Weekly round-up

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Welcome back to our weekly round-up, where we set you up for the weekend with a look back at this week’s best bits. That includes headlines from anime land, new stuff around our blog, and the pieces we most enjoyed reading from you guys. For all this, plus a very special guest piece, just keep […]

Japan launches moe campaign to combat climate change

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Japan has made a pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26% before the year 2030, as part of the international agreement on lowering carbon emissions that was reached in Paris in 2015. After a survey conducted by Japan’s Cabinet, it was found that young people were particularly blasé to the dangers of climate […]

News: Classic artworks remixed with moe for fine art homage collection

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Yet another string to the bow of the argument that all art is equal, there’s an artbook being released of 43 professional Japanese illustrators’ interpretations of famous works of fine art. Eshi de Irodoru Sekai no Meiga (or Japanese Contemporary Illustration Artists Meets Old Master Paintings), showcases these many new versions of mainly western artworks, though  Utamaro […]

Bakuon!! and sisterhood as seen through shonen

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Not all viewing seasons are created equally; the flurry of excitement surrounding one isn’t necessarily going to carry over to the next. And if we’re being completely honest, the number of essential or breakout shows each season (or even each year) can usually be counted on one hand. But what you can depend on is […]

Review: Oreimo Series One

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Finding an eroge squirreled away in an anime DVD box befuddles Kyōsuke Kosaka. As far as he knows, it doesn’t gel with anyone in his household. But though she’s avoided suspicion for some time, when faced with the offending article, his little sister Kirino can’t conceal her embarrassment. Since he’s already caught the gist of […]