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Utena: After the Revolution (with Rose Bridges)

Covers all the short stories in Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution by Chiho SaitoFor the 20th anniversary of Revolutionary Girl Utena, we were gifted this volume of…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Tagging Anime with Color Challenge!

We’ve been tagged! Thank you so much Edy from Convoluted Situation for thinking of us in this beautiful tagging challenge! We had a few good laughs putting this…

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The Kunihiko Ikuhara school for teachers (why Wonder Egg Priority’s Sawaki is bad actually)

Is Shuuichirou Sawaki all that bad? I’ve seen this question asked fairly frequently as Wonder Egg Priority has continued to air. Sawaki, who is protagonist Ai Ohto’s teacher…

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Wonder Egg Priority – 02 [The Terms of Friendship]

Frankly, I have never felt this immersed in an anime premiere since… Sarazanmai back in 2019, and if I look further down the line, it was Flip Flappers…

Star Crossed Anime

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Rainbow Releases: Spring & Summer 2020

In 2018, we introduced an anime convention panel called Rainbow Releases to highlight LGBTQ-related anime and manga coming to the United States in English. With anime conventions on…

Coherent Cats

Anime Series Like Arakawa Under the Bridge

Kou Ichinomiya, as the son of a wealthy businessman, has vowed never to become indebted to anyone. However,when he falls in the river under Arakawa Bridge, someone dives…

Recommend Me Anime

Sarazanmai: Reo and Mabu Review

Sarazanmai: Reo and Mabu feels in some ways like a fluffy vacation, which doesn't make the story bad, but feels like only a one-time read.

TheOASG

Sarazanmai: Clever but Repetitive

Baka-Raptor visits the kappa statue in Asakusa to review Sarazanmai.

Baka Raptor

LGBTQIA+ outside of Yaoi, Yuri and Hentai–Favorite Queers in Anime and Manga!

Welcome back for our last Niji Nights! Tonight is a collab post between the both of us. Star and I chose some of our fave characters/couples from non…

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Chatty AF 118: SARAZANMAI Retrospective

Vrai, Chiaki, and Dee take a look back at yet another difficult to succinctly summarize TV anime by Ikuhara, SARAZANMAI! You know the deal (or maybe you don't…

Anime Feminist

How Can I Connect to You? Breaking out of toxic masculinity and capitalist ideologies in SARAZANMAI

Both Kazuki and Toi emerge from similar circumstances of capitalism, oppression, and the hypermasculine coping mechanisms they’ve been given to deal with the pain of that oppression. It…

Anime Feminist

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Fragglepuss Anime Review 293: Sarazanmai

Sarazanmai Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Kappas First Aired: Spring 2019, 11 episodes Summary: Let’s start at the beginning: Kappa are amphibious demons fo…

Fragglepuss

A Review of Given

Early in 2014, when I was just getting into anime, I decided to watch Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, the now-famous sports anime by Kyoto Animation. Being in the…

Sakura Sunrise

Newman’s Nook: Pandemic Loneliness

Novel coronavirus is changing the way most of us are living out lives. Through the pandemic, we find ourselves separated from each other. Schools, businesses, universities, and churches…

Beneath the Tangles

My Top 5 Great Anime with Questionable Premises

Anime can be kind of weird in general, however for this list I’m not just picking anime that is weird to watch. These are series where the actual…

I drink and watch anime

S3E09 - In/Spectre, Arte

In this episode of Screentone Club, Elliot and Andy are torn between multiple realms - the spoooooky yokai realm in In/Spectre and the world of the Renaissance in…

ScreenTone Club

S3E09 - In/Spectre, Arte

In this episode of Screentone Club, Elliot and Andy are torn between multiple realms - the spoooooky yokai realm in In/Spectre and the world of the Renaissance in…

ScreenTone Club

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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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Day with The Cart Driver Podcast – Summer 2019 retrospective

Yeah we still doing these. We waited a little on these final two shows because a bunch of them hadn’t ended yet and we wanted at least a…

Day with the Cart Driver

Best Anime of 2019 – The Award Edition

I would like to formally welcome you all to our second annual anime awards here on You Can’t Know! After watching almost every single anime from the entire…

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Ty’s Year in Review (2019)

2019 was another awesome year for the anime fandom. Sure, it saw its fair share of controversies – while everybody else was getting all worked up over Fire…

Watashi Wa Bucho!!

Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2019

Our two-week recommendations extravaganza comes to an end with the staff's Best of 2019 list! The post Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2019 appeared first on ANIME FEMINIST.

Anime Feminist

Animation Awards 2019 Day Two: Best Aesthetics

Our animation awards continue with the aesthetics that have impacted fans and industry members the most: the most inspired art direction and color design, the animation designs that…

Sakuga Blog

Animation Awards 2019 Day One: Best Episode, Opening & Ending, And Creator Discovery

Our yearly animation awards gather writers from all around the world to highlight the animated works that resonated with them the most – and this time we’re taking…

Sakuga Blog

SpaceWhales’ Top Components & Moments of Anime in 2019

With the top anime of 2019, overall, out of the way, let's look a little closer at the bits that made each anime what they were, shall we?

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

Floating Catacombs 2019 Roundup

Merry Christmas!It’s been another successful 12 Days of Anime Blogging under this URL, and I’m a lot more proud of my blogging this time around. Although I didn’t…

Floating Catacombs

Anime Feminist’s Top 25 Anime of the Decade

The Roaring Twenties are right around the bend! Before we turn that corner and leave the Turbulent Tens behind us, we wanted to lavish some love on the…

Anime Feminist

[Links] 18-24 December 2019: Shiori Ito Makes History, Disability in SARAZANMAI, and Misogynoir in Fandom

AniFem Round-Up [History] The Transcendent and the Perverse: Sexuality in Apollo’s Song and MW Malia looks at two of Tezuka’s darker manga focusing on human sexuality, which cast…

Anime Feminist

Day with The Cart Driver Podcast – Spring 2019 retrospective

After a brief delay we’re back with Scamp and Day and the third to last season of the decade! First Day gets to rave about Ikuahra’s Sarazanmai, then…

Day with the Cart Driver

SpaceWhales’ Top 10 Anime of 2019

With the year concluding, it's time to countdown the best anime of the year.

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

#9 — Sarazanmai (2019)

I was on board with Sarazanmai as soon as I heard it existed. If Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon S, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum, Yuri Kuma Arashi) is…

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[Four] The marketing of Reo and Mabu — Sarazanmai

It’s no coincidence that Reo Niiboshi and Mabu Akutsu were marketed as a couple well before Sarazanmai‘s first episode aired. It’s also no coincidence that they were cops.…

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A Magical 2019 Pt. I (4th Day of Anime 2019)

This is the yearly rankings post. Just to make it faster for myself, I’ve left the month that I finished at the end of each entry of these…

The Animanga Spellbook

My Girlfriend Writes About Sarazanmai

12 Days of Aniblogging 2019, Day 8so the show about three anal-vore-suit wearing middle schoolers orgasmically extracting fetishists’ secrets from their butts doesn’t go far enough.yeah I said…

Floating Catacombs

7th Day of Anime: Sarazanmai

I still have a hard time believing I actually sat down and watched this show, much less finished it given my initial impressions. You can backtrack to the…

Anime B&B

[Seven] In defense of Enta Jinai (again) — Sarazanmai

Enta, you beautiful idiotic trash child. Of the three Sarazanmai leads, Enta Jinai was the one who received the most criticism and backlash, particularly while the series aired.…

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[Eleven] I want to discuss, but I don’t want to be an authority — Sarazanmai

My first foray into anime blogging was a Cardcaptor Sakura Angelfire fan site. I had recently discovered the internet — thanks, in part, to Sailor Moon — and…

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SpaceWhales’ Top 10 Anime of 2019

With the year concluding, it's time to countdown the best moments of the year.

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019) Review

"The threat to humanity is not extinction, but forced trauma that cannot be overcome, a result of refusing to overcome or cheating your way out of your own…

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

[AniFemTalk] Which anime would you like to see on stage?

Both Utena and SARAZANMAI have had stage musicals announced recently. Who should follow? Which anime would work well on stage? Do you have a favorite stage adaptation of…

Anime Feminist

Sarazanmai: Desire, Love, Circles, and Buddhism. My Analysis and Personal Interpretation

Since Yurikuma Arashi is one of my favorite yuri anime and Kunihiko Ikuhara is one of my favorite directors, I had to watch Sarazanmai when I heard about…

Rai's Anime Blog

藤井慎吾 Shingo Fujii Sakuga MAD

A collection of scenes animated by Shingo Fujii (藤井慎吾) Click Show More for the Sources 0:00-0:08 - Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission 0:09-0:11 - Eureka Seven Hi-Evo Movie PV #02 0:12-0:19…

PurpleGeth Sakuga

Anime Feminist recommendations of Spring 2019

A light season means a light recs list, but we still found a few goodies to share with our readers. Here are the team’s picks for the 2019…

Anime Feminist

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Catching the BIG GAY

Kunihiko Ikuhara’s anime are incorrigibly gay and degenerate, aren’t they? I was kind of worried that he peaked in Ikuhara-ness with Yuri Kuma Arashi (literally LESBIAN BEAR STORM), but…

Edgy Anime Teen

[Links] 3-9 July 2019: Summer Premiere Reviews, SARAZANMAI as Queer Commentary, and Cannon Busters

This week: premiere round-up, SARAZANMAI as critique of commodified queer desire, and the upcoming Netflix premiere of LeSean Thomas’ Cannon Busters. AniFem Round-Up [Review] How Heavy Are the…

Anime Feminist

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Stream Of Thought: Sarazanmai – Episode 11 THE END

Doc & Shadon bid a bittersweet farewell to Sarazanmai, the Spring 2019 anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. Stream of Thought is Warui Deshou’s “episodic blog,” our takes on…

warui deshou

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Stream Of Thought: Sarazanmai Episodes 9 & 10

Doc & Shadon discuss episodes 9 & 10 of Sarazanmai, the Spring 2019 anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. Stream of Thought is Warui Deshou’s “episodic blog,” our takes…

warui deshou

Let’s sing an endless song for the sake of this shitty society — Sarazanmai Episode 10

There are people in my industry that give me hope for the future. I’ve told them as such. As it continues to grind forward into the future, they…

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