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My Favourite Anime: Bungou Stray Dogs

Leshy from Raving Otaku gives us the lowdown on why Bungou Stray Dogs is their favourite anime. If you’re not already a fan, you probably will be after…

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Why Watch… Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway

Freelancer Michael Iaboni dives into this long-titled anime to find out if it’s one worth watching (spoiler: it is). Don’t let the title fool you. Higehiro is a…

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Why watch…Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-

Freelancerr Michael Iaboni gives us the lowdown on why you should be watching Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-. If you’ve ever watched The Terminator and thought “I wish Sarah Connor…

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Why watch… To Your Eternity

If you’re not already watching To Your Eternity, let Michael Laboni convince you. The hand drops ‘It’, an orb and immortal being, to Earth without emotions or identity.…

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Review: Lupin III: The First

Lupin III: The First not only serves as the swansong for franchise creator, the late great Monkey Punch, but marks the franchise’s first foray into CG animation. To…

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Six Naruto filler episodes worth your time

Most long-running anime series will have at least a few filler episodes. The internet abounds with viewing guides to cut out filler entirely and focus only on the…

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Review: Fruits Basket (2019) – Season One Part Two

If I were to give Fruits Basket a tagline, it might be ‘dessert before dinner’. Because the more acquainted you get with the series, you more you begin…

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Review: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Complete Series Collection

Certain stories are such a perfect storm of ideas and spectacle that they resonate with the zeitgeist and leave a lasting influence. It’s a double-edged sword that leaves…

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Signs of destiny: the Chinese zodiac in Fruits Basket

This year in the Chinese calendar marks a new year of the Rat, something Fruits Basket’s Yuki Sohma would perhaps feel quietly happy about. The myth in Chinese…

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Dragon Ball's Brice Armstrong passes away

If you’re anything like us (i.e. pushing thirty or so) you will hold the voice of Brice Armstrong as an inseperable part of your childhood. He was the…

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Review: Anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day Collection

Childhood is a time enfolded in mystery. Even as we tried to make sense of the world through play as youngsters, adults would likely try and make sense…

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Toei unveils new Digimon Adventure anime

Prepare to step back in time for the new Digimon Adventure: anime series just announced by Toei Animation. The series is set to air from April 2020, and…

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Log Horizon anime returns for third season

Log Horizon author Mamare Touno’s legal issues aside, a third season of the anime has been announced following an almost five-year wait for fans. Airing in May 2020,…

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Netflix to stream Ghibli movies worldwide excluding US

Netflix has announced that it will soon be streaming a near-complete library of Studio Ghibli films, but only in countries outside North America and Japan. The official Twitter…

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Review: The Saga of Tanya the Evil – Complete Collection

Our first impression of World War I warrior mage Tanya Degurechaff is mainly constructed through the eyes of those around and above her in battle. The upper ranks…

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Weekly round-up

Isn’t it great when you go back to certain anime or manga and find something more to love? We had that this week with our feature on pacifism…

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Your Lie in April director's new movie unveils trailer

If you couldn’t face another session of sobbing through Your Lie in April, you’d best get ready for director Kyohei Ishiguro’s new anime film. Due for Japanese release…

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Chihayafuru author launches fund promoting karuta

Without the Chihayafuru manga and/or anime, it’s safe to assume many overseas otaku would never have known about competitive karuta. But the fast-paced poetic card game now has…

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Fate/stay night director Yuji Yamaguchi passes away

As a couple of Fate/stay fans ourselves, we are sad to say that the passing of Fate/stay night director Yuji Yamaguchi was announced by Studio DEEN. Though their…

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Peace is power: pacifism in shonen

When the Soul Eater manga came to an end in 2013, it took a bold stance and chose to have a win for peace, with no fists or…

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Weathering With You beats Oscar blues with new dub clip

Despite the lack of Oscar nominations for Weathering With You, the Makoto Shinkai film is coming overseas as sure as sunshine. The movie opens in North American and…

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Review: One Punch Man Collection One

By now you’re probably well versed with protagonist Saitama’s backstory. Only a few years before, he was unemployed with ambitious of being a businessman. Inspired to make good…

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Weekly round-up

Hello, happy New Year, and welcome back. We’re excited to hear from you all again as we blog our way into this new decade! January can be a…

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Spike Spiegel actor talks keeping it weird in live-action Cowboy Bebop

The live-action Cowboy Bebop is on the back burner after John Cho’s on-set injury, but he’s been well enough lately to chat about his role as Spike. While…

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Death Note manga returns with first new chapter in 12 years

There were murmurings late in 2019 about an upcoming Death Note one-shot. With no new manga content for the series since the last one-shot in 2008, the human…

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Higurashi When They Cry announces new anime project

Higurashi When They Cry will be taking a stab at a new animation, it was announced this week. The most recent anime based on the visual novels from…

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Weekly round-up

Here we are gathering together for the last weekly round-up of 2019. I know, we can’t believe it either! After a busy year or so focusing on family…

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One Piece to Stampede into UK cinemas

Here are some glad tidings for our fellow British otaku. Manga Entertainment have announced that the movie One Piece Stampede will finally be having a theatrical run in…

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Trigger and Tsubaraya co-produce SSSS.DYNAZENON anime

SSSS.GRIDMAN studio Tsubaraya Productions is teaming up with TRIGGER to produce a brand new anime, SSSS.DYNAZENON. As with the Gridman anime, this new series is inspired by Tsubaraya’s…

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A strange way out: hikikomori in anime

For decades in Japan, people have been disappearing. Coming home one evening, they have drawn the curtains or gone to their bedrooms and stayed there ever since, as…

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Kyoto Animation Christmas concert donates proceeds to arson victims

A celebration of the wonderful works of Kyoto Animation came in the form of a Sound! Euphonium Christmas concert held this week. All proceeds from the concert were…

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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,…

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Akira live-action remake no longer on Warner Bros. schedule

Despite director Taika Waititi’s assurances that he’s not giving up on his Akira, Warner Bros. may have other plans. In the studio’s updated movie slate, all big names…

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UPDATE: Project Sakura Wars anime announces April premiere

During a recent livestream, SEGA announced that the anime based on the Project Sakura Wars game will premiere in April 2020. They also released a new video on…

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My wish for a slice-of-life Dragon Ball series

When you think of Dragon Ball, doubtless the first thing that springs to mind is the combat. Okay, so maybe you’ll imagine a meme first, but you get…

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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…

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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…

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UPDATE: Fairy Tail RPG announces March worldwide release

Hot on the heels of a gameplay preview and its first full trailer, the Fairy Tail RPG has announced its worldwide 2020 release date. All you guild members…

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Lupin III and Captain Harlock's Makio Inoue passes away

Voice actor Makio Inoue has passed away at the age of 80 following health complications after a chronic heart attack. It was announced by his talent agency Aoni…

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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…

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Young rebel magicians: the magic school in anime

The magical school in anime reflects a long-standing tradition of Japan plucking hidden (or not so hidden) gems from children’s literature. Harry Potter would come to visibly influence…

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Weekly round-up

We were so happy to let you lot see our reviews for both Garden of Sinners and the 2019 Fruits Basket this week. It never stops being exciting…

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Fairy Tail RPG gets exploring in new gameplay preview

With the Fairy Tail RPG’s 2020 release fast approaching, Gust are busily questing to get the game ready on schedule. But to tide all eager fans over until…

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Lupin the Third: The First movie reveals its thrilling opening sequence

You may have already heard that Lupin III has a new 3DCG movie on the way, but now there’s a whole new reason to be excited. This newest…

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Review: The Garden of Sinners – Collector’s Edition

After two years in a coma, Shiki Ryougi sets out to unravel the deeper mysteries behind a series of gruesome, supernatural incidents. She bears the gift and the…

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Demolition soon to begin on Kyoto Animation Studio 1

Kyoto Animation’s Studio 1, which was devastated by the arson attack in July, will undergo demolition as of 2020. It was reported by NHK on Sunday that preparation…

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Review: Fruits Basket (2019) – Season One Part One

From the first few moments of Fruits Basket, the differences with the original 2001 anime are immediately obvious. TMS Entertainment, who can count the beautiful Orange among its…

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Weekly round-up

Hello again friends and fellow bloggers! This busy month seems to have come to a height for us. There’s so much anime (and Star Wars!) to be watching…

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NisiOisiN’s Bishonen novels get anime adaptation

A new monster is rising, by which we mean a new NisiOisiN anime adaptation. It was announced in Japan today that the author’s Bishonen series has been green-lit…

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Natsunagu! anime supports Kumamoto’s earthquake recovery efforts

In an announcement by the Kumamoto Prefectural Government, it was revealed that there will be a TV anime to support revival efforts following the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes. The…

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