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J-music Junction: Who is the Mysterious Rurutia

Rurutia is a mysterious singer/songwriter whose ambient voice can transcend you to another world. She debuted in October 2001 with Itoshigo yo (愛し子よ) and released her first album, R°, in March 2002. Her artist name, Rurutia, derives from the Tahitian word Rorotea, …

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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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Horror Corner Summer Manga Recommendations Part I

It’s summer! And you know what that means….It means it’s time for horror manga in your life! Traditionally, ghost-themed kabuki plays have always been performed in the summer in Japan, as it was thought that the chills sent …

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How to Buy Akihabara’s Canned Oden from a Vending Machine

What is oden and why is it canned? Exploring the shops of Akihabara and budgeting for anime goods can both work up an appetite as well as worries for one’s wallet. Luckily, canned oden provides tasty relief for …

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Cross Game

Anime Love Letters: Transcend the Sports Anime Genre with Cross Game

Baseball, only as a storytelling vehicle Cross Game is a baseball anime in the sense that its main characters play baseball. But unlike shows like Haikyuu or Yuri!!! on Ice, both love letters to the sports they portray, …

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