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Ep. 14: Paradise Kiss 20th Anniversary Edition

Fashion. Glamour. Sex. Highschool? Manga-ka Ai Yazawa takes on turn-of-the-millennium fashion culture in PARADISE KISS, recently re-released in a spiffy all-in-one edition! The Mangasplaining crew digs into this…

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ANN Guest article: Osamu Kobayashi

  I had the honor of writing about the career of Osamu Kobayashi's career for ANN recently, though tragically due to the fact that he passed...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Chatty AF 129: Paradise Kiss Retrospective

Vrai, Dee, and Caitlin look back on one of the most beloved titles from the Queen of Josei, Yazawa Ai, from its rare depiction of a woman's coming-of-age…

Anime Feminist

Weekly Round-Up, 4-10 November 2020: Magical Girl Gift Guide, Boys Run the Riot, and Fandom Gatekeeping

AniFem Round-Up Love Me for Who I Am is inclusive, but falls short for some non-binary people Ghia Vitale does a deep dive on the first volume of…

Anime Feminist

ParaKiss Lost: The Reductive Adaptation of Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss is one of the great josei manga classics, but subsequent versions of the story erode the focus on its lead’s agency that make the original so…

Anime Feminist

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Catch Us on Shojo & Tell!

This summer, we were privileged to be able to guest on one of our favorite podcasts, Shojo and Tell! Join us and Ashley as we discuss Paradise Kiss.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

The infamous Gurren Lagann episode that broke the internet

The reaction, and subsequent fallout, to episode 4 of Gurren Lagann was extreme, to say the least. In the immediate aftermath, bemused anime fans still buzzi...

Ghost of Animes

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

Haruka Pt. 2 (with Asher Sofman)

Covers volumes 10–17 of Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time by Tohko Mizuno.We’re back to discuss the second half of Haruka, a manga series based on one of…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Year 1 Issue 20

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 20 May 13 - 19, 2020 Hello and welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet. So I…

Arcadia Dragnet

Sit Down and Read Your Manga! 003

Timestamps below! Karakuri Odette 3-4 [03:36] Princess Jellyfish 1 [05:50] The Rose of Versailles 1 [12:13] Karakuri Odette 5-6 [20:19] Cross Manage (full se...

MommaLuvsManga

Anime Taste Testing: Runway de Waratte

There are very few anime titles that center entirely around the professional modelling and fashion/design industries (in fact, I can only think of one, that being 2005’s fascinating…

OTAKU LOUNGE

Paradise Kiss and Princess Jellyfish

It’s coming to the end of the anime season, and I’ve already finished Recovery of an MMO Junkie and Juni Taisen, with more coming in the following weeks.…

Taiiku Podcast

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Rambling About Paradise Kiss

I just watched Paradise Kiss. The epic tale of a high school girl who is influenced and dragged around by some people who make clothes in a basement.…

The Manimal Live!

OSMinterview! Vedetta Marie & ScatterDOTFashion @ MTAC In Love

Vedetta Marie ScatterDOTFashion Sometimes, you gotta spin the wheel, play the cards, hit the Greed button in an MMO and hope you come out of the dungeon with a pretty…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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Impressions and thoughts on Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss (12 Episodes – Fall 2005) Finally after all this time an anime where I can show my true colors with my knowledge of both being a…

TheJelloEmperor's Anime Blog Thing!

OSMcast! The 2013 OSMawards Part II: Anime and Manga (But not in that order) 1-20-2014

The 2013 OSMawards for most Awesome Anime, Manga, and geez wow more anime again good lord are we ever going to shut up? OK FOLKS! Strap in because we…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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Happily ever after for everyone! – beta couples in shojo manga

One of the most common elements of shojo romantic-comedies is the presence of beta couples. Beta couples are secondary romantic relationships, which often serve as a contrast to…

Shojo Corner

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Overseas filming trend continues with Eriko Kitagawa's "Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha”

by Chris MaGee We've discussed the trend of Japanese films shooting overseas before here on the J-Film Pow-Wow. It seems that recent films...

Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow

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Gokinjo Monogatari My reaction to the news, from Ojisan, that I...

Gokinjo Monogatari My reaction to the news, from Ojisan, that I am being pitted against some other proper anime blog in the AniBlog Tourney has left me with the…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #215) OTAKON (review)

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 215) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With OTAKON (review),…

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OSMcast: Kimagure Orange Road 9-29-2008

In our first true post-AWA podcast Basil and Lee weigh in on the 1980’s anime classic, Kimagure Orange Road (KOR)! OSMnotes: Fun Fact #1: Basil’s first ever anime soundtrack on…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

OtakuGeneration (Show #172) FMA

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 172) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With FMA, recorded…

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