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“SSSS.Dynazenon” Anime Review: What is Something Worth Fighting For?

At the end of the day, SSSS.Dynazenon is a good show. It in fact, very good. But what exactly makes it such a compelling one?

“Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki” Anime Review: Exploring The Paradox of Self-Improvement

What many fans dismiss as "anime for simp," “Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki” turns out to offer important critique about how we perceive self-help products

“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.

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: The Rise and Rise of Ultraman, 55 Years On

Japan's giant hero is now 55 years old and seemingly bigger than ever. What sort of developments for the franchise in recent years led to it's global resurgence?

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

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Anisong Picks – Spring 2016

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

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Published by German Publisher behind "SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell", "Escape From Naraka" is set to be Released in 29 July with a new trailer

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Indonesian virtual YouTubers NIJISANJI ID has three new original songs, each titled Conquer The Night, ODD-Venture, and U do U.

fahmitsu and After Hours Dev to Release “Project Heartbreak” in 2022

Developed in collaboration with Fellow Travelers, fahmitsu and After Hours Dev set to release "Project Heartbreak" in 2022
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Tahoe Games and Toge Production to Release “Rising Hell” in 2021

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

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