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Latest Review Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo

1.5 stars

A textbook example of how the first in a series isn't always the best.

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Spice and Wolf II Box Art

Latest Review Spice and Wolf II

4 stars

More smart, sharp-tongued, thoroughly entertaining economic adventures with an added emphasis on substantive romance.

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Wedding Peach DX Box Art

Latest Review Wedding Peach DX

3.5 stars

A thoroughly enjoyable four-shot that defies the self-imposed limits and traits of the genre.

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Latest Akemi's Anime Blog Posts

Notes and musings about what we're currently watching, as well as goings-on in Japan.

Site Status Update (and secret project introduction)

07/23/2014

AAW's unplanned hiatus is the unfortunate side effect of our editor having a stroke, the proprietor buying a house, and my inability to do more than one big project at a time. The positive side effect is that it's time to announce what the heretofore-secret big project is.
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Sweet Blue Flowers Manga Finale Notes

08/10/2013

After reading the Sweet Blue Flowers manga finale, I'm torn between having enjoyed the characters and being satisfied with the conclusion and the nagging disappointment that the whole thing was lacking in narrative skill and the end was particularly rushed.
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Detroit Metal City Notes

03/06/2013

Detroit Metal City is a situation comedy about a nice guy getting into awkward situations because he moonlights as the lead singer of a death metal band. The setup sounds good, and the execution is better than funny--it's hilarious.
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Eden of the East Movies and Fridge Rage

12/15/2012

Eden of the East starts with a bang in the TV series, then follows it up with two movies, the second of which ended up being a prime example of what I shall call Fridge Rage.
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RightStuf Holiday Sale Underway

11/21/2012

RightStuf's obscenely cheap Holiday Sale is here again! We list some favorites among the even-larger-than-usual list of dirt-cheap anime to empty your wallet.
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Summer Wars Notes

09/13/2012

Summer Wars is a bit like a cross between Omoide Poroporo, a lighthearted Satoshi Kon film, and WarGames, and while it's not a perfect film it has quite a bit going for it.
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Mar. 15, 2013

In honor of the late Naya Goro, unforgettable voice actor of Zenigata, a review of the not-so-good classic Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo.

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Kangoku Gakuen/Prison School TV Anime Slated for Summer

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Comedy manga about boys in all-girls school has sold 4 million Full Article at ANN

Tamagotchi! Tama Tomo Daishū GO! Anime to Premiere in April

2015-03-04 at 02:00:00
5th season in current series to air on Thursday evenings Full Article at ANN

Sony Sells 20.2 Million PS4 Consoles Globally

2015-03-04 at 01:00:00
Console is fastest-selling PlayStation system in Sony's history Full Article at ANN

Baseball Manga Major's Sequel Centers on Goro's Son

2015-03-04 at 00:00:00
New chapter is 1st in 5 years for long-running baseball manga Full Article at ANN

Sony to Launch Project Morpheus VR Headset for PS4 in Early 2016

2015-03-03 at 21:30:00
Shuhei Yoshida outlines key changes in new model at GDC event Full Article at ANN

Tron: Legacy Director Joseph Kosinsky In Talks to Direct Gran Turismo Film

2015-03-03 at 20:30:00
Adaptation of Sony's racing game franchise originally revealed in 2013 Full Article at ANN

Xseed Streams 2nd Story of Seasons Game Trailer

2015-03-03 at 19:30:00
Retailers list March 31 release date Full Article at ANN

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Listed for September 1 Worldwide

2015-03-03 at 18:05:00
Kojima describes game as "final Metal Gear Solid" in IGN video since removed Full Article at ANN

North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 1-7

2015-03-03 at 17:05:00
Yakitate!! Japan, Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Space Dandy, Outbreak Company, Chronicles of the Going Home Club anime ship Full Article at ANN

Beelzebub: Bangai-hen Spinoff Manga Ends in March

2015-03-03 at 15:45:00
Spinoff launched last May after original manga ended Full Article at ANN