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Ouran High School Host Club

Haruhi walks into Music Room 3 at Ouran High School to find six handsome boys, forwardly trying to entertain them. They back into an antique vase, breaking it…

Armchair Anime

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Director’s Cut: October, Moving Out, and Moving On

This month’s schedule You already got: Kids on the Slope You will get (In order): Ouran High School Host ClubA Whisker AwayNisekoi Next Month’s Schedule (In order) Kino’s…

Armchair Anime

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Anime Review 200 Fruits Basket The Final

My experience with the Shoujo genre has been a magical one. My first experience with the Shoujo genre was Ouran High School Host Club which despite its reverse…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Director’s Cut: September, New Computer, and Feeling Down

This month’s schedule You already got: Penguin Highway You will get (In order): My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFUJosee, the Tiger and the FishWonder Egg Priority Next Month’s Schedule…

Armchair Anime

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Anime influences America- Brief history of the last 30 years

Hey! Welcome to the very first Anime influences America series of posts! I, Star, will be breaking down some of the history of anime in America. I understand…

We be bloggin'

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Top 5 Anime Beach Episodes That Didn’t Feel Like A Colossal Waste Of Time

Anime beach episodes have a tendency to fall into the filler category and feel a bit like a waste of time. That said, here are 5 anime beach…

100 Word Anime

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Ouran High school host club [Animé review]

Season: 1 Episodes: 26 Runtime: 23 min/Eps Genres: Slice of life, Romance, Reverse harem, High school Ouran high school host club is my favorite type of animé… reverse…

OBDURATE

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First Impressions: Pretty Boy Detective Club

These wanna-be Ouran High School Host Club kids never stop talking and it is grating on my nerves. Half of what they say is unnecessary and the other…

Ace Anime Reviews

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20 Romance Anime Series Told From the Female Perspective

In romance anime, it takes two to make a couple, but there will almost always be a main character that takes the reigns of the story. Most commonly…

Recommend Me Anime

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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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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

Collectr's Blog

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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...

Collectr's Blog

After School Nightmare Pt. 1 (with Mouna Toure)

Covers volumes 1–5 of After School Nightmare by Setona MizushiroWelcome to the most mysterious and frightening after school club you’ll ever join. Content warning for sexual assault and…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Anime Series Like Mr Love: Queen’s Choice

After her father’s death, a girl inherits a near bankrupt company. She becomes the producer in order to help secure the funds to keep the company running. During…

Recommend Me Anime

Twin Sins We’re Done With in Anime and Manga – As Decided by a Fraternal Twin

A million years ago, I wrote a post about my favorite fraternal twins in anime and manga because I could. Well, because I’m a fraternal twin myself and…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Paradise Kiss (with Lucy and Robin from CLAMPcast in Wonderland)

Covers all of Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa.Welcome to the world of high fashion (or at least, high drama). Paradise Kiss is one of those rare josei titles…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

It's Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Canipa discusses the issues of low pay and overwork on anime simulcast translations, particularly at Crunchyroll, a company built on the foundations of unpai...

The Canipa Effect

Ao Haru Ride Pt. 1 (with Shojo Beat Senior Editor Nancy Thistlethwaite)

Covers volumes 1–7 of Ao Haru Ride (aka Blue Spring Ride) by Io Sakisaka.Ao Haru Ride is the story of sweethearts Futaba and Kou after they were separated…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Anime Series Like My Next Life as a Villainess

At eight years old, Katrina Claes, the only daughter of a duke, hits her head and suddenly remembers she was once a seventeen-year-old otaku that got isekai’d. She…

Recommend Me Anime

What a “Royal” Pain

I was initially concerned about this show, as it looked like another version of the “Ouran High School Host Club”. It took a couple of episodes to warm…

AniRecs Anime Blog

Meteor Prince (with Asher Sofman)

Covers both volumes of Meteor Prince by Meca Tanaka.A wild and whacky ride awaits in this super-short series about an alien named Io (who is essentially Tamaki Suoh…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Love in Focus (with Asher Sofman)

Covers all 3 volumes of Love in Focus by Yoko NogiriLove in Focus is a very cute and subtly subversive series about a high school love triangle between…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Pretear (with May Fisher-Guest)

Covers all of Pretear by Junichi Sato and Kaori Naruse (four volumes) Remember back in 2001 when the Pretear anime was the cool new shojo? Did you know there…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

We Were There Part 2 (with Nancy from Shojo Beat)

Covers volumes 9-16 of We Were There by Yuki Obata Ultra super special guest Nancy Thistlethwaite, a senior editor for Viz Media’s Shojo Beat line, returns to do an…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Behind the Scenes!! (with ShaeGeeksOut)

Covers all seven volumes of Behind the Scenes!! by Bisco HatoriWhat if Ouran High School Host Club, but with college students who are members of the “art squad”?…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Ouran High School Host Club Pt. 2 (with Rose Bridges and Aisha Soleil)

Covers volumes 10-18 of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB by Bisco Hatori OURAN superfan Rose Bridges, manga reviewer Aisha Soleil chat, and Shojo & Tell host Ashley are back…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Ouran High School Host Club Pt. 1 (with Rose Bridges and Aisha Soleil)

Covers volumes 1-9 of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB by Bisco Hatori Bisco Hatori’s breakout hit has made everyone laugh at pretty rich boys and their host club hijinks…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Phantom Thief Jeanne (with Laura Spicer and Asher Sofman)

Covers all of Phantom Thief Jeanne by Arina Tanemura This is the first series by Arina Tanemura discussed on the podcast! What the heck’s a Phantom Thief, and what…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Bonus: Fruits Basket Theatrical Release and Sailor Moon: The Super Live

A bonus episode discussing the release of the first two episodes of the new FRUITS BASKET anime in theaters and the performance of PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON: THE…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Mid-November 2018 Check-In

Hi there. I’ve been busy with my first semester of law school and with work projects, so I haven’t had a lot of free time lately. I was…

Nigorimasen!

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Magic☆Kyun Renaissance Review

Why do I keep doing this to myself? XD another week, another mediocre reverse harem anime. In my defence there are some great anime of this type! Ouran…

Hinode Reviews

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Magic☆Kyun Renaissance Review

Why do I keep doing this to myself? XD another week, another mediocre reverse harem anime. In my defence there are some great anime of this type! Ouran…

Hinode Reviews

Millennium Snow (with Caitlin Moore)

Covers all of MILLENNIUM SNOW by Bisco Hatori In the 10 years between the publication of the second and third volume of “Millennium Snow,” Bisco Hatori went off and…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Maid-sama! Part 2

Vol 10-18 of Maid-sama! (end of the series) Asher and Ashley are back to discuss the second half of Hiro Fujiwara’s modern masterpiece about Maid Latte. As promised, the…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Lvl Up Expo Final Recap

Final impressions: it really could have been more organized. With the event center hosting a culinary school graduation in the morning, parking was a nightmare. Then we waited…

Otherworld Otaku

2010: ANIME IS DEAD, LONG LIVE ANIME

Mike (@ cinco_bajeena ), a lapsed anime blogger, has the same origin story as plenty of other fans of a certain geography and age: a cloud...

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

2006: Welcome to the Next Level

Serdar Yegulalp, a tech journalist by day, is also the Site Guide for Anime.About.com . He also runs his own science-fiction-and-fantasy i...

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

1997: Take My Evolution

Eric McLeod (@ SweetDurga ) didn't really know what anime was until high school. His only anime before that point were Pokemon and Yu-Gi-O...

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

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The pseudo-feminist shojo lead

If there’s one gripe that fans have with shojo manga, it’s the pervasiveness of weak female leads. Most readers are turned off by female protagonists who are romance-obsessed, average…

Shojo Corner

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OtakuGeneration (Show #368) OZMA

  Shownotes :: (show 368) :: () :: () :: () :: () With OZMA, recorded live June 24th, 2012. This week we discussed the anime OZMA. Plus segments and…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #367) Father Figures

  Shownotes :: (show 367) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Father Figures, recorded live June 16th, 2012. This week we talked about father figures in anime.…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #366) Aishiteruze Baby

  Shownotes :: (show 366) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Aishiteruze Baby, recorded live June 10th, 2012. This week we watched Aishiteruze Baby! Plus segments and…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration.(Show #365) Cooking Master Boy

  Shownotes :: (show 365) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Cooking Master Boy, recorded live June 3rd, 2012. This week we watched ng Master Boy. Plus…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Anime Review: Ouran Highschool Host Club

Fujioka Haruhi won a scholarship to attend Ouran Academy, a school reserved for the rich and prestigious. Despite what other students may think of her, Haruhi cares little…

オタクちゃん

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OtakuGeneration (Show #252) Genma Wars

  Shownotes :: (show 252) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Genma Wars, recorded live April 4th, 2010. This week was supposed to be the "B…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #188) favorite weapons in anime

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 188) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With our favorite…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #177) Pokémon

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 177) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Pokémon, recorded…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OSMcast: AWA 14 9-22-2008

It’s only the first day back from the Anime Weekend Atlanta 14 and we’ve already got our podcast up and running about it! Listen to us talk about…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!