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The early days of Kaname Pro

Studio Kaname Production is most famous for its OVA works, such as Birth and Genmu Senki Leda, which seem to embody the early years of the so-called “OVA…

Animétudes

The Cyclone

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

ボクの事件簿

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Summer Wars (2009) by Mamoru Hosoda

OZ is a virtual online world where friends can gather and companies do business; connecting the global population in a vast virtual playground. As well as this it…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 9 – Does Anyone Have a Cure For Heart Break?

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Okay, so Sabikui Bisco doesn't do cliff-hangers half-way and it does actually commit to a plotline even if the end result…

100 Word Anime

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 8 – They Aren’t Going To Leave It There (Oh they did)

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco gets dramatic this week as the hostage exchange goes about as well as can be expected. However, it is…

100 Word Anime

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Sabikui Bisco Review: Mush-Room to Grow

Studio: OZ Director: Atsushi Ikariya Streaming on: Crunchyroll Future generations of weebs will look back on our not-so illustrious history and mark two eras on the calendar: before…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 7 – Everybody Vs Everybody Else

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco has Bisco vs Pawoo. Milo and Akutagawa vs the Rust Eater. Milo and Bisco vs the Rust Eater. Squabbling…

100 Word Anime

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 6 – Little Bisco is Just This Side of Adorable

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco reunites Bisco and Milo with the pink haired girl again only this time she's a bit more helpful as…

100 Word Anime

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 5 – Hard To Know If The Rust Is Destroying The World Or Whether People Are

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco splits its focus this week between Akiboshi and Milo being taken prisoners by some kids and Pawoo's pursuit of…

100 Word Anime

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Sabikui Bisco Is A Very Different Anime

Sabikui Bisco is amazing. One man with a large weapon, a blue haired doctor and crab monsters searching for the mushroom that can save…

DecafisHere

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 4 – A Crab Rider Is Born

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco spends an episode really working on the dynamics of Milo and Bisco's new partnership. But there's a third member…

100 Word Anime

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What Anime cast would make the best Wizard of Oz?

This old story needs some anime improvements! This post was inspired by an awesome blog post I read over the holiday break. The post Recasting Gremlins with Anime…

Anime Hanabi

380 – Recommendation Round-up 1 – Short Series

Seamus was available this week so we’re switching up our schedule and doing a new show called Recommendation Round-up! We present short series that we think you should…

Manga Machinations

380 – Recommendation Round-up 1 – Short Series

Seamus was available this week so we’re switching up our schedule and doing a new show called Recommendation Round-up! We present short series that we think you should…

Manga Machinations

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 3 – A New Partnership Is Born

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco brings its first act to a close with Bisco leaving the city at the end of the episode with…

100 Word Anime

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Concluding Thoughts on Visual Prison

Given how much pre-airing coverage I’ve given it on my blog, this is overdue. That first episode was certainly something, but I didn’t keep up with this weekly.…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 2 – An Epic Journey With Giant Crabs and Mushrooms

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco continues to be a little surreal to watch even as the plot this week is pretty straight forward completing…

100 Word Anime

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Vampires, idols, and pretty-boys: Thoughts on Visual Prison

It’s a New Year! Welcome, welcome 2022–soon to be the year of the tiger. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday time and enjoyed our 12 Days…

We be bloggin'

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Sabikui Bisco Episode 1 – Post Apocalyptic Mayhem

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Sabikui Bisco brings us a post-apocalyptic Japan where the wind is a carrying a plague that pretty much turns everything into…

100 Word Anime

377 – One Shot 47 – Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow

This week Morgana checks out the webtoons of Morgana and Oz and Boyfriends while dakazu reads Yuichi Yokoyama’s Outdoors and the 1600′s historical travel log Dampier no Oishii…

Manga Machinations

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Visual Prison – Episode 12 [Final Impressions]

And here comes the end of the visual kei vampires competing for the scarlet tears of the moon, and I'm honestly going to miss it a lot. Though,…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

Popcorn Pulse 164: Crocs Undees

Oi, Skippy. Slip on your daks and check your breath. You don’t want to fail the blow in the bag or end up clipping someone elses grass. Else…

Anime Pulse

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Why Tokyo Godfathers is my favourite Christmas movie

We all know the “is Die Hard a Christmas movie?” meme, but I find it more fun to ask for recommendations of other “alternative” festive films. While The…

Spilled Pixels

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Visual Prison – Episode 11

There are a whole lot of emotions floating around right now, but after this episode, I really do feel for Saga. But at the same time, I really…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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Visual Prison – Episode 10

Twists are not uncommon in this anime; they seem to be around every nook and cranny. There's always something to keep you on your toes. I… was not…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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Visual Prison – Episode 9

Ah ha ha ha! Each episode of Visual Prison is a surprise! I never know what we're going to get and it's fun to not know what kind…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz: The Best—I mean—Least Bad Installment Yet

Oz has had ups and downs. In fact, the previous two books, The Road to Oz and The Emerald City of Oz, were absolutely awful in my opinion.…

Weeb Revues

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Anime Conventions I’d Like to Go to One Day (USA Edition)

I’ve only ever gotten to go to the 2017 and 2019 Oz Comic-Con that’s held in my city. And unfortunately due to COVID-19, anime conventions where I live…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Visual Prison Pre-Season Thoughts

I said I’d do my best to keep my nose out of Visual Prison’s business after my initial thoughts back in May. I really meant that. I had…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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A Long Time Coming: King Fang

About four years ago, a gentle Swede who goes by the handle Go no Ken found a rare VHS tape of the 1978 TV special Daisetsuzan no Yuusha…

Collectr's Blog

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The Emerald City of Oz: Somehow, a Volume with a Literal War in it Has Next to NO Action

L. Frank Baum’s Oz books had been steadily getting better, up until the fifth book, The Road to Oz. I really hope that it was just a fluke.…

Weeb Revues

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Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 12 [END] - 10 Second Anime

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 12 [END]. Nagatoro and friends decide to give Senpai extra help with his art exhibit for the cultural festival.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 10 - Homura Dual Wields

Edens Zero - Episode 10. Homura's Ether Gear revealed her connection to the Edenszero when Witch recognized those ether swords.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 9 - Rebecca Tingles

Edens Zero - Episode 9. One of Rebecca's kidnappers had a sadistic streak and liked to stun the mouthy girls. She has an attitude, so he zapped her.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Super Cub - Episode 12 [END] - Koguma Reiko Watched Sliced Bread

Super Cub - Episode 12 [END]. Is a Cub moped the best thing since sliced bread? Reiko takes the data and makes the calculations.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Edens Zero - Episode 8 - Rebecca Enjoys Witch's Massage

Edens Zero - Episode 8. The Edenszero ship comes with full service relaxation options. Rebecca chose Witch's aromatic oil treatment.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 097

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 097 [6B5BB528] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 097 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

shiteatersubs

S2E6 - The Quiet Family (1998)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason revisit South Korean director, Kim Jee-woon, this time discussing his 1998 feature film debut, The Quiet Family. They…

Heroic Purgatory

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Slime Taoshite 300-nen - Episode 11 - Beelzebub Examines Kiddie Azusa

Slime Taoshite 300-nen - Episode 11. The appearance of a mini-Azusa puzzled and intrigued Auntie Beelzebub. Was there a new niece for her to cuddle?

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 21 - Deadly Sins Celebrate

Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 21. The remaining Deadly Sins celebrated their victory over the Demon King in Liones.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 15 - Memory of Goddess Elizabeth

Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 15. Fighting the newly revived Demon King will be different for Meliodas because Elizabeth is with him.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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New Maple Town Stories Palm Town Edition 08

NYAA ANIDEX MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) New Maple Town Stories – Palm Town Edition 08 [674C4CC6] shiteatersubs presents New Maple Town Stories – Palm Town Edition episode 08…

shiteatersubs

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Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 3 - Escanor's The One

Nanatsu no Taizai - Fundo no Shinpan - Episode 3. Escanor is his most powerful weapon. He is literally "The One." Praise the Sun!

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 096

NYAA ANIDEX MEDIAFIRE MEGA ULOZ.TO BITCHUTE (shiteater) Dr. Slump & Arale-chan 096 [CD58E04C] shiteatersubs presents Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode 096 in Japanese with English subtitles. T…

shiteatersubs

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Slime Taoshite 300-nen - Episode 9 - Beelzebub Smushes Falfa Slime

Slime Taoshite 300-nen - Episode 9. Beelzebub was sad Azusa's cute slime daughter Falfa reverted to a slime body. Nuzzling cheeks was different.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 9 - 10 Second Anime

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 9. Senpai helps Nagatoro win a bet against Gamo-chan. Sakura asks Senpai on a date.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S2 Shorts - Episode 8 - Elma Enjoys Many Snacks

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S2 Shorts - Episode 8. Elma doesn't hurt for snacks in the office when everyone can hear her tummy growl.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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The Road to Oz: Worst Book Since the First Book

Well, time to head down the rabbit hole that L. Frank Baum created during the turn of the Twentieth Century! Today, I passed the one-third point (give-or-take, since…

Weeb Revues

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Japanese Billionaire to Visit International Space Station in December

Billionaire Maezawa Yusaku, former CEO of online retailer ZOZO, will be the first Japanese citizen to visit the International Space Station

Unseen Japan

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Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san - OVA 4 - Girls in Disbelief

Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san - OVA 4. After all the embarrassing actions the girls took to dispel Kogarashi's curse, they saw their work wasn't done yet.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds