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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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Boruto: Naruto the Movie Posts 3-Minute Video of Fan Tributes

2015-07-28 at 23:50:00
Messages on what Naruto means to fans, set to music & footage from August 7 film Full Article at ANN

Rumiko Takahashi's Rin-ne Anime Casts Aya Endo, Fumi Hirano

2015-07-28 at 23:15:00
Endo plays Kain's mother; character debuting in show's 18th episode on Saturday Full Article at ANN

Lost Dimension Game's Launch Trailer Streamed

2015-07-28 at 21:00:00
DLC including quests, story content, costumes, and PSN avatars available for free until August 11 Full Article at ANN

The Last: Naruto the Movie Tops Both Blu-ray & DVD Charts With Franchise Highs

2015-07-28 at 20:45:00
1st time that the Naruto franchise topped both charts simultaneously Full Article at ANN

Boruto: Naruto the Movie to Play in Over 80 U.S. Cities

2015-07-28 at 18:45:00
In NY, California, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Missouri, & more states Full Article at ANN

North American Anime, Manga Releases, July 26-August 1

2015-07-28 at 16:45:00
009 Re:Cyborg, Galilei Donna, Inari Kon Kon, Monster Farm, No Game, No Life, Recently, My Sister Is Unusual, Windy Tales anime ship Full Article at ANN

Comico Manga 'Neko E Nikki' Gets Flash Anime

2015-07-28 at 15:40:00
Emi Hirayama to voice all characters Full Article at ANN

Little Witch Academia Inspires 2 New Manga Series

2015-07-28 at 14:30:00
Manga to begin in Shueisha's Ribon, Ultra Jump in August Full Article at ANN

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Heads to PC on August 18

2015-07-28 at 13:20:39
Trailer for PC version streamed Full Article at ANN

Naruto Creator on Being Asked for Sequel: 'Please Let Me Rest Now'

2015-07-28 at 12:40:00
He finally went on "honeymoon," even though his son is already as big as Boruto Full Article at ANN