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King of Prism

Event Report: King of Prism by PrettyRhythm Debuts at LA-AFF

King of Prism by PrettyRhythm, a 2016 cult animated film produced by Tatsunoko Production, debuted for North American audiences at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) on September 16. For this premiere, director Masakazu Hishida and Avex Pictures producer, Hiroko Nishi, attended …

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New Game!! Anime Episode 11 Review: Particularly Refreshing

The eleventh episode of New Game!! brings brought back all of the things that hooked viewers in its first season. By exploring characters’ aspirations in this episode, this episode made the show far more intriguing and may have renewed some …

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Mile Stone booth Wonder Festival 2017

Sneak Peak at Summer Wonder Festival 2017: Milestone’s

Insider’s Guide to Milestone at Tokyo Wonder Festival 2017 The Tokyo Wonder Festival, the world’s largest anime figurine and hobby convention, takes place bi-annually at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. (Yes, the Tokyo Wonder Festival is in Chiba, just like …

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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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