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Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo Box Art

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)


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.

Sweet Blue Flowers Manga Finale Notes


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 Notes


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 Movies and Fridge Rage


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 Holiday Sale Underway


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 Notes


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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Also offers Space Adventure Cobra & The Venus Wars films on Blu-ray Full Article at ANN

Boruto: Naruto the Movie to Screen in 9 Canadian Cities

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Eleven Arts to screen film once in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, other cities Full Article at ANN

New Fairy Tail Novel Coming in October

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Ren Kanan to pen Ōedo Fairy Tail Full Article at ANN

Hamatora English Dub Cast Revealed

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Adam Gibbs, David Wald star as Nice, Murasaki Full Article at ANN

Komori-san wa Kotowarenai Anime Casts Aya Uchida

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Ari Ozawa, Maria Naganawa also in Artland anime of manga by I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying creator Full Article at ANN

Arata: The Legend Manga Goes on Hiatus

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Manga had resumed in July after 17-month hiatus Full Article at ANN

Yoru no Nai Kuni's Introduction, Battle Videos Streamed

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PS3/PS4/PS Vita game slated for October 1 after delay Full Article at ANN

Street Fighter V Adds Rainbow Mika

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Character first appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 3 Full Article at ANN

Silver Link Animates Closers Online Game's Promotional Video

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Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas performs theme song for online action RPG Full Article at ANN

Comic Zenon Magazine's Manga Offered in English Online

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Tetsuo Hara's Ikusa no Ko, Nobo and Her?, ARTE initially offered Full Article at ANN