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Sankarea: Undying Love (Volume 3) – Fear the Foreigner

Rea is determined to return to school and start her normal life, but she hadn’t counted on a stranger arriving and revealing some shocking truths about her condition.…

The Otaku Author

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PAX Aus & Melbourne International Games Week | October 2022 | Recommendations

After a world-leading record of lengthy lockdowns in Melbourne, it’s difficult to describe exactly how moving it was to be greeted with a warm “Welcome Home” at PAX…

Sweet & Spicy | Otome Game Reviews

Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman - Episode 1 - Akari Bounces

Akari bounced with emphasis when she explained that Jirou should show signs of affection for the cameras. Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman - Episode 1

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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The Language Barrier of Tsukino Mito

Tsukino Mito is one of the first Virtual Youtubers under the popular Nijisanji umbrella, and one of its most successful. At over 900,000 subscribers, her position is enviable.…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Episode 8 Review – Best in Show

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Episode 8: Chiyo Sakura forgot her umbrella. So did Umetarou Nozaki. How will they overcome that challenge?

Crow's World of Anime

Mission: Yozakura Family - Kengo should be an Icon

An anime and manga blog, devoted to all kinds of amazing things from Japan. Reviews, articles, lists and more!

Otaku Nuts

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Day #2 – “Breakdown Dead Ahead”

Learning from the missteps from yesterday, today I was better set up, as I dragged out the umbrella AND we looked at the schedule. Not much was planned…

AniRecs Anime Blog

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Author Talk Tonight on Zoom!

Don’t miss my virtual author talk for Under the Umbrella bookstore Wednesday, tonight from 8-9PM Eastern time!   RSVP with Under the Umbrella or  register directly on Zoom!…

Okazu

Shachiku-san wa Youjo Yuurei ni Iyasaretai - Episode 3 - Ghost-chan Dances

Ghost-chan loved the slicker outfit Fushihara gave her to walk home in the storm. Shachiku-san wa Youjo Yuurei ni Iyasaretai - Episode 3.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2: The Lovebird’s 1000 Ryo Umbrella (1963) review

“A highly enjoyable sequel that, once more, delivers heart-warming light-heartedness, comical action-sequences, and touching musical moments.”

psycho-cinematography

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai – 02 – XYZ

Raidou and Aharen’s rapport continues to be strong and easygoing, but while Aharen has distance and communication issues, Raidou has an overactive imagination. For instance, he imagines Ahare…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 3 – 03 – It’s a Nishikata Thing

It’s a hot October morning, so much so that both Nishikata and Takagi arrive at school early, and find themselves the only ones there. When Nishkata whips out…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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My Senpai is Annoying – 12 (Fin) – All Grow’d Up

The Fall’s cutest, sweetest, most life-affirming series ends on a suitably cute, sweet, life-affirming episode all about Futaba and Takeda. With Sakurai and Nakama’s relationship status…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Blade Runner: Black Lotus Subtle Similarities

Apart from the obvious parallels including police spinners, neon umbrella rods, and replicants with red reflections in their pupils, the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime appears to contain…

AnimeNation Anime News Blog

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Komi Can’t Communicate – 05 – Ramen, Chuunibyou and Other Inclusions

Summer uniforms are here, and so are fitness tests. After her “tie” last time, Yadano is eager to defeat her rival Komi. Alas, she can’t even manufacture a…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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The Promised Neverland Exhibiton Booklet: Tracks to the Neverland (Dec. 2020)

The Promised Neverland Chronology The revised storyboard written by Kaiu Shirai for the serialization conference. "Thank you for your suppor...

TPN Translations

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Fall 2021 Summary – Week 3

Lupin III Part 6 – 2 Mario: Sherlock goes full Kingsman mode in this second episode (they missed their chance of using an umbrella instead of Sherlock’s walking…

Star Crossed Anime

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Mieruko-chan Episode 1 Review – Best In Show

Mieruko-chan Episode 1: Miko started her day not worrying about taking an umbrella to school. Her day ended on a less carefree note!

Crow's World of Anime

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Megami-ryou no Ryoubo-kun - Episode 5 - Goddess Dormitory Group Looks Up

Megami-ryou no Ryoubo-kun - Episode 5. Atena booked a seaside hot springs inn for a short trip, but the place was not quite what Atena expected.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

A Certain Scientific Railgun, Vol. 16

By Kazuma Kamachi and Motoi Fuyukawa. Released in Japan as “Toaru Kagaku no Railgun” by ASCII Media Works, serialization ongoing in the magazine Dengeki Daioh. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

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April Story (1998) [Film Review]

April Story; or, My Dearest Senpai      When I made it into university, Moriyama, my home-room teacher congratulated me, saying "It was a mi...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Watashi ni Dekiru Subete no Koto: Ikebe Aoi

The truly great thing about manga is the sheer variety. You can get manga about pretty much any topic you can think of. The number of different genres…

Brain Vs. Book

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Giro Jot del Giorno - Stage 7 - 5/14/2021

Giro Jot del Giorno - Stage 7. Pink umbrellas decorate the start town of Notaresco for Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia on May 14, 2021.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

Yuri Game Developer SukeraSparo Releases Yuri Maid Audio Drama Under new ImprintOn April 31, Yuri...

Yuri Game Developer SukeraSparo Releases Yuri Maid Audio Drama Under new ImprintOn April 31, Yuri audio drama production label SukeraSono released its debuted work, Meidoindoriimu ~ Hime-sama…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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Cosmo Wine

Cosmo Wine Manga Chapter 18-1 Manga Chapter Summary: The narrator explains that mankind hasn’t reached the point of being able to cont...

A Fan's Guide to Galaxy Express 999

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JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD – Episode 1

What are your thoughts on alternate histories? Historical fantasies? How about umbrella crossbows, organ-playing snakemen, and mahou murder girls?

Anime Feminist

Fangirl Trash Can Podcast Episode 2

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! I announced back in August that I’d branched out a bit from just writing reviews and jumped into a podcast with  ani-bloggers/YouToubers Lita Kino and&nbs…

Blerdy Otome

Baccano! & Immortality

Baccano! & ImmortalityThe Essence of Anime - Part IIntroBaccano! is a 2007 TV anime directed by Takahiro Oomori (Natsume Yuujinchou, Kuragehime, Samurai Flamenco, Pet and a lot more)…

Slug Gardens

Love and an Umbrella: Romance Anime and Context

Anime has many romance tropes, such as the symbolism of an umbrella. These tropes came out of the realities of relationships within modern culture. After all, romance is…

Japan Powered

Shonen Flop Recommends #4: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

One of the themes that SWOT, the subject of our latest episode, tried to play around with was romance in a highschool setting. Its questionable attempt might be…

Shonen Flop

Shonen Flop Recommends #4: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

One of the themes that SWOT, the subject of our latest episode, tried to play around with was romance in a highschool setting. Its questionable attempt might be…

Shonen Flop

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Otafu Susume 28 – Lovable Dysfunctional Heroes (Umbrella Academy)

What does Wes think of the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy and how does it compare to Jenn's childhood nostalgia of the comic?

ANIBROS ☆ CREATIVE

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Why Do All Romance Anime Do These Things? | Get In The Robot

Kaguya-sama: Love is War is full of classic romance anime tropes, like sharing an umbrella, watching fireworks with your crush, and of course, making a confession. We’re going…

Get In The Robot

I love Umbrella Academy

With the news about its second season, I found the time to watch Umbrella Academy…and I REALLY LOVE IT. I had always wanted to watch this series ever…

siriuswrites.wordpress.com

Arina Tanemura One-Shots (with Loyola Rankin)

Covers: I.O.N., Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories, and Mistress Fortune, all by Arina Tanemura Put on your frilliest dress and lace up as Loyola and Ashley discuss a bunch…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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The Gymnasium Murder

体育館の殺人 (taiiku kan no satsujin, The Gymnasium Murder , 2012) is a mystery novel by AOSAKI Yuugo ( 青崎有吾 , born 1991). The publishers, Sougen ...

My Japanese bookshelf

Adventures in Japan (and an Eggsen)

Hey Everyone! Here’s the latest installment of our Adventures in Japan series. I finally got 2 consecutive days off so that’s allowed us to do some more travelling…

Chromatic Aberration Everywhere

Queen Eve Blows Up Love Robot and Goofy Guy! Juuza Twists Cel Contest!

Anime stuff, circa 1986Fun N' GamesOkay, after that last mammoth post (remind me not to do anything like that for a while, please), it's time for a change.…

Hokuto no Fogie

OtakuGeneration (Show #182) Love Hina

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 182) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With the Love…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #48) with Jon Kilgannon & Joe Foering

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 048) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Jon Kilgannon…

otakugeneration's Podcast