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“Sakura Quest” Anime Review: Promises and Pitfalls of Regional Development

Another original anime from P.A. Works set in the countryside, "Sakura Quest" explores how developing the countryside with tourism is not a simple matter.

Fan Event Culture in Indonesia: Findings and Insight from Greater Jakarta Area

Events are among the more visible manifestations of fan activities, and that also goes for anime fans in Indonesia. We take a portrait of event preferences and habits of anime fans in Indonesia's largest urban region, the Greater Jakarta area.

First Impression: “Kino’s Journey” Manga Vol. 1 – Retreading the Journey in the Beautiful...

This manga adaptation of long-running light novel series "Kino's Journey" takes readers back to the familiar journeys.

“The Promised Neverland” Anime Review: Filled with Cleverly Done Twists

With clever directions that make the twists impactful, "The Promised Neverland" is one of the best and a must watch anime from winter 2019 season.

Anime Review: The Reality of Library Politics in “Library War”

Libraries in real life may not actually take up arms like in this anime, but "Library War" highlights the politics of library and access to information with its conflict.

“Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit” (Sora no Shita Yane no Naka) Manga Review: The...

The experiences of job seeking in Indonesia and Japan feel similar enough to make Sora no Shita Yane no Naka a very relatable manga.

Opinion: Is Sentai in Trouble? The Current State of Super Sentai

Using dinosaur theme for the fourth time and having low toy sales and ratings have caused some concern about the status of the Super Sentai series, but things may not be as bad as they seem.

Meet Five World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Cosplayers in Daisuki! Japan Festival 2019 Malang

International cosplayers with World Cosplay Summit experiences ateended Daisuki! Japan Festival 2019 in Malang. They shared their impressions of Malang cosplay performers and tips for competitive cosplayers.

“Botchan” Novel Review: Natsume Souseki’s Classic a Window to Japan in Times of Change

Written in the time of intense modernization in Japan, "Botchan" captures how Japanese society changes at the time.

Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly: What Purpose Does the Sex Scene Serve?

Indonesian fans were concerned that the sex scene in "Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly" will be censored when the film is shown in Indonesian theatres. How important is the scene, actually?

“Alita: Battle Angel” Film Review: Raising the Bar for Hollywood Manga Adaptation

"Alita: Battle Angel" compares well to previous Hollywood attempts at adapting manga or anime.

KAORI Nusantara (Not) Anime Awards: Celebrating Anime of 2018

KAORI staff look back at the fantastic experiences that 2018 anime has given.

“Mobile Suit Gundam NT” Film Review: A True Theatrical Gundam Experience

What makes a Gundam film a Gundam film? The new "Mobile Suit Gundam NT" that has come to Indonesian cinemas have the answer.

Otakuology: Approaches to Studying Otaku

What can be studied about otaku and how to study them?

Delusion, Satisfaction, and Passion: In Search of the Meaning of Chuuni

The word has been used often since the anime "Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!" was aired, but what is chhuni exactly?

Observation: Depicting Sexual Interaction to Enhance Emotional Intimacy in Visual Novel Adaptations

How does depiction of sexual acts affect the story of visual novel 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!

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.

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?