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Manga the Week of 8/4/21

SEAN: August! Is there any dog manga? MICHELLE: Guru Guru Pon-chan? SEAN: Airship has two print debuts of light novels we’ve talked about before when the early digital…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Review 11 Kill La Kill

Studio Gainax has a survival story, despite having humble beginnings during the early 90s economic crisis the studio has produced one of the most iconic anime ever made…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Anima, Vol. 5

By Ikuto Yamashita. Released in Japan as “Shin Seiki Evangelion Anima” by Kadokawa Shoten, serialized in the magazine Dengeki Hobby. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated…

Manga Bookshelf

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The End of Evangelion Deserves to be a Classic

The first installment in the “Does X Anime Deserve to be a Classic” series was a collection of my thoughts on the original Neon Genesis Evangelion, and how…

The Otaku Exhibition

REVIEW: Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)

“If there really is a God, maybe we’re nothing more than His dolls.” …

I drink and watch anime

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Gainax and the Neo-Kanada Renaissance

1998 was one of the most important years in the history of the Kanada school. On the one hand, it was when Yoshinori Kanada himself left Japan—and, with…

Animétudes

Manga the Week of 6/23/21

SEAN: June staggers on, despite all efforts to stop it. ASH: That it does. SEAN: Airship has print releases of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear 6 and Classroom of…

Manga Bookshelf

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

A great series at the pinnacle of a great time in the history of anime! A prototype for all subsequent mecha anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion had a massive…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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The new generation of the 1990’s

More than the Kanada school, whose members appeared throughout  the 80s, this new group of animators deserves the word “generation”. The six major animators I will focus on…

Animétudes

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Jacques Derrida and the Deconstruction of the Super Robot genre

French philosopher Jacques Derrida is credited with coining the term “deconstruction.”

Otaku Orbit

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40 Anime on ANIMAX in South Africa

2007-2010 South Africa’s DSTV provided the channel ANIMAX. It was a TV network that offered English dubbed anime. Here is a list of 26 anime that the channel…

All About Anime and Manga

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Angels, kaiju and the noble failure of SSSS. Gridman

Sometimes a reaction to a show feels so diverse that I wonder if the two sides are legitimately watching the same show. A few months back, I watched…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Space Battleship Yamato (2010) [Film Review]

Space Battleship Yamato; or, The Stars My Destination      Even a single gleam in the dark, even the slightest chance… let us use that as a ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Jinki Extend

Jinki: Extend is the most “anime-ed” anime out there. And I mean that in the most positive way possible. This is an anime with cute girls doing cute…

Prede's Anime Reviews

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Yamanashi Prefecture: Fuji Q Highland

When I woke up in the morning, I didn’t want to leave.

IGIRISUJEN (AGAIN)

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Getting galaxy brained about the beginning of Neon Genesis Evangelion

Welcome back to EVApril! If you haven’t read them already, please check out posts 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05, if you want to see my full multi-part…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Dubs w/ Dil: An Oral History of the Evangelion Franchise’s Dubs

Talking about Evangelion is a losing battle- you either piss off the diehard fans with “incorrect” impressions/opinions about the…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Artist spotlight: Shôichi Masuo

With this third artist spotlight dedicated to Shôichi Masuo, I’ll start analyzing the works of some animators who are not prominently affiliated with the Kanada school or style.…

Animétudes

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My biggest problem with Neon Genesis Evangelion (and how I got past it)

If you’ve been keeping up with EVApril, then you know it’s been almost endless gushing about how great Neon Genesis Evangelion is. I wanted to make this post…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 3 Recently, I introduced my sister to the Ascendance series, and she’s hooked. As she gobbles her way through the novels…

Beneath the Tangles

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How we all run away, and why you should care: A Weird Metanarrative Ramble

Welcome back to EVApril! If you haven’t read them already, please check out post 01, 02, and 03, if you want to see my full multi-part analysis of…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Neon Genesis Evangelion. Aged Anime 1995- 1996.

The original anime TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion has aged pretty well with its classic hand drawn animation. This franchise has captured...

Tokyo Excess

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Eva is (not) a genre deconstruction

Welcome back to EVApril. If you missed posts 01 and 02 they can be read here and here, respectively. Also, spoilers abound for Neon Genesis Evangelion and End…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Identify With Shinji And Asuka

This is a very personal and terrifying post to make. If you want something more research driven, and not depressing, I would recommend the posts I did on…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Getting galaxy brained about the beginning and end of End Of Evangelion

Because what better way to analyze Neon Genesis Evangelion than in anachronistic order?

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Reader’s Corner: Demon Slayer, Nerdy Nurse, and Play It Cool, Guys

Date A Live, Vol. 1 Having enjoyed the Date A Live anime, I was curious to check out the source material, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. It’s…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Update Post I Swore I Would Never Make

Greetings, dear readers. I don’t like making update posts, but I had to break my rule against them to put this out there. The last week has been…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Evangelion Manga Reading Vlog!

TODAY WE GET IN THE ROBOT Hey guys! With the theatrical release of Evangelion 3.0+1.0, I couldn’t think of a better time to bust out Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s Evangelion…

Takuto's Anime Cafe

Hideaki Anno’s NHK Special

I was writing a different short piece when a TV Special on Hideaki Anno and the last few years in the production of the last Eva movie, which…

Alex

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The Ending of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Explained

With its stream of consciousness storytelling, musings on the nature of interpersonal relationships, and a healthy helping of giant robots punching each other in the face, it’s understandable…

Biggest In Japan

Bye-bye, all of EVANGELION.

Since Neon Genesis Evangelion dropped back in 1995, a heft of the commentary around the series has been centered around the personal feelings of its key creative lead, Anno Hideaki,…

Analog Housou

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RahXephon does NOT equal Evangelion

I am writing this post in the hope of ending a needless and futile debate. I’m writing it knowing that I’m talking about the anime community, and unnecessary…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer to the U.S., Cowboy Bebop Wraps, and Nana’s a Mama!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of March 14th through March 20th! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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11 Anime Series Where Everyone Is Just a Terrible Person

In general, when anime tells a story, it clearly defines a hero and a villain. The hero is all gallantry and kindness while the villain is malevolence and…

Recommend Me Anime

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Reader’s Corner: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (novel) The immensely popular webtoon, Solo Leveling, features a basic premise about a young man rising from the lowest of ranks of “hunting” to…

Beneath the Tangles

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Reminder: Re-watching A Series Is A Good Thing

I’m usually able to list the reasons as to why I liked or disliked it, my favourite parts of the show, my favourite character etc. Dialogue about the…

A Girl & Her Anime

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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time Film Review

My review for the final Evangelion film, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, is now online over at Anime News Network.

Biggest In Japan

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Reader’s Corner: The Girl Without a Face, In the Land of Leadale, and Rascal Does Not Dream

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 3, Vol. 4 The newest volume in Miya Kazuki’s Ascendance of a Bookworm series dropped yesterday, and there’s a lot to take in…

Beneath the Tangles

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Analyzing How Neon Genesis Evangelion Impacted Me

Well, Anno finally did it, the madman. At the time of writing, Rebuild 4.0, or 3.0+1.0, whichever you prefer, has just released. If you don’t know, Neon Genesis…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 31

I usually ignore anime OP and always disregarded the endings. However, every once in a while a song will catch me unaware.

Otaku Orbit

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The End of Evangelion (1997) by Hideaki Anno

“The End of Evangelion” is not a standalone film, rather it is the conclusion to the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” anime series. Many fans were dissatisfied with the ending…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Aged Anime - A New Series of Posts

Aged Anime.   The concept for this series of posts came about because I was thinking back about what I have seen over the last two decades o...

Tokyo Excess

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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 30

They have credited Evangelion with “revolutionized the giant-robot genre “. The series was so successful that it has earned billions.

Otaku Orbit

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)

In the year 2015, a group of teenagers are called upon to save the world from a predicted apocalypse known as Third Impact. “Evangelion” throws us straight into…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Gunbuster

Gunbuster is Gainax's first hit anime. In this review of the series, I discuss my favorite sci-fi concepts it uses.

DoubleSama

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Newman’s Nook: What’s in a Name?

I first watched Neon Genesis Evangelion as an 18 year old, new to the anime medium. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I was just enthralled by all the large-scale combat…

Beneath the Tangles

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A Kind Angel’s Thesis: Evangelion and the Apocalypse

“Young boy, like a cruel angel’s thesis, Live up to be a legend…” Neon Genesis Evangelion (which means “the Gospel of the New Beginning” in Greek) is a…

Beneath the Tangles

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In My View: Why Ideon doesn’t matter

For the last week or so I’ve had two discussions bouncing around in my head taking up space. One was this post over at Full Frontal Moe criticizing…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog