Anime Archive

Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 6: Swinging Couples

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly Welcome to the Ballroom anime review  “Line of Dance:” Filler and Symbols When we left off, Mako’s feet fit perfectly inside Tatara’s glass slipper as they danced as a pair for the …

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New Game!! Anime Review Episode Five: Character Design and Development

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly New Game!! anime review  Game Development, Character Development The last few episodes of New Game!! have had a strong focus on character progression. The fifth episode is no exception and allows the …

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Dive!! Anime Review Episode 4 & 5: (Kind of Gay) Tensions Building

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly Dive!! anime review  Episode 4: “The Strong Men” This week on Dive!!, an epic rivalry is rekindled… except, well, it’s not so much epic as one-sided and pathetic. (And kind of gay.) …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 4 & 5: Where did Hyōdō Go?

Welcome to the Ballroom remains watchable Last week’s cliffhanger not only presented the first real tension between Tatara and Hyōdō but also promised a role for the show’s most mysterious redhead. After Tatara had taken the injured Hyōdō’s …

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Taishō Yakyuu Musume: Mature, Responsible and Cute

Shows about girls sports teams are rarely made in the West, and of those that are produced, few receive any recognition. Women in sports shows often participate as cheerleaders, romantic interests, and occasionally as a token athlete surrounded …

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