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I just had the pleasure of editing the Blu-ray version of episode 58 of Yawara! - the last one I had never touched (or seen) before -…

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THE NIGHT BEYOND THE TRICORNERED WINDOW EPISODE 1 REVIEW — ENCOUNTER

Hello! We have started to see new seasonal anime drop one by one. Seeing this post, some of you might have thought, “Of course Nora’s going to review…

IT'S YOUR FAULT THAT I'M NOT POPULAR!

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Anime Series Like The Case Study of Vanitas

Scorned by his vampire peers for being born under a blue moon, it is said that the vampire Vanitas created a powerful grimoire known as the Book of…

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A Second Chance For Family [A Stepmother’s Marchen]

Korean Webtoons and Manhwa have been something of a staple of reading for me over the last few years. Now, while I do consider myself an action junkie,…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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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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Anime Series Like The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace

800 years ago, as terrifying demons pushed mankind to the brink, they prayed to the gods and called for their aid. Emerging from these prayers, battle deities called…

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My Updated Favourite OPs and EDs

1. Lost in Paradise, Jujutsu Kaisen ED 1 2. History Maker, Yuri!!! on Ice OP 3. My Dearest, Guilty Crown OP1 4. Flyers, Death Parade OP 5. Hey…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Kiki’s Delivery Service: More Relevant Than Ever [Recommendation]

Growing up there were some movies that I used to watch and vaguely remained stuck in my memories despite time weathering them away in the same way wind…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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Asobi Neko Norari Kurari by Moto Haruko

Another quick distraction before I return to my library haul. This one, Asobi Neko Norari Kuran by Moto Haruko is kind of an odd duck, not unlike its…

MangaKast – A PodCast of All Things Manga

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Blue Sonnet

Akai Kiba Blue Sonnet ( Crimson Fang Blue Sonnet ), usually known as just Blue Sonnet , is a five-episode OVA series from 1989. It is based...

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Twinkle NORA Rock Me! - The Extraction (Behind the Scenes)

  https://nyaa.si/view/1409933 Check the torrent link above for the fansub credits. This is a short special that was included on the LD for ...

LonelyChaser Fansubs

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Anime Series Like Record of Ragnarok

Every 1,000 years, all gods are convened to decide the fate of humanity. Due to their abuses against each other and the planet, the gods are about to…

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Anime On the Big Screen: “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish”

Venue: Hoyts Belconnen, Westfield Belconnen, Level 3, 18 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT Date: Thursday 10 June 2021 Distributor: Madman E...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Body Jack (Laserdisc Version)

I wasn't planning on doing any more of the Pink Noise series after Call Me Tonight , but the laserdisc for the fourth and last show in…

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Interview with Fruits Basket and RWBY VA, Elizabeth Maxwell

Elizabeth Maxwell, who has voiced so many beloved anime and gaming characters over the years—Ymir (Attack on Titan), Urbosa (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), and…

Beneath the Tangles

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My Top 5 Anime Gods

There are tons of anime gods out there and it was really though to narrow the list down to 5. I managed it somehow this time.

I drink and watch anime

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Spice and Wolf S1 – 11 [Wolf and the Grand Scheme] – Throwback Thursday

I’m back with another episode of Spice and Wolf! This week Lawrence and Holo reconcile, Holo comes up with a money making scheme and Norah decides sticking it…

Star Crossed Anime

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Spice and Wolf S1 – 10 [Wolf and Conspiracies] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome back to another episode of Spice and Wolf. This week see’s my prediction come true as Lawrence’s greed bites him in the ass! But there are consequences…

Star Crossed Anime

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Chameleon 3

I bet you weren't expecting another episode of Chameleon . Frankly, neither was I. Even though laalg translation-checked all the remaining e...

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Yamatarou Comes Back v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

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Rain Boy v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

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Re:Zero 2 pt 2 episode 46 – Fire and Ice

I was so worried about the people in the mansion. Apparently, there is still a chance to save them. Well that's a relief, right?

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Disgraceful Yet Cherished Bonds

I was reading through Noragami recently and there was a comment from one character, Ebisu, about the friendship of the main characters, Yato and Yukine. Ebisu noted that…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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A-Z Challenge: “N” is for Noragami (2014)

Noragami This is (another) show that I wanted to tick off my A-Z challenge list and so I’m glad I’ve made a bit more progress on the challenge…

The Review Heap

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Noragami – Shounen gold on the Far Shore

The trials and tribulations of stray god Yato and his friends are rife with charm and style.

Alo's Watchlist

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Noragami Season 1

Rating: 8/10 Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Genres: Action, adventure, Comedy, Supernatural Premiered: Winter 2014 Ever wondered about Japan and its gods? I can name the greek and roman…

Art Of Anime

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HEAVEN’S DESIGN TEAM — WEEKLY REVIEW 3

Welcome to another week of Heaven’s Design Team with Nora! Hopefully my reviews come close to the series in terms of being enjoyable. This week we have one…

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2020 In Review

Boy, am I happy to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Pandemic, protests, political polarization... Millions dead world-wide... It can't end soon enough. Despite that, Orphan Fansubs had…

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Sakurada Reset Review (Spoiler Free)

Next on the list is A-Sketch. Once again we’ve reached a studio / producer (producer this time) that had several good looking options to choose from. Noragami, Yamada-kun…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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Holiday Review: THE WITCH AND THE BEAST

 But that's enough of high fantasy.  Let's wrap up this subject with some urban fantasy aimed at an older audience. THE WITCH AND THE BEAST ...

The Manga Test Drive

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Ipponbouchou Mantarou

Stop me if you've heard this one before. The son of a local grub shop is goaded by his father into seeking his fortune as a chef. He…

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Anime Ancients – 17 Anime Characters That are Hundreds of Years Old

When you bend reality as anime does, it opens up tons of possibilities, including characters whose life and influence can span centuries. Demons, gods, lolis – anime has…

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The third annual WordPress Anime Awards have Arrived!

Hello everyone and welcome to the third annual WordPress Anime Awards! An awards ceremony created by fans for fans! Fifteen judges have come together to bring you all…

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Botchan

Orphan is proud to present the first English version of the 1980 TV special Botchan . (It should not be confused with the shorter version th...

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Yatogami and the Disappearing Yahweh

I think the best word to describe Noragami Aragoto, the second season of the series about a little known god of calamity, is surprising. After an initial series…

Beneath the Tangles

Behind the Blog - 20 Years in the Making

5 years ago, I wrote “Behind the Blog - 15 Years in the Making.” It was a post detailing how I was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2000 and…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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Sensou Douwa: Tako ni Natta Okaasan

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

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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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Ten Years Ago on a Cold Dark Night...

It sort of slipped my mind with everything else that's going on these days, but this month is the tenth anniversary of Orphan Fansubs' firs...

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

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Sensou Douwa: The Boy and the Sea Turtle

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

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Noragami S1 & S2 (Review)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen What is it about? In times of need, if you look in the right place, you just may see a strange telephone number scrawled in red. If…

Otaku and proud girl

Regarding That CODA Anti-Piracy Campaign

So I found out that this is a thing. CODA (Japan’s Content Overseas Distribution Agency) decided to do a manga campaign featuring 16 manga stories from notable mangaka…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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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 22

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 22 May 27 - June 2, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet! Why is this…

Arcadia Dragnet

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Year 1 Issue 19

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 19 May 6 - 12, 2020 Hello all! Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet, thank you…

Arcadia Dragnet

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Year 1 Issue 18

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 18 April 29 - May 5, 2020 Oh gosh I'm so sorry for…

Arcadia Dragnet