Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 11: Onto the Second Heat

Around Akiba proudly presents Welcome to the Ballroom anime review episode 11, “Evaluation.” A long way to mastery, but intriguing enough to hold attention. With so much focus on the Gaju/Shizuku-Tatara/Mako rivalry, Welcome to the Ballroom’s past four episodes has convinced …

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Around Akiba Food: Taste Taiyaki at Kuriko-an

Ok, here’s a riddle: what’s fishy, warm, and filled with beans? Stumped? Say hello to taiyaki. What is Taiyaki? Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake often filled with red bean paste, custard, cream, or even chocolate. In Japanese, the …

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New Game!! Anime Review Episode 10: Back to Basics

After a dalliance with fan service, episode 10 of New Game!! returns to the series’ roots. Gone are the meandering subplots, rampant fanservice, and drama for drama’s sake. Instead, this week’s episode shows the reality of games design, …

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Around Akiba Food: Dip into Tsukemen with GAKU

It’s no joke to say ramen has taken the world by storm. From instant noodle flavors to suit taste buds in Mexico to $20 bowls in New York, ramen has roamed far and wide from its Japanese (and, potentially …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 10: Stumbling Along

Around Akiba proudly presents Welcome to the Ballroom anime review episode 10, “Voltage.” We left off with Mako blooming at Tatara’s expense at the Tenpei Cup finals, with Gaju and Shizuku up next with their solo heat. Though …

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