Latest Akemi's Anime Blog Posts
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.
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 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 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'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 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.
What's New at AAW
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.
NYC's IFC to Screen Ghibli's Princess Kaguya on Friday
2014-09-30 at 19:20:00
Film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles as part of the New York Super Week Full Article at ANN
North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 28-October 4
2014-09-30 at 18:00:00
Golden Time, One Piece Film Z anime ship Full Article at ANN
Isuca Action Anime's Main Cast, January Premiere Unveiled
2014-09-30 at 15:40:00
Ibuki Kido, Keisuke Koumoto, M.A.O, Kaori Sadohara star in Osamu Takahashi's story Full Article at ANN
Crunchyroll Adds Orenchi no Furo Jijo Anime
2014-09-30 at 15:04:00
Series about a merman in a bathtub to premiere October 6 Full Article at ANN
Mamoru Oshii's Garm Wars Trailer Streamed
2014-09-30 at 14:00:00
Film to premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival Full Article at ANN
Takashi Murakami Produces Animated Music Video for Pharrell Williams Song
2014-09-30 at 13:07:00
Anime-inspired music video from Superflat Monogram producer Full Article at ANN
Kamen Rider/Garo Creators' Sword Gai Manga Gets TV Anime
2014-09-30 at 12:00:00
DLE adapts dark fantasy by Chaos;HEAd writer Toshiki Inoue, Garo helmer Keita Amemiya Full Article at ANN
2014-09-30 at 10:00:00
• Slam Dunk Season 1 DVDs Listed Under Cinedigm
• Viz Europe Lists Terraformars Anime at 13 Episodes
• Ore, Twin Tail ni Narimasu Anime Listed at 12 Episodes
• Chaos;Child Delayed by 3 Weeks to December 18
• Aniplex USA to Discontinue Blue Exorcist, Durarara!!, Gurren Lagann Movie DVDs
• THR Downplays Softbank's Dreamworks Animation Buyout, Reports on Talks With Legendary
Live-Action Nobunaga Concerto's 1st Episode Previewed in Video
2014-09-30 at 10:00:00
Series adapting Ayumi Hashii's historical manga premieres on October 13 with cast of Shun Oguri, Kou Shibasaki, Gaku Hamada, more Full Article at ANN
Omega Quintet PS4 Game's Nene Previewed in Video Before October Release
2014-09-30 at 09:00:00
Inori Minase stars as shy, gun-loving idol in October 2 idol RPG from Compile Heart Full Article at ANN