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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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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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Kentaro Yabuki's Ayakashi Triangle Manga Ends

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Anime adaptation also airs final episode on Monday Full Article at ANN

Kaede Hondo, Reiji Kawashima Star in Mission: Yozakura Family Anime

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Akari Kitō, Katsuyuki Konishi also star in 2024 anime Full Article at ANN

The Duke of Death and His Maid Anime Gets 3rd Season in 2024

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Season 2 ended on Sunday Full Article at ANN

1st Haikyu!! Final Film's Trailer Unveils Director/Writer, February 26 Opening

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Director Susumu Mitsunaka returns for 1st of 2 films Full Article at ANN

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Anime Reveals More Cast

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Natsuki Hanae, Hina Kino, Yūsuke Kobayashi, Jun Fukushima, more join cast of October 7 anime Full Article at ANN

Late Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara to Still Voice Reno in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Game

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases on February 29 Full Article at ANN

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime Unveils Main Staff, More Cast

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Wakana Maruoka, Yukiyo Fujii, Saya Aizawa join cast Full Article at ANN

Tenkō-saki no Seiso Karen na Bishōjo ga, Mukashi Danshi to Omotte Issho ni Asonda Osananajimi Datta Ken Light Novels Gets Anime

2023-09-24 at 06:27:58
Yu Hibari's rom-com about boy discovering childhood friend is actually a girl Full Article at ANN

The Insipid Prince's Furtive Grab for The Throne Light Novels Have Anime in the Works

2023-09-24 at 06:05:17
Tanba's fantasy with art by Yuunagi, manga by Yukino Amaga Full Article at ANN

Class de 2-ban Me ni Kawaii Onna no Ko to Tomodachi ni Natta Light Novels Have Anime in the Works

2023-09-24 at 05:41:23
Takata's romantic comedy of boy hanging out with 2nd cutest girl in class Full Article at ANN