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Kimami ni Idol

Kimama ni Idol (Free-Spirited Idols) is a 1990 comedy OVA based on a manga by Kotani Kenichi. It tells the madcap tale of three teenage girl...

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Nana Toshi Monogatari

Here's another project that BlueFixer asked Orphan to redo: the two-part sci-fi OVA Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen ( A Tale of S...

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15 Anime Series About Errant Princesses on Adventures

There is no shortage of princesses in anime, but many of them serve the singular purpose of being royal and not doing too much else outside of that.

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Sotsugyou: Graduation

There are lots of OVAs with Graduation in the title. This one is the two episode OVA from 1995. It is based on a dating sim game and…

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Weekly Round-Up, 23-29 March 2022: Afro Samurai Anniversary, Wage Gap Statistics, and Shoujo Recs

AniFem Round-Up If the Belt Fits: The battle for trans characters in fighting games In honor of Guilty Gear‘s Testament coming out as agender, we’re rerunning C.S. Nangland’s…

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TheOASG Podcast Episode 142: A Perfect Licensing World

Justin and Helen discuss all the latest news, licenses, and weird news happening in anime and manga in this week's TheOASG Podcast!

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First Impression: Fantasia Sango – Realm of Legends

The episode opens with a mighty yell as a beast with glowing horns runs rampant and a musician tries in vain to reason with it. Death is the…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime Series Like Peach Boy Riverside

In a world where humans and demihuman creatures live at odds with each other, princess Saltorine “Sally” Aldike is on a journey to find a man named Mikoto…

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Anime Series Like How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Kazuya Souma is summoned to another world rife with adventure. There, the king cedes his throne to the young hero and Souma finds himself saddled with a kingdom…

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The Divine Right of Kings Isn’t Much Fun in “The Twelve Kingdoms”

I’ve had many, many months to digest The Twelve Kingdoms because there’s a lot of it, it’s a very dense series, and it’s best looked at with that…

Ideas Without End

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15 Anime Series Where a Girl is Protected By Handsome Guardians

In the reverse harem genre, there are not so many choices that you can establish a number of sub-genres, but there is this one common occurrence. You have…

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic   Related: Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (2nd season – included in review) Similar: Fullmetal Alchemist The Twelve Kingdoms Fairy Tail…

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Sensou Douwa: Boku no Boukuugou

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…

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Ultimate Isekai Guide: 50+ of the Best Isekai Anime Series Out There

Over the past decade, isekai has proven to be the trend that isn’t going away. Like moe, it may very well shape the future of anime in a…

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Weekly Round-Up, 26 February – 3 March 2020: Glass Mask Retrospective, Accessibility at Cons, and JK Rowling Misunderstanding Japanese

AniFem Round-Up Power, Oppression, and Victimhood in The Twelve Kingdoms versus The Rising of the Shield Hero Caitlin compares two isekai about a protagonist betrayed by everyone and…

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Power, Oppression, and Victimhood in The Twelve Kingdoms versus The Rising of the Shield Hero

While their first arcs run largely parallel to each other, Shield Hero’s themes of revenge and victimhood undercut any room for growth, while Twelve Kingdoms uses almost identical…

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[Links] 27 November – 3 December 2019: Naoko Yamada’s Career Highs, Support for Marriage Equality in Japan, and the First Women’s Sports Anime

AniFem Round-Up [Feature] No One is Born to Be a Slave: How The Twelve Kingdoms questions social systems Caitlin Donovan’s series retrospective highlights the show’s focus on women’s…

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[Feature] No One is Born to Be a Slave: How The Twelve Kingdoms questions social systems

Fantasy is often described as escapism, but the genre has great potential to expose a reader to different perspectives on their own society while drawing them into an…

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