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I’m Not Calling It “Load” Astray: HGCE Lord Astray Ω

Let’s just get this out of the way. Ever since they introduced its Gundam Build variant, the Load Astray Double Rebake, I think I’m not the only one…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Slow Loop Episode #02

On this episode, looks like the step-sisters went to a fly-fishing specialty shop which is owned by the Yoshinaga family. Well, looks like Koharu is very interested in…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Fire Force (Episode 25) – A Fire Soldier’s Fight

Shinra has a day off and has gone shopping with the girls, but an Infernal spoils their day. Luckily, help is at hand as the entire Eighth Company…

The Otaku Author

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – December 25, 2021

Yuri Manga We have a lot of new titles on the Yuricon Shop, so get yourself a gift or two – you deserve it. ^_^ One of my…

Okazu

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Box Art Extravaganza: December 2021 Exclusive Kit Announcements

I may not have featured box arts for kits released this month, but I do have some for limited releases and online exclusives. And while two of these…

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That’s a Lot of Arms: HG AMAIM Ghost Mk-II

I’ve just caught up with the latest episodes of Kyoukai Senki or AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline and it is as mecha a series can get, without going…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For December 20-26

It's finally Christmas week! Loads of festive events are on agenda this week as well, so if you're looking for a very last-minute holiday shop or some art-marveling…

Savvy Tokyo

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Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu - Episode 9 - Nokoko Clerk Heart Kyuun

Nokoko and a sandwich shop clerk reacted to Komi's nonverbal attempt at buying a meal to go. Adorable! Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu - Episode 9.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Yakunara Mug Cup mo S2 - Episode 12 [END] - Nao Himeno Matching Mugs

Nao and Himeno found matching mugs in her family's coffee shop. Himeno's mother thought of everything! Yakunara Mug Cup mo S2 - Episode 12 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Top 5 Best Places to Buy Manga

I am always trying to introduce people to manga and know it can be a bit confusing or overwhelming when first wanting to start a manga collection. Where…

Undercover Otaku

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On-Gaku: Our Sound (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

A very intriguing music film done mostly by a small team is now available in the UK on Blu-ray and with a shop exclusive collector’s packaging from Anime…

The Normanic Vault

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On-Gaku: Our Sound (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD) Unboxing

A very intriguing music film done mostly by a small team is now available in the UK on Blu-ray and with a shop exclusive collector’s packaging from Anime…

The Normanic Vault

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Talking shop #1: Grammar and style

Today I’m starting a series of posts on a subject I’ve never really brought up here, or at least not in a serious way: writing. As my fellow…

Everything is bad for you

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100 Yen Shop Craft: Holiday Wreath

As Western holidays become ever more popular in Japan, so too increases the merchandise geared toward such holidays. But even though Christmas trees and ornaments, Santa Claus figurines…

Savvy Tokyo

Project Pale Rider is Back! HGUC Black Rider

When Bandai Spirits announced Project Pale Rider, they included a mobile suit development chart on the Premium Bandai special page that featured three Pale Rider prototype units that are…

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Project Pale Rider is Back! HGUC White Rider

When Bandai Spirits announced Project Pale Rider, they included a mobile suit development chart on the Premium Bandai special page that featured three Pale Rider prototype units that…

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The World’s Finest Assassin – 08 – The Only Way to Live

Last week aptly documented Lugh’s happy and successful life as Illig Balor with his right-hand women Tarte and Maha. Now two years have passed. While before Maha was…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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The Trilogy is Complete! SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Daitarn 3

To those wondering what “trilogy” I’m talking about, then let me again show you this image: I say trilogy in quotes because they’re not really related story-wise, and…

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The World’s Finest Assassin – 07 – You Gotta Moisturize

“You know, I’ve tried all sorts of moisturizers. I even went fragrance-free for a whole year. Now my sister, she uses some kind of uh… uh… uh… uh……

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Bandai Hobby Next Phase 2021 Autumn: HG Chou Mashin Ryujinmaru

Bandai Spirits has completed their Hobby Next Phase 2021 Autumn event to varying degree of excitement with the announcements. That said, there’s one that has me curious, and…

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Shin no Nakama – 07 – Wasted Wings

They say bad news comes in threes: First a bloodied Al is brought to Red and Rit’s; fortunately, he’s fine. Then he says his parents were attacked by…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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#39 Monster Tamer Girls (Ft. Comic book artist Zander Cannon)

It’s a story about cute girls taking care of...giant monsters? Look’s like Clifford has some new pals. This episode we, and our guest comic book artist Zander Cannon…

Shonen Flop

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Shin no Nakama - Episode 6 - Rit Red Splash

Rit and Red enjoyed the relaxing life of apothecary shop owners by going to the river for a dip and barbecue. Shin no Nakama - Episode 6.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Sitting down with Infinite Zenith: Higurashi GOU and SOTSU

Hey guys. I’ve talked shop about Higurashi before, and recently me and my fellow blogger Infinite Zenith managed to get together and dish out some thoughts on the…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Out of Nowhere! HG Dragonar-1 [Lifter-1 Equipment Type]

Days ahead of their Hobby Next Phase 2021 Autumn event, Bandai Spirits suddenly dropped a kit announcement no one expected, but soon after, everyone got excited. Sort of…

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Shin no Nakama – 06 – The Champions of Here

Red is making a routine delivery to Dr. Newman when the two of them suddenly hear someone freaking out. They discover one of their neighbors has overdosed on…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Simon & Schuster Can’t Go to Its New House Just Yet

“The bigger, the better.” It’s a common saying, and the opposite of something like, “Good things come in small packages.” Neither are necessarily wrong, especially in the world…

TheOASG

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Title: Ikoku Meiro no CroiséeGenre: Slice of LifeRating: 6.0/10 Summary: The story takes place in the second half of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. A young…

Anime Anthology

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Shin no Nakama – 05 – For Their Own Sake

Red and Rit are leisurely preparing to open the shop for the day when a brace of bigwigs from different guilds arrive unannounced, demanding to see Rit. Red…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Shin no Nakama – 03 – Off the Path of Blood, On the Path of…COOKIEEES!!!

This week’s Shin no Nakama takes place entirely in the present day, but it doesn’t get off to a strong start when Red (and the camera) gazes a bit too…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Shin no Nakama janai to Yuusha no Party o Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life Suru Koto ni Shimashita Episode #02

Meet Red where he finally got his own apothecary after staying in Zoltan for a few months, although he’s really bored as not a single customer has appeared…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Shin no Nakama – 02 – Party of Two

As expected from the spoilery ED, Red doesn’t remain alone in his shop for long, as he’s joined this week by Rizlet of Loggervia, AKA Rit, whom we…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Shin no Nakama – 01 (First Impressions) – La Vida Tranquila

What’s this…the second-straight new Fall fantasy series that’s neither pervy or nasty or reveng-y? Don’t get me wrong, all of those things can and have been done and…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Petshop of Horrors

A manga about a mysterious pet shop hidden in Chinatown run by Count D that deals in legendary and fantasy creatures. Continue reading →

Manga Machinations

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Yamamoto Mimikaki-Ten  / Yamamoto’s Ear Cleaning Shop by Abe Yaro

When I tell people there are manga about just about everything, I’m not sure the extent to which they believe me. May I present to you a manga…

MangaKast – A PodCast of All Things Manga

Really Appreciate the Engineering: SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] Granbird & Draias

When it comes to Brave Series kits, I’ve mentioned multiple times how I really prefer Kotobukiya’s approach of sticking to aesthetics: focusing more on the proportion and articulation,…

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Anime dominates cuteness? Meet 3 manhwa that can out cute the cutest!

In anime or manga, it’s not hard to find brain meltingly adorable characters. At times it can feel a little over whelming at the sure glut of Kawaii…

Anime Hanabi

Kenka Ramen

A manga about Yoshitsune, the leader of a biker gang, who ends up taking over his father's ramen shop in order to stop the local yakuza from buying…

Manga Machinations

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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

Tsuneo Suzukawa wants to go to Mexico to study marine biology. He works in a scuba shop in Japan to make money for his school, but it is…

Armchair Anime

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The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter (Episode 6) – The Tulip Lion

With his share of the reward money they received for saving Maria, Noir is thinking of opening a shop that sells rare monster items. Now, he’s just got…

Ecchi Hunter

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July 2021 Anime and Otome Game Collaborations and Pop-up Store Events

Anime Collaboration 1. Life Lessons with Uramichi POP UP Shop Event Period: July 9 – July 18Website: Uramichi has been an enjoyable show this season filled with comedy (and…

Anime Tokoyo

Pick of the Week: Five Alive

KATE: If you’d told me five years ago that VIZ would be re-issuing Taiyo Matsumoto’s No. 5, I’d have chuckled and thought, “Boy, is this person naïve! VIZ…

Manga Bookshelf

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First Impression: Remake Our Life!

August 2016. Hashiba Kyouka’s run has finally come to an end. After the game studio he’d been working for closed up shop, leaving him penniless, he had no…

Beneath the Tangles

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PODCAST: Vivy Fluorite Eye’s Song Episodes 9-11

Stream the pod via Spotify VOD of the pod Join Shads (and not The Subtle Doctor because he had the audacity to be a loving father and family…

warui deshou

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Artist spotlight: Shin’ya Ohira

This is just my personal opinion on the matter, but I don’t think many animators ever reached the same level of genius as Yoshinori Kanada in terms of…

Animétudes

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I’m In Love with the Villainess Pop up Shop and More News

There was some fantastic news concerning I’m in Love with the Villainess yesterday… A Pop-up store running from June 12 to June 30, to celebrate the release of…

Anime Drabbles

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Where And How To Purchase Manga and Anime Figurine in the Philippines?

Tired of writing manga shops near me or manga shops in the Philippines? To start off, the Philippines is a big country, widely known as an affordable tourist…

Otakusmart

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Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 5 - 10 Second Anime

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san - Episode 5. Nagatoro offers to cut Senpai’s hair. On a hot summer day, Nagatoro suggests Senpai join her for shaved ice.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Recover from a WordPress Hack – Blog Shop Talk

Recover from a WordPress Hack: How do you know if your WordPress site has been hacked? What do you do? This post might help...

Crow's World of Anime