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Wave!! Let’s Go Surfing!! – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Wave!! Surfing Yappe!!   Similar: Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club Haikyuu!! Yuri on Ice   Watched in: Japanese Genre: Sports Length: 12 episodes   Positives: Has…

Nefarious Reviews

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Yuri!!! on Ice – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Yuri!!! on Ice   Similar: Free! Welcome to the Ballroom Ping Pong the Animation   Watched in: Japanese & English Genre: Sports Length: 12 episodes  …

Nefarious Reviews

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Weekly Round-Up, 10-16 March 2021: Gender Euphoria, Blue Flag, and Predatory Microtransactions

AniFem Round-Up We need more licensed doujinshi Chiaki advocates for more licensed doujins, as these works often create opportunities for marginalized voices and niche interests to find the…

Anime Feminist

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Yuri!!! On ICE and the revolutionary portrayal of queer slavic representation

Of all the amazing things about the show, one of the most striking to me was the revolutionary way it portrayed the intersection of queer and Slavic identity.

Anime Feminist

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Tagging Anime with Color Challenge!

We’ve been tagged! Thank you so much Edy from Convoluted Situation for thinking of us in this beautiful tagging challenge! We had a few good laughs putting this…

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Anime Series Like Taiso Zamurai

Jotaro Aragaki has devoted his life to gymnastics. However, he finds himself no longer able to compete to his own expectations. Despite training every day, even his coach…

Recommend Me Anime

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Taisou Zamurai Review

“overall, it builds a compelling story, even if it’s ultimately… not the one you’d expect going in”

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

2nd day of Weebsmas: Iconic gifts in anime

Welcome in! It’s the 2nd day of Weebmas 2020! I thought it’d be pleasant to piggyback off of our hairpin post, from last year and mention some iconic…

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“If that’s not majestic, I don’t know what is.” —initial thoughts on “Hetalia Axis Powers”

The first and most important thing I have to say about this title is as follows; Jerry Jewell, the voice behind Victor Nikiforov in the Yuri!!! On Ice…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

OSMcast! Show #166: Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence Teaser Trailer

If you ever asked the question of, "Hey do you think someone can make an hour-long podcast out of a 45 second teaser trailer?" You are in luck!…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

Fall 2020: misplaced quirkiness, or Taisou Zamurai versus Adachi to Shimamura

‘It’s a pity both shows are making such odd decisions in the sidelines, because both shows raison d’etre is so well handled”

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

6 Upcoming Anime Films To Get Hyped For

Right up front, let me hit you with a disclaimer: COVID ain’t over. It ain’t gonna be for a while and if you live in the United States,…

Anime Quarterly

Yuri!!! on Ice: A Failed Masterpiece

Yuri on Ice is one of the most compelling stories I’ve ever watched in anime. The unmatched passion put into the show by its director/creator, Sayo Yamamoto, can…

Plebby's Den

My Anime Hair Style Inspirations for IRL

Okay so this is definitely not what I was thinking about writing this week, but my love for these heads of hairs cannot be contained any longer. Easily,…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

The Anime Music a Marathon Runner Listens to

Hey, hey, hey everyone. A common question we get for the DilKokoro Podcast and folks as me in general is about the anime music I listen to. Now,…

AniTAY

Top 5 Best Anime Couples

I created a list of the Top 5 Best Anime Couples. Yuri and Victor from Yuri on Ice and Vegeta and Bulma from Dragon Ball Z make the…

Otaku Orbit

LGBTQIA+ Representation in Anime

Hello all and welcome back to Niji Nights! Last time I talked specifically about transgender characters in anime in some old school vs. some newer anime. Today, I…

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The Top 10 White Haired Anime Characters (Part 2)

In my The Top 10 White Haired Anime Characters (Part 2) list, I include Kakashi, Sesshomaru, Jiraiya, Yoko Kurama, and Victor Nikiforov.

Otaku Orbit

Bloom Into June – Episode # 95 – Pride Month Special feat. Meta and RetroSofa

Note: This podcast was recorded before the murder of George Floyd and was delayed in the hopes that people would focus in on the incredibly important social movement…

Third Impact Anime

Anime Pride Month: How Yuri on Ice and Given Normalize Gay Relationships

Media representation of LGBTQ+ characters is important, but it’s often hard to find characters that represent our community accurately without harmful tropes or stereotypes. Queer characters are of…

Starting Life From Zero

Top 5 Anime Pets

I am in the mood for some good fluff. And you know what’s fluffy and fuzzy or sometimes scaly? Pets! I’m an animal lover and that extends to…

I drink and watch anime

A Review of Given

Early in 2014, when I was just getting into anime, I decided to watch Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, the now-famous sports anime by Kyoto Animation. Being in the…

Sakura Sunrise

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

Some of My Favourite Anime OPs and EDs

1. Unravel, Tokyo Ghoul OP 1 2. History Maker, Yuri!!! On Ice OP 3. My Dearest, Guilty Crown OP 1 4. Flyers, Death Parade OP 5. Guren No…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

My Top Five Sports Anime

I uses to wonder why anyone watched sports anime. Why not just play it or watch on tv? It can’t be more entertaining than real thing, right? Turns…

Otaku Orbit

My Top Five Sports Anime

I uses to wonder why anyone watched sports anime. Why not just play it or watch on tv? It can’t be more entertaining than real thing, right? Turns…

Otaku Orbit

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

An Updated Pop Vinyl Collection

I have somehow managed to amass even more pop vinyls since last time. I often wonder how, but then remember that the vast majority were gifts or arcade…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Dumbbells, Katsudon, and Fat Gum: Fat-shaming and body positivity in modern anime

Anime (like media in general) has a rough record when it comes to body positivity. Fat-shaming is frequent and even stories that attempt positivity often fall into fetishization.…

Anime Feminist

The Best Anime of the 2010s

Here it is, the third and final installment in our Best of the 2010s series! We’ve gotten manga and video games out of the way, so it’s time…

Ani-Gamers

A Decade of Anime – 2016

Here we are, the year that started the blog and had me watching more anime than ever before. Also the year with two of my favourite anime ever…

100 Word Anime

#5 — Flip Flappers (2016)

In my Yuri!!! On Ice post, I mention how difficult it is for me to watch currently-airing series during the fall season due to my job. Yuri!!! On…

atelier emily

#6 — Yuri!!! On Ice (2016)

I love figure skating. My childhood was full of attempts to copy Yuka Sato or Surya Bonaly before I was told — admittedly in the kindest way possible…

atelier emily

Anime Feminist’s Top 25 Anime of the Decade

The Roaring Twenties are right around the bend! Before we turn that corner and leave the Turbulent Tens behind us, we wanted to lavish some love on the…

Anime Feminist

Secret Santa Review: Megalobox

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

Ani-Gamers

Gift-giving inspired by Shoujo

(I promise there is a point to this rant.) Why a hairpin?   I, Star, have been asking myself for years and even more so while I’m on…

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Weekly round-up

It’s a good week as an aniblogger-slash-reviewer when you can get excited over the giant haul of discs coming in for the New Year’s slate. One Punch Man,…

littleanimeblog.com

Re:ZERO second season coming 2020

Well friends, after last week’s reveal of Yuri!!! on ICE‘s skating spiritual successor, the inevitable has happened once again. It’s been announced that Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another…

littleanimeblog.com

Weekly round-up

We’ve been in a Harry Potter kind of mood lately – must be all that festive spirit in the air. So we captured that and fed a little…

littleanimeblog.com

Code Geass and Black Butler creators team up for ice-skating anime

Are we ready for this after Yuri!!! on ICE? We’re not sure, but it’s happening anyway. J.C. Staff have announced their upcoming original anime Skate-Leading Stars, named after…

littleanimeblog.com

Clair de Lune - A Thematic Journey Through Anime

As I've had some serious writers block - I decided to challenge myself to edit a "thematic evolution" without using the same anime twice in the video. Clair…

Replay Value

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An Essay On Anime, Fandom, and Metaphorical Comets of Joy

Recently I've been thinking on those times when life is hard and then some piece of media comes blazing through your life like a comet, brin...

Renaissance Josei

Anime Mythbusters #1 | "90% of Anime Are All Made in 3D"

Canipa explores the myth that 90% of 2D anime uses 3D animation as a basis, and discusses the way that reference material can be used within 2D animation. Send…

The Canipa Effect

Ani-Gamers Podcast #118 – Ani-Gamer Boy Bath Water

Evan and David check in with some news about the Nintendo Switch Lite and some thoughts on the 2018 Switch drumming game Gal Metal, the 2004 Gunbuster sequel…

Ani-Gamers

Ouran High School Host Club Pt. 2 (with Rose Bridges and Aisha Soleil)

Covers volumes 10-18 of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB by Bisco Hatori OURAN superfan Rose Bridges, manga reviewer Aisha Soleil chat, and Shojo & Tell host Ashley are back…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Back to the anime life, for now

Hello there! I’m back! …for a while at least. Unbelievable, it’s been 2 years since I posted anything! So what have I been up to? Mostly real life…

Cute Proxy's Anime Rants

How Does Netflix Affect the Anime Industry? | Anime Studio Spotlight

Canipa attempts to answer the question of how Netflix will affect the anime industry as a whole whilst discussing how Netflix operates on a global scale, what sort…

The Canipa Effect

The Full-Time Wife Escapist (with Megan DeYarman)

Covers all 9 volumes of The Full-Time Wife Escapist by Tsunami Umino What would it be like to get married as a job? Megan DeYarman (of The Manga Test…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

The Cygames Invasion of Everything | Anime Studio Spotlight

Canipa spotlights the mobile game developer Cygames, how they've expanded into the anime industry and how they're capitalising on every industry they set their eyes on. Support The Canipa…

The Canipa Effect