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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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Long sword, great sword classes highlighted for game shipping in Japan on November 28 Full Article at ANN

Fate/Grand Order RPG's Promo Previews Game Mechanics

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Seraph of the End Gets Original Event Anime

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Jump Special Anime Festa will tour 9 cities in Japan this November Full Article at ANN

Tracking Board: Lionsgate is Working on Naruto Movie

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Michael Gracey in talks to direct Full Article at ANN

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Tokyo Ghoul, No Game, No Life, Akame ga Kill!, Log Horizon, Black Butler, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Big Hero 6, Attack on Titan, Bleach, Assassination Classroom Full Article at ANN

To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness Manga Volume 15 Bundles New OVA

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2 episodes adapt stories from the manga Full Article at ANN

Sayaka Nakaya Stars in Magical Somera-chan Anime From Ai Mai Mi Creators

2015-07-31 at 13:00:00
Staff returns for 3rd anime based on Choboraunyopomi's works Full Article at ANN

Flying Witch Manga About Teen Witch Gets TV Anime

2015-07-31 at 11:55:00
Chihiro Ishizuka's story of 15-year-old witch who moves to northern Japan Full Article at ANN