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Review: Nekomonogatari Black

I've been a fan of the Monogatari series since Bakemonogatari and have followed the entire franchise since the start. Nekomonogatari: Black came out in late 2012 and was widely accepted by fans as a very pleasant addition to the franchise t...

 
 
 
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Blade and Soul licensed by Sentai Filmworks

It's Thursday which means that it's new license announcement day for Sentai Filmworks. I kid of course because just about every day is 'new license announcement' day for Sentai. Today though is extra special because out of all the new title...

 
 
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Dive into this new Free! trailer

Last summer, the anime world was completely swept up by the swimming anime Free!. The series followed the lives of a group of high school students and former friends who come back together thanks to their love of swimming. While some fans w...

 
 
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Sentai Filmworks announces Amnesia dub cast and release date

Would you believe me if I said that I had forgotten about this series up till now? No seriously, I remember watching some of this series when it first premiered but around the halfway mark I dropped it and never thought of it again until ye...

 
 
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GJ Club special to air May 5th in Japan

In the winter of 2013, Crunchyroll picked up a neat little slice of life comedy called GJ Club. And it was good. Very good in fact. Laugh out loud good even. But as with every other good series out there, eventually it had to end leaving a ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: The Irregular at Magic High School Ep 4

It seems that this week is the week for explanations because everyone has something that they must explain to someone else. The episode starts with Tatsuya explaining what happened at the close of last week's episode. Then he has to ex...

 
 
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Review: Wagnaria!!2 Blu-ray Complete Box Set Premium Edition

Before I was a professional writer, my primary source of income was working in the customer service industry. Every single day I would deal with customers face to face and while most of them were perfectly fine, there were some that were le...

 
 
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Majimoji Rurumo to start granting wishes this summer

For the last couple of months I've been enjoying the sports series Yowapeda. It's a solid mix of drama, sports action and comedy (though it's no Kuroko's Basketball). What I didn't know though is that the author of the original manga, ...

 
 
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Sentai Filmworks has No Game, No Life

Sentai Filmworks has kept the Japanator staff plenty busy this season by announcing license after license. Earlier today they sent out another press release announcing their latest acquisition, No Game, No Life. The series will get the usua...

 
 
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Momo Kyun Sword reveals first trailer

It wasn't too long ago that we first told you about the upcoming anime series Momo Kyun Sword. The series, which will feature animation produced by Tri-Slash and Project No.9, is a re-imagining of the famous Japanese story Momotaro wit...

 
 
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Daisuki announces M3 simulcast

Well this is it. With only a couple of series left to premiere, this looks to be one of the final simulcast announcements of the season and it goes to Daisuki. In a press release sent out last night, the streaming site has revealed that the...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: The Irregular at Magic High School Ep 3

Maybe it's because I'm absolutely exhausted from SakuraCon, but this week's episode of The Irregular at Magic High School didn't do much for me. They've finally moved past the character introductions for the most part and are finally advanc...

 
 
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Sakura-Con '14: Crunchyroll announces two more simulcasts

So SakuraCon has come and gone but we still have more news to share with you that came out of our weekend in Seattle. Yesterday, Crunchyroll held an industry panel at the con and despite getting through the bulk of their panel material in f...

 
 
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First Impressions: Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san

Normally, I don't like reviewing shorts because it's really difficult to get a full review out of something that's less than five minutes long. Every so often though, you come across a short that manages to pack a ton of laughs, heart and p...

 
 
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First Impressions: Love Live School Idol Project Season 2

It's been around a year since the last time we saw the girls from Otonokizaka High School and a lot has changed in that time. The nine girls are still school idols, but now Honoka has stepped up to become the new student council presid...

 
 
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First Impressions: Black Bullet

Taking place in the not too distant future, humanity has been infected with giant bugs called Gastrea. These bugs attack humans and infect them with a virus which then turns the victims into giant bugs themselves. There is no cure. The only...

 
 
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First trailer for Aldnoah.Zero premieres

I know that we're only two weeks into the spring season but that doesn't mean that we can't already be looking forward to the summer season. An example of this would be the highly anticipated new work from writer Gen Urobuchi and director E...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: The Irregular at Magic High School Ep 2

When I wrote my First Impressions for the first episode for Irregular at Magic High School, I said that I was sure that the series would be building toward something and I was very curious to know what it was. Now, after watching the second...

 
 
 
 
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First Impressions: No Game, No Life

Last year there was a series involving young geniuses being transported into a new world where they had to help people by playing various games. Fast forward to now and we have a new series that follows that same general premise titled No G...

 
 
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First Impressions: The World Is Still Beautiful

I do love me some good shoujo, so I jumped on this one as soon as I could. Now that I've seen it I'm ready to declare that yes, this here is some good shoujo.  In this particular fantasy series, the rain princess Nike has been sent to ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Dragonar Academy

The hardest series to give your First Impressions on are those series which are purely middle-of- the-road: The series that have no strong redeeming qualities, but aren't so offensive as to be called bad either. Dragonar Academy is one of t...

 
 
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First Impressions: The Irregular at Magic High School

In the months leading up to April, I asked a lot of people what they were most looking forward to during the spring season. Without a doubt, the most common answer was The Irregular at Magic High School (AKA Mahouka). Currently one of ...

 
 
 
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First Impressions: Akuma no Riddle

In this yuri action series, main character-gal Azuma Tokaku is a high school girl training to be an assassin. One day, she's given an assignment which involves transferring into a new school and taking out her target. When she arrives she r...

 
 
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Non Non Biyori Gets Second Season

I believe that I've mentioned before that 2013 was a good year for moe. We had series like GJ Club in the early part of the year, Kiniro Mosaic towards the middle of the year and then in the fall season we had a cute little moe comedy that ...

 
 
 
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First Impressions: Blade and Soul

It's that time again! Time to dive into the new season, that is. For my first series I've decided to tackle the bloody action series Blade and Soul, adapted from a Korean MMORPG. In this first episode, we're introduced to Alka, a warrior wi...

 
 
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All Mai Waifus

This is the story of a particular anime journalist. I won't name names because I don't want to embarrass him or invade his privacy. Let's just leave it at the fact that he's an anime journalist who works for a certain anime website somewher...

 
 
 
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Hamatora gets 'to be continued' message

With so many shows coming to a close this week and next, it's time to play one of our favorite games... the which shows will be coming back game! It's really simple to play. You just sit through twelve or thirteen episodes (or sometimes eve...

 
 
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Impressions: L'Arc~en~Ciel Live Concert Viewing

I've known about the Japanese singer Hyde ever since hearing his theme song to the anime Blood+ and I've known about the band L'Arc~en~Ciel since hearing their theme for the anime Moribito. Over the years, I haven't heard much more than tha...

 
 
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Review: K DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series

Sometimes you come across a series that looks amazing and impresses you with its style from the first moments. Those series are few and far between but when you find them, they tend to stick with you. Sometimes though, you get into the midd...

 
 
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New Hayate the Combat Butler OVA gets first trailer

Not long ago we revealed here on Japanator that Hayate the Combat Butler would be getting a brand new three episode OVA. The episodes are to be bundled with three volumes of the manga which will hit store shelves this summer.  What we ...

 
 
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The Moe Files

I've now been working with Japanator for about three months and I've noticed something: There's a severe lack of moe content on this site for whatever reason, and that needs to be fixed. That's why I've decided to step up and deliver The Mo...

 
 
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A look at: Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 1

By day Maron Kusakabe is a normal, everyday high school student. She lives in an apartment by herself, has a best friend who lives next door and she's a member of the rhythmic gymnastics team. What people don't realize, however, is that Mar...

 
 
 
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Kiniro Mosaic getting a 'sequel'

We all know by now that I do love me some moe and Kiniro Mosaic (Kinmoza) certainly had plenty of moe to go around. So much so that I was quite sad when it ended last fall and made way for other moe series like Non Non Biyori (which was adm...

 
 
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More details on M3 ~Sono Kuroki Tetsu~ released

A couple of days ago I reported on a new spring anime being announced called M3 ~Sono Kuroki Tetsu~ which is being helmed by Junichi Sato, written by Mari Okada and featuring mecha designs from Shoji Kawamori. At the time of the article bei...

 
 


About LB Bryantone of us since 1:44 PM on 09.29.2009

I've been writing about anime and manga either professionally or semi-professionally since August 31st 2005 starting on OtakuReview.net before graduating up to Ani.me, ICv2 and other sites around the web.

My weaknesses are moe and tsunderes.
 
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