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Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (China, 2020)

Rowena Santos Aquino reviews Jia Zhangke's documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue.

VCinema

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Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro – 06 – RPG Dreams and Triple Teams

Naoto wakes up in a heavenlike place, assigned a mage’s staff, and before he knows it he’s falling from the sky into a fantasy RPG world, complete with…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Conversation with Jia Zhang-Ke, Director of Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue, June 3

Conversation with Jia Zhang-Ke, Director of Swimming Out Until the Sea Turns Blue, June 3

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Scuba Diving and Exploring the Pumpkin Limestone Cave in Miyakojima

Halloween came early this year in Miyakojima. After spending a pleasant first day on Miyakojima exploring local shrines, biking to Sunayama Beach, and stumbling across old ruins, it…

Resurface to Reality

Luscious Beaches and Juicy Bananas at Miyakojima, Okinawa

Sunayama Beach at sunset at Miyakojima. After I had my fill of the mainland of Okinawa staying at the Sanrio Resort and wandering through aesthetic neon paradise in…

Resurface to Reality

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Super Aesthetic Adventures in Okinawa and Miyako

Okinawa in a bottle as it appears in Non Non Biyori. With the end of sakura season in central Japan, it’s time to start thinking about plans for…

Resurface to Reality

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

Weekly Round-Up, 9-15 December 2020: My Broken Mariko, Eiko Hanamura Tribute, and Masculinity in FLCL

AniFem Round-Up Boys Run the Riot, Visual Kei, and Gender Euphoria Through Fashion Kazuma Hashimoto spotlights a new fashion manga with a trans protagonist and how the world…

Anime Feminist

Free Makes Me Feel Things! – Free Starting Days

Free has been on my mind recently probably because summer is showing early signs of surfacing. Finally urged me to watch precious boys youth that I know was…

LitaKinoAnimeCorner

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou – 05

Even if my memory was good enough to remember all the details from almost a decade ago I'd still be swimming upstream. Read more

Lost in Anime

High School DxD New (Episode 7) – Summer! Bathing Suits! I’m in Trouble!

With the action over with, it’s time for more action of the ecchi variety. The Occult Research Club is tasked with cleaning the school’s pool, after which they…

Ecchi Hunter

Sunday anime Surplus (Takhashi/Kumanomata/Hata interview pt.1)

 Hello, hello! You were expecting Marion or Jecka but instead you get me--Yeah it's Sakaki, and I'm finally posting in my own blog again. Of course if you…

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

Cardcaptor Sakura – 63 – Waves, Listen to Her!

It’s still winter, but that doesn’t stop Sakura & Co. from donning their swimsuits and hitting up the new state-of-the-art indoor water park. It’s an episode heavy on…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Anime Vs. Reality – The School Swimming Pool

Yep, it’s a somewhat (very) random subject to bring up.Of all the things I could write about, I chose the school swimming pool. Just like when I wrote…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! – 08 – Beautiful from Any Angle

Ever since she got wasted and threw up on his futon, Uzaki has been out of sorts. While apologizing in public and offering money for the futon, bystanders…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Cardcaptor Sakura – 17 – ERASED (Temporarily)

It’s CCS’ first beach episode! That means ample chances for Sakura to show off her talent for swimming as well as potato peeling during dinner prep. Turns out…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

School-Live! – Ep. 9

The you-know-whats probably took the actual swimming pool for themselves.

Xenodude's Scribbles

Fruits Basket – 31 (S2 06) – It’s NOT Okay!

In the midst of a bad storm, Momiji announces that he’s secured a Souma beach house for everyone to stay during summer break. He’s invited everyone but the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Tokyo Tarareba Girls (with Amelia Cook)

Covers all 9 volumes of TOKYO TARAREBA GIRLS by Akiko Higashimura This episode, Ashley and Amelia discuss a josei series for the first time on the podcast. What if,…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Arina Tanemura One-Shots (with Loyola Rankin)

Covers: I.O.N., Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories, and Mistress Fortune, all by Arina Tanemura Put on your frilliest dress and lace up as Loyola and Ashley discuss a bunch…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Preview Guide 1: Fruits Basket Another and Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts

Discusses the first volumes of Fruits Basket Another by Natsuki Takaya and Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts by Yu Tomofuji Welcome to our first preview guide! What's…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

A Time for Following - Assassination Classroom

In honor of the glorious box set put out for Assassination Classroom, I figure I would write about one of my favorite stories from the series.Back in Volume…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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Free, Free, & More Free!

The grammar thing keeps trying to correct “More Free” to “Freer” and if that is not the name of the next season then they really missed out on…

Ka-chan Anime Reviews

Preview Guide 2: Shortcake Cake

Discusses the first volume of Shortcake Cake by Suu Morishita We’re back for our second preview guide, covering this month’s new shojo manga series debut of SHORTCAKE CAKE. Viz…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Claudine (with translator Jocelyne Allen)

Covers Claudine by Riyoko Ikeda (it’s only one volume long!) Though Riyoko Ikeda’s classic manga featuring a transgender protagonist originally came out in 1978, it was officially released for…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Strobe Edge (with Alyssa from Anime Intensity)

Covers all ten volumes of Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka First: Strobe Edge is an amazing title, and we take many opportunities to remind you of this throughout the…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

QQ Sweeper (with Laura from Heart of Manga)

Covers all three volumes of QQ Sweeper by Kyousuke Motomi Spring is finally here! So Ashley and Laura prepare to start spring cleaning by first reading QQ Sweeper. Which…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

The Key to the Kingdom (with Megan DeYarman)

Covers all 6 volumes of THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM by Kyoko Shitou Megan and Ashley discuss a very underappreciated title published by the now-defunct CMX. Many comparisons to…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Millennium Snow (with Caitlin Moore)

Covers all of MILLENNIUM SNOW by Bisco Hatori In the 10 years between the publication of the second and third volume of “Millennium Snow,” Bisco Hatori went off and…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

MeruPuri (with Loyola Rankin)

All four volumes of MERUPURI are discussed. Ashley and Loyola discuss a short manga from Matsuri Hino, the creator of Vampire Knight. It’s the first manga covered on the…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Twelve Days: Seven Swans-a-Swimming

Or: Dancing Ducks and Clever Corvids Once upon a time, there was a man who died. The man tried to keep spinning a story even after his death,…

The Untold Story of Altair & Vega

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Free! – An objective review.

I marathoned KyoAni’s much hyped Free! the other day and thought I’d take the pains to write an objective review on it considering the fact that I’m a…

Lunar Cookie

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Godzilland Attacks Cool Stuff! Say Hellow to Comic Saurs Story!!!

Okay, before I get started I want to introduce everybody to someone.He ought to be here any moment now. Yeah, I hear him, breathing fire and smoke as…

Hokuto no Fogie