Latest Akemi's Anime Blog Posts
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.
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.
What's New at AAW
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.
Japanese Box Office, September 6-7
2014-09-14 at 23:20:00
Ghost in the Shell Arise border:4 premieres Full Article at ANN
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san Manga to End on September 24
2014-09-14 at 22:20:00
Romantic comedy series available on Crunchyroll Full Article at ANN
New York Times Manga Best Seller List, August 31-September 6
2014-09-14 at 21:20:00
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, One Piece, 2 Attack on Titan volumes, Niisekoi, Pokemon Adventures, Kazue Kato short story collection, Monster Musume, Skip Beat!, High School DxD Full Article at ANN
Sumire Uesaka to Perform Hōzuki no Reitetsu OVA's Ending Theme
2014-09-14 at 20:20:00
3 new DVD episodes to screen in December before bundling with manga Full Article at ANN
Thermae Romae II Film's English-Subtitled Trailer Posted
2014-09-14 at 19:20:00
Live-action sequel to Mari Yamazaki's manga premiered in Japan in April Full Article at ANN
'I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying' Anime's 1st Video, New Voice Cast Unveiled
2014-09-14 at 15:00:00
Rie Kugimiya, Toshifumi Sakai, Ryoko Shintani join anime about woman married to otaku Full Article at ANN
Yuri Kuma Arashi by Utena/Penguindrum's Ikuhara Slated for January
2014-09-14 at 14:00:00
Studio Silver Link producing animation for "intellectual fantasy" Full Article at ANN
Aniplex USA to Release Gurren Lagann on Blu-ray Singles
2014-09-14 at 13:45:00
Company previously released the series in an imported Blu-ray set last year Full Article at ANN
Samurai 7 Sci-Fi Anime Gets Stage Musical
2014-09-14 at 10:45:00
Prince of Tennis musicals' director to helm 2015 adaptation of 2004 TV series Full Article at ANN
Mysterious Joker TV Anime's 30-Second Commercial Streamed
2014-09-14 at 08:46:18
Haruna Sakurai, Naoki Tatsuta, Yuko Hara, more join cast for October 6 anime Full Article at ANN