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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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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)


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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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, November 16-22

2014-11-28 at 16:30:00
The New York Times newspaper listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on November 22. Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher... Full Article at ANN

Etrian Odyssey x Mysterious Dungeon Gameplay Videos Streamed

2014-11-28 at 15:05:00
Atlus, Spike Chunsoft's crossover 3DS game set for Japanese release in March Full Article at ANN

Yuri Kuma Arashi Casts Yōko Hikasa, Kikuko Inoue, Aya Endo

2014-11-28 at 13:40:00
New anime from Revolutionary Girl Utena's Kunihiko Ikuhara to premiere in January Full Article at ANN

Dog Days 3rd Season Commercial Features Kuberu, Rebecca

2014-11-28 at 12:50:00
Series to premiere in January Full Article at ANN

M.A.O Joins Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film Cast

2014-11-28 at 10:00:00
Anime film to premiere in Japanese theaters on January 15 Full Article at ANN

Show By Rock!! TV Anime's 3rd Band Promo Video Posted

2014-11-28 at 09:30:00
Fictional Japanese-style band introduced for 2015 series based on Sanrio mobile game Full Article at ANN

3rd Dog Days Season Casts Sumire Uesaka as New Character

2014-11-28 at 09:00:00
Dog Days" to premiere in January Full Article at ANN

Final Live-Action Patlabor Part's Trailer Streamed

2014-11-28 at 08:30:00
7th episode features character Yukihito Tsuge from Patlabor 2: The Movie, premieres on January 10 Full Article at ANN

Giovanni's Island Film Wins Media Arts Award

2014-11-28 at 06:51:52
Tamako Love Story, Aoi Hono, Kill la Kill, more also win awards Full Article at ANN

Yoru no Yatterman Casts Eri Kitamura, Hiroaki Hirata, Kenta Miyake

2014-11-28 at 04:15:00
Comedian Hori to also star as Dokurobeh Full Article at ANN