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Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

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15 Great Anime Series You Can’t Find on Any Streaming Service Right Now

Crunchyroll, Hidive, Funimation, even Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have dipped their toes into putting some anime up for streaming. Take it from

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Is Nodame Cantabile still one of my favourite anime of all time?

Remember Noitamina? The late night TV timeslot is still an ongoing concern and still airs good anime, so it might be confusing to younger fans why us oldies…

Day with the Cart Driver

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Nodame Cantabile: Romance done right

Why the slow-burn romance of Nodame Cantabile, developed against a background of music and very compelling characters is a recommended watch

Soul Kitchen

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Anime Series Like Kids on the Slope

After moving around his entire life, classical pianist Kaoru Nishimi has abandoned all hope of fitting in as he arrives in Kyushu for his final year of high…

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Sensou Douwa: Kiku-chan to Ookami

Sensou Douwa ( War Fables or War Tales ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

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Kasei Yakyoku v2

When Orphan released Kasei Yakyoku in late 2018, we had to use a VHS tape for the first two episodes. At the time, I said we'd redo…

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Disaster Report: MIRACLE TRAIN - WELCOME TO THE OEDO LINE

 Japan is famous worldwide for its ability to anthropomorphize anything for the sake of promotion.  People have written literal books on the...

Renaissance Josei

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Amatsuki Re-Revisited

You might wonder, with good reason, why Orphan is releasing a new version of Amatsuki , six years after our first release. That release is q...

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

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20 Music Anime That Document The Creative Struggle

Music anime series are more than just a good soundtrack. Any anime can have a good soundtrack, so of course an anime series about making music has an…

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Waza no Tabibito

Here's a modern OVA that slipped under the radar, 2011's Waza no Tabibito ( Skills Journey ). Waza is virtually a one-man production - cr...

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Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den

In these disastrous times since the 2016 US election, I've taken solace in watching (and endlessly rewatching) The Great British Baking Sho...

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Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2007 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

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Nodame Cantabile and Act Age

Edit: So it came out soon after we recorded and released this episode that the writer for Act Age, Tatsuya Matsuki, is not someone we should have ever…

Taiiku Podcast

Anime Series Like Lovely Complex

Risa is very tall for a girl. Atsushi is very short for a boy. They are both in love with different people who actually end up dating each…

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The Decade in Review: The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 2

And now it’s on to the second part of my decade review of the English language adaptation industry as well as fandom, which of course cove...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

15 Romance Anime Series NOT Set in High School

It is the elusive beast for the discerning romance anime fan of a certain age. As you grow out of your tender youthful years, you yearn for the…

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Nodame Cantabile

A manga about music university student Chiyaki, who wants to become a conductor. However he has a fear of flying and also becomes the object of affection of…

Manga Machinations

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Back to the anime life, for now

Hello there! I’m back! …for a while at least. Unbelievable, it’s been 2 years since I posted anything! So what have I been up to? Mostly real life…

Cute Proxy's Anime Rants

2011: The Year of the 'Dokes

Patrick George Jones (@ Whats_Ur_Name ) is just another guy on the planet Earth living in the Milky Way. He puts the "Pat" in "Psychopath...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

Um... Excuse Me But Girls Can Like Ecchi Too

I'm female, but I'm no feminist. OK that's not technically true. I believe in equality between the sexes and that women and men shouldn't be discriminated against purely…

Cassie's Anime and Manga Blog

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[1st episode] Sakamichi no Apollon

For some reasons I imagine that one of the two main character is a basket player. Go figure.  So, this one's the story of another guy who t...

Kuuki no Puraido

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OtakuGeneration (Show #355) Nodame Cantabile

  Shownotes :: (show 355) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Nodame Cantabile, recorded live March 25th, 2012. This week watched the anime series Nodame Cantabile. Plus…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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I’m not usually one to get...

Nodame Cantabile Finale 10 I’m not usually one to get...

Nodame Cantabile Finale 10 I'm not usually one to get excited about anime references in other anime - but God Warrior Nodame firing lazorz is epic lulz you guys.

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New titles - March 2007

I got the frontlist of Shonen manga & Shojo manga. Remarkable books are 'The Prince of Tennis #37', 'ONE PIECE #45', 'Fruits Basket #23 (fi...

Manga World. A must-see for Yaoi fans!

Gyaaboo~!!

This (Nodame Cantabile) has been my most anticipated anime of 2007 so far (apart from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu S2 of course). Even though I haven’t read the…

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