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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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.

Crow's World of Anime

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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…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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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.

Crow's World of Anime

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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…

Random Curiosity

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Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World 2 -20 [The Beginning of the Sanctuary and the Beginning of the End]

Is White Fox trying to make thirty minute episodes the new standard? For if they are I am most definitely not opposed as I like having a meaty…

Star Crossed Anime

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Re: Zero – 45 – Weakness vs. Strength

This week stretched my patience for looking back by providing yet another flashback within a flashback, namely the time a suffering young Roswaal met Echida, who literally sucked his…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Re: Zero – 44 – Prediction of a Happy Future

Lil’ Lia is all alone when Pandora approaches her. With Kugimiya Rie’s soft, sweet yet oddly menacing voice, Pandora begins the mind games, thanking Lia for bringing the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Rise’s Recommendations – Unexpected Shojo to add to your reading list

I haven’t done a recommendation post in awhile, despite making some bold comments about shojo being stale, and that I haven’t made the time to talk about some…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The Real Trial Emilia has to Overcome in Re:Zero is Herself

In Re:Zero’s second season, Subaru finds himself square in the middle of a trap made specifically to counteract his time looping abilities by attacking several places at once—guaranteeing…

Biggest In Japan

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Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 43 – Thought As a Child

Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 43: Ryuuzu speaks of Sanctuary before it was Sanctuary. Meanwhile, Regulus brought a powerful friend...

Crow's World of Anime

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Re: Zero – 43 – Run Lia Run

From last week’s cliffhanger with Regulus we take a brief detour to a weakening Ryuzu Shima tell Subaru & Co. a tale about her progenitor, Ryuzu Meyer, who…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 41 – Young Garfiel and Simply Emilia

Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 Episode 41: Garfiel intends to destroy the Trial ruins. Can Subaru and Emilia stop him? Or will Sanctuary trap them?

Crow's World of Anime

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Milky Passion: Dougenzaka - Ai no Shiro

Let's get 2021 started with a bang (so the speak), with another really obscure OVA, 1990's Milky Passion: Dougenzaka - Ai no Shiro ( Milky ...

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Re: Zero – 41 – The Purrfect Loser

Years ago, Garfiel attempted and failed the trial, and smashed his head against a column, causing the scar he wears to this day. He is the final obstacle…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

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Ipponbouchou Mantarou

Stop me if you've heard this one before. The son of a local grub shop is goaded by his father into seeking his fortune as a chef. He…

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Sensou Douwa: Tako ni Natta Okaasan

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

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Re:ZERO (S2 E10-13): Sweet Release | KHANTEHNT!

At long last we get some ANSWERS as the Sanctuary arc comes to a satisfying close... oh wait none of that happens LOL! Part 1 of Season 2…

KHANTEHNT!

Re:ZERO (S2 E1-5): Becoming Witchworthy | KHANTEHNT!

YOWZERS! The gang is back on their bullshit for season 2, wowie ZOWIE! Having resolved the crisis from last season, our heroes are off to a fresh hell…

KHANTEHNT!

Re: Zero – 37 – Seven’s a Crowd

Returning by Death to the graveyard and Emilia, Subaru is more determined than ever to save her and the people of the sanctuary and mansion, even at the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Waza no Tabibito

Here's a modern OVA that slipped under the radar, 2011's Waza no Tabibito ( Skills Journey ). Waza is virtually a one-man production - cr...

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Ten Years Ago on a Cold Dark Night...

It sort of slipped my mind with everything else that's going on these days, but this month is the tenth anniversary of Orphan Fansubs' firs...

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Elf 17

Orphan's projects get started for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, a raw intrigues one of the translators. Sometimes, an orphaned series ge...

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Re: Zero – 33 – The Witch of Greed

Otto and Ram are ready to get Subaru the out of the Sanctuary, but he’s not ready to run quite yet. He meets with Roswaal for some straight…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Re:ZERO Season 2 Episode 28 Review

Re:ZERO Season 2 Episode 28: Subaru enjoys a cup of "tea" with the Witch Echidna. Then, things get even more intense when he tries to enter Sanctuary.

Crow's World of Anime

Re:Zero 2 episode 1 – Like Dejà Vu All Over Again

I really like the word “Sanctuary”. I think it just sounds nice. I have this weird thing where I randomly like words sometimes. My favourite in English at…

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Re: Zero – 28 – Desirable Existence

Subaru agrees to join Echidna for her “tea party” and brusquely gulps down the contents of the cup, which she identifies as “a body fluid of mine.” From…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – 27 (S2 02) – Showing What They’re Maid Of

Emilia and Subaru bid Crusch and Felix farewell with thanks, hearty handshakes and best wishes. With Crusch’s memories gone who knows what shape the royal selection will take,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

That Wolf-Boy is Mine! (with letterer Sara Linsley)

Covers all 4 volumes of That Wolf-Boy is Mine! by Yoko NogiriThat Wolf-Boy is Mine! is a lot cuter and more innocent than its title suggests. Four hot…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Nanatsu no Taizai 七つの大罪 The Seven Deadly Sins

Princess Elizabeth escapes imprisonment to search for the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of knights who once served the kingdom but were banished for their betrayal. She seeks…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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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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Kono Naka ni Hotori, Imouto ga Iru! この中に1人、妹がいる!

Mikadono Shougo, son to a rich and powerful company chairman, has to attend school to find a girl he is serious on before he can inherit the company.…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Kabukichou Sherlock 歌舞伎町シャーロック

A doctor on the run from the neat west side finds refuge in the chaotic east of Shinjuku ward. Kabukichou, where neon lights, pink elephants, petty thieves and…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

A hikkikomori, fit, single-child boy who stopped going to school one day after failing to make friends, experiences nausea after leaving a convenience store and the world distorts.…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Dec Drabble: Hikikomori, sad blogging life and Christmas!

Hello guys, it’s Yuu here with your Decembeerr… drabble! (Eh?)

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Hanasaku Iroha 花咲くいろは

Ohana, a Tokyo high school girl, who had been living alone with her single mom has no choice but to relocate to her grandmother’s inn when her mom…

Yuu's Sanctuary

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Welcome to the NHK! NHKにようこそ!NHK ni Youkoso!

Tatsuhiro Satou is a hikkikomori, one who secluses himself at home and finds it difficult to have a job or go out of the house. He meets a…

Yuu's Sanctuary