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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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Digimon Adventure Anime Returns Next Spring in High School Sequel

2014-08-01 at 08:10:00
Digimon Adventure TV, Digimon films get Blu-ray boxes in 2015 Full Article at ANN

Kamisama Kiss/Kamisama Hajimemashita Manga Gets 2nd Anime Season

2014-08-01 at 03:25:05
Julietta Suzuki's supernatural romantic comedy shōjo manga published by Viz Full Article at ANN

San Diego Police: Comic-Con Cosplayer's Injuries Were From Fall

2014-08-01 at 02:00:00
Teen believed to have fallen after climbing a gate Full Article at ANN

Daily Briefs

2014-07-31 at 23:45:00
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's 1st Season Will Ship on DVD in January
Bleach Manga Volume 64 Delayed 1 Month
To Love-Ru Darkness: Extra Edition Manga Goes on Hiatus
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Begins Season Break
Hatoful Boyfriend Pigeon Dating Sim Gets Collector's Edition

The Last -Naruto the Movie-'s Longer Teaser Streamed

2014-07-31 at 22:15:00
Tsuneo Kobayashi directs December 6 film with "final episode" tagline Full Article at ANN

Tickets for X Japan's NYC Concert Go on Sale on Friday

2014-07-31 at 18:30:00
Band will also appear at New York Comic Con Full Article at ANN

Funimation Streams Cancelled Psycho-Pass Episode

2014-07-31 at 16:30:46
Episode broadcast delayed indefinitely in Japan due to related current events Full Article at ANN

Capsule Servant Game Promo Features Mini Fate Series Characters

2014-07-31 at 15:30:18
Tower defense game to ship with Fate/hollow ataraxia PS Vita game Full Article at ANN

Hajime Yamamura's Ten ni Hibiki Manga Will End in August

2014-07-31 at 14:15:53
Manga began publication in 2009 Full Article at ANN

Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Anime by Akame ga Kill! Writer Announced

2014-07-31 at 13:11:55
Persona 4's Seiji Kishi to direct original anime at Studio Gokumi Full Article at ANN