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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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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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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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Kuroko's Basketball Threat Suspect Gets 4.5 Years in Prison

2014-08-21 at 03:55:47
Tokyo court sentences man who sent threats linked to popular manga Full Article at ANN

Live-Action Itazura na Kiss Sequel's Opening Streamed

2014-08-21 at 02:00:00
Cyntia sings theme for series premiering with September 12 honeymoon special Full Article at ANN

Mikako Komatsu, Hiroyuki Yoshino Join Gangsta. Anime's Cast

2014-08-21 at 01:00:00
Yoshiko Sakakibara also joins cast for anime, 3-part drama CD project Full Article at ANN

Daily Briefs

2014-08-20 at 23:57:00
• Current Hunter x Hunter TV Anime's End Slated for September 23
• Yo-kai Watch Planned for Overseas Release
• 3rd Kuroko's Basketball Season's Premiere Month Not Announced

Kōji Matsumoto Starts Next Higanjima Horror Manga Sequel

2014-08-20 at 21:00:00
Series is inspiring a new live-action film, drama television series Full Article at ANN

Funimation Streams Hellsing Ultimate Trailer

2014-08-20 at 20:00:00
Last two episodes of Hellsing Ultimate will ship in October Full Article at ANN

Uncut Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Home Video Release Slated for October

2014-08-20 at 19:03:42
Blu-ray and DVD release will include additional 20 min. of footage Full Article at ANN

Japan's Video Game Rankings, August 11-17

2014-08-20 at 18:20:08
Hyrule Warriors debuts at #2 Full Article at ANN

Daisuki to Also Stream Hanamonogatari Anime

2014-08-20 at 17:20:23
All 5 episodes to stream August 21 Full Article at ANN

NickToons Streams 1st Episode of Little Battlers eXperience Anime

2014-08-20 at 16:20:03
Series will premiere on NickToons on Sunday, August 24 Full Article at ANN