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Megaton Musashi #10 — Sex and Maids

  This episode took a direction. Impressions: So, it turns out that the commander woman is an alien who's in an illicit sexual relationship with the one glasses…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #09 — LOVE AND PEACE

  The music choice this week was… questionable. Impressions: A very uneventful episode here as well, although the music certainly kept things confusing. it started out with a…

Tenka Seiha

Megaton Musashi #08 — Catty

  Eat your heart out, gender representation. Impressions: Of course after I spend most of the week holding this up as an example of a show that's manic…

Tenka Seiha

Megaton Musashi #07 — Afro Rap

  Suddenly, out of nowhere, hip hop. I'm not totally sure the deal with Lupin at the moment, though I'm on the fence about continuing anyway. It looks…

Tenka Seiha

Mega Moose #06 — Space Werewolves vs Afro Androids

  We're throwing together adjectives at random now. Impressions: I really can't help but wonder how the game for this is going to turn out, because each episode…

Tenka Seiha

Megaton Moose #05 — Team Yell

  Her theme is way worse than Marnie's. Impressions: Let's reivew the first minute of the episode. The bullied afro dude is being bullied by a gang, but…

Tenka Seiha

Fall 2021 Schedule

Sunday Digimon Ghost Game 09:00 Fuji TV (10/03) Mieruko-chan 22:00 AT-X (10/03) Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru 22:00 TOKYO MX (10/03) Tesla Note 23:00 TOKYO MX (10/03) Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku Hen 23:15 Fuji TV (10/10) Mushoku Tensei:…

Random Curiosity

Mega Moose #04 — Mecha Centaur

  Surprise, it's an Akira. Impressions: Okay, this episode was kind of hilarious. I'm not even sure where to start, so let's just summarize the A-plot of the…

Tenka Seiha

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 96: Fall 2021 Anime First Impressions

After a great Spring season and not so great Summer season, it seems balance has been restored to the anime world. The crew gives their first impressions of…

The Glorio Blog

Megaton Musashi #03 — Pratfall Assassin

  I'm very glad I'm not yet trying to remember any character names here. Impressions: This is such a weird show, and I'll admit I'm giving it a…

Tenka Seiha

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Second Impressions – Megaton-kyuu Musashi

This is certainly a show trading on execution over innovation, but so far the execution is holding up its end of the bargain. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Unsolicited First Impressions: “Kyoukai Senki”, “Sacks&Guns!!”, “Muv-Luv Alternative”

As I probably mentioned in a couple of posts already, October has finally started and along with it, multiple mecha series for the season. I’ve caught the opening…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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First Impressions – Megaton-kyuu Musashi

Enter Megaton-kyuu Musashi - though you might not have noticed. Read more

Lost in Anime

Megaton Musashi #02 — Super Duper Spinning and Yelling Attack

  You guys programmed these super attacks into the robots and then just never used them? Impressions: Far weaker than the first episode despite being entirely set in…

Tenka Seiha

Megaton Musashi #01 — Here’s Your Tragic Backstory and Robot Dog

  Combat cyborgs that explode when punched seems like a design flaw. Impressions: How curious. Given the visual style, that this has the staff of Yo-Kai Watch, and…

Tenka Seiha

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This Bot Looks Serious! Super-Dreadnought Series Megaton Musashi

October has finally began, and if caught this upcoming series preview post, it only means we’re in for quite the number of shows this season. The earliest to…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 95: First Final Previews

It’s strange times in the anime world as we try to do first looks, final thoughts, and Fall 2021 season previews in one single episode.

The Glorio Blog

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Fall 2021.

Sweater season is upon us! Not really because it’s Spring in Melbourne but somehow still feels like it’s the middle of Winter. I’ve had hail in my area…

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Animecast: Fall 2021 Anime Season Preview

With Fall 2021 Anime Season just around the corner, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their rundown on the up coming titles for…

Otaku Spirit

Animecast: Fall 2021 Anime Season Preview

With Fall 2021 Anime Season just around the corner, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their rundown on the up coming titles for…

Otaku Spirit

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Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 7!

So we have arrived at another episode review of our Anime REvisited pick; Samurai Bride! The real Jubei Yagyu is back, but there’s a problem. To make matters…

D&A Anime Blog

October is Going to be Busy! Upcoming Mecha Series Promos

2021 has been good to mecha fans thanks to multiple series premieres compared to the previous years. With the Summer 2021 anime season ending and Getter Robo Arc…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Miyamato Musashi’s “The Way to be Followed Alone” (Dokkodo)

Miyamato Musashi’s work “The Way to be Followed Alone,” or Dokkodo, is the samurai’s lesser known work next to The Book of Five Rings (Gorin no Sho). Musashi is a ronin, or…

Japan Powered

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Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 4!

Hey-hey! We have reappeared with another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick known as Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride! Someone from the past has returned, but who is…

D&A Anime Blog

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Animecast: Funimation Streams Backwards for Aussies

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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First Look: Getter Robo Arc

It’s been years since Ryoma Nagare, Hayato Jin, and Musashi Tomoe saved the planet from the Dinosaur Empire. Things have taken a turn for the worse as insectoid…

The Glorio Blog

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Looking back, looking forward: Kanada’s late period

is generally held that Yoshinori Kanada went through two major shifts in the 1990’s, shifts that determined what the two last decades of his life and work would…

Animétudes

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XXXHOLiC musical theatre: new main visual, all male cast announced

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社 A new main visual and the full cast list for the XXXHOLiC musical theatre adaptation have been announced today. The newly announced…

Chibi Yuuto's CHRoNiCLEs

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It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Kotobukiya & Aoshima

Moving on to the next vendors on the show floor, we have upcoming releases from Aoshima and Kotobukiya. Now, I’ll be upfront and say that I’m quite underwhelmed…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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A New Translation of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

Review of a new translations of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi from 2020. Published by Amber Books, translated by Maisy Hatchard.

J-En Translations

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Orient Volumes 2-4 Review

After three volumes of Orient, the only thing established so far is flashy art & a lack of narrative ground being covered. Our manga review.

TheOASG

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Yuki, The Snow Woman

In a village of Musashi Province, there lived two woodcutters: Mosaku and Minokichi. At the time of which I am speaking, Mosaku was an old man; and Minokichi,…

Japan Powered

November 1990 Pt. 2 Animedia magazine

Animedia - First Published in July of 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. , #11 November 1990 (No 112) 500 Yen. Consisting of 156 pages (includ...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Orient Volume 1 Review

While not quite like Magi in visuals and story, Shinobu Ohtaka's latest work, Orient, features elements that might just kick off a bigger tale in Volume 1.

TheOASG

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Year 1 Issue 26

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 26 June 24 - 30, 2020 Finally! Finally I'm all caught up! Welcome back to…

Arcadia Dragnet

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Year 1 Issue 25

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 25 June 17 - 23, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet let's go! …

Arcadia Dragnet

October 1990 Pt. 2 Animedia magazine

Animedia - First Published in July 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. Consisting of 144 pages (including the front & back covers), #10October 1990 (No...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Vagabond

A manga about the historical life of one of the most well known samurai, Miyamoto Musashi. Continue reading →

Manga Machinations

toco toco - Keiichi Okabe, Composer

Guest: Keiichi Okabe, Composer ゲスト 岡部啓一、作曲家 Places: Rinshi no Mori Park, Musashi-Koyama Area Tokyo Gate Bridge, Koto Area 訪れた場所 林試の森公園、武蔵小山周辺 東京ゲートブリッジ、江東区周辺 - Keiichi Okabe is a music composer who started his career at Namco. He is renowned for his…

Archipel

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Vagabond - Miyamoto Musashi Missing in Action

Though I occasionally enjoy reading manga, I've never been a particularly big fan of any one title - with one exception. "Vagabond," by the ...

Red Ronin

Last War of Heavenloids and Akutoloids, Musashi no Ken, Rio Rainbow Gate, Kimi ni Todoke 2nd

Musashi no Ken (1985): Oh the 80s music, and retro animation and cute puppy. This is not for me though. Dropped. Last War of Heavenloids and Akutoloids(2009): lovely…

Anime Infatuation