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Animecast: Jedi Owl Does Anime ASMR

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

Penguin Highway

I just finished reading the novel Penguin Highway by Morimi Tomihiko author of The Tatami Galaxy, The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, and The Eccentric Family. This…

Koyagidō Kanwa子山羊堂閑話

Floating Catacombs 2020 Roundup

Merry Christmas!  I’m really happy with how my creative endeavors this December turned out. Thank you to everyone who stumbled upon my blog this year, it’s always nice to…

Floating Catacombs

The Tatami Galaxy Before and After College

Obviously 2020 was one fuck of a year for everyone except for a handful of billionaires. Everyone’s coping mechanisms vary, but returning to old media is a classic.…

Floating Catacombs

Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

In this review of the anime movie Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, I discuss how it compares to the series The Tatami Galaxy.

DoubleSama

The Directors of BEASTARS | Anime Studio Spotlight

[Warning: Minor spoilers in the footage used.] Canipa introduces the director of BEASTARS and its stop-motion opening sequence and the techniques they used t...

The Canipa Effect

Ten Commandments. Ten Anime.

Near Eastertime, our newest write, Gaheret, began developing a series meditating on the holiday and relating specifically to the Ten Commandments. With this morning’s post, the series has…

Beneath the Tangles

VTubias: MomoConline 2020

I want to give a quick shout-out to MomoCon for asking me to present panel content for their virtual convention this weekend. I know life is weird for…

Third Impact Anime

Easter: Ten Anime for the Ten Commandments (I)

Christ is Risen, Alleluia! After the long wait, Easter comes in like a lion, even through the struggles of the pandemic. The circumstances make it a time for heroism…

Beneath the Tangles

The 10 Must-See Anime Series of the 2010s (2010 – 2014)

Click to ReadThe 10 Must-See Anime Series of the 2010s (2010 – 2014)

Biggest In Japan

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The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl – Film Review

A spin-off of The Tatami Galaxy, this film builds on the style of the acclaimed series with a youthful, feel-good story bursting with fun and creativity!

The Culture Cove

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Top 10 Anime of the 2010s

The 2010s were a major decade for myself personally and solidified my anime fandom as a permanent fixture in my life going into adulthood. Early in the decade…

Otaku In Review

#3 — Ping Pong the Animation (2014)

There is likely to be a lot of Masaaki Yuasa’s work in decade top tens, especially if they include films (which mine does not). Beginning with The Tatami…

atelier emily

Learning to Love Pt. 1 - The Tatami Galaxy (12 Days of Anime, Day 1)

nice, so my first video in this series is almost an hour and a half late. how very On Brand of me. technical issues takes a lot out…

Caffeinated Telescopes

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Anime On the Big Screen: “Penguin Highway”

Venue: Dendy Cinemas, Level 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra City, ACT Date: Saturday 10 November 2018 Di...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Narration in Anime: The Tatami Galaxy and Beyond

Narration in Anime: The Tatami Galaxy and Beyond aka "This Podcast is (Not) About Evangelion" Welcome to our jam-packed episode on narration in anime! Starting with The Tatami…

Anime is Lit

Editorial: My Top 5 Favourite Anime directors (that aren’t Hayao Miyazaki)

In the history of anime the director who is certainly the most famous and revered in the Western hemisphere is Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). He has made quite…

The Animation Compendium

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Anime Secret Santa 2014: The Tatami Galaxy

After nearly 5 years, I finally decided to muster up the wherewithal to participate in the Anime Secret Santa project by the fantastic folks over at Reverse Thieves. In…

Anime Audiolog

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Relating to an Anime Character Pt 1 – A Post Inspired by Frog-Kun

Pretty much what it says on the tin. Frog-Kun recently made a more personal post about the anime characters with which he has felt a “quasi-spiritual kinship”. Inspired,…

Under the Bridge

2010: ANIME IS DEAD, LONG LIVE ANIME

Mike (@ cinco_bajeena ), a lapsed anime blogger, has the same origin story as plenty of other fans of a certain geography and age: a cloud...

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

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Pedro – Round 1 – Polls 1-8 “Analysis”

By TheBigN We get a nice “YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!” here compared to the bracket namesake’s trademark “NOOOOOOOOOO!” as we come to the last bracket of the first round, with t…

Drastic My Anime Blog

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Stories Worth Telling: We Are More Than The Parts We Play

Anime and its consumer-base is a funny thing, isn’t it? I mean, look at us Western fans who relentlessly pursue a narrow range of culture-specific fiction, often obtainable…

Under the Bridge

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Number One Pick of 2010

My number one pick will be a full review. Jon’s Pick The Tatami Galaxy Every once in a while, a mirale of an anime comes along. One which…

Lonely Sunset

The Tatami Galaxy, Uraboku, Five Leaves, Angel Beats

The Tatami Galaxy 1 – 5/5 I LOVE THIS! Black Cupids! Making happy couples miserable, so much to take in have to pause it sometimes. Angel Beats 5…

Anime Infatuation

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I just can’t write a Spring 2010 Anime Preview. I’ve...

I just can't write a Spring 2010 Anime Preview. I've been trying for weeks! (And by "trying" I mean putting it on the backburner~) But I'm not interested…

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