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Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo Box Art

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

Site Status Update (and secret project introduction)


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.

Sweet Blue Flowers Manga Finale Notes


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.

Detroit Metal City Notes


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.

Eden of the East Movies and Fridge Rage


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.

RightStuf Holiday Sale Underway


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.

Summer Wars Notes


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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North American Anime, Manga Releases, July 5-11

2015-07-07 at 17:40:00
Atelier Escha & Logy, Noragami, One Week Friends anime; The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Pandora of the Crimson Shell, Twin Star Exorcists manga ship Full Article at ANN

Expelled from Paradise Film Gets Sequel Novel

2015-07-07 at 16:30:00
Novel to ship on September 11 in Japan Full Article at ANN

Sentai Filmworks Adds Monster Musume Anime

2015-07-07 at 15:02:22
Series based on Okayado's manga premiered today Full Article at ANN

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages TV Ads Streamed

2015-07-07 at 14:29:47
Film to open July 18 in Japan Full Article at ANN

Monster Musume Online Game Coming This Year

2015-07-07 at 13:30:00
Host new monster girl characters in PC game from DMM Full Article at ANN

Inafune's Mighty No. 9 Gets Live-Action Film

2015-07-07 at 12:40:12
Movie will debut digitally from Legendary Digital Media, Contradiction Films Full Article at ANN

Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition's Theatrical Run Previewed in Video

2015-07-07 at 11:30:00
All 12 Season 1 episodes plus 3 from upcoming Season 3, starting July 25 Full Article at ANN

The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls 2nd Season's Promo Video Streamed

2015-07-07 at 10:30:00
New season to premiere on July 17 Full Article at ANN

Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, June 29-July 5

2015-07-07 at 05:10:00
Uta-Pri Revolutions sells 18,120, followed by Fushigi Yuugi stage play, Edge of Tomorrow, live-action Princess Jellyfish, Kuroko's Basketball Full Article at ANN

Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, June 29-July 5

2015-07-07 at 04:40:00
Uta-Pri Revolutions sells 31,157, followed by Arpeggio: DC, Saekano, Code Geass: Akito, Kan Colle Full Article at ANN