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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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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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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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Gurren Lagann Stage Play's Cast Announced

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Gainax supervises production featuring material not in 2007 TV anime Full Article at ANN

New Durarara! Manga Starts in Sylph in October

2014-08-22 at 05:05:00
Yen Press to ship 1st 2 English volumes of Durarara! Yellow Scarves Arc in September Full Article at ANN

Suzuko Mimori Joins Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Anime's Cast

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Btooom! voice actress plays wheelchair-using student in the Hero Club for October TV anime Full Article at ANN

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Film's Main Trailer Unveiled

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Kenshin endures bloody battles in order to save Japan in September 13 film Full Article at ANN

Sadao Abe to Voice Migi in Live-Action Parasyte Films

2014-08-22 at 01:45:00
Iryu actor also provides movement for CG character via motion capture Full Article at ANN

Free! Eternal Summer's Next 3 Character Song CDs Previewed

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Toronto Film Festival to Host North American Premiere of Princess Kaguya, Ghibli Documentary

2014-08-21 at 22:00:00
Ghibli director Isao Takahata will attend screening Full Article at ANN

Akiva Goldsman in Talks to Write 3rd Ring Film Script

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Goldsman previously penned Winter's Tale, I Am Legend, and The Da Vinci Code Full Article at ANN

L.A. EigaFest Also Showing Giovanni's Island Anime Film

2014-08-21 at 20:00:00
Festival will run from September 12-14 Full Article at ANN

Kantai Collection's DMM Turns Construction Vehicles, Tools Into Girls for Next Game

2014-08-21 at 19:00:05
Ore Tower ~Over Legend Endless Tower~ mobile card game pre-registration is now open Full Article at ANN