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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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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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Imageepoch CEO's Twitter Account Taken Offline

2015-05-06 at 02:00:00
The Twitter account of Ryohei Mikage, the CEO of game company Imageepoch (7th Dragon 2020, Arc Rise Fantasia, Criminal Girls), was taken offline. This... Full Article at ANN

2nd Ace Attorney Stage Play Unveils Cast in Costume

2015-05-05 at 23:00:00
Play based on 2nd game in series opened last Wednesday Full Article at ANN

Sword Art Online: Lost Song English Featurette Showcases Guest Characters, Gameplay

2015-05-05 at 20:45:00
Game slated for English release in Asia on May 12 Full Article at ANN

Rock Band Back-On to Perform at Fanime

2015-05-05 at 19:45:00
Convention to be held May 22-25 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center Full Article at ANN

Touhou Project Spin-off Takkoman Headed West

2015-05-05 at 18:45:00
Action platformer slated for May 7 with Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character Full Article at ANN

Toma Ikuta, Masaki Okada, Chiaki Kuriyama Star in Himitsu - The Top Secret Film

2015-05-05 at 17:25:00
Nao Omori also in film by Kenshin's Keishi Ōtomo of sci-fi shōjo manga Full Article at ANN

Viz Adds 3 Naruto Epilogue Novels & Art Book, Schedules Final Manga Volume

2015-05-05 at 16:25:53
Kakashi novel & Uzumaki Naruto art book in November, final manga volume in October Full Article at ANN

NIS America Licenses Kotoura-san School Comedy TV Anime

2015-05-05 at 15:55:00
The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura on English-subtitled Blu-ray on August 4 Full Article at ANN

Touhou Project's Maihana Soumakyou Shoot 'Em Up Heads to PS4

2015-05-05 at 15:00:00
Port of souvenir cir. game to add new elements, enhanced graphics Full Article at ANN

New York Comic Con to Host Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto

2015-05-05 at 14:00:00
Manga creator attends October event after he ends main series, starts spinoff Full Article at ANN