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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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Notes and musings about what we're currently watching, as well as goings-on in Japan.

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.

Thoughts on Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works


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.

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Blue Exorcist Gets Double-Feature Stage Play in June

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Hiromi Sakamoto, Masahiro Inoue recreate manga's 1st arc & Kyōto Fujō-Ō-hen Full Article at ANN

Oldest Surviving Anime Short by Phoenix Film's Kon Ichikawa Found

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1935 "Yowamushi Chinsengumi" short discovered in California Full Article at ANN

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Inspires Fall 2014 Game

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Super Megaforce is Saban's newest N. American adaptation of Toei's Super Sentai franchise Full Article at ANN

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July 5 movie of horror game that makes players solve puzzles to escape a demon Full Article at ANN

Yūichi Nakamura, Yuuki Kaji, Shinnosuke Tachibana Join Haikyu Cast

2014-04-23 at 03:15:00
Kuroo, Gozume, Yaku of Nekoma High School's volleyball team Full Article at ANN

Hunter X Hunter Manga's Return Slated for June 2

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This year's combined 22nd/23rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Yoshihiro Togashi will resume his Hunter X... Full Article at ANN

Apple's Steve Jobs & Woz Inspire Manga by Tokyo Toybox's Ume

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Steves manga to follow early years of tech company's founders Full Article at ANN

Fatal Frame Horror Game's Hollywood Film Also Still in the Works

2014-04-23 at 00:15:00
Separate from Kadokawa's 2014 Japanese film; Kindaichi's Kibayashi pens manga in Manga Box Full Article at ANN

Daily Briefs

2014-04-22 at 23:57:00
• Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro's Remaster Gets Theatrical Run in Japan
Xbox One Slated for September 4 in Japan With 48 Game Makers
• Suikoden II Briefly Listed for PS3 by U.S. Ratings Board

Rin Mikimoto's Kin Kyori Renai Shōjo Manga Gets Live Action Film

2014-04-22 at 22:30:00
Former NEWS group member Tomohisa Yamashita stars in love story of tsundere teacher, genius student Full Article at ANN