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10 Biggest Reveals in Anime That No One Saw Coming

You could say that a “big reveal” is pretty crucial to a successful anime. Not every successful series has one, but you will find that a lot of…

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The Best Anime Of The Decade (2010-2019)

You think you’ve watched all the best anime the last decade had to offer? I beat you haven’t seen these yet!

Beyond The Mountain Lies A World Of Frills

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15 Anime Series That Switch Main Characters Part Way Through

It could be a cheeky little screw to the audience in the first episode, it could be a shocking death mid-way through the series. Regardless of which

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Recommendations: Anime About Witchcraft

A rundown of various anime about witches and witchcraft, separated by historical fantasy and urban fantasy.

Reasons to Anime

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13 Anime Series About Sinister Mysteries in Small Towns

While it is fully possible to create horror and mystery in a big city, there is a particular reason that those two genres are drawn to the country.…

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Anime Series Like Another

Ever since 1972, class 3-3 in Yomiyama North Middle School has had a strange tradition of pretending that one of their students did not exist. When

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Anime Series Like Summertime Render

After his parents died, Shinpei went to live with the Kofune family on Hitogashima Island. After leaving for school in Tokyo he has not been back since,

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It Runs in the Family

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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Anime Series Like Shiki

The fifteen-year-old Megumi Shimizu dreamed of leaving her small country town behind for the big city, but those dreams died when she did. It was her

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When the Cicada Calls

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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22 Mindfuck Anime Series Designed to Leave You Ponderous

Mindfuckery – You're supposed to avoid swearing in articles you are writing. It's not professional. However, there is no better way describe some anime

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The Magician's Secret

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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In the Aftermath of Higurashi Sotsu

After fading from the public consciousness for almost a decade, Higurashi When They Cry returned in 2020 and 2021 with a new anime that’s widely regarded as one…

Anime Herald

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Let’s Shirakawa-GO

“Worth the wait” doesn’t begin to do it justice. Read more

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Let’s Shirakawago-GO

“Worth the wait” doesn’t begin to do it justice. Read more

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Cross Purposes

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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2015 Gaming Reflections

Author’s Note: This was sitting years in my drafts. I thought I might as well publish it. Well this post is quite late, but I couldn’t let this…

Pixels and Panels [ A Game x Manga Blog]

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The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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Terror at High Tide

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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The Castle Conundrum

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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The Case of the Floating Crime

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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Weave a Tangled Web

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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15 Anime Series With Major Genre Shifts

With the vast majority of anime, what they establish as the genre in the first few episodes will be the genre throughout the series. If you are watching…

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Hidden Pictures

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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23 Dark Anime Recommendations Full of Chaos and Trauma

There is a time for cozy slice of life and wholesome romance, but that time is not now. You, my edgy friend, wish to dwell in the darkness…

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Altogether Too Many Words About That New Higurashi Series

When I heard in 2020 that a new Higurashi series had been greenlit, I had no idea what to think. This is very much in line with the…

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Turnabout Memories - Part 11

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30 Best Mystery Anime Series With Intrigue to Unravel

The term “mystery” tends to evoke images of hard-boiled detectives tracking down criminals, but mystery is a blanket term. A lot of situations can be mysterious, and that…

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Long-Awaited and Well Worth It! Higurashi Sotsu Anime Rant

The sequel to Higurashi Gou had mixed reception, but for 7Mono, it was awesome! Read & see why.

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Higurashi no Naku Koroni

Title: Higurashi no Naku Koroni (When They Cry)Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, ThrillerRating: 7.5/10 Summary: On one hot summer day in 1983, a transfer student named Maebara Keiichi comes to a peaceful…

Anime Anthology

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Higurashi: When They Cry

Despite poor animation, Higurashi brings a unique and potent horror experience that will stick with you for days or weeks on end.

At a Glance Anime

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Day 4: Don’t light the Blue Flame Candle – Horror and Thriller Anime for Noobs

Hey everyone! Welcome to another day of Otakutober! This was inspired by a conversation I was having a while ago with a friend who also watched Horror Anime.…

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Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu

Higurashi: When They Cry - Sotsu builds upon the previous season (Gou) in ways I never expected it to. It actually wasn't bad.

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Animecast: Summer 2021 Anime Season Review Part 2

With the wrap up of the Summer 2021 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their reviews of 15 amazing titles for…

Otaku Spirit

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Animecast: Summer 2021 Anime Season Review Part 2

With the wrap up of the Summer 2021 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their reviews of 15 amazing titles for…

Otaku Spirit

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Higurashi: When They Cry New Review — B-

Where in the world did this come from? (not the punch, that was well deserved)

Draggle's Anime Blog

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Higurashi: When They Cry New Review — B-

Where in the world did this come from? (not the punch, that was well deserved)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou and Sotsu Review

How does one review a sequel that is this disappointing? There is no good way to cut away emotions from something like Higurashi Gou and Sotsu. All the…

Anime Evo

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – SOTSU – 15 (End) and Series Review

This entire series could have been dusted in 3 or 4 episodes with ease. Read more

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Ryukishi07 Explains How Higurashi GOU and SOTSU Reinvent the Franchise

As the Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU sequel anime approaches its conclusion, Ryukishi07 spoke to ANN about how the new anime reinvents the franchise, witches, his experience…

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Higurashi: When they Cry -SOTSU-: Battle of Gods

This blog post is going to be different, because I’m not going to be really talking about SOTSU itself. While there is stuff to discuss, too much of…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – SOTSU – 14

On the bright side, at least it wasn't 90% recap. Read more

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Tropical Rouge Precure Ep 29 Review: A Gift from a Legend!

Hi, Everyone! This is my review of Tropical Rouge Precure Episode 29 and after 2 months of fillers episode, we finally have some movement in...

Hall of Anime Fame

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – SOTSU – 13

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – SOTSU is running out of time to show it has a reason to exist. Read more

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – SOTSU – 12

I think any way you slice it SOTSU has been way too long. Read more

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – SOTSU – 11

When one looks back on 11 episodes of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni SOTSU, it's almost astonishing how little of consequence has happened. Read more

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – SOTSU – 10

I think we've reached the dumpster fire stage at this point with Sotsu. Read more

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