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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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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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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, October 19-25

2014-10-31 at 19:00:00
No Game, No Life; Naruto; Food Wars!; Haganai; 2 Attack on Titan volumes; Maximum Ride; Deadman Wonderland; Black Butler; Full Article at ANN

2nd Kamisama Hajimemashita Anime's Additional Cast, January Premiere Unveiled

2014-10-31 at 17:40:00
Pop singer Hanae will return to perform the theme songs Full Article at ANN

Square Enix Demonstrates New Final Fantasy XV Footage

2014-10-31 at 16:30:00
Videos show vast world, technology behind the game Full Article at ANN

Naruto Actor Kazuhiko Inoue Hospitalized, Has Appearance Cancelled

2014-10-31 at 15:20:00
Kouichi Yamadera will take his place at Chiba event Full Article at ANN

The Last -Naruto the Movie- Full Trailer Debuts

2014-10-31 at 13:42:00
Film slated for release December 6 in Japan Full Article at ANN

Final Fantasy Agito+ PS Vita Game Delayed Until Further Notice

2014-10-31 at 13:25:00
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike game also delayed 1 day Full Article at ANN

Terraformars 2nd OVA Episode's Trailer Streamed

2014-10-31 at 10:33:55
Second OVA episode to bundle with the manga's 11th volume Full Article at ANN

Anime Mirai Short Death Billiards Gets TV Anime (Update)

2014-10-31 at 09:30:00
Death Parade premieres in 2015 with original creator Yuzuru Tachikawa as director at Madhouse Full Article at ANN

Hiroyuki Sawano Performs Attack on Titan Film's Ending Theme 'YAMANAIAME'

2014-10-31 at 08:40:40
Sawano also performs insert song for Attack on Titan: No Regrets OVA Full Article at ANN

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Gets Western Release Dates, PC Version

2014-10-30 at 23:57:00
Koei announced on its Facebook page on Thursday that Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Shin Sangoku Musou 7: Empires) is slated for January 27, 2015 in North... Full Article at ANN