Anime Archive

Film Review: Final Verdict on Netflix’s Blame!

This review is based only on the animated film adaptation. Fight for human life in Blame!  After nearly ten years of planning, the CG animated film adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s 1998 manga Blame! hit screens globally on May 20 as a Netflix original. Blame! tells …

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Ace of Diamond

Bases Loaded: One Outs VS Ace of Diamond

From Yuri On Ice to Haikyū!!, it seems every conceivable sport has an anime adaptation. Baseball, in particular, has an astounding number of shows dedicated to it. Not everyone likes sports shows, though, with fans of real-life sports …

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Just What is King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm

Sparkle on Ice with King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm Imagine an anime where the characters are boy idols that sparkle while performing magical ice skating routines in various states of nudity. No, this isn’t Yuri!!! on Ice. This …

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Startup Series Part 2: Animeguri with Tokyo Hearth, Inc.

In this series, Around Akiba delves into the world of entrepreneurs building otaku related startups. In Part 1, Around Akiba gave a brief overview of the Startup Weekend Tokyo Anime. Part 2 focuses on Tomonari Kino and Shinya …

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Boku no Hero Academia

Go Beyond: Is My Hero Academia a Good Intro to Anime?

  For the uninitiated, anime can be confusing. It’s full of tropes, determined character types and over-the-top plot lines that can be confusing, even off-putting to newcomers. To hook newcomers, a show has to hit that sweet spot …

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