Spring 2021 Anime: Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood

Information and Commentary from spring 2021 anime Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood.

KAORI Nusantara Anime Preview Guide – Spring 2021

Information and commentary from spring 2021 season anime series

Review

“Pui Pui Molcar” Anime Review: The Little Molcar That Could

At the end of the day, what does this fuzzy, adorable surprise hit that took the internet by storm have to offer to viewers?

“D4DJ First Mix” Anime Review: A Pleasing Addition to The Franchise

"D4DJ First Mix" presents the feel-good tales of the DJ girls with well-integrated songs and emotionally expressive CG animation.

“A Story of Yonosuke” Film Review: Iyashi Narrative and Nostalgia for Pre-90s Japan

With the lack of dramatic tension and minimalistic directing, "A Story of Yonosuke" provides a sense of sincerity that rarely can be found in other films.

“Goodbye Fairy” Novel Review: Culture Shocks in the Footsteps of Hyouka

What happens when the author of "Hyouka" makes a story about a Yugoslavian girl who gets lost in Japan? Find it out in Goodbye Fairy.

“Assault Lily: Bouquet” Anime Review: Can It be a Decent Starting Point for the...

Though giving mixed impressions, can "Assault Lily: Bouquet" still become a decent starting point for this mix-media project?

Event Report

Discussing Social Issue in Japanese Mystery-Thriller Novel With Rikako Akiyoshi in Asian Book Festival

As a part of Asian Book Festival event held by Penerbit Haru, KAORI Nusantara was invited to attend an online discussion with Japanese novelist Rikako Akiyoshi.

Discussing Intercultural Communication with “Satoko and Nada”: A Japanese Studies Centre Public Lecture

What happens when intercultural communication in "Satoko and Nada," a manga about a Japanese and an Arab muslim living together, is discussed in a muslim-majority environment?

Opinion

OPINION – Beyond Rankings: Context Matters in Reading Anime Popularity Polls

The writer argues that proper contexts are necessary to make reasonable readings and conclusions from anime popularity polls

Opinion: Twist and Mystery in “Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou”

How does the new anime in the franchise, "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou" make its twist for longtime audience who has consumed past "Higurashi" media?

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We choose some of the best song from spring 2016 anime series.

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The rogue-lite platformer game "Rising Hell" is planned for PC and console release

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"Coral Island" reached the final goal of their Kickstarter campaign in less than 30 days.

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Indonesian game developer Pendopo Studio has released "Rendezvous" alpha demo on Steam and itch.io

Gamecom Team Releases the Demo of “Parakacuk” on Steam

Before the Indonesian game "Parakacuk" released on 29 October 2021, the demo version has been made available on steam.

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