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My Life in Versailles

My Life in Versailles follows 8-year-old Violette as she moves in with her Uncle Regis after her parents are killed in a terrorist attack.

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New music releases from Alice Merton and Anna Tam

Alice Merton, who shot to stardom with the song "No Roots," and Anna Tam, founding member of Wilde Roses, both gift fans with new music.

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What To Do With Your Tabloid News–CLU’s first film fest entry!

Students in The Center for Learning Unlimited's animation career training program for autistic adults entered the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.

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Tickets on sale for Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Tickets went on sale yesterday for the 30 March limited screening of Violet Evergarden: The Movie. Buy quickly so you don't miss out!

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Goodbye, Drew, and thanks.

A thank-you note to retiring NOLA Saints quarterback Drew Brees, from a fan old enough to have watched Archie play.

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Fifi Rong launches Yi Jing project, a live music series

Fifi Rong has launched her Yi Jing project, which provides access and immersion into her creative processes.

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Growing up and letting go–episode 10, season 3 of Non Non Biyori

Breaking ep 10 tradition in its 3rd season, Non Non Biyori shows Ren growing up rather than focus on Ren/Kaede dynamic.

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10 year anniversary of the Great Sendai earthquake and resultant tsunami

11 March is the 10th anniversary of the Great Sendai earthquake and its resultant tsunami. The animated short Blossom gives hope.

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Upcoming Movies: LAVA and Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Violet Evergarden: The Movie and LAVA both to show in March [2021].

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New offerings from Fifi Rong and Otachan!

Both EDM legend Fifi Rong and animated diva Otachan have new releases!

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James May: Our Man in Japan–cue the anime, please!

James May: Our Man in Japan was a crash course in wrecking intercultural encounters, but did offer some lovely anime associations.

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The animated Sci Fi film LAVA is both surreal and self-aware

Crudo Films' LAVA is a surreal animated fantasy mashing elements of Sci Fi and Norse mythology.

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Lagniappe: The Great Escapists and new music from Anna Tam

I watched The Great Escapists and listened to Anna Tam's "Whittingham Fair."

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Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town

Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town follows the misadventures of a country boy gone to city to become a soldier.

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Bisuko Ezaki original commissions

Today I want to share some original artwork that I commissioned through Menhera-chan creator Bisuko Ezaki.

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Interview with mangaka Chie Kutsuwada

We have a quiet, informative interview with mangaka Chie Kutsuwada about her works and creative process.

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2nd season of Yuru [Laid-Back] Camp launches with heartwarming 1st episode

Yuru [Laid-Back] Camp begins its second season with a heartwarming first episode that picks up last season's storyline.

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Two Slice-of-Life Faves return in January: Yuru Camp and Non Non Biyori

This January sees the return of two favorite slice-of-life shows: season 2 of Yuru Camp and season 3 of Non Non Biyori.

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Christmas gift from Japan

A painting by my imouto-chan of two anime characters I loved this season, sent as a Christmas gift.

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The Otachan Show

The Otachan Show has a new look!

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Complete 1st season of Blossom Detective Holmes

All six episodes of season 1 of Steve Ahn's Blossom Detective Holmes project.

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Photon: The Idiot Adventures

Welcome, all, again.  As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been sidelined this past week with an injury, and have been binging anime.  Well, one of the series that I…

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Special alternative teaser: just how yuri is Long Riders!?

Welcome, all, again.  I’m still in just enough pain from that knee injury I mentioned in the real (previous) review to play Devil’s advocate here. . . Special…

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A review of Long Riders!

Welcome, all, again.  As regular readers will know, I’m not a huge fan of sports-themed anime.  Nothing against it; it’s just not my thing.  There have of course…

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Fifi Rong releases “Distance” video

Fifi Rong has released the video to her song "Distance" as a Christmas present to all.

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Daisies and Sparrows by Ervin Han now available on Viddsee.com

Welcome, all, again.  I have a special place in my heart for the works produced by Robot Playground Media–I have come to expect them to be beautiful to…

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Indie anime film On-Gaku (Our Sound) hits select U.S. theaters on 11 December

Welcome, all, again.  Cartoon Brew has for months been touting the upcoming arrival of indie anime film On-Gaku (Our Sound), and it will finally be here in select…

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3rd (& final) installment of HELLO KITTY X Yuru Camp Collaboration

Welcome, all, again.  Here is the third and final installment of the HELLO KITTY X Yuru Camp collab, set at Shibire Lake (from ep 7 of Yuru Camp). …

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Nicole D’Andria interviews CEMACEMAS producer Claire Dodin and voice actress Courtney Lin

Welcome, all, again.  Nicole D’Andria, whom I have interviewed here before in relation to her original comic Road Trip to Hell, has herself interviewed producer Claire Dodin and…

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Blossom Detective Holmes is on the case!

Welcome, all, again.  The last time I posted here about Steve Ahn’s project Blossom Detective Holmes was almost 3 years ago back in January, 2018, when I was…

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New Ink Project video featuring Fifi Rong

Welcome, all, again.  I’ve got even more Fifi Rong news, this time involving Ink Project, which sees producer Jez Llloyd collaborate with musical artists of various styles.  He…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear–a sweet anime treat!

Welcome, all, again.  This viewing season has proven much richer for me than did the last, and one of the shows I’m most enjoying is Kuma Kuma Kuma…

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Eating in Lafayette, Louisiana: Katsu Ramen Bar and Randol’s

Welcome, all, again.  By now, y’all should be used to me wandering off course in these posts.  Well, this post isn’t about anime, either.  I’m currently in Lafayette,…

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Praise for Cinemark Movies 8 in Tupelo, Mississippi

Welcome, all, again.  Having already regaled you with tales of how much I enjoyed the movie Wolfwalkers, I thought it only appropriate to praise the establishment wherein my…

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HELLO KITTY X Yuru Camp Collab, episode 2

Welcome, all, again.  As promised, it’s here–the second installment of the HELLO KITTY and Yuru Camp collaboration.  I won’t even bother showing it on this post due to…

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Long-awaited Wolfwalkers is cinematic masterpiece!

Welcome, all, again.  Yes, another post about Wolfwalkers, but it’s really just that good!  (Heck, even my wife loved it!)  After 3 years of waiting, I finally got…

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Fifi Rong announcements

Welcome, all, again.  Fifi Rong has some news and announcements, so I’ll just go ahead and post the release she sent out:   Hello friends, as promised… My…

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HELLO KITTY & Yuru Camp official collaboration

Welcome, all, again.  Regular readers will no doubt recognize my love for the Yuru Camp franchise.  (And in this case, I actually mean the entire franchise, not just…

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CEMACEMAS

Welcome, all, again.  Today we take a brief look at CEMACEMAS, a tale based upon the folklore of Taiwan’s indigenous population.  Samilikan is a young tribal girl witnessing…

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Latest Wolfwalkers trailer from GKIDS showcases movie’s stylized artwork

Welcome, all, again.  Cutting to the chase, GKIDS recently released a longer trailer for the upcoming movie Wolfwalkers that showcases more of its colorful, stylized artwork–so I wanted…

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Wolfwalkers to hit select theaters on 13 November!

Welcome, all, again.  GKids, the U.S. distributor for Irish studio Cartoon Saloon’s animated features, has announced that the new movie Wolfwalkers will play in select theaters beginning 13…

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Revisiting the Subject of Homelessness in Japan (with help from YouTube)

Welcome, all, again.  Things have been kind of grim lately, and the Coronavirus just keeps making inroads into our society.  Something that I’ve noticed as a police officer–particularly…

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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle–comedy done right!

Welcome, all, again.  For roughly two years now I’ve been reading Justin’s reviews of the manga Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle on theoasg.com and, while I’ve never…

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Wilde Roses’ new album Woven is now out!

Welcome, all, again.  As regular readers will already know, this anime review blog frequently touts music as well.  I’ve long been a fan of Mediaeval Baebes, and immediately…

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What’s with this Anime Vision of Witches, Anyway?

Welcome, all, again.  I just finished watching episode 3 of Burn the Witch, and I’m confused.  Again.  The show is becoming increasingly entertaining, particularly after getting that first…

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Kemono Friends season 1 DVD available at Right Stuf Anime for under $30.00!

Welcome, all, again.  This is just a quick heads-up to fellow fans of the surprise hit that was season 1 of Kemono Friends–Right Stuf Anime is offering the DVD…

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