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Akiba Maid War #08 — Battered and Bruised

  …And why? Impressions: Another episode where I feel like the absurdity of the premise doesn't match well with how the characters treat it. Nor has the Random…

Tenka Seiha

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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…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

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25 Iconic Anime Duos With an Unbreakable Bond

Every anime series has a main character, but no anime series has a main character alone all of the time. Even a well made character needs someone beside

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20 Chronic Damsels in Distress Anime Characters That Always Need Rescue

Everybody needs a little help sometimes. Even the most plot-armored shounen hero needs to get into a sticky situation they may need saving from every now

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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…

animebackwhen

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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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Mutsumi Inomata and Atsuko Ishida Discussion on 80s Cute Girls Anime

A retrospective between Mutsumi Inomata and Atsuko Ishida from 2012 on 80s cute girls anime, where they talk about working at Kaname Pro on projects such as Plawres…

Heisei Etranger

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Macross Plus: The Masterpiece Almost-fake Macross

How the influence of Shinichiro Watanabe and Keiko Nobumoto makes Macross Plus a somewhat different creature from the rest of its franchise

Soul Kitchen

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15 Road Trip Anime Series Showing Off Long Journeys

The term “road trip” tends to be a little specific, but not all road trips need to happen on a road. Road trip-themed anime are more about the…

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The Sadness of Samurai Champloo

This video is a Non spoiler, thematic analysis of the Anime Samurai Champloo. welp.. thats all I can describe it as. subscribe and like if you like anime…

Ritzu Knows Never

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The Ending of Cowboy Bebop

[This post contains spoilers. I suggest you go watch Cowboy Bebop] When it comes to a classic story like Cowboy Bebop, what can I write that hasn’t been…

Japan Powered

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Space Dandy

As you no doubt have heard, Nobumoto Keiko has died at age 57. Nobumoto was a veteran anime screenwriter, responsible for such classics as Cowboy Bebop and the…

MangaKast – A PodCast of All Things Manga

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Anime Series Like Fena: Pirate Princess

After tragedy at sea left her stranded and orphaned on an island, Fena was raised to be pleasure slave for soldiers of the British Empire. However, after being…

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How to Build a Series: Samurai Champloo

I don’t talk enough about Samurai Champloo. I guess that’s because it’s Shinichiro Watanabe’s second series, and let’s be honest: Once you’ve made Cowboy Bebop there’s only one…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

S2E10 - Made In Hong Kong (1997)

Hi everyone, Alas, the season finale is here. In this final episode of season 2 of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the 1997 Hong Kong film by Fruit…

Heroic Purgatory

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Sensou Douwa: Kiku-chan to Ookami

Sensou Douwa ( War Fables or War Tales ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

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Space Dandy Season 1 Review : Bright colors, weird aliens, and boobies

Space Dandy is the third anime series (Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo) from the legendary director, Shinichiro Watanabe

Otaku Orbit

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Character Analysis: Fuu Kasumi

I have said it before and I will say it again: one of the things I like about Shinichiro Watanabe’s work is that he treats female characters with…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Why You Must Watch Samurai Champloo

There haven’t been many Anime over my Anime watching journey that have really stood out the way Samurai Champloo has. The series very much surprised me as I…

Cradle View

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Your Anime is Political: Cowboy Bebop & Samurai Champloo

How the classic series by Shinichiro Watanabe present a vision for radical acceptance and multicultural soul-searching.

Unseen Japan

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Samurai Champloo Part 4

Anthony Askew & Marvyn Lafayette are back to wrap up our romp through Shinichiro Watanabe's hip hop ahistorical anime Samurai Champloo.

The Dynamite In The Brain Anime Podcast

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(My ambivilance towards) Samurai Champloo: A Review

Samurai Champloo may have its repetitive issues but excels in direction, which is to be expected

Rogue Shogunate

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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 31

I usually ignore anime OP and always disregarded the endings. However, every once in a while a song will catch me unaware.

Otaku Orbit

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Samurai Champloo Part 3

Anthony & Marvyn return to the podcast as we continue our leisurely stroll through 2004’s Samurai Champloo. On this episode we cover episodes 13-20 of the series. Mugen,…

The Dynamite In The Brain Anime Podcast

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16 Good-But-Not-Too-Weird Anime Series to Watch With Your Parents

For younger anime fans, even today their parent may not be fully familiar with what anime is. To them, it might seem little different than the cartoons on…

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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.

Anime Shelter

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Samurai Champloo

Marvyn and Anthony are back to squeeze a podcast into Brian’s lunch break as we look at episodes 7 to 12 of Samurai Champloo.

The Dynamite In The Brain Anime Podcast

Anime Series Like Gibiate

In the year 2030, Earth has been overrun by a disease that turns humans into freakish monsters. Joining a small group searching for a cure are a samurai…

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DITB #329 – Samurai Champloo (Part 1)

Marvyn Lafayette joins us to discuss the Edo “arc” of Samurai Champloo (episodes 1-6).

The Dynamite In The Brain Anime Podcast

15 Anime Series With The Best Soundtracks Outside of the OP / ED

For some, animation is the most important thing to their enjoyment of an anime. For others, the plot is crucial for them. Yet, while likely not the most…

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The Performance of Power: The Saga of Tanya the Evil

Power is one of those topics that pops up over and over in writing and in life. For instance, power underlies a lot of the relationship stuff I’ve…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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What is your personal anime golden age?

For me, a personal anime golden age is any consecutive run of 3 years in which the highest number of your favourites are gathered. 3 years may seem…

Bateszi Anime Blog

The Odd Couple: Nana and Hachiko

I ran into a list of shows that was described as “8 Great Anime for People who Don’t Like Anime” and had a look. You know, there was…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

Top 5 Blind Anime Characters

I created a list of the top 5 best Blind anime characters. Issho from One Piece, Sara from Samurai Champloo, Tosen from Bleach, and Yomi from Yu Yu…

Otaku Orbit

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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My Top 10 Favorite Anime OP’s

I generally skip anime OP’s, but every once in awhile I’ll watch one. The song is often what catches my attention. However, the animation quality is important as…

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My Top 10 Favorite Anime OP’s

I generally skip anime OP’s, but every once in awhile I’ll watch one. The song is often what catches my attention. However, the animation quality is important as…

Otaku Orbit

Character Analysis: Lisa Mishima

I’ve generally liked the way Shinichiro Watanabe handles female characters. He seems to find a way to avoid simple tropes. Cowboy Bebop: Faye Valentine is seriously hot but…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

Nujabes, [adult swim], and Cowboy Bebop: How anime influenced my music taste as a kid

I enjoy mapping out my own taste-makers in my head: it’s fun to think about how one thing I liked as a kid would kick-start a full investigation…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

Carole & Tuesday – First Impressions

There are only a few director/creators in anime that their mere name is enough to make a sizable portion of anime fandom commit to watching their shows. This…

The Null Set

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「Localization Decisions For Literal Dummies」 Shirou doesn’t care if his body is made of swords

Alright, let’s talk about English dubs. I don’t talk about dubs much, mostly because I haven’t seriously watched one since Samurai Champloo’s (amazing) dub. I don’t ev…

竜国の戦場 ~オタクSPOT~

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「Localization Decisions For Literal Dummies」 Shirou doesn’t care if his body is made of swords

Alright, let’s talk about English dubs. I don’t talk about dubs much, mostly because I haven’t seriously watched one since Samurai Champloo’s (amazing) dub. I don’t ev…

魔法☆全開 ~オタクSPOT~

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「Localization Decisions For Literal Dummies」 Shirou doesn’t care if his body is made of swords

Alright, let's talk about English dubs. I don't talk about dubs much, mostly because I haven't seriously watched one since Samurai Champloo's (amazing) dub. I don't even bother…

竜国の戦場

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Cowboy Bebop (TV Series Review)

Director: Shinichiro Watanabe Company: Sunrise Year: 1998-1999 Country: Japan The anime for people who think…

The ANIMATORIUM

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Single of the Week: "Shiki No Uta" by MINMI (Samurai Champloo ED)

Reminder: "Single of the Week" is an array of periodicals here at CB Nonsense where I choose an anime song of my choice, every week, a...

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2004, Part 2: Respectful, Yet Rebellious

Over 130 new anime shows debuted in 2004 on Japanese television, a number in magnitude that would be the norm for the next decade. Naturally...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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Birthday Girl

I’ve only just noticed this about two days ago, but now I see that I have actually already lasted a year into this anime-blogging business. Lots of other,…

It can't be helped.

OtakuGeneration (Show #311) Shion no Ou

  Shownotes :: (show 311) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Shion no Ou, recorded live May 22nd, 2011. This week watched Shion…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #310) Kuragehime

  Shownotes :: (show 310) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Kuragehime, recorded live May 15th, 2011. This week talked about the anime…

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