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Autumn 2021 First Impressions #3

Here’s the last First Impressions post for this season! Obviously I didn’t get to watch every show that premiered, but like every season I cut out a few…

Moeronpan

Heike Monogatari – 05

「橋合戦」 (Hashi Kassen) "Bridge Battle" The battle at Uji-a bridge over troubled water.

Random Curiosity

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Heike Monogatari – 05

Through factors partly beyond its control and partly controllable, the anime is losing most of what makes Heike Monogatari so special. Read more

Lost in Anime

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The Frontline Report [10/10/21]

This week; thoughts on The Heike Story and premieres, premieres, premieres.

The Magic Planet

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Heike Monogatari – 04

Heike Monogatari has dealt with intergenerational themes since its premiere, but this episode cemented them as its cornerstone.   Now that we’re safely past the ‘continue reading’ tag,…

Star Crossed Anime

Heike Monogatari – 04

「無文の沙汰」 (Mumon no Sata) "Unwritten Affair" Sometimes your deeds come back to haunt you-quite literally in Kiyomori's case

Random Curiosity

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Seasonal First Impressions: Going Way, Way Down in SAKUGAN

This post-apocalyptic underground sci-fi adventure might be more than it initially seems.

The Magic Planet

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Heike Monogatari – 04

I think there's an inherent paradox at work here Read more

Lost in Anime

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Heike Monogatari – 03

This episode was a tale of two very different halves, but I loved them both. The first was a restrained catchup session that softened the blow of a…

Star Crossed Anime

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The Frontline Report [10/3/21]

This week: thoughts on the Heike Story, farewells to Sonny Boy & Dragon Maid, and the season gets off to a shrug of a start.

The Magic Planet

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Fall 2021 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 1

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Fall 2021 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of The Heike Story, Selection Project, Restaurant to Another World…

Biggest In Japan

Heike Monogatari – 03

「Shishigatani Incident」 (Shishigatani no Inbō) "鹿ケ谷の陰謀" The force that topples this imposing jug of a story is the over-reliance upon verbose narration.

Random Curiosity

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The Fall 2021 Preview Guide

October is here and with it a brand new season of anime. ANN's editorial team are watching every show—so you don't have to! We'll be updating throughout the…

Anime News Network - Views

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Fall 2021 Anime First Impressions

As we mentioned in our fall 2021 anime preview post, this season is absolutely stacked, with more than 50 series set to air. The quality of those series—well,…

Beneath the Tangles

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Third Impressions – Heike Monogatari

If you're not familiar with the source material, I'm having a hard time imagining anyone keeping up with this. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Hyping Up Fall 2021

Welp, after a season’s hiatus, I have a list! Note I’m still chipping away at my spreadsheet of over 100 episodes so my hype is low for everything…

The Animanga Spellbook

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #162 – This Right Here Is a Superb Metroid

In preparation for Metroid Dread, Evan and David review the classic SNES game Super Metroid. Plus more Evangelion box set news, the Switch bluetooth headphone update, WarioWare for…

Ani-Gamers

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Heike Monogatari – 1-2

The Tale of the Heike is a classical Japanese epic detailing a war fought for control of the country near the end of the 12th century. It has…

Star Crossed Anime

Heike Monogatari – 02

「娑婆の栄華は夢のゆめ」 (Shaba no Eiga wa Yume no Yume) "The Glory of the Corrupt World is a Dream in a Dream" The approach to this adaptation of Heike Monogatari is akin…

Random Curiosity

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Second Impressions – Heike Monogatari

Turn it into an anime and not even Heike Monogatari is immune to the curse of filler. Read more

Lost in Anime

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The Frontline Report [9/19/21]

This week: Heike Monogatari is struck with prophetic visions, Kageki Shoujo enters its tense final act, and the girls of Love Live Superstar put on a show.

The Magic Planet

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The Heike Story – Episode 1

Weaving the many threads of the classic Japanese epic Heike Monogatari into a compelling, cohesive adaptation will be a challenging task, but this premiere is off to an…

Anime Feminist

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Autumn 2021 First Impressions – The Heike Story

Streaming: Funimation Episodes: 11 Source: Novel Episode Summary: Biwa witnesses the murder of her blind father at the hand of the powerful Heike clan, thus leaving her an…

Season 1 Episode 1

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First Impressions – Heike Monogatari

This is certainly something special, something important, and something unique in anime. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Flower language in Heike Monogatari

“The color of the sāla flowers reveals the truth that the prosperous must decline.” -The Tale of the Heike During her time at Kyoto Animation it was a…

atelier emily

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First Impression: The Heike Story

The setting is medieval Japan in an era where a loose word against the local lord can cost you your life—or that of your family member, as young…

Beneath the Tangles

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Animecast: Fall 2021 Anime Season Preview

With Fall 2021 Anime Season just around the corner, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their rundown on the up coming titles for…

Otaku Spirit

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Animecast: Live Stream Best Girl In A Box

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Naoko Yamada’s Departure From Kyoto Animation And Science Saru’s Painful Reinvention: End Of An Era, Start Of An Era?

KyoAni’s most renowned director Naoko Yamada left the studio she had dedicated her entire career to and is now directing Heike Monogatari at Science Saru—a studio in the…

Sakuga Blog