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Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo Box Art

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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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 14-20

2014-09-16 at 16:40:00
Valvrave the Liberator, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal anime; Kamen manga; Attack on Titan novel, guidebook ship Full Article at ANN

Takayuki Yamada Joins Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto Cast

2014-09-16 at 15:20:00
Crows Zero actor plays Kinoshita Tōkichirō/Toyotomi Hideyoshi Full Article at ANN

Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen English Dub Cast Announced

2014-09-16 at 14:20:00
Shannon Emerick, Corey Hartzog star as Jun; Luci Christian as Shinku Full Article at ANN

Viz Media Adds CLAMP's Suki: A Like Story Manga Digitally

2014-09-16 at 13:10:00
Manga available on Viz Manga platform, Kindle on September 23 Full Article at ANN

Denki-Gai no Honya-san Anime's 2nd Promo Previews Theme Song

2014-09-16 at 10:00:00
Ryota Ohsaka, Natsumi Takamori, more star in anime about workers at manga-selling bookstore Full Article at ANN

Akame ga Kill! TV Anime's 11th Flash Animation Short Streamed

2014-09-16 at 09:00:00
Tatsumi, Rabac visit surprising cabaret club in newest comedy short Full Article at ANN

Monthly Comic Gene Will Launch Online Comic Site With Pixiv in October

2014-09-16 at 08:00:00
'Gene Pixiv' site will feature spinoffs, new works by Comic Gene artists, Pixiv authors Full Article at ANN

Hatsune Miku Project mirai Deluxe 3DS Game Announced For 2015

2014-09-16 at 08:00:00
Game is Japanese release of western Hatsune Miku Project mirai Remix Full Article at ANN

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Game Trailer Previews New Systems

2014-09-16 at 07:00:00
Play as shadow versions of Persona 4 characters in game shipping on September 30 Full Article at ANN

Glutamine to Perform Majin Bone Anime's New Opening Theme

2014-09-16 at 06:00:00
Hatsune Miku artist Yūyu composes theme song for singer's 1st single Full Article at ANN