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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 104: ReView: Twilight of the Dark Master

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! This month’s episode is another sh...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Tokyo Babylon CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION scheduled for summer 2022 in Japan; CLAMP release official statement

The official twitter account of Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine announced today that the CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION version of Tokyo Babylon is scheduled to be released on the Japanese…

Chibi Yuuto's CHRoNiCLEs

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Tokyo Babylon 2021 studio GoHands sues King Records for 450 million yen over cancelled anime

Japanese media is reporting that animation studio GoHands has filed a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court on August 3rd against the entertainment company King Records, a Kodansha-affiliated…

Chibi Yuuto's CHRoNiCLEs

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Tokyo Babylon Deep Dive – CLAMP Reread Series | The Wonder of Anime

We got to the Tokyo Babylon part of my CLAMP Manga Reread Series and boy was I not ready! I’m pretty sure I cried through 70% of this…

The Wonder Of Anime

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Characters I Would Cosplay If I Still Sewed

I think most people who have been in the anime/manga sphere for awhile are aware of cosplay, i.e. costume play. It’s the practice of dressing up as a…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Into the Yaoi Fold

As someone who’s been into anime since the dawn of times, I am no stranger to the yuri or yaoi genres within anime and manga. Many of our…

The Wonder Of Anime

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The project that didn’t amount to much – Project Scard: Praeter no Kizu

Now that my burning hatred for GoHands after nearly ruining the Tokyo Babylon 2021 adaptation is down to it’s final bits of kindling; I think I can try…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Episode 47: Our Two-Year Anniversary

No series discussion this week, but Lucy and Robin talk about recent CLAMP news (including the cancelation of the Tokyo Babylon anime), and how the podcast has changed…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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TheOASG Podcast Episode 120: Well, That Sure Was a Winter Anime Season Huh

Seven Seas again in localization trouble, Tokyo Babylon 2021 getting cancelled, and Winter Anime 2021 season thoughts are discussed in this week's TheOASG Podcast.

TheOASG

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Babylon fell before it started – On Tokyo Babylon 2021 Anime Cancellation and Re-Re-Starting

On March 29th, it was unceremoniously announced by the overall project manager for Tokyo Babylon 2021, not GoHands, that the project has more or less been scraped for…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! And for those who don’t celebrate, happy half-priced chocolate day eve!  

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Review: TOKYO BABYLON

 Since we have been mercifully spared the anime adaptation of this series until the spring, now's the time to talk about one of CLAMP's most...

The Manga Test Drive

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Episode 42: X Wrap-Up — So Many Endings

Lucy and Robin record their final X episode…at least for now.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Ranting About CLAMP

Pre-blog note: I’d like to mention here that details about various CLAMP series starting/stopping/hiatuses/title change details are not presented in the chronologically correct order in this …

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Anime, Dramas, Movies and more I’m looking forward to in 2021

After the shitshow that was 2020, I’m hoping that 2021 will be less terrible. I’m not delusional thinking that COVID is suddenly gone, climate change has stopped, or…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Episode 40: X – The Anime (w/ Guest Alan)

Lucy and Robin are joined again by Alan to discuss the X anime. You can (and definitely should) check out Alan’s webcomic, Full Spectrum Therapy, and also follow…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

On Husbandos

I’ll just jump on the bandwagon late. Something as universal as ‘Husbandos’ doesn’t really trend. It just exists, and occasionally is brought to the forefront when a truly…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Why Is CLAMP Like This

12 Days of Aniblogging 2020, Day 6 You ever watch, read, play, or listen to something that’s so good that you’re scared of looking at the artist’s other works?…

Floating Catacombs

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Episode 39: X vol. 18.5 – Lost Chapters

Lucy and Robin got their hands on the “lost chapters” that ran after volume 18, and…they’re a lot, folks!

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 38: X vol. 18 – Emotionless

Lucy and Robin discuss X volume 18…the last volume published before the manga went on hiatus. Karen confronts Nataku, as they must confront their own heart.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 37: X vol. 17 – Something to Protect

Lucy and Robin discuss X volume 17. Yuzuriha and Arashi fend off an attack while Kamui questions some of their intel, and we’ve only got one book after…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

319 – One Shot 32 – Tokyo Tarareba Girls Returns

This week we’re excited to return to the “what if?” ladies with Tokyo Tarareba Girls Returns! What has happened to Rinko, Kaori, and Koyuki since the ending of…

Manga Machinations

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SPECIAL: Tokyo Babylon Anime Reveal

Lucy and Robin give their first, off-the-cuff reactions to the latest CLAMP news: Tokyo Babylon 2021, the Tokyo Babylon anime we’ve all…hoped for?

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 36: X vol. 16 – The Fall of Babylon

Lucy and Robin discuss X volume 16. When Subaru and Seishiro meet on Rainbow Bridge, the result is something fans are still reckoning with to this day.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 35: X vol. 15 – The Outside World

Lucy and Robin work their way through X volume 15, where we finally learn about Kakyo’s past…and see a familiar face.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 34: X vol. 14 – The Other Face

Lucy and Robin discuss X volume 14, where the systematic destruction of Tokyo continues, and we learn that someone has a side we’re not seeing…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

Weebsday Q+A – 09/16/2020

It is Weebsday, my dudes! I asked my Twitter followers for a lightning round of interesting anime questions to answer on this blog, and you guys didn’t disappoint!…

Weebservations

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Episode 33: X vol. 13 – Late

Lucy and Robin dive into volume 13 of X, as the two sides clash and some old friends are lost.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 32: X vol. 12 – Wishes

Lucy and Robin dive into volume 12 of X, as a battle rages for the Sunshine 60 building.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

Tokyo Babylon (1992-94) Collaboration Review

By Ashley Capes & Curtis MonroeTokyo Babylon (Tokyo Babylon: A Save Tokyo City Story) 1992-1994 Hello! Today I’m hosting a collaboration with Curtis from Iridium Eye Reviews –…

The Review Heap

Tokyo Babylon Collab – Coming Soon!

Once more, Curtis from Iridium Eye Reviews and I have teamed up to review an anime with the word ‘Tokyo’ in the title :D Tomorrow (or the next…

The Review Heap

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Episode 29: X vol. 9 – Hiding

We return to the X manga with volume 9…in the aftermath of Kamui’s decision, he is left processing death and betrayal, turning inward to run from this horrible…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

Angelic Layer (with Aisha Soleil and Asher Sofman) [Shonen Exception #2]

Covers all five volumes of Angelic Layer by CLAMP.What if battle shonen, but for GIRLS? That's the premise of Angelic Layer, where young girls get to fight with…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Episode 27: X vol. 8 – Reunion

Lucy and Robin dive into X, volume 8. Things finally come to a head, and a decision has to be made…plus we get an unexpected visit from some…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

#195 : Bride of Deimos

Shojo + horror, or occult subject matter = yes indeed in my book. Be it CLAMP’s early work like Tokyo Babylon, or X, or 80s titles that range…

The Classic Anime Museum

Basara Pt. 2 (with Caitlin)

Covers volumes 10–18 of Basara by Yumi Tamura (the middle third of the series).The middle third of Basara contains some wacky stuff, like a baby who's not really…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Tokyo Babylon (with Asher Sofman)

Covers all of Tokyo Babylon by CLAMP In an alternate Tokyo, Subaru, Seishiro, and Hokuto have otherworldly adventures in this prequel to CLAMP’s unfinished series, X. In a poll…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Wish (with Asher Sofman)

Covers all of Wish by CLAMPI can be your angle or yuor devil. Shojo and Tell host Ashley and journey-through-all-of-CLAMP pal Asher Sofman go on a bizarre adventure…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Tokyo Babylon Manga Review

This is a review and will not explore the central points of the plot in detail.  While I’ve been a long-time fan of CLAMPs work -particularly RG Veda…

Animenörd

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Tokyo Babylon Wicked Vodka Cranberry

We had to go dark at some point, and Robin was testing out some techniques for Halloween, so this take on a Vodka Cranberry incorporates that iconic missing…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Tokyo Babylon Blood & Sakura “Jello” Delight

We weren’t content with just drinks for our beloved Tokyo Babylon! This tasty dessert is inspired by the iconic cherry blossom scene.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Tokyo Babylon Cherry Sake Splash

Finally, the first of our Tokyo Babylon drinks! This one’s for our favorite twins

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 11: Tokyo Babylon Extras – Déjà vu

Lucy and Robin bid a fond farewell to Tokyo Babylon (for now), as they dive into the OVA, movie, drama cd, and more. CW: we will lightly discuss…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 10: Tokyo Babylon Overall – Blood and Cherry Blossoms

Lucy and Robin finish up their discussion of the Tokyo Babylon manga. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried…but we’re not saying goodbye quite yet!

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 9 : Tokyo Babylon vol. 6 & 7 – No Longer In Service

Lucy and Robin finally make it to the last two volumes of Tokyo Babylon! It’s been a long ride…but we’re not quite done yet. Tune in again next…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 8: Tokyo Babylon vol. 5 – Eyes of Destiny

Lucy and Robin continue their discussion from last week, tackling volume 5 of Tokyo Babylon. And if volume 4 made you cry…buckle up!

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 7: Tokyo Babylon vol. 4 ⁠- Eyes of the City

Lucy and Robin dig into volumes 4 and 5 of Tokyo Babylon, as the darker aspects of the series really start to come out. If you haven’t cried…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 6: Tokyo Babylon vol. 2 & 3 – Call and Response

Lucy and Robin continue their discussion of Tokyo Babylon, looking at volumes 2 and 3 this time, as we start to get more of a feel for the…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland