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How Do Indonesian Otaku Search and Use Information? A Brief Profile of Indonesian Otaku...

KAORI Research Team enquires into how anime fans search for information and what they do with them.

“Astra Lost in Space” Anime Review: A Great Journey to Discover Oneself

With great writing and pacing, the survival sci-fi series, "Astra Lost in Space", becomes a hidden gem within the Summer 2019 season.

Weathering Everyday Armageddon: Apocalyptic Imagination in “Weathering with You”

When "everyday is armagedon and armageddon is everyday,” how can we continue to be motivated to act?

“Weathering With You” Film Review: Understanding Shinkai’s ‘Rebelling on Instinct’ Urge

"Weathering with You" often compared to Makoto Shinkai latest hit "your name" even though they tell completely different stories.

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?

EXCLUSIVE: Interviews With All 4 Anisong Artists at I Love Anisong Sydney 2019!

Back in July, KAORI crew sit down for some talks with the performers of I Love Anisong Sydney 2019.

“Gundala” Film Review: Rough Beginnings for Indonesian Superheroes

The inaugural movie of Bumilangit's own cinematic universe manages to catch lightning in a bottle at first, but fumbles near the finish.

VTuber and Fate Grand Order Dominated Comiket 96

Despite no longer free and has a smaller venue, the enthusiasm for Comic Market is the same as before.

Photos: First in Reiwa Era, Preparation of Comiket 96

See the pictures from the preparation process of Comic Market, the largest comic convention event in the world.

“The Memorandum Of Kyoko Okitegami” Manga Volume 1 & 2 Review: The Sleuths’ Eccentricity...

What makes "The Memorandum Of Kyoko Okitegami" special compared to other detective fictions? Read the review here.

“Promare” Film Review: Studio TRIGGER Blazes Forward

Studio TRIGGER pulls out all the stops in this explosive spectacle that shows just exactly what they're all about.

DARLING in the FRANXX and the Evangelion Lineage

Linking conflicts of interpersonal relationships with battles for the fate of the world places DARLING in the FRANXX in a certain lineage in thinking about the place of technology and the relation between collective and personal spaces.

Interview with Animator Ida Bagus Yoga (guzzu): “I Won’t Recommend Indonesian Animator to Work...

We interviewed Ida Bagus Yoga aka guzzu, a freelance animator from Bali who has been involved in many anime productions.

Rock Along With Franchouchou at ZOMBIE LAND SAGA’s ZK Café

The love for Franchouchou never truly dies at this limited collaboration café where you can eat, drink, and experience ZOMBIE LAND SAGA to your life's fullest.

Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe

Macross music artists past and present come together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert.

Public Survey: Anime Watching Habits in Ramadan

Back in 2018, we asked readers about how ramadan affects their habits in watching anime and playing certain kind of games.

Debunking the Anime Production Myths – Part 1: Introduction

Is it true that budget is the decisive factor for animation quality? KAORI's resident sakuga enthusiast takes a look at this and other common myths about how the anime industry works.

Studio Ghibli to Have Exhibition and Film Screenings in Indonesia in...

Indonesian fans can prepare for the exhibition and film screenings from Studio Ghibli that will be held in 2017!

Love Live! vs IDOLM@STER: An Unnecessary Conflict?

Two groups of idols, one never-ending bickering between the fans. But is it all worth it?