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Sotsugyousei Revisited

Back in the airly days (2013), Orphan did a number of projects based on the -uusei eroge franchise, starting with a three episode OVA from ...

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Doukyuusei: Climax v2

And now for something completely different. Orphan's next release is a revised version of the 1995 OVA Doukyuusei: Climax . The original rel...

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The Eminence in Shadow – 15 – Riding the Wave

One thing that keeps me coming back to Eminence is that it’s just plain fun as hell watching Cid having fun. And with the Sanctuary arc all wrapped up…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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First Impression: High Card

The best place to keep a valuable treasure stowed away is in a castle, on an isolated island, guarded by machine guns and heavy armor. Or so you…

Beneath the Tangles

Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! - Episode 14 - Olivier Clone Attacks

Cid figured out how to beat the Sanctuary's magic drain defense. The Olivier clones became useless. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! - Episode 14

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Dinosaur Sanctuary, Volume 1 by Kinoshita Itaru

I happened to be at my library again before all the snow hit and saw that they had a few new manga in their collection. One of them…

MangaKast – A PodCast of All Things Manga

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The Eminence in Shadow – 14 – The Start of a Legend

As soon as Cid opened his right eye at the end of last week’s episode, I knew that playtime would soon be over. Nelson can send his copy…

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Jan Rumination: Distractions, no social life and the search for a soulmate!

Hello all! Wow, what a surprise! Yuu enters into 2023 with their first post in a very long time. Bet you didn’t expect that. Initially intended to title…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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The Eminence in Shadow – 13 – The Beast Girl, the Witch and the Wardrobe

In the white void, Alpha sits back while Delta does her think as the “token musclehead”, rejecting the fact that being closer to the center of the sanctuary…

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Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! - Episode 13 - Delta Has Fun

Without her magic at full power, Delta still immensely enjoyed stomping on clones. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! - Episode 13

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Cid Fights the REAL Protagonist?! The Eminence in Shadow Episode 13 [Review]

Cid & Aurora make their way to the center of the sanctuary, Epsilon’s crew looks for sanctuary secrets and Delta starts beating the ugly out of Jack Nelson.…

OTAKU SINH

Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep19-21

The seventh volume of Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament is the pivot point between the mythic and "historical" parts of the Bible....

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Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! - Episode 12 - Epsilon Critiques Beta's Acting

Beta needed to keep up her alias as a famous writer, but Epsilon was not impressed. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! - Episode 12

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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The Eminence in Shadow – 12 – Through the Red Door

That big red seal-looking thing? It’s a door; a door that won’t stop following Cid no matter where he flies. Since it won’t go away, he decides to…

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The Eminence in Shadow – 11 – Good Conversation

Cid isn’t picky about most things, but he does love hisself a nice hot spring. Since there’s a hot spring in Lindwurm that’s where he spends some time. He…

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Game of the Year 2022 | S CLASS Podcast Ep 43

The ultimate showdown in gaming history begins now - Spoiler warning for every game we’ve played this year. In alphabetical order those games were: 20 Minutes Til Dawn Banjo Kazooie Cuphead Digimon Story Cyber…

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The Eminence in Shadow – 10 – Advent of Chaos

Eminence in Shadow? More like boxtease in shadow. Left and right girls are trying to get Cid to notice them or hang out with him, but he ain’t interested.…

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Pick of the Week: Dinos, Soccer and Rohan Kishibe

SEAN: Nothing leaps out at me as obvious this week, so I’ll take a flyer on Dinosaur Sanctuary, if only as the cover art makes it look pretty…

Manga Bookshelf

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Recovering from a Bad Beginning: Knights of the Zodiac: Battle for Sanctuary (Season 2) First…

Knights of the Zodiac: Battle for Sanctuary is the second season of the original net animation series produced by Netflix based on a 1980s…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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SDCC 2022 Panel Report – Live-Action Knights of the Zodiac Film

"At this point, we could talk to you about the Sanctuary arc, the Poseidon arc, or the Hades arc. We can talk to you about dozens of different…

Anime News Network - Views

Hayou no Tsurugi

Hayou no Tsurugi was a series of forty (!) light novels by Maeda Tomiko, published between 1989 and 2017. (A spinoff series, Hayou no Tsuru...

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Review: INNOCENT BIRD

Tokyopop was one of the first manga publishers to find success in BL manga, first with their release of FAKE and Gravitation and later on ...

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Review: INNOCENT BIRD

Tokyopop was one of the first manga publishers to find success in BL manga, first with their release of FAKE and Gravitation and later on ...

The Manga Test Drive

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Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter – Sanctuary

Saint Seiya. It’s been a bit of time since I’ve finished the original series. You can read my complete Saint Seiya thoughts if you want to see them.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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The Executioner and Her Way of Life – 07 – Going Fourth

With the Orwell ordeal behind them, Menou commences her pilgrimage with Akari, a two-month journey all the way to a purported “sanctuary” for Lost Ones. And if she…

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Baby's First Yuri Manga | S CLASS Podcast Ep 29

Spring is finally here. It's time to continue to stay in our rooms and watch more anime.Anime/Manga: Spy X Family Anime, Vinland Saga, Catch These Hands, REA...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep 13-15

Here is volume 5 of Tezuka Osamu's Tales of the Old Testament: In the Beginning , which continues the Exodus story through the giving of the...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament, Ep10-12

In my blog post on the third set of episodes, I piously hoped that there wouldn't be a year gap again, as there had been between the…

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ROTK XI and XIII

Recently I’ve been hooked on this game again. Although not an anime game, technically made it an anime crossover with an anime picture of Hanako-kun in it. My…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms ROTK 13 Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack 三国志 XIII PuK Custom Portraits Tutorial

So technically this is not an anime game, but I thought it would be helpful to anyone looking for how to create custom portraits with transparency. Because it…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Mother: Saigo no Shoujo Eve

Here's another project whose antecedents are lost in the mists of time: an English subtitled version of the 1993 sci-fi movie Mother: Saigo ...

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07 Ghost

Title: 07 GhostGenre: Action, Comedy, Drama, FantasyRating: 9.0 Summary: With no past and no family, Teito Klein does as he was ordered to. Having lived as a battle slave, he possesses exceptional fighting skills and a…

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To-Y Blu-ray

To-Y is a 1987 OVA about a Japanese indie rock band and its lead singer. It is based on a ten-volume manga by Kamijou Atsuji. To-Y …

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Review: GODCHILD

 It's once again time to look at some spooky manga, and it's been too long since we looked at a manga from the unofficial queen of spooky sh...

The Manga Test Drive

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Persona 4: The Animation

For those unfamiliar with the Persona series, Persona are fighting beings formed from one’s alter ego and summoned to fight Shadows in the alternate/ dream world. I’d say…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Gude Crest

Orphan's presents a new English release of the 1990 sword-and-sorcery OVA Onna Senshi Efe & Jira: Gude no Monshou ( Woman Warriors Efe & Ji...

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Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Episode 50 [END] - Beatrice Demands Praise Gets It

Re: Zero - Episode 50 [END]. After Beatrice and Subaru successfully defeated the Great Rabbit, she complained when Subaru talked to Emilia first.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode Guide

Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode Guide: Subaru tries to rescue everyone in Sanctuary and the Mansion -- with Return by Death sidelined!

Crow's World of Anime

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Re: Zero – 49 – Every Moment Matters

Episode 48 turned the action up to 11 and supplemented it with a fair amount of effective comedy to keep things grounded and hopeful despite everything being on…

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Re: Zero – 48 – Crunch Time

“Love Me Down to My Blood and Guts” almost feels like a finale. At the very least, it feels like the start of the climax of a epic…

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Re: Zero – 47 – Seeing the Job Through

There’s action on all fronts, such that we don’t even check in on Ram and Puck’s fight with Roswaal. What we do see is that for once, an…

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Rain Boy v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

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Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 46 – Fire And Ice

Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 46: Subaru, Otto, and Garfiel prep for a trip. Ram approaches Emilia with a plea. Roswaal confronts Emilia.

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Megami Paradise

Sometimes, Orphan's path to a project is so convoluted that even I can't quite figure out how we got there. That's pretty much the case with...

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Re: Zero – 46 – What a Half-Elf Girl Wants, What a Half-Elf Girl Needs

Whereas last week felt at times dilatory and even inessential, it finished the careful cleaning and polishing of the table, allowing this episode to set that table with all…

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Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 45 – A (Literally) Shattered Heart and Clown Face Off

Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 45: A new threat destroys the peace that Beatrice, Roswaal, and Ryuuzu had enjoyed with Echidna.

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Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season – 20

「聖域の始まりと、崩壊の始まり」 (Seiiki no Hajimari to, Houkai no Hajimari) "The Beginning of the Sanctuary and the Beginning of the End" And just when you thought Subaru's crushing on Emilia was crazy…

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