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Day 8 of Otakutober: Back in Black- 2000s Gothic Anime

A lot of people would say that the 2000s of anime was the true Renaissance of anime. It was during this time that classic hits were releasing left…

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11 Horror Romance Anime That Lets Love Be Terrifying

Horror romance anime is something that is hard to put together into a cohesive series. When romance is done well, it typically isn't horrific. Alternatively,

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[Analysis] The Precious Sister of The Villainous Grand Duke: The Not Incest, Incest Romance

Source: https://webtoon.kakao.com/content/%EC%95%85%EB%8B%B9-%EB%8C%80%EA%B3%B5%EB%8B%98%EC%9D%98-%EA%B7%80%ED%95%98%EB%94%94%EA%B7%80%ED%95%9C-%EC%97%AC%EB%8F%99%EC%83%9D/2465 By: Peggy Sue Wood |...

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[Analysis] The Precious Sister of The Villainous Grand Duke: The Not Incest, Incest Romance

Source: By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Many, many years ago someone asked me if I shipped Kaname and Yuuki from Vampire Knight and I answered with a…

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Weekly Round-Up, 14-20 December 2022: Millennium Actress, Racial Profiling Investigation, and Ooku Live-Action Adaptation

AniFem Round-Up Revisiting the Popularity and Cultural Context of Vampire Knight Kennedy looks back at a gothic shoujo love triangle that borrowed from everything popular at the time,…

Anime Feminist

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Revisiting the Popularity and Cultural Context of Vampire Knight

For better or for worse, there’s nothing quite like Vampire Knight out there. Revisiting the series today—about 15 years after its release—reveals not only a lot of its…

Anime Feminist

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15 Romance Anime Series Where They Go From Friends to Lovers

While there is certainly something charming about two people falling in love at first sight, typically the best romances start with the characters

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Episode 223 - Vampire Knight

This week, we are getting closer and closer to spoopy season! And what better way to get in the mood than by watching 5 episodes of 2008's totally-not-Twilight…

Anime Out of Context

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Shoujo Releases Week Of 7/5/22

Shoujo Releases Week Of 7/5/22 Shoujo Henshin shoujo, shojo, anime, manga, manga blog, anime blog

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Day 6 Doki Doki Days – Reverse Harems, an introduction

Welcome to yet another day of Doki Doki Days! It’s finally my, Star, turn to post, haha. This year, we decided to focus on reverse harems as a…

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15 Worst Romance Series of All Time

Any media, not just anime, tends to go a bit wonky when it comes to romance. While there are some grounded ones, the most interesting romances in anime…

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Anime vampires: The cute, the steamy, the scary.

Look at those champers! There isn’t a dearth of vampires in anime. If anything, vampires have found a new lair for their un-dead hearts in the pages of…

Anime Hanabi

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Vanitas no Carte – 11 – Jean d’Ate

Armed with the notion that Vanitas will despise someone who professes their love for him, our favorite easily-flustered vampire knight decides to ask her blood buddy out on…

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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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20 Romance Anime Series Featuring Complicated Love Triangles

Love triangles are a staple in anime. You will find them in many shows even if the romance is but a drop in the bucket of the overall…

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20 Romance Anime Series Told From the Female Perspective

In romance anime, it takes two to make a couple, but there will almost always be a main character that takes the reigns of the story. Most commonly…

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Ao Haru Ride Pt. 2 (with Shojo Beat Senior Editor Nancy Thistlethwaite)

Covers volumes 8–13 of Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka.One year after recording about the first half of Ao Haru Ride, we’re back on the bandwagon to talk…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

14 Blood-Pumping Vampire Romance Anime Series

Even if you are well out of your Anne Rice/Twilight phase, sometimes there is just something to be enjoyed about vampire romances. The vampire, as a creature, is…

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Day 10 of Otakutober: It’s a Monster Mash!: Shoujo “monster” tropes

I bet you’ve looked at this title and wondered one thing: why is monster in quotations? Well my friends of the spook season, I’m about to tell you…

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Twin Sins We’re Done With in Anime and Manga – As Decided by a Fraternal Twin

A million years ago, I wrote a post about my favorite fraternal twins in anime and manga because I could. Well, because I’m a fraternal twin myself and…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Backlog Busting – Kamisama Kiss

I’m not entirely sure why on a blog called “The Backloggers” it’s taken us a good five years or so to get a post series going about chipping…

The Backloggers

18 Dark Romance Anime Series That Shatter The Fairy Tale

There is nothing wrong with a good gushy romance, but few relationships ever go like that. Sometimes you just want something that hits a little harder. Perhaps you…

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Anime Series Like Vampire Knight

Cross Academy is separated into two classes, the day class and the night class. The day class is filled with normal students while the night class is made…

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Review: A Whisker Away

What begins as a whimsical way to become nearer her crush turns into a deeper examination of hurt and character in A Whisker Away, the latest film from…

Beneath the Tangles

Ao Haru Ride Pt. 1 (with Shojo Beat Senior Editor Nancy Thistlethwaite)

Covers volumes 1–7 of Ao Haru Ride (aka Blue Spring Ride) by Io Sakisaka.Ao Haru Ride is the story of sweethearts Futaba and Kou after they were separated…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

We Were There Part 2 (with Nancy from Shojo Beat)

Covers volumes 9-16 of We Were There by Yuki Obata Ultra super special guest Nancy Thistlethwaite, a senior editor for Viz Media’s Shojo Beat line, returns to do an…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Black Rose Alice (GN 1-3)

There are a lot of vampires in shoujo manga.   This is just a simple fact.   Poke around your local Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million and yo...

Renaissance Josei

MeruPuri (with Loyola Rankin)

All four volumes of MERUPURI are discussed. Ashley and Loyola discuss a short manga from Matsuri Hino, the creator of Vampire Knight. It’s the first manga covered on the…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #477) Summer Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 477) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Summer Impressions, recorded live July 27th, 2014. This week we finished…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #476) Summer Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 476) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Summer Impressions, recorded live July 20th, 2014. This week we the…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #475) Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun

  Shownotes :: (show 475) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun, recorded live July 13th, 2014. This week…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #474) Hare+Guu

  Shownotes :: (show 474) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Hare+Guu, recorded live July 6th, 2014. This week went back in…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #473) Ouran Host Club

  Shownotes :: (show 473) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Ouran Host Club, recorded live June 29th, 2014. This week we…

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2008: A Briton's Guide to Anime

@ IanWolf writes manga reviews and features for MyM Magazine , anime and manga reviews for Anime UK News , and a "Beginner's Guide to Ani...

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

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OtakuGeneration :: (Show #328) Hayate the Combat Bulter

  Shownotes :: (show 328) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Hayate the Combat Bulter, recorded live September 18th, 2011. This week we watched than discussed Hayate…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #327) Thundercats

  Shownotes :: (show 327) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Thundercats, recorded live September 11th, 2011. This week we chatted a little bit about the new…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #326) Dr.Who

  Shownotes :: (show 326) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Dr. Who, recorded live September 1st, 2011. This week we officially discussed Dr. Who! Yes, you…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #294) Winter Preview (part 2)

  Shownotes :: (show 294) :: () :: () :: () :: () With the Winter Preview, recorded live January 24th, 2011. This week we watched more anime from…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #293) Winter Preview (part 1)

  Shownotes :: (show 293) :: () :: () :: () :: () With the Winter Preview, recorded live January 16th, 2011. This week we watched a bunch of…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #292) MAGFest

  Shownotes :: (show 292) :: () :: () :: () :: () With MAGFest, recorded live January 12th, 2011. This week we talked with Nick from MAGFest, to…

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Vampire Knight Guilty 2: King Kaname does what he likes

No time to watch silly cartoons means time to I be a little impatient. If at 2 episodes into a new series, I get bored to the point…

Lostlink ~ Wrong Way To Japan!

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Vampire Knight G1: Vellcome Bakku

Vampire Knight Guilty First Night Sinners of fate There’s something about vampire knight that I can’t help but admire because despite the crappy animation, stale comedy, mellow drama…

Lostlink ~ Wrong Way To Japan!

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Vampire Knight 13: A girly version of The Highlander?

A Sweet dream has not ended yet. Vampire Knight: The 13th NightA Deep red chain. Well as endings go that wasn’t quite the dropping of little boy on…

Lostlink ~ Wrong Way To Japan!

New titles - April 2007: NARUTO, BLEACH, Inuyasya

Next month lots of new volumes of popular manga will go on sale next month! For example, NARUTO #37, BLEACH #27, Eyeshield 21 #24, Ouran Hi...

Manga World. A must-see for Yaoi fans!