E (10/23) Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman. 22:00 AT-X (10/09) Idolish Seven: Third Beat! (2022) 22:30 TOKYO MX (10/02) Monday Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no…

Random Curiosity

Mega Moose #16 — The Importance of Coup Planning

  About as long a reign as Truss. Impressions: Yawn. Dude tries to do a two-man coup which mainly consists of standing around pointing a gun at people…

Tenka Seiha

Megaton Moose #15 — Your Gram Gram Is Dead

  This was definitely worth the bike trip up a flight of stairs. Impressions: Arshem's segments continue to remain the best part of the show, if not also…

Tenka Seiha

The Witch From Mercury #02 — Please Gavel In

  Seems like robots are the wrong thing to kick out of your robot show on the third episode. Impressions: And back to being incredibly boring. I feel like…

Tenka Seiha

Megaton Musashi #14 — Welcome to Australia

  I remember literally no characters' names. Impressions: Aaah, Megaton Musashi. A show that I'm convinced only four other people in the western hemisphere are aware existed. And…

Tenka Seiha

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Ao Ashi – Episode 23

I feel like this was both the longest and shortest episode yet. Honestly, it's amazing how much a team can change going into the second half. Heck! Even…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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Ao Ashi – Episodes 20 & 21

We finally get to learn about Togashi's beef with the promoted players and to top it all off the highly anticipated Esperion vs Musashino match is finally here!

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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Ao Ashi Episode 20 Review

Certainly a flashback ep wasn’t what I was expecting this week but it might just be exactly what we needed before heading into the Musashino match. So many…

OTAKU SPACE

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Ao Ashi – Episode 19

They are really hyping up this Musashino vs Esperion match and I just really want them to play! Please take all this frustration and fighting out on the…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

CONventional Sunday. (Crunchyroll Expo coverage)

Greetings! It's your con trotting webmaster Sakaki with something slightly off the beaten path. A big shout out to Crunchyroll (yes, that on...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

My Favourite Anime of the Last Four Years 2019 - 2022 Part 1

  It's more than halfway through 2022 when I write this.  When I started this article, I really didn't think there were too many anime that ...

Tokyo Excess

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Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei Benkei Musashibo Walkthrough

Benkei Musashibo Walkthrough: A guide to help complete Benkei Musashibo route in Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei.

Blerdy Otome

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Anime Boston 2022: Gundoh Musashi, The Disaster Anime

Host: George Horvath On June 27, 2003, eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau unleashed The Room upon the world. The film was widely panned by critics, who

Anime Herald

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Manga Review – Battles of the Wandering Chef

Battles of the Wandering Chef 包丁無宿勝負旅 (Houchou Mushuku Shoubu Tabi) TSUCHIYAMA Shigeru (story/art), TAGAWA Yasuyuki (drafting cooperation) Seinen – Sports 2 Volumes of 4 Volumes (complete) Me…

Daiyamanga

Review: MUSASHI #9

We could always use more action-oriented heroines in shojo manga...maybe just not like this particular one. MUSASHI #9 ( Kyuban no Musashi )...

The Manga Test Drive

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Meet Director MINAKUCHI Monzo

Born in Tokyo on July 19, 1997, MINAKUCHI Monzo graduated from Musashino Art University. His films and music videos have screened widely and have received awards at various…

News - Chicago Japan Film Collective

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Vagabond [ Review ]

The whole world’s gone crazy. A man might as well be a dead leaf, floating in the autumn breeze.Yoshikawa Eiji,  Miyamoto Musashi The artwork of Vagabond is simply…

shadikk's Blogspot

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A Seasonal Review — Fall 2021

Dropped: The Aquatope on White Sand, Build Divide #000000 Code Black, Deep Insanity The Lost Child, Lupin the Third, Fruit of Evolution, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Komi Can’t Communicate,…

Draggle's Anime Blog

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The Best Less-Watched Anime of Fall 2021 Season

These are the best things less people are watching or talking about from the past season. I quite liked the season. It was very mecha. I don't know why…

Miracleもも

Orient – 01

「武蔵と小次郎」 (Musashi to Kojiro) "Musashi & Kojiro" That thicc Bushi poppin’.

Random Curiosity