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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 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 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'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 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.
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works feels like a choppy video game in it's first act however once it enters the second act it starts feeling like an actual movie and I found it enjoyable. There are still huge gaps in the plot but it does a few things better than the TV series that came before 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.
New York Times Manga Best Seller List, February 23-March 1
2014-03-07 at 17:40:44
4 Attack on Titan volumes, Deadman Wonderland, Naruto, Nisekoi, Kamisama Kiss, Blood Lad, Black Butler Full Article at ANN
Band FLOW to Perform at Texas' AnimeFest Convention
2014-03-07 at 16:40:34
Band previously performed at the convention in 2006 Full Article at ANN
Crayon Shin-Chan 'Robo-Dad' Film's Trailer Streamed
2014-03-07 at 15:40:11
Restless dads attack in Japanese theaters on April 19 Full Article at ANN
Viz's Shojo Beat Adds Vampire Knight Novel, Chika Shiomi's Yukarism
2014-03-07 at 14:26:07
Also: Black Bird complete box set, Vampire Knight 2nd box set, Vampire Knight volume 19 limited edition Full Article at ANN
Motto! SoniComi Game's TV Commercial Previews Game Modes
2014-03-07 at 13:50:00
"Love communication" Super Sonico game by Kadokawa Games ships on March 20 Full Article at ANN
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster TV Commercial Streamed
2014-03-07 at 12:50:18
Game to ship in North America for PS3, PS Vita on March 21 Full Article at ANN
Japanese Comic Ranking, February 24-March 1
2014-03-07 at 12:00:46
Ore Monogatari!!, Hyakushō Kizoku, Terra Formars, Hozuki no Reitetsu, A Certain Magical Index top chart Full Article at ANN
Nozoki Ana Risqué Romance Manga Gets Live-Action Film
2014-03-07 at 12:00:00
Story of Tokyo student with neighbor who peeps at him got OVA by Studio Fantasia last year Full Article at ANN
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3's Noriaki Kakyoin Promo Streamed
2014-03-07 at 10:40:00
Jean-Pierre Polnareff video to follow next week Full Article at ANN
The Wind Rises Wins Japan Academy Prizes for Animation, Music
2014-03-07 at 09:25:00
Miyazaki's last film competed with another Ghibli work, The Tale of Princess Kaguya Full Article at ANN