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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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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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Lupin III's Long-Time Daisuke Jigen Voice Actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi Passes Away at 89

2022-08-08 at 03:46:12
Kobayashi passed away on July 30 due to pneumonia Full Article at ANN

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Miyuki Sawashiro joins cast as Destra; Shige Fukase is new director Full Article at ANN

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Rika Nagae voices protagonist Mitsuha Yamano; Hiroshi Tamada directs anime at Felix Film Full Article at ANN

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2022-08-07 at 12:28:57
Frontier Engine, Geektoys animate story by Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto's Nami Sano Full Article at ANN

Yama Wayama's Onna no Sono no Hoshi Comedy Manga Gets Anime Blu-ray

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Gen Hoshino, Mamoru Miyano star in story of teacher in all-girls school Full Article at ANN

'Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World' Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in 2023

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The official website for the television anime of Kei Sazane and Ao Nekonabe's Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō,... Full Article at ANN

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Anime Unveils Visual, Director Change

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Hitoshi Haga is season 3's new director Full Article at ANN

Beast Tamer Anime Unveils New Trailer, More Cast, Staff, Theme Songs, October 2 Premiere

2022-08-06 at 23:23:20
Minami Tanaka, Maria Sashide join cast as Sora, Luna Full Article at ANN

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Anime Reveals Teaser, Cast, Staff, 2023 TV Premiere

2022-08-06 at 22:51:03
Yuka Nukui, Masaaki Mizunaka, Rie Takahashi, Tomoaki Maeno star in fantasy anime Full Article at ANN

Aniplex Releases Lord El-Melloi, Mahouka New Year's Specials on Home Video

2022-08-06 at 22:06:27
Both specials release on Blu-ray Disc in November Full Article at ANN