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23 Dark Anime Recommendations Full of Chaos and Trauma

There is a time for cozy slice of life and wholesome romance, but that time is not now. You, my edgy friend, wish to dwell in the darkness…

Recommend Me Anime

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The Five Most Magical Anime of 2021

2021 is pretty much done. What were the 5 most magical, bewitching, fantastical anime of the year? Let’s find out.

The Magic Planet

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Fixing Madoka’s Mistake: Yuki Yuna, Episode 11

I loved Puella Magi Madoka Magica from the moment I first saw it. The heroine’s epic sacrifice to save the world and inject an unforgiving karmic system with…

Beneath the Tangles

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Animated in Akiba - An Otaku Fairy Tale

Animated in Akiba is an urban fantasy story about an anime fan who works in Akiba having an amazing adventure. It is from my book, Tokyo Int...

Tokyo Excess

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Reader’s Corner: Madoka Wraith Arc, The Hunters Guild, and Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl

We have a diverse lineup of light novels and manga to close out the month of November, touching all sorts of genres and types from magical girls to…

Beneath the Tangles

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First Impression: Yuki Yuna is a Hero: the Great Mankai Chapter

Fu on drums, Itsuki on keys, Karin “Nibosshi” on bass, Togo “Wasshi” on…biwa? And Sonoko thrashing on a Les Paul, roaring out “Udon! Udon! Udon! Udon! Rawwwwrrrr! Tasty!”…

Beneath the Tangles

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Summer 2021 Anime Awards

Another season of anime comes to an end, not counting the shows that extend over multiple cours, or even the ones that were delayed due to the Olympics…

Rory Muses

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #08

Let’s start the final episode where Iroha Tamaki is having a weird dream after witness the horror of Tsuruno Yui’s indestructible body. Considering that she’s fused with an…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 8

The final episode of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season wasn't the greatest, but it was still good.

DoubleSama

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The Frontline Report [9/26/21]

This week; the girls are alright. Final thoughts on Kageki Shoujo!!, Magia Record, Blue Reflection Ray. Plus Tropical Rouge Precure and The Detective is Already Dead.

The Magic Planet

Manga the Week of 9/29/21

SEAN: The end of September brings some nice books, but also a long-awaited new volume of a beloved series, so let’s start with that. Yen Press has Yotsuba&!…

Manga Bookshelf

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Third Impact Anime Episode # 115 – Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011) & The Movie: Rebellion (2013)

10 years ago, a sweet pastel-pink magical girl and her saccharine adventures took the anime world by storm, and then promptly threw us all into a spiral of…

Third Impact Anime

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#115 - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011) and The Movie: Rebellion (2013)

10 years ago, a sweet pastel-pink magical girl and her saccharine adventures took the anime world by storm, and then promptly threw us all into a spiral of…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #07

You know something, Touka Satomi is getting more insane as she still insist of releasing Embryo Eve to take on Walpurgisnacht and while Nemu Hiiragi tries to stop…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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The Frontline Report [9/13/21]

This week: Dragon Maid flies, Sonny Boy confounds, and The Detective is invalidating the title of her own show.

The Magic Planet

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Chatty AF 147: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rewatchalong – Rebellion

Vrai, Alex, and Mercedez return to their rewatchalong to watch the infamous movie, unpack that last 15 minutes, and discuss how it colors the franchise as a whole.

Anime Feminist

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Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 6

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode 6 begins building up to the final battle against Magius.

DoubleSama

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #06

Oh boy, looks like Kuroe heard a voice from someone she used to know. Of course, I’m worried that Kuroe might transform into a Doppel permanently after taking…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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The Frontline Report [9/5/21]

More thoughts on Magia Record and Sonny Boy, and the final days of Blue Reflection Ray

The Magic Planet

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #05

Oh look what we have here, it’s Tsuruno Yui where she’s acting weird lately. Ever since joining Magius, Tsuruno doesn’t show her cheerful emotions much.

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 5

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode 5 expands Wings of the Magius' plan to save magical girls.

DoubleSama

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #04

Well everyone, it looks like Kamihama City will experience a powerful storm. And speaking of storms, I have to say that it’s linked to a certain powerful witch…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #03

Let’s begin with Yachiyo Nanami where she got out of bed after experiencing the worst nightmare in her life. Come to think of it, what happened to the…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Chatty AF 146: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rewatchalong – Episodes 7-12

Vrai, Mercedez, and Alex return for the 2nd half of Madoka to talk about Madoka's character arc, the aggravating entropy twist, and how the TV finale still resonates.

Anime Feminist

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The Frontline Report [8/29/21]

This week on The Frontline Report: is Magia Record the best anime of the season? Plus: the subtle romance of Kageki Shoujo.

The Magic Planet

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Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 4

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode 4 had the best animation of the series so far.

DoubleSama

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Character Analysis: Madoka Kaname

What can you say about Madoka Kaname? She’s obviously the central character of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, so much so that the show is named after her. But…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Summer 2021 Anime: Thoughts So Far

Having passed the halfway point of the summer season of anime, I shall be sharing my thoughts on each of the shows I have been watching so far.…

Rory Muses

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Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 3

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode 3 gave us some teasers regarding Ui's whereabouts.

DoubleSama

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Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 2

Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 2, unfortunately, goes back to following the Magia Record girls rather than the Madoka girls.

DoubleSama

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #02

Well everyone, here’s Yachiyo Nanami where she’s losing her sanity after fighting countless enemies and struggling to find Iroha Tamaki. Unfortunately, most of the enemies that Yachiyo …

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Magia Record Episode 15: The Pained Warrior

It was fun seeing the OG gang kicking ass again but now it’s time to get back to business. Yachiyo’s quest to find her missing wife and bring…

The Yuri Empire

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Magia Record 2nd Season Episode 1

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode 1 follows the cast of the original Madoka Magica anime.

DoubleSama

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The Frontline Report [8/1/21]

This week: MADOKA MAGICA IS BACK, BABY!! As well as thoughts on Sonny Boy, Blue Reflection Ray, and The Detective is Already Dead

The Magic Planet

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Chatty AF 144: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rewatchalong – Episodes 1-6

Vrai, Mercedez, and Alex celebrate the 10th anniversary of the industry-changing magical girl anime, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, with a rewatchalong!

Anime Feminist

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story 2nd Season Episode #01

Let’s begin with the return of a familiar face, one where she tries to save her friend and fail spectacularly multiple times, especially when the Walpurgisnacht appeared to…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Summer 2021 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 14

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Summer 2021 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episode of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated and Magia…

Biggest In Japan

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing Redux

Back in October 2013, one of the first things I imported was the Aniplex USA release of Madoka Magica. It wasn’t cheap but worth the value back then.…

The Normanic Vault

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Summer 2021 Anime: What I Will Be Watching

The weather is warming up, and the increase in heat brings along with it a new season of anime. As ever, I shall be sharing with you which…

Rory Muses

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Summer 2021 Anime Preview

The spring 2021 anime season, soon coming to a close, was an enjoyable one through and through. It featured a diverse and expansive group of series, with there…

Beneath the Tangles

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Doki Doki News: Coco Retires, Kenshin to Netflix, and Yoko Kanno Returns

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of June 6th through 12th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Door To The Common is Closed – The Ambiguity and Ambition of BLUE REFLECTION RAY

“Blue Reflection Ray, in both its best and worst moments, feels like a show destined for cult fandom. It is still airing, and already has the aura of…

The Magic Planet

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Kyubey’s Multi-Level Marketing Scheme: The capitalist metaphor of Madoka Magica

Looking at this series through an economic lens reveals yet another layer of interpretation: a story about the cruelty of business models that profit off the worker's suffering.

Anime Feminist

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Yen Press Announces 4 New Light Novels and 6 Manga

NEW YORK, NY (5/21/21) – Yen Press, LLC announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes several manga (The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a…

English Light Novels

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Animecast: Aliens Speed Watch My Censored Anime at 1000x Speed

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Raindrops on Lilies – What is BLUE REFLECTION RAY?

In a crowded season bursting with obvious favorites, Blue Reflection Ray has been confined to the sidelines, but will it stay there?

The Magic Planet

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Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer Slays, Netflix Goes Vtubing, and Madoka Returns!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of April 25th through May 1st! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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yurimother:New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to 2013’s 'Rebellion’At the 10th anniversary event of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it was announced that the series will…

The Holy Mother of Yuri