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Impressions: Kaguya-sama Love is War

After re-reading My Hero Academia and Tokyo Ghoul, preparing for their upcoming (or current anime seasons depending on when this is published), I thought I needed to read something different, so I looked into the recently released first vol...

 
 
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Garage Hero hits us with another fun April Fools' joke

For this year's April Fools' Day, Bueno of the independent tokusatsu group, Garage Hero, teamed up with a few people to come up with a fun idea. Joining forces with tokusatsu blog Websites like Orends: Range and JEFusion, they came up with ...

 
 
 
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Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered

It’s been almost 14 years since the original Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light hit theaters in North America. I still remember that summer where I went to Burger King a lot just for the happy meals toys, too, even though I was a f...

 
 
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FLCL's sequel brings out The Pillows goodness on June 2

Whenever a title finishes its run, there's a good chance that its story is complete. As FLCL's new seasons hit us with a cool trailer, I'm still siding with those who think that they aren't necessary. Aside from the original show havin...

 
 
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Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 is now a thing

So a recap special of the anime, Mob Psycho 100, was shown at an event in Japan and it set the stage for the show's second season to be announced. In other words, another adaptation of ONE's (One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100's Creator) work...

 
 
 
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Get drunk with Coca-Cola Japan's upcoming alcoholic drinks

I may not be big on Coke, but I enjoy mixing it with rum and a bit of lemon. While we're on the topic of mixing booze with soda, Coca-Cola's Japan branch is planning to release an alcoholic beverage in the region. Interestingly, it's t...

 
 
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PROMIC has launched the Japan Anime Music Lab

Last week, PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has launched Japan Anime Music Lab, or JAM LAB for short. The website, which you can find here,&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set

Just like Free!, Yuri on Ice is something I wanted to avoid watching, basically, one reason that it’s mostly fanservice for girls (I love Kuroko’s Basketball and that’s basically Yaoi galore), but mostly because I’m ...

 
 
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Review: Akiba's Trip: The Animation

I’ve been a fan of the Akiba’s Trip series ever since it debuted on the PSP, especially since it was the “weeb” version of Way of the Samurai, which is by the same developer. While the gameplay isn’t spectacula...

 
 
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Review: Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set

Looking back at my Top 5 of 2016, perhaps Keijo (stylized as Keijo!!!!!!!!) shouldn’t be in the Top 5, especially after catching up with series released during that time, but it still was a very enjoyable watch. De...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Part 3 Blu-Ray Set

With another Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray release comes another set of 13 episodes, and this time the series finally starts with its own original arc and not bad retellings of the movies. The Universe 6 arc introduces the God of Destruction of...

 
 
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Review: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection

I’m not too familiar with the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, though I did watch the second film and played some of the games, though don’t remember which. When I recently saw the trailer for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Refl...

 
 
 
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Review: Mazinger Z: INFINITY

So, it has been around 17 years since I watched the original Mazinger Z, so a lot of that has happened in the series is foggy to me, but the movie took 10 years after the original series, and still being familiar with the characters, I...

 
 
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Type-MOON's Garden of Sinners films are now on Crunchyroll

As Fate/Grand Order continues to run its Garden of Sinners event, the original movie series has appeared on Crunchyroll in the Americas. All in all, Aniplex made a good move in having the films on there since people who just learned ab...

 
 
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Review: Mob Psycho 100 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set

Mob Psycho 100 was in my top 10 series of 2016. While it it didn’t make it on my Top 5 series of 2016 (which it should have now that I have rewatched it) it was definitely a favorite for me during summer time alongside Shokugeki no So...

 
 
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Review: The Morose Mononokean Blu-ray Set

Anime with Japanese folklore, such as yo-kai, as their concept has always intrigued me. From anime such as Yo-kai Watch to Miyazaki’s famous Spirited Away. I’ve always enjoyed it one way or another. Looking throug...

 
 
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Review: Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Blu-Ray Set

Every anime season despite watching between five and six anime, you already know that you’re always missing a hidden gem, in my case that is Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. It’s been on my watch list for so long, but I just fo...

 
 
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Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Loss

It was really exciting news for me when I found out that the last three Digimon Adventure tri movies were going to hit theaters. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, I couldn’t watch the first movie in theater, so it made me ...

 
 
 
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There's a badass weasel in the next Gundam Build series

It looks 2018 will bring us more Gundam Build shows. So why am I leaving the "Fighters" part out of the title?  Well, it turns out that the next anime about Gunpla battles shall be known as Gundam Build Divers. Based on its prolog...

 
 
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Review: Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me

Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me (also known as Ancien and the Magic Tablet) is an anime film that when under my nose, and perhaps under the nose of many of my acquitances as well, but I’m glad that I finally got to check...

 
 
 
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Review: Mary and The Witch's Flower

I’ve been looking forward to Mary and the Witch’s Flower ever since it was announced. Although it’s not by Studio Ghibli like I originally thought, it’s by Studio Ponoc which consist of with several animators formerl...

 
 
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Tokyo's upcoming Gintama cafe features some golden entrees

So I finally watched Gintama, and it's now one of my favorite comedy anime shows. Part of it is thanks to its whacky cast, along with the series' tendency to surprise its viewers during each episode. On that note, I'd like to thank Jap...

 
 
 
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Impressions: Gun Gale Online Manga Vol. 1

Most of us can agree that Sword Art Online isn’t the best series out there, especially with protagonists like Kirito and Asuna, but it’s spin-off series, Gun Gale Online, is enjoyable. Personally, I like the main character, Kare...

 
 
 
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Impressions: Splatoon Manga Vol. 1

If you’re familiar with the phrase “YOU'RE A KID NOW! YOU'RE A SQUID NOW!” then you are probably familiar with the Splatoon franchise. I haven’t had the opportunity to play too much of Splatoon 2 since I don’t ...

 
 
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Japan's Sukiyaki Pringles sounds a perfect match

The closest thing I've had to sukiyaki (hot pot) was a variation where it replaced the meat with tofu. As a lover of vegetables, the warm meal's mixture of various things felt good and comforting. In fact, it made me interested in the origi...

 
 
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Review: Your Name Blu-Ray Set

So if you were around Japanator last year, you probably stumble upon my Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa as known in Japan) review. Many months later, I finally get my hands of the Blu-ray set of this amazing movie. I will mostly be reviewing the B...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray Sets Parts 1 & 2

So, I had the opportunity to review the manga, now it’s time to tackle the anime. The anime premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on January 7, 2017, at 8 pm EST in the US. Thinking that it was going to take even longer for the Drag...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 2

Around half a year later after the release of the first volume in North America, we get the second volume featuring the rest of the "Universe 6 Arc" and the beginning of the "Future Trunks Arc." Like I stated in my impressions of the first ...

 
 
 
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Impressions: Gabriel Dropout Manga Vol. 1

Looking back, 2017 had a decent start with it’s anime lineup, including Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, Konosuba Season 2, and Gabriel Dropout, which were among my favorite during the first quarter of the year. Many months later, co...

 
 
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Strega's hero teaches us about the importance of commercials

Get ready, people. Garage Hero presents us with an early holiday surprise in the form of a new trailer for their upcoming film, Strega. In other words, Christmas has come early. I love how the video felt like a parody of the commercial...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

So, it has definitely been a while since I last watched a Pokemon movie in theaters. I think I’ve only watched the first and the third movie, and that was when I was in Peru.  I still remember well that my family and I were to Bu...

 
 




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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms"A beautiful tale about immortality"

 

Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set"Travel to the Feudal Era"

 

Ponyo 10th Anniversary"Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea"

 

Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set"Moe Girls in the Military"

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered"The King of Games is Back in Theaters!"

 

Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set"We Call Everything on the Ice 'Love'"

 

Akiba's Trip: The Animation"More disappointing than I expected it to be"

 

Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"IN MY DREAM, LET'S FIGHTING!"

 

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection "Epic fights but lackluster story"

 

Mazinger Z: INFINITY"A Hero's Comeback"

 

Mob Psycho 100 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"Mob? Mob? What do you want? "

 

The Morose Mononokean Blu-ray Set"A Charming Story of Yo-kai"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Loss"The worst out of the five movies out so far"

 

Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me"Do Not Sleep On Napping Princess"

 

Mary and The Witch's Flower"A Charming Story about Witches"

 

Your Name Blu-Ray Set"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!"PIkachu, I Choose you!"

 

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Ransengan Collection Blu-Ray Set"Four Action Packed Movies In One Package!"

 

Ramna 1/2 OVAs & Movies Blu-Ray Set"A Trip Down Memory Lane"

 
 
 
 
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