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Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 7

As Harekaze's expedition drags on in the search of her missing fleet, the crew runs low on water. It is then we get these hijinks about what saltwater can do for you, or not. The story carries on despite these distractions as this week, Hig...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 6

Believe it or not, in 6 episodes a lot has happened in High School Fleet. Our high school frosh class of seafarers swept mines, dodged torpedos, avoided cannon fire, foiled mind-control mice, and developed a vaccine for the possible vi...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 5

High School Fleet, in some simple ways, delivers exactly what you expect from a show like this. It might not seem like a tremendous undertaking for a show ostensibly about cute girls doing cute things to give us exactly that, but in this we...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 4

What is the maidens' big trouble on a boat? They ran out of toilet paper. As Harekaze's expedition ran longer than initially expected, the crew listed the supplies they were short of, and it wasn't just torpedoes and depth charges. Haifuri ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 3

When I was growing up I watched a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One of the things I liked about the show was all these naval-style battle scenes where Captain Picard would say stuff like, "fire" or "full to starboard" as if they we...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 2

At the end of episode 1, Haifuri drops its full name and a cliffhanging curve ball--the protagonists are framed as traitors and attacked one of their own. It's good to learn that the second episode keeps up the pace and follows the same for...

 
 
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First Impressions: Haifuri

Keeping up with the news, one thing that I knew about Haifuri before watching the first episode was that it's about a bunch of moe high school girls working as some kind of sea patrol. The soft designs and color schemes on the PR material e...

 
 
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First Impressions: School-Live!

Zombies are played out at this point. Numerous movies, television shows, comics, manga, and anime have been churned out each tackling the genre but failing to do anything interesting for a long time. Each piece of zombie media has their aud...

 
 
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Sure, why not make game about Mushroom Girls?

Really, why not? The last few years have seen a Cambrian Explosion for weird games, and people are now taking notice of good ol' Japan, which has been doing weird for longer than just about anybody. Of course, I could just be undermining ev...

 
 
 
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Celebrate July 4th with some US Navy ship girls!

It's AMERICA day today, and you know what's pretty cool and American? The United States Navy! And you know what cool American thing is grossly underrepresented in Kantai Collection, everyone's favorite strategy game  featuring moe...

 
 
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Dream up a logo for '.moe' domains, win mad bank

Are you ready for .moe to take over the internet? No, not "moe", that weird otaku concept. That's already taken over the internet. I'm talking about ".moe", a new domain being operated by Japanese internet provider Interlink. They're d...

 
 
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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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Review: Blessing of the Campanella

In 2010, Funimation simulcasted a fantasy series called Blessing of the Campanella and then, once concluded, it quietly went away. For months no one brought it up again until 2013 when Right Stuf revealed at a summer convention that they h...

 
 
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Monster Monpiece is heading west, losing some loli cards

Wow. I suppose this is truly the flipside of advocating for more diversity in videogames. After all, there's always the chance that a new type of game might not be something you're into, or even something you dislike. That said, there's so...

 
 
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First Impressions: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren

Wonderful, wonderful Chuunibyou, what a surprise conclusion to 2012's slate of anime you were. It's no secret that I'm quite fussy with the shows that KyoAni pumps out, but this slice-of-life/science fiction/romance/comedy was gripping from...

 
 
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Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll grabs Saki The Nationals

As we're preparing for the 2014 Winter Anime Season, Crunchyroll is getting ready to play their hand in the game known as anime simulcasting. For their first move, Crunchyroll has announced that they're going to simulcast Saki – ...

 
 
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Ron! Next season of Saki gets a teaser trailer

So then folks, who has been keeping up with the Saki anime? Shame on you if you haven't, because it really is the show that caters to everyone's tastes. Moe? Check. Crazy special powers? Check. Not so hidden yuri moments? Check. Mobile sui...

 
 
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Otakon '13: An Interview with Oreimo's creators

To get you ready for the world simulcast of the Oreimo OVAs on Saturday, Japanator chatted up the Oreimo guests at Otakon 2013--light novel author Tsukasa Fushimi, his editor Kazuma Miki, and the director of the anime series Hiroyuki K...

 
 
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Impressions: Stella Women's Academy Class C3

Melding cute girls and an unusual activity of some kind is hardly a new thing. Hundreds of full anime, manga, and book series have been mined from the rich vein of "Girls x [Weird Pastime]", and Gainax's Stella Women's Academy, High Sc...

 
 
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OreImo 2's last episodes to be streamed worldwide

Oh that greedy imouto! We're already approaching the end of OreImo 2's TV run, but in true "modern anime industry" fashion, there are to be several more episodes intended to round the story out at a sweet sixteen outings. The only prob...

 
 
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Girls und Panzer gets the best hug pillow ever

Ah, the dakimakura. Few things in otaku culture are more indicative of one's...*ahem* "power level" than being in possession of a large hug pillow emblazoned with the visage of your 2D spouse. That is, unless you're a fan of old World War I...

 
 
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Panzer vor! Girls und Panzer gets a movie

YES! One of the best shows of 2012 (and 2013, since we're technically allowed to count the belated final two episodes) is getting more. While I'd frankly have been content to see Girls und Panzer laid to rest in its near-perfection as-...

 
 
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This milking game is udderly ridiculous.

Mei is an ambitious girl. When her father was kicked in the head by the horse that was being hitched to take them to her mother’s funeral, Mei had two funerals to attend all of a sudden. Determines not to let the sadness of farm livin...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Tamako Market

Moe can be a hard pill to swallow to a lot of people. For me, I put it into a bowl with sugary cereal and milk and consume in mass quantities. OK, so that was a little over the top. I do enjoy moe shows more than a grown man should, bu...

 
 
 
 
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KyoAni hints at a new Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai work

Prepare to experience love, middle-schooler syndrome, and other delusions once again, because now that Tamako Market has just ended (Josh Totman's Final Impressions are pending), it's time to think of the future. And in Kyoto Animatio...

 
 
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Get yourself some Vanguard Princess in English

Looking for another 2D sprite-based fighter to get your fix, between now and whenever Lab Zero release their Skullgirls DLC? Why not try Vanguard Princess? EigoManga have released an English-localized version of th...

 
 
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Operation Vividgame: Vividred Operation getting PS3 title

We should definitely have expected this, given that Namco Bandai is pretty much the official hub of licensed anime games, but the positive sign here is that based on the screenshots, Vividred Operation: The Game looks much prettier tha...

 
 
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Top 5 Best Eyepatch Gals

[How about another promoted article for this month's Bloggers Wanted? Marlin Clock is on hand to give us the low down on the best eyepatches available on the market, as well as the lovely ladies they are attached to. Hit the jump for an eye...

 
 
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JapanaTen After Dark: Our 10 Favorite Fanservice Fiestas

Had enough of love, romance, and all that other junk? No need for all that gooey cootie-filled stuff? Well, we've got the list feature for you, an opposite number to the tender caresses of a Valentine's Day love-fest. Yes, today's After Dar...

 
 
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Puella Magi Nebula Madoka!

It's like seeing Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich, but way cooler and way nerdier. In true "Ask the White House to build a Death Star" fashion, worshipers of Puella Magi Madoka Magica are seeking to imprint their love ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Tamako Market

Come on in children. The water is a bit murky on the moe end of the anime pool. It’s a bit cold, not at all hot, and there may be warm spots here and there. Tamako Market from Kyoto Animation is finally on the air to hopefully fill th...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb

The festivities at the end of December seem to be at fault for putting off the finale of this show so long, but hey, the Hidamari Sketch ladies didn't appear to be all that fussed about it. It may have been our fourth exciting outing into t...

 
 
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Doll joints! Rozen Maiden getting another anime (desu)

Rejoice, lovers of all things doll-jointed, as the premier doll-joint property is once again returning to the anime scene. Yes, after two previous seasons and a full six-year hiatus, the saga of magical dolls with frilly dresses,...

 
 
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An Open Letter to the Manga and Anime Industry

[The first promoted article for this month's Bloggers Wanted! Charisma and Justice combine for a letter to none other than both anime and manga industries. Follow the jump and give it a read to see if you share the same thoughts! Check...

 
 
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Achtung! Fans make Girls und Panzer World of Tanks skins

It looks like armored-warfare-as-feminine-sport anime Girls und Panzer's making a few waves, not just in the moe crowd, but among military nerds as well, particularly players of Wargaming.net's free-to-play online tank battler World of Tank...

 
 
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Demon Gaze trailer is filled with anime girls

Upcoming Vita dungeon crawler, Demon Gaze, doesn't look particularly different from other games in the genre. Players take a party of homegrown characters into first person 3D dungeons and explore the depths of each level for goodies and u...

 
 
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Time for a winner: Toki Onjouji wins Saimoe 2012

And it's over! The official 2ch Saimoe 2012 tournament is over (as of a couple of days ago, really), and we have a winner! According to the whims of the internet and the deadly organization of the pro-Saki voting bloc, it seems 2012's ...

 
 




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