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Song Title Challenge – but with anisong!

So, a challenge popped up in my Facebook memories on Wednesday – match categories to song titles.  Back then, for my not anime fan friends, it was all…

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

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12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: Throwback Thursday and Favorite Christmas Posts

Welcome to a spirited edition of Throwback Thursday! Yes, we’re joining the “Spirit of Christmas Past” today as we cross TBT over with our 12 Days of Christmas…

Beneath the Tangles

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Leave the World Behind??

Did it really take President Obama’s film Leave the World Behind to awaken the sleeping masses to the existence of predictive programming in film and tv?

In Asian Spaces

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Of Dreams and Fate - A Speculative Blackbeard Analysis

What separates Blackbeard and Luffy? Allow me to observe some of the ways we might look into their contrast, with a few more theoretical observations to add more…

Craftsdwarf

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Anime Like Shangri-La Frontier

For high schooler Rakurou Hizutome, he enjoys playing games like any teen. However, his pleasure in gaming comes from playing trash games.

Recommend Me Anime

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online: 5th Squad Jam: Finish

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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Japan Top 15 Weekly Light Novel Sales Ranking: November 6 – November 12, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. It is thanks to the amazing…

Erzat

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Manga the Week of 11/22/23

SEAN: Duck or bump, folks. No debuts for Yen On, but a lot of ongoing titles. We see 86 ~Eighty-Six~ 12, Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle 5,…

Manga Bookshelf

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Ren is a Kirito Wannabe, Confirmed!

The Rising of the Shield Hero S3 Ep 6 Review An interesting fact about Ren Amaki from Shield Hero: he’s a pretty obvious expy of Kirito, the main protagonist of Sword…

D&A Anime Blog

Good Night World Review — B+

A family plays an MMO. It’s hard to review this without spoilers, but wow does this not go where you are expecting in the first couple episodes. I…

Likely systems

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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

This is the manga adaptation to a light novel series that is a spinoff of Sword Art Online, specifically of the third arc Phantom Bullet. Plot wise the…

Hexa Blog

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Why I -Actually- Hate Modern Isekai’s

Featured Image: I’m not creative so the meme used as my feature image is from twitter. Sourced from here. Note: When referring to modern isekai’s I am referring…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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This GAMING Anime is INSANE...

Good Night World is a new gaming anime on netflix about a broken Family ina video game world. It also has the japanese voice actors or seiyuu, Kenjiro…

Kito Senpai

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St. Pius V Corner: A Rosary At Bay Keeps Evil Away

The Holy Rosary, besides, not only serves admirably to overcome the enemies of God and Religion, but is also a stimulus and spur to the practice of evangelic…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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This NEW Anime is About TRASH GAMER

Shangri La Frontier anime has insane details in animation. Episode 1 was a banger following Rakurou Jizutome dubbed Sunraku who hunts for trash games. A gamer anime like…

Kito Senpai

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Anime Like Good Night World

In the VRMMORPG game Planet, a group of powerful players known as the Akabane family are feared by everyone. While these players enjoy their escape from

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The PIG Anime is FINALLY HERE...

Butareba episode 1 is out and it's an interesting isekai anime. Following a pig with a good sense of semll and Jess who can read minds. It's on…

Kito Senpai

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Wano: An Analysis in Three Acts

Unpacking One Piece's longest arc yet in my longest video yet, with a dig into the conflicts, symbols, and characters of Wano. 00:00 Introduction 00:45 From SAD to Smile: In…

Craftsdwarf

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This NEW Anime is a DARK FANTASY...

Berserk of Gluttony is a new anime about Fate Graphite, his sword Greed voiced by the japanese voice actor or seiyuu, Seki Tomokazu known for Gilgamesh in Fate,…

Kito Senpai

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This Anime NEEDS a SECOND SEASON...

Chivalry of a Failed Knight or Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is a classsic tournament arc anime following the story of Ikki kurogane, the Worst One and Stella Vermillion.…

Kito Senpai

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The SHY Anime is FINALLY HERE...

Shy anime about Teru Momijiyama, a shy anime girl superhero with social anxiety in a world full of people with powers along with Pepeesha, Iko and Kufufu. We…

Kito Senpai

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This NEW Anime is About DRAGONS

Ragna Crimson is a hype anime this fall 2023 season following the story of Ragna and Crimson slaying dragons, with time travel elements. It has the japanese voice…

Kito Senpai

Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi - Episode 12 [END] - Naughty Senpai

Shiori-Senpai asked a silly question. Yes, always yes, to be naughty with her. Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi - Episode 12 [END]

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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All the Anime I Meant to Talk About

Over the course of my life, I’ve watched a lot of anime. Too much, probably. On this blog, I’ve written over 200 essays and reviews, but I have…

The Otaku Exhibition

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All the Anime I Meant to Talk About

Over the course of my life, I’ve watched a lot of anime. Too much, probably. On this blog, I’ve written over 200 essays and reviews, but I have…

The Otaku Exhibition

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The DUMBEST Anime is Coming...

Butareba The Story of a Man Who Turned into a Pig isekai anime will be insane. Following thje adventure of a pig witha good sense of semll…

Kito Senpai

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Summer 2023 – what I’ve been watching (non seasonal)

Just because I’m not watching anything seasonal (beyond my beloved Mix), that doesn’t mean I’m not watching anything.  So, I thought I’d run down what I have been watching j…

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

Sword Art Online, Vol. 27: Unital Ring VI

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. Last time I said that it…

Manga Bookshelf

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On the Borders of the Other World: The Isekai-Adjacent

"And if that means spending two seconds to say Dr. Isekai Jones was hit by a drunk reindeer on Christmas Eve in Tokyo and wound up in Middle-Earth,…

The Curiously Dead Cat

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NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a Anime Review: A Seamless Convergence of Gaming and Animation

One of the best anime this 2023, NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a is an anime adaptation of the action RPG NieR: Automata handled by A1 Pictures

Anime Diet

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Season 1 from 2021: Anime Talk Club Episode 3 (Ha-nah-bee)

Summary This is the third episode of our series on Kumoricon’s Twitch channel! Check it out here to see the visuals that we are reacting to! Recap: Introduction and…

Y0uC4n7Kn0w the tea!

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Breaking Down TENGOKU-DAIMAKYO (Heavenly Delusion)'s Incredible Animation | Animation Spotlight

Canipa can't shut up about how great Tengoku-Daimakyo is. Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheCanipaEffect Video edited by penlum, U.N. Owen, and Canipa Sources and Further Reading: Interview with Masakazu Ishiguro -…

The Canipa Effect

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Reader’s Corner: Like a Butterfly, Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, and Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night

Happy 4th of July! While we aren’t featuring any Independence Day-specific series today, many of our light novel and manga reviews do touch on the idea of freedom—freedom…

Beneath the Tangles

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online: 5th 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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The Things I Loved, Liked, Disliked and Hated about Sword Art Online.

We all knew this one was coming! While I’ve discussed the series in length before, I figure why not discuss this in the new format I’ve been doing!…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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25 Fantasy Romance Anime With Whimsical Settings

A fantasy romance anime could be having a love affair with a ghost ala Dusk Maiden Amnesia. A fantasy romance could be falling in love with a girl…

Recommend Me Anime

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A Good Light Novel With a Bad Title

Light novels are infamous for their “clickbait” titles, but honestly, any general book lover can probably tell you about a title that was single-handedly responsible for reeling them…

Frog-kun's Blog

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LA's Gallery Nucleus Hosts 1st U.S. Exhibition for SSS Artist Group

Anime alums Taiki (Infinite Dendrogram), Mai Yoneyama (Promare), and BUNBUN (Sword Art Online) brought a new incarnation of their art to Los Angeles.

Anime News Network - Views

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The NIER: AUTOMATA ANIME Deserved Better | Animation Spotlight

Canipa breaks his hiatus to talk about how sad he is about NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a's hiatus. Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheCanipaEffect Video edited by penlum and U.N. Owen Additional…

The Canipa Effect

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Sword Art Online (Volume 2) – Fairy Dance 1

Kirito woke up in the real world, but he soon learnt that others had remained asleep, seemingly locked inside. Then, he was shown a picture from another VRMMORPG…

The Otaku Author

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Trump, Biden & Obama Discuss Sword Art Online

I recorded the conversation between 3 presidents talking about Sword Art Online of all things. Enjoy! Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sykenyt Twitter: https://twitter.com/SykenYT Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sykenyt/ All the footage and music used in this video is…

Syken

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Il mio Journal, Pagina 18, 22 Settembre 2022 – Tower of Fantasy – Il gioco MMO di Sword Art Online che ho sempre sognato

Tower of Fantasy è un MMORPG disponibile gratuitamente. In un lontano futuro, un pianeta extraterrestre abitabile, chiamato Aida, è stato colonizzato dall’umanità prima degli eventi narrati n…

The Blisscast Journal

Sword Art Online, Vol. 26: Unital Ring V

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. It’s not clear how much ;longer…

Manga Bookshelf

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Lycoris Recoil Staff Interviews: Director Shingo Adachi

This is one of the staff interviews from the “Heroine Archive” fanbook released in mid-February by Ichijinsha. Director/Series Composer:Shingo Adachi Born in Osaka. Known as animator, c…

Ultimatemegax's blog

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AniMarch Madness 2023: Round 2, Day 1

What an amazing week one of AniMarch Madness 2023 we had! More than 8,000 votes poured in for 32 matches across six different platforms. You guys really showed…

Beneath the Tangles

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This anime KΙLLΣD someone irl

He passed from overwork. A-1 Pictures (A-1 Pictures Inc.) is a Japanese animation studio in Suginami, Tokyo. Founded by former Sunrise producer Mikihiro Iwata in 2005, it was established…

HitReg

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AniMarch Madness 2023: Round 1, Day 4

Sixteen matches down, 16 to go! We’re on day three of the first round of AniMarch Madness, where you vote to decide which anime will win our single-elimination…

Beneath the Tangles