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Spring Anime 2021 Week 7

Osamake is now an experiment, the series has effectively deteriorated into a test of mental fortitude as its ability to churn out creatively bankrupt text and banal characterization…

Seasonal Prattle

Mashiro no Oto – 07

「風」 (Kaze) "Wind" If there was ever to be a 'Tournament Arc' in this series, then this is where it begins.

Random Curiosity

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Mashiro no Oto – 7

While I'd probably rank this episode of Mashiro no Oto right around the series' average, it took a bit of a different route to get there Read more

Lost in Anime

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Those Snow White Notes – 07 – All Together Now

When Setsu leaves his tenement house bound for the Matsugorou Cup in Asakusa, Sakura has a special lunch prepared for him, even though he says there’s no need.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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THOSE SNOW WHITE NOTES EPISODE 6 — HOMELAND

*in villain voice* So we meet again… Hope life’s treating you well and all of you are in good health. I feel like my mind is galloping all…

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Pick of the Week: Two Strong Titles

MICHELLE: I’m pleased about quite a few things this week. I need to get caught up on Ace of the Diamond and Those Snow White Notes, The Springtime…

Manga Bookshelf

Mashiro no Oto – 06

「原郷」 (Genkyō) "Homeland" "The color and quality of his sound shook the hearts of musicians and listeners alike."

Random Curiosity

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 6

Riding on firm storytelling fundamentals can still consistently steer your twenty minutes of content into pleasant places, especially if that content is orchestrated in a way where it…

Seasonal Prattle

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Spring 2021 1st Ep. Impressions: Best Served Cold

There’s a lot to get through this time – so much so that I cut a bunch of it from my list without even trying to write it…

The Animanga Spellbook

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Mashiro no Oto – 06

I think one can only objectively say that this series has been successful in its primary mission up to this point. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Those Snow White Notes – 06 – Everyone’s an Apprentice

Yui lights a fire under the ass of the Shamisen Club when she learns her gamer friend from Aomori is also participating in the group division of the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Those Snow White Notes Volume 1 Review

Marimo Ragawa's Those Snow White Notes starts out with a tremendous amount of heart, sadness, and stubbornness, a true whirlwind of emotions!

TheOASG

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Animecast: Music of Spring 2021 Anime

Although a little late, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give a full rundown of the best music of the Spring 2021 anime season.…

Otaku Spirit

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The Sound of a Heart – First Impressions: Mashiro no Oto

What is up my weebs and otakus alike? Welcome back to Otaku Thursday! Today I’m back to one of my favorite kinds of posts: First Impressions! It’s finally…

We be bloggin'

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THOSE SNOW WHITE NOTES EPISODE 5 — PLAYING TOGETHER

Hello, hope you’re all doing well! Apologies for posting late into the day. I say nothing happens in my mundane life but for some reason this week was…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 5

Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song returns in impressive fashion, summoning the theatricality of its very early material and glazing it over with a level of empathy that's reminiscent of…

Seasonal Prattle

Musings and Reflections – Spring 2021 Week 4

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song (Ep. 5) – The show must make sense of its convoluted situation.Super Cub (Ep. 4) – Ah, that’s relaxing, exactly as expected.Mashiro no Oto…

Aldael's Attic

Mashiro no Oto – 05

「合奏」 (Gassō) "Playing Together" As the aeroplane flies best when the engine and wings work together, shamisen songs work best when Setsu and Seiryu join forces.

Random Curiosity

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Mashiro no Oto – 05

Once more it's the shamisen that saves the day here. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Seasonal Sampler Spring 2021: To Your Eternity, Oddtaxi, Megalobox: Nomad, & More

Evan and Ink kick off a brand new podcast series, covering the first episode or two of various anime series from the current TV and streaming season. Shows:…

Ani-Gamers

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Those Snow White Notes – 05 – Chemical Reaction

The Tsugaru Shamisen Appreciation Club’s first meeting begins with Koyabu-sensei presenting everyone with rented instruments as well as a flyer for the “Matsugorou Cup” suspicious…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Those Snow White Notes – 04 – New Guide, New Goal, New Sound

It’s all thanks to Sakura’s onigiri. When she greets Setsu and he enters the boarding house without responding, she can tell he’s out of sorts, and the only…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Mashiro no Oto – A Beautiful Beginning

They often say that nostalgia is one of the core fuels of music, powering its ability to resonate with people. Who “they” are and what the heart and…

Anime Evo

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THOSE SNOW WHITE NOTES EPISODE 4 — SPRING DAWN

Hello everyone! Before I get on with today’s review, yesterday WordPress notified me that it was my blog’s 6th anniversary. Time sure flies by! It’s not much of…

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Pick of the Week: Many Choices

MICHELLE: I don’t think I have ever chosen a light novel as a pick before, but I Have a Secret seems like exactly the sort of light novel…

Manga Bookshelf

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 4

Shadows House returns with a pleasing third episode, plump with a variety of smaller assets that generally make methodical narratives like this work.

Seasonal Prattle

Mashiro no Oto – 04

「春の暁」 (Haru no Akatsuki) "Spring Dawn" Freedom, living your best life and wild rocking shamisens are what this series is all about!

Random Curiosity

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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2021 Week 3

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song (Ep. 3) – Not great when your story requires Evil Twins.Super Cub (Ep. 3) – A bit more of the same.Mashiro no Oto (Ep.…

Aldael's Attic

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First Look: Mashiro no Oto – Spell-binding shamisen music will have you totally hooked

The first episode is a bit of a mess, but a profoundly beautiful music sequence bookends it. The rest of the show is looking to be powerful and…

Alo's Watchlist

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Mashiro no Oto – 04

The one question that keeps going through my mind with this series is "why?" Read more

Lost in Anime

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Those Snow White Notes – 04 – New Guide, New Goal, New Sound

It’s all thanks to Sakura’s onigiri. When she greets Setsu and he enters the boarding house without responding, she can tell he’s out of sorts, and the only…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Spring 2021 Schedule

Sunday Sentouin, Hakenshimasu! 21:00 AT-X (04/04) Dragon, Ie wo Kau. 22:00 Toyko MX (04/04) Yuukoku no Moriarty 2nd Season 22:30 Tokyo MX (04/04) Nomad: Megalo Box 2 23:00…

Random Curiosity

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SOUND IN VACUUM — MUSIC AS A MANGA GENRE

Welcome! After deciding to review Those Snow White Notes this season and Given’s movie release in the previous months, it was probably time for me to write on…

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THOSE SNOW WHITE NOTES EPISODE 3 — SUDDEN DOWNPOUR

Greetings, and yay for an episode I didn’t enjoy as much! I was getting antsy over whether all I was going to do was to cheer for this…

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Mashiro no Oto – 03

「驟雨」 (Shūu) "Sudden Downpour" So, are you with team Setsu or team Seiryū?

Random Curiosity

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 3

Fumetsu no Anata e finally gets started and the wait was well worth it - already beginning to glisten with the particular blend of sensitive properties that make…

Seasonal Prattle

Musings and Reflections – Spring 2021 Week 1-2

One Phrase Impressions Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song (Ep. 1) – lots of obligatory sci-fi world-building/exposition.Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song (Ep. 2) – the Bear is just too shady…

Aldael's Attic

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Mashiro no Oto – 03

I can already tell that Mashiro no Oto is going to be one of those series that drives me nuts. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Those Snow White Notes – 03 – It’s Fine if It’s Different

This week Setsu becomes raveled in the web of the adorable Maeda Shuri and her childhood friends Kaito and Yui. Yui tries in vein to get Setsu to…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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2021 Spring Premiere Digest

The latest shower of premieres brought us a huge bouquet of new shows to watch!

Anime Feminist

Mashiro no Oto – 02

「林檎の花」 (Ringo no Hana) "Apple Blossoms" As the sound of the shamisens intensify, Wakana thinks to himself "you've caught up, huh?", to which Setsu responds in his own mind, "I'm…

Random Curiosity

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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