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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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Daisuki to Stream Aikatsu! TV Anime

2014-09-01 at 15:00:00
Idol card show for girls begins Thursday Full Article at ANN

Dark Horse Licenses Fate/Zero Manga by Shinjirō

2014-09-01 at 14:00:00
Manga adapts Gen Urobuchi's light novel series Full Article at ANN

Danganronpa: Another Episode's 2nd Promo Video Streamed

2014-09-01 at 13:25:00
Spinoff game slated for September 25 Full Article at ANN

Mobile Suit Gundam Game Unveiled for PS4

2014-09-01 at 12:40:00
Teaser video for 2015 game streamed Full Article at ANN

God Eater 2 Rage Burst Unveiled for PS4, PS Vita in Teaser

2014-09-01 at 11:05:00
To have playable demo at Tokyo Game Show Full Article at ANN

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Announced For PS4/PS3, Xbox One/Xbox 360, PC

2014-09-01 at 09:00:00
Also: Trailer for remastered 1st Resident Evil game Full Article at ANN

3 Fan-Made Touhou Project Games Head to PS4 as Digital Titles

2014-09-01 at 08:00:00
Trailer also streamed for project that lets fans make games together with Sony Full Article at ANN

Dragon Quest Heroes For PS3/PS4 Announced With Development by Omega Force

2014-09-01 at 07:00:00
Trailer streamed for game being made by Dynasty Warriors development team Full Article at ANN

Kappei Yamaguchi, M.A.O Star in Magic Kaito TV Anime Series

2014-09-01 at 05:20:00
Eri Kitamura, Mamoru Miyano also star in A-1 Pictures' Fall anime of Gosho Aoyama's thief Full Article at ANN

New Ys in Development for PS4, PS Vita Next Year

2014-09-01 at 04:50:27
Nihon Falcom's video shows Adol's party battling in Gillia Full Article at ANN