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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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The First Slam Dunk Film Tops Korean Box Office in 5th Weekend

2023-02-06 at 06:29:35
Film earns equivalent of US$2.28 million over weekend, crossing US$19.3 million total Full Article at ANN

Nyx no Lantern's Kan Takahama Starts Work on New Manga

2023-02-06 at 06:16:10
Takahama plans to launch Shishi to Botan manga in mid-March Full Article at ANN

Comikey Licenses The Betrayed Woman's Prince Manga

2023-02-06 at 04:18:29
Manga adaptation of Saku Takamiya's light novel series launched in 2021 Full Article at ANN

SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble Game Launches in Southeast Asia on April 27

2023-02-06 at 03:49:55
Game's English trailer streamed Full Article at ANN

Atelier Ryza 3 Game's Opening Video Revealed

2023-02-06 at 03:36:12
Game launches in English on March 24 for PS5, PS4, Switch, Steam Full Article at ANN

Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Film Sells Over 10 Million Tickets in Japan

2023-02-06 at 03:27:12
Film has earned 13.4 billion yen in 87 days in Japanese box office Full Article at ANN

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc's 1st Episode Theatrical Screenings Earn 1.15 Billion Yen

2023-02-06 at 02:43:16
Screenings have sold 810,000 tickets since opening last Friday Full Article at ANN

2nd Sword Art Online: Progressive Film Earns US$607,000 in U.S.

2023-02-06 at 02:15:53
Film opened on Friday in 892 locations Full Article at ANN

International Anime Music Festival Postpones N. American Tour

2023-02-06 at 01:41:11
Tour will now begin in Mexico on March 30-31 Full Article at ANN

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Game's Demo Launches on February 24

2023-02-06 at 01:15:25
Game ships for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on March 3 Full Article at ANN