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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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Matsuyama City's Anime Short Sequel Streamed

2014-10-25 at 01:05:00
Sequel to 2013 short features islands west of Matsuyama Full Article at ANN

Toei Files 'Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger' Trademark

2014-10-24 at 23:57:00
Toei filed a trademark for "Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger" in Japan on September 25, and the trademark was made public on Thursday. The "shuriken" in the... Full Article at ANN

Australia's Madman Ent. Adds Ghibli's When Marnie Was There

2014-10-24 at 23:57:00
Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it licensed Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There anime film. Madman Entertainment... Full Article at ANN

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Game Slated for the West on February 17

2014-10-24 at 23:57:00
Koei Tecmo America will release the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in North America on February... Full Article at ANN

Crunchyroll Schedules Uncensored Terraformars #1-3

2014-10-24 at 23:57:00
Media service Crunchyroll has scheduled its uncensored streaming of the first three Terraformars episodes for 24 hours: from Saturday, October 25 at 9:00... Full Article at ANN

Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu English-Subtitled in Japan

2014-10-24 at 23:57:00
The official website for the original video anime Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu. (This Boy Is Worrying About Turning to Stone) announced that it will... Full Article at ANN

Rail Wars PS Vita Delayed Until Further Notice

2014-10-24 at 23:57:00
5pb. has delayed its Rail Wars adventure game for the PS Vita from November 27 until an unspecified date. 5pb. explained that the delay is due to "various... Full Article at ANN

Daily Briefs

2014-10-24 at 23:57:00
Crunchyroll Schedules Uncensored Terraformars #1-3
Australia's Madman Ent. Adds Ghibli's When Marnie Was There
Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu English-Subtitled in Japan
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Game Slated for the West on February 17
Rail Wars PS Vita Delayed Until Further Notice
Toei Files 'Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger' Trademark

Show By Rock!! TV Anime's 2nd Band Promo Video Posted

2014-10-24 at 21:30:00
Fictional visual-kei band introduced for 2015 series based on Sanrio mobile game Full Article at ANN

New York Times Manga Best Seller List, October 12-18

2014-10-24 at 18:30:00
Vampire Knight, Naruto, Fairy Tail, 2 Attack on Titan volumes, Kamisama Kiss, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, Happy Marriage?!, Maximum Ride, Unofficial Hatsune Miku Mix Full Article at ANN