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Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

She’s My Knight, Vol. 1 The premise of this lovely little comic is simple: Ichinose has always been the popular kid, attracting attention from all the girls until…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 78 and 79 Review

An anime and manga blog, devoted to all kinds of amazing things from Japan. Reviews, articles, lists and more!

Otaku Nuts

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online: 4th Squad Jam: Continue

By Keiichi Sigsawa and Kouhaku Kuroboshi, based on the series created by Reki Kawahara. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated…

Manga Bookshelf

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Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Spoilers Marked During the onset of the 2010s, anime was dipping its toes into what would become the Isekai era. Series like Log Horizon, Sword Art Online, and…

Otaku Post

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day One)

Let the madness begin! Round one of our annual Anime March Madness opens today as a field of 34 series vie to be crowned as the top anime…

Beneath the Tangles

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Representation! Characters of Color– An Appreciation Post

Hey! It’s time we write a post about BIPOC characters in Anime! Honestly, it’s surprising we didn’t already have a post so what better time than the last…

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In My View: It’s not censorship, it’s editing

A long time ago, I watched the first section of Sword Art Online. My wife had started the series on Netflix and I viewed it over her shoulder.…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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A systematic breakdown of Ready Player Two

Alright gamers, the time I had feared is now upon us. In late November of last year I stumbled across an Amazon listing for something titled “Ready Player…

Artificial Night Sky

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Reader’s Corner: Sword Art Online, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, and A Sign of Affection

I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again! Vol. 2 While I really liked the first volume of this series, the second definitely falls off a bit. Part…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2021: The Field (Full Bracket)

The play-in games are done! And now, AniMarch Madness 2021 is less than a week way! On March 1st, we begin our voter-determined tournament where we annually select…

Beneath the Tangles

The Apothecary Diaries, Vol. 1

By Natsu Hyuuga and Touko Shino. Released in Japan as “Kusuriya no Hitorigoto” by Hero Bunko. Released in North America by J-Novel Club. Translated by Kevin Steinbach. I’ve…

Manga Bookshelf

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Sword Art Online

★★★★ People have very strong opinions about this show. Among popular anime, I see the most variation of opinion about this show. Some people totally love it and…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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Not Drawn to “Scale”

“Sword Art Online” has been one of the more interesting series (and now franchises) of the past half-dozen years. As with any movie that comes from a successful…

AniRecs Anime Blog

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20 Longer Length Anime Series to Get Lost In

Certainly it is believed that the 12-episode format or even the longer 23-episode format is good for telling a good self-contained story. However, for some, anime isn’t about…

Recommend Me Anime

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Reader’s Corner: She’s the Cutest, Mint Chocolate, and Assassin’s Creed

Mint Chocolate, Vol. 1 Of all the variations of the incest romance one might find out there, the “stepsiblings who meet as teens” variant is probably the most…

Beneath the Tangles

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[Repost] The Millionaire Detective Review: Silly Spy Spectacle

The following is my review of The Millionaire Detective that I wrote back in October. If you like what you read and are interested in reading more by…

Sakura Sunrise

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Sword Art Online’s Asuna Yuuki: The Choice of a Woman

This is a topic that I’ve dabbled in a few times throughout my look at Sword Art Online. It’s also something that is near and dear to my…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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My Top 10 Anime of 2020

We’re almost done with the first month of 2021. So what better time for me to go back and talk about my favourite Anime… From 2020!

Lethargic Ramblings

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Sword Art Online Volume 2: The Rough Draft’s other half

Our look at the light novel version of Sword Art Online continues! I dragged my feet on finishing this light novel because there was so many other things…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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SAO’s Unital Ring Arc is Off to an Overwhelmingly Okay Start

Fans and critics of the massive and iconic Sword Art Online franchise can easily agree that it’s been a wild ride. From waifus to gratuitous sex to inherent…

Weeb Revues

Sword Art Online, Vol. 21: Unital Ring I

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. This is the first book in…

Manga Bookshelf

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Top 10 Most Iconic Swordsmen in Anime

Anime is known for strong fighters, especially swordsmen. Here's Swords of Northshire top 10 best characters who use a sword as their main weapon.

Anime Shelter

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20 Best Action Romance Anime Series

While some may not readily admit it, a little romance in your action anime can be a great addition. You root for the hero, and you also root…

Recommend Me Anime

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Twelve Kingdoms Anime Review – 89/100 – Throwback Thursday

A review of the 2002 fantasy epic Twelve Kingdoms! From my seasonal series Throwback Thursday, where we look at older anime many have missed.

Star Crossed Anime

Our Other Favorite Light Novels of 2020!

2020 might have not been a good year in many ways, but at least for light novels, it was a great year. The two might not be unrelated,…

Beneath the Tangles

Anime Awards 2020

It’s that time of the year. Time for the anime awards. I wanted to make sure I watched a good amount of anime so I could make an…

A Certain Dazed Producer

Reader’s Choice – Best of Anime 2020 Poll

The end of the year is here and it's time for the 15th Annual Reader's Choice poll. Do you have a favorite series you'd like to see win?…

Random Curiosity

Anime Fingerprints: Anime Series That Had Lasting Influence on The Anime Industry

The arrow of time will always march forward. In that momentum, you see progress happen in both small and wide spheres. One such small sphere is anime, where…

Recommend Me Anime

10th day of Weebsmas: Weirdest Santa’s in Anime

Hello and welcome back to the 12 days of Weebsmas! Today we’re sitting at day 10, and Weebsmas is SO CLOSE! Today, I decided that I was going…

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Sword Art Online Alicization — A Big Bundle of Disappointment

I take a look at the disappointment that was Sword Art Online Alicization. Warning: Contains Spoilers.

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In Defense of Aincrad | The Core of Sword Art Online

Blog version:https://wtwhivemind.com/in-defense-of-aincrad-the-core-of-sword-art-online/Sub to Craftsdwarf for more SAO content later:https://www.youtube.com...

WatTheWut

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 5: Sword Art Online

Because I’m a hopeless SAO fanboy, I’m writing about Sword Art Online’s Christmas episode…again. I did so last year, and others have done the same three and five…

Beneath the Tangles

Sword Art Online Volume 1: The Rough Draft

Over the last few months, I’ve examined the long running and popular series Sword Art Online. I approached the series as someone who wasn’t a fan, who looked…

Shallow Dives in Anime

5 Underrated anime everyone should watch at least once

1. Log Horizon Let’s start with Log Horizon! If you have ever watched sword art online and hated it? Then Log Horizon will definitely get you liking stuck…

Art Of Anime

Sword Art Online: Alicization Part 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The second part of Kirito’s adventure in the Underworld continues with this UK collector’s edition Blu-ray release.

The Normanic Vault

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I Give Up on Anime (Almost) - A Discussion on Anime vs. Manga

Over the past few years, I started to enjoy anime a lot less than I used to. I used to watch quite a bunch of anime series around…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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Seven Deadly Sins: A Lesson in Disappointment

When writing a Lesson in Disappointment, I have always initially liked the anime I’m discussing at one point. Shows like Death Note, The God of High School, or…

The Otaku Exhibition

Anime Series Like Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World

For years, war has raged between the Empire and the realm of witches, Nebulis. On the battlefield, a talented young knight is tasked with killing the princess of…

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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online: 4th Squad Jam: Start

By Keiichi Sigsawa and Kouhaku Kuroboshi, based on the series created by Reki Kawahara. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated…

Manga Bookshelf

Sword Art Online – Ratings, Trend and Fanbase Analysis

Synopsis: In the year 2022, virtual reality has progressed by leaps and bounds, and a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the…

animegoodreads

It’s time to finally visit Aincard! || No Way November

The popular saying “better late than never” is how I feel about going into this year’s No Way November challenge. This is an anime that is eight years…

A Girl & Her Anime

My 5 Candidates to be my Wifu

Maki Oze – Fire Force Let’s start with a very recent wifu miss second generation Maki Oze from Fire Force. If you haven’t seen this girl in action…

Art Of Anime

The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: A Reply To Torch’s Anime List

Sometimes, the best place for inspiration when it comes to my blog posts is Twitter. Although the site has become a political cesspool in the wake of the…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

Sword Art Online’s Kirito: The Scribing of the Blank Slate

He is the hero of Sword Art Online. A blueprint for so many Isekai heroes to come. But he is also a scapegoat for everything people find wrong with…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Rescue Romances – 15 Anime Series Where Lovers Rescue Each Other From Peril

It is one of the the oldest and most effective romance cliches in the book. A heroine finds herself in danger, and a hero sweeps in to save…

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High School DxD: Diablos of the Old School Building

By Ichiei Ishibumi and Miyama-Zero. Released in Japan by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Haydn Trowell. Sometimes a series is released…

Manga Bookshelf

Nozomu Abe (阿部望) MAD

Hope this doesn't get blocked, wanted to put more of the heavens feel movie but after i uploaded it yesterday it got immediately removed..Anyways, there will pr...

Sakuga Boy

The 5 Must-Watch Anime of Summer 2020

With all that’s going on in the world today, you can be forgiven for wanting a distraction or two. Luckily, the summer anime season has just wrapped up--giving…

Biggest In Japan

Accel World: Sun God of Absolute Flame

By Reki Kawahara and Hima. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Jocelyne Allen. In general, one step forward and…

Manga Bookshelf