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My Manga White Whales – The Spoils

For those wondering what exactly I’m talking about I highly recommend checking out this blog post here. This being the sequel and all that. This is going to…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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An Ode to ‘X’

What started in in May of 1992, has born a legacy now 30 years strong, A story that weaves together three friends, that is sure to lead to…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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My Manga White Whale(s??) – The Hunt

Recently, I was back to my childhood home where my limited English manga collection resides. I was overly delighted looking from bottom to top. The wonderful world of…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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X 1999 Deep Dive! Part 2 (vols 4-6) CLAMP Reread Series | The Wonder of Anime

Buckle up! Part 2 of my X / 1999 reread! Ahhhhhh! The X series is 18 volumes so I ended up splitting it up to 6 videos covering…

The Wonder Of Anime

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X 1999 Deep Dive! Part 1 (vols 1-3) CLAMP Reread Series | The Wonder of Anime

It’s FINALLY Here!!! Part 1 of my X / 1999 reread! Ahhhhhh! The X series is 18 volumes so I ended up splitting it up to 6 videos…

The Wonder Of Anime

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[ten – X1999] cruel beauty

Cherry blossoms. A pale hand reaches out to catch a petal. A young man runs towards the screen. The hand belongs to his mother, whose clothes are suddenly…

Catch a Falling Star

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Why Is CLAMP Like This, Part III

12 Days of Aniblogging 2021, Day 9 Last year I pledged myself to blogging through CLAMP’s entire published corpus, and this year I finally succeeded. CLAMP’s 2000s were mostly…

Floating Catacombs

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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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Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders Deep Dive – CLAMP Reread Series | The Wonder of Anime

And just like that, it is time for the 4th installment of my CLAMP ReRead Series! In this video, we’re discussing Duklyon! Duklyon is CLAMPs 2 volume series…

The Wonder Of Anime

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If I had to rebuy my manga collection

There’s been a trend with all sorts of content creators along the lines of, ‘if you lost all of *insert collection type here* what would you re-buy?’ being…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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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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The CLAMP Blueprint! RG Veda Deep Dive

It’s here! The official start of my CLAMP reread series and of course, we are starting it off with a BANG! RG Veda was a whirlwind to reread…

The Wonder Of Anime

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The Otakusphere: Living an Oxygen normal life

Well good morning to the Otakusphere out there. I hope that you had a lovely week in the real world. The last of our snow is melting over…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Old-school anime Valentines!

Another year of old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & prin...

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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On Waifus

Well, I can’t just talk about husbandos, and not talk about the better halves. It just wouldn’t be right. I also just happen to like follow ups because…

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

Why Is CLAMP Like This, Part II

12 Days of Aniblogging 2020, Day 7 We’re back! Like yesterday’s post, I’ll be providing my thoughts on each Clamp series I read this year, for better or for…

Floating Catacombs

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

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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

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

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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

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Episode 31: X vol. 11 – Just Breathe

Lucy and Robin dive into volume 11 of X. Everyone enjoys a moment of downtime as they prepare for the battle to come, and for some reason that…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 30: X vol. 10 – Undecided

Lucy and Robin discuss X, volume 10, as the two sides finally gather, and we start getting some answers about Kamui’s destiny, and the events of the past.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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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

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Episode 28: X – The Movie (w/ guest Alan)

Lucy and Robin pause from their discussion of the X manga to jump into the movie, and are joined by Alan (bro-of-the-pod, fantastic comic artist, and our resident graphic designer).

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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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

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Episode 26: X vol. 7 – Dreamscape

Lucy and Robin blast through the fasted volume of X yet: volume 7. Everyone we love is upset, Kamui’s destiny is starting to look a little more complicated…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 25: X vol. 6 – Duality

We continue our read through X with vol 6, and things really start taking off.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 23: X vol. 5 – Guardians

Lucy and Robin dive into volume X volume 5…coming atcha from the past. Before con closures, shelter-in-place mandates, and “social distancing.” 

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 22: X vol. 4 – Seals & Angels

Lucy and Robin fight past colds and con crud to discuss vol. 4 of X! We learn a little bit more about all this destiny stuff…as well as…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 21: X vol. 3 – Pieces Fall Together

Our journey through X continues as Lucy and Robin tackle Volume 3…many new and familiar faces are starting to come together, but there are so many questions still…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 20: X vol. 2- Visions & Memories

Lucy and Robin tackle volume 2 of X, as things get darker and gorier in the span of just a few quick hours of story-time.

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Episode 19: X vol. 1 – The Beginnning of the End

At long last, our heroes make it to one of their favorite CLAMP series: X! They’ll laugh, they’ll cry…well, mostly they’ll reminisce about high school and talk about…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

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Transcript | Episode 19: X vol. 1

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and readability, which basically just means I cut out some “ums” and some of the many, many, many times we…

CLAMPcast in Wonderland

Moto Hagio’s They Were Eleven, A,A', and A Drunken Dream (with Kate Dacey)

Covers They Were Eleven, A, A Prime, and A Drunken Dream, all short works by Moto HagioIn honor of the release of The Poe Clan by Moto Hagio,…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

The Hunt for an Uncredited Manga

Part of my thesis research has included digging back through old newspaper reports concerning anime and manga, particularly in the '90s, whe...

The UK Anime Fandom Archive