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Corporations Don’t Make Anime

Gainax was just a corporation, but its legacy is carried on by the artists who created the actual anime that we grew to love.

Reasons to Anime

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Promare : Anime Movie Review

The guys breakdown Studio Trigger's 2019 epic, Promare. Spanning the colorful characters to the intricate story-telling, we decipher wether or not this Anime Movie is a "MUST-Watch" or…

Sensei And The Pupil

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Impact Indeed! Mecha Smile Impact #MODEROID Reveals: Highly Notable Kits

Before 2021 ended, Good Smile Company and its mecha sub-brand Good Mecha Smile have been promoting Mecha Smile Impact, an event which they promise would excite and bring impact…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Studio Trigger’s Best Anime

12 Days of Aniblogging 2021, Day 2 Studio Trigger is a weird place. Proudly carrying the torch of Gainax, they focus on original projects with a flair for over-the-top…

Floating Catacombs

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #163 – Star Wars Is Anime

Much to our chagrin it’s time to talk about Star Wars content. Evan reviews Star Wars: Visions, a surprisingly varied anthology from star anime creators like Hiroyuki Imaishi…

Ani-Gamers

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Fall 2021 Anime Season Preview

I have watched nothing in the past 2 months. Nothing! I come back to the world of anime and discovered they made a Star Wars anime starring Lio…

Day with the Cart Driver

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The Crossing, and why technique matters in animation

As people who follow me on Twitter might know, I had the opportunity to attend the 2021 Annecy festival – the most important festival dedicated to animation in…

Animétudes

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Artist spotlight: Hiroyuki Imaishi

Hiroyuki Imaishi is no doubt the most important artist to rise out of the Kanada school in the last 25 years: the renewal he contributed to trigger with…

Animétudes

PROMARE returns to the UK with new Limited Edition Steelbook

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we first released Studio Trigger’s beloved film PROMARE on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and ever since then we’ve had plenty…

All the Anime

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Me and Music Tag & Favourite 5 (Anime) OSTs Tag [May 26, 2021]

Hi Anime Gang! I’ve been hammered by life and side projects and haven’t had time to sit down and write on the blog! I figured I’d pop in…

KiritoNarukami

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Favorite AMVs of 2020 (#30-#21)

30. Mister Fahrenheiteditor: illdieanime: Promaremusic: Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now” This is the first Promare AMV I’ve seen and I watched it literally an hour after finishing…

Cutfilm Tovent

326 – Manga in Motion 45 – Promare

We’re a year late to the zeitgeist but this episode the hosts review the 2019 hit anime film Promare! Also Morgana also talks about Junji Ito’s Remina and…

Manga Machinations

Subtitle Comparison: [Aniplex vs. AnonsAlliance vs. GJM] Kamisama ni Natta Hi (Episode 01)

Shout-out to SugoiFentanylOverdose for helping me fuck with my MPV configs; I’ll use that software going forward. Typesetters, you can stop molotoving my house.   Groups Quick Overview:…

Crymore.net

Subtitle Comparison: [21 Groups] Promare (It’s a Bad Trigger Movie)

I regret everything about my life that led me to this point. Every Bad Ending Begins With Good Intentions As your beloved protagonist of the aniblog version of…

Crymore.net

BNA: Brand New Animal – Whose in The Right, Anyway?

It’s time for another Netflix jailed anime review along with a Studio Trigger anime at the same time. So magical that way. It has been more than a…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Top 5 Studio Trigger Projects

Studio Trigger is an animation studio established in 2011. Since then the studio has produced several high quality anime.

Otaku Orbit

Weekly Round-Up, 5-11 August 2020: Promare’s Messy Metaphors, the Year 24 Group, and Soothing Food Videos

AniFem Round-Up  The Post-Apocalypse Which Enforces Gender Roles: Code Vein Tessie Alina Corwin unpacks the way this soulslike RPG recreates gendered narratives of passive women and active men,…

Anime Feminist

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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

Promare

Promare (2019) Whenever folks complain about CGI in anime (as I sometimes certainly do) it’s not about this level of application and integration, I hope. Promare looks amazing,…

The Review Heap

The GLORIO Chat Episode 61: What’s Up with Trigger?

After our usual anime recap, we take a deep, deep dive into BNA: Brand New Animal and the current state of Trigger.

The Glorio Blog

Infinite Dendrogram

Infinite Dendrogram is an isekai, fantasy series set in a video game world, which is a completely original idea I've never seen before.

DoubleSama

Promare

Promare is an anime original movie by studio Trigger about the clash between humans and the "Burnish." And no, it's nothing like Fire Force.

DoubleSama

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Promare: burning for justice and survival

Promare is.. … brilliantly beautiful! … flamboyantly fun! … incredibly intriguing!

Tea Time

Insight into PROMARE from Studio TRIGGER’s Wakabayashi and Koyama

A deep dive into Trigger's 2019 film PROMARE, as told through a conversation with Creative Producer Hiromi Wakabayashi and Character Designer Shigeto Koyama.

Anime Herald

Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 1 (Anime + Books)

Welcome to May. How’s everyone doing? I’m not sure if this has something to do with our global situation, but the month of March saw a remarkable influx…

The Moyatorium

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Anibros Podcast Episode 138 – The Promare Episode

Once again it’s been quite a time since the last post. This time there is semi-legitimate reason!   In particular, I (Laven) was…

ANIBROS ☆ CREATIVE

Day Twenty-Five: Promare (MotM 2020)

Look, everyone! I watched anime again! What a blast from the past, huh? Before I begin, I want to clarify a couple things: This may be a comparison-heavy…

The Visualist's Veranda

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Year 1 Issue 6

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 6   February 5 - 11, 2020 Hello and welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet.…

Arcadia Dragnet

PROMARE: the fire fighting Gurren Lagann

Do you like Mecha anime? Did you watch Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and love it? What about the art style of Kill la Kill? If any of those…

Rogue Shogunate

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Rainbow Releases: Summer 2019

In 2018, we introduced an anime convention panel called Rainbow Releases to highlight LGBTQ-related anime and manga coming to the United States in English. We plan to continue…

Coherent Cats

The AGAHA Awards: The Results

After weeks of nominating and voting, it's time to reveal the winners of the first ever AGAHA Awards! This has been such a fun and exciting little project…

A Girl & Her Anime

The AGAHA Awards: The Results

After weeks of nominating and voting, it’s time to reveal the winners of the first ever AGAHA Awards! This has been such a fun and exciting little project…

A Girl & Her Anime

COMMIT ARSON – Luna’s experience with Promare *spoilers*

So the other day my brother asked me to go see a movie with him. I shrugged and said sure, thinking it was going to be something stupid.…

We be bloggin'

Animation Awards 2019 Final Day: Best Show And Movie

We’ve reached the grand finale of our animation awards! These are the shows and movies that, for some reason or the other, have impressed our panel of fans…

Sakuga Blog

Animation Awards 2019 Day Two: Best Aesthetics

Our animation awards continue with the aesthetics that have impacted fans and industry members the most: the most inspired art direction and color design, the animation designs that…

Sakuga Blog

Day with The Cart Driver Podcast – Spring 2019 retrospective

After a brief delay we’re back with Scamp and Day and the third to last season of the decade! First Day gets to rave about Ikuahra’s Sarazanmai, then…

Day with the Cart Driver

8 Awesome Things From 2019 | Year-End Bullet List

With the year coming to a close, Rila and Riley decide to talk about a few of their favorite things from 2019! Stay Toon’d! Keep in mind that…

GALVANIC

Interview: Promare‘s Director and Screenwriter Talk About the Future of the Franchise and More

Click to ReadInterview: <i>Promare</i>‘s Director and Screenwriter Talk About the Future of the Franchise and More

Biggest In Japan

Promare Gets English-Dubbed Theatrical Run In Japan

Earlier today, news broke that Promare will get a new theatrical screening in Japan. The film will open on December 20 in theaters across Japan. The feature will…

Anime Feminist

Top 10 Sexiest Mechas

12 Days of Aniblogging, Day 4Mecha is one of the most intimidating genres for anime newcomers. The plots seem overly complex, the episode counts too long, and the giant robot…

Floating Catacombs

In Praise of the Blonde Twink who May or May Not be a Trans Girl12 Days of Aniblogging, Day 3There’s...

In Praise of the Blonde Twink who May or May Not be a Trans Girl12 Days of Aniblogging, Day 3There’s been something in the air recently. Last year,…

Floating Catacombs

Anime of the 2010’s I loved #65: Promare

Bad plot description: Man literally too stupid to burn.

Day with the Cart Driver

PROMARE (2019)

In which I break convention and talk about a much more recent anime release I saw at the cinema.

Animehead's Retroworld

The Power of Three Minus One: Promare

The movie Promare came around a while ago and I missed it. I read the previews and said, “Meh. Mechas,” which is about what I say about any…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Five New Anime Films I Enjoyed From 2019

Hello everyone. It’s time of year for a lot of end of year lists and such. It seems like I handle each of these sorts of posts differently,…

Mechanical Anime Reviews