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Anime’s Traditional wooden sandals!

Geta are Japanese wooden sandals that have been around for about a thousand years and are still worn today. A hallmark of geta are the telltale “Clop Clop”…

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Anime Series Like Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

Izumi is a normal guy, albeit with a predilection for attracting misfortune. However, the one piece of shining fortune in his life is his girlfriend,

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24 Gender Bending Anime About Switching Gender

It must be a strange time to be a gender bending anime. It is a topic often portrayed with some levity in fiction, and has become a rather…

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25 Wealthy and Elegant Oujo-sama Characters in Anime

She is beauty and she is grace, she is sometimes laughing right in your face. The ojou-sama, or proper young lady archetype, is one widely utilized in

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10 Romance Anime Where The Main Character Suddenly Becomes Popular

You know what they say, all it takes is the attentions of one popular person to shine even the biggest turd into a diamond. It certainly isn't a

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Anime and Poison: Japan’s love of Strawberries!

Why does poison have to taste so good? I still remember the day I tasted the most delicious poison in the world. I was still in preschool and…

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Daytime Shooting Star volume 9 (manga review)

A review of Daytime Shooting Star volume 9 manga published by Shojo Beat created by Mika Yamamori

Yuri Stargirl

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Anime to the Letter: What’s up with all this Writing?

Though hand writing a letter (or anything) is basically a lost skill in the U.S. the age old tradition is alive and well in the anime world. Anime…

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Shoujo Recs And Ratings Updated!

shoujo Shoujo Recs And Ratings Updated! Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

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Weekly Round-Up, 2-8 March 2022: GMG Union Win, Humble Bundle, and Ogata Megumi’s Awards Speech

AniFem Round-Up Mirror, Mirror: Ouran High School Host Club and reflections of twin identity Michele Kirichanskaya talks about stereotypes around twins and how the Hitachiins both play with…

Anime Feminist

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Mirror, Mirror: Ouran High School Host Club and reflections of twin identity

One of the most clever anime/manga series of the 2000s, Ouran High School Host Club is best known for the gently satirical way it engages with classic shoujo…

Anime Feminist

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10 Favorite First Volumes

Fun Lists 10 Favorite First Volumes Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

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Anime Romance to get any heart a fluttering!

Valentine’s Day has come again and love is in the air! Think Valentine’s Day is just a bunch of pink hearts everywhere, smelly roses in plastic vases, and…

Anime Hanabi

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Day 6 Doki Doki Days – Reverse Harems, an introduction

Welcome to yet another day of Doki Doki Days! It’s finally my, Star, turn to post, haha. This year, we decided to focus on reverse harems as a…

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10 Favorite Manga Reads of 2021

Fun Lists 10 Favorite Manga Reads of 2021 Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

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Mute Anime Characters – 15 Silent Anime Characters Whose Voice Actors Have The Easiest Jobs

When creating a character, creators tend to be able to create captivating ones by allowing them to speak. But that’s easy mode. Creating a lovable and interesting character…

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Anime to re-live 2021!

The year is running out in a hurry! A year can fly by so quickly it can feel like it’s ending before you’ve really had a chance to…

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Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club is a 2006 Comedy anime series with a slight Romantic element sprinkled throughout from a Japanese animation studio that has created some of…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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May your Anime be Merry and Bright!

This might be the season of bright lights and merriment, with twinkling strings of lights dangling from every rooftop and holiday music bubbling out of every doorway, but…

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Behind The Scenes Vol. 1 Review

Manga Reviews Behind The Scenes Vol. 1 Review Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

Shoujo Henshin

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I like it in the Raw! The third option for Anime

Subbed VS. Dubbed, Fight! There has been a long standing debate in the anime viewing community concerning which is better, anime that is Subbed or Dubbed. Just a…

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30 Best Romantic Comedy Anime Series Full of Love and Laughs

Romance and comedy – It is a simple recipe, but an effective one. The intoxicating mix of genres that is “rom-com” just go together like a warm mug…

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Like Two Peas in a Pod – Not Your Typical High School Love Story

Please be advised this review contains spoilers for Like Two Peas in a Pod by Gorou Kanbe and published by TOKYOPOP. Anyone weeb in my age range remembers…

The Wonder Of Anime

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Fan Service For Females: 15 Anime Series Featuring Glistening Man-Flesh

Alright, male anime characters. It’s time to get objectified. Like real objectified. Prepare to burn literally every shirt you own and wear your tightest of whities because it…

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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…

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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…

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Episode 170 - Ouran High School Host Club featuring Shonen Flop!

This week; Shaun brings our friends David and Jordan from the Shonen Flop podcast into the basement with Remington to watch 3 episodes of the iconic Ouran High…

Anime Out of Context

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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...

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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