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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, March 26-April 1

2023-03-28 at 17:00:00
DEEMO Memorial Keys, Mieruko-chan anime; The Valiant Must Fall, Tombs: Junji Ito Story Collection manga ship Full Article at ANN

Disney Senior Dubbing Manager: Heavenly Delusion Anime to Get Simulcast in U.S.

2023-03-28 at 15:18:34
Disney+, Hulu to stream anime premiering on April 1 Full Article at ANN

Azuki Launches Gloomy Bear: Apocalyptic Love Manga in English on April 4

2023-03-28 at 13:45:00
1-shot manga based on Mori Chack's character to be available on Azuki's website; iOS, Android app Full Article at ANN

Sakura-Con Screens N. American Premieres for To Every You I've Loved Before, To Me, The One Who Loved You, Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation, More Anime

2023-03-28 at 12:59:41
Also: world premiere of Dr. Stone: New World's 2nd episode Full Article at ANN

Chinese Authorities Arrest 4 People Allegedly Associated With 'Largest' Anime Piracy Site Aimed at Japanese People

2023-03-28 at 12:24:38
Piracy site shut down on Monday Full Article at ANN

Yu-Gi-Oh Cross Duel Smartphone Game Ends Service

2023-03-28 at 10:59:33
Game ends service on September 4 Full Article at ANN

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Game's 10-Minute Gameplay Trailer Reveals New Abilities

2023-03-28 at 10:18:50
New abilities include Recall, Fuse, Ultrahand, Ascend Full Article at ANN

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anime's Sanctuary Arc Reveals Promo Video, Theme Song Artists, April 12 Debut

2023-03-28 at 09:30:46
Showtaro Morikubo performs opening, Mai Fuchigami performs ending Full Article at ANN

My Neighbor Totoro 35th Anniversary Screenings Earn US$284,122 on Opening Day

2023-03-28 at 07:51:11
GKIDS, Fathom Events screen film from March 25 to 29 as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2023 Full Article at ANN

Mizu Sahara's Okashiratsuki Manga Gets Live-Action Film

2023-03-28 at 07:22:32
Manga follows relationship between boy who has pig-like tail, softball-playing girl across 10 years Full Article at ANN