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Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran

After the very disappointing Samurai Deeper Kyo, it would be bad for me to have negative thoughts on period samurai animes for the foreseeable future (yeah, I must…

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Girl Simps for Chair | S CLASS Podcast Ep 39

It's the October episode, and...we talk nothing about Halloween - Anime/Manga: Ginka and Gluna, Radiant, Pokemon:Metwo Strikes Back Evolution, Isekai Oujisama, Tokyo Demon Bride Story, Aliens Area, Blue Lock Video Games:…

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Arisa Good Luck

Here's a true bluebird: the 1999 one-shot OVA Arisa Good Luck . Last month, Tennouji, translator and proprietor of SakuraCircle, contacted m...

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The Only 100 Anime You Need To Watch

100 Anime Recommendations These are the only 100 anime you need to see! Some of the old.. some of the new, I’m sure there are dozens that are perfect…

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40 Powerful and Iconic Anime Weapons

Anime is awash with weapons, but not all of them are particularly remarkable or memorable. No one fondly recalls the many times the lowly kunai saved the

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Dead Justice

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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#51 Gun Blaze West (Ft. Josh from the Volume One Podcast)

We bite the bullet and read what if One Piece was about cowboys.    We and our guest Josh from the Volume One Podcast discuss Nobuhiro Watsuki’s (Rurouni…

Shonen Flop

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#51 Gun Blaze West (Ft. Josh from the Volume One Podcast)

We bite the bullet and read what if One Piece was about cowboys.    We and our guest Josh from the Volume One Podcast discuss Nobuhiro Watsuki’s (Rurouni…

Shonen Flop

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ( Superdimensional Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ) is a 1986 sci-fi fantasy that makes no sense along m...

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Otaku Collision Series #3: Homura’s Persevering Faith

Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to…

Beneath the Tangles

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Playing Dumb – 15 Anime Series Where The Main Character Pretends to be Oblivious

We all expect our main characters to be a certain level of talented and clever, but them playing coy is a common character defense. Maybe they want to…

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Scars: From the Battousai to the Cross (to You)

When I was a child, I dreamed of having a scar on my face or maybe across my chest. It would be the mark of an adventurer, of…

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Otaku Collision Series #2: The Full-Suffering Alchemist

Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to…

Beneath the Tangles

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That Time When Depression Tried to Swallow Up My Favorite Fictional Heroes…And Me, Too

Manga is my happy place. I think I’ve known this for a while honestly, but it wasn’t something I fully admitted to myself until recently.  Or maybe it…

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Otaku Collision Series, #1: You are Forgiven

Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to…

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Episode 732: Realist Megalo Box 2 Rebuilt

This week on Anime Pulse we got Mangakas going to jail, Christmas gifts, and Rock'em Sock'em Megalo 2. Up first the IRL news sees the 3rd Annual Anime…

Anime Pulse

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021) review  

“Ohtome succeeds in giving Himura’s bloody and tragic coming-into-being its rich and engaging emotional texture.”

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021) review  

“Ohtomo’s does not only preserve the essence of Watsuki’s narrative but delivers this essence with necessary emotionality and adorns it with many breathtaking sword-fighting moments that neit…

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The Top 8 Samurai and Ninja Anime of the 90s

The 90s produced a slew of great samurai and ninja shows. See our top picks and set out on your next violent adventure!

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The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill (Japan, 2021) [NYAFF 2021]

Jason Maher reviews Kan Eguchi's sequel The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill.

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021) by Keishi Otomo

Kenshin Himura (Takeru Sato) joins an anti-shogunate force led by Katsura Kogoro (Issey Takahashi), soon becoming one of their greatest assessins due to his unmatched skills with a…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Doki Doki News: Live-Action Pokemon, ACNH Updates, and Guest Host Christina Kelly!

Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News concludes today with our good friend, Christina Kelly, who joins us as our final guest newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice…

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Animecast: Funimation Streams Backwards for Aussies

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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The Anti-Social Geniuses Review: Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami: A Tale of Living Alongside Spirits

The Anti-Social Geniuses review Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami: A Tale of Living Alongside Spirits, an intriguing fantasy novel.

TheOASG

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021) by Keishi Otomo

Taking place several years after the previous film, Himura Kenshin’s (Takeru Sato) peace is once again disturbed by a figure from his past. Enishi Yukishiro (Mackenyu Arata) bears…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (2014) by Keishi Otomo

The final part of the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy tells the story of the legendary swordsman Kenshin Himura (Takeru Sato) as he battles against Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara), a fellow…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno (2014) by Keishi Otomo

The film opens with an atmospheric sequence in which we see police chief Hajime Saito (Yosuke Eguchi) tracking down the dangerous gang-boss Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara), a figure…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Rurouni Kenshin (2012) by Keishi Otomo

A new age is dawning in Japan, one of peace following the bloody struggles of rival samurai. After the last battle of a long war, legendary swordsman Battosai…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning Film Review

My review of Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning is now up over on Anime News Network.

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

On the thematic side of things, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning tells the story of two broken people, each driven only by their own singular, all-consuming goals.

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The Best Watch-Order for the Kenshin Live-Action Films

This past week, the final Rurouni Kenshin live-action film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning, was released here in Japan. And given that it is a prequel, not a sequel…

Biggest In Japan

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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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colorless, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning, Brothers in Brothel, Mune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei, Gray Zone Japanese Film Trailers

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Film Review

My review of Rurouni Kenshin: The Final is now up over on Anime News Network.

Biggest In Japan

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6 Years and I give you my Top Ten favourite anime. . . what????

I’m sorry what?!?  Wait. . . this is a post most bloggers would avoid writing. . . about favourites ?? I’m sure you’re confused. 

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10 Anime OVAs Actually Worth Watching

For many, OVAs can serve as a nice treat for those that are fans of the source material or are left wanting more after a full anime series.…

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Age Gap Romance: 20 Romnace Anime Series That Deal With Large Age Gaps

Relationships with a girthy age gap are still one of those things that have a big of a stigma to them, and you know how much anime in…

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Top 10 Most Iconic Swordsmen in Anime

Anime is known for strong fighters, especially swordsmen. Here's Swords of Northshire top 10 best characters who use a sword as their main weapon.

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20 Best Action Romance Anime Series

While some may not readily admit it, a little romance in your action anime can be a great addition. You root for the hero, and you also root…

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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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Rescue Romances – 15 Anime Series Where Lovers Rescue Each Other From Peril

It is one of the the oldest and most effective romance cliches in the book. A heroine finds herself in danger, and a hero sweeps in to save…

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Doki Doki News: Sunshine Girl, Delayed as a Slime, and More Final Fantasy

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of May 24th through 30th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

12 Anime Characters With an Unwavering Sense of Honor

To have honor is to know your ideals and be stalwart in upholding them. It may be easier to claim a victory through underhanded means, but to these…

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The Otakusphere: Bad manufacturing, inner lives and a whole lot of spiky hair

So I have to start by being honest. I feel like every time I do one of these lately, I’m apologizing for skipping a week. I suppose really…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

5 Inner Me Concepts That Won Me Over

  Finishing To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts recently sparked the idea to look at characters having split personality or entity inside themselves. They cannot control, the suffering of…

LitaKinoAnimeCorner

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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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Top 10 Must See Suda Masaki Dramas and Movies

Suda Masaki 菅田将暉 is one of the best young Japanese actors right now. He is known for his versatility as he plays different roles with ease.

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Special 16, “The Friends We Make Along The Way”

This episode contains discussions that some may find triggering or disturbing, listener discretion is advised. On this special episode we have hosts Zach, Ed, Steve & Alex on…

The One Piece Podcast

Shallower Dives: Ten Series in Three Sentences or Less: Shonen Edition

Don’t worry guys, I got some classic stuff coming your way. We’ll be looking at Babylon and possibly the long awaited blog post on Yosuga no Sora this…

Shallow Dives in Anime

A Magical 2019 Pt. II: The Spellbook Awards (3rd Day of Anime 2019)

By popular demand…or maybe just Derek’s…the Awards are back (and harder to nominate for than ever, considering the AniList end-of-season forum posts have essentially died off due to…

The Animanga Spellbook