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How Haikyuu Does Character Growth on the Court

Haikyuu is in many ways the definitive sports anime. Not the first, but no sports manga since Slam Dunk and Eyeshield 21 has had this level of influence…

The Otaku Exhibition

Masami Suda (1943-2021)

Masami Suda, who died of cancer on 1st August, had a career that spanned everything from the sci-fi of Space Knight Tekkaman to the basketball action of Slam…

All the Anime

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Revisiting Slam Dunk Final Chapter 25 Years Later…

I never talk about the Slam Dunk manga in depth on his blog. Despite the manga being one of my favorite manga of all time, along with Takehiko…

SAE With a K

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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

Collectr's Blog

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Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel – III Spring Song Anime Review – 95/100

It’s taken years to reach this finale and it’s something I have been looking forward to for quite some time. The Heaven’s Feel movies so far have proved…

Star Crossed Anime

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Tubi TV adds One Piece and Dr. Slump to its roster

Fox Entertainment's freemium streaming service, Tubi TV, has added Dr. Slump, One Piece, Toriko, Slam Dunk, and more to its roster.

Anime Quarterly

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Old-school anime Valentines!

Another year of old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & prin...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Sensou Douwa: Chiisai Sensuikau ni Koi wo Shita Dekasugira Kojira no Hanashi

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…

Collectr's Blog

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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 ...

Collectr's Blog

329 – Triple Dip 47 – Basara, Claymore, MPD-Psycho

Morgana and Seamus are back to hear dakazu talk about all thing Paru Itagaki with BEASTARS, Beast Complex, and Bota Bota! dakazu also gives his impressions on the…

Manga Machinations

A New Legend is Born – Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!! arguable the biggest sports series in the shonen game since basketball series Slam Dunk. Where to even begin talking about mammoth of a legacy? I guess, with…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Can Sports Manga Really Break Through in North America?

Here we are in the summer of 2020 and it’s usually San Diego Comic-Con time. And with it comes discussion of how manga is doing in 2020. There…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

What Manga Defines You?

So I found this list of top 50 “Manga That Defined Me.” This was a huge Japanese Twitter trend that had a lot of users participating from March 21-April…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

A Manga Exhibit for the World to Experience

Around the summer of last year, the British Museum had one of the most extensive manga exhibitions in history. Manga マンガ - The Citi Exhibition, curated by the…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

The Power of Rom-Com Love Saved a Mangaka’s Life

When I think about the seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump, the series from that magazine that come to my mind are Kingdom, Tokyo Ghoul, and Golden Kamuy.Lately,…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

#40 - Sports Go Sports!

YAY, SPORTS! WOO TEAM! SCORE THAT BALL. GOAL and stuff.  Bill and Marisa discuss some of their favorite sports anime series', discuss the genre at large, why it's had…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

The Idiot and Slam Dunk Part 4

As they say, all good things come to an end eventually after literal years of coordination and (mostly) procrastination. But we are finally here at the end of…

Taiiku Podcast

Otakon 2017

We’re a while out from Otakon, but we’re still gonna podcast about it! I brought fellow podcasting cohorts Chris (@gokuffy) and Helen (@WanderinDreamr) to cover Otakon 2017 in…

Taiiku Podcast

Scandal, Crazy Rich Asians, and GLOW

I know I said next time was definitely gonna be Slam Dunk, but look…There were these gorgeous ladies and they wrestle, so. Slam Dunk is still actively in…

Taiiku Podcast

Anyone Can Enjoy Slam Dunk

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Chihayafuru Redux Part 2

We’re back just before the end of November! Chris (@gokuffy) and Ink (@AnimatedInk) joined me to complete the Chihayafuru redux podcast (instead of, you know, doing something like…

Taiiku Podcast

Assassination Classroom

We’re back with real life fake anime! I grabbed Ink (@AnimatedInk) and Tony (@tondog) to talk about a great show that just ended, Assassination Classroom! Sports anime will…

Taiiku Podcast

YuYu Hakusho Part 0

I’m not ready!! Casey (@MinovskyArticle) and I aren’t ready for the next part of Slam Dunk, so here we are in June without a podcast…until now. I have…

Taiiku Podcast

Slam Dunk Part 3

We’re back on the Slam Dunk train! Back from the first episode are Dawn (@bunnycartoon) from the Anime Nostalgia podcast and Tom (@calaggie) from Sports in Fiction and…

Taiiku Podcast

Slam Dunk Part 2

We’re back on the Slam Dunk train! Hear the roar of the crowd…And out from the locker room comes genius basketball man Hanamichi Sakuragi comes onto the court…

Taiiku Podcast

Slam Dunk Part 1

Here’s the beginning of what’s going to be a really long series! The original idea was to record one episode each time Cinedigm releases a new set, but…well……

Taiiku Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #518) Death Parade

  Shownotes :: (show 518) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Death Parade, recorded live May 10th, 2015. This week we watched…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #517) Avengers: Age of Ultron

  Shownotes :: (show 517) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Kemonozume, recorded live May 3rd, 2015. This week we saw the…

otakugeneration's Podcast

2012: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The author is a life-long fan of anime. The author first acquired a taste for anime at the tender young age of five and has never looked...

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

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Vagabond - Miyamoto Musashi Missing in Action

Though I occasionally enjoy reading manga, I've never been a particularly big fan of any one title - with one exception. "Vagabond," by the ...

Red Ronin