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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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Sony Releases Samurai Warriors, Resident Evil PS4 Covers

2015-03-29 at 11:30:00
Engraved covers come as add-ons with PS4 purchase Full Article at ANN

Tom-H@ck, Masayoshi Ōishi Make Ace of Diamond: 2nd Season's Ending Song

2015-03-29 at 10:30:00
Artists reunite after making 1st anime's 1st two opening themes Full Article at ANN

Naomi, Ange Narrate New Cross Ange tr. PS Vita Game TV Spots

2015-03-29 at 09:30:00
Naomi claims Ange is wearing her rider suit in video for game releasing on May 28 Full Article at ANN

30-Second The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV Spot Aired Before April Premiere

2015-03-29 at 08:01:00
Series based on Hiromu Arakawa's manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's novels premieres April 5 Full Article at ANN

Ushio & Tora Casts Ai Kayano, Ayahi Takagaki, Kana Hanazawa

2015-03-29 at 07:30:00
Yuuka Nanri, Aki Toyosaki, Keiji Fujiwara, Yui Makino join Maaya Sakamoto, Nana Mizuki, Tasuku Hatanaka, Rikiya Koyama, Mikako Komatsu, Kiyono Yasuno Full Article at ANN

Aikatsu Idol Franchise Gets New Shōjo Manga in Ciao Magazine

2015-03-29 at 06:30:00
Usagi Mochi draws new series after Bambi Shirayuki stopped due to poor health Full Article at ANN

Bandai Namco's God Eater Games Get New Manga

2015-03-29 at 05:30:00
God Eater anime to premiere this summer Full Article at ANN

Ju-on: The Final Film's Teaser Looks Back on Horror Franchise

2015-03-29 at 04:30:00
"Final" film in franchise to open in Japan on June 20 Full Article at ANN

Nodame Cantabile's Ninomiya Draws "Episode 0" One-Shot Manga for Live-Action Film

2015-03-29 at 02:30:00
Manga available for free until March 28 Full Article at ANN

Tasuku Hatanaka, Rikiya Koyama Star in Ushio & Tora TV Anime in Summer

2015-03-29 at 01:30:00
Mikako Komatsu, Kiyono Yasuno. Maaya Sakamoto, Nana Mizuki also star Full Article at ANN